The Lakers Hired A Strength Coach Famous For Training Kim Kardashian

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The Los Angeles Lakers have hired a new strength coach, and he’s got a lot of big Hollywood fans. Gunnar Peterson was named the team’s new strength coach on Wednesday.

Peterson has trained many athletes for years, but perhaps he’s most famous for making Hollywood celebrities look their best. Kim Kardashian, for example, is his most famous client.

Peterson has been training with Kardashian since she was 19 years old. In a blog post on his personal website, Peterson notes that he has a motivational and naked photo of Kardashian in his gym. She reportedly trained with him about five times a week in the past.

“Oiled and toned, the framed snap shows Kim at her pneumatic best and is accompanied by a handwritten note of thanks to Gunnar for her ‘best body yet’,” the post reads.

I can’t believe Kim copied me: I did the exact same thing for my local Chipotle.

The Kardashians are familiar around the NBA, of course, with Khloe currently dating Tristian Thompson. But Peterson does have the credentials to get the job. He’s worked at Duke and with athletes like Russell Wilson and others in the four major pro sports.

“Gunnar is a true pioneer and visionary at his craft, and will bring a new mentality to our weight room which we are all very excited about,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said in a team release. “Since Magic and I have worked with Gunnar in the past, we have a strong relationship with him, which makes working together now feel seamless.”

Other NBA players were quick to approve of the move, which Los Angeles made official on Wednesday.

But because the Kardahsains are involved, it’s pretty easy for everyone to make booty jokes about the hire. TMZ referred to Peterson as Kim Kardashian’s “ass guru” and Sports Illustrated’s lede featured a joke about the Lakers getting good at boxing people out.

But if guys like The Rock have worked with Peterson, he must be the real deal. You can bet your bottom dollar the Lakers will be rounded into shape next season.

(via Extra Mustard)