This article first appeared in Daily Mirror

She’s so devoted to fitness that she had a spin-class themed baby shower before the birth of her youngest son Cass.

But a love of exercise doesn’t come naturally to Coleen Rooney, who admits she works out, “because I feel I have to.”

“I’m naturally curvy and short and there’s nothing I can do to make my legs longer, so I just have to work with what I’ve got and make the best of it,” she said in 2017.

“I’ve never loved exercise, but I’ve always done it because I feel I have to.

“There are some people who are naturally slim, no matter what they eat, but it’s not like that for me. If I eat and eat, I put weight on, so I have to be stricter.”

So how did the mother-of-four overcome her aversion to exercise and what does she do to stay in such great shape?

Coleen works hard to keep her stunning body in shape (Image: waynerooney/Instagram)
Coleen Rooney
She was just a schoolgirl when she first met Wayne (Image: Mirrorpix)

Instead of fighting the gym, she learned to love it and does two-hour sessions three to four times a week.

She mixes up her workouts, alternating between kettlebells, Power Plates, boxing and spinning.

Coleen revealed back in 2013 how she was having “3D lipo” to lose her post-baby weight , with the non-invasive treatment that uses a special device to freeze fat layers beneath the skin.

However, with each child she’s had, Coleen said the pressure she puts on herself has lessened.

Coleen pregnant with her fourth child in 2018 (Image: Splash News)
Newly signed to Manchester United, Wayne Rooney walks on to the pitch with wife to be Coleen, 2004
Newly signed to Manchester United, Wayne Rooney walks on to the pitch with then wife to be Coleen, 2004(Image: Reuters)

“The more children I’ve had, I’ve been in less of a rush to get back in shape because after three births, your body is going to change,” she told Now magazine.

“I think once you’ve had kids, they’re more important than how you look. It’s not the end of the world – you just have to be confident.”

She added: “After having kids, if you’ve got a bit of a wobbly belly that’s just part and parcel of who you are.”

Coleen is a regular at the gym – despite not being a fan of exercise (Image: Manchester Evening News)
Coleen keeps trim by working out (Image: Instagram)

Meanwhile, the WAG is currently fighting to save her marriage after reportedly ordering footballer husband Wayne, 33, into rehab.

His boozy antics are said to have become too much for Coleen, who stands to gain a huge chunk of his £100 million fortune if they divorce.

The pair have been together since school and have four children together.

Previous reports have suggested Coleen could walk away with as much as £70 million if she decides to take Wayne to the cleaners.

She’s said in the past how she turned to 3D lipo to help shift her post-baby weight (Image: Instagram)
Coleen and Wayne with their four sons (Image: Wayne Rooney Instagram)

After the most recent bust-up with Wayne , Coleen has been pictured without her wedding ring – fuelling rumours she is considering walking away from the marriage.Despite being repeatedly tested by her husband Coleen has always bounced back.

In the past she’s forgiven Wayne for his misdeeds and has turned her attention to raising their four sons, Kai, nine, Klay, five, Kit, three, Cass, who has just turned one.

And since her first appearance in her school uniform to her glamorous life of red carpet events, Coleen’s appearance has certainly evolved over the years.