Celebrities Stay In Shape Thanks To These Top Trainers

It’s okay to ask for help when you need it. The top celebrities do! That’s especially true when it comes to getting and staying in shape. Beginning a workout routine on your own can be tough, but thankfully, there are professionals who can assist. Stars turn to celebrity trainers to help them tone up and slim down. Whether it’s for upcoming movie roles or for personal reasons, celebs like Halle Berry and Kate Upton have people they can depend on to help them reach those goals. Continue reading to meet the trainers that celebs rely on, and find out what type of workouts they do.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Trainer Is Her Workout Bestie

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Being in the Marvel Universe, one really needs to keep in shape. Gwyneth Paltrow plays the wife of Iron Man, and it wouldn’t be safe if she couldn’t defend herself — especially after how the last film ended.

That’s why Paltrow has Tracy Anderson by her side to help! Anderson has several celebrity clients, like Nicole Richie and Alessandra Ambrosio. “She’s been embracing this mentality of a healthy lifestyle and has incorporated working out four to seven days a week regularly,” Anderson said when speaking about Paltrow. “It’s been part of her lifestyle for as long as I’ve known her, which is 12 years,”

Former Model Astrid McGuire Knows A Thing Or Two

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Trainer Astrid McGuire began her career as a model, so she knows a thing or two about staying fit. She started coaching her fellow models and gained a major following at Barry’s Bootcamp.

She still teaches there and helps clients like Jessica Alba and Stacy Keibler. The story of how she got to where she is today is a testament to what type of person you’ll have training you if you become a client.

Fueling An Academy Award-Winning Performance

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Fans of the film Black Swan have Mary Helen Bowers to thank for Natalie Portman’s stellar performance. The former New York City ballet dancer trained Portman then brought ballet-inspired fitness to the masses.

She now has the pleasure of working with stars like Lily Aldridge, Zooey Deschanel, and Miranda Kerr. Bowers helps her clients achieve the lean ballet dancer physique, and they’re always happy with their results. It’s not traditional, but it works.

Leyon Azubike Helped Jennifer Love Hewitt and Aniston

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Leyon Azubuike/Instagram

Leyon Azubuike holds his clients accountable and doesn’t allow excuses. He provides celebrities like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Aniston, and Julianne Hough with a rewarding yet demanding boxing workout plan. He also ensures that they eat what makes them feel good.

“To punch a heavy bag or hit the hand or shadow box your own world to see what it does to you, it affects [you mentally] as well,” he explains. “It’s one of those things that once you start it, it’s a must-have in your regimen.”

Simone De La Rue Dances With Jennifer Garner

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Even when Jennifer Garner is on vacation, she can’t help but get in a workout to keep toned. In 2018, Garner was in Hawaii when she posted a video of herself dancing alongside Simone De La Rue.

“I’m supposed to be on vacation— what’s [Rue] doing here?! Just joking— I’m so lucky!!,” Garner wrote. Rue had helped the star get in shape for an action-thriller role. Garner needed to be in tip-top form for her scenes.

Halle Berry Never Skips A Workout Thanks To Him

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It’s miraculous that Halle Berry has had this kind of longevity in her career. She’s been around for decades now, and Peter Lee Thomas deserves some praise for helping her stay so strong.

“This #FitnessFriday, we’re taking it to the block. The way we see it, a true warrior can look at ANY environment and find new and exciting ways to challenge their routine,” Berry captioned this photo on her Instagram. Every Friday, she posts exciting new workouts showcasing how hard she pushes herself!

Toning Victoria’s Secret Models Everywhere, Including Bella

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There’s no secret to how Bella Hadid and many other Victoria’s Secret models stay so fit. It’s called hard work (and perhaps good genes). Joe Holder is the one who gets the models runway-ready.

The Nike trainer has a particular way of getting the results he wants from his clients. “I treat them like athletes, so I like to utilize compound exercises and then focus on micromovement,” he told W magazine in December of 2017. “I’m big into conditioning, using battle ropes, Airdyne Bikes, Prowler, and of course, their feet.”

Someone Had To Get Jordan Ready For Creed

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If you’ve seen the Rocky spinoff, Creed, then you’re well aware how ripped Michael B. Jordan was for the lead role. He also got shredded for this part as the villain in 2018’s Black Panther. Corey Calliet is responsible.

The celebrity trainer now has clients like John Boyega and A$AP Rocky to tend to, but he wasn’t always this strong. “I was like, chubby, not fat fat,” says Calliet. He eventually became tired of “looking like a mess and feeling uncomfortable,” to the point that he wouldn’t miss a day of hitting the gym.

Justin Gelband Works With Some Of The Biggest Stars

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Say hello to Justin Gelband, Co-founder of ModelFIT. Gelband has the honor of working with some of Hollywood’s most beautiful stars and models. His list of clients ranges from Chrissy Teigen to Karlie Kloss to Miranda Kerr.

He’s also a trainer that many Victoria’s Secret models have on speed dial for whenever they need to get their bodies tight for the runway. Gelband offers New York City-based classes that utilize trampolines, resistance bands, BOSU balls, and much more.

Anna Kaiser Keeps Shakira Fit

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If Shakira was solely responsible for her fantastic physique she should start selling how-to guides, but the fabulous dancer has trainer Anna Kaiser to thank for some of it. Kaiser is the founder of AKT, a dance and strength training method.

Shakira has received help from Kaiser for around eight years, and the trainer even helped her get ready for her “El Dorado” tour. “We focused on leaning out, strengthening her core and boosting her [buns] — and then toning her arms like crazy,” Kaiser told Us in July 2018.

Kim K Gets A Little Help

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The story is that Kim Kardashian found Melissa Alcantara while scrolling through Instagram. Alcantara had turned her life around from being overweight to becoming a ferocious bodybuilder. Her secret for the most famous Kardashian is hard work and consistency.

“Just do it. Don’t make it an option,” she tells Us of working out. “You’re never going to feel bad about doing something for you. The more you do it, the more you want to do it.”

Harley Pasternak Gets The Job Done

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harleypasternak/Instagram

As far as celebrity trainers go, Harley Pasternak has been in the business for a long time. Due to his longevity, he’s gathered quite a list of clients, from NBA star James Harden to actress Megan Fox.

Pasternak received his Master of Science in Exercise from the University of Toronto and an Honors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. His credentials are superb, and that’s why so many people trust their bodies with the guru.

Reynolds Gets In Superhero Shape With Don Saladino

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Ryan Reynolds stepped into the role of Marvel’s Deadpool with the utmost confidence. The “Merc With a Mouth” as they call him, captured the attention of audiences everywhere as he played the part masterfully. But first, he had to get in shape with some help from celebrity trainer Don Saladino.

Reynolds went through a complete transformation as his body was sculpted into a masterpiece. Saladino works with many people who all want fantastic results, but not everyone is going to get ripped the same as Reynolds. “Don’t worry about what Ryan does. Let’s focus on what we can find to allow you to be successful,” Saladino says.

The Jump Rope King Assists Emmy Rossum

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Actresses, models, actors, and boxers fight to step into the ring with former middleweight champion Michael Olajide Jr. He’s a massive advocate of jumping rope and thinks your workout isn’t complete without it.

One of his favorite clients is Shameless star Emmy Rossum. He helped her a great deal as she prepared for season nine of the series in 2018. “Gearing up to shoot season 9. Getting in the proper headspace,” the champ captioned this Instagram post.

The Kardashians Can Thank Him

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The Kardashian sisters have Gunnar Peterson to thank for their stunning physiques. He keeps them in check, as well as someone else by the name of Jennifer Lopez.

Peterson has over 20 years of experience and never has a shortage of innovative ideas. Besides the Kardashian sisters and Jenny from the Block, he also helps top star Ciara stay in shape. He’s one of Hollywood’s gems, no doubt about it.

Carrie Underwood Found Help After Her Accident

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Carrie Underwood sustained an accident in 2017, which unfortunately forced her to alter her workouts. Thankfully, she had a steller trainer in Erin Oprea, who also trains singers Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris.

In regard to the change of her routine, Underwood said, “there are still some things that I have to be careful with — especially fast movements like burpees — but I can do push-ups and pull-ups. I’m trusting my body.” Keep up the great work, Underwood!

David Kirsch Will Tone Your Behind

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David Kirsch has a reputation for being the guy who makes behinds look nice. He trains celebrities like Kate Upton and Liv Tyler, helping them achieve whatever physique goals they might have.

He uses multi-tasking workouts, along with focusing on nutrition for a holistic approach. If you browse through Kirsch’s Instagram, you’ll get bombarded by healthy meal ideas, inspirational quotes, and intense workout videos. He’ll make sure you reach whatever goals you may have, small or large.

Ginger Zee Keeps Fit With Mark Langowski

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When you’re a pivotal persona on Good Morning America, it won’t hurt to look your best. Ask Ginger Zee, the weather anchor who stays camera-ready with the help of trainer Mark Langowski.

Langowski, of Body by Mark, helps Zee by taking her through high-intensity workouts that help her get in and out of the gym quickly! Whether you have a tight schedule or not, being quick with your workout saves time for any other priorities you might have in the day.

Danny Musico Gets The Job Done

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Tibrina Hobson/WireImage

Not only is he a two-time world boxing champion, but Danny Musico is a superb celebrity trainer. Some of his clients include Jessica Simpson, Justin Bieber, and Hilary Swank. That’s quite a list.

If you take a look at his Instagram, you will become inspired to get into the ring as well and take part in his vigorous yet rewarding regime. You’ll kick, punch, and work your way to a better body while Musico gives you cues.

Helping Kanye Is A Task For Don Brooks

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Don Brooks has an excellent reputation in Hollywood. Whenever you deal with the Kardashians, then people know you’re good at what you do because they want to look their absolute best.

Not only does he take the Kardashian sisters through intense workouts, but the trainer also puts Kanye West to the test. He created the Don-A-Matrix method, which is a high-intensity interval workout with strength-building moves. Someone has to help tame the beast that is Kanye West.