Darrell Foster’s take on the needs of his high level clients.

Personal trainers: Getting Celebrities in Shape

FROM the concert stage to the big screen, some celebrities get rave reviews for the figures they flaunt in movies and on the red carpet. But they aren’t born with washboard abs, Tina Turner legs and sculptured backsides.

To get and to keep fabulous figures, many hire personal trainers who specialize in training the stars and keeping them fit. Among the leading celebrity trainers are Darrell Foster, who trains Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Orlando Brown, who supervises Kirk Franklin’s workouts. All say that training stars is more demanding than training non-celebrities because the celebrities’ time is at a premium and everybody can see and comment on the results.

Darrell Foster (Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith)

Celebrity trainer and fitness consultant Darrell Foster, who has been involved in boxing since he first entered the ring as a fighter in 1972, uses his extensive knowledge of the sport to train celebrities like Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson.

Although he also works with people who are not celebrities, Foster takes his responsibilities as a celebrity fitness trainer seriously. He teaches the actors how to fight, not how to fake it. “They have to learn the basics and how to take a punch,” he says. A licensed boxing and fitness trainer and emergency medical technician, Foster is the owner of Omega Bodies, Inc., a fitness and fighting outlet based in California. He not only works with celebrities on coordinating their fight scenes, but also on their lifestyle and weight management, because, he says, “a lot of diseases are lifestyle-related.”

Personal trainers: getting celebrities in shape“. Ebony. FindArticles.com. 02 Jul, 2012.

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