Wellness with Harley Pasternak

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / September 12, 2011
Canadian-native Harley Pasternak now resides full-time in Los Angeles after nearly 10 years of traveling on movie sets with different A-list celebs. Arguably the world’s most sought-after personal trainer, Pasternak says his anyone-can-do exercise approach and nutrition strategies will help you maintain a lean body weight, tackle excess body fat, and keep you inspired to train for life. Pasternak has also opened a very private training studio for his clients in West Hollywood, California, far from the prying eyes of the paparazzi, and has finished writing his third book called Five Factor Fitness: The World Diet (Random House, 2010) where he explores the 10 healthiest countries in the world and how we Americans can adopt some of their optimal eating practices.
Organic Spa: What is so special about your Five Factor program?
Harley Pasternak: My routines are only 25 minutes long—but I want you to commit to do them five days a week. But it’s the regularity and consistency that keep you coming back for more, not to mention the results! We sandwich a series of easy weight-lifting movements into two separate cardio segments in small 5-minute increments, which keeps boredom at bay, and we always switch up the exercises so your body never quite adapts. Exercise can be really fun and playful if it’s new and different all the time.

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Canadian-native Harley Pasternak now resides full-time in Los Angeles after nearly 10 years of traveling on movie sets with different A-list celebs. Arguably the world’s most sought-after personal trainer, Pasternak says his anyone-can-do exercise approach and nutrition strategies will help you maintain wellness with a lean body weight, tackle excess body fat, and keep you inspired to train for life. Pasternak has also opened a very private training studio for his clients in West Hollywood, California, far from the prying eyes of the paparazzi, and has finished writing his third book called Five Factor Fitness: The World Diet (Random House, 2010) where he explores the 10 healthiest countries in the world and how we Americans can adopt some of their optimal eating practices.

What is so special about your Five Factor program?

My routines are only 25 minutes long—but I want you to commit to do them five days a week. But it’s the regularity and consistency that keep you coming back for more, not to mention the results! We sandwich a series of easy weight-lifting movements into two separate cardio segments in small 5-minute increments, which keeps boredom at bay, and we always switch up the exercises so your body never quite adapts. Exercise can be really fun and playful if it’s new and different all the time.

 

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey, M.S. is a travel and wellness expert who earned a Master’s Degree in the health sciences while writing and editing for industry giants, such as The New York Times, Fitness Magazine and Aol.com. Her true passion is adventure travel and her spa reporting has taken her all over the world.
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