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Fitness Secrets Unveiled: Expert Exercise Advice for Men from Celebrity Personal Trainers

Looking to jumpstart your fitness journey? These celebrity trainers have shared expert advice on ways to maximize your fitness goals.

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Feb. 29 2024, Published 6:56 p.m. ET

When it comes to achieving peak physical condition, celebrity personal trainers stand at the forefront. These fitness gurus help sculpt the bodies of Hollywood's biggest stars and athletes.

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The well-sculpted physiques of celebrities aren't built in a day — many rely on the expertise of personal trainers. But health and physical fitness extend beyond the red carpet, and the trainers below offer valuable exercise advice for every man.

Listen to your body and prioritize recovery.

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Corey Calliet arrives for the world premiere of "Big George Foreman

Corey Calliet, known for his work with Michael B. Jordan, emphasizes the importance of listening to your body and prioritizing recovery. Pushing yourself too hard without adequate rest can lead to burnout and injury, hindering progress in the long run.

Corey suggests incorporating rest days into your training regimen and prioritizing activities that promote recovery, like stretching, foam rolling, and adequate sleep.

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Self-confidence makes you more motivated.

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Jeanette Jenkins attends Supernatural’s Unreal Fitness event.

In addition to providing tips for physical fitness, Jeanette Jenkins encourages her celebrity clients to focus on improving their self-worth. Jeanette – who has previously worked with athletes like Terrell Owens – believes that her clients work harder when they feel more confident.

“My number one thing is no self-hate," Jeanette told ABC News. "So you can't work out with me and be like, 'I hate my legs, oh my God, I hate my abs.' You have to love yourself."

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Don’t ignore your diet!

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Rahman Ray Grayson onstage at the 2014 Essence Music Festival.

Rahman “Ray” Grayson, who goes by @MrShutUpandTrain, has become the go-to trainer for celebrities living in the Atlanta area. Ray has worked with Usher and Mike Scott and continues to share health tips online.

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Ray has become an advocate for overall physical well-being as he often challenges his clients to change their entire lifestyle.

“Both diet and exercise in combination together have an impact,” he told Rolling Out. “If I had to pick one, I would say diet though.”

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Working out at home is a great place to start.

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Shaun T visits SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studios.

Famed celebrity trainer Shaun T understands how intimidating it can be to step into a gym. The fitness and television personality encourages newcomers to start at home, using movement exercises to kickstart the journey.

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“Turn on your favorite hype playlist, grab a mat, some water, a sweat towel, and two dumbbells (something moderately heavy), and let's dig deeper,” Shaun said in an interview with Ebony.

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Take pride in your work(out.)

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Ron "Boss" Everline and Kevin Hart attend the "Move with Hart."

Ron Boss Everline has worked with celebrities like Kevin Hart and Ne-Yo, but he also shares fitness tips with others looking to change their lifestyles. Ron takes a no-nonsense approach to physical training and encourages his clients to do the same.

“When you’re going out to a party and you are saying, ‘I’m not drinking’ or ‘I’m not doing that,’ and there’s a goal, there’s going to always be something to celebrate,” Ron explained to Muscle & Fitness. “Don’t sacrifice (your goals).”

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Create and commit to small (and realistic) fitness goals.

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Massy Arias speaks at Kelly Rowland Celebrates the Launch of her Capsule Collection.

Most people began their fitness journey with big goals. However, Massy Arias advises against this. The fitness expert instead suggests that newcomers create small, and realistic, fitness goals that are easily accomplished.

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“There's nothing wrong with big goals,” Massy told Oprah.com. “But you're more likely to succeed if you break them down into increments that work for your lifestyle, age, and ability level.”

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