Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jamie's Personal Trainer Neil McTeggart Talks About His 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Workout

Fifty Shades Of Grey has got everything you’d expect from the biggest film of 2015: sex, awkwardness and expensive clothes. But was 
it all nerve-wracking for the frequently naked stars? You bet. Both Jamie (who plays Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Ana Steele) made no secret of the fact they were nervous about parading around in their birthday suits, with Jamie last week admitting he still felt like a “skinny kid”.

“I have massive hang-ups about my physical appearance,” Jamie reveals. “If I see an image of myself, all I see is this skinny kid and I don’t like it.”

Talking exclusively to heat, the man responsible for Jamie’s fit body – Neil McTeggart from IronFit in Belfast – says, “Jamie was always a skinny kid, he’s very lean.” Neil adds, “We do various workout programmes, like street work, which focus on body weight. Rather than using a lot of equipment, you use your body as your gym. We take the best moves out of things like yoga, gymnastics and body-building. It’s all about kettle bells, climbing ropes and doing gymnastic rings. Diet-wise, it’s not restrictive.”

 Jamie’s been training at IronFit with Neil (and another trainer, Niall Greenan, who actually went to school with Jamie) since he bagged his role in The Fall back in 2013.