Model Lara Worthington has revealed the Pilates workout she swears by while stuck in the New South Wales coronavirus lockdown, and she’s not the only celebrity fan.
The 34-year-old credits one online workout program in particular for keeping her fit at home: Fluidform Pilates.
Sydney celebrity trainer Kirsten King is the brains behind the workout that promises to make a real difference to your overall core strength and general tone.
Model Lara Worthington (pictured) has revealed the Pilates workout she swears by while stuck in the New South Wales coronavirus lockdown, and she’s not the only celebrity fan
The 34-year-old credits one online workout program in particular for keeping her fit at home: Fluidform Pilates, designed by Kirsten King (pictured)
Sydney celebrity trainer Kirsten King is the brains behind the workout that promises to make a real difference to your overall core strength and general tone (pictured training clients)
Fluidform at Home, which starts from $30 per month, offers over 100 custom-made programs designed by Kirsten, that promise big physical and mental change.
‘I have worked out a way to implement exercise into my daily routine by streaming workouts from Fluidform Pilates, which I highly recommend,’ Lara told Who Magazine.
‘Now that I am in Sydney, I do Fluidform Pilates with Kirsten King three to four times a week.’
In a typical Fluidform at Home class, you can expect a dynamic flow routine that features work with resistance bands, a Swiss ball and sliding mats, all of which are provided with your membership fee.
The workouts are suitable for all, from beginner to advanced level, and you can also follow the program if you’re pre or post-natal.
Fluidform at Home, which starts from $30 per month, offers over 100 custom-made programs designed by Kirsten, that promise big physical and mental change (Kirsten King pictured)
A typical week of Fluidform Pilates workouts
Typically, Kirsten works out five times a week and enjoys two rest days (pictured exercising with Pip Edwards)
Day one: Start the week with a total body workout
Day two: Do an arms and abs blast
Day three: Another total body workout
Day four: Follow our 12 minute disc series, doing 3 rounds in total
Day five: Finish off your fifth day doing another total body workout
Day six & seven: Rest days
Kirsten’s promise: ‘As you move through the calendars you will find your body getting strong and your muscles leaner, focusing on those tricky to tone areas, in particular a stronger core, more defined thighs, abs, arms and a lifted butt by concentrating on activating those hard-to-reach muscles.’
Founder Kirsten King previously told FEMAIL that you don’t need to work out for long periods of time in order to see results:
‘I’m a strong believer in consistent, regular movement,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Moving your body for just 20 to 30 minutes each day is much more beneficial than working out for an hour once or twice a week.
‘This is what I practice personally between juggling work and home – I’ve found that as long as I get 20 minutes a day in, I can keep my body in good condition and functioning well.’
In any given week, Kirsten herself typically trains on five days.
She usually does a full-body workout on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and focuses on her arms and abs on a Tuesday, and a 12 minute disc series on Thursday.
‘I’m a strong believer in consistent, regular movement,’ Kirsten (pictured) told FEMAIL, adding that all you need is between 20 and 30 minutes
Lara isn’t the only fan of the Pilates workout.
Kirsten King is responsible for for training the likes of Pip Edwards, Georgia Fowler, Elle Ferguson and Nicole Warne in Sydney, and insists no studio like hers exists anywhere else in the world.
Previously, Kirsten shared the one move you should be doing at home to ensure you stay fit and toned in lockdown: the ‘isometric hold’.
Instead of hunting down weights and fitness equipment at the likes of Rebel Sports and Kmart, Kirsten said you should instead try an ‘isometric hold’ (pictured)
‘Hot tip! So everyone is searching for the last piece of workout equipment in Australia or the world,’ Kirsten said.
‘Whether it is ankle weights, Swiss balls, magic circles or weights we are all in search BUT I want to share something with you.
‘You don’t need them to engage muscles, create tone and build strength.’
Instead of hunting down weights and fitness equipment at the likes of Rebel Sports and Kmart, Kirsten said you should instead try an ‘isometric hold’.
Kirsten (pictured working out) said you don’t need lots of gym equipment in order to see results in the gym
‘This is where you take your body into a position usually at the halfway point of the exercise where the muscles are engaged or active,’ she said.
‘You then hold this position (hold still with no movement) and continue to work the muscles for about 45 seconds.
By doing this ‘isometric hold’, you will be building muscle slowly.
Once you’ve held it for 45 seconds, then begin to complete the exercises you were going to do and finish with another 45-second hold.
‘This can be done for any exercise and any muscle group,’ Kirsten explained.
‘If you practice the method, I can promise you there is no need for any weights to create burn in the muscle and a change in your body.’
The Pilates instructor concluded: ‘Let’s be honest, we all really want to walk out of ISO [sic] as a hotter, fitter, healthier version that when we walked in.
‘When you friends see you, you want them to say, “Damn girl, you look good!” ‘
Kirsten also illustrated several isometric hold’ styles you can try, including legs suspended in the air, a crab-like hold and even a knee tuck.
For more information about Fluidform at Home, you can visit the website here.