The former personal trainer of Princess Diana has revealed how the trainings helped royalty to overcome her eating disorder and deal with the pain of her separation from Prince Charles that had "arisen over her."
Jenni Rivett, who trained Diana at The Harbor Club in Chelsea for several years since 1991, revealed how the positive feelings that belated royalty achieved in training helped her cope with the most difficult periods of her life.
Speaking to the Yahoo News series The Royal Box, the famous South African coach based in London explained that their work together motivated Diana, who had suffered from bulimia, not to fall back into old patterns.
But even after dealing with her eating disorder, Diana did not take on the challenges, while struggling with constant public scrutiny and her separation from Charles, which the princess did not want.
"Given the choice, she would have stayed and tried to make a happy marriage." She loved Charles, "explained Jenni.
Princess Diana leaves the Chelsea Harbor Club in London in November 1995 where she works with her personal trainer Jenni Rivett
Speaking to the Yahoo News series The Royal Box, South African celebrity trainer Jenni Rivett, based in London, revealed how her sessions with Diana helped royalty overcome their eating disorder and deal with their personal problems.
Jenni began to train the princess after her services were recommended to Diana by a mutual friend, and she said that the "disciplined" Family quickly became incredibly dedicated & # 39; to his three training sessions a week.
Jenni and Diana even went on vacation in Vail, Colorado at the coach's suggestion when the princess was upset about not spending Christmas with William and Harry for the first time after their separation from Charles.
And although Jenni was careful to maintain professional boundaries, the time she spent with royalty meant that she was aware of her difficulties, especially because of her marital breakdown.
& # 39; She married for the right reasons. He married for love, "said Jenni." It was not she who asked for all this. It was sprung on her. She was not the one who wanted to separate or divorce.
Princess Diana and her husband Prince Charles on a real tour of Indonesia in November 1989. At that time their marriage was in trouble and Charles had resumed his affair with his ex-girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles.
It had reached a point where a mutual decision had to arise. I think it was her two calls, but it was not what she wanted.
& # 39; She wanted to be the Princess of Wales and the Queen of people's hearts. She wanted to be a loving mother, what she was and a loving wife. "
Jenni added that the loss of Diana's SAR title was a particularly painful point for the princess.
"I think she just felt hurt, like you would." It was just one thing after another.
"She had to be such an important ambassador for Britain and everyone loved her and loved her, and she was still the mother of the future king." Why should she lose her title?
When Jenni and Diana began working together in 1991, the princess informed her that she had learned to fight bulimia.
Princess Diana with William and Harry in 1995 at the VJ Day 50th Anniversary Celebrations in London, a year before divorcing Prince Charles. According to his personal trainer, Diana did not want the marriage to end and wanted to remain a "loving wife and mother"
"Actually, she had such an incredible sense of humor, the way she was raised was a joke, she was just trying to refuse," she said.
His sessions with Jenni soon became a key part of his ongoing recovery, according to the coach.
"When you train with someone and they begin to feel that strength that goes through their muscles, it's so stimulating that it helped you so much that you did not go back in that direction," Jenni explained.
In recent years, the last four or five years were completely a thing of the past
For Diana it was more important to have an exit, since she had so much difficulty to face.
"The challenge was that she was the Princess of Wales," said Jenni. "There were many things in her life, the way we managed to overcome it was for her and maintain that discipline.
"She knew that after each session she would feel incredible." It would help her to continue to improve herself and to feel empowered and make the eating disorder a thing of the past.
"She liked to laugh a little when she trained and, obviously, there were days when she was having a bad day, and I was a little forgiving of her and did not handle her too much.
"She used to feel so good afterwards and aesthetics is just an advantage."