With interest in sport at an all time high, thanks to the overwhelming success of London 2012, women all over Britain are flooded with palpable envy, as they watch in awe at the bodies of the likes of Jessica Ennis, Zara Dampney, Rebecca Adlington and Victoria Pendleton in action. But not all of us have the time (or the patience) to turn ourselves into the toned, lean and bronzed creatures we have suddenly found the desire to become.
So here is the ultimate guide to achieving that highly sought after Olympic body….without the hassle!
- A flawless tan:
You can’t create the body of a beach volley ball player without a tan. Fake Bake Flawless self-tan liquid is one of the best self tanning products on the shelves. When applied with a mitt it is easy to avoid unwanted streaks and uneven patches. We all know how much better we look and feel with a tan, and at just £18 per 170ml, this is money well spent.
If you don’t have time for DIY then there is always the option of a spray tan. St James’ beauty salon in London offers an all over St Tropez tan for £35, to bronze the body quickly and effortlessly.
- No lumps and bumps:
95% of women in Britain suffer with cellulite, yet we never see a single unwanted lump or bump on the legs of a Team GB gymnast (despite the revealing leotards they parade around in). If, like us, you are cursed with unwanted cellulite then there are revolutionary technologies which can get rid of the problem and leave you with firmer, softer skin. Velashape, available at The Private clinic of Harley Street www.theprivateclinic.co.uk is the only cellulite removal technology that combines radio frequency, infrared, vacuum and mechanical massage to tackle the appearance of cellulite. It boosts circulation and safely omits heat into fatty areas to target loose or dimpled skin and firm the problem areas.
- Get fit quick:
We don’t all have the time to spend hours in the gym, or the money to invest in our very own personal trainer. Committing to an exercise DVD two or three times a week allows you to get active without so much as leaving your living room. Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred DVD is particularly good. Jillian will guide you through her 3-2-1 conditioning programme designed to work on strength, cardio and abs to burn off calories. Expect to see results within 30 days.
- Target stubborn areas:
There are some parts of our bodies which, regardless of how much exercise we do and how healthily we eat, just will not tone up. For those of us who are looking to tackle those stubborn areas and create a more toned, athletic look, Vaser Lipo is a treatment which does exactly this; it is the very latest in fat removing technology. Performed under local anaesthetic the procedure does not require any downtime. The process removes stubborn, localised pockets of fat, and improves the contours of the body. If you’re looking for a more athletic, sculpted body then Vaser Lipo is the way to go.
- Cover it up:
One of 2012’s best loved beauty products, Mac Miracle Body Makeup, is the ultimate cheat’s way to achieve perfect-looking Skin. Erasing blemishes and discolouration all over the body, this is the ideal product for a photo finish.
Femalefirst Taryn Davies