Zöe Salmonis a Northern Irish television presenter who is famously known as the host of the children’s television programme Blue Peter from 2004 to 2008. She also appeared on Dancing on Ice in early 2009 and was crowned Miss Northern Ireland in 1999 while studying for a law degree from Queen’s University.
As we welcome the new Year 2019, lets check out this wonderful conversation with Zoe Salmon and Women Fitness President, Namita Nayyar.
You have had an incredible career kicking off with you becoming Miss Northern Ireland in 1999, before turning to presentation, where you co-hosted iconic children’s show Blue Peter to 2004 until 2008, and then went on to appear as a contestant on Dancing On Ice in 2009. If you had to define your journey in one sentence what would it be?
Smile big, dream big and work hard.
Quote “I absolutely love dancing, it’s by far my most favourite type of activity.” Unquote. Your slender legs and washboard abs have been the talk of the town. Give us 5 tips to get a physique like yours?
Firstly, thank you so much! Yes dancing has always been my favourite hobby because it’s so much fun, it never feels like exercise! Filming ITV’s ‘Dancing On Ice’ was a dream come true for me to learn an olympic sport and to be trained by the best – gold olympians Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean. I trained every single day for months and was probably in the best shape I’ve ever been in. I’m hoping that one day soon I’ll get my ice-skates back on but in the meantime these are my best tips.
- Exercise: Generally I go to the gym Monday to Friday and then rest at weekends. My staple workouts include weight lifting classes, HIIT, Pilates and reformer Pilates. I have a personal training session once a week.
- Keep mixing things up: I like to vary my workouts and try to add in a new activity every few months; recently I’ve tried ballet, boxing and tennis. I’m also partial to some hula hooping!
- Nutrition: Although exercise is a vital component to a healthy physique, nutrition is equally as important. During the week I’m usually strict about my nutrition and then I let my body have ‘treats’ at the weekends.
- Sleep: It’s difficult to always get those recommended 8 hours per night but I try my best to get as close as possible. We must never underestimate the power of sleep and it’s impact on us mentally and physically. My body composition statistics will fluctuate drastically if I’ve had a week with poor sleep.
- Fresh air: I like to go on a weekly walk, although it’s light and simple exercise I find it both relaxing and great for the mind, body and soul. A coastal walk relaxes me so much and I always sleep so well afterwards.
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