VIDEO: Pregnant woman sets social media on fire by lifting weights at a gym

A combo image shows Yasmine Khattab performing strenuous exercises at a gym.

Gulf Today Report

An Egyptian woman sparked controversy on social media, after she appeared in her last months of pregnancy in a gymnasium practicing strenuous exercises and lifting weights, in a widely circulated video.

According to the local media, the woman named Yasmine Khattab appeared in the video, which spread like wildfire, wearing sports clothes, not at all concerned about her pregnancy, or exposing her fetus to risks, and practiced very difficult exercises, including carrying heavy weights with ease.

Reactions to the video varied, between those who criticized the behavior of the pregnant woman, by endangering herself during pregnancy, and those who admired her superhuman abilities and her active lifestyle.

Some people have even questioned the authenticity of the viral video.