Alongside juggling a busy schedule and raising three royal children, Kate Middleton is known to make time for herself by exercising regularly. Whether it be a run or a spot of tennis, sport is high up on Kate’s list of favourite hobbies. And when she gets the chance, exercise trend CrossFit is said to be a firm favourite of the Duchess’ too.
CrossFit is a high-intensity exercise that combines elements like gymnastics, kettlebell and weightlifting, and while the exercise isn’t for everyone, Kate is reportedly keen on it.
A spokesperson from BarBend said: “CrossFit is one of the most effective workouts for building muscle, burning fat, and toning your body, so it’s no surprise to see that Kate Middleton is a huge fan.
“The workouts can be challenging, combining weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning, however, the focus is on hitting your next fitness or strength goal, rather than the number on the scales, which helps people forget about their weight and become more confident.
“High-intensity workouts are known to have numerous benefits on mental health, too, from stress relief and sleep quality to confidence and mood.
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“With such a high-pressured role in the Royal Family, the Duchess of Cambridge is reaping huge benefits from this exercise.”
The experts at BarBend added that CrossFit is perfect for people in “high-pressured roles” just like Kate, as it may help people to de-stress.
Crossfit may also allow the Duchess to ditch “restrictive diets” as strength-training increases the body’s metabolic rate, meaning she can enjoy plenty of nutritious food.
While healthy eating is known to be a priority for Kate too, she also indulges in her favourite treats like spicy curries, pasta and a gin and tonic at the end of a long day.
While in residence at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, the Cambridges are also thought to relish long walks in the countryside.
One famous sport Kate is known to love is tennis, and she is the Patron of the Lawn Tennis Association.
Every year Kate is pictured watching all the SW19 action courtside at Wimbledon, and tennis legend Roger Federer is a family friend of the Middletons.
In the past Kate has also taken up opportunities to play tennis herself at royal engagements, recently playing in a friendly match with the US Open winner Emma Raducanu.