How does WAG Pia Miller stay in shape? We quiz her on all things health and fitness

Pia Miller health and fitness regime - Women's Health & Fitness

Her life looks like one long glamour moment, but model, mum and WAG Pia Miller is firmly in touch with her trackie dack side.

As a mum, model and actress, fitness means endurance and stamina. For me personally, it’s about the way you feel, not so much about appearance, but having endurance and stamina. The more I look after myself, the better I feel.

Eating healthy is important to my whole family. We eat as raw as we can, eat lots of greens and fish and try to limit meat and heavy dairies. We eat quite well, and for my boys, with so much temptation for junk food, it’s really important that they eat healthily and keep their immune system strong.

The best meal I have ever eaten is a salad that my mum makes. I’m a bit of a salad girl. This recipe is avocados stuffed with tuna meat on lettuce greens. It’s just so good and so filling, and really healthy.

I would describe my lifestyle as busy. You won’t see me at too many social things, unless it’s an event or part of my work, but when I’m not working I like to be with my boys and just hang out, be a mum.

Keeping a balance is important to me because I don’t think anybody needs to miss out – my kids, work or [AFL footballer] Brad. It’s a bit of a juggling act, but it’s really important.

My workout philosophy is to combine weights or high-cardio with a low-impact regime like yoga or Pilates for rest and recovery. As my husband says, “you’ll blow out” if you don’t take the time to rest and recover; your body will be sore and won’t be able to cope with it. I love my sleep, so if I’m sore I’ll stay in bed. For me, it’s about balancing the two – eating right and sleeping right. I’m a big sleep advocate.

For me, a good gym has everything under one roof. Where I work out, at Kaya Health Club [in Melbourne’s Prahran], there’s your traditional gym equipment, and yoga and Pilates, so you can go on the treadmill or do a bit of bike training then go and take a yoga class. They also offer specialised yoga and authentic yoga. Specialised yoga is my favourite class.

My beauty regime is all about washing everything off at the end of the day and having a clean, fresh face. Sometimes I use a pre-cleanser; it’s an oil-based cleanser that takes off oil-based make-up. Sometimes just cleaning isn’t enough and this has you go to bed with a really clean face. My top beauty secrets are an eyelash curler and Clarins Beauty Flash Balm.

The perfect weekend for me would be Friday night, after school, hanging out with my boys and my mum and maybe a sneaky glass of champagne to unwind. On Saturday and Sunday, my family and I will all go to the park. My siblings live in the same neighbourhood so we all take our kids to the park and play music, kick the footy around and eat delicious food.

To unwind after a long day, Brad and I will have a cup of tea with some chocolate biscuits.

Something people wouldn’t know about me is that although my life seems glamorous, you’ll probably most often see me in track pants on the weekend with my hair up in a bun and no make-up.

The best thing about being a mum is learning every day. Whether it’s about myself, my children or about this life that we’re living.

The best advice I’ve ever received is ‘if you imagine it, you can create it’.

The most interesting person I’ve met was a film producer in the US who owned a production company. He was a wealth of knowledge and we talked about everything from imagination to creativity, enlightenment and the universe. I wasn’t expecting to have one of those conversations and it really was one of the most interesting I’ve ever had.

When I was a kid I wanted to be a pilot. Don’t ask me why.

The person who inspires me most is my mum.

I’m listening to Marvin Gaye right now.

The most exciting place I’ve travelled to would be Laos. I went there on a UNICEF field trip. I’ll never forget it; it was so eye-opening yet so beautiful. A close second would have to be my home, Chile.

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