Los Angeles-based fitness expert Gunnar Peterson, Kim Kardashian’s longtime personal trainer, has revealed the unusual and grueling exercise method the reality star will be using to shed her baby weight.
Gunnar Peterson, who also counts Halle Berry and Sofia Vergara among his clients, said he will be making Kim Kardashian push a 200-pound metal “sled” up and down a 90-foot track.
The workout involves her standing behind the apparatus with both hands on the handlebars and driving it forward to generate speed. This motion apparently helps to strengthen the core and tighten the glutes.
Kim Kardashian, 32, who gave birth to her daughter North West on June 15, will be following in the footsteps of top athletes and body builders who swear by the training technique.
Kim Kardashian, who gave birth to her daughter North West on June 15, will be following in the footsteps of top athletes and body builders who swear by the training technique
However, she will no doubt need a few more weeks to recover from her pregnancy as using the device is known to cause high levels of fatigue.
Indeed, the workout is so punishing Gunnar Peterson says that actress Sofia Vergara curses at him in Spanish while she is pushing the apparatus along.
To encourage his clients to keep going and build up speed he tells them to pretend they are reenacting a robbery or playing cat and mouse.
Sled training will form just one part of Kim Kardashian’s step-by-step postpartum exercise routine.
Other treats Gunnar Peterson has in store are dead lifts, power squats, cardio boxing and bouts on the rowing machine.
This combination will target all parts of her body, from arms and shoulders to bum, thighs and core.
Before Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy, Gunnar Peterson said that he worked out with her three to five days per week at his Beverly Hills gym, depending on her hectic schedule.
“She grinds in the gym year round and makes the right choices outside of the gym so the payoff is increased,” Gunnar Peterson previously told Shape magazine.
Gunnar Peterson, a graduate of Duke University, was inspired to become a personal trainer after being overweight as a child.
On her blog Kim Kardashian calls him an “amazing trainer”.
“We always mix strength moves with cardio intervals and I find that combination is what really works best for me… but everyone is different,” Kim Kardashian adds.
According to reports, Kim Kardashian can’t wait to get back in the gym and regain her slim figure after giving birth to her baby daughter.
“She’s already looking ahead to when she can exercise again,” a source told Us Weekly.
Another added: “She really wants to get back into shape. It’s important to her.”
Kim Kardashian, 32, was working with trainer to the stars Tracy Anderson throughout her pregnancy, but the publication also claims she is considering hiring Gunnar Peterson.
Gunnar Peterson is responsible for helping Kim Kardashian’s younger sister Khloe, 28, with her recent 25 lbs weight loss.
While she is not able to start exercising just yet, Kim Kardashian is allegedly already watching what she eats.
The magazine claims that the reality star’s hospital room is chock-a-block with flowers but she has insisted well-wishers are not allowed to bring any tasty treats for her to eat.
“She has over 30 bouquets from loved ones,” a source said.
“She told everyone not to bring sweets – she said she doesn’t need any temptations.”
Kim Kardashian can’t wait to get back in the gym and regain her slim figure after giving birth to her baby daughter
It is believed that Kim Kardashian and her daughter, whose name is yet to be revealed, will stay in hospital until the baby, who was born five weeks prematurely, reaches five pounds.
While Kim Kardashian and the little one are getting some rest, the baby’s father Kanye West has apparently been hard at work.
The rapper’s creative juices have been flowing since he welcomed his daughter into the world.
“He’s been really inspired by the birth,” a source told Life & Style.
“He’s written four songs already.”
The insider added that while Kanye West, whose album Yeezus was released on Tuesday, has been busy with his music, he has also been very attentive to his two girls.
“Kanye is actually really being good right now,” the source said.
Kim Kardashian is unsurprisingly enamored with her child and gushed to a friend that the little one “is so cute and sweet”, according to Us Weekly.
But she had a stressful time during the birth over the weekend.
Warned by doctors that she was most likely suffering from the life-threatening condition preeclampsia, Kim Kardashian was forced to deal with going into premature labor on Friday night to save the life of her baby girl.