Elsa Pataky: ‘I can’t go for more than two weeks without a workout’

Elsa Pataky can’t go a fortnight without working out.The Madrid-born actress and wife of Thor star Chris Hemsworth has enjoyed working out since she was a teenager and is still in stunning shape after the birth of three children, thanks to her regular …

Elsa Pataky can’t go a fortnight without working out.

The Madrid-born actress and wife of Thor star Chris Hemsworth has enjoyed working out since she was a teenager and is still in stunning shape after the birth of three children, thanks to her regular workouts, yoga sessions and stretching. And in an interview with Women’s Health, she revealed that not getting in a sweat session have a negative effect on her energy levels and state of mind.

“I can’t be without training for more than two weeks – I just get really nervous and my energy starts to go down,” Elsa told Women’s Health. “When you start working out and your body’s changing and you’re achieving your goals, that’s such a great thing.

“So, I think that’s the motivation (to exercise) – feeling better and just being happy with you and knowing that you’re healthy,” the 42-year-old continued. “If you know you’re taking care of your body and you’re doing it for a reason, you can put aside the, ‘I can’t do it.'”

While she puts in the time in the gym, Elsa shared that she’s a fan of “exercise-snacking” – pumping out a few squats or doing some stretches to “feel strong” and energised whenever she has a spare moment. 

The fitness devotee and Hollywood star Chris, who is well known for his buff body, have now launched Centr, a holistic programme that delivers a curation of the couple’s A-list workouts, recipes and wellness inspiration.

“The reason we created this program (was to bring together) all the people we think are really good in fitness, nutrition and mindfulness,” Elsa smiled. “I think those three things are very important to keep healthy and happy.”

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