Naomi Campbell practises pilates every morning.

Naomi Campbell practises pilates every morning.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell revealed the secret behind her famous figure this week.

The British model posted a snap on WhoSay of her morning workout regime with the caption: 'Morning darling stretch and Rise #davehigginspilates.'

The caption refers to Naomi's favourite London trainer, Dave Higgins, who founded studio TenPilates; the pioneers of dynamic pilates, a more intense form of the popular exercise class.

In an interview with Harpers Bazaar, the supermodel recently revealed pilates as an essential part of her morning routine in between juice drinks and herbal tea.

In the picture Naomi poses on a pilates reformer bed, costing over $2000; but if you're a pilates beginner and don't want to remortgage the house in the name of exercise we've got three essential  pilates exercises to get you started on the path to your very own supermodel body!

Pilates is a great workout to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture.

1. The Mermaid with Twist

(a) Sit on your left hip, with your left leg flat on the floor, knee bent, leaning on your left hand. Resting all your weight on your left arm, straighten both legs and raise your hips towards the ceiling with your right arm extended overhead.

(b) Twist to the left and down, reaching your right arm under your torso. Return to the lifted position.

One set of 10 reps.

2. Two-by-four

(a) Stand straight with your toes turned out and heels together. Rise up on to the balls of your feet. Bend into a plié for four counts. Lower your heels to the floor and straighten to standing.

(b) Then reverse the movement: lower into a plié for four counts, quickly lift your heels, straighten your knees and lower back down.

One set of 15 reps.

3. Swiss ball handstand

(a) Assume a push-up position with your arms completely straight with hands slightly wider than your shoulders, shins resting on the Swiss ball. Without bending your knees, roll the ball towards your body by raising your hips as high as you can.

(b) Pause, then return the ball to the starting position by lowering your hips.

One set of 10 reps.


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