Actress, singer, dancer and presenter, Denise van Outen’s career spans over 30 years of entertaining us across a variety of media. Essex-based Denise likes to keep busy and recent projects in 2021 included a podcast launch, as well as becoming a brand ambassador for ReSculpt by PURESKIN, a popular contouring device. In Aspire’s exclusive interview with Denise we talk about her beauty secrets, fashion, fitness and future plans...
How is your recovery going since your injuries during “Dancing On Ice” last January – have you been able to return to previous fitness levels?
It’s been a very long recovery journey and I’m not back to normal yet. As it was a bad injury I was warned from the start that it would take time and lots of rest to fully heal. I was also told that I wouldn’t be allowed to do any core exercises during this time. For me, that’s been super difficult as I love training and naturally core work is a big element of this. Basically, anything that could impact my shoulder has been off-limits and still is. Like anyone, this had an impact on my stomach area and I certainly saw a difference in the way that I looked.
It sounds as though the partnership with ReSculpt has come at a good time.
Absolutely! I never knew there was a treatment out there that would essentially workout my stomach area, without me needing to move and that wouldn’t need to affect my shoulder. When I discovered ReSculpt I was super excited to kick off my journey with the treatments. I’d seen the super impressive before and afters so couldn’t wait to give it a go. The treatment works to burn fat, build muscle, sculpt, and define. The device contracts the muscles and is basically like a super-charged localised workout. When I heard that one session is equivalent to 20,000 sit-ups or squats, I knew I had to give it a go!
How does it work?
At your appointment, the therapist will strap two paddles to the stomach (or wherever on the body you’re targeting) and the machine will do all the work. ReSculpt uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetics to contract the muscles which helps to build and strengthen muscle and burn fat. Each session is just 30 minutes and has no downtime, which is perfect for fitting into busy schedules.
How does the treatment feel?
Totally painless! For me, I found the treatment felt like a small vibration on your stomach. At first, it feels like someone gently tapping your stomach, but I found it really relaxing.
Was there any downtime?
It is a completely non-invasive treatment which means there’s no downtime. I’ve been busy with my cabaret show, so it was perfect that I was able to have the treatment and then head straight over to the venues for the performance.
Would you recommend it?
Definitely! After my injury, I wasn’t happy with how my stomach looked and was lacking some confidence. I can’t believe how quick and easy it was to see the results – in just four sessions I had regained my confidence and was feeling more like my pre-injury self. My stomach has never looked better.
Where else on the body can it treat?
You can target any stubborn area including the buttocks, thighs, calves, upper arms, triceps, and biceps as well as the stomach, like I did.
How many treatments should you have to get noticeable results? How long do they last?
For the best results, it is recommended to have two to four sessions over two weeks. I had a total of six sessions and by the fourth session could see the difference in my stomach. I noticed the difference when I put a pair of my old skinny jeans on that I hadn’t worn for ages. They had been quite tight before, so when I got them on with ease, I realised I had lost a couple of inches around my waist.