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Charlotte Church learning karate to stay fitPosted on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm
by The IDMA Team
Charlotte Church learning karate to stay fit
April 12th, 2010
LONDON - Welsh singer Charlotte Church is said to be keeping fit by learning karate at a secret SAS training hideout.
Church, 24, is having martial arts lessons from a beefy ex-Para in Wales’ remote Brecon Beacons, and pals say she is trying to get as fit as her rugby star boyfriend Gavin Henson.
“Charlotte’s learning karate and jujitsu - as well as having boxercise lessons. It’s not the soft stuff, she’s insisted on a hardcore regime,” the Sun quoted a pal of hers as saying.
“You often get people doing it for fun, but she’s really determined and takes it to the extreme.
“She’s always had the voice of an angel, now she’s got the moves of the Karate Kid too,” the pal stated.
Church, mum to 21/2-year-old Ruby and Dexter, one, puts herself through the gruelling exercise sessions at least three times a week.
She travels from her 1.5million pounds mansion in the Vale of Glamorgan to the mountain hideout where the SAS train for Afghanistan and Iraq.
“Charlotte’s trainer is a martial arts expert who was with the Parachute Regiment and the French Foreign Legion,” her friend said.
“He also did freelance bodyguarding work and was in Africa five years - so he knows his stuff.
“Charlotte isn’t one of these pampered stars. She’s really tough. She might be gobby, but she could back it up without a doubt,” the friend added.
Church, who revealed her sensational new figure last month, has also been spotted training in a Cardiff park.