When “Million Dollar Listing” star Steve Gold wakes up in the morning, he prepares to knock out his business competition by warming up with a boxing session at Performix House in midtown New York.
“I perform at a higher level after staying consistent with my workout regimen,” Gold, 34, tells Page Six. “I feel clearer, like I want to do better at work.”
Gold’s sessions start around 7 a.m. and last anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour, but they can vary depending on when he has an appointment with a client.
The 6-foot-1 former model has been fit his whole life — having competed on hockey teams since the age of 6 — but he took up boxing in his 20s because he found it to be both “competitive” and “difficult.”
At Performix, he paired up with boxing coach Martin Kelly, who fought on the same fight card as MMA champ Conor McGregor in Ireland and trains other professional athletes, to help him reach the next level in fitness.
“When I finish a round with him, I’m almost dying,” Gold says. “But I want to go again and again.”
Their workouts consist of a mixture of high-intensity interval training and boxing. They train together about three times a week.
“We’ll do a lot of stretches and static stuff, and then we’ll go into a little bit of weight training,” Kelly tells us. “So I’ll have him punch out with weights, do battle ropes, and then I’ll have him go straight to technique and bag work.”
When Gold lacks energy in the morning, he’s not opposed to taking supplements, which he says “really wire you and jumpstart you.”
However, the broker adds that getting through a good workout is better than just one cup of coffee.
“I know I’ll do better that day having had that workout earlier — that self motivates me to get up,” he says.
While Gold makes it a priority to get a workout in almost every day, his dieting is a lot more flexible. He eats mostly clean with lean meats, fish, vegetables and whole grains, but does occasionally indulge in pizza, French fries and burgers — just not “every day.”
Kelly notes that Gold’s motivation differs from that of professional boxers who typically take up fighting to help secure money for their families. However, he sees the same fighting spirit in “MDLNY” star, who always enters the gym with the “same aggressive mindset.”
“[Steve] will come in and as soon as it’s go time, it’s go time,” Kelly says. “He doesn’t mess around, which I love. We talk when we need to talk and we get to work.”
But the pair barely discussed the fact that Gold was going to become a first-time dad — he and girlfriend Luiza Gawlowska welcomed a daughter, Rose Gold, in June.
“I had no idea. He just told me last minute,” Kelly says. “I respect people’s privacy. Whatever they want to open up to me about, they can open up to me about.”
Once Gold leaves the gym with a fighting spirit, he’s able to take on fellow real estate big wigs like his Bravo co-stars Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund.
“We’re not enemies, but yeah. It’s healthy competition,” Gold tells us. “This season, there’s a lot of twists and turns. It’s been a very difficult market to navigate and get deals done and closed.”
When asked who he’d defeat in the ring, the reality star responds with a little smack talk, saying, “All of them. Ryan has beach muscles.”
A SAMPLE OF MARTIN KELLY’S WORKOUT WITH STEVE GOLD:
Foam roll, light shoulder/hip mobility.
X3 2min each:
Jump rope into shadow boxing with egg weights.
X3 1 min each 30 sec rest at the end of each full set:
Punch out 1,2s with the battle ropes into ball slam using 16lb medicine ball.
X3 2 min each 30 sec end of each full set:
Bag work into plank variation
1st round on bag is 50 percent effort.
2nd round on bag is 75 percent effort.
3rd round on the bag is 100 percent effort.
2 min plank at the end of each round.
X3 2 min round with 45 sec sprint.
Hitting mitts with me covering technique/footwork, followed with an incline sprint on the treadmill.
Incline 12 speed 7.5
300 sit-up variations broken into sets of 50 reps each total.
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