Maddy on new fitness regime
Madonna has signed up to the latest exercise fad – and it involves being stretched on a rack.
Gyrotonics is normally used by ballet dancers and gymnasts, but the Queen Of Pop has begun visiting a North London gym once a week for her own 90-minute session, which sees her strapped down with legs in stirrups and pulleys stretching her limbs.
A member of the gym told the Daily Mirror: “It may resemble an instrument of medieval torture but it works miracles. When your feet are strapped in the stirrups it’s a bit like getting ready for a gynaecological examination. But it’s great for your posture and exercises parts of your body other methods can’t reach.”
The paper claims the mum-of-two pays £90 for her sessions with expert James D’Silva, who she first started seeing for Pilates classes.
Muscular Mrs Ritchie, 46, particularly likes the fact that the £3,500 machine develops longer limbs and a more elegant look.
The system was originally developed by a Romanian ballet dancer to help prepare dancers for the stage.