In honor of Easter and the fact that many of us will eat one too many chocolate bunnies today, we would like to provide you with some light reading and a new workout playlist for the morning workout we know you will be doing tomorrow. Gunnar Peterson, the Beverly Hills-based personal trainer who works with A-list celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Debra Messing, and Penelope Cruz, recently shared his favorite workout playlist with Fitness Magazine. These tunes will pump you up for a quick 30-minute workout you can fit in tomorrow morning before work. We even provided a 30-minute workout to go with it!
30-Minute Workout Playlist
- “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyes Peas
- “Break the Ice” – Britney Spears
- “Poker Face” – Lady Gaga
- “Gives You Hell” – All-American Rejects
- “Family Affair” – Mary J. Blige
- “Right Now (Na Na Na)” – Akon
- “Green Light” – John Legend
- “Say It Right” – Nelly Furtado
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Chris O’Donnell, star of the hit drama NCIS: Los Angeles, has taken his fitness seriously to prepare for parts in the past, but has a new found look the most important role of his life as he prepares to turn 40 this June….and that is the role of father.
“I’m your average guy trying to keep my body in good condition so I can still do things that I love. I don’t want to give up sports. I want to move around with my kids and play football in the backyard and I’ve gotta condition myself,” says O’Donnell.
The actor, who is most famously known for playing the Caped Crusader’s sidekick in Batman Forever, uses a diverse workout and fitness regimen to keep himself in shape. For his workout, Chris O’Donnell heads to Iron Gym in Santa Monica for lifting sessions with trainer John Damon several times per week and also participates in a weekly cardio/weight training class called Burn 60.
“The Burn 60 philosophy is based on interval training consisting of high, mid and low levels of activity repeated over brief periods of time combining treadmills or cycling bikes with weights and resistance equipment on the floor.” The Brentwood based studio’s 60-minute workout can be done be people of varying fitness levels and is cashing in on the extremely effective fat-burning results that interval training has to offer.
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Top celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson recently published a new book “Tracy Anderson’s 30-day Method: The Weight-Loss Kick-Start That Makes Perfection Possible.” Don’t let the lengthy title discourage you; the book is actually intended to make Tracy’s other fitness products more accessible. Tracy Anderson wants women across the country to get the results she provides celebrity clients – including Gwyneth Paltrow and Shakira – in her Los Angeles and New York studios. That’s Fit recently interviewed Tracy Anderson to learn about her book.
Tracy Anderson told That’s Fit that making her workout and diet program accessible inspired her to author her book. She said, “Over the decade that I’ve spent creating my Method, it’s always been my greatest challenge to be able to keep up with the demand for it. For many years, if you weren’t right next to me, you couldn’t have it.” “After the first set of DVDs that Gwyneth and I did, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, what did I do? I just put out DVDs, and yes, those DVDs work, but they’re not going to work in a couple of months and they go against everything I believe in.’” She felt her DVD’s were too confusing and required an explanation. She said fans came to her and said, “I got your DVD and put it in, and I grabbed a glass of wine and I watched it. I want to do it but it seems really complicated!”
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The Muscle and Fitness magazine cover boy uses a 3 day training split and trains with intensity to get the results he wants to look and feel good on stage and in his videos.
“I try not to memorize my workouts because I don’t want to know when I’m done. I just want to keep pushing myself, and I want to train with people who will push me. I’ve trained hard enough to throw up after working out, a lot, so I’m very familiar with that feels like,” says the rapper.
Here’s 50′s Training Split:
Monday – Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
Tuesday – Back, Biceps
Wednesday – Lower Body, HIIT Cardio
Thursday - Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
Friday – Back, Biceps
Saturday – Lower Body, HIIT Cardio
Sunday – Rest
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a form of cardio which alternates short bursts of high intensity work with rest periods. It’s a more efficient form of cardio and can help you shed pounds and melt away fat quickly. [click to continue…]