Ms. Namita Nayyar: How your experience and background of personal training for over ten years of working with a number of celebrities, has helped you in carving your present profession of being a fitness model and fitness expert?
Ms. Danni Levy: I always like to stress that celebrities are just ordinary people, but for some reason everyone wants to train with you when you’ve worked with clients who are in the public eye. I think my repertoire as a personal trainer has definitely assisted me in building my brand. I qualified at the age of 18, so I have 14 years worth of experience under my belt and have enjoyed working with every single person I’ve helped- famous or not.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You are world leading Media personality, Model, Actress, Reality TV star, Style Icon, TV host & Reporter, Fitness Blogger, Nutritional expert, Author, Journalist and a Brand ambassador. How do you manage such a remarkable multi-dimensional lifestyle?
Ms. Danni Levy: Thank you for the kind words. I didn’t really plan on branching into so many different sectors, but they really do go hand in hand. I believe that not only should you practice what you preach, you should also preach what you practice. In other words, if you can’t explain why you do what you do, and you can’t back results up with research, you’re not helping people to understand or benefit from your knowledge. I wouldn’t feel fulfilled if I spent every day posing in a bikini looking good and not explaining how I’d achieved that look, or presenting a sports or fitness show without having some journalistic input into researching the topic beforehand. I’d really like to get my teeth into more documentary style television- Louis Theroux is my idol!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have selected the profession of fitness author and journalist that requires a lot of hard work, technical knowledge about exercise, health, fitness, nutrition and excellence in different faculties to finally succeed – how do you achieve that?
Ms. Danni Levy: It’s taken many years of hard work and dedication to bring everything together, but I feel as if I’m able to get my knowledge across to the public in a big way now, and I couldn’t have achieved that without the help and support of friends, fans and media contacts with whom I’ve established such a fantastic relationship over the past 10-12 years.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Share your exercise routine that you do to maintain such a bikini perfect physique?
Ms. Danni Levy: I train a split routine and also do fasted hill runs everyday- even Christmas day. I’m really lucky because I live right by the beach, so I always start my morning with a 5k jog topped off with a mammoth hill sprint before breakfast. My gym routine consists of a LOT of glutes and leg work. I rarely train upper body because I’m naturally very muscular and try to stay looking slightly soft up top.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What is your diet? Do you take a particular fixed regulated diet comprising of nutrients and vitamins to keep you in perfect health?
Ms. Danni Levy: It normally surprises people to hear I don’t take any vitamins or supplements. I firmly believe if you eat correctly and you don’t suffer from a deficient, you should derive all the vitamins and nutrients you need from a balanced diet that compliments your training. I try to eat protein with every meal, consuming 5-6 small meals a day, but don’t deprive myself of the odd treat if I fancy one. Life is too short to be neurotic, but too long to live on junk food!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Danni Levy: My hair is all extensions! I cut it into a short bob and caved in two days later- sticking it all back in again! Everyone told me it looked great but I didn’t feel feminine. I put olive oil on my skin and try to avoid the sun- which can be tricky when you live in Spain!