Mitch Kupchak

Lakers hire Kardashian trainer to head strength and conditioning department

Lakers hire Kardashian trainer to head strength and conditioning department

The Lakers hired Gunnar Peterson, who counts celebrities among his past clientele, to be their director of strength and endurance.

Peterson, a personal trainer before joining the Lakers, replaces Tim DiFrancesco, who resigned from his post as the Lakers’ strength and conditioning coach this spring.

“Gunnar is a true pioneer and visionary at his craft, and will bring a new mentality to our weight room which we are all very excited about,” Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement. “Since Magic and I have worked with Gunnar in the past, we have a strong relationship with him, which makes working together now feel seamless.”

Peterson has trained model Kendall...

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