“I already said I hate the gym. I eat chocolate; yes, that part is true. But what they don’t print is that I hate the gym,” says Blake Lively
If you hate going to the gym, you’re not alone! Even some celebrities who have taut and toned bodies admit that working out isn’t their favorite activity.
Despite having access to the most experienced trainers and the best gyms, these stars say that exercising is a chore for them. But despite their negative feelings about working out, they still manage to carve out some time at the gym because they know what’s best for their health!
Find out what these stars had to say about hitting the gym
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Starting the day at the gym isn’t the ideal morning for Gabrielle Union. Instead, she prefers to sleep in and spend some time at the gym whenever she can. If she had her way, Gabrielle says she probably would never have worked out, but she does it to avoid body shamers.
“I’m not one of those people who are like, ‘I can’t start my day without it.’ No. I can really start my day beautifully, sleep late, eat some pancakes,” she said Health. “Knowing that there are people who can’t wait to circle your fat and draw an arrow on it keeps me in the gym. So between fear of health problems and fear of ‘Stars, they’re just like us! Look at their cellulite!’ — that keeps me in the gym.”
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Blake Lively may have a personal trainer to help keep her in shape, but going to the gym isn’t her favorite thing. Instead, she says she prefers to find other ways to be active to stay healthy.
“I said before I hate the gym. I eat chocolate; yes, that part is true. But what they don’t print is that I hate the gym, so what I do instead is find other ways to be active,” he shared with Extra. “I bike, hike, hang out and exercise in nature, and I’m active that way.”
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Jessica Alba is committed to staying fit, but admits she’s not a huge fan of working out. Instead of hitting the gym, Jessica says she prefers to do something “fun” like “hip hop class, mixed with, like, basic Pilates-like exercises.”
“Sometimes I do sprint intervals just because I hate working out,” she shared with Women’s health. “Anything where I have to do something but I can distract myself from doing it is so much better for me than anything that’s repetitive. Or the music has to be loud and I have to move.”
Emma Stone had a trainer while working on ‘Spider-Man’ in 2012 and says she’s discovered how much she hates going to the gym. Looking back on her workout sessions, she explained that going to the gym brought out some inner anger.
“I had a trainer during ‘Spider-Man’ and found that I have deep anger when I hold heavy weights above my head. Whatever dormant anger I have in me, that’s where it comes out. It’s not the type of training I want to do,” Emma said. “I’d much rather sleep at night than throw a weight across a room at someone. I’m usually a pretty quiet person, but for some reason when I walk into the gym something boils inside me.”
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Early in Rihanna’s career, she was paired with a coach to help her prepare for her role on ‘Battleship’. While discussing her experience, Rihanna admitted that she really hated going to the gym, so her coach tried to change that as much as possible.
“I hate going to the gym and doing it the old fashioned way,” she said Vogue in 2011. “I hate anything that’s too simple, too routine, too familiar. I get bored very, very quickly.”
While some people like being alone at the gym, Sofia Vergara admits that it’s definitely not her idea of a good time. In fact, she calls the whole thing “punishment” and tries to avoid it as much as possible.
“For me, it’s a punishment. It’s not like, ‘Oh, let me relax and hit the gym.’ It’s not my “me time” or my fun time. No. It’s my torture time. So of course, I try to avoid it or make excuses every time. But I try to do it at least three times a week if I’m not filming. New York Times.
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Eva Longoria does a lot to keep her physique in shape but that doesn’t mean she likes it. Though she’s an avid runner and she takes classes like SoulCycle, Pilates, and yoga, she admits she struggles when it comes to getting to the gym.
“I don’t like working out,” he said in an interview with Health. “I always wish my coach wouldn’t show! I always say, ‘I hope you cancel, I hope you cancel'”
Salma Hayek isn’t a fan of hitting the gym first thing in the morning and most days, she just doesn’t have the time. Instead, she says she worked out with a woman who taught her to hold her body so that “her muscles are activated all day,” so even when she brushes her teeth, she works out.
“Some people have the discipline to exercise in the morning, and I haven’t developed that,” she said People. “I don’t have time to exercise. I’m working. I’ve had about 20 hours a day.”
Mary J. Blige dislikes her time at the gym, even though she understands that keeping fit and healthy is necessary. She says cardio workouts in particular are important to her because they help give her better stamina and stamina on stage.
“I don’t love it. I appreciate what it does for me. And I wish there was a pill you could take that could do everything in that gym,” she said WebMD. “All that stuff you hate that you do, it pushes you further. It almost makes me feel like a rocket.”