Fitness Tips From Sandra Bullock's Trainer Simone De La Rue

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Simone De La Rue has no clue how much she weighs.

The 38-year-old Aussie trainer to the stars says she hasnt stepped on a scale in about a decade. De La Rue had her fill of mandatory weigh-ins as a young girl in ballet school.

We had to stand on the scales once a week and if we put on half a pound, we got into trouble, she tells Sun Media in a phone interview from Los Angeles.

That mentality is so unhealthy for women. Depending on what time of the month it is or how much water you drank, you could be carrying up to seven pounds more.

De La Rue, a five-foot-four blonde with seemingly boundless energy, would much rather gauge her fitness by other means, including how she feels in her clothes. And thats how she treats her clients, too.

We take measurements, but we dont step on scales, she says.

Yup, forget about fretting over numbers. The former Broadway dancer focuses on keeping her clientele motivated while making their workouts fun.

Youve got to make fitness fun, she notes. To do that, De La Rue draws from her background as a classically trained dancer.

I never actually used equipment in a gym. I never ran or cycled, she explains.

For me, I try to bring dance into the world of fitness. A lot of my clientele are female. At some point in a womans life, everyone has had the experience of dance or wanted to dance or wanted to be a dancer. Theres also a spiritual and emotional side with it as well, like just letting go and dancing with abandonment. I think everyone is able to connect to that.

During her dance career, De La Rue studied yoga and Pilates, which she credits for helping her to develop exceptional core strength and long, lean muscle – and stave off injuries.

She has combined those disciplines at her New York City studio called Body By Simone (bodybysimonetv.com) – or BBS for short – to create a variety of kick-butt classes and one-on-one workouts delivered by De La Rue and her team of fitness experts.

A signature $35 class at BBS is basically 45 minutes of dance cardio, she explains, dancing around, getting your heart rate up.

Meanwhile, the one-on-one training ($175 for a private session) is based on the same dance-yoga-Pilates fusion that helped keep De La Rue amazingly injury-free throughout her 20-plus years onstage.

And she doesnt just bark orders or crack the whip.

I train alongside my clients, she says. Thats the way of motivating them and keeping them inspired and giving them that feeling of working out with a companion.

De La Rue trains one to six clients per day, So at the end of the day, I really dont have the energy to do anything for myself – nor do I really need to, she adds.

Among her list of famous clients are Hollywood heavy-hitters Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts and Matt Damon. Celebrities, says De La Rue, have the financial wherewithal to focus on fitness. But the differences between them and the rest of us poor schlubs end there.

At the end of the day, they sweat, they complain and theyre not motivated some days, De La Rue says. Theyre just the same as anybody else.

No matter who you are, the keys to fitness success include setting realistic goals and working out first thing in the morning, says to De La Rue.

If you can get exercise done in the morning, try to get it out of the way. By the afternoon or evening, youre going to be less motivated, advises the self-admitted chocoholic who follows a relatively clean high-protein diet.

The endorphins kick in and that natural high that you feel will take you through the rest of the day.

And remember, dont step on the scale.

Simones tips:

  • Stay off the scale.
  • Dont be too hard on yourself.
  • Set realistic goals.
  • Maintain balance in your life.
  • Be happy with yourself.
  • Just keep moving.

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    • Gem
    • August 4, 2013

    Does Anyone Know Any Fitness Tips That Work? Short fitness tips that really work would be very helpful, thanks.

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      • HealthNut
      • August 4, 2013

      To stay fit or become?

      Becoming fit requires motivation and determination. Eating healthy and regular exercise.
      Try avoiding fast food places at all times; don’t skip breakfast (most essential meal of the day).
      Hope this link will help you:

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    What Are Some Good Fitness Tips? I have been trying to lose weight for a couple months now and has been stuck at one weight. Do anyone have any fitness tips and also eating tips for me?

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      • HealthNut
      • August 4, 2013

      80% of weight loss is diet.
      You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
      You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
      You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup. Oatmeal with berries or a bit of fresh honey is also good.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you’ve heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don’t look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
      You have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the natural toxins.
      Last, you need to get 7-9 hours of quality sleep depending on your age. All recent sleep studies report a connection between poor sleep patterns and weight gain. This includes going to bed as close to the same time every night including weekends. Most of us stay up late Friday and Saturday night and it throws us off.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.

      I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for over two years. Less than 3% of people that attempt weight loss lose it and keep it off for two years. It is not easy. It is a lifestyle change.
      Good luck and good health.

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    What Are Your Best Tips To Live A Healthy Life? Health tips in any area would be great. Especially what foods to eat, fitness tips, avoiding colds or being sick, and being happier.

    Sorry it’s so broad, but I just wanted some really good tips or secrets, or anything. Thanks!

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      • HealthNut
      • August 4, 2013

      One has to be happy, not worry about everything little thing that goes wrong, think of others who have life a lot worse or the ones who are gone who whould like to swich with you, but most importantly, you must cleanse your body of toxins and take suppliments.

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    Anyone Know Some Good Fitness Tips? I’m really bad at running, and I would like to loose a few pounds, so I was wondering if anyone could give me some simple fitness tips? Just a simple fitness regime, please.

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      • HealthNut
      • August 4, 2013

      Avoid elevators and escalators,,
      climb stairs,, walk long distances every single day.
      hour of cardio at your target heart rate every day.
      stretch properly afterwards or you wont want to come back tomorrow which blows the whole plan.

      good luck

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    • Isy
    • August 4, 2013

    I Want To Lose A Few Kilos But Not A Heap, Dieting And Fitness Tips..? I weigh 58 kilos, and I don’t really want to lose too much weight, maybe 5 or 6 kilos, but I mostly just want to tone up. Do you know any dieting/fitness tips? I’m going to the gym 5 times a week, and on the days I’m not there I’m going for a run. Any tips on what to spend my time on at the gym? Thank you x

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      • HealthNut
      • August 4, 2013

      Dear Isy,

      One thing you need to understand is that you have to work hard if you want to change the shape of your body. That means a balance of medium-high intensity cardio exercise along with challenging strength training workouts.

      For weight loss, you’ll need to get about 5 cardio workouts each week at a medium-high intensity for at least 30 minutes. If you’re a beginner, it’s best to start slow and work your way up but, if you’re in good condition and have no restrictions, challenging yourself with harder workouts is the best way to burn more calories. Interval training is a good choice because studies show you continue to burn calories even after you’ve stopped exercising.

      In addition to your cardio workouts, you’ll need to lift weights for all your muscle groups at least 2 non-consecutive days a week. And, by lifting weights, that means using enough weight that you can ONLY complete the desired number of reps. For example, if you’re doing 12 bicep curls, you need to use enough weight that you can only do 12 bicep curls and not one more. Most people don’t lift enough weight to really challenge their muscles.

      What you need to engage in is a well balanced all rounded diet with considerable physical exertion over a prolonged time period. Food can be broken down into 5 major groups. These groups are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and water. The body needs varying amounts of these types of food so that the adequate amount of nutrients is supplied to the body. A well-balanced diet does not mean an equal amount of each type of food, as our body requires more of some nutrients than others.

      Each type of food plays a significant role in our body but excesses or deficiencies of certain types of food can also harm the body and produce a negative impact on our health.

      It is very important that we know how much of each type of food we are supposed to consume and that we eat in a sensible way. This means eating regular meals at “least” three times a day and drinking plenty of water, but what I would suggest is breaking it down to 5 smaller meals a day and having your last solid meal before 6pm after that you are only allowed to have pure low fat milk a mug or two would be a good idea to cut down on excessive cravings.

      Hope this answers your question.

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    • Em
    • August 4, 2013

    What Are The Best And Fastest Ways To Loose Weight? I hate swallowing pills and would like to do my best to not take pills to loose weight. I would like to know some diet tips and fitness tips. I currently do about 8 hours a week of fitness. I do competitive cheerleading, exercise during gym and walk home from school every day. Additionally, I go running for about an hour every saturday. However, i am not loosing weight! Please help!!
    I also do not eat fast food such as hamburgers, fried foods, etc

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      • HealthNut
      • August 4, 2013

      Alter your diet, eat healthy – restrict the amount of burgers / fast food you eat.

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    How Can I Get The Body Of A Fitness Model Fast? I want to lose weight and look toned fast. im going to new york in a few weeks to go shopping and i want to be thinner by then. i weigh about 150lbs right now and it would be nice to be around 120lbs when im done. i would like to be 130-135lbs by the time i go to new york. any help? i need fitness tips and plans. thanks

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      • HealthNut
      • August 4, 2013

      See, the thing is it doesn’t happen fast, it requires hard work, sacrifice and dedication. People always want the quick fix and it never works.

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