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Pimp My Workout: Train Like a Hollywood A-Lister

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We gave four readers a taste of the star treatment by pairing each of them with their favorite celebrity's trainer. See what it really takes to have a Hollywood body -- and steal a few tricks to get one of your own!

Work Out Like: Hilary Swank

The Trainer: Jay Wright, co-owner of Peak Performance gym in New York City, has taken A-listers like Hilary Swank through an athletelike regimen of moves and machines your average gym-goer has never seen.

The Stunt Double: Marketing exec Kristen Wise, 29, played on just about every sports team while growing up but has since turned yoga devotee with a yen to do a triathlon: "That's next on my list."

Seven Days as Swank

SESSION 1: An hour of "what felt like moving furniture," says Kristen, who pushed and pulled an iron sled across the gym floor and did tug-of-war squats, in which she yanked a rope with another weight sled on the end. "Hilary loves to train," Wright explains. "She was an elite-level junior swimmer."

SESSION 2: Boot camp! Lunges while lugging weights, push-ups in all sorts of hand-and-foot positions, and squat thrusts done while hoisting a sandbag. "A weight machine will get you only so far," Wright says. "Do walking lunges with dumbbells instead and you're not only strength training but also revving your heart rate to burn more calories."

SESSION 3: An hour workout with full-body strength exercises using more cool tools, like a kettlebell, and followed by core-focused moves. "I went through gallons of water and I never touched a cardio machine," Kristen says. "I never thought that actresses worked out like that."

Kristen says: "You can't just read a magazine while exercising on the elliptical and expect to get Hilary Swank's physique. You really have to grind it out in these workouts."

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dexter150 wrote:

I love the Queen but she's hardly in shape

11/18/2011 06:14:43 PM Report Abuse
ca.kennedy wrote:

Queen Latifah's must be easy - she doesn't look in shape!!

7/22/2010 09:35:51 PM Report Abuse

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