Kate Upton brought her adorable dog Harley along when she hit the gym to train with Ben Bruno

By Julie Mazziotta
Updated December 08, 2020 11:09 AM
*EXCLUSIVE* Kate Upton heads to the gym with Harley
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Kate Upton has a genius plan for making the gym more fun — bringing her dog along!

The actress and model took her adorable — and beloved — pup Harley to for her training session with fitness guru Ben Bruno Thursday night.

Upton often brings Harley along for her trips to Bruno’s Beverly Hills gym. In October she posted a video of Harley looking on as Upton pulled massive weights behind her using a leash attached to her waist.

*EXCLUSIVE* Kate Upton heads to the gym with Harley

Kate Upton and Harley

“LOL mom’s on a leash and I’m not!” Upton wrote in Harley’s voice.

Upton kicked up her fitness this year, and looks more toned than ever thanks to her workouts with Bruno. She can now deadlift over 200 lbs., do sled pushes with 500 lbs. and bear crawls with 300 lbs.

“She’s insanely strong,” Bruno told PEOPLE. “Stronger than a lot of athletes I train!”

“She gets excited to set new records in the gym. On some of the things, she’s gotten into friendly competition with Chelsea Handler [another client of Bruno’s], trying to push more weights.”

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Upton also revamped her diet to include a lean protein at every meal, and cut down on sugars and processed foods. But Bruno says she still indulges from time to time, often with her favorite treat: doughnuts!

“It’s not all the time, but life’s too short to not have some fun stuff every once in a while!” he said.