Abbey Clancy has been revealed as the new face of sportswear brand Reebok. And in a candid interview with Your Fitness magazine, which hits stands on July 3rd, the new mum opens up about her body hang-ups (we all have bad days, ladies) her love of food (she’s a girl after our own heart), and her favourite fitness methods.
The 29-year-old wife of Peter Crouch looks every inch the fitness guru in these new snaps from the Autumn/Winter campaign.
The interview is refreshing and honest – and it’s great to see that a celebrity so down-to-earth, and a self-confessed lover of food, can absolutely rock a sportswear campaign.
Abbey Clancy on body insecurities
“I’m like every other woman and get insecure about my body from time to time – it’s only natural. Modelling swimwear and lingerie means that I’m on show in front of a lot of people, a lot of the time, so I need to be mindful of what I eat otherwise I won’t feel my best and it’ll show in the pictures.”
So, what’s her favourite workout?
“I’ve always been a very active person and love to get up and be outside as much as possible. There’s nothing better than riding my horse in the countryside!
“As everyone’s so busy, it can be hard to arrange a catch-up with my friends, so we often go to a Pilates class together and grab a healthy breakfast afterwards – it’s a perfect way to motivate each other and we squeeze in a gossip whilst working out.
“I don’t work out a huge amount but I try to incorporate it in my everyday life somehow and I’m lucky that I’ve got a really active lifestyle. I admit that genetically I am very fortunate (all of my family are tall and lean) but my body really enjoys a good workout.”
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Abbey talks about her Reebok collection…
“What I love about Reebok’s clothing is that it’s so stylish – I can go from the gym to the cafe or restaurant without feeling out of place. They support me where I need support and the fabric’s breathable so I’m not eating my breakfast feeling sweaty and uncomfortable!”
Abbey reveals her biggest body hang-ups…
“Seeing pictures of myself in the tabloids looking awful really upsets me. I know it comes with the territory and I shouldn’t complain because I love my job, but it’s the worst part of what I do.
“It’s just annoying when I’m trying to take Sophia to school and all I want to do is throw my hair up, wear no make-up and chuck on the nearest clothes I can find… I’m not too phased by it, I know that I’m very lucky, but it can chip away at your confidence.”
The new mum talks food
“A typical day includes a lot of food!
“I have a huge appetite and need to eat as soon as I get up in the morning. I love to cook and enjoy making really hearty, home-cooked food for my family at mealtimes… I often make steak with a big salad, jacket potatoes, fajitas, a massive fish pie or a big roast dinner on a Sunday.
“Being married to a footballer helps because he needs a lot of protein and the right nutrients to nourish his body after a hard training session, which rubs off on me. During the week we’re very sensible but we do like to indulge a bit more at the weekend.”
By Laura Jane Turner