- Adele all but broke the internet when she shared a photo of herself on her 32nd birthday this year showing her slimmed-down figure.
- Pete Geracimo is the singer’s former personal trainer, having worked with Adele for four years until she moved to LA in 2016.
- He told Insider transforming your body comes down to three simple things: eating a balanced and inclusive diet, going outside your comfort zone with a regular exercise routine, and getting restful sleep to allow your body and mind to recover.
- Ultimately, he said, you need to be patient.
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Adele pretty much broke the internet when she shared a photo of herself on her 32nd birthday this year — the first photo she’d posted on Instagram in 2020.
Having lost a reported 98 pounds over the past few years, the singer received plenty of attention for her look, with countless celebrity friends commenting their approval.
Chrissy Teigen wrote: “I mean are you kidding me,” while Rita Wilson added: “Looking gorgeous!”
While the photo prompted online debate both for and against the conversation around her weight loss, one person who has defended Adele’s slim-down is her former personal trainer Pete Geracimo.
London-based Geracimo worked with Adele for four years as she began her fitness journey, until she moved to LA in 2016.
He spoke to Insider about the simple steps that can help you transform your body à la Adele, as well as how he worked out with the megastar.
The 3 simple steps to body transformation success
Geracimo, 48, says that the most important thing to remember on any fitness journey is not to rush the process.
“My main piece of advice to anyone wanting to make healthy changes to themselves is to be fully committed to the whole process and above all else to be patient,” he told Insider.
“Fast results tend to be fleeting. Slow and gradual tends to last longer.”
If Adele’s new look has inspired you, the good news is that Geracimo says that “transformations are really not that complicated.”
“All that is required is belief in yourself that you can do it, consistency in your actions, and discipline in your routine.”
There are three key factors that will determine your success, according to Geracimo:
- Eating a well balanced and inclusive food plan
- Exercising regularly, getting your heart rate up, and going outside of your comfort zone
- Getting proper restful sleep to allow your body and mind to repair and recover.
Geracimo is a firm believer that working out and getting healthier should be enjoyable.
“Ultimately, exercise is supposed to enhance and complement our daily lives by making everyday tasks easier,” he said.
“I believe exercise selection must adapt to suit the person and not the other way around. There is no sense in forcing someone to do something if there is no joy in it — that’s torture.”
Geracimo believes there has to be an element of fun in exercise, which is why his training sessions are “full of laughs” as well as being serious workouts.
He believes anything faddy, whether that’s in diet or exercise, should be avoided.
“I promote realistic training and nutrition,” Geracimo said. “I do not advocate short cuts or quick fixes but am in the business for long-lasting results.
“Same with nutrition. I do not promote supplements, pills, powders or potions. I prefer real food and a healthy and varied eating lifestyle. It is easier than you think.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Geracimo said it was hard for Adele to fit time to workout into her schedule.
“Because of who she is, scheduling time was tricky as she was always being pulled in multiple directions,” he said.
“On a good week we would see each other two to three times.”
When Geracimo did manage to get Adele in for a session, he kept her workouts diverse.
“Training sessions always varied from bodyweight and resistance band work to weight training and boxing,” he said. “I would also throw in cardio challenges just to keep her on her toes.”
A few days after Adele posted the birthday photo of herself and the storm around her weight loss erupted, Geracimo wrote a long message on Instagram in defense of his former client, saying that it was “disheartening” to read so much negativity.
He told Insider that he “felt compelled to remind [people] that no one should be criticized for achieving their goals.”
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