Her bike workout is over, she gets back to the steering wheel of her V-Class. As Ryf drives her people carrier through Feldbrunnen, she talks about the importance of family. Here in this Swiss community, she has set up a gym at her parent's house. She needs to be close to the mountains and to her relatives. “This is where I get a clear head,” says the professional athlete. What you eat is also part of finding the right balance and something Daniela is very interested in. Ryf studied Food Science and Food Management. “With food, it's never either good or bad”' she says. “You shouldn't restrict yourself too much.” The body tells us what it needs. “I don't count calories, I listen to my body.” Ryf is sure of herself: “It's all about knowing if something is good for you or not. And I don't give up this or that totally, but have to feel good about what I eat.” So in addition to vegetables, meat and fish, the Swiss woman also turns to chips, chocolate or fast food if she feels like it. “Naturally, in moderation.” “Having too much of a good thing” – applies to life just as it does to food and competitive sport in general. “It's only when your mind is fit that it can step into the breach to help a tired body.” And only then can the pain of training turn into motivation rather than suffering.