Exclusive: Lucy Mecklenburgh: "I'm more focused when I'm single"

Published Wednesday, May 4 2016, 17:27 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lucy Mecklenburgh has said when it comes to training she's much "more focused" when she's single than in a relationship.

Other than releasing her new collection with sportswear brand Ellesse and becoming the face of Barry M, newly-single Lucy has just launched the Beach Body Programme on her Results With Lucy fitness website, just in time for the summer.

We caught up with the former TOWIE star to talk about fitness goals, staying motivated and getting bikini body ready...

Lucy Mecklenburgh, Results With Lucy, Beach Body Programme 2016

© Results With Lucy

How do you stay motivated?

"For me, it's all about goals, so a short-term goal might be a party or a holiday that you want to feel great for. Or, a long-term goal should be your health, ultimately. To be honest, exercise just makes me feel great so it doesn't seem like a chore anymore."

Do you find it easier to focus on your fitness now that you're single?

"Yeah, I think you have more time to focus on seeing your friends and training."

Would you say you push yourself harder when you're single or dating?

"I was actually talking about this with my recently single friend yesterday who said she'd booked in five fitness classes and was on a diet. You just notice yourself more. You get in a zone when you're single and you put your all into it, so, like me, you do train a little bit more and you're a bit more focused."

Lucy Mecklenburgh, Results With Lucy, Beach Body Programme 2016

© Results With Lucy

Tell us about the Beach Body Programme?

"There's a four week plan and a six week plan. It's all about HIIT [High intensity interval training), with four workouts a week, ranging from 45-55 minutes. There's also a nutrition plan for six days a week - breakfast, lunch and dinner - but you can swap them around if you don't like the meals, as you get a list of 100 recipes."

What if we're already on our holidays?

"The plan includes an eating out guide and a holiday workout plan if you want to follow it. There's also some quick, 10-minute workouts to do in your hotel room to keep up the training when you're away, but that's completely optional – you can absolutely have a break."

How intense would you say it is for someone who doesn't regularly train to get up and do the beach body programme?

"It's definitely doable if you've never trained, but I would suggest that you do some work building up to it to get your fitness up a bit before you start. However, the six-week plan is for beginners to intermediate, and the four week plan is for intermediate."

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