TWEEDDALE MP David Mundell has been getting in shape to face the daily rigors of Brexit by sampling the physical fitness system Pilates.
The Scottish Secretary has been given one-to-one instruction by Gillian Wrigley of 'The Health Rooms' studios and treatment centre in Peebles.
He had secured the session after submitting a successful bid in a silent auction in aid of the Eastgate Arts Centre in Peebles.
Mr Mundell said: "Despite the time pressures of politics, I've been considering setting a little time aside to improve my physical fitness.
"That's why I was delighted when the opportunity came along for some tuition from an expert like Gillian, who was a brilliant coach.
"As well as having a reputation for easing some aches and pains, it is also becoming increasingly popular as a general form of exercise."
Mr Mundell, who also enjoys cycling, quipped: "I hope my fitness pledge to myself is easier to deliver than Brexit."!
Meanwhile, Gillian, who runs The Health Rooms with husband Stephen, offers a range of services including physiotherapy, sports injury massage and podiatry.
She said: "David was an enthusiastic and attentive student, who appreciates the benefits of exercise. I wish him well with his training and hope to see him back again soon."