Lauren and Simon favourite Sydney Weekender

Lizzy gets Wiggly and catches up with “Red Wiggle” Simon Pryce and his gorgeous new wife, Loz Hannaford. They’re showing Lizzy some of their favourite weekend hangs in and around their Clovelly stomping ground.


Watch Lauren tackle the Ninja Warrior course

Ninja run: Lauren Hannaford | Australian Ninja Warrior 2018


Ninja Lauren and Simon take over the today show

Husband and wife, Simon Pryce and Lauren Hannaford, who are best known as the Red Wiggle and ex-Dorothy the Dinosaur talk to TODAY about their Ninja Warrior experience.


Nurses are getting strong with Loz

Some #Canberra nurses are participating in a 12 week national campaign, to improve their health and wellbeing.
‘Nurse Strong’ recognises caring for others, often means the health professionals neglect themselves.


Lauren and Simon’s secret to a happy marriage

They celebrated their first wedding anniversary earlier this year.
And Red Wiggle Simon Pryce, 46, and fitness trainer Lauren Hannaford, 32, have shared the secret behind their happy marriage.
The smitten couple, who have been together for seven years, told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday they make each other a priority and share a mutual respect.
‘Our relationship grows with love, respect and enthusiasm’: The Wiggles’ Simon Pryce, 46, and wife Lauren Hannaford, 32, have revealed the secret to their happy marriage
‘Our relationship gets stronger and stronger every day,’ Simon said.
‘I love every minute of being married to Lauren. I loved the feeling of committing our lives to one another in front of all our family and friends on our wedding day.’
Lauren added: ‘Our relationship continues to grow every day with love, respect and enthusiasm for each other. I feel so proud and excited when I refer to Simon as my husband. I am so grateful to have met such an incredible man.’
The couple met in 2011 after Lauren, a former gymnast, was asked to tour with The Wiggles as Dorothy the Dinosaur.
‘We had an instant attraction and bond together. We were touring with The Wiggles and started training together and a beautiful friendship was formed,’ Simon said.
‘We were inseparable straight away,’ Lauren added.
‘We built such a wonderful friendship through touring and training together which naturally progressed into an incredible relationship and the love that we now share together,’ she explained
In 2016, Simon proposed to Lauren during a romantic trip to Paris and they tied the knot the following year in Sydney.
FHIT entrepreneur Lauren said it’s her dream to one day become a mother.
‘We are excited about the idea of having a family,’ she said.
Simon added: ‘Lauren and I would love to have children one day. We are both excited about the idea of one day being parents.’
Simon joined The Wiggles family in 2002 as a voice artist, eventually becoming a fully fledged member in 2013.


Love, work and travel

Red Wiggle Simon Pryce and his wife, Laura Hannaford, have celebrated their first wedding anniversary this year! ♥

Love with The Wiggles
Red Wiggle Simon Pryce and his wife, Laura Hannaford, have celebrated their first wedding anniversary this year! <3
Posted by The Daily Edition on Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Lauren and Simon – How we met

Simon Pryce (aka ‘the Red Wiggle’) met Lauren Hannaford on tour. The former elite gymnast – who’d go on to play Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Dorothy the Dinosaur (if you’re not familiar with The Wiggles, don’t worry about it) – was touring as a dancer with the popular children’s group.

“Lauren was one of the fittest people I’ve ever seen,” Pryce tells 9Honey.

He turns to his wife.

“I was just amazed, and blown away by your athletic ability and your talent.”

“I thought, ‘Geez he’s tall, and he’s so nice!'” Hannaford says.

“He was so welcoming of me in this world that felt so foreign to me at the time – just really comforting.”

Ask any couple what they love most about each other and you get a touching response, sure. To see both of them moved to tears is slightly less common.

When Hannaford tells Pryce how grateful she is for his constant support and encouragement, he starts to cry. (I’m not making this up – watch the video.)

“You have the biggest heart,” he tells her.

“You’re so generous to everybody around you – and that smile, that beautiful heart – it’s just a joy, every single day.”

“This is ridiculous!” she says, and promptly starts crying as well.

LISTEN: Children’s author Mem Fox talks about the benefits of reading to your kids, on this week’s episode of the Honey Mums podcast. (Post continues below.)



Couples that train together…

Exercising with your partner is one of the best ways to get motivated — which is probably why Simon Pryce and Lauren Hannaford are both super fit.
Hannaford is a former elite gymnast and personal trainer who met Simon Pryce when both were performers in the Wiggles: he’s donned the familiar red skivvy, while she was a little less unrecognisable as Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and Dorothy the Dinosaur. The super-fit couple even competed together on Australian Ninja Warrior this year.
“A massive part of our relationship and how we got together has been training,” Pryce told Coach. “I learned very early on not to try to keep up with her!”
Hannaford, 32, is the brains (and body) behind 
FHIT, an online fitness program focused on bodyweight training workouts. In this video interview with 9Honey, she and Pryce talk about…
Why bodyweight exercise is one of the best modes of fitness
“I think it’s the best way to have functional fitness.” Hannaford says — meaning it’s a style of workout that will prime you for things you do when you’re not exercising. “Everyday function is going to be far easier.”
“Because I’m away so much [touring] I do lots of exercise in hotel rooms and backstage of theatres,” adds Pryce, 46. “That’s the beauty of bodyweight stuff — you can do it anywhere.
Why couples should exercise together
“You’re in that vulnerable state and you have a deeper level of connection once you finish a workout and feel exhausted,” Hannaford says.
“There are days when I’m so tired and Loz will say ‘Come on, we can do something’,” says Pryce. “If you’re in it together it sets up a healthier lifestyle.”
How to make time for exercise
“You have to make it a priority,” Pryce says. “You have to decide the night before when you’re going to do it [the next day].”



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