Gunnar Peterson’s Holiday Workout Tips

The holiday season is upon us. This means it’s the time of year that we want to look our best for holiday gatherings and parties. Working out properly can help us accomplish this goal. The problem many of you may have is deciding which type of workout to follow. I’ve solved that problem by asking Gunnar Peterson, a trainer who has helped dozens of women build their best body for film, parties, and the red carpet “What’s a good workout tip to help a woman look their best for a holiday party?” Keep reading to learn what he has to say.

Gunnar’s Answer:
From a workout standpoint if it’s been broken for a while don’t expect to fix it in a minute! That said, if you’re preparing to look your best for a holiday party think BIG. By that I mean BIG movements and training BIG muscle groups as opposed to isolation movements and smaller muscle groups. Think squats with a press overhead instead of squeezing a ball between your thighs. Think push-ups followed by knee-ins (mountain climbers) as opposed to light dumbbell flyes. Thing bicycle crunches as opposed to crunches. You’ll burn more calories, you’ll get more done in the same amount of time, and you’ll move more blood around so your skin will look healthier for that holiday party. That’s the party where you are NOT eating finger food and following every alcoholic beverage with a glass of water, right? Good, I thought so…

About Gunnar Peterson
Gunnar is a Beverly Hills-based personal trainer whose clients include celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday people. Gunnar works with each client on an individual basis, focusing on achieving long-term results through challenging and constantly varied workouts. He has worked with athletes from the NBA, NHL, NFL, USTA, professional boxing and various NCAA sports. Many film and television celebrities have also sought Gunnar’s guidance in preparing for their roles. Gunnar is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a graduate of Duke University. Gunnar is regularly featured in Allure, Elle, In Style, In Touch, US Weekly, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self and other magazines. You can learn more about Gunnar and his work by visiting his website at or following him his Twitter feed @Gunnar.