Jennifer Aniston Talks About Breaking Her Body From Working Out And How She Hates When People Say She Looks Great For Her Age

June 9, 2023 / Posted by:

Jennifer Aniston has partnered with a home fitness brand called Pvolve, and she’s talking to InStyle and British Vogue to promote that shit. Apparently, Pvolve’s whole thing is exercising without pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion/injury/death. 54-year-old Jennifer says this approach appealed to her cuz her old fitness routine used to be so intense she eventually “burnt out and broke my body.” Ugh, so relatable. That’s, like, my main issue with fitness. I simply go too hard and too long. I’m definitely not one of those losers who joined a gym in January, went once a week for three months, and then stopped going because “the weather got nice, so maybe I’ll take up jogging” (and, no, this hypothetical schlub did not take up jogging).

Here’s what Jenn told InStyle:

“When you’re in a mindset of, ‘I need to do 45 minutes of cardio or I won’t get a good workout,’ it’s daunting,” she shares. “I believed it for so long. I just burnt out and broke my body.” Still, she admits that she doesn’t feel like herself when she doesn’t work out, even while acknowledging that she’s pushed herself too far in the past. “My physical therapist gave me a Barbie doll that’s covered in Kinesio tape,” she says. It’s a silly mental image until you realize the purpose of all that tape is “to show every injury I’ve had in the last 15 years.”

Jennifer says a 2021 back injury and a recommendation from a friend led her to Pvolve. She says it’s not as aggressive as shit like Crossfit or boxing, two exercises Jenn finds too hard on her body. She likes that her new routine doesn’t leave her feeling “insane fatigue or broken or in pain.” Jenn adds that she likes to exercise with friends, to music by Rihanna and Lizzo. She also says that she feels much better than she did when she was younger. The Vogue interviewer asks Jen how she feels when people say she looks great… “for your age.” This was Jen’s response:

“It drives me bananas, I can’t stand it,” she says of the backwards compliment. “That’s a habit of society that we have these markers like, ‘Well, you’re at that stage, so for your age… I don’t even understand what it means. I’m in better shape than I was in my 20s. I feel better in mind, body, and spirit. It’s all 100 per cent better.”

Here’s Jen hawking Pvolve over on Instagram:

Man, did I just accidentally write an entire post plugging Pvolve? I think yes. Dear Pvolve, please send me swag. But not the stupid workout equipment; that shit’ll just gather dust. Do you guys have any couches lying around? I need a new couch…

Pic: Aurore Marechal/Abaca Press/INSTARimages

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