During a recent trip to London, I sat down with the very engaging Desirèe Henry, Olympic medalist and Adidas athlete. When we spoke, the English sprinter was only days away from winning silver in the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the World Championships, adding yet another medal to her already growing collection. Based on our conversation, you never would have guessed that she was in the throes of an intense competition; she was incredibly warm and at ease throughout our evening chat.
She shared that just that week, her mom was calling on her for fitness advice; specifically, a workout. Desirèe more than obliged, creating a quick four-move circuit. “For me it’s all about the core and the abs,” she said. “I do a little bit every day — even if it’s just before bed.”
What I love about this workout from Desirèe is that while it’s beginner-friendly, it’s still great for someone more advanced. It may only be four moves, but it manages to hit every key area of the core. Desirèe recommends doing this workout while also cranking up some Rihanna or Beyoncé. “They’re strong ladies and they really get you in the mood to work out,” she said.