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From performing with the Wiggles to fitness queen: Lauren Hannaford, 32, reveals the exact diet she follows for a lean physique – and the five minute workout she swears by
Lauren Hannaford, 32, shared her exercise routine and day on a plate
She once played Dorothy the Dinosaur for The Wiggles and is a personal trainer
Lauren also shared how people can get fit with only five minutes of their day

A former elite gymnast who once played Dorothy the Dinosaur in the Wiggles has revealed the secret to her killer abs.

Lauren Hannaford, 32, may be best known by some as the beloved green dinosaur on Australian TV screens but has since made a name for herself as a fitness guru.

Speaking to FEMAIL, she shared her day on a plate, her exercise routine and how others can get fit in five minutes.

‘FHIT is an online training program that you can do anywhere and at any time. The workouts suit all fitness levels and range from 5 to 45 minutes,’ she explained.

FHIT is a program that Lauren has started that has been specifically designed for those who are time poor.

All the workouts are based around the principles of interval training and they are body weight exercises, which means there is no equipment needed.

‘I like to train in the morning so depending on what commitments I have that day I will usually get up and do it first thing to get my mind and body activated for the day,’ she said.

‘My exercise varies from doing a FHIT workout at home, training outside or going to the gym.’

If she finds herself sitting behind the computer most of the day she makes sure to go outside and go for a walk in the afternoon.

‘I find it hard to sit still for long periods of time so I always get out and get some fresh air when I can,’ she said.

Lauren learnt how to fit exercise into her days due to her hectic schedule when she toured with The Wiggles.

At the time she was in a different city every day and her routine was never the same.

‘I had to make exercise a priority in my day so I would decide the night before what time I would train and lock it in and commit to it,’ she said.

‘I like to train in the morning so depending on what commitments I have that day I will usually get up and do it first thing to get my mind and body activated for the day,’ she said

Her exercise varies from doing a FHIT workout at home, training outside or going to the gym

‘I then created workouts for myself that I could do anywhere. Whether it was in a hotel room, backstage at a theatre or in the car park of the venue.’

Many people struggle to find balance in their lives but Lauren explained it’s all about people being clear about their goals and being organised enough to achieve them.

She recommended that people take exercise one step at a time and realise that there is no secret or quick fix to reaching goals.

‘Extreme dieting or training is impossible to maintain and so you need to find the balance between healthy eating and exercise,’ Lauren said.

‘For me if I’m out to dinner and want to have a glass of wine then I make sure I eat a healthy meal and I won’t have dessert. That’s what balance means to me.’

For those who have been out of the exercise game for a while but want to start it up again, Lauren said they need to think about why they’re wanting to get back into it.

The former Wiggles member said if they don’t have a purpose or intention that’s strong enough then they won’t get started nor will they stay committed.

Many people struggle to find balance in their lives but Lauren explained it’s all about people being clear about their goals and being organised enough to achieve them.

Lauren learnt how to fit exercise into her days due to her hectic schedule when she toured with The Wiggles.

‘My top tip for both fitness and wellness is to stay consistent. When Spring comes around and the weather warms up try to workout outside as much as possible,’ she said.

‘Make the most of the warmer weather and sunshine as there’s no better feeling for your body and your mind that training outdoors in the sunshine.’

Lauren also revealed what she eats in an average day to keep in shape as exercise and diets go hand in hand.

The first thing she does when she wakes up is drink a couple of glasses of water.

‘Then I’ll have an espresso and get ready to train,’ she said.

Although she has a strict diet she ensures to keep it balanced so will have the occasional glass of wine or chocolate

‘I don’t like to eat before I train, I tend to graze as the day goes on and don’t sit down and eat big meals,’ Lauren added.

She eats breakfast after her morning workout, which varies from bananas and fruit to a protein shake or if she’s really hungry she has poached eggs with avocado.

‘Lunch would be some type of garden salad with a protein, probably chicken or tuna, or if I’m running around I will grab a couple of rice paper rolls,’ she said.

‘Afternoon snack would most likely be a piece of fruit or a protein bar and dinner is always a plate of veggies with either a piece of chicken, salmon or red meat.

‘Maybe a couple of pieces of chocolate after dinner and then an apple to finish it all off.’

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