My Fitness: Jody Rigby

Simone Casey

How do you like to work out?
I like to hit the gym when I’ve got time, and gardening is a pretty good form of exercise. Oh, and I play drums, which is great cardio.

Does gardening give good arms?
Yeah, my upper-body strength has always been better than [my] lower, but in the past few years I’ve started implementing my quads and butt in lifting and shovelling to protect my back.

Tell us about your day-to-day diet.
Sometimes I’m good, sometimes I’m bad. It’s all about balance. I don’t eat a lot of junk food or crave sugar too often, but if I’m hungry, I need to eat straight away or else I get cranky.

Have you ever dieted?
No, but I was vegetarian for 12 years, until four years ago.

Has your weight changed over the years?
I think ever since the big 3-0, a couple of kilos have snuck into places that seem harder to budge them from.