Frankie Bridge in Bathing Suit Enjoys "Fun and Games"
Frankie Bridge is a bathing suit beauty in Bermuda! The Saturdays singer flaunts her famously fit figure in her latest Instagram post while vacationing at The Loren Hotel on the island. "It's all fun and games… until it's time to go home," she captioned the series of snaps. How does the 33-year-old maintain her physique? Read on to see 10 of Frankie Bridge's top tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Frankie recommends regular exercise. "Now that I've got [my two children], each day is always really different. I normally get up at around 6:30am and sort the boys out. We're always rushing around in the morning. I drop Parker at nursery, and then most days I tend to go to the gym for an hour to work out. If I'm working, I can't, but I try to fit in at least three/four days a week," Frankie told Cosmopolitan UK.
Mix Up Your Workouts
Frankie does "an hour or so" of exercise, mixing up her workouts. "Up until the new year I was doing pilates and boxing throughout the week, whereas now I've started weight training. A lot of people I knew did it and I've heard a lot about it burning fat and being good for toning, so I've started doing that with a new trainer. I really like it. My bum and my legs just weren't changing before I started weight training, but now I have noticed a difference [from squatting with free weights] quite quickly," she told Cosmopolitan.
Frankie describes herself as "quite a boring eater." However, she maintains a healthy diet. "I go through phases. I've got an obsession with granola and yoghurt with raspberries and blueberries so I'll have that in the morning with a cup of tea. For lunch, I'll have salad with tuna, and then for dinner I'll have brown rice and quinoa and some sort of fish or meat, and some kale. I'm obsessed with kale," she dished to Cosmopolitan.
Snack Throughout the Day
Frankie tries not to eat too much at each sitting. "I'm a snacker. I'm a bit of a grazer. Which is fine if you have healthy things to snack on, but not when I'm around chocolate," she told Cosmopolitan.
Focus On Form
When it comes to her workouts, Frankie focuses on form. "When I first started working out with my new trainer, he was like 'show me how you do a squat', so I did, and he said 'yeah, that's not gonna do anything'. I think it's important to learn how to do things properly. I've been doing squats and all sorts with a trainer before, and I've never realized that I've been doing them wrong. I could've done 100 squats the wrong way and been like 'yeah, it aches a bit'. Where as I can do five with this trainer and be in agony. I would say to learn how to do the moves properly, it makes a big difference," she told Cosmopolitan.
Don't Overdo It with Alcohol
Frankie drinks in moderation. "I drink alcohol but not a lot. I'm not someone who goes home and has a glass of wine – I do that rarely. I normally drink Prosecco. I'm a lightweight and I drink like a child – I'll only drink it if it tastes nice and doesn't taste like alcohol! If I have a rosé, I have it with lemonade," she told Cosmopolitan.
Train for Your Body Type
Frankie doesn't believe that there's a one-size-fits-all approach to fitness. "I used to go to the gym with my friend and would do whatever she booked me in for, and I just wasn't seeing a difference. She has a very different body to me – she's very straight up and down, whereas I have curves and wanted different things for my body," she told Cosmopolitan. "You have to know your body, and train specifically for it – you have to know your own limits. The older you get, the more you realize you have to work on your own body and what you want to achieve, rather than comparing yourself [to others]."
"I try to stick to having a 'cheat day'. I believe in them. I don't think you should restrict yourself completely. It's hard at social stuff, but that's where you have to be flexible. Don't set yourself a specific cheat day if your plans for the week don't fit in with it. If you know you're going out for dinner one night, that can be your cheat evening, and then try and be good the rest of the week."
Avoid Crash Diets
Frankie has "tried all sorts" of diets, but can't stick to them more than a few days. "I don't do it anymore," she confessed to Cosmopolitan. "I once went and bought the Atkins Diet book, but never did it. I've tried juicing – but I always last at the most three days, because by then I'm just delirious with hunger. I just don't think it's worth it. Unless you can really stick to something. Now I just try to eat healthy."
Do Hot Yoga
In an interview with Women's Health in 2020, Frankie revealed that she likes to turn on the heat with her yoga practice. "Wayne and I have recently started going – it was something I'd been wanting to try for ages and I love that it's something we can do together," she said about hot yoga. "I mean it's hard work – and so sweaty it's unreal – but it's also calm. I couldn't just sit there and meditate all morning – that's not really my thing. It's not good for me to give my brain too much space to think."