FIT­NESS LOVER

Women's Health Australia - - COVER EXCLUSIVE -

“[The well­be­ing scene] is one of the things that I ab­so­lutely love about Amer­ica. I mean, it’s kind of ei­ther one way or the other [there] – but I re­ally en­joy their sal­ads, pro­duce and su­per­mar­kets. We of­ten go to Whole Foods [Mar­ket] and [or­ganic gro­cer] Erewhon, and places like that. Fit­ness-wise, I don’t live far from Barry’s Bootcamp.

That’s one of my favourite [work­outs]. It’s tread­mill and weights, which I find is a good com­bi­na­tion.

It’s pretty un­for­giv­ing, but you feel re­ally good after­wards!

Since I’ve had my son and we have moved to LA, I’ve changed up my work­outs a lot. I used to run pretty con­sis­tently, but now I do a lot of weights and run­ning and yoga. I guess in a typ­i­cal week,

I’d usu­ally do Barry’s three or four times, and then I would run long dis­tance the other days – I like to av­er­age about eight or 10km. If I can,

I’ll squeeze a yoga ses­sion in, but we just take it day by day.

I started run­ning when I was prob­a­bly about 16 or 17 years old. My mum and dad are run­ners, so it may have come from them, but it’s also by far the most con­ve­nient thing to do when trav­el­ling. There is not al­ways go­ing to be a gym or a class you want to go to, but you can al­ways go for a run. I love see­ing a city that way. The half­marathon I did

[in Fe­bru­ary 2016, a year af­ter en­ter­ing re­mis­sion] was a per­sonal goal. I’d been re­ally sick, so for me to re­cover and get my­self bet­ter was some­thing I wanted to tick off. Do­ing that was a re­ally big achieve­ment for me per­son­ally.

I vi­brate at quite a high fre­quency, so I need [ex­er­cise] to burn en­ergy and kind of ... even my­self out and think straight. That’s why I do it. But I re­ally en­joy [work­ing out]. I re­ally love the en­dor­phins that I get from it. Whether it’s go­ing for a walk or do­ing pi­lates or get­ting on the bike, do what­ever makes you feel good. Mov­ing your body is a won­der­ful thing and I have no­ticed the ben­e­fits. It’s a non-ne­go­tiable for me now.”

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