Simone De La Rue is one of Australia’s most successful celebrity trainers and fitness experts. With studios based in LA and New York, the former ballet dancer’s ‘Body By Simone’ training technique, combines dance cardio, yoga and Pilates to sculpt long and lean muscles.
While her clients include the likes of Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon and Sandra Bullock, you don’t have to be an A-lister to gain access to Simone’s work out routines. As the face of Sweaty Betty’s Get Fit For Free campaign, Simone has created an online workout so you too and can experience the ‘Body By Simone’ fitness phenomenon. (Watch the video here!)
Sporteluxe’s UK contributor Amber McCormick spoke to Simone De La Rue about her top health secrets, daily rituals and advice on what it takes to build a successful career and personal brand.
The Simone De La Rue interview
Q: Can you give us an overview of a day in your life?
“My alarm goes off at 6am; quick breakfast and then my first private session with one of my VIP clients at 7am, usually at my studio in West Hollywood, sometimes on set or home visit. I generally see four or five of them a day, then I am in the office working on my book, DVD, BBS TV, and opening future studios.”
Q: Do you have any daily rituals or practices that keep you mentally focused and balanced?
“I try and mediate every morning. I also like to start the day off with a coffee.”
Q: How do you nourish your body? Can you talk us through your day on a plate?
“Breakfast is boiled egg, turkey and avocado, green tea. Lunch is salmon tacos in lettuce leaves with a side of root vegetables. Dinner is steak with a spinach and glazed yams. Snacks are hummus with carrot sticks, almonds, protein shake, a piece of chocolate.”
“Twice a year I do my cleanse from my book to detoxify and reboot my system. I eliminate sugar, gluten, dairy, sodium, alcohol and caffeine for 14 days. The first four days are horrible but then after that you feel incredible!”
Q: You have achieved so much throughout your career and in building your own brand. What advice would you give to other women wanting to make a career in the health and fitness industry?
“It is a lot of blood sweat and tears. Building a brand and a business is the hardest thing I have ever done. You really have to love what you do and be passionate about your craft.”