Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): Stephanie Rice has reportedly plunged back into fitness training, in an effort to lose extra pounds gained while recovering from shoulder surgery.
But instead of her gruelling pre-London swim fitness regime of seven hours per day, the triple Olympic gold medallist is doing a one-hour intense session, at least five days a week, at her new Sydney beachside home of Maroubra, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The Aussie swim star, who moved to Sydney to explore career opportunities, including TV presenting, will also launch a 12-week diet and fitness regime in The Sunday Telegraph next week to help others.
The 24-year-old swimmer asserted that she was enjoying the transition from Olympic athlete to fit young woman, working out with former ironwoman Candice Falzon and trainer Trent Langlands.
"Obviously it was really hard at the start because I couldn't do anything and I had my arm in a sling for six weeks," the newspaper quoted Stephanie as saying.
"So there were stories that ran about how I'd put on weight and I was like, 'well, naturally, I've just come off the biggest preparation of my life and I can't do anything'. But I've found a really good stability now in just getting into a routine of general fitness," she said.
"It isn't seven hours a day, it's just one, but I really like it. I'm feeling pretty generally fit. I've had times where I've been really lean for racing and then times where I've had time off and not cared at all what I ate," she said.
"'It's just about finding the right balance for everyone," she added. (ANI)