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How much time The Rock, Usain Bolt and other fit celebrities sleep, lift, eat and relax

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at the New York premiere of the film "Skyscraper"

Have you ever wondered what an average day in the life of an elite athlete or A-list superstar looks like?

Well, just in time for the "New Year, New You" portion of the year, the U.K.-based PureGym took a look at the routines of the stars for its website.

No matter whether your fitness focus is based in bodybuilding, running or practicing yoga, PureGym took a look at how some of the world’s top fitness fanatics shape their routine to balance life, work and well-being. This list of stars includes professional athletes (Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Chris Hoy), actors (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and actresses (Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez).

Photo and statistics courtesy of PureGym Limited
Photo and statistics courtesy of PureGym Limited

In the case of The Rock -- as visually shown below -- the former WWE champion starts his day off with running in the 4 o'clock hour, as followed by eating around 5 o'clock in the morning, then weightlifting around 6:00 AM. This is followed by his "day job," which appears to include four-time allotments for eating. The Rock is then noted to relax and then go to bed.

That sort of routine reportedly varies greatly from record-holding former competitive swimmer Rebecca Adlington, who kicks her day off with her "day job" -- presumed to be swimming and related work -- around 6:00 am, then eats and relaxes alternately before getting back into work mode around 3:00 pm, as followed by more eating. Adlington is said to lift weights around 5:30 pm before eating, relaxing and going to bed.

Britain's largest gym chain in terms of membership, the Leeds-based PureGym Limited was founded in 2009 by Peter Roberts. Most of the company's gyms are open 24 hours daily, offering exercise classes, free and fixed weights, and cardio equipment. It has plans to open 300 gyms by the year 2020.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He is a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer. Darren is also the host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio. He is also the author of the book "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money," as published by Book Web Publishing.
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