Gritty Gyms, Punching Bags, and ‘Moving Tons of Weight’: How Milo Ventimiglia Stays Fit

It’s easy to fall into a rut at the gym, repeating the same few workouts until you forget there’s any other way to train. That’s something Men’s Journal November cover star Milo Ventimiglia does his best to avoid. His fitness regimen is anything but routine—and it delivers major results.

Normally he works out with Rise Movement trainer Jason Walsh, and although the workouts change constantly, they all revolve around lifting.

“It’s a lot of classic bodybuilding mixed with primitive movement,” Ventimiglia told Men’s Journal during his November cover shoot.

Walsh has Ventimiglia zero in on his body’s biomechanics to understand how his body should move with weight. They hit all the major muscle groups and leave him sweating.

It’s “as taxing as running a marathon,” Ventimiglia says, even though he’s not doing traditional cardio.

The This Is Us star doesn’t stop when he’s on the road, either. When he’s traveling, boxing is his workout of choice (he always packs gloves), and he’s not picky about where he hits the heavy bag—opting for “the dirtiest, grittiest, gnarliest gym” he can find.

Get the scoop on how Ventimiglia stays fit in the video above, and check out his profile in the November issue of Men’s Journal, on newsstands now.