‘Grace and Frankie’ Star Jane Fonda Reveals 3 Go-To Workouts

Jane Fonda currently leads the hit Netflix show Grace and Frankie across from long-time friend Lily Tomlin. And, at 82 years young, those watching at home are utterly perplexed; everyone keeps asking, how can Fonda still look so good? She looks 60…at most!

Jane Fonda of Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda at the Sydney Opera House | Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for Chopard

Though recognized mainly for her Oscar-winning film career, Jane Fonda remains a health and fitness guru in the public eye, as no one will forget her high-intensity, neon-colored workout videos from the 1980s. And, as she ages, she notes that it’s essential to remain active. The key is never to stop, she explained in a recent interview with Prevention

So, when it comes to “never stopping,” what does Jane Fonda do these days? What does her workout regimen consist of? Is she still putting on those Aerobic leg warmers and working out to the beat? Well, not exactly. 

Jane Fonda talks fitness 

According to Prevention, Fonda has become a fan of three major ways to workout in her later years; she enjoys resistance training, yoga, and cross-country skiing. She also explained: 

I’m never going to stop. The most important thing is to keep moving, to stay active. That’s what I do and that’s how to stay strong…

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Jane Fonda may no longer be as spry as she used to be, for she now has a fake hip, a fake knee, and has undergone a number of back surgeries. She jokes that she is “half-metal and half-bionic now,” but that doesn’t stop her from finding reasonable ways to remain active. 

Jane Fonda on making necessary adjustments to your workout; don’t just stop 

Jane Fonda explained to the magazine that too many people fall victim to the same problem — when they can’t do what they used to do, they give up. She explained:

The mistake that so many people make is that if they can’t do what they once did, then they don’t do anything. Big mistake…We can allow our various infirmities to define us or we can say to ourselves, ‘I want to stay independent as long as possible. I want to be able to sit on the floor and play with my grandchildren. I want to carry at least some of my own luggage and not take 15 minutes to get out of a car.’

Jane Fonda / Prevention

Jane Fonda explains that with time, the body ages; thus, it is necessary to adjust your workout routine in tandem, but do not quit. Do not allow age or a few physical hurdles to turn you into a couch potato. Jane Fonda explains that she now lifts lighter weights and moves a bit slower than she used to, but she still moves.

From what everyone at home can see, whatever she’s been doing is still paying off, for she can keep up with the rest of the young folk out there! And, as for Lily Tomlin, she’s still moving and grooving at the speed of light as Frankie, so she must have picked up a few tips along the way too.