Meghan Markle stays slim with ‘fun’ exercises at home – ‘gets you in shape faster’

Prince Harry recently spoke on Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast about how much he and Meghan Markle love boxing.

Prince Harry explained: “Everyone said boxing is good for you and it’s a really good way to let off the aggression.

“And that really saved me because I was about to hit somebody, so being able to hit somebody who had pads was definitely easier.”

It is believed the pair could practice the exercise together as Meghan is also a fan and had Spanish national kickboxing champion Jorge Blanco training with her.

The personal trainer explained: “I trained Meghan when she was in Toronto filming Suits.

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“We did a bit of martial arts, a bit of boxing and sometimes kickboxing. I had a great time training with her.

“I had a great time training with her because she’s super nice and speaks Spanish, with an Argentinian accent,” Jorge told Vanity Fair.

Meghan’s former personal trainer, Craig McNamee, previously explained how seriously the Duchess takes her workout routine: “Meghan Markle’s fitness is definitely a priority; she’s very focused on her health.

“When she gets to the gym, there’s really no complaints,” the trainer told Women’s Health.

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Boxing is a great way to burn calories and can be a “challenging and fun workout that gets you in shape faster than anything out there,” according to Expertboxing, but it doesn’t have to be overly intense.

For beginners, basic boxing training is recommended, which involves a combination of punches and kicks performed at a fast pace.

The health site Healthline explained that “boxing cardio can be a great addition to your weight loss plan” and that slimming can burn an estimated average of 350 to 450 calories per hour.

“Since it takes 3,500 calories to lose one pound, you need to burn an additional 500 to 1,000 calories per day through diet and exercise to lose the recommended amount of one to two pounds each week.

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“Doing boxing workouts a few times a week could very well help you achieve that goal,” Healthline says.

Meghan is said to enjoy other exercises on a weekly basis, including yoga and running.

She previously explained, “I love an intense vinyasa class. And even better if it’s explosive hip-hop and done in a dark room by candlelight. The best!

“I will do yoga twice a week…hot yoga in particular,” she told Women’s Health.

The Duchess also said: “I was very resilient as a child, but [my mum] said, ‘Flower, you’ll find your practice – just give it time’.

“In college, I started doing it more regularly,” she told Best Health magazine.

A yoga practice can be a very effective way to lose weight, especially the more active forms of yoga.

Recommended types of yoga for a more intense workout and to burn calories quickly are vinyasa and power yoga.

Kristen T. Prall