Now I cycle three times a week outdoors, for at least an hour each time.
I don’t loathe my bum, but I don’t love it, either.
I’ve got a top-heavy figure and trying to balance out my curves and keep my cellulite in check requires maintenance.
Before having a family, I used to work in an office and would go to occasional aerobics classes, but after I had my children I became more interested in exercise and fitness.
Twenty years ago, I qualified as a fitness instructor, and keeping fit has been a big part of my life since then.
She is web co-ordinator of Mountain Biking shop uk. Heather says: In my 20s, my nickname was Bubble Bum because my friends said my behind looked rounded like a bubble.
Back then, I used to do step classes to tone up, but — in hindsight — I didn’t need to do anything much to keep pert and trim. After giving birth at 30, my body changed, gravity kicked in — and keeping things firm became much harder work.
In the gym, focus on lunges, bridges, pushing your body up from a lying down position using both arms and legs and squeezing your bottom, and squats, all of which target the gluteal muscles in the buttocks.
If you don’t know how to do these, ask gym staff for help.
I’m lucky I’ve never had a problem with cellulite, but my bum was getting saggy and it was a slog getting back in shape.