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Stanislav Kravchenko, who goes by "Stan," has been Andy Cohen's personal trainer for the past several years. So if there's anyone who knows the secrets behind the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host's fitter-than-ever physique, it's the Equinox trainer and NEOU partner.
"Andy does look [more] ripped than ever before, and I'm super happy about this," the fitness guru exclusively revealed in an interview with Bravo Insider. "I will say I didn't dramatically change [the] exercise routine. I think that Andy [prioritizes] his health right now more, and his healthy lifestyle, and he [started] eating cleaner, healthier. He cut down on drinking as well."
Indeed, after the Bravo executive took a break from drinking on WWHL, he shed 12 pounds. But Stan said that there are few more pieces to the getting-ripped equation: "I think [the] combination of eating healthy, [cutting] down on drinking, and being very active in the gym, it's success," Stan shared. "[Andy] got success. He got the body he has now!"
So, was it Stan's influence that inspired Andy to put down the tequila? "I will say this: my recommendation to each of my clients is to have less alcohol, obviously. I'm a fitness and health industry [professional]. But I'm not going to tell them to stop drinking right away. I'm not demanding on this. I think Andy's very smart, and he understands this, how it impacts his health."
Stan was quick to point out that he's not the only man in Andy's life who's inspiring him to hit the gym. After becoming a father to his baby Benjamin, Stan said, "[Andy] prioritizes his health way more and he became more focused on the gym. He always comes, he cancels [less frequently], he always shows up. Even if he's tired sometimes, he still comes, he does his workout with me, so he [did] become more healthy and I think [he] prioritizes his health right now very well." Typically, Andy's at the gym three to five times a week.
That's not to say that the talk-show host is spending less time at work. "He's a multitask guy," Stan said. "He likes to do a few things [at] one time. So [while] I'm working out with him, he can be on his ear pods, having some conversation about his work. And while he's having [that] conversation he [does] my exercise." Stan added, "But he's super focused ... it's amazing."
That balance is key to living a healthy life, Stan said, and it's something he's working on himself. "I'll suggest to my clients, and this is one of my 2020 goals/resolutions, is to find the balance," he confessed. "All my clients [are] working so hard and they're working lots of hours. I think [finding] the balance in life [is] very important for our health, for our mental health, for our nervous system. So find time for your family, for your friends, take vacation, go rest. Spend some time alone. Do something different, and live the balanced life. I'm trying to do my best as well."
Oh, and squats don't hurt either. When we asked Stan to name three exercises everyone should do as often as possible, he recommended squats for toning glutes, hamstrings, and the core. He also pointed to pull-ups as a "great upper-body workout," and said that the good old plank position is also key for strengthening the core.
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