Playing the very lovable and down-to-earth surfer Ziggy Astoni on Home and Away, Sophie Dillman needs to be ready to strip down to her swimsuit on location at Sydney’s Palm Beach to film scenes for the Aussie soap all year round. But when it comes to feeling and looking her best, the actress, who has been very open about living with the debilitating health condition endometriosis, admits she’s much more interested in focusing on fitness rather than counting every calorie.
“I don’t believe in diets,” the vivacious 28-year-old star tells WHO during a chat over the phone from the set of Summer Bay. “Life’s too short not to enjoy it. If you want a cookie then just eat a cookie,” she adds with a laugh.
How did you stay in shape during NSW’s lockdown?
My routine has been very different the past few months, but I’ve really enjoyed it. When gyms shut, I started doing workouts with fitness trainer Kate Ivey through her DediKate app. There are some great high-intensity 20-minute workouts that fit great into a busy person’s lifestyle. I love them so much I’ve become an ambassador for the brand. I’ve also been doing online boxing classes, walking my dog and I’ve even started swimming in the ocean.
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