Scarlett Moffatt from I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is has a new fitness DVD Scarlett’s Superslim Me Plan [DVD] based on the plan that helped her lose three stone and drop six dress sizes. Healthista’s Anna Baron tried it
I was in desperate need of a good workout after a long week and was thrilled to try this DVD out. In the Scarlett’s Superslim Me Plan there is a suggested meal plan and one full workout. I cleared away the furniture in my blue carpeted living room while my five flatmates sat down for some free entertainment and I got to work.
The Food Plan
Scarlett’s Superslim Me Plan, created by weight loss expert David Souter included 28 different meal or snack ideas to supplement your fitness journey. There are recipes for multiple breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items included. It was recommended to choose one breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack per day along with the option of either 300 mL of skimmed milk or two small fat-free yogurts.
The diet plan aims to stay at 1,350 calories a day with each of the breakfasts being 250 calories,
The diet plan aims to stay at 1,350 calories a day with each of the breakfasts being 250 calories, the lunches being 350 calories, the dinners being 450 calories and the snacks being 200 calories. Some of the options are a Tomato Omelette, Grilled Salmon with Salad, Sushi and Fruit, a Steak Supper, Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables and Chicken, Homemade Banana Ice Cream with Berries along with Dried Fruits and Nuts.
I convinced one of my flatmates to try it with me which was a fun way to stay motivated throughout the workout. The workout (created by Scarlett’s fitness trainer Lee Constantinou) Moffatt claims could help you lose seven and a half pounds in the first week.consists of eight Superslim sections with a warm-up and a cool-down separately. You can either play through the whole thing or go one by one at your own pace. It is recommended that you do as much of the workout as you can four times a week while following the diet plan as well.
Scarlett’s Superslim Me Plan felt really similar to a cardio-kickboxing class with a different name. As a trained cardio-kickboxing instructor I am familiar with the movements so I grasped the exercises quite quickly. In contrast it was harder for my flatmate, who had never taken a cardio-kickboxing class, to get the rhythm down. After you master the rhythm the routines get much easier, just stick with it.
As the sections went on the workout had the flow of a normal group fitness class. The exercises that were demonstrated in the warmup got more and more complex with added variations as the workout continued, with variations on cross punches, jabs, boxer shuffles, kicks, mountain climbers and other things. For example, a left cross punch would turn into a left block, cross punch, shuffle then switch to the right side and repeat. Scarlett and Lee do a great job of demonstrating and explaining each individual movement. My flatmate and I had no trouble continuing with the variations.
A typical Superslim Section was a set of squats, cross-punches, jabs, and some floor work. Throughout the each there would be one to two repetitions of each exercise within the short 5-7 minutes it lasted and then you would move onto the next section which would be harder than the last.
A typical Superslim Section was a set of squats, cross-punches, jabs, and some floor work.
Throughout the workout Lee and Scarlett would give variations on individual exercises for more advanced and less advanced participants. If there was a side step that included a jump, Scarlett would do the jump and Lee would show an easier version for those who aren’t ready for the advanced exercise. This is great for those who are just getting back into fitness and unsure of their ability level.
The last section, Superslim Section 8, was solely an ab workout. It was a combination of floor exercises dedicated to strengthening the front ab muscles. This was done through a series of exercises including leg drops, bicycles and crunches while pulsing, my abs were sore after this section. I found that this was a typical ab workout and would have liked some variation. In cardio-kickboxing there is a lot that you can do throughout the workout to strengthen abs rather than just at the end.
Afterwards my legs had a distinct burn especially my quads, hamstrings and butt. Which just meant I could skip out on the run my flatmates were going on after. It was convenient that the workout didn’t include any equipment, making it portable and perfect for taking on holidays or for someone like me living in a small flat with five other people. Each of the sections were at most seven minutes long which was nice so that you could create a shorter workout if you needed to, but it was also hard because within those seven minutes there were no breaks.
if you don’t like doing the same exercises throughout the workout then this probably isn’t the right workout for you
I particularly love workout classes so I enjoyed the repetition of the exercises but if you don’t like doing the same exercises throughout the workout then this probably isn’t the right workout for you. Same goes for cardio, if you are someone who struggles with cardio this probably isn’t something that you would enjoy. But do not let that deter you, there is the option of taking the sections one at a time so that you can build up your endurance.
Scarlett’s Superslim Me Plan is a quick and efficient workout. It’s not going to leave you dripping in sweat or panting but you will feel accomplished. Don’t get me wrong, it was quite tough; there were some moments where my flatmate and I had to pause it for a moment before the next progression of exercises.
Scarlett’s Superslim Me Plan is a quick and efficient workout. It’s not going to leave you dripping in sweat or panting but you will feel accomplished
Overall, I would give this workout a 3.5/5. Scarlett and Lee are thorough in their explanations and it is a tough workout, but it will really all depend on your fitness level going in. If you are in really great shape and just looking for a change in routine, I would find something else. However, if you are someone who is just getting back into fitness or loves group fitness classes, this could be just the thing for you.
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