AFTER four years of trying to get pregnant, Magda Belle feared she would never have the baby she longed for.
Mrs Belle, 32, from Selsdon, and husband Andy, 34, also went through the heartbreak of a miscarriage.
But now, after more than four years of trying, Magda and Andy are expecting a baby girl in March, and Magda has claimed that a "bootcamp" she joined in Selsdon is the reason.
She explained: "We wanted a baby so badly, I went to get tests and they said everything was fine. I didn't understand why I wasn't getting pregnant.
As a last ditch attempt I decided to join Fitness Croydon, a bootcamp in Selsdon.
"I knew I needed to lose weight but I didn't know it would help me conceive as it did.
"I lost two stone thanks to the bootcamp sessions and eating healthier. After only a couple of months I fell pregnant.
"We are absolutely thrilled."
The bootcamp includes Zumba, a nutritional plan and morning and afternoon sessions with a trainer
Sam Markey, who runs Fitness Croydon, has put it down to healthy natural food and exercise.
She said: "When I first met Magda I remembered her saying how much she and her hubby wanted a baby, they were desperate to have kids and they had been trying for years.
"I set her up on our plan which isn't faddy, it's just a great and healthy way to lose weight.
"She wanted to lose some so not only could she have a baby but she could also be a healthier parent for when one did eventually come along.
"I'll never forget when she told me she was pregnant, she was so happy and I'm so happy for them. I can't wait to meet their baby girl."
Magda said: "I was eating takeaways all the time; pizza, curries.
"I was really fat, but as soon as I lost the weight I got pregnant."
The Fitness Croydon bootcamp lasts four weeks and costs £75 for bootcamp sessions, recipes, and nutritional information, as well as other tools to get started on your weight loss.
Sam said: "Lots of friendships have been made in camp too and that helps for added support.
"We're based in Selsdon but run an online version too."