You’ll need big balls for this workout – well, one, actually
The humble Swiss ball has experienced every actor’s worst nightmare – being pigeonholed by a single programme. Years spent as the star of One Born Every Minute beneath heavily pregnant women have left its rep as a piece of challenging workout kit in the shade. And yet it boasts benefits to rival high-tech gym equipment. ‘It works the same areas as a reformer machine,’ explains Pilates instructor Rosie Gregory. ‘To stay balanced, you’ll engage deep core layers rather than superficial muscles – this strengthens your pelvic floor, transverse abdominis (beneath your visible abs) and spinal stabilisers.’ Get started with Rosie’s five moves – you’re guaranteed to have a ball.