Harley Pasternak

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Harley Pasternak
Born (1974-08-06) August 6, 1974 (age 40)
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario
Occupation Celebrity personal trainer, co-host of The Revolution
Known for 5 Factor Diet

Harley Samuel Pasternak (born August 6, 1974) is a Canadian-American personal trainer, motivational speaker, author and television host. Pasternak is known for his books The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet, along with working with many celebrity clients as a personal trainer. Pasternak is known mainly to most audiences as one of the co-hosts of ABC's 2012 daytime talk show, The Revolution.


Pasternak graduated from York Mills Collegiate Institute, and holds an honors degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, and a masters degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto.

During his time at UofT, Pasternak served as a Nutrition and Exercise Scientist at Department of National Defence's DCIEM (Defence and Civil Institute for Environmental Medicine) from 2005-2007. As a scientist, Harley focused on performance physiology and nutrition, with a specialty in caffeine and ephedrine. His work was published in the scientific journal, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise in June, 2003,[1] and in The Canadian Journal of Sports Medicine. Harley is also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and is an IDEA Master Trainer.[2]

Personal training[edit]

As part of his personal training, Pasternak has worked with many celebrity clients, including:

Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Megan Fox, Bono, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, John Mayer, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fraser, Juliette Lewis, Ben Foster, Jason Segel, Kate Beckinsale, Robert Pattinson, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Sudeikis, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Portman, Paul Rudd, Hilary Duff, Al Pacino, Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Dorff, Robert Downey Jr., Vanessa Williams, Eve, Jane Fonda, Rachel Weisz, Donald Faison, Benjamin Bratt, Haylie Duff, Rick Fox, Jack Black, Ashley Tisdale, Angela Bassett, LL Cool J, Nina Dobrev, Milla Jovovich, Tracee Ellis Ross, Minka Kelly, Jordana Brewster, Jeff Goldblum, Enrique Murciano, Common, Kimora Lee Simmons, Ellen Page, Ke$ha, Amanda Bynes, Dido, Gabriel Macht, Miley Cyrus, Kid Sister, Jim Caviezel, Usher, Amy Schumer, Adam Levine, Rihanna, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Chiklis, Alessandra Ambrosio, Nia Long, Sophia Bush, M.I.A., Maria Menounos, Sanaa Lathan, Val Kilmer, Greta Gerwig, Gina Corano, John Rzeznik, Brian Green, Lynn Collins, Adam Brody, Ashley Greene, Busy Phillips, Teresa Palmer, Will Arnett, Odeya Rush, Kate Upton, Julianne Hough, Eliza Dushku,



In addition to his hosting on The Revolution,[4] Pasternak has made multiple appearances on American and Canadian morning daytime talk shows and news programs, along with serving as a guest judge on Germany's Next Topmodel and Canada's Next Top Model.


Pasternak appears as himself doing a fitness routine with Megan Fox in the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. [5]


Pasternak has published four books, which have been listed on the New York Times bestselling list and been published in fourteen languages, with sales in 29 countries.


Pasternak has endorsed several products, including the video game Harley Pasternak's Hollywood Workout for Wii and the XBox 360 with Kinect, along with a food and DVD fitness line based on the "5-Factor" plan and the "997" New Balance exercise shoe, along with Fitbit, Oberto Jerky, and Coca-Cola's fitness waters, including Powerade and Glacéau VitaminWater and SmartWater


  1. ^ Jacobs I, Pasternak H, Bell DG (June 2003). "Effects of ephedrine, caffeine, and their combination on muscular endurance.". Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 35 (6): 987–94. doi:10.1249/01.MSS.0000069916.49903.70. PMID 12783047. 
  2. ^ "Harley Pasternak". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Star Clients". Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "ABC Keeps 'General Hospital' On, Cancels 'The Revolution', Adds 'GMA' Afternoon Show For Summer". Deadline Hollywood. 
  5. ^ Harley Pasternak on training celebrity Megan Fox (television). Toronto: BT Toronto. 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014.