According to the New York Times, “On average, dads are 10 pounds heavier than non-dads; they’re carrying nearly an extra two inches on their waist; and their bellies stick out an extra half-inch.” If you're interested in sculpting your own dad bod, check out 10 Keys to a Perfect Dad Bod (tips include working out on the elliptical and eating lots of fried food and candy.) Or, if you'd prefer a fitter physique, keep reading...
"The new 'trend' suggests women are more attracted to [the dad bod] than a chiseled, Brad Pitt-like body," says celeb trainer and Barry's Bootcamp partner Derek DeGrazio. "My suggestion to Dads: do my workout and lose the 10 pounds. Do you really think women would be more attracted to Brad Pitt if he had a gut?"
The answer to dad bod-proofing your body, according to DeGrazio: High Intensity Interval Training. "This form of exercise is one of the most effective training methods to promote fat burning," he says. That's the not-so secret to the success of Barry's Bootcamp classes where participants alternate between treadmill intervals and strength rounds on the floor. (In fact, Barry's is one of the 9 fitness classes we suggest you try in 2015.)
"You will burn fat. You will build lean muscle. You will continue to burn calories for hours post-workout. You will part ways with your Dad Bod."
To get started? Do this 20-minute Anti-'Dad Bod' routine from DeGrazio three times a week.