Harley Pasternak

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Harley Pasternak
Born (1974-08-06) August 6, 1974 (age 42)
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.

Education[edit]

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

During his time at U of T, 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 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, Milla Jovovich and Alicia Keys.[3][4][5]

Television[edit]

In addition to his hosting on The Revolution,[6] 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.

Movies[edit]

Pasternak appears as himself doing a fitness routine with Megan Fox in the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.[7] He also appeared as himself as Jessica Simpson's personal trainer in Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous in 2008.

Books[edit]

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.

Endorsements[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Hollywood's Hottest Celebrity Trainers". US Weekly. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Harley Pasternak Kicks Off His PEOPLE.com Blog". People.com. 
  6. ^ "ABC Keeps 'General Hospital' On, Cancels 'The Revolution', Adds 'GMA' Afternoon Show For Summer". Deadline Hollywood. 
  7. ^ Harley Pasternak on training celebrity Megan Fox (television). Toronto: BT Toronto. 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014.