London Lite Monday, 9 November 2009 13 Whats in my fridge? Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, 52, lives in battersea. Since celebrity Fit club ive become a cautious eater and im fighting to stay slim. it was such hard work to get rid of the flab and its just as hard keeping it off. One of the things i learned was to start the day with a substantial breakfast, so i have porridge with mixed berries, honey and soya milk, followed by a cappuccino. For lunch ill stop off at one of my cafs and have either a lentil and squash salad or smoked fish. in the afternoon ill have an espresso and a pastry to get my sugar intake, then the evening meal is usually fish with vegetables and potatoes. Once a week ill have spaghetti bolognese. if im busy i dont snack, but at the weekends ill have dips with vegetables and occasionally ill treat myself to fish and chips. Once in a while i have white wine. Theres tomato sauce in the fridge in case i fancy some pasta, parmesan, soya milk, hummus and some quality wine. Nutritionist Fiona Hunter says: Generally chefs are not known for their healthy eating habits but aldo is clearly the exception to the rule. Its good to hear he is determined to maintain his svelte figure. The food that aldo eats is all quite healthy (apart from the pastry) so if its a battle to maintain his new trim figure he needs to reduce his portion sizes. If aldo needs a sugar fix in the afternoon there are healthier ways to get it than from a pastry, which he should swap for a low-fat yogurt and some fruit. central america to learn the strictly moves and tone up dance exercise classesmirror whatever Lindsay does. That might start with some side steps, then theyll maybe speed up, or shell add in arm movements, or start doing it on the diagonal, but its gradually built up and repeated so you get to grips with it over time. I can imagine if you kept coming to classes, eventually it would become easier and slicker. It doesnt matter if youre not doing exactly the same thing that Im doing, the important thing is that you keep your legs moving. That way your heart rate stays up so youre still exercising, says Lindsay. BEYONCEMOVES ITs testimony to the just copy me nature of the class that, unlike a lot of complicated aerobics, Lindsay doesnt use a microphone. she doesnt need to talk you through the moves, she simply demonstrates them and you understand exactly what it is you need to do. The moves themselves seem to com- bine into all sorts of different dance steps. One minute I feel like Im on the set of a Bollywood movie, the next Im shaking it like Beyonc, and the one after that I could be on a float at the Rio carnival. The whole idea of Zumba is that you sort of accidentally get fit because its so much fun you dont realise youre exercising; thats why their (ever-so-slightly cringey) tagline is: Ditch the workout, join the party! Despite my British reserve, it actually is fun. The pumping music is uplifting, Lindsays enthusiasm is contagious and I can see how people get addicted to this sort of thing. THEBENEFITS TheRes no question, its a great cardio workout. Just a few songs into the session and Im hot, hot, hot and gasping for breath. however, the moves seem cunningly designed not only to increase your co-ordination, as youd expect of any dance class, but also to help strengthen your core and tone your muscles. I think I might join this particular party after all! You can try Zumba at Virgin Active Classic Twickenham, Kingston and Epsom. From January, it will be available across all 72 Virgin Active Health Clubs in the UK, virginactive. Membership at Virgin Active Classic Twickenham starts at 79 per month for a fixed 12-month contract. Rave at GymBox, eSSenTially a cardio class on trampolines that thinks its at the Hacienda in the nineties. Ballet Body Conditioning at Pineapple, THiS class has its roots in classical ballet, but is suitable for absolute beginners too. Poledancing, throughout London, POledancing has become a workout to build upper body strength and core stability. Urban Dance Zone, nOrTH london studio offers street dance and hip hop classes as well as six-week courses. Shake it: Claire gets into the Zumba class, which combines exercise with Latin dance 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