“This really is a boot camp, to be honest with you,” the 32-year-old singer explained. “If American Idol was like a media boot camp, this is a physical boot camp. It’s crazy.”
“I kid you not, I’ve set my alarm [to go off] in the middle of the night. It’s set [to] 2:17 a.m. and I get up and I shovel food in my mouth because I don’t have time,” the 90210 alum, 44, said of his new routine. “I haven’t been able to eat it enough.”
“It’s hard. Every day [there’s] a little kink somewhere. [But] we have amazing physical therapists,” the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star, 34, told Us. “Dancers, I have a whole new respect for the fact that at a drop of a dime they can, like, open their bodies and do things. Without even stretching. It’s insane. I need to warm up for an hour.”
“I will run an Epson salt bath at 4:00 in the morning sometimes. And so I’m in there soaking,” the 40-year-old star said. “But you know what? I’m having the most fun doing it and my body is gonna have to catch up to my spirit.”
Dancing With the Stars airs on Disney+ on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.
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