- “Revenge Body” Trainers Share Their #1 Weight-Loss Tip
- Harley Pasternak: Move outside of the gym
- Ashley Borden: Don’t be afraid to lift heavy
- Gunnar Peterson: Schedule specific workouts
- Nicole Winhoffer: Pack snacks ahead of time
- Lacey Stone: Find an addictive group class
- Simone De La Rue: Change your attitude
- Revenge Body Trainers Share Their Top Weight-Loss Tip
- Corey Calliet: Be consistent.
- Autumn Calabrese: Focus on your nutrition first
- Ashley Borden: Don't be afraid to lift heavy
- Leyon Azubuike: Avoid Liquid Calories
- Khloe Kardashian’s Trainer Shares The Five-Step Exercise Routine That Will Tone Your Entire Body
“Revenge Body” Trainers Share Their #1 Weight-Loss Tip
If you’ve ever watched Khloé Kardashian’s Revenge Body, you know that each of the celeb trainers on the show has a different approach to tackling their clients’ weight-loss goals—both in their bedside manner and in their methods. For example, while some emphasize first changing diet above all else, others are all about getting in a crazy-intense, super-sweaty workout in the gym on day one.
There’s no one “right” way to go about it—all the trainers work with celebrities on the reg and have led their contestants on the show to lose impressive amounts of weight in three months. So we rounded up all of their best advice in one place so you can pick and choose what works for you. (Personally, we recommend all five!)
Here, the best weight-loss tips for lasting success, according to the celebrity trainers.
Harley Pasternak: Move outside of the gym
“My first piece of advice is always to just get moving,” says Harley Pasternak, who has trained celebs Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga.
What differentiates Pasternak from many of the other trainers is the stress he places on what we do *outside* of the gym first and foremost.
“Using a device Fitbit to track and hit at least 10,000 steps a day is a great way to start.” (Pasternak is an ambassador for the brand.)
Pasternak suggests making small behavioral changes in everyday life to help reach this goal: Park farther away at the grocery store, catch up with your friends by going on a walk instead of sitting on your couch, and set move reminders if you sit at a desk all day so you remain accountable to stay active throughout the day and reach your daily step count goal.
Ashley Borden: Don’t be afraid to lift heavy
“Pick up some weights and don’t be afraid!” says Ashley Borden, who has trained stars Christina Aguilera and Mandy Moore, and who recently launched her own app with the “Revenge Body” gym routine her participants used on the show. “Our bodies need heavier weight training or bodyweight training in order to get that HGH and testosterone release. That’s what attacks core belly fat and creates a lean, strong body.”
As a general rule, if you’re doing 10 reps of any major muscle group move (squats, push-ups, shoulder press, or deadlift for example) and you become breathless after your last rep, that’s around the weight that will lead to weight-loss success, she says. (P.S. Here are five things that could make a personal trainer stop working with you, according to Borden.)
Gunnar Peterson: Schedule specific workouts
According to trainer Gunnar Peterson, who has worked with a laundry list of pro athletes and A-list celebs (including Khloe herself), the most important part for anyone starting a weight loss program is to prioritize their workouts in their weekly schedule—and to be as specific as possible. “Don’t just say, ‘I’ll work out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.’ Say, ‘I’m working out Monday at 7 am at the gym, Wednesday at noon I’m taking a boot camp class, and Friday I’m meeting my friend after work at 5:30 to go for a 3-mile run.’ That way it’s locked in and you can see it,” he says.
By incorporating them into your schedule you would a work meeting or doctor’s appointment, you’re also upping your chances of success week after week. “Left to chance, there’s a good chance it gets canceled, bumped, or shorted—and that’s harder to make up on the weekends than you think it is.”
Nicole Winhoffer: Pack snacks ahead of time
“What you ingest is just as important as physical activity,” says Nicole Winhoffer, Madonna’s former trainer and founder of the NW Method.
“One of the problems with weight gain in America is that there is a lack of preparation.” While we can’t always control our circumstances, we can always be prepared, she says.
“I recommend packing at least two snacks, trail mix or a protein bar, to keep with you during the day so you don’t make poor food choices.”
Lacey Stone: Find an addictive group class
Sure, the participants on the show might get one-on-one access to celeb trainers, but sometimes it’s the group environment that can really fuel success. That’s why trainer Lacey Stone’s number-one piece of advice is to “find a workout and a trainer you love.
” Stone recommends a spin or boot-camp-style class if you’re looking to kick-start your weight-loss success—but it’s also about finding the trainer who creates an experience you want to keep coming back for.
“If you take a class and that doesn’t happen, you’re in the wrong class,” she says.
“Another reason I love classes is that there is a built-in community that will push you, along with the teacher and yourself. The more motivated you are to give your best, the quicker you’re going to reach your goals.” (Related: Lacey Stone Shares Her Favorite Heavy Dumbbell Workout for Weight Loss)
Simone De La Rue: Change your attitude
It sounds cliché, but to truly find success, you need to make a fundamental change in your attitude—toward fitness, diet, and your lifestyle generally, says Simone De La Rue, the creator of Body By Simone and trainer to celebs Reese Witherspoon and Chrissy Teigen. “If they don’t then it won’t last, it’ll always just be the newest diet or fitness fad,” she says. “Ultimately, without the change of mentality, the person will always revert to the old habits that have become ingrained. The change of attitude is key.”
Revenge Body Trainers Share Their Top Weight-Loss Tip
If you've ever watched Khloé Kardashian's Revenge Body, you know that each of the celeb trainers on the show has a different approach to tackling their clients' weight-loss goals-both in their bedside manner and in their methods. For example, while some emphasize first changing diet above all else, others are all about getting in a crazy-intense, super-sweaty workout in the gym on day one.
There's no one “right” way to go about it-all the trainers work with celebrities on the reg and have led their contestants on the show to lose impressive amounts of weight in three months. So we rounded up all of their best advice in one place so you can pick and choose what works for you. (Personally, we recommend all five!)
Here, the best weight-loss tips for lasting success, according to the celebrity trainers.
Corey Calliet: Be consistent.
“Getting in shape and staying in shape requires you to develop a lifestyle that supports your goals. Consistently eat the right foods. Consistently perform the correct movements. Consistently find ways to improve your mental strength and you will be proud of the body goals you worked to create.”
Autumn Calabrese: Focus on your nutrition first
“You can't out-train a bad diet.
I have all of my clients follow my Ultimate Portion Fix nutrition program where we focus on three main principals including balanced macro nutrients (40 percent healthy carbohydrates, 30 percent lean protein, 30 percent healthy fat), portion control, and significantly reducing or eliminating overly processed foods.
When you combine proper nutrition with exercise the results are nothing short of amazing. It's not a diet, it's a way of life that still allows you to enjoy your food, have a cocktail or glass of wine, and eat dessert—without feeling guilty or setting yourself back in your goals.”
Ashley Borden: Don't be afraid to lift heavy
“Pick up some weights and don't be afraid!” says Ashley Borden, who has trained stars Christina Aguilera and Mandy Moore, and who recently launched her own app with the “Revenge Body” gym routine her participants used on the show. “Our bodies need heavier weight training or bodyweight training in order to get that HGH and testosterone release. That's what attacks core belly fat and creates a lean, strong body.”
As a general rule, if you're doing 10 reps of any major muscle group move (squats, push-ups, shoulder press, or deadlift for example) and you become breathless after your last rep, that's around the weight that will lead to weight-loss success, she says. (P.S. Here are five things that could make a personal trainer stop working with you, according to Borden.)
Leyon Azubuike: Avoid Liquid Calories
“The more sugar that you put into your body, the more fat you will store. One of the highest sources of sugar in the average American’s diet comes from beverages. What’s even worse is that liquid calories do not satiate hunger the same way that real food does which means it is that much easier to drink A LOT of extra calories.
If you can train your brain to swap a sugary drink with a bottle of water (or a zero-calorie flavored substitute for those that need a little more taste to your beverages than regular water offers), your daily caloric intake will drop tremendously. This, along with moving more, will help you make rapid gains in shedding unwanted pounds.
Khloe Kardashian’s Trainer Shares The Five-Step Exercise Routine That Will Tone Your Entire Body
The new year is always a great time to start over and set your intentions for the upcoming months. If your goal is to get fit and shed some weight, then you are in luck, because Khloe Kardashian’s, 35, Revenge Body trainer, Luke Milton, shared his workout tips with HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY.
Luke, who owns his own gym, Training Mate, swears by a five-step workout circuit that will whip you into shape and get you moving at the gym, plus, he had a lot of tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
When it comes to making sure you actually stick to your fitness goals in the new year, Luke shared, “Consistency is the key, find something you enjoy and stick with it. Group fitness classes Training Mate are great for this as it doesn’t become just about the workout, you start to enjoy the community and ‘mates.
’ Also, don’t beat yourself up too much about the overindulgence during the holidays, you just contributed to your ‘social health.’ Set a couple of achievable goals and go get them!”
If you want to ease yourself into the gym but get an amazing, effective workout, Luke shared his low-impact full-body workout circuit that will tone you up.
“1. Warm-up for five minutes walking on the treadmill.
2. 20 push-ups (can be done on your knees)
3. 20 bodyweight squats
4. 25 jumping jacks
5. 45-second plank hold
“Repeat this 3 times and finish with a comfortable 10-15 min walk on the treadmill.
“Remember consistency is key with your health, so, schedule your workouts and stick to them.”
Along with working out, Luke suggested other ways you can get in shape including healthy diet tips. “Hydration is key!” Luke stated. “Have a large glass of water at every meal. One thing that I do every morning is, squeeze a whole lemon into a large glass of water as the first thing I have. It’s a great way to start the hydration process and kick start the body.
When it comes to food, I’m a big believer in ‘keeping it simple and as close to its natural state as possible.’ Increase the amount of micro nutrient-dense foods in your diet, nutrient-dense, dark green leafy veggies are a great way to give your body really important vitamins and make you feel good from the inside out.
If you eat meat, try to limit the amount of red meat you have and stick to leaner fish and poultry.”
As for other ways to kick off the new year on a healthy note, Luke shared, “Focus on hydration and set small, specific, achievable goals and get back into a consistent sleep pattern. A lot of the time you can feel overwhelmed by having to start a fitness/healthy lifestyle program, especially after the holidays.
Focus on things you can control, hydration. Aim to drink approximately two liters per day (more when working out), hydration is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Also, plan your exercise. Example: ‘I am committing to five workouts this week. Day one Training Mate, day two beach walk for 45 mins,’ etc.
Keep to your plan and you will feel accomplished and healthier. Turn the phone and electronics off before bed, get a good nights sleep (at least 6.5 hrs) and try to relax before you go to bed. Be mindful of caffeine and other things that stop good sleep.
I recently took a MyDNA test and it shows that I need at least 8 hours between my last coffee (caffeine) and bedtime, a very helpful tip for me.”
Getting in shape doesn’t just stop at working out and eating healthy, and Luke revealed there are other aspects that can help you. “I truly believe that a healthy lifestyle is achieved when we have 1. Physical health 2. Social health and 3. Mental health.
So, find ways to exercise that you enjoy a group class or social team and be consistent 4-5 times per week for at least 45 minutes – move your body! Commit and schedule time with loved ones and friends, it can’t be all work and no play. Organize social catch-ups frequently and remember to keep it positive. Meditate and get a good night’s sleep.
If you can consistently do all of these things you will live a happier healthier life.”