dwts rick fox week1 Eliza Dushku helped Rick Fox prepare for 'Dancing With the Stars'“Dancing With the Stars” contestants have always talked about the toll that the show takes on their bodies — but Rick Fox was in great shape by the time he hit the studio, thanks to girlfriend Eliza Dushku.

The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dollhouse” star has had her boyfriend working overtime to prep for the “DWTS” workout. “It’s been amazing — talk about a partner that’s made sure that my body’s on track to be prepared for September 20,” Fox tells Access Hollywood. “I’ve been doing exercises that I didn’t know existed – Pilates… [And we’ve been working on] creating flexibility at home.”

Sounds hot.

Fox, who is 6’7″, found his biggest challenge to be his frame and “dancing down” to partner Cheryl Burke. Their Viennese Waltz earned them an average rating of 7.5 from the judges. Watch the video below and make your own call — was Fox too tall for Burke?

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Posted by:Carina MacKenzie