As one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors, Tim Allen has become a household name over the years. He’s starred in big movies like Toy Story, Galaxy Quest, Wild Hogs, and the hit Santa Clause franchise. And at 69, he also looks good for his age. But what does he do to stay in shape?
During his career, his weight seems to have fluctuated, with some worrying about his well-being.
In 1994, the actor starred in the highest-grossing film Santa Claus.
Fans were stunned by his new appearance, not only as a happy guy with the beard, but also by his weight.
Images emerged of him looking more prominent both on and off set, which fueled rumors of health issues.
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Before trying – and succeeding – in acting, he wanted to be a personal trainer.
His passion or fitness led him to release a home workout DVD in the 1980s, where he shared his best tips and techniques with his fans.
He also keeps posting new workouts on social media, where he talks about how hard he trains and how important it is to stay healthy not only physically, but also mentally.
He credits his weight loss and maintaining his own body to the combination of cardio and strength training.
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The actor still has a personal trainer, after admitting he doesn’t want to rely on special effects to make himself look slimmer or younger in movies.
“I have a personal trainer who keeps me in shape with a combination of weights and cardio,” he said.
“I personally think real results come from consistency, discipline and a healthy fear of the actual trainer.”
In the early 2000s, Tim’s workouts were so popular that he decided to surprise fans with fitness-related giveaways.
Following the release of Santa Clause 2 in 2002, he said: “First of all, my weight loss is magic and I have no right to explain it.
“But I can tell you what I plan to give this season.
“A gym membership and sessions with a trainer – trainers are great for friends who need that initial motivational boost.”
Excessive weight gain has been linked to other health risks, such as heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and even certain cancers.