6 Celeb Confessions That’ll Make You Feel Better About Hating the Gym (PHOTOS)

Emily Abbate | Nov 12, 2013 Healthy Living

celebrities who hate working outIt's pretty safe to say that nine out of ten times, there are many things you'd rather be doing than sweating on a treadmill burning calories at the gym. That's not to say you don't appreciate your body and want to be in shape -- that's just being honest with yourself: working out isn't the best thing in the world. You want to talk best thing in the world, and other things come to mind ... mainly chocolate, a good sale, and opening Christmas presents.

The good news? You're so totally not alone in the "I hate working out" department. In fact, there are loads of celebrities who hate it too. Here, check out the hilarious things A-listers like Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, and even (GASP!) Michelle Obama have said about working out. You'll never feel guilty about slammin' the StairMaster ever again:

What do you hate most about working out?


  • Jessica Alba


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    "I hate working out," Alba told Women's Health. "Anything where I have to do something but I can get my mind off of doing it, that's so much better for me than anything that's repetitive. Or the music has to be loud and I have to be moving."

    Suggestions for Jessica? Dance. Just go crazy and dance your heart out.

  • Lauren Conrad


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    "I'm just not a fan of the gym," Lauren told Lucky Magazine. "In fact, I hate it. I understand loving the feeling you get after working out, all those endorphins. But going there? It's the worst."

    Going to the gym blows, yes. Our tip to still enjoying a workout? Take it outside. Winter weather means it's time to hit the slopes. Ski vacation, anyone?

  • Sofia Vergara


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    Sofia told Shape Magazine, "I hate [working out]! I also know that at my age -- I'm almost 40! -- I have to do it to maintain my figure."

    Ugh, ain't that the truth.

  • Michelle Obama


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    Despite being all about her Let's Move program, the First Lady detests working out. At a roundtable for the Let's Move initiative, Michelle said:

    I will hate working out and I will be cursing the name of the people who told me to do it ... But there will come a time when you have a cardio pop, an epiphany where actually it does feel better.

    So how do you make it feel better every time? Grab a buddy and work out together. Working out with a friend makes it feel like a social activity.

  • Reese Witherspoon


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    Reese's honest workout confession is the best: "If I never had to see the inside of a gym again, I’d be a very happy person," Reese told Zimbio.

    So stay outside, lady! Better yet, get your workout fix in the pool. Swimming actually burns 500 calories an hour!

  • Blake Lively


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    So Blake may not HATE working out, but she doesn't do it, period. She recently told Vogue Paris:

    I'm always on the go. I don't need to have a [trainer] or pay attention to what I eat. I can't start my day without a cup of hot milk chocolate or finish without crunching a few dark chocolate squares. It's good for my morale.

    You know what's good for your morale? A run to amp up your endorphins.

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