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Meet the Mission Impossible 6 trainer who says lifting weights is NOT the best way to get an A-list body

  • Personal trainer Sam Eastwood got the Mission Impossible stars in shape
  • She says the trend of lifting weights for slender women is not the best tactic
  • Here she outlines her guide to getting strong and shaping up

By Parisa Hashempour For Healthista

PUBLISHED: 17:43, 3 October 2017 | UPDATED: 22:11, 3 October 2017

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Personal trainer Sam Eastwood spends her days making actresses like Mission Impossible’s Rebecca Ferguson get seriously sweaty. 

She worked with the star on the previous film and she’s back to build the bodies of the latest spy sequel. And that’s not the only brush with Hollywood that Eastwood’s had. 

Not only is stunt director Wade Eastwood her husband but she’s been working on film sets for the good part of her career with a list including Jack Reacher 2, The Mummy, Mission Impossible 5 and 6, Terminator 5 and Inferno (to name a few).

While she’s sworn to secrecy when it comes to her celebrity clientele (and by that we mean she’s signed a lot of NDAs), every now and then one slips through the net. 

English actress Vanessa Kirby (from The Crown) recently tagged Eastwood in an Instagram post and rumour has it that the trainer is working with her in preparation for a big upcoming role.

While she was taking a break from training the celebs (he’s currently training on the set of Mission Impossible 6), we caught up with Eastwood to find out her tips on training and how to get an action-film ready body. 

After having a baby in 2009 and seeing the magical ways in which Pilates affected her body, Eastwood trained as an instructor. Today she still uses Pilates as a base so her first top tip is unsurprising…