Image: Instagram (@bickmorecarrie)
Carrie Bickmore has enlisted a new trainer to help her get back into the swing of exercise following the birth of her daughter Evie earlier this year, and apparently this guy is “brutal”.
Having seen the evidence, we’re not about to argue — in a new Instagram collage, The Project co-host is depicted holding a plank, doing push-ups and practising boxing at home with her tough new companion. Our arms are aching in empathy.
“I’ve got a new trainer. He is 7. He is brutal. But he gives the best cuddles at the end #slowlygettingbackintoit #healthymind #family #fitness #sunday,” Bickmore, 34, explained in her caption.
Yep, this tough taskmaster is actually Bickmore's son Oliver, a.k.a 'Ollie'. We reckon Bickmore's onto something here. A supervised workout in the comfort of your own home — at mates' rates, we can only guess — with cuddles afterwards... How many PTs offer services like that?
This isn't the first time Ollie's had an influence on his mum's exercise routine.
A few years ago, Bickmore took up running because it allowed her to stay fit while not having to spend too much time away from her then-four-year-old, who she was raising as a single mother. Bickmore's first husband, Greg Lange, sadly died of brain cancer in 2010 when Ollie was three.