Kicking ass in the real world is hard enough, but when you have to do it in a fantasy medieval one life can get seriously tough. Just ask Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer.
She has to be in great physical shape for every role she takes on, but fitting in a gruelling fitness regime around a heavy shooting schedule can be pretty challenging.
Take a look and thank us later.
1. It’s you against the world
“I’m completely self-regimented,” says the 33-year-old. It sounds a bit like a war cry but Dormer’s isn’t lying, she doesn’t have a personal trainer. What?!
Yup, the secret to a super-toned exterior according to Dormer is simply determination and the ability to commit. Yeah, tell that to us when it’s 8pm on Sunday evening and we’re curled up on the sofa face-first in a bucket of Hagen Daaz…
2. It’s a marathon
Before she had to pull out due to Hunger Games commitments (she plays Cressida in the forthcoming series finale), Dormer was all set to run the New York Marathon!
Last year she also finished the London Marathon in under four hours! SO if you want a clue as to the reason for her fitness success, the proof is in the… running.
3. Train with the best
In order to “keep up with the boys”, the HBO star simply trained with them.
“When you have the likes of Liam Hemsworth and Sam Clafin standing next to you, you have to be able to keep up,” she revealed.
So if you want to be the fittest you can possibly be, start training up! Maybe find a gym buddy with more experience, or hire a personal trainer. Whatever it is, really push yourself to the limit.
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4. Enter the dojo
No we don’t mean become the next Karate Kid, we mean a different kind of dojo exercise. Yoga. Dormer swears by the relaxation method.
Using Yoga to keep body and mind in shape seems to be working out for the film star, so maybe you should follow suit?
5. Your best bet is your closest bet
According to Dormer, “If you need 30 minutes to get somewhere, you’re not going to do it on the days you feel sluggish.”
And she’s right, picking a workout spot close by means you can more easily incorporate your fitness regime into your daily routine.
She added, “For me, I’ve had to shift around what I do over the years to find the nearest place.”
So take note and get a move on!
Read the full Women’s Health interview here