The land Down Under is making quite the name for itself in the wellness world – from colorful workout threads to clean-eating cooking shows, Australia’s fittest and finest are making a splash around the globe! Our most recent fitness obsession, celeb-adored Body By Simone, is a testament to the fact that the Aussies definitely have this whole “wellness warrior” thing down pat.

Body By Simone is an exclusive boutique studio that has fitness-lovers on both coasts dancing up a storm. Celebrity trainer and BBS founder Simone De La Rue has created a slew of dance cardio and toning classes that get you tight, toned, and – if applicable – red carpet-ready in no time. With a new studio here in LA to add to her popular NYC location, a clientele that includes the likes of Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway, and Camila Alves McConaughey, and classes that keep us constantly moving and smiling all the while, it’s easy to see why Simone’s infectious workout has caught on country-wide (did we mention that one of her classes utilizes trampolines?).

Not near a studio? Not a problem. Get your hands on Simone’s new book, Body By Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan and start working her unique fusion of Pilates, bar method, strength training, and cardio dance moves into your own workout routine no matter what your experience level.

In a culture that celebrates getting harder, better, faster stronger with not so much as a smile, we adore this blonde bombshell for her personality, her passion, and the positive yet perfectly practical wellness advice she advocates. Take a peek inside Simone’s gym bag and see what we mean…

Moment I fell in love with fitness:

Five years ago when I retired from the stage and needed to find my next passion. Working out is the closest thing to performing on stage for me!

Favorite workout:

Mine, of course! Body By Simone! A perfect mix of dance cardio and sculpting for long, lean, sexy muscle!

Favorite activewear staples:

You can’t beat Nike; I believe they are still ahead of the game. I love their leggings and shorts. I am also a fan of Sweaty Betty. I love their whole dance line.

Favorite fitness footwear:

Newtons, I have every color. They are lightweight, they breath and perfect for dance cardio as they literally keep you on your toes! And the bright colors just make me happy!

I stay inspired by...

My clients, watching them transform inside and out is what helps me get up every morning!

Favorite hair accessories:

Dry shampoo! Can’t live without it!

Must-have gadgets:

Obviously my iPhone, it has all my playlists for my workouts, and my calendar. I would not be able to get anywhere without it!

On my workout playlist...

Currently obsessed with Sam Smith. His songs are epic for warm up and cool down. And Animals by Martin Garrix is my go to dance cardio track!

Most unexpected item in my gym bag:

Dog leash. I take my fluffy white Maltese with me everywhere!

Favorite way to hydrate:

Good old-fashioned water; close second, Harmless Harvest coconut water.

Favorite post-workout fuel:

A boiled egg!

Fave quickie workout:

Ten minutes on the trampoline. It drains the lymphatic glands and is also a great way to do low-impact cardio.

Healthiest daily habit:

Sleep! 8 hours!

Personal fitness tip:

Just get there, once the endorphins kick in you will be glad you got out of bed.

Current mantra:

Wake up, kick ass!

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