The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan: ‘I Am the Queen of Exercise Variety’

12/29/2015 at 05:27 PM ET

Lauren CohanJames Macari/SHAPE Magazine

When she’s not busy fighting zombies on The Walking Dead, you can probably find Lauren Cohan at one of her favorite gym classes.

“I am the queen of exercise variety,” the actress, 33, told SHAPE magazine’s January/February issue (on newsstands January 1). “This week I was in L.A. and I took a Pure Barre class, went to Burn 60 [an interval workout class] twice, ran the track at UCLA, made it to the gym, and took a yoga class.”

Cohan told the magazine she also loves to dance, and will dance anytime, anywhere.

Lauren CohanJames Macari/SHAPE Magazine

“I dance through workouts that aren’t even about dancing!” she said. “At home, all my furniture is pushed to the edges of my living room so that I can dance around the room.”

The star of upcoming horror flick The Boy says getting in her workouts is more of a challenge when she is filming.

“Working out is harder when we’re on set,” she said. “We film in Georgia, and I can’t go to classes. So I do exercise DVDs that have a lot of leg lifts, kicks, arm lifts – things that don’t need equipment.”

She also stays active whenever she can, even when she’s not doing an actual work out.

Lauren CohanJames Macari/SHAPE Magazine

“I move all the time,” said Cohan. “I take the stairs, I do press-ups between scenes, and I do sit-ups before lunch.”

Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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tk on

I find her and her fake British accent so annoying. She looks great though! Lol.

Suzanne on

She’s gorgeous. Beautiful girl with a bangin’ body. HEY TK, FYI – you’re annoying. She grew up in England so I’m not sure what “fake” accent you are referring to. Get a life!

Nadjya on

@tk, not sure what fake accent you are referring to. She grew up in England. I loved her in Supernatural!

sf_aviator on

actually she grew up in America and lived in England from ages 16-25 or something. so I also side eye her accent a little

Jess on

They don’t have exercise classes in Georgia?

Charlie Waffles on

I hope Lauren exercises in the nude.

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