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Fergie’s fantastic fitness

Fergie's trainer has explained how to get a strong and toned body like the Black Eyed Peas' star.

The 39-year-old singer is mother to 15-month-old Axl with her husband Josh Duhamel. She is rumoured to have dropped 50lbs. since the tot was born and showed off how in shape she is at the American Music Awards at the end of last month.

Fergie's figure is lean and strong, which is the result of how hard she works according to her trainer Natasha Kufa.

"She's amazingly dedicated," the fitness expert told the American edition of OK! magazine. "She's intense and never makes excuses to skip a workout."

Also important is the Black Eyed Peas' diet. Natasha doesn't like her clients to feel deprived, so comes up with ways for them to indulge in what they like while still maintaining their figures.

For Fergie, this means feasting on an egg-white omelette and whole grain toast for breakfast, a salad with chicken and avocado for lunch and grilled fish with quinoa and vegetables for dinner. She's allowed snacks too, so has things like nuts and vegetables with dip.

Then it's time for exercise, with Natasha helping the star focus on various body parts six days a week for around two hours a time. As for most women Fergie likes to do squats to work on her legs, repeating three sets of between 15 and 20 at a time.

She also does specific exercises to keep her shoulders toned.

"We use three-pound weights and do high repetitions, which burns more calories and creates muscle definition," Natasha explained. "Front raises for two minutes, side raises for another two - for as many reps as she can do. After a break, we do overheard presses with straight arms."

The star works her biceps using a large rubber band, which she stands on with her feet hip width apart. She then tugs on the band as she curls her biceps into her chest.

Crunches ensure her abs are tip-top, with Fergie simply doing as many as possible - between a staggering 200 and 600.

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