How Ryan Reynolds Gets A Superhero Body

I got a special gift for my subscribers, but really- this is about getting a hot body.

Ryan Reynolds is starring in one of the most popular Rated-R movies ever- Deadpool:

But it’s not the first time he’s played a super hero,

He had some great weirdo hero body in Green Lantern (even though, why did he do all that work if they were just gonna CGI the whole thing anyway?) and if you can remember Blade 3, he was pretty JACKED up in that too.

So, in one crazy three-month burst, he worked out 6 days a week, ate 3,200 calories a day, and gained 25 pounds of muscle.

That’s a lot.

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Every workout begins with a 20-minute ab workout. Here is a sample circuit. Do one of each set, then repeat 4 times:


Exercise Reps
Decline Bench situps* 15-20
Hanging leg lifts 15-20
Wood chops on cable 15-20



*Use a 10-lb plate held behind the head.



Exercise Reps
Swiss Ball crunches 15-20
Decline Bench Body Bar twists* 15-20
The Wheel from Knees** 15-20




*As you come up, twist the bar to your right side then go back, but only extend about 45 degrees, and come up and twist the bar to the left side. if you don’t have a weighted bar, you can hold 7-lb dumbbells in each hand next to your head

**Extend all the way out as far as you can with a one-second pause. return to the top. Doing this from the knees takes pressure off the lower back.


Exercise Sets Reps
Walking lunges* 3-4 52

*45-pound dumbbells in each hand, 26 paces down, 26 paces up.


Exercise Sets Reps
Flat Bench 3 15-20
Incline Bench 3 15-20


More stability and core work to let the muscles recuperate. “i incorporate a lot of plyometrics, TRX [suspension training], BOSU, bands, kickboxing, yoga,” Strom says of his client’s routine, “so his body doesn’t acclimate and his mind doesn’t become stale.”


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Acting Opportunity In ITALY- Yes, please!

I am passing this on because my friend KEN FEINBERG is at the head of it. A great guy, accomplished director, and he helped me with some great coaching notes for my acting career.

If you are at all interested in Acting in Italy, and coming out with your OWN FILM, I highly recommend you go do this with him:

2016 Film Acting Intensive in Tuscany, Italy

Come experience the quaint mountainside village of Cortona and treat yourself to a 10-day Film Acting Intensive “Under the Tuscan Sun”.

Join CSA, Ken Feinberg, & Giacomo Arrigoni for a one-of-a-kind Film Acting Intensive in the scenic beauty of Tuscany. 

Venture to beautiful Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany where we will produce original short films starring the actors on the program, using original scripts selected from the CSA Writers Retreat.  We will prep, rehearse, shoot, edit and screen all original short films while in Cortona.

Your onsite production team includes: acclaimed acting mentor, Ken Feinberg who who recently won the Director’s Gold Award at the International Family Film Festival in November, 2015 and was also honored in 2013 with the Outstanding Achievement Award for Contribution to the Film Industry in Georgia, and Giacomo Arrigoni who is an award-winning, Golden Globe nominated Italian director.

Seven shorts were produced in 2015; one of which was honored with an award at the WIFTA Short Film Festival.  All 7 shorts were screened at the 2015 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival.

All actors who participate in the program are guaranteed to act in a minimum of one film under the artistic vision of  Giacomo Arrigoni and receive one or more IMDB credits for their work in the films.  A gala screening will be held at the historic Teatro Signorelli, a restored 18th century opera house and theater located in the heart of Cortona.

*All participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult legal guardian/companion.  

*This program is limited to maximum of 15 participants.

Make a movie & a lifetime of memories in a unique Work-Study-Vacation adventure in beautiful Tuscany!

Your Trip Includes: 

  • The ability to act in one or more original short films which will be filmed and premiere while in Italy, directed by Giacomo Arrigoni,
  • group ground transportation between the Florence Airport & Cortona,
  • welcome reception & group dinner
  • lodging with a scenic valley view & free Wifi at Hotel San Luca (double occupancy),
  • hotel tip,
  • all breakfasts,
  • all lunches,
  • guided walking orientation of Cortona; The town that inspired acclaimed novel “Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes and where the film (based on the book) was filmed in 2007 with Diane Lane,
  • hike to Basilica Santa Margherita & Picnic Lunch in the park,
  • screening night group dinner and celebration,
  • daily classes / coaching / filming with Ken Feinberg,
  • a group excursion to Lake Trasimeno,
  • all pre-production, production, post-production, & equipment costs
  • premiere screening of new films at Historic Teatro Signorelli.
  • an onsite interpreter as needed,
  • (3) prep. Workshops in Atlanta prior to trip:
  1. Potluck Brunch, Meet & Greet with Writers Retreat Participants (Sat, May 7, 2016 10-11:00am) 
  2. Italian Culture Discussion & Program Orientation (Sat, May 7, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm)
  3. Film Acting Prep Workshop (Sat, May 14, 2016 from 9am-12:00pm) 
Actors Agree to Provide (Not Included): 
A current headshot & Bio, Airfare, Departure Taxes, Passport, Travel Documents, 7 Dinners, any personal expenses and/or purchases, any individual excursions and/or transportation, and a companion.  *min of 1 companion (adult legal guardian) required for participants <18 years old, optional for all others.

*All Fees based upon double occupancy.  Add $30/night to upgrade to a single. 

*excursions are subject to change if local circumstances prove impossible.

Be Inspired.     Come to Italy.

Work / Study / Vacation

Investment: $3999.00

For more information,

email or call Ken at 678-481-8191

Space is limited to the first 15 actors to register, do not delay.

Watch the 2015 Acting Intensive Behind the Scenes video, and to find testimonials and watch clips of films made during our previous Cortona program, visit


Register Now!

Bring your family to Italy with you for a unique & memorable work-study-vacation experience!

Check with your CPA about deducting this trip  

as an investment in your acting business.

In other news, a big congratulations is due to your instructor, Mr. Ken, and his film Santa’s Boot Camp which he co-wrote, produced and directed!

Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM EDT
Saturday July 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM EDT

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Cortona, Italy  

Why Cortona, Italy?

Ken studied in Cortona while at UGA, and really connected with the town.  The warmth of the people and the vibrant tranquility of the village has always stayed with him, and has called him back for a few visits over the years.  He has maintained friendships with locals and those friendships can now benefit you as some of Ken’s friends will help host us and make our stay in Tuscany more enjoyable.


Ken Feinberg
Creative Studios of Atlanta




Q.  Do I need to speak Italian to go on this trip?

A.  No.  All classes/workshops will be conducted in English, and we will have english speaking guides on all excursions who can also act as interpreters as needed.


Q.  Is there a payment plan for this program, or do I need to pay everything when I register?

A.  If needed, you can make payments in 4 installments.  If you pay when you register, you can elect to pay with a credit card via PayPal, with cash, with a check, or with a cashiers check.  If you elect to make payments, you need to submit post-dated checks with your “Actor Enrollement & Travel Agreement” as outlined in the agreement.


Q.  I can’t find the “Actor Enrollment & Travel Agreement” that I need to fill out & send in to complete my registration.  How can I get one?

A.  Easy.  Either search your email for the confirmation email you received after registration & follow the link OR, if that doesnt work, email and a PDF will be emailed to you.  After that, print it, fill it out, and mail to Creative Studios of Atlanta; 274 North Main Street, Studio A; Alpharetta, GA 30009


Q.  Can I bring a companion to the program who does not want to take the acting intensive?

A.  Non-participating companions are welcome to join you on this adventure and a minimun of 1 is required for participants who are younger than 18 years old.  We have created a package specifically for actor’s companions.  Companions can register on our website or via a link on the constant contact email.  All rooms are based upon double occupancy, so we will place Actors & their companion in the same room.  If you need a room that accomodates a family of more than 2 people, please email for more information.  


Q.  Can I come earlier, or stay longer if I want to travel in Italy or Europe before or after the retreat?  

A.  Yes.  Since the flight is not included, you can do whatever you want.  Monday, June 13 is a travel day.  The program in Cortona begins with our “Welcome Wine Reception”  on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  You may arrive and/or leave on your own via the Venice airport or another location via bus, car, or train & bus (the train does not arrive directly in Cortona).  Florence, the city from which the group transport departs from; is beautiful, rich in art and history, and is worth exploring.  A common comment made by participants who did not spend time in Florence is that they wish they had arrived a bit early and spent time there.


Q.  Do I have to meet you at the airport in Florence, or can I meet you in Cortona?  Likewise, do I have to go to Florence with the group after the retreat ends?

A.  You do not need to meet us at the airport, nor do you need to return to the Florence airport from Cortona; but there is only 1 group transportation provided, and that is to/from the airport.  Any travel not desribed in the inclusions is not part of the cost of the program, and would be the participants responsibility.  In the past, there have been a few late flights, and the group transportation can’t wait, so we do suggest arriving in Florence early in the morning, or a day early to avoid missing the group transport.  A bus from the heart of Florence to the airport is currently 6E, and a taxi is 20E.


Q.  What happens if I miss the group transport to Cortona?

A.  You will receive specific instructions at the orientation outlining how to arrive in Cortona on your own via taxi, bus, and/or train and the fees involved for each mode of transportation.  Also, at the orientation, you will be asked to sign a form indicating if you would like a CSA representative to wait for you in Florence & accompany you to Cortona with the understanding that you would be responsible for all fees incurred for their food/transportation/lodging, or if you would feel comfortable arranging your own transportation without the help of a CSA representative if you miss the group transportation.


Q.  Can I alter any part of the package?

A.  The package is a group package and the prices have been discounted to a group rate; however; you may elect not eat the group meals and/or to not attend any or all of the group excursions if you choose.  


Q.  If I have food allergies, can you accomodate my needs?

A.  If you notify us well in advance of any food allergies, we will do our best to accomodate your needs while offering the best variety we can in the meals you will eat.  Tuscn food is world renowned for their fresh ingredients and amazing flavors.  Please, be considerate of our hosts & their culture and introduce yourself to the wonder of Tuscan cooking.  We appreciate you limiting your special requests to true food allergies.


Q.  Why are all breakfasts & Lunches included, but dinners aren’t?  Why didn’t you make it “All-Inclusive”?

A.  Like the rest of Tuscany, and Italy for that matter, the food is phenomenal and we feel that you should be able to experience multiple venues of your choice in addition to the food we provide to you.  We also believe that you need time for yourself that is not group time; and the evenings are a wonderful time to explore the area and do some personal refelction.  In this way, you are free to choose when you eat, when you explore, and when you practice your craft.


For more information,


or call Ken at 678-481-8191


Did You Know Jim Carrey Did This?

You may have heard this story before, but before
he became “Jim Carrey”, he was another struggling, broke
actor trying to get known…
Then he learned about this special exercise that 
ATTRACTED wealth and success to him.
One of his exercises is in

What else can you do if you want to prepare your mind for
success and happiness?
I told you about this “Hollywood Mind Doctor” yesterday,

but for all of the skeptics about “Mind Power”, there’s a
great FREE REPORT about the Science of Focus. 
I am a fan of Dr. Steve Jones, and have a bunch of his books
and recordings, but I figured that this free report would be a good
primer in case you don’t know about the power of your mind.

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So many times, it’s not about your talent, or your look,
but about your OWN BELIEF IN YOURSELF that makes the difference.


I do my best to get PUMPED UP and get into a DIFFERENT STATE
whenever I am going to do something because it helps get results.
Jim Carrey used to sit overlooking Mulholland Drive, with his hands
wide open, doing the exercise to FEEL INSPIRED and bring himself
the wealth and success he KNEW he deserved.
Are you doing that? Me either!
Maybe I’ll add that one to my pre-bed routine! 
My resolution this year is to listen to an audio EVERY DAY
before I go to bed, and so far, I have done it!
What about you?

Hollywood Clients Pay This Doctor Up To $25,000 For This Job

No, it’s not for Boob Jobs
No, it’s not for Nose Jobs.
Thing is, I totally heard about this guy before because…
I have bought a BUNCH of his stuff already!
I found out about him by myself, but then I heard about
his office in Hollywood, and I was like “I know that guy!”
Sometimes people ask what habits lead to success
and happiness and all of that, but without THIS, it can
be difficult.
I know, I know,- it’s cheesy to hear, but I had a Resolution
this year and so far, I’ve followed his advice EVERY NIGHT.
And I’m getting the results I wanted!
And I took notes and took it seriously.
When you want something, you’re willing to DO
the things that make it work.
It’s all about the Neuroscience.
This Dr. helps people get their mind focused on wealth,
success, prosperity, happiness, and whatever else the client wants.
Because the KEY to life is in directing your mind right.
The problem is that most of us do things UNCONSCIOUSLY,
and therefore we get UNCONSCIOUS results.
I got tired of the results I was getting, so I was willing to invest
my time and money in learning the things I needed to learn and DO
the things I needed to do- and I am still doing them now.
If you’d like to learn more about how this Dr. can do a BRAIN JOB for you:
– Enjoy!
Are you?


This Indian Woman Married This Chinese Man Without Telling Their Co-op Board. So Why Am I Laughing So Much?

In New York City, real estate is expensive and coop boards have a lot of judgmental, unregulated power. 

And now a mid-thirties Indian woman has to choose between her new sexy Chinese husband, and her teeny-tiny New York City co-op with a Washer Dryer.

Now before you go and judge that her decision should be obvious, let me tell you something else:

He’s really a great guy, with a steady job, and he “gets” her.

And if you are a single, Indian actress in her thirties in New York City, and actually had the wherewithal to scrape together enough money to fake your way through some co-op board meetings to be accepted-

This is a tough choice.

It also makes for a silly, fun, and unexpectedly hilarious new play “Washer/Dryer”, running for only 3 weeks at The Beckett Theatre on 42nd Street until February 20th.


If it’s so great, why is it only running for 3 weeks?

Because it’s about an Indian Actress, her Shanghainese husband, his mother, her gay best friend, and the crazy coop board president lady.

Exactly who is this play for?.

When my friend told me to go see it, I was like:

“Attention New York Chinese and/or Indian Theatregoers in your 30s: Your Rom-Com is finally here!”

I did not expect to like this farcical play as much as I did, and I would never have seen it if it weren’t for my friend insisting we go.

At only an hour and 15 minutes, it was such a delight to see a play that knew it was silly, that knew it’s characters walked the line between real and caricatures, and yet said a lot about our 21st century relationships without being on a soap box.

(Pun Intended.)

I am part of a mixed-race marriage myself (I’m puerto-Rican and Cuban from New York, my wife is Swedish from Seattle!), and found some great similarities between this couple’s challenges and my own.

Johnny Wu Plays Michael

Click Here To get your tickets here for this very limited run.

I read some reviews that were fantastic examples of white guilt gone too far. One reviewer saw a stereotype in the Chinese mother where my Asian friends saw a wonderfully understanding and contemporary portrait of a funny character.

-She isn’t white-washed, so she’s a stereotype?

People have different cultures, and different ways of thinking about things, and expressing those differences isn’t stereotyping.

The entire show was very “tongzi ji-in-cheek”.

But MUCH better than that joke- I swear.

Especially since only the Chinese people reading this get that one.

The play’s jokes land with great timing, and I was pleasantly surprised by how many unexpected laughs I found myself having.

The entire show is a call back to classic farce; with misunderstandings, characters popping in and out, and hiding-in-plain-sight gags.

Classic, but with a modern flair for the multi-cultured 21st century mixed-race audience.

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This blog is dedicated to helping actors become entrepreneurs, and part of what I talk about is creating your own work and learning to SELL IT to a specific audience.

The playwright Nandita Shenoy is already an accomplished writer, but in this New York production by the Mayi theatre company, she acts in it too, showing us that she can be on both sides of the stage.

She is also smart enough to know that even though anyone in New York would enjoy this show very much (Did I mention I’m Puerto-Rican and Cuban?), she knows better than to think that the “Buried Child” crowd will come see her show, as posted on her facebook page

I So, if you’ve ever wanted to see a NYC Rom-Com for the 21st Century with belly-laugh performances, and familiar-yet-fresh ideas, go see “Washer/Dryer” now.

Also, if you’re an Indian woman or Chinese man in New York City and want to see a play about what would happen if you married one of the other despite your co-p board rules, your mohter, and her gay best friend)


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And then see it now, and take all 9 of your friends: