Jennifer Aniston "Hates" Doing Ab Workouts, but These 5 Core Moves Are the Exception
Jennifer Aniston has a confession. "I hate abs," she told POPSUGAR (which we think is totally fair!). But when she does core workouts, some of her go-to exercises are Russian twists, a "good three-minute plank," bicycle crunches, standing oblique crunches, and Pilates 100s. It's fitting since Pilates actually is her favorite type of sweat session.
Aniston injured her back last year, so she stuck with Pilates for about six months for rehabilitation purposes. "I almost don't feel like I'm doing abs when I'm doing Pilates because it's not like, 'OK, here we go!' You're just doing beautiful movements," she said of the low-impact exercise style. If you have access to a studio with reformers, Aniston also suggests utilizing that: "it changes your body."
Otherwise, the actress has been able to get back to doing what she calls 15-15-15, which consists of 15 minutes on the elliptical, 15 minutes on an indoor bike, and 15 minutes of a walk-jog. She's also a huge fan of workout apps such as The Class, Alo Moves, and Peloton.
Aniston views wellness holistically, meaning she believes that you have to take care of yourself physically, nutritionally, emotionally, and spiritually. "As important as it is to be mindful of what you put in your body on a nutritional level, I also believe what you listen to, what you read, what you ingest visually or just audibly is extremely important," she noted. "I've been careful about what I take in mentally as well as nutritionally." That's why she's a proponent of adding products from Vital Proteins, for whom she is chief creative officer, into her coffee and smoothies (she suggests the Chocolate Collagen Peptides because "what's better than chocolate anything?!").
Ahead, check out those five ab moves — not a full workout — that Aniston does (even if she isn't really into core sessions). We're right there with you, Jen. Right there with you.