How Bride-to-Be Hilary Duff is Stepping Up Her Pre-Wedding Workouts

08/13/2010 at 09:00 AM ET


Before getting hitched to NHL player Mike Comrie, bride-to-be Hilary Duff is leaning on trainer-to-the-stars Harley Pasternak to help get her in top wedding form. With other svelte A-listers like newlywed Megan Fox and soon-to-be married Jennifer Hudson on his client list, the author of The 5-Factor World Diet clearly knows what it takes to get women in gown-ready shape. “The key is to have amazing shoulders, amazing arms, posture is really important,” Pasternak tells PEOPLE. “But it’s also important to have a really tight midsection, because the way a wedding dress hugs your midsection, you really want it lean and tight.” So how is he upping the ante on Hilary’s usual gym regimen to get her ready for the big day? “Instead of a five-minute cardio warm-up and a five-minute cardio cool-down, maybe we extend those cardio phases to 15 minutes before and after our workout,” says Pasternak. And Hilary’s pre-wedding routine isn’t just about fitness—diet is also key. Each fuel-charged day consists of five meals: a breakfast burrito, mid-morning snack (berry smoothie), lunch (chopped salad), afternoon snack (apple cinnamon oatmeal cookie) and dinner (“she loves Japanese food”). We all know keeping fit is de rigueur in Hollywood, so how is the former tween queen responding to the stringent workouts? “I think she vocally disliked them all!” says Pasternak. But no hard work goes unnoticed. “She looks toned and tight… I’m really proud of her, she looks fantastic.” –Hana Choi; reporting by Thailan Pham

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[…] for her upcoming nuptials to NHL player Mike Comrie. Pasternak, author of the 5-Factor Diet, told that “the key is to have amazing shoulders, amazing arms. Posture is really important. But […]

Stephanie on

Wow, now the fat girls are dissing the girls who get skinny by eating right and exercising? Seriously, jealous much?

LV on

Tennis shoes? What does that mean? You mean sneakers?

KH on

I don’t think this is a fat girls vs. skinny girls fight. It’s fine to shape up the body you have a little bit for your wedding day. It’s fine to make permanent changes to improve your health.

What bugs me is a culture (ex. Buff Brides, Bride Wars) that encourages women to make massive changes just for that day.

If you’re normally a size 12 and you plan to revert to the habits that make you be a size 12 after you get married, don’t starve and run yourself to death to be a size 4 for one day. Who wants to look like someone else in their wedding pics?

Amanda on

Longhorns rule!!! But seriously though, she looks awesome, and in response to some of the other comments all i have to say is there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best on your wedding day, if anything i commend her for using exercise as a way of reaching her goal rather than some crazy unhealthy diet.

I love you Hilary on

I love Hilary duff so much I’m one of her biggest fans I’m so happy for her :) and she looks great :)

ray on

My god! what now, people can’t stay in shape? you losers who says she’s trying to lose weight or being a bad example shut the f*ck up, it’s HER wedding and HER life, wouldn’t you want to look nice for that day? please! She’s the most down to earth celebrity out there, no one can ever say she have ever been a bad example. LOVE YOU ALWAYS HD.

Sean on

Whenever I’d see articles like this, I always used to go and try the same diet or workout that the celebrity was doing. It would always tick me off how it seemed so easy for these people and so hard for me. Then the light bulb turned on. These people are getting personal customized training and nutrition by these celebrity trainers. What they’re doing won’t work for me. I’m not in the same position. Anyway, just started a new program from so we’ll see how it goes. It’s tailor made to my needs so wish me luck! I have a wedding to get ready for too!!!!

Michele on

Did some of you read the same article that the rest of us read? No where did this say she was on a crash diet or that she wanted to lost weight! She just wants to be in shape and look beautiful for her day…is that a crime! I think if more people would start to look in the mirror and want to look good then maybe we would not have the obesity problem that we have in this world. Getting in shape is a good thing and does not mean that you have to crash diet or anything else!I sure do not get all of you that jumped to the wrong conclusion on this article.

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