Apparently, working out with the stars can actually be detrimental to your health. While hiking with "close friend" Kanye West in Hawaii, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and West were nearly blown to bits in an abandoned military minefield. Then there was the time Pasternak bicycled alongside Alicia Keys across Vancouver Island with a broken ankle and full leg cast. Only slightly less intense are basketball standoffs with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
But when it comes to the nuts and bolts of his fitness philosophy, Pasternak, 41, is strictly no-nonsense. The gluten-free fad? "Truth is, less than 1 percent of Americans are actually allergic to wheat." Working out for hours? "It just makes you hungry." Instead, Pasternak instructs his superstar clients -- from Lady Gaga to Ariana Grande -- to simply walk 10,000 steps (they all wear FitBits) and complete 10 minutes of resistance moves each day.
Along with being helicoptered onto private yachts in the Indian Ocean for training sessions and sculpting the multiplatinum likes of Bono, Rihanna, Katy Perry and John Mayer, Pasternak has become a best-selling author. His latest book, 5 Pounds, which hit stores in March, details five daily must-dos including eating the "holy trinity of satiety": protein, fiber and healthy fat.
"Every night my clients email me about the five things," he says. Yep, even "LG" (Lady Gaga) checks in. Not so much West, "who is such a creative, it's tough getting him to work within a structure," notes Pasternak. "He's more likely to send an email mocking something I've worn!"
La naturaleza, siempre me inspira y me relaja, me encanta hacer ejercicio al aire libre y disfrutar de todos los tesoros que esconde./ nature always inspires me and relax me I always enjoy exercising out side and enjoy all her treasures! 🙏🏻🌿🌲🌾🍂#nature #enjoy #fitness #intensidadmax photo by @trinskyyoga
#wcw to all these beautiful sisters and momma of mine back at @hotelmarquisloscabos a couple of weeks ago!! Take me back!! #msl #sissysquad #plusmom #marquisloscabos #straightenthatlegjules
I just can’t take it!! #love #yogapartner
❤️❤️❤️ Eu não aguento!!! #amor #parceiradeioga
Strike a pose! #yoga
On tonight's episode, @caroleradziwill tells me I need to find balance. How's this? #RHONY
Afternoon Camel pose, and then off to MusiCares to celebrate Bob Dylan! What a crazy weekend! 🙏 namaste bitches
Workout #2 today hot yoga with @sloaner7 and Mariana in ChiTown #dontstoptillyougetenough
Time to tell last nights pizza whose boss. Yoga with @triciadonegan #findthepinkdrop
#cracklifeopen @zicococonut ✌️
Brought my pops @markdalba to 6:30am #hotyoga w @omarrlopez #staymotivated #noexcuses #workhardplayhard
Hot yoga today before work! Photo cred: by J Groff! #GoodForThebody #GoodForTheSoul 🙏
#weekend #fitness #healthy #yoga #zen ✌️☀️
Just chillin upside down #headstand
Practicing for our synchronized swimming routine with our main man @acroshirt
Hi @mandukayoga! To me Yoga means finding a balance between taking yourself seriously and not seriously at all! I pass the tag to these lovely yogis @ninitta @MissLauraMoses @cturlington @esteestanley #thisismyyoga
It may be fashion week, but I make sure to make time to work out and stretch out. Because feeling fit is Always in fashion 💪😉#StrongBodyStrongMind #JustDOit
Thank you @nike and @karaliotta for a killer work out tonight!
Happy World Environment Day! Our decisions today will shape the world our children and grandchildren will live in. Let's make the change we wish to see in the world. It starts with you and I. What positive pledge can you make to contribute to combatting climate change? #WorldEnvironmentDay #WED2014 #islands2014 #WEDChallenge ♻️🌍🌲💚 Feliz Dia Mundial do Meio Ambiente! Nossas ações de hoje vão moldar o futuro de nossos filhos e netos. Vamos fazer a mudança que desejamos ver no mundo. Tudo começa conosco. Que atitude você vai tomar para contribuir na luta contra a mudança climática? #DiaMundialdoMeioAmbiente #ilhas2014
Flying with Kadri Kurgun.So much fun! #acroyoga 😄☀️🍃 Voando com Kadri Kurgun. Muito divertido! #acroyoga
Just breathe ✨🙏 it's #oscar sunday #trainlikeanangel @victoriassecret #VSAngel #preredcarpet
Yoga in paradise #honeymoon #borabora
Paddleboard yoga... 😝💦💪
This inspirational poem was shared with me today and I wanted to share it with you too. Hope you enjoy and take from it what works for you. And a big thank you for all the birthday wishes!!! xxx
She let go.
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…
~ Rev. Safire Rose