Red Carpet Coach

Fitness Trainer For Hugh Jackman And Scarlett Johansson On How To Achieve Star Body

Red Carpet Coach. Healthy Living Magazine

Red Carpet Coach. Healthy Living Magazine

I have been fortunate enough to train the likes of Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Ryan Gosling, Liev Schreiber, Billy Crudup, Sebastian Stan, among others. To maintain my clients’ health and physical shape, I keep them motivated and moving 365 days a year.

I categorize my clients into two different groups:

Athletes–they are training for a specific sport at any given level

Actor/Average Joe–they typically have specific needs for a role; or they need a change in lifestyle or assistance maintaining a certain lifestyle

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My athletes need to keep a slightly higher level of body fat due to the extra stressors of having a season to work around and a strict travel schedule. The primary focus is performance; not aesthetics. And even though they still want to look good, this almost takes care of itself through proper nutrition, rest and exceptional programming.

Now, the Actors/ Average Joes are in more of a mainstream category. In a nutshell, the goal is to look better naked while being able to move well and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Either way, everyone comes to me with specific goals in mind and a set time frame to achieve said goal. From there we go over my list of bullet points to assess what we need to do to reach our goals. These are the same tips I give my elite clients on how to get “Red Carpet Ready,” and if followed closely, I can guarantee results:

Get rid of the scale: I don’t mind an initial weigh-in, but after that leave it alone. Do not dictate your success by every pound gained or lost.

Red Carpet Coach. Healthy Living Magazine

Red Carpet Coach. Healthy Living Magazine

Get on an attainable exercise regimen: What is the best routine? Well, I will give you the answer: There isn’t one. If you have three days a week to train, you have a few different options. Go to an individual who can give you a screening and build you a program or find a sensible program online or through a friend. Just make sure to do research and establish whether all the movements given are safe and you’ll also want to make sure they’re enjoyable. No sense in starting a program if it’s boring or no fun unless you’re doing it for rehabilitation purposes. I train people anywhere from10 minutes a day to as much as 90 minutes a day, six days a week. This is a huge range, but it all works. Stop thinking that more is better. Get in, do something to break a sweat and get out. Be successful.

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Nutrition: More important than the training, you need to get on a sound nutrition regimen. A big problem that I find is people start a new program and cut all their carbs while trying to eat perfectly day in and day out–this is a recipe for disaster. I ask my clients to follow a minimum of an 80/20 rule throughout a seven day span. This means that from Monday through Sunday, spend at least 80% of your week being spot on—eating every three hours. This means combining proteins, vegetables and slow-burning carbohydrates. Also, get rid of white flour, white sugar and table salt. I do allow clients to use sea salt, though, as it has trace minerals, improves hormone function and has rehydrating properties.

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Protein: I do like animal protein so I prefer organic cuts of steak, chicken, turkey, wild-caught fish, and eggs. It is important to find clean whey or beef protein derived from grass fed cows without artificial sweeteners.

Red Carpet Coach. Healthy Living Magazine

Red Carpet Coach. Healthy Living Magazine

Vegetables: Vegetables are simple; just mix them up. Get as much of a variety as possible and make sure they’re organic.

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Carbohydrates: Japanese sweet potatoes, quinoa, gluten-free oatmeal and all types of rice are okay once in a while-please use sparingly.

Fat: When cooking, feel free to use olive oil and coconut oil; your body needs healthy fats to burn and for hormone function.

Drink water: I also ask my clients to consume 50 ounces of water for every 100 pounds of body weight, which means if you are a 150 pound female, consume 75 ounces of water. For a 200 pound male, consume 100 ounces of water per day.

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Get lots of rest: This is one of the most important tips. Rest is what repairs your hormones which will help slow the aging process, increase energy level and assist in the post-workout recovery process. Very rarely do you see someone who is healthy who doesn’t rest properly. I recommend seven hours a night, minimum.

Living a healthy life goes far beyond just working out. The reason why I don’t just hand my clients a set template is because it changes for each individual and their project. We all have access to different food sources, different work schedules and deal with different stresses in our life. I try to instill the above important values to my athletes and celebrities–our lives are ever changing–but if you learn to adopt a healthy lifestyle 80% of your week, then you are going to notice that by the end of the year you made some amazing progress.

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And you know what? It wasn’t too difficult, was it? Whether someone has a month to get ready for the red carpet (or field, rink or pool) or a year—the program’s going to be different, the diet will change slightly, but the laws and values stay the same. Especially, when you’re in it for the long haul and commit to living a healthy life–each day

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