Celebrity Fitness Secrets: #AlexOLoughlin of Three Rivers – September 2009


Timeout New York, 30 September 2009

–  By Allison Williams

Question: What’s your fitness routine?

Alex: Pretty extreme. I’m playing a surgeon currently, so I’m trying to stay on the thinner, leaner side. I’ve seen a lot of the surgeons move around the hospital quickly, eat on the run; they’re pretty lean.

Question: So how do you do that?

Alex: I do circuit training, interval training. I do this interval thing called Tabata. It’s 20 seconds on, ten seconds off at 100 percent intensity. I aim for four days a week.

Question: Do you ever freak out before a big shirtless scene?

Alex: I don’t really care that much about it. I get in shape, but if I needed to get fat for a role I would.

Question: Is there anything you won’t do, fitness-wise?

Alex: Swimming in a pool back and forth drives me crazy, but I can run for hours. Whatever I can do outside I prefer to do. I much prefer to get up in the hills, use trees and rocks.

Question: You ever hurt yourself while working out on the rocks?

Alex: All the time! I been hurting myself since I was like five years old. People ask what kind of kid I was—I used to steal bricks from construction sites, build walls from them, then ride my trike down through them.

I fell out of a rope swing when I was six years old and I’ve had a couple motorcycle accidents, so I have to keep my core really strong.

Every workout I do has a core-based strength to it. If you focus on your core, doing Pilates and things, everything else will respond better.

Question: What do you listen to while you work out?


Alex: Rock. Hard rock. Like, really old Metallica, from their first four albums, or Soundgarden. Tool. I love working out to Tool.

Question: Do you ever take vacations from working out?

Alex: I’ve taken many vacations over the years. What I’m discovering now that I’m no longer in my twenties. I’m not 21 anymore, I’m 33.

Holy shit, though! My body’s never been better, and I’ve never felt better in my body. I have an ultimate goal: I want long-term health. I want to be fit when I’m in my seventies.

The work I do now and the seeds I sow now will pay off later. So when I take vacations, I’m not a slovenly person. I’ll really enjoy take a nice long walk on the beach or do surfing. Plus, I’m all ADD, I’m fidgeting all the time, which must burn a few calories.


Question: What diet do you use to support your workouts?

Alex: I have to be a vigilant. I eat half a cup of oatmeal, a banana, honey and a splash of milk for breakfast. Organic chicken, rice and pasta, and vegetables, steamed. I cook with no oil or butter. I have a really low-sodium diet. I drink about a gallon and a half of water a day.

Question: You ever give yourself a break?

Alex: I have a very sweet tooth. You could put a giant chocolate cake in front of me and I will eat it. Unashamedly, no apologies. But if it’s not there, I don’t eat it.

Once a week, I have one day off where I eat whatever I want. Honey Smacks! They drive me crazy. And Froot Loops.

My Thoughts:

– Dear Alex, thank you for keeping your body so naturally beautiful. 🙂



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Dr Andy, Interviews

9 responses to “Celebrity Fitness Secrets: #AlexOLoughlin of Three Rivers – September 2009

  1. He was in great shape back then and thanks God (and Egan) he is back in great shape now too 🙂
    But I love that he admits he would eat a big chocolate cake, that one we have in common


  2. buttercup4u

    I want to know how he prepares the oatmeal 😉 i want to have that breakfast too!!


    • Half a cup of oatmeal sounds so little for a grown man. I sometimes eat oatmeal, it tastes much better with some rasberries in it. And a lot of milk to wash it down 😀


      • buttercup4u

        Depends on the cup, american cups are usually bigger than european’s “Kafi creme” 😉 cups! I was just wondering if he cooks these, like porridge, or if he eats them “dry” – then it swells up in your stomach 😉 !


  3. Reblogged this on alixia94's Blog and commented:
    Comment ne pas fantasmer devant un homme si parfait ! L’homme dans toute sa splendeur ! De quoi avoir un infarctus


  4. Sandra

    He always looks so hot and edible! LOL. But if he was really committed to long term health he should stop smoking. I have lost family members to lung cancer that were fit otherwise. Also, he has gone from loving to workout outside to doing jiu-Jitzu in a gym. I think he will probably someday change his workout habits once again. But as long as the results come out looking like he does, I will be happy. Thanks again for another great memory, Foyeur!


  5. I absolutely LOVE the GIFs where he’s eating 😀

    Oh, and I could eat a chocolate cake, too. I’m 33 and not in shape LOL Because I always loose my work-out motivation…

    Thank You Alex, for being the person you are!


  6. I only wish I had his discipline! He’s so focused, its great when he has so many other things going on, its easy to let good eating and exercise slide . I’m very pleased he doesnt as he looks great!


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