Naomi Watts’ personal trainer has revealed how the actress undertook on a gruelling workout regime in order to transform herself into Princess Diana for the upcoming movie Diana.
New York-based fitness guru Simone De La Rue told Health & Fitness magazine how she got Naomi Watts into shape using her tried and tested methods of resistance training combined with danced-based cardio.
Simone De La Rue, who also counts Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway as her clients, is famed for her tough yet effective dance work-outs.
She explained how she works with clients like Naomi Watts for three months to achieve the best results.
Simone De La Rue got Naomi Watts into shape using her tried and tested methods of resistance training combined with danced-based cardio
Simone De La Rue, an ex-professional dancer said: “When working towards a specific goal with a client, I encourage them to train five or more times a week, for one hour a day.”
“I set a programme that constantly challenges my clients and, during the last three weeks, we really increase the intensity.”
Simone De La Rue, 38, added that for her role as Princess Diana, Naomi Watts, 44, carried out a great deal of cardio work but the dance element makes it “a fun way to get your sweat on and burn calories”.
The fitness guru, who is originally from Australia, says her core-strengthening sessions, which incorporate pilates, yoga and dance, have become a favorite with celebrities because they deliver “long and lean” results.
One of her most famous clients is Sandra Bullock, who turned to the Body By Simone (BBS) workouts after she split from husband Jesse James in 2011.
Simone De La Rue revealed: “Sandy wanted to focus on her upper arms so we used wrist weights and slowly moved the arms in a move that mimics the <<Port De Bras>>.”
A personal session at her studio BBS studio in New York would set you back around $175, but group sessions cost a more reasonable $35.
Jessica Simpson was spotted leaving the gym again yesterday and her sessions are clearly paying off.
As she approached her car, Jessica Simpson, 31, showed off her entire body for the first time since giving birth last month and she definitely looked slimmer.
The singer has quietly been working up a sweat, sticking religiously to her workout regime in a bid to shift her post-pregnancy pounds.
Wearing an all black gym outfit that consisted of leggings, a tracksuit top and trainers, she seemed eager to get into her waiting car and head home to her child.
It’s not the first time that Jessica Simpson has been seen leaving a private gym in Los Angeles as earlier this week she was spotted finishing another workout.
Jessica Simpson gave birth to her first child with her fiancé, former NFL star Eric Johnson, on May 1.
Jessica Simpson showed off her entire body for the first time since giving birth last month and she definitely looked slimmer
Beaming after the birth of the couple’s daughter, Maxwell Drew, Jessica Simpson looked radiant in the passenger seat of a Range Rover as a female friend took the wheel.
She paired black stretch workout wear with a leopard scarf, her wavy blonde locks falling around her shoulders.
Jessica Simpson was spotted publicly for the first time since giving birth last Wednesday as she arrived to Harley Pasternak’s gym in West Hollywood, where she has been undergoing her workout sessions.
The singer was also seen arriving to the fitness centre on Friday.
It was announced last week that Jessica Simpson, who reportedly gained 80 lbs while pregnant, would front the latest Weight Watchers campaign.
However, the singer was unable to start working out for several weeks on doctor’s orders due to having a C-section.
Appearing to have been given the all-clear, Jessica Simpson is now combining a new exercise regime with a healthy eating plan she had already kicked off.
Jessica Simpson spoke to People, in which she appeared in a photoshoot with daughter Maxwell and Eric, revealing she is eating protein-packed means and drinking home-mixed juices to help shed pounds.
Her dietary restrictions come after she was forced to deny on several occasions that she was having twins because of the size of her baby bump, which appeared to grow larger than average.
However, Jessica Simpson said in March doctors put her blooming figure down to the fact that she had excess amniotic fluid.
Now, the singer says she is anxious to shed her baby weight.
Jessica Simpson told People: “After you have your baby it’s like, <<Oh my God, what happened to my body… this is not me>>.”
The singer also revealed she planned to join Weight Watchers before she learned she was pregnant, having dealt with years of yo-yo dieting.
Jessica Simpson said she simply wants to feel comfortable in her skin again.