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Looking Good: DWTS’ Peta Murgatroyd

By Kristy Johnson.

She’s just won the latest season of Dancing With The Stars US, alongside partner Donald Driver, making her hot property. Here, Dance Informa caught up with Aussie native Peta Murgatroyd, to find out how she stays looking so good outside of the dance studio.

How would you describe your exercise regime? What forms of exercise do you enjoy the most?

I have to work out every day. I need to break a sweat. Running is my main go-to, whether on the road or on the treadmill. I also love to go hiking at Runyon Canyon.

How important is it for you to exercise outside of the dance studio?

Right now with the current season of The US Dancing With The Stars, I haven’t done much exercise outside of dancing. During the off-season I really need to keep my body in shape, as I’m not dancing as much as I do when I’m on Dancing With The Stars.

Do you work with a personal trainer?

Yes, his name is David Walters. I work out with him twice a week. We do strength training, to keep my body strong, and Muay Thai.

Peta Murgatroyd Dancing With The Stars

Photos by Rod Foster

Are there any fitness trends you would be keen on giving a go?

Zumba and Bikram Yoga.

Are you quite strict with your diet? What would you eat on an average day?

I usually eat chicken salads, granola bars, vegetables and a little bit of chocolate.

What would be your favourite healthy snacks to eat, when you’re on the go?

I love granola bars, dried fruit and Gatorade.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Yes, I love bread and pasta.

Being a professional dancer, do you find pressure to always stay looking so good?

Always – especially coming from a ballet background, as you always have to keep slim.

When you have free time, how do you like to pamper yourself?

With massages, facials, pedicures and all the girly stuff.

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