WHEN Cheryl Cole flashed her seventh tattoo, a giant vine-like design sprawling from her back down to her thigh, it wasn’t her new ink that caught the eye. The 27-year-old’s cellulite-free bum and thighs were far more impressive than the extensive body art.
No amount of glugging water or furious skin brushing will get you perfect pins like that – Cheryl’s secret weapon is VacuFit and now that it has arrived on our shores, it promises to give Irish ladies’ legs the X Factor.
In the past Cheryl admitted that, like 90 per cent of women, she suffered from the tell-tale signs of cellulite – dimples on her thighs.
“There’s nothing worse than the dreaded orange peel, I hate it,” the singer admitted. “I flick through magazines and see Kate Moss has got cellulite and it makes me feel happier about myself.”
These days Cheryl doesn’t have to check out unflattering pictures of supermodels to boost her self-esteem, after turning to VacuFit she has finally banished cellulite. VacuFit consists of a sealed waist-high cabin that combines exercise on a treadmill with gentle pressure applied by the VacuFit capsule. A hit in both America and the UK among celebrities and beauty buffs alike, machine is now in salons in Ireland. Deciding to put the VacuFit’s reputation to the test, I visited the Perfect Body Beauty Salon in Tallaght, in Dublin, one of the few places in Ireland that is using the device. Speaking to salon owner Agnieszka Agnus, she highlighted the massive interest in the product.
“I see women of all ages come through the doors from 19 to 50 years of age, from new mums to brides to be.
They are all looking to tone up and rid themselves of cellulite,” she said. Although losing an inch off your waist things as well as some weight is guaranteed from the 30-minute workout, Agnieszka is quick to point out that it does not come without hard work. “People expect to see results immediately but you need to do at least ten sessions before you can see real visible results and a healthy diet is crucial to the programme,” she explained.
Deciding to take the bull by the horns, I suited up in a specialised vacuum skirt designed to hook up to the machine which in turn places pressure on your lower body. With six different levels of intensity, I decided to choose level two thinking it would be a breeze. But as the treadmill warmed up I soon understood what was exactly meant by the word vacuum as increasing pressure travelled its way along my stomach and thighs.
Enclosed in my cocoon, the suction worked its magic; the treadmill all the while showing no mercy as I pounded my way to the finish.
Stepping out of the machine, my skin was visibly smoother and on a quick measurement it was revealed that I had lost one inch on my waist and thighs so I’m converted.
With prices varying from €25 for one session to €160 for 10 sessions, this is one sure way to be a give your legs and bum the X Factor.
The Perfect Body Beauty Salon is situated in Ground Floor, First Active House, Old Blessington Road, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. For more information, email email@example.com.
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