Tania a winner thanks to Pilates

She once wanted people to face their fears on the popular TV series Who Dares Wins. Now *Tania Zaetta *has her sights locked on helping women tackle their weight problems.

The former Bollywood star spoke to _ AAA _in *Perth *about the launch of the Tania Zaetta Online Pilates Weightloss Program of exercise videos - some filmed in *WA *- and healthy eating plans.

"I'm 45 years old, so (I've done) 20 years of Pilates and I still get out there in my Who Dares Wins cut-offs and my bikini and I'm very proud to say I have a nice defined groove down my tummy," Zaetta said.

"It's about being strong, not skinny."

Zaetta already counts *Dannii Minogue *as one of the fans of her program, which she put together after becoming a certified Pilates instructor and training in nutrition and exercise.

"I was introduced to Pilates because of a ruptured disc back injury," she said.

"Not only did it fix my injury but, wow, my body was nice and long and lean and better than I could get it in the gym."

Zaetta said many program users were WA * *women working in the mining industry who had experienced difficulty maintaining an exercise regime with their fly-in, fly-out lifestyles, as well as women preparing for weddings or recovering their stomach muscles after giving birth. Some might even have recognised the blue waters of *Exmouth * in Zaetta's videos.

"My dad lives half the year in Exmouth doing the grey nomads trip - he's fishing mad so I've been going up to Exmouth every year for six years," she said. "I love it, I'm a bit of an Exmouth local. *Chris *, my partner, is spear-fishing mad so he always comes over.

"While we were there this year, with the *Ningaloo Reef *looking stunning, I said 'Let's shoot some of my online Pilates videos'."

Zaetta said she also planned to release an exercise and healthy eating book to be released around Mother's Day.


'Not only did it fix my injury but, wow, my body was nice and long and lean.'

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