“[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.”