readers who admire the fabulous physique of actor Mario Lopez (B&B’s former Dr. Christian Ramirez), will be thrilled to hear that he has a glossy new fitness book out on the market which is chock-full of photos of the hunky entertainer!

The new book, “Knockout Fitness,” is already out in bookstores nationwide, and will be promoted by Mario on a promotional tour which will hit Corte Madera, California, Chicago, and Minneapolis this week. Mario will then rest for a week before heading out again. Famed boxer, Oscar de la Hoya said of the book, “I could prepare for a title fight using the principles underlying ‘Knockout Fitness’.”

The busy actor recently took on the role of Zach in “A Chorus Line” on Broadway, but will be replaced by an understudy for a few weeks in order to complete his book tour. Also, Mario has a movie, “Husband for Hire,” coming out this year, which co-stars former “CHIPS” star Eric Estrada!

Among his other pursuits, Mario is also known for having appeared on “Dancing With the Stars”, and, although he wasn’t the ultimate winner, losing to NFL star Emmet Smith, he met his current lady love, Karina Smirnoff, during his time on the show! readers can find out more information on Mario Lopez by checking out our September 2007 article in the B&B News Room, and read more about “Knockout Fitness” by clicking on the link! Congratulations Mario!