Revealed! Nigella's weight loss secret

08 October 2008


As the hostess with the most-ess at the launch of her husband's new art gallery, we expected Nigella Lawson to be the centre of attention.
And even Lily Allen's amazing Louis Vuitton platform shoes couldn't detract from how fantastic The Domestic Goddess herself looked in her figure-hugging Donna Karan dress and nine-year-old Gina shoes. Nigella confessed to Grazia that she had, in fact, dropped two dress sizes - and put it all down to the fact that she has taken up a hot new exercise class called TenPilates.
‘I have been doing TenPilates for the last few months and it's been great - I've lost quite a bit of weight,' she told us at the launch party for the new Saatchi gallery last night. ‘It's a combination of cardio work and Pilates and it's very hard, and sometimes I think I hate the instructor as he really pushes me - but it's worth it as it gets such great results.
'I've recommended some of my friends do it as well, and so Claudia Schiffer has got really into it now, as have Jemima Khan and Laura Bailey. Claudia did it to get in shape for her nude calendar.'
TenPilates is a 55-minute workout which combines regular core-strengthening Pilates exercises with light cardio and freeweights. With his mix of super-toning, reformer-based Pilates exercises, plus free weights and cardio elements, creator David Higgins promises to flatten your tummy, improve your posture and make your limbs look leaner and longer within ten sessions - most of the classes are held in his Ladbroke Grove studio, but he has just opened a new space in nearby Chiswick.


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