‘Yes, I’m naked’: Gemma Collins strips off to submerge herself in cryotherapy chamber with temperatures of -188°F
She’s lost an impressive three stone through a committed workout routine and healthy diet.
And Gemma Collins proved just how dedicated she is to her weight loss regime on Sunday, when she submerged herself in a cryotherapy chamber while completely naked.
As the temperature plummeted to -188°F, Gemma, 40, told her fans in a clip shared on Instagram: ‘Omg I’m back on the machine guys. I’m minus 188 at the minute.’
Chilly: Gemma Collins, 40, proved just how dedicated she is to her weight loss regime on Sunday, when she submerged herself naked in a cryotherapy chamber
Fighting fit: Gemma has lost an impressive three stone through a committed workout routine and healthy diet
The TOWIE star even revealed the hilarious way she was able to stay motivated enough to brave the chamber’s sub-zero temperatures.
‘I’m just picturing myself on the beach with Jason Derulo in a bikini,’ she joked.
Posting a second clip, Gemma exclaimed: ‘I’ve got 24 seconds to go!’ as a friend filmed a countdown on their phone.
Gemma captioned her post: ‘YES IM NAKED MINUS !!! 180 !!!!! SUNDAY HEALTH HEALING MY BODY !! @icehealthcryo_spa HALLA is the best at burning the FAT in her CRYO MACHINE!!! followed by her LYMPHATIC DRAINING MACHINE!! This lady is A GODDESS!! HALLA I LOVE YOU. [sic]’
Funny: The TOWIE star revealed the way she was able to stay motivated enough to brave the chambers sub-zero temperatures, ‘I’m just picturing myself on the beach with Jason Derulo’
Cryotherapy is a restorative and therapeutic treatment used for managing pain, smoothing skin and encouraging weight loss.
The term comes from the Greek language, which translates to ‘cold cure’.
These icy techniques have been around for ages, dating back to the 17th century.
Athletes have long submerged themselves in baths of ice or used ice packs for recovery and to help numb pain.
Grateful: In her caption, Gemma thanked Ice Health Cryotherapy Spa employee Halla (pictured with a cryotherapy chamber)
Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Japan in 1978.
The tanks dip below freezing temperatures by using cryogenic nitrogen vapor and reach negative 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cryotherapy stimulates the body’s response to cold in order to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Previous studies have shown extreme cold can stimulate the body into burning up fat deposits and some claim the tanks can burn up to 800 calories in just three minutes.
Gemma encouraged her fans to lose weight naturally earlier this month.
Previously, the reality star had advocated for the controversial weight loss injections SkinnyJab.
Speaking on the GC podcast she told her listeners: ‘I’m not promoting any diet injections or anything like that.
‘I’m not promoting any diet injections’: It comes after Gemma encouraged her fans to lose weight naturally earlier this month
‘I kind of regret doing it but I feel like sometimes you’re in such a desperate place and you want to lose weight but actually I’ve come away from all the diet promotion because I wish we could get rid of that word diet.
‘It is so important that we keep getting that message home to people, that beauty is more than just these pumped-up faces, it’s not all about that.’
She continued: ‘It’s me Gemma, my new name is fitness queen. Since turning 40 I’ve become so much more aware of my health and I’m kind of regretting maybe not taking my health as seriously as I should have done.’
Gemma revealed that her new diet on her ‘massive health drive’ includes scrambled eggs, avocados and bacon, plus some small treats like jelly and nuts.
She explained that she has also been taking part in more exercise, and even wants to run the London marathon.
She shared: ‘I’ve gone health-obsessed mad and I’m loving it. I am feeling so fabulous about exercise. Imagine if I could do the London Marathon. Maybe I could. I would love to do it.’
‘My new name is fitness queen’: The reality star explained she’s become much more aware of her health after turning 40 in January