Former Biggest Loser Australia trainer Tiffiny Hall doesn’t give up her martial arts-inspired workouts – but she does trade heavy carbs for greener produce when spring hits.
The 35-year-old mother from Melbourne told Daily Mail Australia that ‘hearty vegetables and slow-cook dinners are out’ for her as the weather heats up fresh, zesty salads and fruits are in.
Her cafe-inspired breakfast of charred greens made with asparagus, broccolini, feta and a boiled egg contains just the right amount of protein and vitamins to keep her energised until lunch.
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Former Biggest Loser Australia trainer Tiffiny Hall doesn’t sway on her martial arts-inspired workouts but she does trade heavy carbs for greener produce when spring hits
Tiffiny enjoys meal prepping much of her food so it needs to be quick and easy to make on the go
What is Tiff’s spring day on a plate?
Then for lunch it’s an easy chicken taco recipe she invented for all her TIFF.XO program followers so she – and they – could enjoy a healthier take on traditional Mexican food.
‘Deliciously light yet filling, these zesty tacos are a family favourite. They’re also great for entertaining – just add a jug of sangria,’ Tiffiny said.
As a snack throughout the day the dedicated black belt in Taekwondo grills pineapple skewers on the barbecue, which can also double as a dessert after dinner.
Adding a small amount of vanilla yoghurt to a bowl offers a much-needed calcium boost and makes for the perfect pineapple topping.
After giving birth to Arnold in 2017 Tiffiny worked slowly, but consistently, to shed almost 30 kilos of baby weight over the course of 17 months
As a snack throughout the day the dedicated black belt in Taekwondo grills pineapple skewers on the barbecue, which can also double as a dessert after dinner
Tiff’s five minute body shred
Tiffiny’s body shred is one that can be done anywhere and with little equipment:
*Elevated push ups
*High leg kicks
*Weights move from side-to-side
For a regular dinner at home with her son Arnold and husband Ed Kavalee, Tiffiny whips up a steak sandwich salad bowl as a modern twist on the pub classic.
‘Made with rump steak, cherry tomatoes, button mushroom and torn sourdough bread, my Steak Sandwich Salad Bowl is a nutritious and tasty way to end a busy and active day,’ she said.
After giving birth to Arnold in 2017 Tiffiny worked slowly, but consistently, to shed almost 30 kilos of baby weight over the course of 17 months.
Tiffiny and her 63-year-old mother look like they could be sisters – proving that strong runs in the family
For a regular dinner at home with her son Arnold and husband Ed Kavalee, Tiffiny whips up a steak sandwich salad bowl as a modern twist on the pub classic
Always honest with her 200,000 followers online the Aussie health expert recently shared two candid snaps showing how she looked at eight weeks postpartum and at nine months after birth.
She explained then that ‘bouncing forward’ allowed her to commit to a regime of regular workouts.
‘From the outset, I want to tell you that I was no less happy in picture one because my body was bigger or different,’ she wrote on the social media post.
‘The only difference between these two pics is the side effect of doing what I love: moving and helping others to move.’
She told her fans the first photo at eight weeks postpartum showed the reality of being a new mum: ‘breastfeeding, busy and sleep-deprived’.
Australian fitness guru Tiffiny Hall recently shared a photo of herself eight weeks post partum (pictured left) and at nine months after giving birth (pictured right)
Documenting the journey: Complications during pregnancy meant Tiffiny had to put exercise on hold, a situation which led to her gaining 30 kg
‘I’m five sizes bigger than my pre-Arnold body – but in this moment I don’t care. I couldn’t be more proud of my body for giving me my son,’ Tiffiny said.
‘It was day one back at work (I’d been working from home, but this was my first commitment that required leaving the house – any new mum knows this is a big deal) and Arnold was with me in the studio.’
What makes the snap memorable was it marked the first day Tiffiny was able to return to exercise, something she could only manage for a few minutes at a time.
‘I could only manage five minutes, with low-impact modifications, but my smile says it all! I got it in,’ she said.
Tiffiny said she took the pressure off feeling as if she had to return to her pre-pregnancy size by being ‘proud of my body for giving me my son’
But soon those five minutes turned into 20 – which is how long her new Hyper workouts last – and she was nailing push ups, jabs and high kicks in the dojo.
Within four months she had lost 21 kilos and was on her way to building a stronger and leaner body than ever before.
To target her abdominals Tiffiny likes ‘around the world sit ups’ and ‘plank butt kicks’.
The kicks involve 30 seconds of planking, before lifting one leg at a time, curling up your heel and kicking your bottom.
Around-the-world sit-ups are little more complicated.
How to tone your back with Tiffiny
‘My best advice would be to start with boxing. Because you can’t spot reduce fat you need to decrease your body fat percentage first,’ the 33-year-old told FEMAIL.
‘Boxing is a great way to build lean muscle mass and tone your entire body. You can do drills like jab-cross-punch and see how many you get done in a minute. Then try to beat that score each time.
Tiffiny Hall (pictured) hits the gym during the winter months
‘You could also have a partner hold a pillow above your head and punch directly upwards for a minute at full intensity. If you’re on your knees while doing the exercise it will really work into your shoulders.’
Also just holding a regular push up position without doing the push up works your back, obliques, arms and core all in one go. To make it harder Tiffiny encourages those daring enough to try it to pick up one palm and touch your underarm, put it down, and repeat.
Despite the fact Tiffiny could only manage five minutes of exercise at a time when she first started working out after giving birth, she soon built this up to 20 minutes a day
Starting on your hands and knees you need to swing out one leg at a time from your body, meeting it with your other hand.
Meanwhile to engage her back and arms she’ll do a round of boxing or just hold a regular push up position without actually moving.
To make it harder Tiffiny encourages those daring enough to try it to pick up one palm and touch your underarm, put it down, and repeat.
She follows her own nutrition-based program as often as she can while incorporating bursts of yoga, martial arts and strength-based weightlifting.
Meanwhile to engage her back and arms she’ll do a round of boxing or just hold a regular push up position without actually moving