Adele’s personal trainer writes post defending her after fans criticize her weight loss transformation.

by fitness journalist

Adele posted a new photo for her birthday last week that showed a slimmed-down figure, and it sparked a debate on social media about body positivity. Her personal trainer has now penned an Instagram post defending her choice to lose weight after some criticized her transformation.

In the photo, Adele looks like she has continued a weight loss journey that people first noticed around the holidays. And like those holiday photos, her birthday snap sparked yet another debate.

Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels ♥️ 2020 okay bye thanks x

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Some fans bemoaned her weight loss as if it were a personal insult to them.

Others took issue not with her weight loss, but with the fact that people were congratulating her for being skinny.

Immediately muting “Adele.” Don’t need to see how many millions of people still think being skinny is the greatest success a woman can achieve.

— Roe McDermott (@roemcdermott) May 6, 2020

Even British newspaper The Mirror posted a story with the headline, “”F**k off skinny Adele, I loved you just the way you were.”

If you hate an artist you once admired cause she started exercising then the problem might be you. https://t.co/BGx0KGaXEm

— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 6, 2020

Now, her London trainer, Pete Geracimo, has weighed in. He shared some details of his work with Adele, and said her weight loss is her business alone.

As Adele’s former London-based personal trainer, it’s disheartening to read negative commentary 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. She never undermined her God-given talent in any way. She let her incredible voice do the talking, or should I say singing! She never once pretended to be something that she wasn’t. What you saw was what you got. And we all LOVED it! 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 25 dropped and the tour 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 and “is sweating”! 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 Angelo. 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. 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. #adele #fabulous #strong #songbird #transformation #powerful #voice #love #rumorhasit #pt

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Geracimo starts by praising Adele for working on herself on her own terms:

As Adele’s former London-based personal trainer, it’s disheartening to read negative commentary 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. She never undermined her God-given talent in any way. She let her incredible voice do the talking, or should I say singing! She never once pretended to be something that she wasn’t. What you saw was what you got. And we all LOVED it!

He says getting “super skinny” was never her goal:

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 25 dropped and the tour 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.

He adds that her divorce and move to LA changed her perspective:

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 and “is sweating”! 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 Angelo.

He hopes people can let the singer live:

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. 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.

Fans are applauding his take.

But some still feel that he’s equating thinness with health, which could be damaging.

Gotta love Adele’s ex-personal-trainer posting to Instagram to say, “Sorry fatties can’t help it that Adele’s just better than you now that she’s skinny.” I don’t think anyone thought Adele was trying to be fatphobic but this dick of a trainer certainly is. pic.twitter.com/UEWOiiVU9G

— The Gay Goddess™️ (@thedivinegay) May 8, 2020

Clearly, this debate won’t end any time soon.

But at least Adele doesn’t seem to be losing sleep over it.

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