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Lea Michele’s fave workout is hitting the trails—here’s the spiritual reason why


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Lea Michele is known for her healthy habits, like hitting the Pilates studio and taking intense TRX classes—but hiking is her favorite sweat-inducing activity, and for good reason.

Michele has said she’d never do a workout she doesn’t like, and she credits her daily exercise game to that mind-set. But the Scream Queens star swears by the trails, not only because she lives near some great ones and enjoys it, but also because it’s a spiritual experience.

“It is so spiritually incredible as well as physically—I look for workouts that are as good for my spirit as they are for my body. I can’t be at a gym with crazy music playing and people looking at themselves in the mirror.” —Lea Michele

“It is so spiritually incredible as well as physically—I look for workouts that are as good for my spirit as they are for my body,” she told Us Weekly. “I can’t be at a gym with crazy music playing and people looking at themselves in the mirror.”

If you still haven’t found a workout that makes you feel as great as hiking makes Michele feel, it’s never too late. Experiment with different classes, like finally giving yoga a try or taking up spin—even if those aren’t your speed, it’s great to learn new things. And step outside, too: Taking up hiking will provide you a totally refreshing dose of nature (and a reason to splurge on some chic new sunnies).

This is the high-vibe way Lea Michele deals with puffy eyes. Also, here’s how she stays healthy on the road.