KYM Marsh has come a long way since she was dubbed “fat” whilst in Hear’Say.
Now a size eight, the 39-year-old from Ashton is so body confident she has launched her own fitness DVD - Kym Marsh: Power Sculpt - and credits personal trainer boyfriend, Matt Baker, of Leigh, as well as instructor Sam Witter.
I never say never, because in 20 years’ time, when I have a saggy bum, I might change my mindKym Marsh
Kym told OK!: “Matt and Sam have helped me get fitter than ever. I am the best I have ever felt.
“Matt’s a positive influence on my life. He’s encouraged me to be fitter and healthier. He lives the way I live mine, which is nice. But because of the routines they devised for me - the same as those on the DVD - I can maintain and do it myself.”
The Coronation Street actress, who suffered from bulimia in her teens, admitted she was at her heaviest when she was in Hear’Say and after giving birth to Polly. She said: “When I was in the Hear’Say house we were holed up like prisoners, I was only about a size 12 so I have never been big, but I have wobbled.
“After I had Polly I was quite sluggish and lethargic and I was on bed rest when I was pregnant with her. I got into the rut of feeling horrible and wanted to do something about it.”
She added that exercise has helped her with anxiety too: “I have a stressful life with my job and children and it helps me to de-stress when I work out.”
Kym is a happy with her figure and says she is not considering any more surgery, after she had liposuction in 2009. She said: “I never say never, because in 20 years’ time, when I have a saggy bum, I might change my mind. But I certainly won’t have anything done at the moment.
“Liposuction was horrible and painful. I would never do that again. I had to wear a girdle for about six weeks afterwards, which was unattractive. I was pretty down during that period of my life - it was just after I lost Archie - and it was something I wanted to do.”
She added that she and her son, David follow the paleo-style diet and Matt is teaching her to cook more healthily: “Matt’s really good at making things tasty by using different spices, so he encourages me to experiment when I’m cooking.”