I have a slight obsession with celebrities — I mean, who doesn't? They're fascinating. And I've always been really fascinated with John Krasinski (JIM!!!), especially in light of his recent transformation from damn to damner.
But since the closest I ever get to an intense workout is a long hike with an Instagram after, I wanted to know what it was like to work out with an actual celebrity trainer.
I had so many questions about celebrity workout sessions. I mean, what the hell do these people do? How do they get those bods? How long are their workouts? Do they ever go to In-N-Out? Do they vomit during workouts? Would I vomit? Was I wearing the right type of underwear? I needed answers.
Jason let me know that his biggest workout secret isn't really a secret — it's just consistency.
We started out by using a resistance band around my legs to make sliding way harder. And it totally worked. I kept it just above my knees and did my best to stay low while horizontally sliding back and forth across the room.
Then we moved over to the BENCH OF HELL™ where I basically did lunges but with one leg elevated on said bench. These are called Bulgarian split squats. You could probably do this at home if you feel like being in pain.
IT HURT SO GOOD, BUT MOSTLY BAD. I did 15 on each side, but had to take a massive break in between because I'm not an Olympic athlete.
I was two exercises in and already felt like I had done a week's worth of workouts, so when he had me thrust my hips into the air while he pushed down on them I really started to struggle.
I TOOK A LOT OF BREAKS. I repeat: I took a lot of breaks.
Next up we went to the exercise ball and he had me lie on my stomach while pulling myself back using my butt, back, and leg muscles.
After a VERY long break, I went outside to work with an 8 lb ball. I threw it against the wall while squatting and at the ground.
Honestly, who needs therapy when you can throw a big ball at the wall? I did each of these 15 times. My arms felt like Jell-O. You could do this at home but warn your neighbors.
Next up: Squatting while lifting 60 lbs and keeping form.
After that, I was challenged to do knee-highs WHILE PUSHING JASON.
THEN! Because Jason is mean, I did knee-highs against the wall.
It had been 40 minutes and I was dead. Deceased. Done.
But no workout is complete without stretches.
Obviously one workout with Jason wasn't going to change my body. But it sure as hell motivated me to do more than hike in the future. If you need me, I'll be doing high-knees against the wall, trying to get John Krasinski to notice me.
If you're interested in learning more about Jason or his fitness, you can visit his website here.
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