Adele’s former trainer praises superstar’s ‘competitive’ side

Adele’s former trainer has praised the superstar’s ‘competitive’ side as he addressed her fitness overhaul and recent weight loss.

After first working with the Hello hitmaker to get her fit for a 2012 tour, the pair continued to train together until 2016.

Addressing the massive response to the star’s 32nd birthday post, in which she posed in a black minidress and sent the world into a right tizz at her different shape, Pete Geracimo praised Adele’s continued motivation.

He told Us Weekly he loved watching the star ‘really get into the challenges’ and that he didn’t treat her any differently than his other clients due to her star status.

He continued: ‘I don’t get starstruck and just trained her as if she was not famous. I loved her sense of humour and we’d laugh a lot of the time.’

The trainer added: ‘As she warmed to the idea of training, she started getting competitive and this created the momentum to wanting to improve her performance from session to session.’

Speaking about how he ‘kept things real’ with the star as they trained for one hour, three times a week, he said: ‘When we had low days, I would alter the workout so that it would ease her into training, get her mind off of what was bugging her and then, before you knew it, we were having a good session and working hard.’

Pete previously addressed Adele’s weight loss after she posted earlier this month, insisting she never got into working out to be ‘super skinny’.

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As Adele’s former London-based personal trainer, it’s disheartening to read negative commentary and fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss. In my personal experience of working with her through many highs and lows, she always marched to the beat of her own drum on her own terms. She never undermined her God-given talent in any way. She let her incredible voice do the talking, or should I say singing! She never once pretended to be something that she wasn’t. What you saw was what you got. And we all LOVED it! When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy. Especially post pregnancy and post surgery. When 25 dropped and the tour announced, we had to get ready for a 13 month gruelling schedule. In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice. Her body transformation was splashed across every media outlet. The attention it generated was mind-blowing. Since she moved to LA, it’s been well documented that she underwent some tough personal changes. It’s only natural that with change comes a new sense of self and wanting to be your best possible version. She embraced better eating habits and committed to her fitness and “is sweating”! I could not be prouder or happier for her! This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo. My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only. She did not lose the weight to make others feel bad about themselves. This personal transformation has nothing to do with me or you. It’s about Adele and how she wants to live her life. She has not changed from the Adele we grew up with and have loved. There is just a little less of her to go around. #adele #fabulous #strong #songbird #transformation #powerful #voice #love #rumorhasit #pt

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Addressing the reaction to her new look, the singer’s former London-based trainer wrote in an Instagram post: ‘It’s disheartening to read negative commentary and fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss.

‘In my personal experience of working with her through many highs and lows, she always marched to the beat of her own drum on her own terms.’

Pete applauded the Someone Like You singer for always relying on her talent to sell records rather than ‘expose her flesh’ or revert to being an ‘over the top sexy vixen’.

The trainer continued: ‘When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy.

‘Especially post pregnancy and post surgery. When 25 [album] dropped and the tour announced, we had to get ready for a 13 month gruelling schedule. In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices.

‘As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice. Her body transformation was splashed across every media outlet. The attention it generated was mind-blowing.’

He added: ‘This personal transformation has nothing to do with me or you. It’s about Adele and how she wants to live her life.’

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