The secret to Adele’s body transformation
She looked spectacular in an olive green dress at the Grammy Awards this month – but just how did Adele get so fit?
Her personal trainer Pete Geracimo has revealed all to Healthista, and the good news is she hasn’t given up carbs.
Adele famously works out at London’s swankiest gym, the KX gym in Kensington.DJ found guilty of assaulting Taylor Swift continues to deny groping allegations
She is a celeb that has made an incredible fitness transformation.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, she revealed that she wanted to “get in shape for myself, but not to be a size zero or anything like that.”
For her this meant cutting back on sugar, giving up smoking and hitting the gym.Daniel Craig denies James Bond rumours
And she hasn’t given up carbs completely, explaining that she’s not “that crazy”.
Adele worked with Geracimo, who has been a personal trainer for more than 20 years.
Geracimo has not only trained celebs but also a few royals as well.Where the Obama sisters will be in 10 years
The personal trainer is also a former competitive triathlete and a registered deep tissue and sports massage therapist.
When it comes to his philosophy on keeping fit, Geracimo’s message is simple. Take time to take care of yourself.
He said: “We all live hectic busy lives. There are not enough hours in the day to get everything done.Jesse Williams' estranged wife fights for full custody of kids
“We need to find that balance where we take care of our responsibilities to our work, family and friends.
“We also need to make more of a conscious effort to take care of ourselves.”
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Geracimo says that you don’t have to go to the gym to keep fit.
What is your most reliable go-to type of exercise for all round fitness?
“The most reliable type of exercise, for me, would be body weight training,” Geracimo said.Natalie Cole's son Robert Yancy dead at 39
“You do not need to go to the gym to do it, no equipment required and your body weight provides more than enough resistance to get in a great workout.
“It leaves no room for any excuses not to train. A challenging circuit of body squats, lunges, push-ups, pull-ups, dips, chin-ups and plank work will stress every body part and give you a great overall workout.”
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“HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts are the best form of fat burning exercise in my opinion,” Geracimo said.
“It takes you out of your comfort zone. Makes you work extremely hard.
“Sessions are 30 minutes or less. And the key reason is that your fat burning potential continues long after you have finished the session.”Award-winning actor and writer Joe Bologna dead at 82
What ratio of cardio-weights do you advise?
He said: “It all depends on what your training goal is and what kind of training you respond to.Celebs who scandalously cheated with their co-stars
“Generally, I would recommend 3-4 weight-training sessions a week and 2-3 cardio sessions a week.
“Always be as active as possible during your daily routine.”
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Geracimo said: “You don’t have to go to the gym to be fit. The more active we are in our daily activities, the better off we will be.
“Try walking or cycling instead of using the car or bus.
“Take the stairs instead of the lifts. Go for walks or a run instead of sitting on the sofa watching TV.Willie Nelson hospitalized after experiencing breathing problems during concert
“The secret is to move yourself and not let something or someone move for you.”
What would be the one tip you use to keep clients, or yourself, motivated to continue a workout?
“Have a goal that is deeply personal to you that you want to achieve,” he says.Usher reportedly refuses to settle any herpes lawsuits
“It has to be realistic yet powerful enough to make you go to the gym or go for that run when you really do not want to.
“Plus in my training sessions, we always have a good laugh and I mix up training styles so there is never a chance for boredom.”
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He said: “I am a huge follower and advocate of the Sirtfood Diet.
“The Sirtfood diet is a plan that promotes eating foods high in the protein sirtuin. This includes foods such as apples, citrus fruits, parsley, capers, blueberries, green tea, soy, strawberries, turmeric, olive oil, red onion, rocket and of course every health-lovers must-have, kale.
“It’s not so much a diet but more of an eating lifestyle.Celeb marriages secretly on the rocks
“It focuses on the positivity of food and not the negative. It is all about inclusion and not deprivation.
“It’s easy, accessible and you get to have red wine and dark chocolate.
“The clients that I have introduced this food plan to have all reaped massive benefits from it.”Princess Diana was delighted by Charles's 'Camillagate' humiliation, new book reveals
What is the best diet tip you can give people?
Geracimo said: “Understanding which foods work best for your body type and avoid processed foods.
“Whole and raw foods are better choices.Aaron Carter talks estranged relationship with Backstreet Boy brother Nick
“Take the time to make meals from scratch. You will have more control of what you’re eating.”
Are there any foods you limit or eat more of?
“I believe everything in moderation and not about depriving myself of anything,” he added:Jury finds former DJ guilty of assaulting Taylor Swift
“I am more partial to eating lots of fish and vegetables but do love a good juicy steak from time to time.”
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He said: “My view on cheat meals is that it is a treat or reward for working hard.
“I usually let my clients have a cheat meal every seven days as long as they have earned it.
“I do not do cheat meals personally because if I really want to eat something unhealthy, I’ll make sure that I have worked out hard beforehand so I can indulge without any guilt.”Pregnant Jessica Alba shows off her baby bump in a bikini
What do most of us get wrong when we aren’t seeing results?
“Lack of results is usually due to a poor diet and/or inconsistent training,” he said.
“If you are not fuelling your body properly with the right kinds of food or not keeping to a regular training schedule, results can be hard to come by.Kate stuns in ‘paper plate’ hat
“To see results, follow my health equation: 80 per cent diet, 10 per cent exercise and 10 per cent rest.
“Get your diet right, exercise hard and allow your body to recover, you will see amazing results.”