Fitness: Dancing on Ice’s Ria Hebden shares exercise plan
Dancing on Ice is expected to return to our screens in January of next year. Express.co.uk spoke to TV presenter Ria Hebden, known for sharing entertainment on ITV’s Lorraine, to see how she’s preparing for it.
The next day, she made a big reveal live on Lorraine where she works as an entertainment presenter.
Ria said: “It was really special to break the news about Lorraine.”
The superwoman is currently juggling presentations on Lorraine and All Around Britain, and has already started her second week of training for Dancing on Ice. She thanks her busy schedule for helping her stay in shape.
Ria said: “Last week we were in Gloucestershire filming and then I rushed into ice skating training.”
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The training so far is all about learning the “basics”, and Ria “enjoys the process”.
She admitted that she couldn’t skate very well after learning to skate at the Bradford rink in Yorkshire as a child and had no professional dance training, but that she ” certainly has rhythm “.
Nonetheless, her inexperience in ice skating does not deter her, in fact Ria finds it “empowering” as she states that “as a woman it is important to put yourself forward”.
The support she received also helps motivate her, with many people in her hometown texting her that they also learned to skate on that same rink in Bradford.
She mentioned that she practiced “every Sunday at home” and that she had tried ashtanga, vinyasa flow and, more recently, hotpod yoga.
Health and fitness are very important to Ria, who started doing virtual workouts on YouTube last year and still engages in them “a few times a week”.
Regarding her diet, she mentioned that her husband is “a very good cook” and prepares many healthy meals for their families.
Ria added that she drinks “a lot of water” and takes “a lot of vitamins”.
Rehearsals start in two weeks, but Ria looks more than ready for the challenge.
This raises the ultimate question: who will she be associated with as a skating partner?
Ria commented that she “has someone in mind” but “all of them are fantastic” and whoever she is, she knows “it will be an amazing trip”.
What she knows for sure is that she is “going to grow up with the glitter” and can’t wait to see the “Saturday night glam!”