Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe Getting Married? ‘Outlander’ Stars Focusing on Fitness amid Marriage Speculations

Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe
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Co-stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are currently working on Outlander season 3, but could the two be getting married? Dating and marriage rumors have been flying around this on-screen couple, especially because the two have been filming more steamy bed scenes together for the upcoming season.

One thing is for sure: The two have been putting in extra work at the gym and amping up their fitness in order to get in shape for the show.

Sam Heughan Workout

In order to look and move like a warrior, Heughan had to increase his mass. Heughan normally enjoys running and does so quite a bit for different charities. The problem with that is running makes you lean, and unfortunately, Heughan had to be larger.

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To grow in size, Heughan worked alongside a CrossFit coach for six weeks prior to filming. His training involved plenty of heavy lifting, including Olympic lifting.

Even when filming and on set, Heughan built a gym so he could put in extra work. He admitted that when the set gym was first put together, it only consisted of one bar, a set of plates, a TRX, and possibly a rower. He said he would work out on set every evening when shooting wrapped up.

Heughan has to do plenty of lifting for his role as Jamie Fraser, but he admits that he never finds this challenging because he prepared for so long for the role and undergoes plenty of conditioning workouts.

Caitriona Balfe Workout

Balfe has previously admitted in interviews that she’s comfortable stripping down and being naked – talk about body confidence – which is good, because she and Heughan are often caught up between the sheets on set for Outlander.

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Before becoming an actress, Balfe was a model who walked in shows for big names like Marc Jacobs. Whether she is modeling or acting, one thing is common with both job titles – you need to have a slim body, which Balfe definitely has.

Balfe has admitted that in her younger years, she wouldn’t think twice about what she ate nor did she follow a strict workout routine. But now that she is in her 30s, she has to work at maintaining her figure a bit more. In order to stay fit, Balfe practices yoga and Pilates but often times she’d much rather prefer sleep than working out. She said to the New York Post, “After I catch up on sleep, then I’ll worry about my butt.”

Whether Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are getting married is still a big question on many people’s minds – especially because the two won’t even admit they are dating! We guess we will have to wait and see if any secret matrimony occurs in future because it seems that these are very skilled at keeping secrets.


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