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There is no question that Lost’s Josh Holloway is one of the fittest celebrities on TV, but even he has issues with his celebrity body.

“If I could change one thing, it would be the self-consciousness about my body. I feel like I’m out of shape at all times. Eventually, I’m just going to have to quit trying to be Brad Pitt in Fight Club,” the 40-year old actor told Men’s Health.

The fitness expectations for Hollywood’s actors and actresses have certainly increased and this celebrity certainly feels the effects.  “It’s ridiculous the standard that’s been set,” he says of Hollywood-leading men. “What happened to the uni-ab? Now everything’s the eight-pack!”

Clearly he is doing something right…Here’s what Holloway told Best Life Magazine about how he does maintains his ripped body.

Step One: Eliminate the commute. “I’ve set up a gym in my garage,” he says. For him, the garage is the consummate guy space. By reducing or eliminating the time it takes to get to the gym, he certainly has no excuse to workout. And since he lives in tropical Hawaii, the climate makes his workouts more intense. “There’s no air-conditioning in that garage on purpose,” he says. “You sweat like a pig. ”

Step Two: Don’t overthink it. A basic gym is better in Holloway’s eyes. The less fancy gadgetry, the less thinking needs to be done. He has an Olympic weight bench with barbell and plates, and just two sets of dumbbells: 25- and 50-pounders. “You can do a million things with twenty-five and fifty,” he says. The only other workout equipment he has is a treadmill and a kickboxing bag. Done and done.

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Gossip Girl Leighton Meester Blair Waldorf Celebrity Workout Tips

Gossip Girl returns Monday after a long winter hiatus and girls across the country can’t contain their excitement. What trouble will Serena get into? Will Chuck and Blair last another month? Will Jenny get dragged into the drug world? Certainly all these questions won’t be answered in the first episode, but that is what makes Gossip Girl so addicting!

Not only is the drama addicting, fans are also obsessed with the beautiful cast and straight-off the runway fashion. Blair Waldorf, a fan favorite played by Leighton Meester, is well known for her preppy style and petite frame. It takes hard work to maintain Blair’s look, but Leighton Meester is not afraid of the challenge! In fact, her relaxed approach to exercise seems a bit inconsistent with her character’s up-tight personality.

Leighton Meester’s personal trainer Justin Falahi provided Seventeen magazine with three easy tips to help you work out like Leighton:

1. The gym isn’t necessary

  • Justin takes Leighton to the park to work out because there are plenty of objects to use for strengthening moves. For example, you can use park benches for tricep dips and stairs for leg exercises. Plus, the playground makes it feel more fun!

2. You don’t need to count

  • The most important part of Leighton’s workout is to keep moving. Justin does not make her count sets, they just bounce from one exercise and one body part to another to keep things interesting and keep her heart rate up.

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Everyone has experienced days when a busy schedule acted as an excuse to skip the gym. Perhaps your plans to exercise before work were stunted by that pesky snooze button. Or perhaps your post-office workout was prevented by a much more appealing happy hour. But, if you want a body like Kelly Ripa you will have to make exercise a priority. Despite Kelly’s busy schedule – raising a family, hosting Live with Regis and Kelly, and starring in several ads – she always makes time for a daily workout.

Recently, Kelly Ripa told That’s Fit, “I work out every day, and I make sure do something different every day.” “I like to do SoulCycle, Physique 57, and I even like the Tracy Anderson Method. Throw them together, and there you go — I mix them all up.” It certainly can’t hurt that Kelly often has an exercise segment on her show where she gets to try new workout trends. For example, the Forza workout was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly.

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Scarlett Johansson Iron Man 2 Workout

Iron Man 2 opened last Friday and brought in over $130 million in box office sales, putting it at #5 for top grossing opening weekends of all time.  The blockbuster action flick’s all-star cast certainly spent a lot of time in the gym preparing for their roles.  We’ve already reviewed Robert Downey Jr.’s workout and the diet and fitness plan Gwyneth Paltrow used to tone up for the big screen.  Today, we take a look at the training Scarlett Johansson did to squeeze into her catsuit for her role as Black Widow.

On commitment…
“There is no magic wand to wave over oneself to look good in a latex catsuit. Eating healthy and getting fit is about commitment, determination, consistency and the dedication to self-preservation,” Johansson wrote in a letter to the Huffington Post.

Staying active while busy…
“Pull ups, crunches, lunges, squats, jumping jacks, planks, walking, jogging and push ups are all exercises that can be performed without fancy trainers or gym memberships. I’ve realized through this process that no matter how busy my life may be, I feel better when I take a little time to focus on staying active,” said Scarlett

From the trainer…
SELF Magazine caught up with Johansson’s trainer Bobby Strom, who also trains her husband Ryan Reynolds, to get some details on the workout routine the actress used.  “No workout was ever exactly the same because I didn’t want her to get bored. I wanted to keep her in a place where she wanted to do more,” he says. “I was having her do a lot of balance, coordination, and core work, but what she really loved was the strength training–things like pullups and kettlebells–and the idea of feeling and looking strong,” said Strom.

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