Jennifer Ellison sets a date to lose weight for Calendar Girls

Filed under: Pilates News — Cathy on August 10, 2010

New mum Jenifer Ellison has turned to Pilates to help her shed her baby weight and get in shape for a new stage version of hit film Calendar Girls.

The actress, who found fame from her role of Emily Shadwick in soap opera Brookside, was recently pictured looking out of shape as she was put through her paces by a military-trained drill instructor on a beach in Norfolk, where she is attending a boot camp.

She gave birth to her son Bobby six months ago, but has since struggled to lose the pounds she gained throughout her pregnancy.

Talking to Closer magazine, she commented:

“I was a size eight when I fell pregnant and size 18 after. I ate what I wanted and didn’t exercise. I was like a hippo.”

Ellison, 27, was only able to kick start her fitness regime of Pilates, running and boxing six weeks after the birth due to undergoing a caesarean.

The combination of the breathing exercises and flowing, precise movements of Pilates centres on the abdomen, hips, lower back and buttocks, making it an ideal exercise for new mums looking to regain their figure.

The actress is hoping to shape up for her next run in Calendar Girls, where she plays Miss September. She has already performed to packed theatres in Cardiff, where she had to rely upon a couple of cream buns to protect her modesty.

If you’ve recently had a baby and want to tone up, there are lots of Pilates classes in Pilates classes in Lancashire pilates classes Pilates classes in Lancashire, Pilates classes in Preston pilates classes Preston and Pilates classes in Burnley pilates classes Burnley where you’ll be given a warm welcome.

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