She may have already turned 50, but Davina McCall is proving with her recent ventures that age is nothing but a number!
It’s not hard to notice what with how many fitness DVDs and healthy eating books she’s brought out in recent times, but Davina has always been very passionate about fitness and health.
Before Christmas, the star presenter said that she was going to train as a PT instructor, and it hasn’t taken long for the host and all round inspiration to make good on her promise and begin the process!
She took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the start of her qualification, saying: “I’ve started my goal for 2018 … to get qualified… hopefully to PT… I learned so much and loved every minute.”
As she inspires legions of fans and followers online, the mum of three has already kept the Davina faithful up to date on her first session.
Davina uploaded a video to Instagram which showcased her doing some very impressive bum squats with a weightlifting bar across her shoulders.
But despite many people worrying that her new found calling in personal training would mean that she would be leaving behind her presenting duties on TV, she made sure to make a note of the fact that while she was undertaking something new, she wouldn’t be leaving her TV career behind.
I love learning ? … the older I get …the more I realise how much more I have to learn …. getting a qualification is to prove to myself what I’ve already learned and to open myself upto lots of future opportunities! And more learning!!! I’m not leaving telly ? I’m adding another string to my bow… or another weight to my barbell ?????? @ldn_muscle @mb_ldnm @je_ldnm ? #pt #fitness
She said: “I love learning … the older I get …the more I realise how much more I have to learn …. getting a qualification is to prove to myself what I’ve already learned and to open myself up to lots of future opportunities! And more learning!!!
“I’m not leaving telly I’m adding another string to my bow… or another weight to my barbell.”
As soon as the video was put up on Instagram, fans flocked to the post to show their love and support, as they cheer her on for the presenter as she constantly improves herself!
One person said: “I love Davina”
And another person willed her on, saying: “Dig deep”
“You look fantastic such beauty” gushed another fan.
Another said: “Your an inspiration to us all Davina x”
And another person mused: “Go get em Davina – life’s a journey, we all travel in different directions, encountering various speeds within the journey!”
Another fan cheered her on, saying: “You go girl, do it for us 50 year olds . Love fitness,you motivate me . Keep surprising me . I love having goals and you set them”
And another echoed the sentiments, saying: “Age should never restrain you from achieving anything you wish to set your sights on . Davina you are looking absolutely fantastic”
And another said: “I just think this is the best thing. Your enthusiasm for learning is so inspiring to see!”
Other people had similar experiences, and also went to Instagram to ask advice on their own journeys.
One person said: “That’s brilliant Divina! Looking good!!!! I start my Level 2 Gym Instruction training this weekend, super nervous and exited! I decided on a complete change in career from the Oil Industry after being inspired by my PT!!! I’m still learning and looking forward to further learning more too! Just need to pass level 2 and level 3 PT! Fingers crossed, good luck with all your training x”
Another said: “Go davina. I changed my career after having children. Surveyor to PT and I specialise in training Mother’s, at all stages of their journey. I love it!! If you every fancy a hertford meet up, I’d be happy for you to take one of my classes x”
While another had a piece of advice for the presenter, saying: “I know just what you mean. I’ve done very similar to you and I’m now an Olympic weightlifting coach and level 2 fitness instructor (working on my level 3 ?) if you enjoy lifting you should try Michaela Breeze’ training camps you will learn so much from her (she’s on instagram where you will see lots of her videos) good luck with your future xx”
Her new calling comes after Davina’s marriage to Matthew Robertson came to an end earlier this year after 17 years.
Davina and her Pet Rescue presenter husband, 48, decided to split after years of counselling.
The presenter laid the troubles in her marriage bare a day before announcing the split, saying: “I have made so many mistakes in my life.”
She shared a motivational quote with her online followers on Friday which said: “Every morning we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better.
Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part.”
Davina added on Instagram: “I really know about this one. I have made so many mistakes in my life. But there is always a new day.”
After confirming that her marriage of 17 years was over with Matthew, the father to her three children, she said: “I am very sad to say Matthew and I have separated. Our amazing children are our number one priority.”
According to The Sun, a source said: A source said: “This is a devastating time for Davina. She has been very open about how hard she has worked to save the marriage for so many years.
“But eventually the time comes when you have to accept it’s not going to work.
“They’re at that stage now and their primary concern is for the well-being of their kids who they adore more than anything else in the world.”
The couple’s career paths changed dramatically since their marriage in 2000, as Matthew, a former TV presenter, left the small screen behind to open travel business, while Davina became one of the most recognisable faces on British TV.
The TV star has been very open about their relationship over the years, as she said back in 2015 that she kept her husband satisfied in the bedroom so that he would not be tempted to stray.
She said: “Matthew has strong views on underwear. You must keep your husband satisfied in the bedroom department even if you’re absolutely exhausted. Otherwise he will go somewhere else.”