I’m a mother-of-three and my children and I work out seven days a week – people think it’s extreme but it’s as normal as eating three square meals

Finding the time and energy to exercise regularly is something lots of people struggle with, especially as parents.

However, that has never been a problem for Claire Gleave.

The mother, 44, from Broadstairs, manages to exercise every day of the week alongside her husband, Oliver and their three children.

Her sons Alfie, 12, Sebastian, 10, and Max, eight, enjoy daily fitness activities with their parents.

Claire told Metro.co.uk: ‘When someone tells me they don’t do any exercise, I cannot fathom that, as I couldn’t imagine living my life with no fitness.’

44-year-old British mum Claire Gleave from Broadstairs, manages to exercise every day of the week alongside her husband, Oliver and their three children

Whether it’s swimming, weight training or football, Claire says exercise is ‘as normal as three meals a day’ for the family. 

While most children might complain about this lifestyle choice, the mother says her boys don’t see any issue – as Alfie loves climbing and the other two enjoy team sports.

She explained ‘Every day our family do a mixture of football, climbing, tempo training, running and Pilates, and on Saturdays, my husband Oliver will do Parkrun, while my other children are at football.

‘Often my children will have football and climbing on a typical day and while they are there, I’ll go for a run and do my tempo training.

‘Sometimes I’ll mix it up with seeing my personal trainer and I’ve also started a running club with another mum.’

The exercise loving mum says that although their lives may seem ‘extreme’ to outsiders, to the family ‘it’s normal’.

Claire has run 13 marathons – three of which while she was pregnant, which got her plenty of ‘funny comments and looks’.

She added that while they encourage the kids to do exercise, as parents they would ‘never force’ them to do anything they didn’t want to.

Her sons Alfie, 12, Sebastian, 10 (pictured), and Max, who's just eight years old, enjoy daily fitness activities with their parents.

Her sons Alfie, 12, Sebastian, 10 (pictured), and Max, who’s just eight years old, enjoy daily fitness activities with their parents.

Whether it's swimming, weight training or football, exercise is 'as normal as three meals a day' for the family

Whether it’s swimming, weight training or football, exercise is ‘as normal as three meals a day’ for the family

While most children might complain about this lifestyle choice, the boys don't complain - Alfie (pictured) loves climbing and the other two enjoy team sports

While most children might complain about this lifestyle choice, the boys don’t complain – Alfie (pictured) loves climbing and the other two enjoy team sports

The fitness fanatic even runs on a treadmill at her desk while she works to help avoid getting ‘the afternoon slump,’ as well as making sure to squeeze in activities on family holidayd such as running and paddle boarding.

She explained ‘The trick is to not view exercise as exercise, it’s just about finding something that you enjoy’.

Claire is not the only mum who’s life revolves around keeping keeping your body moving – it comes after Sherolyne France, a 38-year-old mother from Northampton, decided to swap slimming down for a life of competitive bodybuilding.

She went from weighing 224 pounds (16 stone) in 2020, to 141 pounds (10stone, 1lb) by the time she took part in her first show in 2021.

Sherolyne told MailOnline: ‘I cannot describe how much happier I am now – and it is not only with my body. 

‘It took me decades to find my “thing” and all the time being unhappy with my body so to find a true passion for something at 35 years of age and still love it as much as I do now I am 38 is amazing – the physique is just a bonus.’