All eyes were on the Spice Girls during the closing ceremony at the London Olympics August 12.
Sixteen years after the group hit it big with their smash single “Wannabe,” the five females — Victoria Beckham, 38, Geri Halliwell, 40, Emma Bunton, 36, Melanie Chisholm, 38, and Melanie Brown, 37 — looked sexier than ever performing in front of the world’s most talented athletes (not to mention millions of viewers). Here, Us Weekly uncovers how the best-selling female group of all time (who are now all moms!) got camera ready.
Fashion designer Beckham — mom to Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 9, Cruz, 7, and Harper, 13 months — recently confessed that she loves “to snack.” Her healthy go-to treats include fresh fruit and coconut water.
After years of yo-yo dieting, Halliwell — mom to Bluebell, 6 — has developed a smarter way to stay in shape. “Geri is all about yoga, healthy eating — and clothes that flatter her shape,” a source says in the new issue of Us Weekly (out Friday). The “Look at Me” singer, who wore a Suzanne Neville design at the Olympics, “is finally comfortable in her own skin,” the source adds. “She feels better than ever.”
Bunton, meanwhile credits her slimdown to three-times-a-week workouts. “Emma likes running on the treadmill,” an insider says of the mom to Beau, 5, and Tate, 15 months. “She’s very happy with her body these days!”
After giving birth to daughter Scarlet in 2009, Chisholm — known for her tracksuits and trainers — says she feels “more feminine” than ever before. The ever-fit star adds that she had a blast during the one-night reunion with her bandmates, in which they sang “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” atop vrooming London cabs. “We had the best time!” she tells Us.
Perhaps no Spice Girl is as dedicated to fitness as Brown (mom to Phoenix, 13, Angel, 5, and Madison, 11 months). She hikes and reportedly does 600 sit-ups a day, making it easier to slip into skintight bodysuits like the Zuhair Murad design she chose August 12. “Mel does one- to two-hour treadmill workouts with playlists made by DJ Lindsay Luv,” a source explains.
For more on the Spice Girls reunion — including how they’ve “refined our look” — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, out Friday!
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