Mario Lopez PEOPLE Magazine Mario Lopez is Americas Fittest Host workout routines fitness tips fitness news celebrity workouts celebrity fitness Mario Lopez has had an action packed week.  He resumed his hosting duties on Thursday night with the start of the 5th season of America’s Best Dance Crew.  Tonight he is hosting the Miss America Pageant on TLC.

Known for his role as Bayside High’s most popular jock A.C. Slater, Lopez has always been in great shape.  His fame has sky rocketed in recent years, a direct result of his appearance in the 2006-2007 season of Dancing With the Stars.

As for Lopez’s fitness, he completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon along with Teri Hatcher in September and continues to train on a regular basis.  So what are his secrets…

“If you’re not having fun, you’ll never stick with it. That’s Mario’s rule of fitness,” he says.  “I like to mix it up because I don’t want to get bored.  You keep your muscles guessing, and you stay motivated,” says the 36 year old.  He swims, bikes, plays basketball, boxes, and does yoga.

Lopez told TV Guide, “I never feel awake unless I’m sweating.”

Mario doesn’t count calories but he admits to being a grazer.  His sample day of eating for him consists of fruit, yogurt and granola for breakfast, chicken and rice for lunch and sushi for dinner.  His favorite cheat meals are rocky-road ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.

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SamsungMyFit 300x300 Samsung Introduces New Wellness Promoting Media Player workout products fitness news Samsung has announced the release of a new PMP to debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The company’s latest product, the “MyFit” has numerous applications for fitness tracking and goal setting.

Plenty of Hollywood’s fit celebs should be running out to purchase one of these new gadgets when they are released later this month. We’ll be sure to let you know who’s using one.

MyFit’s features include:

  • Built in accelerometer to automatically track calories burned
  • Calorie consumption tracking-Stress and fat level monitors
  • Water intake manager
  • Tapping Control Jogging mode to help skip songs easily
  • Music/Video Player with 8GB of storage

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Hawaii 5-0 Workouts and Diets from Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Grace Park

The CBS hit remake Hawaii 5-0 returns to TV this fall, undoubtedly bringing back its trademark action-packed episodes, beautiful scenery, and four butt-kicking, gun-wielding stars: Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Grace Park. Earlier, we featured Daniel and Grace’s workout secrets; now take a look at how Alex and Scott stay fit for their physically challenging roles.

Alex O’Loughlin

The Australian actor, Alex O’Loughlin, who plays fearless 5-0 leader Steve McGarrett, recently landed the August cover of Men’s Fitness. In his feature, says he’s spent most of his life dabbling in different forms of exercise – but hasn’t had to rely on his naturally athletic background for any of his last few roles (he played a vampire in 2007’s Moonlight and a doctor in 2009’s Three Rivers) until being cast as Steve, a nearly indestructible Navy Seal. He did everything from studying Shobukai karate at 6 to lifting weights in his 20s, maintaining a lifetime commitment to exercise. “[When I was younger], I’d have a chicken, a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk, and a bag of chocolate cookies for lunch, then go to the gym and bench 240 pounds. That’s a young man’s thing.”

Today, the 35-year-old has to rely on a milder but much more specific diet, assigned to him by LA-based trainer Jeff Blair. The nutrition program (which Alex says, “changed my life”) is as follows: two gallons of water a day, a light breakfast of a half-cup of oatmeal, a banana, a few almonds, and a splash of 2% reduced-fat milk, and balanced lunch and dinners that include a combination of protein, veggies, and carbs. It also includes a formula for portion control:

“If you look at your open hand, the size of your palm is the amount of protein you should take. Your splayed four fingers equal the amount of space you should have for vegetables. And the triangular area between your index finger and thumb is for carbohydrates.”

However, Alex O’Loughlin remains dedicated as ever to exercising – taking advantage of being located in Hawaii to take up surfing with co-star Scott Caan, a longtime surfer. He also says he likes to circuit train. “If you do one exercise after another without breaking, you bump your metabolic rate up to such a place that you create what’s called a ‘furnace effect’ – your metabolism is firing at such a high rate that you can go to sleep and you’ll burn calories through the night. That’s my ideal place to be.”

Scott Caan

On the show, Scott Caan plays the Jersey transplant Danny “Danno” Williams – and surprisingly, does most of his own stunts. Always keeping so active, however, comes with its downsides; Scott recently tore his ACL in real life. Aside from stunt work, some of Scott’s favorite hobbies include other sports such as surfing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu – which he often trains for back in his LA neighborhood. Even his ACL injury during a jiu-jitsu match hasn’t been able to stop Scott from staying active, however: “I feel like I could surf, but the doctor says I shouldn’t for a few months. So I’ve been secretly longboarding just a little bit.”

Diet-wise, Scott credits his physique to busy schedules and subsequent lack of eating time. “They don’t like to give us any time off,” he joked. “So they feed us crackers and snacks. An apple here and there, and cheese.” Being surrounded by Hawaii’s local foods also facilitates his healthy eating. “I like it here. I like the Asian food,” Scott Caan says.

Sources: Men’s Fitness, Hawaii e-News, Men’s Health, Self

Human Targey Mark Valley celebrity body

Celebrity, West Point graduate, and star of Fox’s Human Target, Mark Valley, is 45-years old, but is fitter than ever thanks to his workout routine. He trains his core with every move to make the running and action sequences of the action drama Human Target a bit easier. When it comes to his workouts, “[i]t’s all about being efficient and intense,” says his trainer, Dani Scherrer, C.P.T. in this month’s Men’s Fitness. “We also try to make sure he’s not just using one plane of movement. His workout is meant to be very functional.”

Mark Valley’s Workout Routine

Directions: For each exercise do as many as possible in 60 seconds (Like Mark, don’t worry too much about the number of reps or sets). Complete each circuit without stopping and then rest 60 seconds before moving on to the next circuit. After finishing the Circuit 3 (and resting), repeat the three circuits again. Perform this workout routine up to three times per week with at least one day off in between.

Time: 45-60 minutes

Warm-Up

  • Foam roll (5-10 minutes)
  • Circuit consisting of plank, bridge, leg raise, hyperextension, superman

Circuit 1

  • Indo board squat with medicine ball twist
  • Pushups with knee tuck (feet on Swiss ball for increased difficulty)
  • Pullups with varied grips (wide grip, cross grip, chin-ups, etc.)

Circuit 2

  • Lunge with medicine ball twist
  • One-legged dumbbell row
  • Ab wheel/roller

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