She’s certainly no stranger to putting in long hours at the gym, and is so dedicated to her fitness regime that she’s even developed her own exercise programme.
And Lucy Mecklenburgh proved the hard work was well and truly worth it as she displayed the fruits of her labour while on a recent girlie holiday.
Showcasing her toned curves in all their glory, the TOWIE star showed off her envy-inducing figure in a striking scarlet bikini as she chatted her her friends by the pool.
Featuring a flattering halterneck design and a wide waistband, the red hot two-piece displayed the 22-year-old reality star’s washboard abs and toned, tanned limbs to perfection.
Making the most of some down-time before the new series of TOWIE launches, the brunette beauty ditched the usual Essex glam in favour of a decidedly more relaxed look, opting for minimal make-up and wearing her short locks pushed back from her face with a hairband.
And the fashion boutique owner certainly appeared to be in good spirits as she soaked up the sun, giggling away and chatting happily on her mobile phone as she enjoyed a well-earned relax.
Scarlet woman: Featuring a flattering halterneck design and a wide waistband, the red hot two-piece displayed the 22-year-old reality star’s perfect washboard abs and toned, tanned limbs to perfection
Since splitting from her TOWIE co-star fiance, Mario Falcone, back in April, Lucy has been throwing herself into a vigorous diet and exercise programme.
And her particularly impressive physique of late is thanks to her very own Results With Lucy programme, which focuses on problem areas like bottoms and tummies by using a mixture of cardio and strength training.
Speaking about her changing figure, she said recently: ‘I noticed a difference in myself, I felt healthier, had lots more energy, I was more toned. I’ve lost all my cellulite, my body feels amazing and I’ve even started to get little abs.
‘I’m addicted to it now – I can’t imagine not training. It’s mainly interval training. I probably do 100 crunches a day. Most mornings I wake up and do as many as I can. I didn’t like my bum and my thighs, but I worked really hard and I’m happy with the way they are now.’
Lucy is particularly happy with her newly peachy derriere, which has come about as a result of hard work at the gym.
She recently told FHM magazine: ‘I like having a nice bum. I put a quote on Twitter the other day. It said, “I work out for my health so I can live long… Who am I fooling? I work out so my ass will look banging in jeans”.’