Revealed: Theresa May's brutal workout regime - how the PM stays fighting fit

Mark Molloy
Theresa May keeps fit with an intense exercise regime  - Bloomberg

Theresa May stays fighting fit for running the country thanks to her intense workout regime with a personal trainer.

The Prime Minister has weekly sessions with Reading-based instructor Lee Carnaby, scheduled in between Brexit negotiations and weekly jousting with Jeremy Corbyn.

Her high-intensity, full-body workout sessions include heavy resistance training, weight-lifting and squats.

Fitness coach Lee Carnaby

Mr Carnaby, a CrossFit specialist known as @carnabeast on Instagram, has been operating his own personal training business since 2005.

His clients have included professional footballers, MPs and ex Special Forces, his LinkedIn profile reveals.

Asource told Mail Online: “Theresa sees Lee once a week, and loves it. She is incredibly dedicated and sessions are built into her agenda; she refuses to miss them unless she is out of the country

“Lee has been doing a lot of squat work with Theresa, in addition to vigorous HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions which raises her heart through the roof, but burns fat spectacularly.

“Lee is also a Crossfit specialist and incorporates some of this into her workouts, with weights and heavy resistance training. Theresa feels and looks amazing.”

Mr Carnaby, who charges £45 an hour, explains his “passion is changing people’s lives and transforming both people’s physiques and their perception and enjoyment of exercise”.

Mrs May revealed in 2013 she had started a new diet and fitness regime before being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Theresa May likes to keep fit  Credit: PA

“The diabetes doesn’t affect how I do the job or what I do. It’s just part of life - so it’s a case of head down and getting on with it,” she told the Mail on Sunday.

“It was a real shock and, yes, it took me a while to come to terms with it ... There was weight loss but then I was already making an effort to be careful about diet and to get my gym sessions in.”

“It doesn’t and will not affect my ability to do my work. I’m a little more careful about what I eat and there’s obviously the injections but this is something millions of people have. I'm OK with needles, fortunately.”

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