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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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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