Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac was in for a shock on Wednesday morning when he joined a women-only Pilates class in Wilton, NSW.
The 40-year-old put his athleticism to the test after reuniting with his old friend Corinne, the owner of Limitless Fitness and Nutrition, who won $20,000 last year as part of Sam’s competition promoting small Aussie businesses.
Sam went around the class as the women enjoyed their morning workout, before proceeding to jump onto the reformer Pilates bed.
Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac (right) was in for a shock on Wednesday morning when he joined a women-only Pilates class. (Left: Sunrise hosts Monique Wright and Matt Shirvington)
‘You’re about to do an exercise called legs in straps,’ Corinne explained to Sam, adding that some people ‘call it the birthing position’.
‘Well, I’ve had a bit of experience with that lately,’ Sam replied, referencing his partner Rebecca James, who gave birth to their daughter earlier this month.
The TV funnyman looked uncomfortable as he hoisted his legs up and placed his feet in the reformer foot straps.
He squeezed his legs together and pushed them forward and back while pulling a face as the camera captured every angle of Sam’s workout.
‘Epidural! epidural!’ he jokingly cried out. ‘I’m not sure if there are any fitness benefits to this, but we’re having a lot of fun!’
As he took the ‘birthing position’ on a reformer Pilates bed, Sam said, ‘I’ve had a bit of experience with that lately,’ referencing his partner Rebecca James, who gave birth to their daughter earlier this month (pictured)
Matt Shirvington and Monique Wright, who are filling in for David ‘Kochie’ Koch and Natalie Barr while they are in London reporting on the Queen’s funeral, watched on in amusement back in the Sunrise studio.
Matt said he was relieved Sam had worn jeans for the segment instead of shorts, as that could have resulted in disaster.
Sam’s hilarious fitness experience comes after he welcomed daughter Margot Grace on Sunday, September 11.
Earlier this week, he was criticized by busybodies for sharing a light-hearted photo of Rebecca cradling their newborn while holding a huge wine glass, which he’d filled with an entire bottle of rosé.
‘My darling Rebecca has been looking forward to a glass of wine for nine months. You’re welcs, boo,’ her captioned his post on Instagram.
Sam’s famous friends and followers loved the gag gift, with former Neighbors star Bonnie Anderson writing: ‘I know the feeling!’
Sam shared this photo on Instagram over the weekend of Rebecca cradling their newborn while holding a huge wine glass, which he’d filled with an entire bottle of rosé
‘Cheers to the mega pint,’ a fan wrote, referencing a famous quote from the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trial.
Another follower said the glass was ‘well deserved.’
But some fans were unimpressed by the post, with several pointing out that drinking alcohol is discouraged for women who have just given birth, especially if they are breastfeeding.
‘Should you be drinking while breastfeeding? Or are [you] bottle feeding?’ one concerned follower asked in the comments section.
Sam and Rebecca welcomed Margot Grace McMillan (pictured), their first child together, on September 11
‘Ummm…. Not supposed to drink if breastfeeding….’ another added.
One wrote: ‘Not breastfeeding? But if you are, remember what you have, baby has also.’
Other fans jumped to defend the new parents, saying it’s wrong to assume Rebecca is breastfeeding and that it’s no one’s ‘business’ if she’s drinking.
‘None of yours or our business!’ one supporter fired back. ‘They are a well-educated couple who don’t need strangers’ advice or questioning.’
Sam and Rebecca, a stylist, welcomed Margot Grace McMillan, their first child together, on September 11.
The pair had announced in April that they were expecting.
The pair had announced in April they were expecting their first child together