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Gemma Arterton in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" - BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE: DESTINY

"Actress Gemma Arterton Joins the Power Plate® Fitness Fan Club"
Gemma Arterton in ST. TRINIAN'S (2007).

“For me, staying in shape is about feeling healthy and looking toned, so the Power Plate® machine has been a revelation. It is a workout method that fits in with my schedule and helps me achieve my fitness goals, even when time is limited. I have already noticed the results and I just love the buzz I get after a workout. I also feel stronger and more energized,” says Gemma.
Currently treading the boards until early April at London’s Garrick Theatre in the award-winning Broadway comedy The Little Dog Laughed, Gemma also has two new films being released soon. Clash of the Titans premieres on March 26th while Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time debuts on May 28th". Source:

“Though he packed on the muscle to become Prince Dastan, who must deliver the magical Dagger of Time to an ancient temple while avoiding the nasty demon on his trail, Gyllenhaal didn’t make for the archetypal Hollywood hero of all pecs and no brains. “He’s got a sort of cheeky, devil-may-care light in his eye and at the same time he has a sensitivity, delicacy and thinness-of-skin. He is glorious looking, but you wanted more than that. You wanted women to be interested in him not just as a piece of eye candy. … It was a huge opportunity to do a thinking woman’s action hero.”

That may be where Gyllenhaal’s abs come into play.
Surely no set of stomach muscles have generated as much press since Taylor Lautner unleashed his flesh for “New Moon.” Source:

“There's an increasing fusion between the worlds of fitness and film. Most actors are athletes nowadays. Their fitness is a big factor in whether they get cast or not,” he says.

Jake Gyllenhaal attending the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

Jake Gyllenhaal's daily regimen:

Fitness expert Simon Waterson prescribed this daily regimen to build the normally lithe Jake Gyllenhaal into a hulking warrior

5.30am Pre-workout snack: half a banana, some nuts and an espresso.

6am An hour-and-a-half cardio outdoors workout while wearing a 20lb flak jacket to simulate the weight of armour. Interval training - 10min uphill sprint, followed by abs exercises, eg, sit-ups, at the top of the hill. Repeat sequence five times, then a 10min run, followed by stretching exercises.

7.30am An egg-white omelette, a small protein shake and an isotonic drink to replenish salts lost during training.

Lunch Baked potato with tuna and salad.

6-7pm An hour of resistance training using cables to simulate sword fights, pull-ups, press-ups, abs exercises using weights; finish with stretching.

7-8pm: An hour-long deep tissue massage". Source:

The simurgh or simorgh (Phoenix) originates in Persian mythology (Parthian Empire ca. 247 B.C.). In Persian mythology, Simurgh, (Persian: سيمرغ, Middle Persian: senmurv) was a winged, bird-like creature that was very large and extremely ancient.

"There'll be that crowd, that barbarous crowd, through all the centuries, And who can say but some young belle may walk and talk men wild Who is my beauty's equal, though that my heart denies, But not the exact likeness, the simplicity of a child, And that proud look as though she had gazed into the burning sun, And all the shapely body no tittle gone astray.
I mourn for that most lonely thing; and yet God's will be done:
I knew a phoenix in my youth, so let them have their day"
-William Butler Yeats, "His Phoenix" in The Wild Swans at Coole (1917)

Massage Therapy Phoenix:
The hectic pace of today's lifestyle leaves many of us with a body full of stress, extra weight or muscle stiffness. These symptoms often point to imbalances where focused exercise and relaxing breathing can significantly improve our overall health. There is a wide variety of
Massage in Phoenix, Pilates, Yoga, Meditation, etc.

Pilates offers a unique blend of deep breathing combined with targeted muscle-based stretches from the "powerhouse", the abdominal and back muscles.

This combination provides incredible results in mind and body health for all ages and physical ability levels. Pilates offers a unique, life changing opportunity for every - body and all ages.

Massage Therapy in Phoenix:
Mind and Body Benefits - Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits including:

• Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles
• Coordination-both muscular and mental
• Posture, balance, and core strength
• Balance and control over the body and mind
• Increased lung capacity and circulation