London Lite Monday, 28 September 2009 13 Whats in my fridge? Singer and presenter Jenny Frost, 31, lives in north London with her DJ boyfriend Dom Thrupp and their son Caspar. She is filming the third series of Snog, Marry, Avoid for BBC3. In the morning I have brown toast with honey and an obscene amount of butter, plus a banana. I have a cup of coffee to kick-start the day and the occasional tea, water and Vimto. At lunchtime I tend to be out with my little boy and well have something like pitta, hummus and salad, then I graze on crisps and chocolate. Dom is a good cook and hell make something like tandoori chicken with brown rice, fish or falafel. If were going out for dinner Ill have wine. I always have lots of cheese in the fridge, milk, grapes, vegetables and sauces. nutritionist Fiona Hunter says: ApArt from the obscene amount of butter that she spreads on her toast, Jennys breakfast is reasonably healthy. Butter is high in saturated fat -- just two teaspoons will provide around a quarter of the total amount of saturated fat you should eat a day. As Jennys diet contains several other foods, such as cheese, which are also high in saturated fat, I would suggest she swaps butter for unsaturated margarine. Grazing on crisps and chocolate is not a great idea, particularly as Jennys little boy will pick up her bad habits. If she wants Caspar to be a healthy eater she should set a good example. Jenny has no problem reaching her five fruit and veg a day but it wouldnt hurt to add a small glass of fruit juice into her regimen. Jenny is the ambassador for Breezer 100 Calorie. For more information visit bacardi.com through the positions. It also helps you steady your- self as you descend into a dramatic demi-pli (a half-bend at the knees to you non-ballet people). Maria gradually introduced us to more new moves and sequences -- we somehow absorbed how to negotiate a grand jet (a long, horizontal jump, starting from one leg and landing on the other) and where to put our arms -- and, amazingly, nothing felt too complicated. Throughout the class Maria kept reminding us to keep our upper bodies still -- the legs ought to do the work -- and to tighten our abs and work our core muscles. Seeing how feather-light Maria was on her toes, ready to flick a leg up to her ear at any moment, I realised for the first time the skill involved in this dancing business. Pirouette Halfway through the hour, we dispensed with the barre and practised our routines to music. I felt like pinching myself as I glided across the floor, with an arabesque, where you extend one leg behind you, stretching out an arm in front, followed by a pirouette. Its such a sophisticated, graceful dance form. I had a sudden urge to turn to my neighbour, clap my hands as we finished a particular routine and shout Bravo! Thankfully I resisted. Speaking to my classmates I soon discovered there was a pretty even split between those who had learned ballet as children and those who were try- ing it for the first time as adults. One twentysome- thing physiotherapist told me she chose the class as she wanted something with a bit more energy than yoga and which would help her relax after a hard days work. I could see why she had come here: ballet is certainly a good compromise between a hectic cardio workout and meditative yoga. Surprise discovery THe end of the lesson came around unexpectedly quickly. we clapped ourselves after our last routine and I took off my delicate, now scuffed, pink shoes, replacing them with my suddenly huge- looking trainers. It had somehow managed to be a relaxing yet energetic way to spend an hour and I was genuinely surprised how easily I picked up the basics. I also learned new things about myself, the most shocking of which was that inside this modern, mostly sensible woman beats the heart of a little girl who wants nothing more than to wear a tutu and jump around in ballet points. Now whoever would have expected that? Beginners ballet class at Pineapple, 7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, WC2 (020 7836 4004); pineapple.uk.com. Classes are held on Thursdays at 6pm and cost 6. Jessies outfit was provided by Bloch Dance and Balletwear, 35 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2 (020 7836 4777; blochworld.com). kids adults are pirouetting their way to fitness too where else to learn ballet the Basement Dance Studio runs 60-minute adult ballet classes on Mondays and jazz ballet classes on tuesdays. 400 York Way, n7 (020 7700 7722) Danceworks runs 90-minute beginners classes on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and intermediate ballet classes on tuesday evenings. 16 Balderton Street, W1 (020 7629 6183) Central School of Ballet holds beginners classes on tuesday, Wednesday and thursday evenings. 10 Herbal Hill, Clerkenwell road, eC1 (020 7837 6332) Graceful: Jessie, in red, takes her turn at the barre index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html