It’s the pregnancy that has Australia talking, Michelle Bridges is 5 months pregnant with her first bub and BOY have the haters come out to hate.

The super fit 44 year old trainer is currently enjoying a babymoon with her partner and father of the baby-to-be Steve ‘Commando’ Willis in Tahiti, and she is posting some seriously gorgeous snaps along the way, though these images are causing some controversy. Some commenters are questioning if it’s OK to be jumping into the water whilst pregnant, others are showing ‘concern’ over Michelle working out and lifting weights. Is it really anyone else’s business?

Last week a video that Michelle posted, showing the Biggest Loser trainer lifting weights, she ended up taking down due to the nasty comments people were making.

This is a follow on from when the couple first announced their pregnancy and Michelle commented on how she feels she was so lucky to have fallen pregnant at her age, though she also believes that it was partly due to the couple’s incredibly healthy lifestyle. Many people have taken offence to the comment saying that it  placed undue pressure on women who were trying to conceive and I can see where they are coming from. I know of many wonderful friends who’ve had trouble conceiving in their late 20’s and into their 30’s that lead wonderfully healthy lifestyles and the reasons behind not being able to conceive are complex. They aren’t happy with that comment, I can see why, though when it comes to commenters on Instagram questioning if the super fit mum-to-be is doing the right thing I don’t think anyone should be taking offence – it’s her choice.

Michelle is clearly one of the fittest women in Australia, why should we worry that she is doing the wrong thing by exercising and enjoying herself? We should be rejoicing at what that woman can accomplish! It’s actually incredible to see a six pack on top of her baby belly and good on her for being able to continue to do what she does best throughout her pregnancy.

I say all power to you Michelle, keep up the good work, enjoy your babymoon (it looks spectacular) and ignore the haters – they’ll hate on you no matter what you do, so you may as well do it well!

SHARE your thoughts with us in the comments below.

  • Haters are always going to hate no matter what you do.


  • Shes still aloud to be herself.


  • People are so judgemental.


  • She’s a fitness freak, it’s her job, her life. Of course she’s going to keep it up,during pregnancy. I’m sure she won’t do anything that will harm her baby or threaten the pregnancy. Her body is used to her workouts, she’s toned things down now. I say good for you Michelle, you’re a great role model, keep it up


  • very nice place to be at


  • babymoon


  • It would be a totally different scenario if she hadn’t lifted weights before, and suddenly started doing them. I think she looks fabulous. I haven’t seen the particular comment she made about falling pregnant at her age could be partly due to their healthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t sound like it is meant to marginalise people. I think people needed to stop being so politically correct and over analysing everything and get on with their own lives.


  • In the words of Taylor Swift; Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate!!

    Keep up the good work Mish!! :D


  • she s enjoying a babymoon


  • Seriously who cares? Every pregnancy is a blessing lets just leave it at that! good on them and good luck!


  • Lke it


  • Michelle is an intelligent woman. She would not risk harming her baby. Haters are going to hate. I hope she can ignore them


  • Ignore haters – pointless! Being fit and healthy and being able to enjoy pregnancy is wonderful.


  • There’s no risk to the baby as she already had such a high level of fitness… for the rest of us… probably not recommended to over do it! I’ve worked out in a gym class taught by a very fit pregnant woman who could run rings around the rest of us. Is it jealousy that fuels people to make nasty negative comments? Women should practice working together not trying to tear each other down


  • I’d say she has probably done her research and was super fit to start with. Her doctors will tell her if she needs it.


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