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Tess Daly in Two-Piece Workout Gear does "Lunchtime Workouts"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Tess Daly is a very successful TV host. She's best known for being one of the hosts of Strictly Come Dancing since 2004. Daly also hosted Children In Need from 2008 to 2019. She's been enjoying the summer weather, and a recent Instagram post proves it. In it, Daly is seen outside going for a walk. She captioned the post, "Sunny afternoons means outdoor lunchtime workouts ☀️✨(and big sunglasses, always)." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Tess Daly stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Works With A Trainer

Daly works with personal trainer, Sam Shaw, to keep herself in shape. ACE Fitness reports that having a personal trainer can help someone do the proper exercise routine. "When it comes to fitness, everyone is different. Your unique body mechanics, experience, goals, fitness level, likes and dislikes can guide your trainer in creating a plan that is specific to your needs. With a program that fits, you are more likely to maintain the habit and see results."


She Eats A Protein Option Each Meal/slidetitle]

Shaw also opened up about Daly's diet in his Women's Health interview. He says that Daly has one source of protein with each of her meals. "We focus on a slightly higher protein-based diet," Shaw explains. "Aiming to have some form of protein with each meal, whether that's a veggie, vegan, fish or white meat option."

[slidetitle num="3"]She Works The Surrounding Muscles Around Her Back

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Shaw shared some of Daly's workout secrets in an interview with Women's Health. He says that he makes sure to strengthen the areas surrounding Daly's weaker lower back. "We work together to focus on keeping Tess's core, back and glutes as strong as possible since she has a slightly weak lower back, so it's really important to keep all the surrounding muscles intact as support."


She's Dedicated

Daly is dedicated to her fitness. Shaw talked about her attitude in an interview with Hello! Magazine. "Tess has built amazing habits with regard to her fitness and nutrition," he said. "Training has become part of her life now, she always turns up for her sessions on time and ready for whatever I'm going to challenge her with. She's great at taking on a challenge. When I introduce something new to vary the session – Tess always gives it her all and embraces the task, which isn't always easy!" 


She Does A Variety Of Workouts

Shaw tells Women's Health that he has Daly do a variety of workouts. "I like to change up exercises, for example, doing body weight movements, dumbbell weights and variations of skipping or boxing. This keeps it fun and interesting and helps the time fly by, at the same time as getting good progression in training (a.k.a. progressive overload) and building a strong physique."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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