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Healthy Hollywood: Wellness Wednesday – A Fitness Rx For Tv’s Favorite Dads!

Father’s Day is this Sunday. And, to pay tribute to good ol’ dad, Gold’s gym has teamed up with Eric the trainer (aka Eric Fleishman) to put together a list of workout tips for some of TV’s favorite dads.

Eric the trainer shared his fitness prescription with Healthy Hollywood.

Don Draper (‘Mad Men”)

Fitness Prescription: Zumba Fitness

Celebrity Trainer Rationale: With its rainbow of neon colors and clever twist of “exercise in disguise,” Don would love the marketing behind Zumba Fitness, not to mention the beautiful girls that flock to the brand’s classes. And since Don is always thinking about his “bottom line,” he could even get a great tax write-off, and do some penance through the brand’s Great Calorie Drive, since the calories he burns in class will be donated to help fight world hunger

Frequency: I recommend 2-3 classes per week. Burning approximately 750 calories per class, Don might even be able to balance out some of his questionable habits

Tywin Lannister (“Game of Thrones”)

Fitness Prescription: Yoga

Celebrity Trainer Rationale: As the Hand of the King, and one of television’s most dastardly dads, Tywin lives in a perpetual state of stress – making him the ideal candidate for a healthy dose of Yoga. Known for its incredible relaxation benefits, the beloved fitness practice is just what Tywin needs to unwind after a long day of meddling in his kids’ lives. This mindful, stress reliever also keeps the body’s muscles supple and elongated, helping prevent injury and acting as a natural anti-aging agent.

Frequency: To ensure that he’s getting all of the stress relieving benefits Yoga has to offer, Tywin should look to practice Yoga 4 times a week to form a routine, while getting his body used to moving in a new way

Homer Simpson (“The Simpsons”)

Fitness Prescription: Cardio Cinema

Celebrity Trainer Rationale: Homer likes TV. Homer does not like exercise. With Cardio Cinemas, Homer can feel like he’s watching a movie or TV at home, while exercising at a pace he is comfortable with

Frequency: We recommend 5 times a week for 30 minutes while watching “Itchy & Scratchy.” That’s about 2,500 calories or in Homer’s terms, 8 donuts, while he catches up on his favorite shows

Walter White (“Breaking Bad”)

Fitness Prescription: TRX Total Body Workout

Celebrity Trainer Rationale: As a high school chemistry teacher, who turned to a life of crime, Walter White would definitely appreciate the science behind TRX, which leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. Functional exercise allows you to have the strength of a weight lifter with the sleek, compact physique of a fitness model – It’s 007 at his very best! Given that it’s a total body training system, it’s extremely efficient – giving Walter plenty of time for his ahem “extracurricular” activities

Frequency: Walter should look to workout 10-20 minutes a day 2-3 times a week

Joel Graham (“Parenthood”)

Fitness Prescription: Bootcamp

Celebrity Trainer Rationale: As a stay-at-home father for the past few years, Joel has been devoted to raising his kids, as well as building a tight social circle of stay-at-home moms, and hosting regular play dates. Now that he is returning to work as a contractor, Joel should look to enlist in a great bootcamp. The group dynamic allows participants to get out of their own head, helping lessen stress from their everyday life

Frequency: We’d recommend 3-4 times a week to help him get back in the swing of things, and adjust to his physically demanding career

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— Terri MacLeod

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