Jane Fonda explains why she hates working out but still does it

Jane Fonda opens up about exercise.  (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Jane Fonda opens up about exercise. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

she revealed that while she doesn’t like working out, she is grateful that she has been doing it all her life.

The screen icon and former VHS fitness mogul is currently the brand ambassador of H&M’s Move collection. This week, the 85-year-old shared his motivations for working out with the crowd at an H&M Move event in Brooklyn, .

THE 80 for Brady star explained, “Now, why I do it and why I always did it is because when it was done, it felt so good. I hated doing it. I’ve never liked working out, but after that I feel so good that I just do it.

For those looking to move their bodies more, Fonda offered this advice: “Get out of your comfort zone a little, but not too much. And find something you like, because if you don’t like it, you probably won’t continue.

THE Grace and Frankie the actress reminded the crowd that if you move more, you won’t regret it.

“Let me just speak from the point of view of someone who is 85,” he said. “Every day I thank God that I worked when I was younger. You must be strong. You must be able, when driving the car, to look over your shoulder to see where you are backing up. You know, this goes away after a while, unless you do [move].”

She continued, “I have a nephew who is [three and a half] years old, and I can still hold him. I mean, I have to bend my knees and it takes a long time to get it up there, but I can still lift it. You want to be able to stay strong just to live a secure life. You want to be able to carry your bags. You want to be able to make love.

Though she cites movement as a great way to keep up in and out of the bedroom, in that arena — and it was entirely her choice to do so.

“I rode my sexuality into my old age and very happily, and I’m grateful for that,” she said. “It takes courage and will. The important thing is to know that you don’t have to remain sexually active, [but] you can stay sexual. We always have those vibrators that get more and more sophisticated every year. And, um, boy, I get sent a lot of vibrators.”

She added that it’s important not to assume that once women reach a “certain age, we have to stop being sexual.”

“It can continue if you choose—it’s all about choice,” Fonda explained. “We should have a choice if we want to stay sexual in our 70s, 80s, 90s.”

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