You have an incredibly fit and healthy body. Share with our viewers, the workout routine that comprise your fitness regime on a daily basis?
I always looked after myself. I think to us dancers it comes naturally because we put ourselves through so much. I was always into healthy eating and recently turned vegan. I absolutely love being vegan and it gave me so much energy for my tour! I was worried before I wouldn’t be able to perform well being vegan but actually it has the opposite effect.
I’m also a big yoga fan. I have been doing it since I moved to the USA in 2001. My body always responded well to it and it was always part of my training during competitive years and during Strictly. After I had Mila I went back to yoga to get back in shape and strengthen my core. I even finished a training course and became a qualified yoga instructor. Now I put together my own courses which is a combination of yoga and dance specifically designed for women after pregnancy and for those with weak core and lower back. I want to help everyone who feel insecure just how I felt after having a baby so I’m so happy that my classes can give that confidence back. You can check out my yoga classes at bespokeballroom.com
In an interview you said that going vegan helped you shed the last of your baby weight. Tell us more about how turning vegan can help change one’s body and life? 5 favourite vegan foods on the move?
I was vegetarian a long time ago when I was in my 20s. But it was a hard diet to maintain as I was competing all over the world and at that time there wasn’t that many options on the go. I went back to eating fish and poultry however I always loved loads of fruit and veggies.
About a year ago, my partner Ben Cohen got a glandular fever and sepsis. It was totally awful as he was so unwell. One of our friends suggested to go on vegan diet to help body to recover and cleanse. I decided to do it together with Ben and never looked back! Ben loved it too and stayed vegan for 6 months. He instantly felt better and believes it helped him to recover quicker.
I just feel very light and full of energy on vegan food. I lost my baby weight being vegan without starving myself so I totally love this diet. I also feel I’m doing my bit toward environmental protection of our planet.
5 vegan foods on the move
- Hummus and carrots
- Mixed nuts
- Fruit snack or dried fruit
- Coconut based shake or yogurt
You possess a glowing skin and beautiful hair – Share with us your skincare and hair morning & night routine? One must have skin product in your bag?
I believe my healthy diet which is rich in natural protein and complex carbs definitely helps me with over all look. I also love Forever living Aloe Vera products. Their natural skin care is amazing and I use it all year around. My must have is Aloe Vera gel which I take every morning on empty stomach with glass of water. It gives my body a great kick start for the day. I have being doing this for many years and totally believe it helps me with cleansing my body.