After Irish star Eamonn shed three stone recently, the TV presenter is set to work on his muscles along with his famous other half.
The couple will have more time to focus on their new regime after being axed from their weekly Friday presenting slot on This Morning.
Eamonn, 61, and Ruth, 60, are said to be keen to prevent themselves developing osteoporosis, so have come up with plans to convert their garage into a weights training room for double exercises, reports the Mirror.
“A lot of fitness experts advocate weight or resistance training to give yourself tone, strengthen your core, posture and strengthen your bones, therefore staving off osteoporosis in older age,” explains Ruth.
“My vision is to get a weights bench in the garage and spend 30 mins every day on a joint routine.”
Eamonn credits a former New Year’s resolution – made in 2015 – with helping him focus on shifting his weight.
He admitted early starts while hosting GMTV meant he would often eat several breakfasts, which saw his waistline increase.
“I have shed 3st over five years,” explained Eamonn, who now weighs 15 stone.
“I genuinely believe in New Year’s resolutions.
“It’s a great time to take stock to repair your habits, to improve your life.”
In September 2015, nine months after he made his resolution, Eamonn said he had got “hooked” on juicing and lost 10lbs that year.
“Now, if I have lunch, I will have a juice for dinner,” he said.
“If I have it during the day, I look forward to a meal in the evening.”
The past few years, he has been fasting for 12 hours every day, which he credits with helping shift a further stone – taking him down to 15 stone in January, after he also upped his exercise.
“I walk our dog every day and do Pilates once a week,” he said at the time.
Though a double hip operation in 2016 prevented him from exercising for a while.
Now he says: “We need to move briskly for 30 minutes, three times per week minimum.”
The pair now want to increase their weight training in 2021, and joke their joint workouts will bring them closer together.
In a joint Best interview Ruth quipped: “You could lie on the bench and I could pass the dumbbell or bars to you and vice versa. It would be also good for our relationship, as we couldn’t fall out. Imagine if during my upset I was to accidentally drop something weighing 40kg on you.”