London Lite Monday, 2 November 2009 13 Whats in my fridge? Radio dJ Rich Clarke, 30, lives in Richmond. He and Kat Shoob present a weeknight show on Capital FM and The Big Top 40 Show every Sunday afternoon. He will hosting The Jingle Bell Ball with Windows 7 on 5 and 6 december at The o2 arena; capitalfm.com It probably sounds pretentious but breakfast is strawberries, blueberries and blackberries with muesli and yogurt -- I think if I get my five-a-day at breakfast then thats me done. My main meal is lunch, so Ill make something like fajitas with brown rice, courgettes, peppers and tinned tomatoes and bake them in the oven. When Im at work in the evening Ill have a bagel with turkey, lettuce and tomato. I try to have just one coffee a day, lots of regular tea and plenty of water. I try not to snack because if I start I cant stop. Chocolate is my downfall -- if its in the house Ill eat it. the same goes for cheese and crackers. If anyone delivers chocolate cake to the station I want to stick my face in it. I have at least a glass of wine -- white at the moment, red in winter -- when I get home. If Im out Ill have a few beers or gin and tonic. Nutrionist Fiona Hunter says: ON THE whole Rich seems to have a sensible and balanced approach to his diet. His theory on getting a head start on your five-a-day at breakfast is an excellent idea, although its important to include some fruit and veg at other meals because fruit and veg help fill your plate and satisfy your appetite in a nutritious way. Its worth remembering that five fruit and vegetables a day is the minimum you should be eating if you can eat more, great. figure uSiNgNaSa-approvedbootSatkaNgooclaSSeS GETTINGSPRING-LOADED Jason explains the three basic prin- ciples: The trick is to keep your centre of gravity in the middle of the spring- loaded area and push through the floor rather than hitting it. The more you compress the spring, the higher youll be able to go. He also warns us to keep our heads upright, our eyes facing forward, and our feet pointing in our direction of travel. If you look elsewhere or point your feet in another direction, you may well end up on your behind, he warns. Fortunately, Jason reassures us, this is a fairly rare occurrence. as the house music starts pumping, it is suddenly all systems go. We warm up by jogging on the spot before building up to side lunges, where we jump with both feet and then hop on one leg, repeating on both sides. The actual moves are similar to regu- lar old-school aerobics. We work in some leg curls (where you elevate a leg behind you every time you hop), box steps, jumping jacks and pendu- lum jumps -- leaping from one leg to the other -- interspersed with lots of plain old bouncing around the room. We also do something called the grapevine, where we put a sequence of moves together into a short choreographed routine complete with spins. I use the term we very loosely indeed. My two left feet mean I am useless at co-ordinating the routine, but Im having so much fun I dont mind a bit. I decide that as long as I neither fall over nor take out my fellow jump- ers with my unco-ordinated moves, Im doing fine. THELASTWORDINBOUNCE By THe time the class comes to a close, I can hardly bear to part with my boots. When I do take them off, walking feels like an entirely new sensation: I feel like a heffalump with legs of lead. This, says Jason, just goes to show how much pres- sure we put on our joints in every- day life without even realising it. With the class over, Im still in one piece and Im determined to buy a pair of Kangoos and go bouncing around my local park. Im sure Ill attract odd glances, but I couldnt care less. My advice? Get bouncing -- youll have the time of your life. For more information, visit gymbox. co.uk or kangoojumps.com Rebounding aerobICs on mini trampolines. a great cardio workout without impact on your joints. Frame, 29 New inn Yard, Shoreditch, EC2, moveyour frame.com. Wed, Fri and Sat, 10 Stability Ball Core strength and stability training with swiss balls incorporated into pilates sessions. Great for control and improving resistance. La Fitness, selected clubs around London, lafitness.com Bosu Ball Fast Classes 15-minute classes on the gym floor using the bosu ball. Incorporates squats, lunges and weight-bearing exercises for improved core stability. Virgin active, selected clubs around London, virginactive.co.uk Skinny Fit JeansWorkout Get legs, bums and tums in shape with squats, lunges and thrust moves while standing on two gliding discs. Reebok Sports Club, 16-19 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14, reeboksportsclublondon. com. Mon, Thurs, Fri other bouNcy claSSeS training) and K Kick sessions (combat training), Kangoo-style. Instantly I meet my first obstacle: getting up from the ground, and am relieved when instructor Jason Mellars, shows me the knack. starting on my hands and knees, I bring one leg forward, place my hands on my thighs and transfer my weight on to my leading leg to push myself up. soon Im off, bouncing a r o u n d t h e s t u d i o l i k e a n over-enthusiastic puppy, ready to start work. Boing boing: Jason shows a tentative Stephanie how its done 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.html