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Holly Willoughby's 5 simple fitness secrets revealed

The DOI presenter has kept her workout regime under wraps

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Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
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Holly Willoughby has always remained tight-lipped about the diet and fitness secrets she swears by to stay in shape.

The presenter has a busy work life, juggling her Dancing on Ice hosting duties with media appearances and running her lifestyle business, Wylde Moon. She's also a mum to children Harry, Chester and Belle, so her family life with husband Dan Baldwin undoubtedly also keeps her on her feet. But how else does she keep fit? We're taking a look at some of the lessons we've learned from the TV star's exercise regime….

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Try not to compare yourself to others

The TV presenter explained her silence when it comes to her diet and exercise regime to Prima magazine in 2017. She said: "I actually avoid talking about my diet and exercise regime because I have interviewed so many people affected by eating disorders and I know that some people in chat rooms can really fixate on other people's diets.

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"I just can't contribute to that. As long as I'm healthy, that's good enough for me. I'm quite active and I try not to let the way I look be the main focus because it's not the most important thing."

Ultimately, Holly encourages people not to compare themselves to one another, which can be easy to do when first starting out on your fitness journey.

Have fun with it

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Holly showed off her impressive flexibility on Instagram

Holly is said to love Pilates, which she first started after welcoming her second child, daughter Belle, in 2012. She embarked on weekly sessions at her home with fitness guru Lynne Robinson, the director of London-based Body Control Pilates.

Lynne told The Sun at the time: "I worked with Holly for several months, teaching her privately at her home once a week. Holly had postnatal matwork classes which concentrated on strengthening and toning her core." She added: "The exercises help trim the waist and flatten the stomach."

But she also revealed Holly had fun with her workouts! "With Holly, I really enjoyed teaching her, we always made sure we had a bit of a giggle as well," she told HELLO!.

Holly was recently spotted doing yoga - upside down! The star was doing the Inverted Butterfly position, said to boost circulation, promote healing and help detoxify tissue.

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The TV star often shops at Marks & Spencer

Invest in comfortable workout gear

As well as wearing gorgeous outfits on This Morning, Holly also owns plenty of comfortable clothes that are suitable for working out, including these chic black leggings and matching black top she was pictured wearing back in 2019. And we're willing to bet she shops at Marks & Spencer since she's a brand ambassador!

Shop Holly's go-to look:

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Go Move gym leggings, £25, Marks & Spencer


We wonder if Holly and her co-star Ruth Langsford share shopping tips when it comes to their athleisure choices since Ruth has also revealed she buys her sports bras from the store...

It doesn't have to be boring

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Holly enjoys swimming, skiing, pilates and more fun activities

Who said working out has to be limited to the gym? From walking the kids to school to skiing holidays and swimming, Holly has proven there are plenty of fun and easy ways to exercise.

The blonde beauty loves her annual summer holiday, and she shared a few glimpses into her family's activities. Several photos show the star dressed in swimsuits and diving into the pool – and the idea of swimming a few lengths in the sunshine certainly is a more appealing way of squeezing in some cardio than running on a treadmill!

You can't always stick to a routine

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The mum-of-three suggested she exercises more now her children are growing up

Routines are not necessarily easy to follow when you have work or childcare commitments! Holly revealed on Lorraine she has more time for fitness as her kids get older. She said: "The children are a little bit older, so I've got a little bit more time for myself and I'm always one of those people that if you feel happy and healthy that's all that matters."

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