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Sofia Vergara’s Look Hot Diet and Workout
Find out how the Modern Family star maintains her amazing figure

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is known both on and off the red?carpet for her enviable figure, and award season is definitely a time when?the actress can shine. Between her glamorous gowns and camera-ready?makeup, Sofia always looks the part. But the self-described gym hater also? works hard to keep fit. We spoke to her trainer Gunnar Peterson (whose ?clients have also included Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Angelina Jolie), to? learn more about how Sofia gets award-season ready.

???Make it fun: How does Gunnar keep his celebrity clients sticking to?their routine? “I try to keep it fun. I try and put a little bit of levity?in it, but at the same time, I don’t sacrifice the work. We may goof? around and stuff, but we’re definitely going to goof around while we’re ?working.” A boring workout is one you won’t want to stick to, so read our?tips on how to? keep a workout fun.??

Whole-body workout: Gunnar doesn’t like to waste time with isolated?moves. Burn more calories and work more of your body at the same time?instead. “I don’t do that many isolation movements, like single joint?stuff,” Gunnar says. “I do bigger movements. If we’re going to do a lunge,?we’re probably going to add an upper body component to it, like a lunge?with a wood chop, a side lunge with a wood chop, or a rear lunge with a?lateral raise, or a forward lunge with a front raise.” Try it yourself:?incorporate this me?dicine ball wood chop the next time you do lunges, and check out Gunnar’s cutting-edge double-duty gym equipment here.??

Pressed for time: Think you’re too busy to exercise? Put it in?perspective: you can be done with an effective workout in less than an?hour. “Five minutes for a warmup, 30 minutes for a workout, and five?minutes for a stretch and a cooldown. By the end, that’s 40 minutes,”?Gunnar says. “You really don’t have 40 minutes? The President is far?busier than you, Kim Kardashian is far busier than you, and she can make?time. It’s about prioritizing.” If you just don’t have time to devote that?much time to a workout every day, it’s OK to cut back, says Gunnar. Just?don’t skip out on the warmup in an effort to save time. “I’d rather have?you do a short walk and an abbreviated workout than just bag the warmup?and get right into the workout because now you’re courting injury, which?is going to sideline you [and will] set back your whole fitness goal and?program,” Gunnar says.??

A careful diet: Gunnar’s not one to forbid an indulgence, but he?recommends a pretty disciplined diet for best results. He himself usually?avoids alcohol and sugar late at night, and recommends that his clients?skip carbs later in the day — especially if they’re getting ready for an?important event. Gunnar recommends cutting out foods like rice, grains,?pastas, oatmeal, and potatoes, as well as sodium, since all of these make?your body retain water, “which blurs, to a certain degree, definition and?muscle separation,” he says.??