Don Brooks knows a thing or two about sculpting fit bodies. The celebrity trainer 鈥 who鈥檚 worked with Fergie, Josh Duhamel, and all the Kardashian sisters 鈥 is also the founder of the Don-A-Matrix training method, which is designed like a four-quarter sports game to challenge the cardio and muscle endurance systems, burn fat, and maximize results. Within each quarter, there are three sets of two different exercises and then a brief period for rest and rehydration. (Khlo茅 posted a booty-lifting version of the workout on her app.)

We chatted with Brooks on his best tips for getting and staying fit, including his favorite things to eat and drink, how to stay motivated, and what move to do to get the booty of your dreams.

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On Staying Fit and Healthy: No magic tricks, no gimmicks 鈥 Brooks鈥 tips for staying fit every day are surprisingly easy and doable. He says try to eat healthy more often than not, stay hydrated, get enough sleep, and work your body daily, 鈥渆ven if that means a short bike ride, long walk, or quick jog.鈥

His Go-To Foods: When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, nutrition and exercise go hand in hand. To properly fuel your body, Brooks is a fan of anything with good proteins, such as eggs or tuna. And since proper hydration helps regulate body temperature and boosts muscle performance, it鈥檚 important to have fluids both before and after a workout. Brooks drinks BODYARMOR LYTE sports drink (he鈥檚 a spokesperson for the brand) because it鈥檚 low-calorie and packed with electrolytes, coconut water, and vitamins such as potassium.

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Best Move for Toning and Burning Fat: Brooks recommends a multi-functional movement, such as a push-up into a squat on top of a Bosu ball. 鈥淭he push-up works the total upper body, arms, chest, and back. And the squats target the lower body. The overall movement even works the core, so you鈥檙e getting a full workout.鈥

Best Move for Toning the Butt: Squats and lunges are best to target your derriere, says Brooks. He advises trying a jump switch lunge 鈥 jumping into the air and landing in alternate lunges on a Bosu ball 鈥 repeated 20 times. (This move would usually be part of a larger set, like in his Matrix method.) We can鈥檛 promise you鈥檒l replicate the famous Kardashian booty, but you鈥檒l definitely feel the burn in your bum.

Biggest Mistake People Make When Working Out: 鈥淥ne big mistake I see often is that people are simply not being prepared to work out. If you want to get the most out of your workout and maximize performance, it helps to come prepared 鈥 and that means making sure that you鈥檙e properly fueled and hydrated coming into the workout.鈥 This applies to both his celeb and non-celeb clients: Brooks says he鈥檚 constantly finding creative ways to get people moving.

Best Advice to Keep People Motivated: Half the battle is showing up. 鈥淛ust stay with it,鈥 encourages Brooks. 鈥淭here are going to be times when you want to relax, not work out, give up, whatever it might be 鈥 but don鈥檛. It鈥檚 important to keep going and work out even when you鈥檙e lazy and don鈥檛 want to. We all feel that way; it鈥檚 just a matter of getting up and getting through it, because you know that you鈥檒l feel better and accomplished afterward.鈥

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(Photos via BodyArmor and Vivien Killilea/Getty)

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