Inside Perrie Edwards gruelling pre-holiday workout with two-minute planks and fitness challenges

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Perrie Edwards has shared an insight into her holiday prep after she said she often picked herself apart after seeing pictures of herself.

Despite being one quarter of the world's most gorgeous girlband Little Mix, Perrie confessed her own insecurities and recently asked her fans not to repost any snaps of her while she was on holiday.

The 27 year old pop star took to her Instagram to reveal how she had asked for the help of personal trainer Danielle Peazer, who trains her clients using a dance based method, while in lockdown to get fit and healthy ahead of her trip away.

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Perrie shared a paparazzi picture of herself carefully balanced on top of a paddle board in the water looking glamorous in a red knitted bikini with her blonde hair down.

But she wrote alongside it: "I will never be able to control being photographed without being aware. I always dread post-holiday pics, I reached out to my girl @daniellepeazer (very last minute) before my holiday and she put me through my paces and I'm so thankful.

"Because for the first time, I didn't cry I didn't pick myself apart and in the words of Elsa – I'm learning to "let it go!"

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During lockdown Perrie had been keeping herself busy tracking calories she'd burned with her other family members via her Apple iWatch.

Now ahead of her holiday, Perrie's trainer Danielle revealed what she had Perrie doing to get in shape after she confessed that she thought the singer would "bail after two days" because she was so busy.

"But not only did she show up ready to work every single day (mostly before she went on to do a full days rehearsing/shooting/working) she also put in extra work when I wasn't there (and sent me videos of her doing my challenges to prove it).

"She learned to love what her body can do through exercise rather than torturing it into getting result," Danielle wrote.

"We worked together on a @daniellepeazermethod routine focusing on her needs and kept it fun at the same time, even though she swore at me when I wouldn't let her drop from a two minute plank.

"She motivated me to be the best trainer I could be and am so grateful for the trust she has in me and DPM to help her feel her best."


Danielle's method combines traditional fitness exercises with dance cardio, and regularly posts mini challenges on her Instagram for her followers to try out, which Perrie also took part in.

One in particular involves a 500 rep lower body challenge, with 20 rises, 20 squat pulses, 20 alternate lunges, 20 glute bridges and 20 clams, repeating each set five times.

Another that Danielle tagged with the hashtag "trainlikeadancer" involved a 500 rep ab challenge a 20 second plank hold twist, 20 plank twists, 20 dead bugs, 20 pulse crunches and 20 bicycle crunches all again repeated five times each.

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The hard work appeared to pay off for Perrie who opened up about how she felt about her appearance to Glamour UK about why she wished she was kinder to herself.

"I'm going to be honest and say, the times I actually pick myself apart and feel miserable is when I get papped in a bikini. Or papped in a way that one, I'm not aware that I'm being papped. And two, it makes me feel dirty.

"People will say to me, "Oh, you look great!" I'm like, "Are you kidding me? Do I look like that?" Then I'll cry. Like, I'll actually cry. I’ll say, "I'm hideous, I'm this and this." It really gets to me and I have to remind myself to let it go. It's a few bad pictures, who cares? But it takes a lot to get to that point. It’s easier said than done – it’s really horrible."

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