The busy mum hands out her top tips to staying trim

She may be approaching 40 but Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh reckons she’s in the best shape of her life – and it’s easy to see why. In fact, the 5ft 4in mum of three, who rocks a seriously enviable size 8 figure (have you seen her abs?), has revealed that she’s ‘obsessed with fitness’.

So obsessed, in fact, that she’s even released a new DVD, Kym Marsh Power Sculpt, to help us burn off all those mince pies and Christmas puds. Just what we need, Kym!

Kym revealed that she, boyfriend Matt Baker and his business partner Sam Witter designed the DVD’s fitness programme, which is split into six separate routines, combining cardio and strength training.

‘Because of the science behind it, you continue to burn fat for up to 36 hours afterwards,’ she says.

We like the sound of that!

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Kym’s top tips for staying motivated during these chilly winter months include stocking up on some new workout clothes to make you feel good about yourself – think brightly coloured vests and funky patterned leggings – as well as thinking about exactly why you started.

‘Remember how good you feel after each workout – imagine the endorphins flowing through your body. And think about getting into that party dress or feeling wonderful while wearing your bikini next summer,’ she says.

What we really want to know though is how she gets those abs.

‘The best exercise for firming that section would be a walking lunge with the hands above the head,’ explains Kym, who also says: ‘Abs are made in the kitchen but crunches help firm up the torso.’

Kym regularly shares photos on Twitter of her nutritious grub, saying: ‘the more colourful the food, the better the nutrition’. Think broccoli, sweet potato, peppers and salmon delish!

To maintain her healthy diet, Kym preps in advance and takes home-cooked lunches to work. That’s our New Year’s resolution sorted then!

Read more about Kym’s DVD in this week’s issue, out now.

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