Harley Samuel Pasternak is a Canadian-American personal trainer, motivational fitness speaker, author, and television host. He was born to Barbara Pasternak on August 6, 1974, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Pasternak is well known for his books The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet. His has also worked with many celebrity clients as a personal trainer to the likes of Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Megan Fox, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Pattinson, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, etc.
As for his academics, Harley Pasternak holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. He is also certified by The American College of Sports Medicine and The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, and has served as an exercise and nutrition scientist for Canada’s Department of National Defense.
Harley Pasternak Body Stats
|Height||5ft 10 in|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Chest||46 in or 117 cm|
|Arms/ Biceps||16.5 in or 42 cm|
|Waist||35 in or 89 cm|
Harley Pasternak Workout Routine
Pasternak suggests his clients to follow a regular workout routine which puts great effects in the body in short period of time. Harley’s workouts break down to a simple formula;
- 5 minutes of cardio,
- 15 minutes of strength training, and
- 5 more minutes of cardio to cool down..
This 25 minutes of exercise has convinced many of his celeb clients. This exercise is believed to make your body sore however you are either lying down or seated for the entire strength-training portion of the workout. Although this pain and soreness happens the clients feel that they focus on muscles fatigue than general fatigue.
Harley Pasternak believes that keeping fit and healthy body are not all about works at the gym rather it is about maintaining an all-around healthy lifestyle and includes so many different factors, like how you’re eating, sleeping, relaxing, and moving when you’re not working out. Granted, his celeb clients may have more involved regimens for reaching specific health and fitness goals, but when it comes to living your best, healthiest life, these basic habits are what everyone needs. His not so complicated exercise contains five basic steps.
1. Get at least seven hours of quality sleep every night.
2. Take at least 10,000 steps every day.
3. Disconnect from technology for one hour every day.
4. Eat a balance of fiber, protein, and healthy fats five times a day, and stay hydrated.
5. Five minutes of resistance training exercise every day.
Harley Pasternak Diet Plan
The diet portion of the plan of Harley seems sensible enough. Pasternak suggests readers foods that include low-fat, quality protein; moderate carbs; fiber and healthy fat; and to drink sugar-free beverages (he allows one day a week to be a “cheat day”). Being a fitness expert he has written many books for a proper diet plan according to the requirements. Some of his books and their key contents.
1. 5 Pounds: The Breakthrough 5-Day Plan to Jump-Start Rapid Weight Loss
- Walk distance of 5 miles a day.
- Eat foods with protein and fiber 5 times a day.
- Do resistance exercise for 5 minutes a day.
- 7 hours of minimum sleep.
- Unplug at least 1 hour a day.
Harley Pasternak is a New York Times Bestselling Author whose books include 5-Factor Fitness, 5-Factor Diet, The 5-Factor World Diet, The Body Reset Diet, The Body Reset Diet Cookbook, and 5 Pounds. Harley’s titles have attained global bestseller status, and has been translated in 14 languages in over 25 countries around the globe.