Night Fever Saturdays

Girls get in shape ahead of their Scottish tour dates

The Saturdays are out to get themselves in even better shape as they prepare for their T in the Park and Glasgow Clyde Auditorium dates.

Una Healy, Frankie Sandford, Rochelle Wiseman, Mollie King and Vanessa White are getting physical with celebrity trainer Mark Roberts – who has worked with the likes of Madonna, John Galliano and Naomi Campbell.

Catching up with the girls as they flew to Glasgow for an appearance at last night’s Young Scot awards, Una admitted: “We’ve been working with Mark to get into shape for the tour.

“We are really getting our fitness levels up. Mark was doing my body fat and telling me that Naomi was 19 per cent body fat. I am 20.5 per cent so I’m not too far behind her.We’ve been going in to the gym then doing a full day’s dance rehearsal afterwards.

“You feel bad at first because all the aches kick in, but after time you feel the benefits, you are more toned and have more energy.” The girls, who reached No.2 with their version of Depeche Mode’s Just Can’t Get Enough for Comic Relief, recently switched their Glasgow show from June 8 to June 2 in order to fit in new shows to their tour.

“We always love travelling up to Scotland,” Una said. “It’s nice to fly this time because sometimes we have to drive and it is quite a long way. Because it is the Easter weekend, we want to get back and spend time with our families.

“Then we’ll be back for the Glasgow show.We have added dates because the tour is selling so well.

“We haven’t started rehearsing yet, but we want to put on a really great show for everyone.We’re having meetings and will start rehearsals in May.” Meanwhile, Una, 27, says she’ll be ready for T in the Park, come rain or shine, and she is hoping her boyfriend, rugby union player Ben Foden, can join her at Balado.

She said: “I’m sure all the boyfriends will be popping along to whatever gigs they can. Hopefully, Ben can come to T in the Park. I don’t know a lot about the festival, but I am looking forward to us playing there as well asV Festival in England and Oxegen in Ireland the same weekend.

“I’ll be getting my wellies out for the festivals because I have had an experience with no wellies and it wasn’t nice.

“Also, I went to Oxegen four years ago and got sunburned so I had to go home at lunchtime and missed all the acts.” And The Saturdays are fully aware that indie stars such as Kings Of Leon, The Killers and Snow Patrol may be doing double takes as they wander backstage at Scotland’s top music festival.

Una said: “They’ll probably look at us and wonder what a pop band are doing there. But the way festivals are now, there is a tent for dance, a tent for indie and rock and a tent for pop.

“The festivals cater for everyone now. If it was all one type of music, you would get bored.

“A lot of fans of indie have a soft spot for pop. A lot of my friends back home love our stuff as well as Kings Of Leon. Pop is good for the soul and party nights out.

When I was young, I loved pop because I loved to see what groups like The Spice Girls were wearing.We love dressing up, too and make-up.” “We did the full tour last summer with Girls Aloud, so that gave us good preparation for our own tour. They have had massive success and we hope to enjoy that level of success one day.”


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