Celebrity personal trainer Jono Castano, who’s behind Rebel Wilson’s stunning 20-kilo weight loss transformation, has revealed his top health and fitness tips.
The 29-year-old, from Sydney, said the Pitch Perfect star is ‘definitely’ the most famous client he has worked with, and is eager to potentially go to the United States.
‘It’s definitely taught me to be able to cater to someone like Rebel, in terms of having someone of that level, who is able to trust you and also become amazing friends and grow such an awesome relationship through training,’ he told US TODAY.
‘It’s also taught me that I want to be able to work with more people like Rebel, and want to move to Los Angeles to have the chance to kind of showcase who I am and my ability to work with people like that.’
For those looking to lose weight, Castano shared his five tips – including documenting fitness goals on social media, and ‘move’ at least 45 minutes a day.
Celebrity personal trainer Jono Castano, who is behind Rebel Wilson’s stunning 20-kilo weight loss transformation, has revealed his top health and fitness tips
Wow! In January, Rebel declared 2020 her ‘Year of Health’. In August, she showed off her slimmer physique in a tight blue wrap dress on Instagram (left). Pictured right in May 2019
Control your portions
Rather than eating three main meals per day, Castano recommends consuming six smaller portions to ensure you are full throughout the day and don’t snack.
‘Eat to be satisfied, not full,’ he said.
‘When we tend to eat, we eat to be full. But what we should be doing is to eat regular meals throughout the day to remain satisfied. So you don’t have to starve yourself, but you don’t have to make yourself full as well, so eat to be satisfied instead.’
Document your ‘goals’ on social media
Castano’s first tip is to post your fitness journey on social media so you can ‘keep yourself accountable’ and dedicated to your weight loss goals.
He said Rebel has been sharing her entire 2020 weight loss journey on Instagram, including both her challenges and achievements.
Posting online is also a great way to find other like-minded individuals within the fitness community to share experiences and learn from one another.
The 29-year-old from Sydney said Rebel (pictured) is ‘definitely’ the most famous client he has worked with, and is eager to potentially go to the United States
Castano (pictured) promotes a #45Daily idea, which involves either working out for 45 minutes and rethinking how you move
‘Move’ for 45 minutes a day
While it’s recommended to do at least half an hour of exercise each day, Castano’s approach promotes a #45Daily idea, which involves either working out for 45 minutes and rethinking how you move.
‘Don’t just jump in your car, like even if it’s Uber or whatever it is, think of different ways to get to your destination. Maybe it’s a walk,’ he said
‘I think that’s a great thing as well because I’m a big believer that #45Daily, so include 45 minutes into your day where you are moving.’
He also shared a weekly fitness schedule that’s similar to one Rebel follows, which includes high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on day one, weights/resistance on day two, mobility/recovery on day three, HIIT on day four, HIIT/weights on day five, recovery on day six and HIIT on day seven.
While it’s recommended to do at least half an hour of exercise each day, Castano’s approach promotes a #45Daily idea, which involves either working out and rethinking how you move
Workout with fitness apps
Working with tech tools such as fitness apps is a great way to keep track of your daily workouts and diet.
Castano recommends downloading apps that are free or have a free trial, including calorie counter My Fitness Pal.
‘You can set your goal and then it’ll basically give you a breakdown in terms of how much calories you need to intake per day,’ he said.
This tip is a fantastic way to ensure you’re not overeating, are consuming the right foods and burning enough calories during workouts.
Castano recommends downloading apps that are free or have a free trial, including calorie counter My Fitness Pal
Create your own home gym
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and many gyms remain on restricted hours, Castano recommends investing in a home gym rather than paying for a membership.
This way gym equipment will be more accessible and no travel time is required.
He also recommends purchasing dumbbells and kettlebells, as several different exercises can be done to train different parts of the body.
‘With those you could do so many different movements and do so many different workouts with, so you’re not only investing into your own gym, you’re investing in yourself as well,’ he said.