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How Joshua Morrow Of Y&R Stays Fit And Focused

From SoulCycle to soccer, The Young and the Restless star Joshua Morrow’s active lifestyle gives him core values and exercise power.


Reporting by Deanna Barnert

When he isn't breaking hearts and norms in Genoa City as dreamy Nicholas Newman on television's #1 Daytime drama,

Joshua Morrow jumps in the saddle, laces up this soccer cleats, and shoots hoops. While The Young and the Restless fan favorite may spend less time on the outdoor basketball court these days, the active actor is always game for a little friendly competition and plays on several celebrity sports teams that raise money for charity.

Here's how the Y&R star player stays in top form.
Joshua Morrow poses shirtless against a patterned blue wall.

Photo credit: Ed McGowan/CBS

Go-To Workout

SoulCycle and soccer keep me fit. My wife got me into SoulCycle and now we go together. She was really into it and I said, "Well I should try this. How hard could it really be?" It whooped my butt! I was terrible and I was sitting in the back. Now I'm that front-row guy. "Let's go!"
A photo of soccer players in action next to a picture a Soulcycle.

Photo credits: Ryan McVay/Getty Images (Soccer); Ari Perilstein/Getty Images (SoulCycle)

Good Sports

My passion was soccer growing up and I still play twice a week. I still play all my favorite sports. I can't play basketball on outdoor courts like I used to. I played on blacktop courts four days a week for 10 years. The hard courts eat your limbs, so my knees are kind of busted up. But I still wear basketball shorts and a tank-top everyday. If a game breaks out when I walk out of this building, I'll be ready to play!

Two action shots of Joshua Morrow playing basketball in a charity sporting event. Joshua Morrow at the first Annual Ball Up Celebrity Streetball Game (May 1, 2011) playing for the Ball Up All-Stars to raise awareness and funds for the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Photo credit: Noel Vasquez (Basketball); Charley Gallay/Getty Images (Basketball)

Sun and Games

Besides soccer and basketball, I also play tennis and a ton of beach volleyball. During winter, I hit the slopes and go snowboarding. We have great weather out here in Los Angeles!

A profile shot of volleyball players at dusk.

Photo credit: Hasan Mahmud Tipu/Getty Images

Power Up

I love bananas. I tend to eat pretty healthy for breakfast—I like watermelon and oatmeal. Lunch is typically a salad or sandwich (every other day). I still love sandwiches. I can't give them up.

A photo of watermelon chunks on top of a glass jar of raw oatmeal.

Photo credit: Fascinadora/Getty Images

Competitive Spirit

Sweat. I like to beat people at things. That's led to my downfall a few times and it can be a detriment to my family, because I love to compete and win. Nick [Newman] hasn't been a winner... so I hope this is his time!


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