If you’re a Phoebe Tonkin fan, you’ll know The Vampire Diaries actress loves to incorporate dancing into her workout routine, and is pretty handy in the kitchen when it comes to whipping up vegan banana icecream and a nourishing green juice. But did you know she also runs her own wellness website, Your Zen Life, alongside bestie Teresa Palmer? We spoke Phoebe and covered everything from her favourite workout wear to guilt-free snacking and ballerina arms.
What is your day on a plate?
“Almond milk latte, a fruit salad of berries and apples for breakfast; almonds and dark chocolate for snacking during the day; and a piece of grilled salmon or hormone-free, organic chicken with vegetables and maybe quinoa [for dinner]. I try and fit in a green juice, too.”
What’s your favourite, guilt-free snack?
“Dates with a spoonful of almond butter in them.”
What is your weekly fitness routine?
“I have a great trainer, we do boxing and interval training, and I just started out at Tracy Anderson. I’m kind of obsessed! I try to go four or five days a week.”
What do you love to wear for a workout?
“I love to wear all black, I think it’s sleek and cool. And now obviously I’ll be wearing my new Adidas Energy Boost shoes to train in!”
What is your quick fix if you’re feeling a little out of shape?
“Not stressing out. Just slowly reintroduce exercise, limit the amount of sugar and dairy you eat, and try not to focus too much it or it will just stress you out.”
Do you have problem areas, and what do you do to work on them?
“I like to have toned, ballerina arms, so I focus a lot on lifting small weights and doing lots of repetitions.”
Published December 27, 2013
by Alison Rice