By James Morris
Surrey (Chertsey) Personal Trainer
Grant Gustin: I think my workout routine is much different than what [Stephen Amell] did and what he still does, just because our body types are so different. But it’s a lot of working out for hours at a time. Right now it’s about running, I’ve been putting in some time with an Olympic running trainer.
I did a lot of training before I went to Vancouver to do the pilot. I trained for 3 or 4 months. I’ve always been really thin and I wanted to put on at least a little weight.
And I did put on some weight before I shot the pilot. And I knew it would be hard for me to maintain too much weight with my body type on this film schedule.
So I kind of plateaued at a certain point on purpose because I work 12 hours a day on average and I knew on top of that I wouldn’t be able to get in the type of workout I’d need to maintain that size.
So I run a lot.
I do a lot of pull ups and pushups while I’m at work.
I run a lot for the job.
I’m on a treadmill in front of a green-screen—harnessed.
And it’s 10 to 14 hour days for me every single day.
I haven’t had a camera day off yet.
So that schedule keeps you in shape, too.
No I don’t track calories, thankfully I don’t have to do that.
Even with what Stephen Amell does, what he has to put himself through, I just don’t have to do that.
Because they want me lean for this version of the Flash.
I’m going to be lean.
It makes sense.