updated 12/26/2012 AT 1:45 AM ET
•originally published 12/26/2012 AT 1:45 PM ET
For me, 2012 was an incredibly rewarding year. First off, I’m healthy. Without health, nothing else matters. Second, as a fitness trainer I’ve been blessed with a profession that helps other people become healthier, feel better and look better. Below are five of my celebrity clients I was very proud to help this year. Their dedication to healthy eating and regular exercise sets a great example for all of their fans – including me.
1. Jessica Simpson’s Post-Baby Weight Loss
Perhaps the biggest story this year in Hollywood bodies was Jessica’s amazing post-baby transformation. With the help of Weight Watchers’ point-based nutrition plan and three to four sessions a week with me, Jessica shed all her baby weight (and then some!).
During our workouts, we focused on training one upper body exercise, one lower body exercise and one core exercise to maximize calorie burn and muscle tone. I also got Jessica to wear a pedometer and go walking. Jessica even gave her whole Weight Watchers group pedometers to inspire them all to walk over 10,000 steps a day. (Of course, now that she’s expecting baby No. 2, Jessica will modify her exercise and nutrition appropriately.)