Jennifer Aniston works hard for her body — but has learned that she can also work smart for the same results.
In the past, the ever-fit 54-year-old lived by the motto of “no pain, no gain” at the gym.
Now, she’s touting a new wellness approach.
“Working out the way I used to is just not sustainable for my body — and I don’t think for most bodies — because eventually, it will just break down,” the “Friends” star, who is Pvolve‘s newest ambassador, told Well and Good.
Anniston swears by Pvolve, a workout app and studio which focuses on low-impact workouts.
The first location opened in New York City in 2017, but the digital platform — which costs $15 a month — has spread across the US and Canada, espousing “functional fitness” as its focus.
According to the actress, the new routine has helped her improve strength, stability and balance — which she notes are all important as you get older.
“Balance is one thing we need, especially when we’re older; our core is extremely important; our bones get brittle, so we have to keep our bone health strong,” she explained.
“Pvolve addresses all of those little micro muscles that are ignored most of the time when you’re doing these big, exhausting runs or going to spin classes or doing CrossFit or whatever the fad is,” she continued. “These are all great methods, but…eventually, over time, the body and the joints can only take so much. And Pvolve is about keeping our bodies moving so that we’re thriving, not crumbling and shrinking.”
She noted that with technology and science constantly evolving, so too does the field of physical fitness — and she’s thrilled with her prospects in the future of exercise.
“I have incredible results, if not better than anything I’ve ever done before without the aches and injuries,” she gushed.
“I’ve had knee injuries, and going up and down stairs has always been tricky for me, and I’ve noticed definition in parts of my body that I hadn’t really ever seen before, especially in my abs and legs.”
Aniston said although she doesn’t weigh herself, she’s found her body fat is lower than ever, even though her body weight is higher.
“So it just goes to show you that you really are working out layers and layers of muscles that have been ignored forever,” she noted.
Overall, the actress loves her routine and finds it easy to motivate herself.
“I look forward to it,” Aniston quipped. “It’s so good and kind to the body.”