My Healthy: Raul Castillo
On the eve of 'Looking: The Movie,' the actor shares his must-have essentials.
Fans of the TV show Looking were pretty bummed when the HBO series was abruptly cancelled after its second season without its characters getting a proper send-off. But on July 23, the show returns to HBO to wrap things up in the form of Looking: The Movie. All the characters are back, including Richie Donado, played by up-and-coming actor Raul Castillo. Because Castillo's character is the on-and-off again love interest of the main character, Patrick (played by Jonathan Groff), the actor is used to quite a few love scenes on the show. And since those are the kind of scenes an actor needs to stay in shape for, Castillo is no stranger to the gym. "A typical workout involves warming up with a light jog or stationary bike ride," he says. "Once I'm warm and loose, I prefer full-body workouts with a mix of pull-ups, push-ups, squats and burpees. I like to keep it varied and to keep my body guessing," he adds. In addition to his workouts, here are the must-haves Castillo relies on to maintain his healthy lifestyle:
Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 wireless earbuds, $140
"These are a must for a workout. I put them on, set my volume and don't have to think about them until my workout is over."
At the Drive In concert T-shirt, $20
"I bought this At the Drive In T-shirt at one of their concerts many years ago. It's one of my favorite shirts to workout in."
ADIDAS TIRO 15 TRAINING PANTS, $45
"My pants are essential for me. They're comfortable, they're warm yet they still breath, and they're form fitting in all the best ways."
UA SpeedForm Slingshot, $120
"My Under Armour running shoes are my new pals. I like shoes I don't have to think about too much, and these look good and are comfortable and light."
Everlast cotton hand wraps, $7
"I like to hit the heavy bag at the gym from time to time. It helps me let out aggression. These were a gift from a friend of mine."
Juice Generation Peanut Butter Split
"Juice Generation in New York City has my favorite protein smoothie. I add agave, blueberries and cacao nibs for flavor and energy."
Roots of Fight T-shirt, $40
"My brother-in-law gifted me a couple of Roots of Fight T-shirts, including this Julio Cesar Chavez one. I love the shape and feel of them."
Apple iPod Nano, $149
"My iPod nano has lots of space for all my favorite music—my tastes are wide and varied so I need plenty of space—yet it's small and light and can easily be tucked into any pocket. As for the music, I've been tearing into Nas's whole ouvre. He has the ultimate combo of beats and lyrics."