Haven’t we all wished we could look like celebrities at one time or another? If one of those celebrities is Blake Lively, then you’re in luck. Her trainer, Don Saladino, recently came forward with some great tips that will get you ready to work out all spring and summer!
Don Saladino of exercise facility Drive in New York City not only served as Lively’s trainer, but he worked with her after she had a baby so she could reclaim her figure. No matter what your fitness goals are, whether that’s to lose weight or just look healthier, you’re going to want to read Saladino’s recommendations.
- Saladino knows that no two people have the same kind of fitness needs. He says he often personalizes his fitness plans depending on his clients. He also recognizes that those fitness needs can change from day to day or week to week. That means that if you’re not going at full-strength some days, don’t beat yourself up! Even your favorite celebs have off days.
- For Lively, Saladino regularly had her do kettlebell swings, rows, pushups, Romanian deadlifts on a single leg, and reverse lunges. He calls this a “terrific full body workout” because each move is pretty tough to execute.
- Don’t have much time to work out? Saladino says 10 daily minutes of exercise is sufficient, as it’s “a great reset for the mind and body.”
- If you measure the success of your workout by how much you sweat, Saladino says you’re doing it wrong. He advises that working out harder does not necessarily get you the desired results. Again, listen to your body!
- All training sessions with Saladino include foam rolling and breathing exercises to start before moving into dynamic warmups and then strength circuits and cardio. He may recommend doing this on three or four different days depending on the client.
- In terms of what to eat to get energized, Saladino says it’s best to stick with low carbs ahead of exercising and vegetables, healthy fats, and protein afterward.
- For those who want to get outside for a sweat sesh, Saladino recommends outdoor running, skipping, jumping, and other activities in the sunlight. He also says that in winter, it’s best to build resiliency and strength to prepare for spring.
So there you have it, from the man himself who worked with Blake Lively. Now get out there and get moving!
Header photo by @blakelively on Instagram