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Courtney Allan

Revealed: This is the workout behind Adele's incredible weight loss

After splitting up with her husband Simon Konecki, Adele has bounced back looking healthier than ever – and it’s all thanks to a full body workout called reformer Pilates.

The Sun has reported that insiders close to Adele say that she is “feeling better than ever”.

“Adele has been out enjoying herself and she sees that as her priority at the moment, along with being a mum to Angelo. She has been loving her new workout regime and it really works for her," The Sun reports.

“It’s a bonus that she has shifted some weight. Her mates are glad she’s letting loose and there’s nothing but good feelings towards her. She’s got a new lease of life.”

Ali Handley, founder of Bodylove Pilates in Woollahra, NSW, says that the strength-based workout isn’t about losing weight and is instead about achieving tone.

“Long, lean muscles are the goal, a pilates body will appear smaller, with or without weight loss,” she told Body and Soul.

“You will burn calories and change the shape of your muscles and you can use the reformer machine to do cardio classes."

Maria Lawley, owner of KX Pilates agrees.

“This technique burns more calories per minute and results in a much stronger post-exercise reaction, which means you will continue to burn calories hours after the class has finished,” she says.

“One of my favourite quotes from Joseph Pilates [the founder of pilates] regarding the reformer is, ‘On this machine you can climb mountains, swim seas and walk the earth – all while lying down,'" Ms Lawley says.