Simone De La Rue

Upon walking into 606 West 26th Street, it's apparent that Body By Simone is not your typical workout. Located inside a refurbished carriage house, the studio boast high ceilings and scented candles, creating an environment not often found in the New York fitness scene. Behind all of that is former Broadway dancer turned fitness guru to the stars, Simone De La Rue. She has used choreographed dance routine to whip some famous clients (like Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway!) into shape. Her studio brings in a sisterhood of devoted followers, and it can take a few weeks to book a private appointment ($175) or group class ($35). Guest of a Guest had a chance to sit down with Simone and get some insider tips on how to dance off the pounds for the summer months.