Parenting

All the times Michelle Bridges’ son Axel was her total mini-me

This kid is following in his mum's fit footsteps.
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Ever since Michelle Bridges became a mum to her gorgeous son Axel, she’s spoiled her followers with pics of her boy.

The former Biggest Loser trainer confessed that she sacrificed many things for her career and thought that kids simply weren’t going to be on the cards for her.

But in 2015 at 45 years of age, Michelle welcomed a baby boy with her former partner Steve ‘The Commando’ Willis.

Despite the pair announcing their split in 2020 – and Michelle and Axel officially moving out of the family apartment – they remain committed co-parents to their son.

Michelle says her whole life changed when she gave birth to Axel.

“When Axel came into my world, it took me to a whole new place. There’s been many a time when I’ll just start talking about Axel and just burst into tears,” she confessed to 60 Minutes in 2017.

Fitness guru Michelle introduced her first child in an exclusive interview and photo shoot with The Australian Women’s Weekly, and though she said Axel had inherited his dad’s calm and placid nature, we reckon she and her son make the ultimate pair.

“I’ve got this mother instinct that people always talk about,” she said at the time.

“It’s quite fierce and protective.”

WATCH: Michelle Bridges introduces baby Axel. Post continues after video…

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In an exclusive interview with Now To Love Michelle spoke about how her beloved son helps motivate her and how he has changed her approach to fitness.

“I’m not in my 20s or 30s anymore… I still want to look and feel my best but my biggest reason for keeping up my fitness and strength is for my son,” the fitness expert admited.

“I want to be able to run around with him, pick him up, carry my groceries, get up on a chair and fix something up in the top cupboard. I’m a single parent, I need to be able to do stuff!”

From his cheeky smile to his adventurous streak, Axel may be young but we reckon he is a chip off the old block.

Keep scrolling to see all of Michelle and Axel’s cutest moments together.

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Axel 6th birthday

For her son’s sixth birthday, Michelle spoiled her little man. They even dressed alike!

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Smile

Those smiles!

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Exercise

During the 2021 lockdown, Axel was quick to get involved with his mum’s at-home workouts.

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Michelle Bridges

The mother-son duo got creative in the snow and made a snowman together during a winter weekend together. By the look of their big smiles, they were pretty proud.

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Michelle Bridges

They really love the snow and have spent time skiing recently, judging by Michelle’s Instagram. Though it’s unclear where Michelle and son are currently holidaying, the fitness icon lives in the Southern Highlands and is therefore allowed to travel under current lockdown restrictions.

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“Big thank you for coming into my world. 🙏🏼❤️,” Michelle captioned this selfie of herself and Axel.

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Mucking around pulling faces on the couch together.

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Look at those matching baby blues!

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Rugging up to face the cold at Michelle’s home in the NSW southern highlands.

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Mum and Axel time on the swing!

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Too cute!

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Playing around in the backyard together.

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Soaking up the sun by the pool.

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Michelle showed off her killer figure during a day out at the beach with Axel.

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Snuggles with Mum on the couch.

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Keeping sun smart during a day out at the beach.

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Michelle and Axel

Michelle and Axel nailed the tourist chic look as they wandered through the streets of Croatia.

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Sailing

The pair flashed a smile as they sailed the European seas.

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Family

Michelle and Axel with proud dad Steve Willis.

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Family

The trio posed for a family snap with a gorgeous natural background.

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Kiss

He may have received a kiss from dad, but Axel is the spitting image of his mum.

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Michelle and Axel

Strike a pose you two!

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Mother’s Day

Michelle celebrated Mother’s Day with a mum and son matching selfie. So chic!

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Axel and Michelle

Axel will no doubt inherit his parents’ passion for health and wellbeing.

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Axel and Michelle

Two peas in a pod!

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Axel, Commando and Michelle

That cheeky smile is just like his mum’s.

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Christmas

Michelle looked a little happier to be meeting Santa than Axel did.

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Michelle Bridges and Axel

Both Michelle and Axel clearly love the great outdoors, especially when it’s summertime.

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Michelle Bridges and Axel

But they don’t mind rugging up when winter rolls around.

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Axel and Michelle

Did someone say twinning?

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Michelle and Axel push ups

Yep, Axel’s definitely inherited the fitness gene.

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Michelle Bridges works out with baby Axel

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Axel and Michelle

Michelle reminded her followers to focus on the important things with this Christmas snap of Axel.

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Michelle and baby Axel

Stay adorable you two!

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Michelle is always musing about the beauty of family, which proves how dedicated she is to her sweet family.

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school

Axel is so cute in his school uniform.

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pool

Life is a pool.

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son

Is Axel getting ready for a rodeo?

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Axel as a newborn feeling safe on his mothers chest.

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naps

Who doesn’t love hugs from mum?

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“To all the mums, dads, care givers, the ones who are actually for real on the front line, doin the do, hope you had a great week, survived, had a laugh, had a cry and have sometime to reenergise before we start all over again!,” Michelle made this empowering comment on her Instagram.

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In an interview with New Idea Michelle revealed that the 2020 Covid lockdown strengthened her relationship with Axel.

“I have spent so much time with my little boy [during lockdown]. I will be forever grateful. It has brought us so close in a way that would never have otherwise happened.”

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Enjoying nature together while walking the dog.

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Puppy snuggles.

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beach

If you’re going to catch Michelle and Axel anywhere, it’s going to be at the beach.

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Michelle captioned this image, “My love for you is beyond. You are everything.”

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“Me and my moo.”

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