How a celebrity trainer stays lean on holidays

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Keeping fit and healthy on holidays is always a challenge. You pack all your best intentions but once you land in a tropical destination, pulling on your sneakers and lycra doesn’t seem as appealing as it did back home.

We asked our resident celeb trainer, Cassey how she earned her cocktail credits on a recent two-week trip to Bali – and she’s the first to admit she chose the destination as much for the amazing food and margaritas as for the waves and pool villa life, so she had to work hard on staying fit while she was away!

Cassey’s top 3 tips for a toned & lean holiday bod

  1. It’s all about keeping it simple and making your sessions fit in around your holiday, not the other way around; don’t drag yourself into your tights and haul your butt to the hotel gym – that just feels like a job! Get creative with mini workouts you can do in your bikini by the pool, in the backyard of your villa, while you’re out exploring, or in your bedroom before your day begins.
  2. My best trick is to take 10 minutes every morning pre-breakfast, or in the evening before dinner to do a few reps and fire up your metabolism. If you’re feeling super motivated, do both; one at each end of the day before your biggest meals.
  3. Look for ways to stay active throughout the day – long walks to explore the area, surf lessons, hikes to remote places, or just a wander through the local markets will make a big difference.


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Here are two workouts to try next time you fly!

Cass filmed two days of her Bali workouts while she was away – day one is a toning session and day two is cardio (no running, our favourite!).

Both workouts are short, simple and use only your bodyweight, so you can do them anywhere to get your muscles fired up and your heart pumping.

Make sure you watch the video to nail the right technique, then print and pack these ideas for your next trip.

Make sure you have a cold fresh coconut and pool dip planned as a reward!

Workout 1 – Toned In 10!

Complete 10 reps of each exercise on the list below

  • 10 x Walking Lunges
  • 10 x Single Leg Dead Lift
  • 10 x Pool laps of Lateral Shuffles
  • 10 x Tricep Push Up to walk
  • 10 x Beyonce Hip Raises (10 per side)
  • 10 x Crunch to leg extension (10 per side)

Rest 30s and repeat once or twice more


Workout 2 – Quick Cardio

Spend 20s on each move below with no rest in between. Complete 4 rounds for an epic 8-minute cardio workout!

  1. Drop Squats
  2. Athletics Skaters
  3. Physco Star Jumps
  4. Mountain Climbers
  5. Frog Squat Jumps
  6. High Knees
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