"So many women do bar or yoga but not cardio, which means their heart rates don't get to a calorie-burning state," says Simone De La Rue, founder of Body by Simone. "When you dance, your heart rate gets there without your realizing it, and you see results."
The 43-year old Australian who has worked with celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Khloe Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen shared with InStyle her top weight loss and self-care tips that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
1. Matchy matchy
"Workout wear has become such a fashion thing," says De La Rue, who co-created custom sneaks with Newton and teams them with matching sports bras and leggings. Her wardrobe choices aren't just for great selfies, though: "I'm proud that my body looks like this at my age, and I want it to inspire others."
2. Load Up On Protein
"When I post my meals on social media, I often get attacked for eating so much protein. But it actually aids in weight loss and helps rebuild and refuel your muscles," says De La Rue.
3. Feel The Groove
"When I started Body by Simone six years ago, I used to do seven one-hour sessions daily," says De La Rue. "I had danced on Broadway, so my body was used to it." Today, however, she and her staff limit themselves to two classes per day. "Any more would be superhuman!"
4. Look The Part
"I tell my trainers that even if you have a client at 6 a.m., you can't look like you've just rolled out of bed," says De La Rue. "I don't expect a full face of makeup, but maybe a little lip stain and some waterproof mascara." Her attention to grooming comes from her days as a pro dancer, when she also picked up tricks such as using Klorane dry shampoo to revive hair after a sweat session.
De La Rue's latest obsession is doing Dance Cardio on a mini trampoline. "It makes for a full-body workout, so I do it a lot with my clients on Revenge Body," she says. "It's low-impact [on joints] but still gets your heart rate up."