"He has a bunch of guys (and) most of them are, like, a world champion bicyclist and of course (his wife) Gabby is a world champion volleyball (player)... They're extreme. I call myself the Laird-a**... It's in the pool, 13-feet deep with the weights up to 40 pounds... and you have to get those weights to the surfaces and you have to swim across the pool with them... It's amazing." Veteran actor James Brolin has recruited big wave surfer Laird Hamilton as his fitness trainer.