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The secret to honing a hot and healthy figure (and living life to the full!) is all about balance, reveals Australian beauty

Miranda Kerr has it all. Fact. She’s a super-successful Victoria’s Secret model, doting mother and married to one of the most gorgeous men on the planet, actor Orlando Bloom. She’s the kind of woman you’d love to hate – if you weren’t won over by her sunny, can-do attitude.

Description: She’s a super-successful Victoria’s Secret model

She’s a super-successful Victoria’s Secret model

Just like the title of her new Reebok campaign ‘Satisfaction’ suggests, the 29-year-old Australian is one seriously happy lady. Miranda’s latest venture sees her step up as the face of the sportswear giant’s iconic EasyTone footwear range, a truly apt role given her love of fitness and all things healthy. ‘I like to work out because it makes me feel good,’ she says simply . ‘I think that health is wealth.’

While most of us struggle to strike a balance between our personal and professional lives, Miranda seems to find juggling her career with caring for her 18-month-old son Flynn and spending quality time with her hubby a breeze. When she’s not working, life is all about the slow lane: ‘I love being in nature – growing up in Australia, the beach has always been a big part of my life and I feel very at home and happy there,’ she reveals. She’s got it all figured out… So, what’s Miranda’s formula for a beautiful body and life?

Yoga Baby

It’d be tempting to put Miranda’s scorching hot figure down to good genes, but she works hard at keeping her curves in runway-ready shape. ‘I try to do at least half an hour of yoga every day and then I add in Pilates and some strength training with weights and resistance bands,’ Miranda says. ‘I’m into strength and toning and get my cardio from walking.’

And she’s no newcomer to the fitness scene, either – Miranda’s had a long relationship with exercise. ‘I was a gymnast when I was younger and I’ve always liked being active and conditioning my body, ’ she confesses.

Description: ‘I’m into strength and toning and get my cardio from walking.’

‘I’m into strength and toning and get my cardio from walking.’

There’s no doubt workouts have played a huge role in sculpting Miranda’s trademark lithe limbs and toned abs, but the Victoria’s Secret Angel doesn’t work out solely for the body-beautiful benefits – it helps her deal with her busy workload, too. ‘It can be a challenge, especially after travelling or if my schedule is hectic, but I think about how good I’m going to feel afterwards,’ she explains. ‘Working out keeps me mentally fit and positive, so I know I just have to get on and do it. It’s important to take care of yourself, because then you can perform at your optimum.’

Healthy Habits

Unlike many stars in the spotlight, Miranda isn’t a fan of fad diets and takes a realistic approach to nutrition, eating everything in moderation. ‘I think that life is about a balance and it’s really important to not deprive yourself of something because if you do, you crave it even more,’ she says.

Her super-healthy attitude is based on her practical knowledge of food: ‘I studied nutrition so I’ m a certified health coach,’ she reveals. ‘I’m licensed to teach people about healthy eating habits and what not to eat. I love food that’s full of life; raw and organic.’

Description: ‘I think that life is about a balance and it’s really important to not deprive yourself of something because if you do, you crave it even more,’ she says.

‘I think that life is about a balance and it’s really important to not deprive yourself of something because if you do, you crave it even more,’ she says.

A world away from the cliché of a starving model, it’s clear that food is one of the joys of Miranda’s life. ‘I love to have people over to the house and cook for them and have dinner parties, ’ she says. ‘I cook anything – fish, a roast – it really depends on who’s coming and what they feel like and what my husband feels like eating,’ she says.

A devotee of exotic foods, she also piles her plate with antioxidant-rich fruit. ‘There are so many superfoods which are amazing – coconut, blueberries, noni,’ she lists. ‘We have a vegetable patch in Los Angeles so I pick veggies from there. I also love kale, spinach, fennel, avocado – I like to eat clean,’ she confesses. We like her style! Miranda wears Easy Tone as part of her fitness routine. Easy Tone is available from JJB and retailers nationwide.

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Get your rear in gear!

Try Miranda’s bottom-toning workout

Butt Kick

 Wearing 1kg ankle weights, begin on all fours with your forearms resting on the floor, and lift one leg up to bottom height.

 Kick out to the side and straight back, keeping your foot flexed.

 Complete three sets of 12 reps then repeat using your other leg.

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Butt kick

Leg Circles

 Lie on your side with your legs together, wearing 1kg ankle weights.

 Lift the top leg and, engaging your bottom, perform small circles in a clockwise direction.  

Repeat 12 times clockwise, then 12 times anticlockwise. Repeat on the other leg.

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Leg circles

Leg Lift

 Starting on all fours, stretch one leg out behind you.

 Lift your leg up, then back to the start position. Then bring your leg out to one side and back, then to the other side and back.

 Complete 3 sets of 12 reps on each leg.

 

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