Joseph Baena knows how to do in a weight room, but it might actually be a disadvantage on the dance floor.
The fitness model and actor and son of Arnold Schwarzenegger— is a contestant in Season 31 of Dancing with the starsairing live Sept. 19 on Disney+, but now that he and his partner Daniella Karagach started training together, he fears that his dedication to the dumbbells could hurt his chances.
“I feel really heavy so far,” Joseph exclusively told E! New. “It’s not the best feeling. I usually feel pretty light with 300 pounds on my back. It’s not too bad. But moving, jumping, it’s a lot!”
Still, despite the early difficulties, Joseph said, “I’m up for the challenge and I’ve got the best coach here. We’re going to kill him.”
Professional dancer Daniella even gave her new student and partner high marks for her work ethic.
“He trained hard,” she said. “He worked so hard. Obviously it’s not easy for him or it’s going to be easy for anyone here. As long as you work hard and strive to be better the next day, I think everything will go well.”