Celebrity personal trainers Michelle Bridges and Steve Willis [pictured] welcomed their first child together on December 19 and have named their son Axel. Steve has children named Brianna, Ella, and Jack from previous relationships, who are Axel’s siblings. Michelle and Steve are well known as personal trainers on weight loss reality show The Biggest Loser, and both run successful fitness businesses. Steve’s screen title of “The Commando” came about because he was in the army before becoming a fitness instructor. Michelle and Steve have been dating for two years.
Ironman champion Shannon Eckstein and his wife Belinda welcomed their second child on December 11 and have named their son Blake, who joins big sister Ellie, aged 3. Like Steve, Shannon also has a moniker – “The Professor”, to indicate how few errors he makes. Shannon has won three Ironman titles just this year, with a record ninth series win in Newcastle last weekend. Shannon dedicated his latest win to Blake by sticking his thumb in his mouth and holding up two fingers – the same gesture he made after winning a title in Kirra Beach three weeks after Ellie’s birth.