Running from the age of 4 has seen Kylie build a strong performance optimization foundation for herself, with a passion to share her knowledge around fitness and mindset programming with the world. As an autoimmune advocate who can draw on personal experience, Kylie wears her wisdom with pride. Kylie specialized in LYOF protocol – Establishing fitness and health programming specific to a corporations scope along with athletic specific performance optimization.
Kylie lives by her moto “ Be strong, never lose sight of who you want to be and where you want to go”.
5 MINUTES OF FAME WITH MARATHON RUNNER & TRIATHLETE KYLIE SIMPSON
What is your favorite Paleo Hero product?
Choc granola, and love it. I have it for breakfast with coconut cream and berries. And can even be found eating it straight from the packet as a snack, or adding it as a topping to my smoothies. I’m looking forward to enjoying some more of the products and incorporating them into my nutrition plan.
What does a 'day in the life of' look like for you?
A typical day is wake up between 4.45am – 5.00am and do some mobility exercises to get my body moving, minimum of 30mins, then off for a run session (anywhere between 12km – 25km, depending on the day). Home for breakfast, walk the dogs (normally to Wilde Kitchen to have my daily bulletproof coffee) and then a rest.
Mid/late morning a gym session with my strength and conditioning coach.
Lunch and a rest, mid afternoon some more mobility exercises followed by either a swim session and second run for the day, or a wind trainer session. Normally I run twice a day, my second run is always an easy/turn the legs over recovery run and I listen to music or podcasts.
Second walk and play in the park for the dogs, sometimes they will get a third walk in the middle of the day depending on my sessions.
I always try to have any early dinner, and aim for bed before 9pm, if I am in a training phase leading into a race, I will be in bed by 7.30pm.
I like to do 3 sessions a day, alternating between swim/bike/run. I do mobility exercise daily at home to ensure that my body stays moving and injury free.
If you could give one piece of nutritional wisdom to the Australian public, what would it be?
Just eat real food, nothing processed.
If you could spend the day with one celebrity, who would it be & why?
The Queen, I love her. I have an immense amount of respect for her, she is always dignified and never falters in her leadership. I think she has paved the way for women to succeed at anything they put their mind too.
What's your favourite colour?
What's your favourite way to workout when you are not training?
Walking and playing with the dogs, especially at the beach, where I will always have a swim in the ocean.
Can you share with us a motivational quote that really resonates with you?
Success comes when you are willing to risk everything for a goal only you can see.
Back yourself. (I have this engraved on a bangle)
Some days must be tougher than others to keep motivated. What gets you through the tough days?
My determination to achieve my goals, I know that every day isn’t going to feel great, but consistency is the key.
What does relaxing look like in your down-time?
Who is the person who has inspired you most to do what you do?
Paula Radcliffe, Women’s world record holder for the marathon.