January Jones prefers exercise classes over solo workouts

January Jones

January Jones prefers to have company when she's exercising because it stops her from "getting lazy".

The Mad Men actress first got a taste of Pilates by taking private lessons, but following a recommendation from a friend, she tried out Lagree Pilates classes and hasn't looked back, as she has discovered she needs to be motivated by others.

"There are 10 of us in the class, and I like having women on both sides of me to push me. When I did the private Pilates lessons a couple of years ago, I just saw myself getting lazy with it because there wasn't that drive for competition," January told Shape magazine. "For me, that's what's motivating. If there's someone strong next to me, I definitely want to up my game. I find myself looking forward to it more than I've ever looked forward to a workout."

Lagree Pilates is a full-body conditioning workout that combines strength, endurance, cardio, balance, core, and flexibility training. The 42-year-old has been going to classes two to four times a week for the past year and she has already noticed a difference.

"Lagree is quite difficult, but I've found that it's the only thing that really makes me feel stronger, and I'm loving it. The music is good and there's always a different routine, so it doesn't get boring," she shared. "I've gained weight because I've put on muscle. I've gone up a size in clothes, but I feel like I look better naked."

Elsewhere in the interview, January confessed that she used to lie to her personal trainers for 2011 movie X-Men: First Class and tell them she had been working out in her hotel room when she was actually watching TV and ordering room service.

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