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The Gunnar Challenge

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As a trainer to pro athletes and stars with some of the most lusted-after Hollywood bodies, Gunnar Peterson knows how to get anyone in shapeโ€”and fast. (Need proof? Khloe Kardashian Instagrammed her gams during a workout with Peterson just the other day). But to make his workouts accessible to everyone, Peterson created The Gunnar Challenge, an eight-week affordable online workout and meal plan with daily motivational messages. "We are all in this together, and that sense of community is what really sets The Gunnar Challenge apart," he says. The next challenge launches on January 19, and we got an exclusive first look at some of the moves. (See The Best Celebrity Fitstagrams of 2014.)

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Side Lunge with Weights

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A Holding one dumbbell in each hand, feet hip width apart, step to the right to a lunge position with arms at side.

B Push off of the right foot back to starting position and repeat on the left. That's one rep. Do 6-10 reps per side for a total of 12-20 reps.

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Ball Bridge

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A While lying on back, arms at sides, place feet on an exercise ball, knees bent to tabletop position.

B Pushing through the heel, lift body into a bridge position, engaging the core and glutes. Lower body to starting position. That's one rep. Do 12-15 reps. To make it more challenging, try them one-legged. (Plus, don't miss this 8-Minute Fat-Burning Workout!)

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Shoulder Press with Ab Rotation

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A Holding one dumbbell in each hand, feet hip width apart, start with arms at 90-degree angle. In a fluid motion, rotate to right (pivoting on the left toe).

B Press dumbbells above head. Lower dumbbells and return to starting position. Repeat on the left side. That's one rep. Do 6-8 reps per side.

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Bicycle Crunch

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A While lying on back, place hands behind head (without interlocking fingers). Raise head and shoulders off the ground and raise legs parallel to the ground keeping calves low and level.

B Engaging the abs, twist right elbow to left knee, while keeping right leg extended (remember to keep that leg low!). Repeat on the other side, twisting left elbow to right knee. Do 30-50 total reps.

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