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This Is What Happens When You Work Out With A Celebrity Fitness Trainer

Pray for my glutes.

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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.

So I turned to Jason Walsh, celebrity trainer and founder of Rise Nation for help.

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He agreed to take me through a pretty average full-body workout and I agreed to try not to vomit on his shoes. (My butt hurt literally 5 seconds into this experience.)


Jason let me know that his biggest workout secret isn't really a secret — it's just consistency.

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Walsh told BuzzFeed that he usually prefers to see clients for at least 16 weeks, but in the case of John Krasinski he only had 3 months. So in that case, "diet is key." Another key? Focusing on perfecting foundational moves like squats and deadlifts. Everything else, according to Walsh, comes second.

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.

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I did this back and forth across the floor three times. Pray for my legs!

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.

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Mom please pick me up. I'm done. I did these hip thrusts 15 times. It was all my butt could take.


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.

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My butt screamed for mercy. I did this 12 times. My sports bra was soaked.

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.

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You know when you've been sitting on the toilet for too long and you can no longer feel your legs and you wonder if you will ever be able to stand again? That's how I felt after this...once. I did it 11 more times.


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.

And stretching!!!!!!!

If you're interested in learning more about Jason or his fitness, you can visit his website here.

This workout was provided to BuzzFeed free of charge.