A fitness fanatic mum-of-five who uses her kids as squat weights says she’s proof that there’s no excuse not to have a dream body after pregnancy.
Simone Gately, 34, from Halifax, North Yorkshire, has five children – all under the age of nine-years-old – but still manages to fit in two work outs every day.
The full time mum starts her daily routine at 5am with a gym session, followed by a dog walk or hike, and even uses her children as weights for squats and press ups.
Simone’s claims her impressive physique and fitness regime does not rule her life and wants to show other mums that there’s no excuse not to ditch the baby fat.
Her husband, Professor Paul Gately, 45, and their kids, Minnie, two, India, five, Blossom, six, Chester, seven, and Summer, nine, all exercise together, with both parents influencing the children to walk long distances from an early age.
Simone said: ‘During my first pregnancy with Summer I ate way too much and piled on the pounds, I was at least three stone heavier by the time I gave birth.
‘But shortly after she was born I slimmed right back down to a size six as I was due to marry Paul 10 months later.
‘I’ve since had another four children who are now all under the age of nine and although my stomach has stretched and deflated so many times, I still have an eight pack and the body of my dreams
‘I want to show other women that you don’t have to live in the gym and let fitness dominate your life in order to have a flat stomach and good muscle tone.
‘My gym membership costs me £5 per week so it’s not an expensive habit and it definitely helps me keep up with the kids.
By Daily Mail