How Meghan Markle’s Exercise Routine Will Change Once She Moves to Frogmore Cottage

The Duchess of Sussex is an avid yogi, runner, and even enjoys the occasional fitness class from time-to-time (Tracy Anderson Method is her favorite!). But, now that she is moving away from city life at Kensington Palace, Meghan Markle’s exercise routine could change quite a bit. Up ahead, we take a closer look at what exercises she swears by to stay in shape, plus how she will have to switch things up once she and Prince Harry move into their new Frogmore Cottage home.

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Meghan Markle’s exercise routine consists of yoga, running, and gym trainining. | Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle’s exercise routine

It’s no secret that Meghan Markle loves a good workout. As it turns out, the Duchess of Sussex wakes up as early as 4:30 a.m. to get her sweat on. But, with many big changes in her future, her beloved workout regimen could change quite a bit. Here’s how.

Her yoga practice

As the daughter of a yoga instructor, Meghan Markle has integrated yoga into her life since the age of seven. However, she only really stuck with a strong yoga practice starting in her college years. With nearly 20 years as an avid yogi, the duchess, understandably, can hardly go a day without some downward dog poses.

Currently, she starts her morning with a yoga session (at 4:30 a.m. no less) before getting ready for the day. That said, her yoga practice will soon change. Once she moves to Frogmore Cottage, Meghan Markle will have an entire space dedicated to yoga (and working out), as she has renovation plans for an in-home yoga studio. That means, should she wish to escape for an hour or so throughout the day, she will have the space to do so. After all, her current two-bedroom home — aka Nottingham Cottage — doesn’t offer much wiggle room.

Once the royal baby comes, her routine will change again. Meghan Markle will first have to be cleared by her doctor to practice yoga, but she will also have to work around feeding and nap schedules, too.

Her running routine

In addition to yoga, Meghan Markle loves running. However, she has pared down her running regimen in recent years. “As I’ve gotten older, running has become hard on my knees, so I can’t run outside the way I used to,” she once told Best Health. That said, the duchess has been spotted running the Kensington Palace greens here and there.

Once she moves to the countryside, Meghan Markle will have new running trails to conquer. Who knows, she might even job from Frogmore Cottage to Windsor Castle for tea with Her Majesty (although, the queen doesn’t think athleisure is appropriate). She will also have an in-home gym that will likely include a treadmill so that she can keep up with her cardio without the worry of potential knee problems.

Fitness classes

Meghan Markle also enjoys fitness classes and, before she joined the royal family, participated in group classes (especially hot yoga) from time-to-time. In addition to studio classes, she is also a fan of at-home workouts using DVDs. The Tracy Anderson Method DVDs are one of her go-tos (she’s been using them for around 10 years!). “I’ve been doing the Tracy Anderson DVDs gosh for five, six years almost now,” she told Shape in 2013.“I just find that the results are great and you can do little 15-minute increments — I’ll do it in my trailer — and then at the end of the day you’ve had a full workout,” she noted. 

Gym sessions

In addition to running, practicing yoga, and hitting up the occasional workout class, the Duchess of Sussex was also once very serious about her gym training and personal trainer sessions. Now that she will have a fancy in-home gym at Frogmore Cottage, she could ask her favorite personal trainer, Craig McNamee to pop over to Windsor, England for some sessions.

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