Fitness

Gym-hater Adele reveals her reluctant workout secrets

No fancy gym equipment necessary.

By Katie Skelly
Adele once famously said: “I'm not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician, not to be on the cover of Playboy.”
However, the Hello hitmaker is the first to tell you about her healthier look since hitting the global music scene in 2008.
While it’s safe to assume the 15-time Grammy-award winner has naturally slimmed down from running around after her sweet four-year-old son Angelo, it’s the drastic lifestyle changes she’s made over the years that have her glowing from the inside out.
In a candid interview with The Daily Mail, the 28-year-old’s personal trainer, former triathlete Pete Geracimo, let slip the workout secrets that shaped the super-singer, and, fortunately for our bank accounts, expensive and fancy equipment is not required.
“The most reliable type of exercise, for me, would be bodyweight training. 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," he says.
“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.”
"I feel so comfortable in my own skin. I really like how I look, I like who I am, I like everyone that I surround myself with. Obviously, I have insecurities but they don't hold me back."

Her killer mindset

It may sound easy enough, but Adele, although incredibly driven to shape up with her latest health kick, is also refreshingly honest about her relatable hatred for the gym.
“I was trying to get some stamina, so I lost a bit of weight - not to be like a Size-0 or anything like that," she admits to Rolling Stone
magazine.
“I mainly moan. I'm not skipping to the f---ing gym. I don't enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don't like looking in the mirror,” she says.

Her diet

Under the guidance of her trainer, who has also sculpted the bodies of Kim Cattrall and David Hasselhoff, Adele has taken up the Stirtfood diet, which encourages a full body reprogram by the consumption of plant foods, like kale and buckwheat.
Known as sirtuin activators, these foods not only suppress appetite, but also activate the body’s "skinny gene" or "housekeeping genes" which help control the way the body handles and stores fats and sugars, whilst simultaneously regulating those pesky cravings.
“The Sirtfood Diet is all about losing weight and feeling fantastic through eating great-tasting food. It's based on extensive research into the power of key plant foods, which when added to our diet turn on fat burning and improve wellbeing,” a source close to Adele explained to Mail Online.
The meal plan allows Adele to munch away on a fairly regular diet (one that includes red wine and cheese) making sure to incorporate green tea, cocao powder and turmeric – all of which are high in sirtuin activators.

Kicking her vices

While she has no regrets in giving up smoking, the beloved brit has had to make one of the ultimate sacrifices on the pursuit to optimum health...
“I used to drink 10 cups a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day,” she once told The Sun before adding, “Now I don't drink it and I have more energy than ever.”