5 Fitness Tips That Body by Simone's Founder Swears By
"So many women do bar or yoga but not cardio, which means their heart rates don't get to a calorie-burning state," says Simone De La Rue, founder of Body by Simone. "When you dance, your heart rate gets there without your realizing it, and you see results." Need proof? Look no further than celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Chrissy Teigen, all of whom are fans of De La Rue's Dance Cardio class—but the 43-year-old Aussie, who has returned as a trainer on the second season of E!'s Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian, might just be her own best advertisement.
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Make a Match
"Workout wear has become such a fashion thing," says De La Rue, who co-created custom sneaks with Newton and teams them with matching sports bras and leggings. Her wardrobe choices aren't just for great selfies, though: "I'm proud that my body looks like this at my age, and I want it to inspire others."
BBS Newton Shoes, $140; bodybysimone.com.
Get Your Protein Fix
"When I post my meals on social media, I often get attacked for eating so much protein. But it actually aids in weight loss and helps rebuild and refuel your muscles," says De La Rue.
Dance It Out
"When I started Body by Simone six years ago, I used to do seven one-hour sessions daily," says De La Rue. "I had danced on Broadway, so my body was used to it." Today, however, she and her staff limit themselves to two classes per day. "Any more would be superhuman!"
"I tell my trainers that even if you have a client at 6 a.m., you can't look like you've just rolled out of bed," says De La Rue. "I don't expect a full face of makeup, but maybe a little lip stain and some waterproof mascara." Her attention to grooming comes from her days as a pro dancer, when she also picked up tricks such as using Klorane dry shampoo to revive hair after a sweat session.
Jump On It
De La Rue's latest obsession is doing Dance Cardio on a mini trampoline. "It makes for a full-body workout, so I do it a lot with my clients on Revenge Body," she says. "It's low-impact [on joints] but still gets your heart rate up."
JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 250, $249; jumpsport.com.