Jodie Kidd: The stunning former supermodel who loves pizza and Pilates

Written on the 26 March 2014

As a life-long sufferer of back pain, she is a keen advocate of Pilates. "With a bad back I have to focus on strengthening my core, which Pilates is great for. The core supports your back [so] it's very important." The mother of one also credits Pilates Studio classes with helping to tone up her stomach and abs after giving birth to her son Indio.

The former supermodel, polo player and racing car enthusiast doesn’t rush around from one extreme workout craze whilst nibbling on the latest superfood fad. The 35-year old ex-supermodel advocates a far more relaxed approach to health and fitness and lists her current cardio fitness regime as simply "running around after my two year old”!

"Fitness and dieting should never be extreme," she told the UK Telegraph recently.  "It should be gradual and balanced. You need to test your body and find what works for you. You need to push yourself hard and sometimes it does hurt, but it shouldn't be extreme."

An advocate of an '80/20' lifestyle (sticking to healthy eating 80 per cent of the time while allowing yourself the odd treat), Kidd is one of those increasingly rare types who exercises not because she feels she has to, but because she enjoys it.

Leading an active, outdoor lifestyle helped Kidd to maintain her slim physique, although she admits that she had to be careful not to gain too much muscle in her modelling days. "I did exercise regularly to stay toned and lean while avoiding too much muscle building. Unfortunately it meant I had to avoid Italian restaurants as I adore pizza!"

Aside from the odd slice of pizza and glass of red wine (her 'guilty pleasures'), Kidd has always taken a healthy approach to nutrition. "I eat as organically and healthily as I can. I love juicing", she explains. "I couldn't live without my juicer. I can make delicious combinations of organic fruit and vegetable juices. I throw anything and everything in it!"

If you would like to try some Studio Pilates classes for yourself, please call your nearest studio or visit www.studiopilates.com for details.

Credit: Telegraph.co.uk