Sky Sports Presenter Anna Woolhousе Shares Swimsuit Photos Looking Ripped
British sports presenter Anna Woolhousе is looking back on a beautiful sun-soaked vacation, complete with swimming pools, blue skies, and bikinis. Woolhousе, 39, shared pictures from her trip, including one of her posing in a lilac swimsuit that showed off her incredibly toned and strong physique to perfection. "Little bit of June 💛," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Woolhousе stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
Woolhousе loves going on long walks with her beloved Dachshund Chip, both at home in London and in the Norfolk, UK, countryside. Walking a dog is not only a great way to stay active and healthy, it has many social benefits. "Honestly, I can't imagine not having Chip now," she says. "I think in London if you go for a walk on your own, no one will say 'hello' to you, but if you go to the park with your dog people will stop and talk because you'll find yourself asking questions about their dog, they ask about yours and the dogs play together. My life's better for having him in it, 100%."
She's a Boxer
Woolhousе loves boxing classes, and thinks more women should do it. "I love boxing training, it's definitely my favorite session," she says. "It's the only training where I don't think about anything else other than the task at hand. I'm so focused on what punch or combination I'm throwing that my mind can't wander or allow for distractions. I try and get down to Darren Barker's boxing gym 12 x 3 in Paddington whenever I can. It's mentally and physically so different from any other training I've done. I have the utmost respect for anyone who steps into the ring be it professional, amateur or for fun."
Woolhousе enjoys the many benefits of strength training and HIIT workouts. "I train the way I think everyone should train, incorporating strength sessions along with HIIT and boxing into my regime," she says. "I've only really taken strength training seriously over the last couple of years since my gym Evolve in Fulham educated me on the importance of it. I honestly love it, I'm totally behind this strong not skinny movement going on right now. I think a lot of women are afraid to lift weights for fear of getting bulky, but that's simply not the case. All it does is make you strong, mentally and physically and the same can be said for my boxing training."
Woolhousе does TRX (total resistance exercises) sessions with a personal trainer. "I'm a huge fan of TRX training/ There are so many ways you can incorporate it into your workout. It's such an easy portable piece of kit, you can literally take it anywhere – my TRX is usually found flung around a tree in a park," she says. "My trainer also likes mixing things up and often brings new equipment to work out with, such as bungee sprints, which are basically a giant piece of elastic tied around your waist which another person holds on to you while you run as fast as you can. It's a lung buster."
Pilates and Golf
Woolhousе also enjoys yoga, Pilates, and golf. "I try and do a Pilates or yoga session at least once a week as I find it helps stretch muscles that are often pounded in my other sessions," she says. "I mainly do reformer pilates mixed up with HIIT, the combo is awesome. I wish I could say I was better than I am at golf, but I definitely have a long way to go until I can say I'm any good. Some days I feel like I'm hitting the ball well and making progress, others it's disastrous! I've started having lessons as I want to improve."