So, full disclosure: I’m not happy with the size of my bum. Looking back, my whole adult life has been dedicated to shrinking my generously proportioned bottom. But all that hard work has been in vain and my derrière remains, well, less than dainty. But I shouldn’t be too hard on my arse. It’s got me through marathons and triathlons, plus it helps me squat and deadlift weights even the fittest male gym-goers would be proud of. All of which has helped me reach a conclusion: this self-imposed butt shaming stops now. I’m going to celebrate my sizeable behind. And it all starts with this issue of Women’s Health, which we’ve dedicated to the bum. Whatever size or shape yours is, we ask you to celebrate it. When we decided to create our first ever Butt Issue, there was only one woman we could envisage on the cover – the original #fitspo superstar and owner of the most glorious arse on Instagram: Jen Selter. New Yorker Jen, who flew to London especially for our shoot, has a combined audience of 33 million on social media (that’s just 1.5 million fewer than Donald Trump’s Twitter/instagram total) and gains 8,000 followers a day, with her posts attracting hundreds of thousands of comments and likes. So, yes, she deserves the title of Queen of the Influencers. And before you ask: yes, her ass is all real. I should know; I saw it in the flesh. It wiggles and jiggles in all the right places, yet it is perfectly pert in every way. She shares her three killer moves for a sculpted butt on page 37. If you’re after a more comprehensive workout for your rear, the team at Frame have created the ultimate plan for a perky posterior. We’re not talking about shrinking your bum – I love mine now, after all. This four-week workout is designed to lift and define your cheeks to perfection, whatever its size. Okay, enough about bums. There’s lots of other stuff in this issue to get your teeth into. Been eating your spinach raw? More fool you, according to our feature on page 41. And check out our essential guide to selecting your new signature summer scent on page 89. Can’t guarantee it’ll be sunny; can guarantee you’ll smell good enough to eat. Oh, and have you booked your ticket for our Fit Night Out event in London this October? Half the tickets are already gone, so act quickly or you’ll miss out on the wellness event of the year (see page 123).
Claire Sanderson / Editor Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @c_l_sanderson Check out our new Instagram Style Spy feature on page 107. Wowed by one of the looks? Buy it, wear it, post it using #whstylespy