Home and Away’s Ethan Browne: ‘My health and workout secrets’

How the actor shapes up for Summer Bay
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Budding Kiwi actor Ethan Browne was preparing to graduate from Australia’s acclaimed National Institute of Dramatic Art when he landed the break of a lifetime – as Ari’s (Rob Kipa-Williams) fiery brother, Tane Parata, in Home and Away.

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In no time, the 29-year-old had made the Summer Bay newcomer his own – and was loving every moment of playing the small coastal town’s latest bad boy.

“This is my first TV role and I’m so grateful to be here,” he says.

“Tane’s very cheeky and quite rebellious. He’s a free spirit and doesn’t like anyone telling him what to do – especially Ari. But deep down he means well and all he wants is the best for his family.”

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Home and Away’s Ethan Browne reveals his health and fitness secrets. (Credit: Channe Seven)

Born and raised in the New Zealand town of Wairoa, Ethan has long believed in the important link between a healthy body and healthy mind.

As he says: “When you train hard, you feel good and it betters the quality of your life.”

Has Ethan revised his health and fitness regimen since moving into the always-beachy world of the Bay?

“I’ve probably changed my diet a bit,” he says. “I still train as much as I ever did, but I watch what I eat a bit more now. I’ve cut down on the sugar, and eat a lot of high-protein foods – eggs and canned tuna – as well as vegetables and fruit. But I’ve pretty much kept to my regular fitness routine.”

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“When you train hard, you feel good and it betters the quality of your life,” says Ethan. (Credit: Channel Seven)

However, as Ethan stresses, adhering to his workout goals has long been a very personal priority.

“I’ve always done it for myself,” he says, adding, “I’d still be staying fit and healthy if I wasn’t on the show.

“I’ve trained with the other Parata boys a couple of times, but we all have different schedules, so most of the time I train by myself. And I kind of like training on my own – you can zone out and just be with your thoughts.”

As for Ethan’s alter ego of Tane, it seems a sizzling romance with none other than Summer Bay’s perennially unlucky-in-love sweetheart, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman), may be on the cards. Watch this space!

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