Adele’s personal trainer has blasted online trolls for suggesting the singer’s stunning weight loss is all about album sales and ongoing success.
The Hello hitmaker posted a photo of her new look on social media earlier this week, and in among all the congratulations, there were some snide remarks about the motivation behind the slim down, with some critics claiming she may have felt the need to lose weight to fit music industry stereotypes.
But Pete Geracimo, the London-based trainer who helped motivate Adele at the beginning of her weight loss journey, has now clapped back, admitting he’s disheartened by all the negative feedback 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 wrote in an Instagram post. “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 (album) 25 dropped and the tour (was) 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… 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 (son) Angelo.”
The changes Pete is referring to include her split from husband Simon Konecki and their subsequent divorce.
“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,” the trainer added. “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.”
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