Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall claims 'fizzy yoga' saved her life

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The 56-year-old swears by a new hybrid yoga craze that's got New York talking...

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Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall has revealed she's addicted to 'fizzy yoga' - a type of hybrid fitness class that combines massage, meditative breathing, physio adjustments and yoga poses.

The 56-year-old credits Physiyoga (aka 'fizzy yoga') for "saving her life" during a gruelling three month run of her latest stage show, Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic.

The physiotherapy mixed with yoga craze started in New York and it's taken the fitness scene there by storm. Kim even admitted to The Times that she hasn't been so passionate about an exercise regime since Jane Fonda's aerobics classes of the 1980s. Wow.

Kim is so hooked that she asked her Manhattan physiyoga teacher, Diana Zotos, to fly to London while she performed on the West End. She also credits London-based instructor, Helen O'Neill, with "saving her life" when she was battling a sore right knee, stiff sacrum and "bruises bigger than a professional snowboarder".

She said, "As I get older, I find that cardio is less important to me. What I want to do more of is intense stretching. I'm not worried about injuring myself because a regular yoga instructor isn't versed in the way of the body like a trained physio is."

During her famous stint as Samantha Jones in Sex and the City, Kim claims her high impact fitness regime was a disaster.

She admitted, "I'd do massive sessions of heavy cardio before each series started and then no exercise at all during filming. I'd just collapse at the weekends."

Now, Kim does two hourly session a week in her penthouse London flat and credits 'fizzy yoga' for helping her live a pain-free life.

What do you think of Kim's fitness craze?



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