Pregnant Muay Thai Champion Shuts Down Haters Who Criticized Her For Still Training

A lot of us struggle just to get to the gym on a consistent basis. With work, social lives, commute time, and stuff like school, making working out a priority can be hard to do. However, this isn’t the case for Caley Reece. She is a six-time Muay Thai champion, who hasn’t let a little thing like being 40 weeks pregnant stop her from working out!

The martial arts queen still crushes high intensity workouts and spars with a partner in a very controlled setting, of course. Her body looks incredible because of it, but Reece has gotten a lot of criticism for working out this hard so late in her pregnancy. However, she’s responded by saying it’s right for her, and that she’s being super careful.

“There’s so much I can’t do such as switch left kicks, lots of punches in a row (twisting), any power, any speed and quick footwork or changes, but that doesn’t mean I have to give up. It simply means, I make do with what I have,” she commented.








We think this is an excellent strategy to have, and one that a lot of injured athletes adopt as well. If your arm is broken, for example, work on your other arm and your legs. Adapt.

Reece says that she stays motivated to workout because, “I don’t have an excuse not to. It takes a reason, not an excuse and if I don’t have a reason, then that’s not good enough for me.” That’s one tough mama, if you ask us! She’s an inspiration for people to work out more.

Although seriously, if she can get her big pregnant belly into the gym, we should be able to do some crunches. However, she’s also proving that you don’t have to completely change your lifestyle when you become a parent. You can be a good mom and still be able to do what you love most in your life. Way to go, Caley Reece, and congrats!