There are those that might think that all models, especially the ones we refer to as ‘super’ are genetically gifted and working out is one thing they don’t have to worry about once they’ve been scouted. Well, to anyone that thinks this I have to turn around say to them “you couldn’t be more wrong, my friend”. As any of you serious working models know, looking your absolute best for shoots and shows is part of the job description and those who aren’t prepared to take this seriously at all times tend to fall at the first hurdle.
So for those of you aspiring models out there who already have the right amount of determination and drive, it is all about finding a workout regime that that gives you the best results. Of course you shouldn’t be afraid to work hard and really sweat it out when you’re in the gym, but surely there has to be a way to enjoy it too? Well, I’m happy to say that there is a new craze hitting models across the country and that is all thanks to New York based ex-dancer Simone De La Rue, who has created the eponymous ‘Body By Simone’ workout. And that’s right, you guessed it ladies, this workout has quite a lot to do with getting on your feet and dancing…
Due to the fact that Simone is taking on more and more celebrity model clients (having set up studios in New York and LA) including Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Abby Lee (not to mention celebrities such as Naomi Watts and Anna Hathaway), New York modeling agencies are rushing to get their clients on the roster. There is a reason this craze is gaining momentum so fast and that is the fact that dancers and models want the same things from their bodies: beautiful, elegant, long limbs that make use of every muscle they were blessed with.
So what does this workout entail? As you can imagine, the dancing link inevitably involves a great deal of strategically thought out hops, skips and jumps – with the added bonus of having a mini trampoline thrust underneath you to get the sweat running even harder. There is also the freedom to whack the music on full-blast to keep those endorphins running high – not always something the strictest trainers allow. Simone also apparently has a built-in rule that none of her clients should lift more than 5lbs at a time and instead focus on more repetitions to balance out their strength and muscle tone. A fair point I think.
As with all dancer mentalities there is also a keen focus on core strength and much in the style of the top ballerinas, you must learn to find your centre of balance. This, rather painfully, involves holding leg lifts and the dreaded plank for considerable amounts of time (I’m sorry I could never lie to anyone about that) but the amazing thing is that the results start to become apparent incredibly quickly. This isn’t just a singular focus on a certain part of your body, after all. This is a complete overhaul.
So, if you like what you hear and want to actually enjoy your workouts, my advice to you is to get your butt down to the ‘Body by Simone’ studio and sign up as quickly as possible before all the other modeling agencies in NYC catch on and you’re left on a two year waiting list. Judging by all accounts, Simone really is that good.
Boon Models has no affiliation with ‘Body by Simone’.