Rave Yourself Fit With DJ Charlie Hedges

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Have you ever allowed yourself “just one biscuit” then eaten the whole packet?

Oh yeah, every Sunday. You think I’m joking, but I’m being very serious. I give myself one day a week, and try and make it a Sunday – I just eat whatever I want.

What’s your most impressive personal best?

I held the record in my school for long-distance running, which is pretty good, although I don’t know the time if I’m honest with you. I went on to do nationals and stuff, too.

Have you ever pulled a muscle in less than heroic circumstances?

Funnily enough, I did actually do my shoulder in through DJing – I like to have a bit of a rave-up when I’m playing. So I had to do some finger-pointing for a couple of weeks as opposed to full-on “get your arms up and go crazy” stuff...

Which excuse for not working out are you most ashamed of?

I once drove to the gym once, and I can’t remember why but I’d just bought a massive bag of sweets. I ate them in the car park of the gym and then immediately drove out – my excuse was I couldn’t go because I felt sick. I gave up my membership by the way.

Have you ever secretly impressed yourself with a feat of strength?

I used to train with this guy, and on one session he gave me these really big weights. I lifted them but it turned out they weren’t even that heavy – he could basically do them with his little finger. But at that moment I thought I was the world’s strongest woman – I was getting ready to give Jodie Marsh a run for her money.


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What would you prefer to do, a Tough Mudder or a cross-channel swim?

Oh it makes me feel sick. Is there a third option? I’d give Tough Mudder a go but I don’t like the electric shock part. I’d choose that if I didn’t get shocked. But if not, neither!

Have you ever had a mishap on a yoga mat?

No but I’ve seen people who have. I did Bikram yoga with work – it was sweltering in there and one of the boys got a little bit overwhelmed with the amount of women bending over and doing all sorts… It was really embarrassing for him.

Would you rather eat a raw steak or a fried insect?

Oh god, steak. Nobody wants to eat an insect. We probably all have though – if my dad cooks a BBQ then we all definitely end up eating some flies.

Have you ever bought a piece of exercise equipment but never used it?

Yeah, how long have we got? A medicine ball, a sit-up machine, a running machine, a vibrating abs thing that I didn’t realise had to be used while exercising – I thought you just sat there and it gave you a six-pack. Turns out it didn’t...

When did you last have a sneaky cigarette?

Never. I've never tried a cigarette in my life. I've got an addictive personality, so like with biscuits, if I have one of something then it leads to 20, so I don’t wanna go near them otherwise I’ll be an addict.


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Catch Charlie on KISS FM every weekday morning and Saturday night. For her up to date tour schedule, follow her at facebook.com/charliehedgesfriends and @charliehedges.   

Former staff writer

Gary Ogden wrote for the print edition of Coach between 2015 and 2016, writing features, interviewing celebrities and covering entertainment. He has also written for ShortList.