The best bit? You do it in your kitchen.
You don’t become one of the world’s most recognised faces (nor score a Reebok campaign) without a few body-toning tricks in your bag.
And this is no exception for Gigi Hadid who’s simple hack with a Post-it note keeps her butt looking perky.
“Recently for the VS show, I put a sticky note in my kitchen, and every time I walked past the sticky note, I had to do 15 squats,” the model of the moment told US Cosmopolitan.
“It’s a good trick because it reminds you that you have to have integrity with yourself. No one else is watching, so I have to just do it for myself.”
So of all the exercises why did Gigi choose squats? “Very few exercises utilise as many muscles as squats,” certified personal trainer Claire Falconer told my Body + Soul.
“They’re an excellent multi-purpose move and are useful for toning, tightening and strengthening your full body from your behind, abs, and, of course, your legs – both your hamstrings and quads. They also improve your core strength.”
“Squats have also been shown to help increase upper body strength. When squats are performed correctly, they have the ability to trigger the release of testosterone and human growth hormone – and both of these are vital for aiding muscle growth,” Falconer adds.
To perform the perfect squat, stand with your feet directly under your hips. Slowly drop down as low as possible into a full squat, taking your hips back and extending your knees out over your toes as you go. Then drive out of your heels to return to the start position.
The takeaway? Besides from squatting in the kitchen, never underestimate the power a little reminder on the fridge can have. Whether it be to do a quick exercise routine or it acts as that extra encouragement to avoid that tray of mince pies.
December 16, 20168:06am