Headline Home scoops Atkinson's post-natal fitness guide

Headline Home scoops Atkinson's post-natal fitness guide

Headline Home will publish actress and presenter Gemma Atkinson's "realistic and accessible" post-natal fitness guide and cookbook in summer 2021.  

Publishing director Lindsey Evans acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in The Ultimate Body Plan for New Mums: 12 Weeks to Finding You Again from Becca Barr at Becca Barr Management.

In the book, Atkinson will help new mums ease ease their way back into exercise and nourish themselves with the right kinds of food. The title will feature safe post-natal exercises that can be done at home, 75 recipes and self-care advice for being kind to yourself in the weeks and months after birth. 

Atkinson previously published a fitness guide, The Ultimate Body Plan, with HarperCollins imprint Thorsons in 2018.

Evans said: "As a mum and as a fitness guru, Gemma is such a huge inspiration to many and we’re very excited to be publishing her next book. With her trademark, down-to-earth honesty, Gemma will share her own experiences of becoming a new mum, including the effects it had on both her body and her mental health. Crucially, she didn’t put herself under any pressure to lose weight or to follow a diet regime after giving birth to her daughter; instead, she gave herself time to find her way back to herself, through post-natal fitness routines and eating well, and wants to help other new mums to do the same.

"Alongside the recipes and fitness plan, Gemma will also share the secrets behind her seemingly boundless energy and positivity levels."

Atkinson commented: "During my pregnancy I wished someone had told me about all of the stuff that our bodies go through. The real stuff and not just the good bits. I decided not to become part of the celeb 'snap back' brigade and, instead, found a way to prioritise my baby, prioritise my mental and physical health and still get myself back to being me!

"To feel great again, to safely lose the extra baby weight I put on and to realise I could still enjoy my busy mum/work/social life was a revelation. I made a promise to myself to share the way that I did it with other mums, so they can do the same. The Ultimate Body Plan for New Mums is the result of that promise."

Atkinson is an actress and has appeared in ITV's "Coronation Street" and "Emmerdale". She currently hosts "Drive Time" on Hits Radio.