The Office star Lucy Davis has given an insight into her fitness regime.
The actress, 49, shared an Instagram photo of herself on Monday as she got stuck into a home workout, showing off her weight lifting skills and her trim physique.
‘5lb single arm deadlifts. I can’t get up from my chair. Send help #weightlifting #strengthtraining #womenlifting @jakebodyupgrade,’ the star wrote, tagging her younger brother Jake, who has been working as her personal trainer.
Feeling good! Lucy Davis, 49, shared an Instagram photo of herself on Monday as she got stuck into a home workout, with the help of her personal trainer brother Jake
Lucy has been working out with Jake for a number of months, sharing another post in February as she joked that even the fact that it was her birthday didn’t mean an easier workout.
‘Sister + birthday = less reps surely? I saw the evil glint in his clown-like eye as he casually made me lift 95 bloody pounds @jake_bodyupgrade #revengeisgonnabemine #weightlifting #strongwomen’
In 2019 Lucy shared a post about her and Jake’s close relationship, as she celebrated his 40th birthday, writing on Instagram:
‘He has picked me up in some of the hardest times in my life. I’m so lucky to have the family I have, and the fact that Jake lives 4 blocks from me makes me even luckier.’
Hard at work: The Office star has been working out with Jake for a number of months, sharing another post in February as she joked that he doesn’t go easy on her
Family: In 2019 Lucy shared a post about her and Jake’s close relationship, as she celebrated his 40th birthday, writing: ‘He has picked me up in some of the hardest times in my life’
The actress made a name for herself as Dawn Tinsley in Ricky Gervais’ The Office, and she has since gone on to appear in The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina as one of the lead’s aunts Hilda Spellman.
She also played Etta Candy in the 2017 Wonder Woman movie, and has recently been filming US comedy series Amy from Amarillo.
Lucy has been open about her experience with bulimia, which was at its worst when she was going through a divorce in 2011.
She said during a 2017 interview with The Telegraph that after years of living with an eating disorder she’s realised that ‘whatever your body’s meant to be, it will figure itself out… it’s been a journey.’
‘In my 30s, I would have hated to look like this,’ she added. ”I probably wouldn’t have gone out much. I’d diet for a week and then eat all the food I hadn’t consumed in the previous seven days in a single day.’
Fame: The actress made a name for herself as Dawn Tinsley in Ricky Gervais’ The Office (pictured last month)
The star’s bulimia battle peaked around 2011, as her five-year marriage to fellow actor Owain Yeoman came to an end.
The actress, who even enrolled in Overeaters Anonymous, went on: ‘Now, I think I’m just normal. But my head didn’t think that then. This period of binge and purge was at its worst when my marriage came to an end.
‘Even today, I’ll wonder sometimes whether I might try and shift a few pounds, and then I’ll think: ‘Ooh no, I’d love some cheese.’ I came to realise that all eating disorders aren’t essentially about what you look like.
Fame: The actress made a name for herself as Dawn Tinsley in Ricky Gervais’ The Office
Screen roles: Lucy starred in the box office smash Wonder Woman as Etta Candy in 2017
‘They’re about something much more fundamental. Like any addiction, I suppose. It’s not that you have a drink problem, for example; it’s that you have a problem, which is why you drink. For me, a cycle of throwing up and starving was my solution.’
Lucy lost three stone after moving to Hollywood in the mid noughties after her success in The Office. She admitted at the time that her weight loss had led to a string of roles, explaining: ‘I wish I could be one of those people who is indifferent about their weight, but since I’ve lost weight I’ve had three roles-so that has to tell you something.
‘I struggle because I love food and sometimes I can’t stop eating. If I’m slimmer I feel better about myself, but I don’t lose weight for anybody else or for a magazine.’
Lucy has battled with ill health and in 1997 she had a kidney transplant, using an organ donated by her mother, Hazel.
The actress, who is diabetic, required hospital treatment with kidney failure in 2005, but went on to make a full recovery.
Happy: She said during a 2017 interview that after years of living with an eating disorder she’s realised that ‘whatever your body’s meant to be, it will figure itself out… it’s been a journey’ (pictured in 2018)