By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
She started her career as one of the most lusted after actresses on teen soap Hollyoaks. But it seems that it's not just Gemma Atkinson's career that's developing, as she showed off her increasingly toned figure during a grueling workout session in Hollywood.
While she was over in LA for a series of meetings, the Casualty star found some time to keep fit, maintaining her incredibly high fitness levels and toning up her svelte figure.
The 27-year-old actress, who's recently been spotted training with her boyfriend Liam Richards, seemed to have swapped him in favour of a fitter model at the weekend.
Putting her through her paces was former Gladiator star Mark Smith, who starred as Rhino on the 1990's ITV show, displaying an incredibly toned physique.
Gemma wore a tiny purple cropped top and low-slung, black leggings for her workout in the trails of the Hollywood Hills, managing to work up a sweat during the punishing session.
The actress showed off her iron-board flat stomach and defined abs, going make-up free and scraping her hair back into a high, messy ponytail.
But even fitness fanatic Gemma looked impressed when the 44-year-old former Gladiator whipped of his T-shirt to reveal a well-defined six-pack and toned torso.
Giving her a good workout, the now actor had her doing pull-ups on a high bar, having to give her a hand after a while, after limbering up with a few warm-up stretches.
The pair then decided to have a break, sitting down by the side of a trail after what looked like a grueling and sweaty session.