Headlines about Jennifer Aniston almost invariably focus on three things: her relationship “dramas” (not to mention all those “pregnancies” she’s had over the years), her hairstyle, or her fit-looking physique.
We don’t have a lot of intel regarding the first two, but in a new Harpers Bazaar interview the actress has shed some light on exactly what she does in the gym to maintain her fitness.
Not only does Aniston keep things relatively simple, she’s also not willing to pretend it’s a fun and happy time of her day.
“[I do] a 15-minute quad thing. I do 15 on the elliptical, 15 Spinning, then I do 15 run. And then I do portions of the Body by Simone DVD for floor work,” the 47-year-old explains.
“It’s so freakin’ hard, it’s unbelievable.”
So next time you genuinely feel like you could keel over and die during the ‘hike’ section of your spin class, you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that Jennifer Aniston finds exercise tough as well. And she does this routine five times a week.
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Unsurprisingly, Aniston complements her exercise routine with a nutritious diet.
Her typical lunch is salad with protein or a chicken “burger” (a questionable use of the term, as she uses lettuce as the bun) and she steers clear of sugar. That said, the Friends star does like guacamole and the odd margarita, so she knows how to enjoy herself.
Ultimately, Aniston says she feels better in her 40s, both physically and mentally, than she did at any previous life stage. “Because, say, in your 20s, you didn’t know shit. For me, in my 30s I was just trying to figure it all out. Then when you hit 40, you’re like, ‘Oh, okay. I got this’,” she tells Harpers.