Gorgeous Gemma Atkinson has opened up on her fitness journey while pregnant.
Gemma and Gorka Marquez – who found love following their time on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 – are expecting their first baby together, and announced the happy news two weeks ago.
Fitness fanatic Gemma has now admitted exactly what she’s working out while pregnant, revealing what aspects of her body she’s focusing on after unveiling her happy news.
“Just finished my session at UP with Evil Steve,” she began on her Instagram stories.
“Loads of you have asked about my training and stuff – what we’ve been focusing on is my posterior chain, so basically the back of my body.
“My back, my delts, my glutes, hamstrings… because I’ve got quite a big belly, it is kind of pulling me forward.”
She continued: “My boobs have got massive, and I’m talking watermelon massive. So they’re kind of pulling me forward. So I’m just basically trying to strengthen the whole back of my body just to give me a bit more support.
“I keep things nice and light – I used to do my seated rolls around 40kg, and now I’m doing 15kg. So it’s a lot lighter, and it’s still movement and it’s still good.
“Regardless of how physically it benefits me, it’s mentally. I’ve been at work since half five this morning… It’s nice to just have time to yourself. 45 minutes to mentally be like OK, I’m still me.
“People kind of treat you a bit different now you’re pregnant. I’m still me, I can still do the odd thing!”
The couple announced their baby news in an adorable Instagram post with their two dogs holding signs reading: “GUESS WHAT MUMS… PREGNANT”, and: “We’re going to be big brothers!”.
Writing alongside the photo, Gorka, 28, confirmed: “@glouiseatkinson Thank you for the greatest gift in life.
“Myself and Gem are beyond thrilled to be welcoming our new family member later this year! Baby Marquez! Norm and ollie can’t wait to start their big brother duties.”
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