5 Step Fat Attack
Richards was horrified when
she looked in the mirror where was
the slim, fit, glamorous pop star whod
been with Steps? But she wanted to
do something about it. She did, and it
5 Step Fat Attack is
out now on DVD and shows how she
dropped five dress sizes!
DO YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR and wonder where that overweight person came
from? For Claire Richards it was a double-whammy because she had been a glamorous
pop star, performing with Steps and dancing energetically as part of the band.
Her weight-loss, fat-burning and re-energising routine Claire
Richards' 5 Step Fat Attack is now available on
DVD and shows you how she lost five stone and dropped an amazing five dress
After leaving Steps, the regular dance routines and constant activity that kept
Claire trim came to an end. She put on weight and tried everything to lose it;
but it was not until she got together with trainer Chris Laing to devise a fitness
regime that she found something that really worked and gave her back her body
A year on, Claire is back down to size 10, using "the funkiest fat-burning exercise
plan ever". And now that she is fit and in shape, Claire wants to share the
5 Step Fat Attack designed not only to make you lose weight and
get fit but also to have a great time while you're doing it.
Claire's busy lifestyle meant she wanted something that was simple to follow
and could be done anytime at home. The 5 Step Fat Attack is fun and includes
a selection of great fat-busting exercises in a series of easy-to-follow routines.
Sing along to your favourite party hits at the same time. The minutes will just
Described as "fresh and exciting", Claire Richards' 5 Step Fat Attack sees
Claire working out with hunky Chris and four fit, attractive guys who show the
routines at different fitness levels; so you can use this DVD whatever age or
ability you are.
Chris takes you through five exhilarating workout sections starting with the
essential warm up and finishing with the important cool down to avoid injury.
You can work through the DVD or choose from three main sections to work in a
way that suits you. Claire also demonstrates low impact options for some of
the moves to follow if the full-on moves are too tough to begin with. If any
are too difficult, move at your own pace and work up to it.
ENGAGE YOUR BODY WARM-UP: Get yourself motivated with this
all-round routine that prepares the body for the Combat techniques and includes
stretches and simple choreography to get you in the mood, gradually increasing
in intensity to warm up the muscles and increase the heartbeat.
FAT ASSAULT AEROBICS: Burn some serious calories or take it easier as
you improve your cardiovascular fitness and experience improvements in your
co-ordination, muscle strength, posture, agility and flexibility.
COMBAT MANOEUVRES: Turn up the heat and the intensity for this empowering
workout. Blitz your body with some serious combat moves strikes, kicks
and punches are taught effectively. Maximise your workout and gain the results
you want faster. High energy stuff to keep you feeling motivated.
TARGET AND TONE: A variety of toning exercises for the whole body that
encourages core stabilisation. Tighten up that waist, sculpt your body, build
stronger and leaner muscles and improve your posture. Look and feel fantastic.
AT EASE COOL DOWN: Relax and stretch those muscles to increase
your flexibility and reduce stress levels, promoting your general well-being
and vitality. A superb end to the workout, raising self-esteem and leaving you
completely energised. And don't forget to breathe as you exercise!
Claire Richards' 5 Step Fat Attack DVD is simply great; with Chris Laing's
enthusiastic and sexy voice encouraging you as you follow through the routines
that really do make a difference. Claire advises that if you work out just three
times a week to her 5 Step Fat Attack and eat sensibly you should be
able to watch the pounds melt away as your figure transforms.
You could also have fun and vary the workout or just tone up as and when you
have time available by taking advantage of the DVD technology that allows viewers
to select key workout sections.
Get your body moving and your heart pounding to the soundtrack that includes
such favourites as Tragedy, Better The Devil You Know, Stomp,
5,6,7,8, Chain Reaction, Better Best Forgotten, Heartbeat
and Claire and H performing smash hits DJ and Only Half A Heart.
This is Claire's DVD so she is the star. Claire Richards' 5 Step Fat Attack
is presented by the lovely Chris Laing. Choreographer is Deanne Berry; Artistic
Director is Christopher Manoe; Producer is Antoinette Roper; and Director is
Neil Waddington. The dancers are: Brett Rosengreen; Jack Jefferson; Tom Goodall.
The Shoot Venue is Liquid Nightclub, Uxbridge, Middlesex.
Claire was, she says, "fat, uncomfortable and miserable… things had to change
so I made the change". From bloated back to babe again, Claire is now
fitter, healthier and happier. So can you be with Claire Richard's 5 Step
Fat Attack DVD.
The following songs are performed by Steps: Tragedy (Barry Gibb/Robin
Gibb) | Better The Devil You Know (Mike Stock/Matt Aitken/Pete Waterman)
| The Last Thing On My Mind (Pete Waterman/Sarah Elizabeth Dallin/Keren
Jane Woodward) | Stomp (Mark Paul Topham/Karl Francis Twigg/Rita Belinda
Angelina Campbell/Neil Rodgers/Bernard Edwards) | 5,6,7,8 (Barry John
Upton/Stephen Andrew Crosby) | After The Love Has Gone (Karl Twigg/Mark
Topham) | Chain Reaction (Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb/Maurice Gibb) | Here
& Now (Andreas Michael Carlsson/Ali Thompson) | Better Best Forgotten
(Andrew Marcus Frampton/Pete Waterman) | Deeper Shade Of Blue (Karl Twigg/Mark
Topham) | When I Said Goodbye (Karl Twigg/Mark Topham) | Heartbeat
(Jackie James). The following songs are performed by Claire and H: DJ
(Graham John Stack/Paul Rein) | Only Half A Heart (Adam E Anders/Nikki
Hassman/Stephanie R Lewis).
Claire Richards' 5 Step Fat Attack
is now available on DVD, on sale nationwide. Release Date: 26 December 2008
| RRP: £19.99 | Extras: Behind The Scenes | Claire's Interview.
"Claire Richards' 5 Step Fat Attack DVD is simply great; with Chris Laing's
enthusiastic and sexy voice encouraging you as you follow through the routines
that really do make a difference" Maggie Woods, MotorBar
About Claire Richards
Claire shot to fame as part of the pop band Steps. The band released the line-dancing
classic 5,6,7,8 in 1997, which peaked at number 14 officially
becoming one of the highest-selling singles never to make it into the British
Top Ten; selling almost 200,000 copies. It did, however, become the band's first
ever Number One, hitting the top spot in Australia.
Steps had thirteen consecutive top 5 singles (bettered only by The Beatles)
and sold over twelve million singles and albums. In early 2000 Claire presented
the young talent show Steps To The Stars with band mate H (a young pre-Pop
Idol Gareth Gates appeared in the last series of the show).
Claire was also the first female presenter on SM:tv/CD:uk. She presented
Electric Circus, MTV Select and Stars And Their Doubles 2001
with Des O'Connor.
During her time in Steps Claire saw two number one singles with Heartbeat/Tragedy
and Stomp as well as a coveted Brit Award in 2000, when Steps was recognized
as the biggest selling act of that year. After a greatest hits Gold tour in
November/December 2001, the band announced their split on Boxing Day 2001.
On 27 January 2002, H and Claire made their first television appearance since
the Steps split. Appearing on SM:tv and then with Cat on CD:uk,
the duo announced their plans to continue. Only weeks later they signed a £4
Million record contact with WEA (Warners) Records. A few months later Claire
and H released their debut single as a duo, DJ, which peaked at number
3 in the British charts.
Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus rewrote some of the lyrics to Another You,
Another Me, which was originally recorded by Swedish duo Gemini. With songs
from Sam Watters (Anastasia), John Reid (Nightcrawlers), Topham
and Twig, Jorgen Elofsson and, of course, Claire and H themselves, the album
was always going to be a varied collection of songs.
During this time Claire and H also had a five-month stint at presenting SM:tv
and in April 2002 they co-presented the show with Tess Daly and Big Brother
2 winner Brian Dowling.
The duo took a long break while Claire started her family and got married, but
now she's back in the limelight all on her own.