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Pippa Middleton reveals her pregnancy fitness routine

“I’m determined not to break into a penguin-style waddle”.

By Jess Pullar

There's no denying Pippa Middleton is all class, and she's not letting anything stand in the way of it - even pregnancy.

The mum-to-be has spoken candidly about her exercise regime, which has been an important feat throughout her pregnancy.

In her latest column for Waitrose Weekend, the 35-year-old wrote: "I feel far from a ballerina, but I'm equally determined not to break into a penguin-style waddle and plod around with bad posture."

Nice to see Duchess Catherine's sister keeping things real!

Pippa, who is due in October, then spoke about her preference for barre-inspired workouts.

"[It's] a form of exercise taken from ballet which involves the small, isolated movements that develop flattering muscle tone or so I hope," she said.

She's also a big fan of swimming because it offers "a wonderful feeling of weightlessness."

"From personal experience, I'd confidently say I find it has been the most enjoyable and rewarding form of exercise since I found out I was expecting."

Pippa and her husband James Matthews are expecting their first child in October.
Pippa and her husband James Matthews are expecting their first child in October.
Duchess Catherine's sister has nailed the maternity style stakes.
Duchess Catherine's sister has nailed the maternity style stakes.

Pippa's pregnancy was confirmed late last year, not long after her wedding to hedge fund manager James Matthews.

New babies are trending where the Matthews-Middleton clan is concerned: Her brother in law Spencer Matthews and his wife Vogue Williams welcomed their first child together last week.

In addition, older sister Kate has three children with Prince William – so we're confident Pippa will be well-versed in parenting tips and tricks by the time her baby arrives!

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