Halle Berry works hard for her figure. Like, really hard.
The movie star’s 2.6 million Instagram followers have taken note as Berry documents her journey to transforming mind, body and soul through weekly “#FitnessFriday” updates. Peter Lee Thomas is the personal trainer responsible for helping Halle get in the best shape of her life, and as he explained to E! News, it takes gut, grit and determination to work for your dream bod day in and day out.
Read on for our exclusive Q&A with the health guru behind one of Hollywood’s most enviable physiques:
E! News: You’ve been training with Halle for a while now. It’s been years! What does a typical workout entail?
Thomas: We typically meet up every day, 5 days a week. She’s putting in the work. She doesn’t mess around. That’s really, really great for me because I know that when we go there it’s like preparing for war. There’s an objective and there’s a goal.
E! News: Any particular moves you avoid with Halle?
Thomas: We stay away from running far distances. She’s not really a long distance runner—not to say that she couldn’t do it—but we try to keep things explosive and really metabolic. For longevity purposes it saves your knees and joints. We’d rather do sprints rather than run five to 10 miles.
E! News: Is there a specific meal plan you recommended Halle go on?
Thomas: Purium is so incredible. I was using it for about 10 to 12 years, and I just felt incredible once I started introducing superfoods into my life. I had no idea what goji berries were or wheatgrass, spirulina and chlorella. Purium brought the muscle building, weight loss aspect and truly helped my transformation. There’s an amazing product called “Juice Bar In a Bag.” It’s incredible stuff.
Thomas: I have never met anybody that works harder and trains harder and is just so resilient. She is getting faster, stronger and becoming more athletic. I’ve never met another person who can do it like her.