Each month we’ll be highlighting one of the trainers here at BBS so you can get to know more about us! This month we’ll focus on Simone. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite Aussie and owner of Body By Simone.
1. Where are you from and how long have you lived in NYC?
Born in England, grew up in Australia and have lived in NYC for the past 7 years. I am a bit of a gypsy. I have lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Germany, London and LA. New York is the first city that has made me still.
2. When did you first start dancing, where, etc?
I begged my mum to take me to my first dance class when I was 3 years old. I began with classical ballet and then studied all other forms of dance. Dance was my life. I remember when I got my first pair of point shoes, I was so excited I slept with them next to my pillow. My first professional job was the White cat in CATS when I was just 18 years old.
3. If you were to have any job other than your current one, what would it be?
A host of a travel show. I am so passionate about travelling and experiencing new communities and cultures. I would love to be paid to travel! Well I kind of do already, but perhaps to more exotic places that don’t have gyms! 🙂
4. Name one of your favorite things to do/see in NYC.
My all time favourite is the all you can eat brunch at Soho house on a Sunday. It’s my treat and cheat day and I love to get there early and stay all day. Start the brunch with tea and breakfast whilst reading the paper, and end the day with a glass of red wine. Yum!
5. Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
That’s a tough one, as I have seen some pretty amazing countries. Hmmm I think either the Great Wall of China or the Taj Mahal in India. Both are drenched in history and have such a spiritual feel about them. Australia is pretty magical too.
6. Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Ha! Well I will have to say Naomi Watts, not only do we look like twins and get mistaken for each other, she is a client and a friend. I only told her the other day that many years ago I was actually her body double in some of her movies. Hilarious!
7. What is one of your guilty pleasures?
CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!
8. Name one thing on your bucket list
I havent been to South America or the pryamids. They are next on the list.
9. What do you do to relax?
Sleep, eat, meditate, have a massage, hang out with friends. Repeat.
10. What is your favorite thing about BBS?
I love our team of amazing, talented, loving, committed and caring women. We also have the best clients in the city. We have successfully created a beautiful space that makes you smile the moment you walk in the door. I love my job! And it doesn’t get better than that! 🙂