Dalia is Richard’s Pilates teacher in the story – she is a real person and a fantastic Pilates teacher. The depiction of her in the book is scarcely an exaggeration either!
Here is a picture of her in her workout gear (minus whip!)
Here is a fantastic picture of her all glammed up!
She was a personal trainer on Channel 4’s programme Fat Fighters
If you want to contact Dalia to have Pilates lessons or personal training sessions this is her Faccebook Page: Dalia Personal Trainer