When the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, the event served to spotlight the growing consensus that environmental issues mattered and needed to be addressed. Some 43 years later, much has changed for the better and much has changed for the worse.
Every trainer interviewed for this feature cited Brad Pitt’s ripped physique in 1999’s Fight Club as an inspiration.
"Brad Pitt in Fight Club is the reference for 300," says Mark Twight, who trained the cast for 300. "Everyone thought he was huge, but he was, like, 155 pounds. If you strip away fat and get guys to 3, 4 percent body fat, they look huge without necessarily being huge."