The much-loved Beauty and the Beast star favours moderation when it comes to her fitness…
- Take stretching seriously: The star is a certified yoga instructor and incorporates stretching into every workout.
- Keep it quick: Emma opts for tough 30-minute workouts each day rather than longer sessions. These include stretching, strength and a ‘stillness’ component during her cool down.
- Work that core: She loves using exercise balls to work her core, as the unsteady surface challenges stabilising muscles.
- Strike a balance: Emma is a huge believer in moderation, sticking to clean proteins, wholegrains and plant-based foods most of the time, but happily indulging in her favourite foods (think pizza and Mexican) whenever the mood strikes.
Include these three stability moves into your strength routine to sculpt your core like Emma:
Side reach on ball:
Rest your back on an exercise ball, with knees bent and feet rooted on the ground. Starting with arms straight and neck and shoulders raised, reach one hand towards your knees, extending the opposite side of your body. Pause for a moment then straighten back up and reach the opposite hand towards your knees. Pause for a moment then return to your starting position. Aim for three sets of 10-16 reps.
Lying jack knife:
Lie on your back with arms and legs extended. Secure an exercise ball between your calves. Pull your abs in towards your spine, then – keeping your back against the floor – draw arms and legs together until hands touch shins. Pause for a moment then lower back down to your starting position. Aim for three sets of 10-16 reps.
Position yourself in front of an exercise ball. Rest feet on the ball and push back until your body forms a straight line from shoulders to ankles. Keeping arms straight, draw your knees in towards your chest, pulling the ball with you as you move. Pause for a moment then extend back out to your starting position. Aim for three sets of 10-16 reps.