Lena Dunham stepped out on Wednesday night to celebrate the opening of trainer Tracy Anderson’s flagship studio in New York City. As one of the fitness guru’s many dedicated patrons, Dunham has set a personal goal of building a strong and powerful body, despite her self-described “naturally unathletic nature.”
“I think for me the big thing was that Tracy just very clearly wasn’t trying to change my body,” the Girls co-creator and star told People at the event. “I came to her and was like, ‘I have endometriosis, I have chronic physical pain, I just want to feel stronger I just want to have a stronger core, I want to feel like I have more power throughout my day, how do I get there?'” she said. “I like that she was coming at it from that perspective rather than like, I’d like to shrink six inches …”
Some of Anderson’s other celebrity clients include the incredibly fit Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow, whom Dunham hilariously called up on FaceTime while on the opening event’s red carpet:
Dunham has a pretty healthy approach to her workouts. “I’m so naturally unathletic that I just go in and I’m thrilled if I can achieve anything,” she told People. “I just combat that feeling [of pressure from classmates] by having literally no physical expectations for myself, which makes it all work out perfectly,” she revealed in classic Lena Dunham humor.
According to the trainer herself, Dunham “knows what she wants for her body.” Always a good start!
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“Women always think that they need to look like someone else,” Anderson said. “I really want examples like Lena, like Jennifer [Lopez], like Gwyneth [Paltrow], that are really proud of who they are, and they just want to be healthy and balanced for themselves.”