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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Jon on

That’s great to all hear!

lola on

She always strikes me as somebody who’s a bit insecure and always trying to change her physical appeareance, that’s just my perception.

Brandi on

Great, let’s continue to perpetrate the myth that women should be as skinny as possible on their wedding day. This girl is already thin, and she’s always been thin.. While I am not against staying in shape when you get married but this only encourages women to go on unhealthy crash diets so they can live up to some ridiculous idea of what they are SUPPOSED to look like on their wedding day. BOO!

ProudMom on

I know a DJ at a radio station who met her & said she was real b*tch. Her assistant carried her dog for her & said no one could speak to Hilary or even look at her.

Piccollo on

LOL she needs to work-out just to be able to carry that ring around.

sam on

what are you talking about brandi?! they never once mentioned losing weight at all, just words like ‘fitness’ and ‘tight’. any bride-to-be would love to tone up and look/feel her best on the day she’s dreamed about all her life. Five meals a day is pretty much what is recommended for healthy living and a breakfast burrito and japanese food does not sound like a crash diet to me. it amazes me how people just jump to any opportunity to push people down. leave the poor girl (celebrity or otherwise) alone to have the wedding day she’s always wanted!

Julio on

People like her are making bad examples for the people that are looking up to her. Wonder why you hear and see in the news of kids that want to be like them and end up dead. Everyone should accept who they are because no one is perfect in the world. Someone always have a secret behind their door.

Brittany on

She looks fantastic! Of course she would want to look her best on her wedding day, there is nothing wrong with living a healthy life full of fitness and good food! If anything this article sends a positive message to our increasingly obese society, seriously……

To Julio: Really, what is wrong with wanting to live a healthy life and look your best everyday? Would you prefer her to be sitting around all day….eating fast food….is that a good message to send? Or maybe partying and drinking all night…..Hilary is a fine example for young adults.

Get a life all of you negative people.

hotwildflower on

I assisted Hilary Duff & her fiancee recently and they’re both extremely down to earth and very kind people. If you didn’t know who Hilary Duff was, you’d never know she was a celebrity. She’s very unassuming. I have to admit she’s also far more beautiful in person. Oh and saw the ring up close and it’s stunning! I’m very very happy for them and it’s very clear they’re sincerely in love. Congratulations Hilary & Mike!

B on

Does anyone know what kind of tennis shoes she is wearing? Want them!

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