Meghan Markle has always tried to lead a healthy lifestyle and before she married Prince Harry, she took part in several wellness activities, followed a few trends and swore by a couple of products. She shared a lot of her lifestyle secrets on her former blog The Tig, and has since revealed how she stays fit in several interviews since.
Megaformer Pilates is a high intensity and low impact workout.
Meghan formerly credited it as “the best thing you could do for your body”.
“Your body changes immediately… give it two classes and you will see a difference,” she added.
The Duchess of Sussex previously revealed she attended several classes at her friend Heather Dorak’s studio, Pilates Platinum in California.
According to the company’s website, Pilates Platinum is a “fun and energising workout that is a journey for the mind, body and core”.
A 55-minute class provides all the “heart-pumping, muscle-quivering, body lengthening, muscle strengthening exercises our body desires”.
As normality resumes, it wouldn’t be surprising if Heather hooked Meghan up with a private machine, which costs £16,680.
And should she return to classes, Heather’s studio charges £745 for 12 private sessions per month.
While preparing for her role in Suits, Meghan trained with PT. Craig McNamee.
Craig told Women’s Health how the Duchess has always been “focused on her health”.
“When she gets to the gym, there’s no real complaining. She gets down to business right away and really enjoys it.”
He went onto describe their sessions as “intense” and the PT’s fitness strategy was high-rep, low-weight rather than heavy lifting.
Craig said: “Generally speaking, we had a full-body approach.”
For a 60-minute personal training session in the studio, Craig charges approximately £89.
If Meghan averages two sessions a week, that would cost £178, which would total £8544 based on two sessions a week, for 12 months.
Express.co.uk recently spoke to beauty experts to find out how Meghan achieves glowing, flawless skin.
Beuti Skincare’s Beauty Sleep Elixir is said to be a regular product in Meghan’s skincare regime after she was introduced to it by Kate Middleton.
Priced at £47 a bottle, approximately £195 a year for four products.
As for her go-to exfoliant, Meghan is said to use The Rice Police Foaming Enzyme Powder by Tatcha, telling Allure magazine how it “foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation”.
The gentle formulation that employs the help of Japanese rice bran to rid dead skin cells and rough patches for a smoother, softer surface can be purchased for £48.78, so approximately £195 a year for four products.
When Meghan feels the need to brighten up any dark eye circles she may have, her go-to is Talika’s Eye Therapy Patches, which are priced at £41.90, so approximately £167 a year for four products.
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While beauty products do help to maintain complexion, the occasional professional facial works wonders to revitalise the skin.
When the Duchess lived in London, she is said to have visited facialist Nichola Joss for her signature sculpting facial massages.
Speaking to Birchbox in 2014, Meghan explained why she’s such a big fan: “I do facial exercises from one of my favourite aestheticians, Nichola Joss, who basically has you sculpt your face from the inside out.
“I swear it works. On the days I do it, my cheekbones and jawline are way more sculpted.”
Nichola Joss charges £350 for a 60 minute bespoke sculpting inner facial.
One facial a month would total £4200 for a year’s worth of treatments.
With Meghan now living in LA, perhaps she is back visiting skincare and beauty expert Kate Somerville instead.
In a previous interview with BeautyBanter, the Duchess spoke about being a regular client of hers before joining the Royal Family: “I’ve been going to Kate’s clinic in L.A. for facials for years, and now that I live in Toronto for work, I still use the products to maintain that glow.”
Meghan had regular acupuncture prior to the birth of her son with Prince Harry, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and it’s reported that she used celebrity acupuncturist Ross Barr to carry out the treatment.
For a weekly 45-minute session, it would set her back around £6242.
Vitamins and probiotics
In an interview with Today, Meghan revealed how she opts for a daily green juice instead of caffeine when she needs an afternoon boost.
She makes her own green juice using a Vitamix blender.
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of rushing for a coffee when you hit that 4pm slump,” she said.
“I blend some apple, kale, spinach, lemon, and ginger in my Vitamix in the morning, and I always find that sipping on that is a much better boost than a cup of espresso.”
The blender is priced at £350.
According to her former blog, Meghan beats bloating by taking high-straight probiotics by Dr. Ohhiar’s Probiotics.
Costing approximately £22 for 60 capsules, a year’s supply of two a day would cost £264.
Meghan has been open and honest about her mental health her the years.
On a podcast called Teenager Therapy, she spoke about the use of journaling – an aid sometimes encouraged by therapists and counsellors to help organise thoughts and feelings.
In 2020, the Duchess wrote an emotional letter for the New York Times, revealed she had suffered a miscarriage and spoke about the importance of talking.
While it is not known whether Meghan has sought therapy for herself, or how much a session costs, an average hourly session is approximately £187 according to Thervo.
With one session a week, a yearly total is £8976.
Meghan’s possible wellness lifestyle could cost a whopping £46,558 a year.