Michelle Bridges has hit back at her critics during an appearance on Friday’s Today show.

Receiving a lot of backlash for exercising during her recent pregnancy, the Biggest Loser star has claimed her routine workouts definitely ‘helped’ ahead of the birth.

‘It’s not dangerous, of course not,’ she explained on the show. ‘If you exercise, there is no reason why you can’t continue with that unless your doctor says so.  People think, “Oh my goodness she shouldn’t be training.” It’s my job, it’s what I do for a living and while I was pregnant I kept dialling down the intensity and duration.  There were days when I didn’t do anything at all,’ she added. ‘There are still some days like that now. I’m like any other woman who has had a baby three-and-a-half months ago.’

Australia’s ‘Queen of fitness’, welcomed baby Axel into the world with partner Steve ‘Commando’ Willis in December.  Michelle also revealed during the interview that mulitasking with a baby can be a bit of a struggle, but explained how ‘extremely hands-on’ Steve is in helping raise young Axel.

‘Steve already has three other beautiful children,’ she said. ‘So he can be sterilising bottles, vacuuming, making the bed, putting a load of washing on – he’s unbelievable. He’s very old school army.’

Oh bubba…a fav photo….to share with other lovers…. ❤️#love

Posted by Michelle Bridges on Monday, April 4, 2016

The celebrity personal trainer also revealed her latest expansion to her flourishing fitness empire.  The TV star has joined forces with Sony to launch her own CD workout playlist, called Booty Blitz Trax which is to be released this month.

‘Thanks to Sony and their amazing artists that have given their approval to put these tracks together to make what I think is a fantastic workout album,’ she continued.  ‘I handpicked the first CD with fast music, so great to workout with, great for running and high-intense cardio training.  The other is a little slower, great for weights and to dance if you want.  Music makes people move, we know it when we are training to a thumping, awesome song.’

Booty BlitzHey guys, I am so excited to share this with you finally!! It isn’t released for another week but thought I’d show you, the commercial I shot for my new #BootyBlitz album with #Sony. Thanks to the gorgeous Yvette DeStoop for helping me out on the day, as I was heavily pregnant at the time! You can get your pre ordered copy here http://www.michellebridges.com.au/sbb/ there are some really great tracks on here with not only Australian Artists but Global too.

Posted by Michelle Bridges on Sunday, April 3, 2016

The music compilation will feature hits by Sia, Dami Im, Jessica Mauboy and Samantha Jade, as well as international artists including Britney Spears and Coldplay.

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  • She’s right, she’s not your regular mum. She’s a personal trainer who trains hard everyday, which was toned down during her pregnancy. I’m sure Michelle wouldn’t do anything to risk any damage to her child. Give the woman a break for heavens sake


  • If I had the time and motivation to exercise so soon after my kids were born I would too. They all look very happy and healthy so good on her!


  • Her little bub looks happy and healthy.


  • I think a reasonable amount of excersice is good during pregnancy but nothing too extreme.


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  • Wow may take some of these tips!


  • Her message this time seems a little more toned down and a little more real… many mums don’t have the home support (or money to outsource it) that she has. Many mums simply don’t have time or extra energy for exercise regimes over and above everyday life. The radio does me fine too.


  • Doctors will tell you that excessive exercise whilst pregnant is not a good idea because it takes blood away from the baby to other parts of the body. I’m glad Michelle Bridges exercise routine didn’t affect her baby’s health.


  • I think the exercise routine is fine for her because she has always done it so it was nothing new. If you hadnt exercised before and you became pregnant and then tried to copy her routine that that would be an issue.


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