Corrie's Samia Ghadie and her partner Sylvain share their keep trim and toned workout secrets. Legs, bums and tums watch out!
They say ‘the couple that sweats together, stays together.’ And if Samia Ghadie, 32, (aka Corrie’s Maria) and her partner Sylvain Longchambon, 34, are anything to go by, that sounds about right.
Having met when Samia was partnered with Sylvain, a professional ice skater, on the 2013 series of Dancing on Ice, their relationship was founded on fitness and have shared one of their exercise routines in our celebrity workouts special.
But Samia reveals she never went to the gym before she met Sylvain. ‘I’ve always been pretty health conscious, but before I met Sylvain I never went,’ say Samia. So does she love working out with her beau? ‘Yes, it makes it more fun. It’s a lot more motivating for me to have him stood at the side telling me what to do.’
And apparently Samia is a very good student – Sylvain has now given up professional skating for personal training. ‘She’s very good. She knows she has to listen to me,’ he laughs. ‘She’s always happy to train and I don’t have to push her too much.’
When she’s training Samia likes to focus on working out her bum and tum – ‘you know, round where your muffin top is.’ Just for the record Samia has no muffin top. So her regime must be paying off. Thankfully Samia has shared her workout secrets with us.
Samia Ghadie’s legs, bums and tums blitz exercise routine
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift your bum and hips off the floor to get into a bridge position. Lift your left leg straight up in the air, then lower it back down to the floor, keeping your foot flexed all the time. After you’ve completed 20 reps, repeat on the other side.
The side plank
Lie on your right hand side. Push up onto your right forearm and feet, getting into a side plank. Lift your left leg up as high as you can, then bring it back dwon to talmost touch your right leg. After you’ve completed 20 reps, repeat on the other side.
The leg raiser
Lie on your left side with your left leg stretched out straight. Bring your right leg over it, with your foot on the floor, and your knee bent. Rest your head down on your left arm so you don’t hurt your neck. Lift your left leg up and down, keeping it straight, without touching down on the floor in between. After you’ve completed 20 reps, repeat on the other side.