WHEN Julia Gillard the Prime Minister of Australia asked Bob Carr to join her Cabinet she could expect a respected statesman to take charge of the nation’s foreign affairs.
She probably didn’t realise she was also getting Australia’s closest thing to Barack Obama: a politician who goes home from a long day straight to a brutal, torso-shredding Pilates work-outs.
Senator Carr has boasted on twitter he was ripping up his “abs of steel” with a two-hour Pilates class.
At 6.38pm yesterday he tweeted: “A few very crowded days and now the perfect antidote: nearly two hours of Pilates. Go for it folks – abs of steel!”
But who could blame the minister for engaging his core like never before. Core and Cardio exercises are an important part of a well-rounded fitness program.