How to get legs like Cheryl Cole: Singer's personal trainer Tracy Anderson reveals 30-day workout regime
09:43 GMT, 10 April 2012
She put on half a stone after being booted off the U.S. X Factor.
But this month Cheryl Cole unveiled a new toned physique in a tiny pair of leopard-print hotpants and tropical-inspired brassiere.
And now it has been revealed that the singer recruited Hollywood's most celebrated fitness guru, Tracy Anderson, to get back into shape.
Legs eleven: The former X Factor judge wore hotpants during filming of her new music video earlier this month
In a bid to tone up, the 28-year-old stuck to a grueling 30-day workout regime – attending hour-and-a-half gym sessions and daily dance aerobic classes – and kept a close eye on her diet.
But worried exercise would make her look bulkier, Cheryl requested an exercise plan that would avoid building muscle in unwanted areas.
Anderson, whose A-list clientele includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham told Grazia magazine: 'She wanted thinner thighs but she was worried exercise would make them bulkier.
Cheryl made a return to her day job this month having spent some time away from singing
Tracy Anderson works with Gwyneth Paltrow using the Band System which she installed in Cheryl's home
'Instead of working the main leg
muscles, I worked the tiny ones around Cheryl's thighs. This pulls the
big leg muscles in and makes her thighs look slimmer.
Fitness guru: Tracy Anderson
'She looked amazing in those tiny shorts.'
Anderson, who is based in LA and boasts gyms in New York and The Hamptons, also installed a 3,500 contraption into Cheryl's home which helps tone arms, abs and legs.
She first designed The Band System for Madonna and since then it has become popular with fitness enthusiasts worldwide.
Cheryl carried 13 different moves with her arms, abs and legs everyday and every 10 days her routine was changed and she was given harder levels of workout.
Anderson adds that because of Cheryl's small stature – she stands at 5' 3''tall – it makes more difficult for her to control her weight.
'She's petite, like me, and has a killer body but the trouble with being tiny is weight shows up very easily.'
Cheryl previously revealed that she embarked on the Atkins diet during her first year as a Girls Aloud member when she saw her weight balloon to nine and a half stone.
She made a return to her day job this month having spent some time away from
It was announced earlier this year that the lead single on her third solo studio album will be called
Call My Name, and is due to premier on BBC Radio 1 on 20 April.