Eva Mendes' gym hate

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 October 2008
Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes' gym hate

Actress Eva Mendes hates going to the gym and prefers to keep in shape by running through Los Angeles

Eva Mendes hates going to the gym because they are ugly and noisy.

The 34-year-old actress - the face of the new Calvin Klein underwear campaign - can't stand working out inside, and much prefers to enjoy the outdoors while exercising.

She said: "I work out once a week doing light weights but on the whole I find gyms so grey and so ugly - I don't want to listen to bad techno music on a treadmill.

"I prefer to go running near my house in Los Angeles with my dog or my neighbour, which I do around five times a week. And I go uphill too, which is hard!"

Eva also revealed she never watches what she eats, preferring to compensate for her bad habits by exercising afterwards.

She added to Britain's Glamour magazine: "In the car on the way here I had six chocolate chip cookies! But that means extra time working out later. I'll say to myself, 'I can eat this pizza right now, but I will have to add an extra 30 minutes to my exercise today'. Sometimes it's worth it, sometimes it's not."

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