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Three Decades of the Most Popular Celebrity Fitness Gurus

1980: Arnold Schwarzenegger, “You Can Do It!”

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American, actor, producer, businessman, and author that gained international fame as a Hollywood film icon with his role in the blockbuster movie “Conan and the Barbarian” in 1982. Moreover, he surprised a lot of people by serving as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.


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However, he’s also recognized worldwide as a fitness guru, as he started off as a professional bodybuilder and even competed in the 1980 Mr. Olympia competition while he was also training for a role in a movie. Despite his hectic schedule, he ended up winning. One of his most famous fitness phrases is, “You can do it!”