GET­TING FIT WITH JA­SON DUN­DAS

THE 33-YEAR-OLD DAVID JONES AM­BAS­SADOR’S SMALL-SCREEN SUC­CESS IN LA IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST HIS KILLER SIX-PACK. THOUGH IT’S PROB­A­BLY HELPED.

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“I WAS AL­WAYS CON­FUSED BY AL­CO­HOL, WON­DER­ING WHY YOU’D WANT TO BE IN AN AL­TERED STATE OF MIND.”

REG­I­MEN

“I’m a nut when it comes to ex­er­cise – I just have so much en­ergy and I’ll work out seven days a week. I’ll do an hour-and-a-half weight ses­sion at the gym, then in the af­ter­noon I’ll do yoga for an­other hour-anda-half, which stretches the body out and keeps you lean. Af­ter that, I’ll go back to the gym and do a core work­out for 30 min­utes. Other days, I’ll swim at the pool for an hour and then go to a cy­cle class for an hour.”

VA­RI­ETY

“It can be pretty easy to get dis­tracted in the gym when there are a lot of peo­ple around, but swim­ming re­ally lets you fo­cus on tech­nique be­cause you need to con­cen­trate to stay buoy­ant and move through the wa­ter. Cy­cle class is hands-down the best way to burn calo­ries and get car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness. Any­one work­ing a nine-to-five job can walk out of their of­fice, go into a 45-minute class and burn calo­ries from the first sec­ond.”

DIET

“I try to avoid starchy car­bo­hy­drates – wheat, pasta, white rice – sub­sti­tut­ing them with colour­ful veg­eta­bles. I usu­ally start my day with a smoothie, which gets me through to lunch. Then I eat as much leafy green salad as I can – I get a bunch of kale, mixed let­tuce, cab­bage, broc­coli, toma­toes and pro­tein like chicken, steak or turkey, with av­o­cado for some good sat­u­rated fats. In the af­ter­noon I’ll have a bit of fruit or some nuts, and for din­ner it’s just sim­ple veg­eta­bles and lean pro­tein. I try to eat food in its raw form and avoid any­thing pack­aged.”

BOOZE

“I was al­ways con­fused by al­co­hol, won­der­ing why you’d want to be in an al­tered state of mind. But I didn’t know any­one who didn’t drink. Then at 24, I met a guy who didn’t and we be­came best friends – I haven’t re­ally drunk since then. I might have a glass of red wine or cham­pagne for a toast, but I don’t en­joy it.”

SLEEP

“Get­ting the right amount of sleep makes you emo­tion­ally sta­ble, pre­vents crav­ings for bad food and gives you en­ergy to ex­er­cise. It also lets your body rest, so af­ter all the work you’ve done at the gym, the body is build­ing it­self while you’re sleep­ing. It’s as cru­cial as wa­ter.”

Dun­das­fit ac­tivewear is stocked ex­clu­sively at David Jones

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