Rebel Wilson coach Jono Castano has been in the spotlight since his famous client's “Year of Health” proved so successful for her.
Despite previously working with high profile clients, the Sydney, Australia-based trainer says Wilson is "definitely" his most famous client of all time and this has inspired him to hopefully come to the US.
"It definitely taught me how to serve someone like Rebel when it comes to having someone at this level who can trust you and also become great friends and build such a great relationship through training," he said TODAY.
"It also taught me that I want to be able to work with more people like Rebel and move to Los Angeles to have the opportunity to show who I am and how I can work with people like that."
When asked whether it is easier or more difficult to work with people in or out of the spotlight, he said, "It's been similar trips."
Rebel Wilson and her trainer Jono Castano Photo credit: NBC
"It's not just 45 minutes with one person," he said. "Check-in takes about 24 hours."
For anyone looking to start a journey similar to Wilson's approaching their 165-pound goal weight, Castano shares what people can do to have a personal year of health.
5 tips for weight loss from Rebel Wilson's trainer Jono Castano:
1. Post your goal on social media.
Wilson talked about her "Year of Health" long before it actually started, and Castano says that posting your goal publicly can help you become more accountable to others and ultimately to yourself.
One important point: you should not only share your winnings, but your troubles as well.
"Hold yourself accountable, free posting on social networks," he said. "Rebel reported on their trip, the ups and downs for the whole of 2020."
Rebel Wilson shows her tremendous weight loss in Sydney's Palm Beach. Photo credit: Instagram
Castano also says he should join like-minded communities online where people with similar goals can share their experiences and learn from each other.
“Also, join a community group where members post their meals, their workouts, and the creative steps they take. And I think that's definitely a huge boost when you're trying to get fit. "
2. Reconsider your movement.
Castano promoted the idea of # 45Daily where you get 45 minutes of exercise every day. One of the ways he suggests is not only to exercise, but also to rethink the way you get around
Rebel Wilson highlighted her 18kg weight loss in a series of new photos. Photo credit: Getty / Rebel Wilson / Instagram
"I think the Rebs thing too, we're rethinking so many ways that you can get around," he said. "Don't just hop in your car even if it's Uber or whatever, think about different ways to get to your destination.
Maybe it's a walk. I think this is a great thing too, because I firmly believe that # 45Daily, so take 45 minutes of your day moving. "
Rebel Wilson shared a new Instagram photo titled "Hottest Day Of The Year". Photo credit: Instagram
If you're looking to do more of an intense fitness plan similar to Wilson's, Castano suggests the following:
- Day 1: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
- Day 2: weights / resistance
- Day 3: Mobility / Recovery
- Day 4: HIIT
- Day 5: HIIT / weights
- Day 6: recovery
- Day 7: HIIT
3. Look for technical tools.
Castano recommends downloading fitness apps, especially those that are free or offer a free trial.
One app he specifically recommends for people looking to lose weight is My Fitness Pal.
"You can set your goal and then basically get a breakdown of how many calories you need to take in each day," he said.
Rebel shared this new photo of her slimmed-down figure and sleek hairstyle. Photo credit: Rebel Wilson / Instagram
"And then you type in your food, what you are eating, it creates that accountability and it gives you an understanding of food calories. It also gives you a water breakdown because many of us tend to not get enough water."
4. Invest in a home gym.
With gym bans, quarantines, and closings still common for many people around the world, Castano recommends investing the money you would currently spend on a gym membership in some good parts for a home gym.
Because even if you return to the gym safely, you'll still have them at home to make the workout even more accessible to you than before.
“For example, a couple of dumbbells or a kettlebell or two. With these you can do so many different movements and do so many different workouts that you not only invest in your own gym, but also in yourself. "
5. Portion control hack.
Portion control is one thing Castano emphasizes for customers. One hack he suggests is to split your three regular meals into two each and eat them a few hours apart to give you six smaller servings to eat throughout the day.
The fans of Rebels reduced figure blew the fans away. Photo credit: Rebel Wilson / Instagram
"To be satisfied, do not eat full," he said.
“When we tend to eat, we eat to be full. But we should eat regularly throughout the day to stay satisfied. So you don't have to starve yourself, but you don't have to fill yourself up either, so eat to be satisfied. "