Katie Holmes likes working out with daughter Suri Cruise but never forces her 'because I know that’s lame'

The 40-year-old actress said the key to staying healthy was not only physical wellbeing but emotional and spiritual as well.


                            Katie Holmes likes working out with daughter Suri Cruise but never forces her 'because I know that’s lame'

A day after revealing in an interview that she became a mother at the perfect age because she and her daughter, Suri Cruise, can grow older together, Katie Holmes opened up about how she loves to workout with her 13-year-old child. 

The 40-year-old actress divulged the details while talking about her fitness routine with the Shape magazine.

“I feel very blessed to have such a special daughter. Being her mom is absolutely the greatest gift and privilege,” she said. “Sometimes I work out with my daughter. It just depends on the day.”

However, she stressed the fact that she was the cool mom because she never forced her daughter to workout with her and instead let her do her thing, which sometimes happened to match her schedule.  “We have our routines, and occasionally they overlap,” she said. “But I don’t force her to work out with me because I know that’s lame.”

Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015, in New York City. (Getty Images)

The secret to maintaining her slender frame, the "Dawson Creek" star claimed, was to mix it up and not only rely on any specific type of workout too much as monotony can set in. 

“I exercise four times a week. Variety is key, or I get bored,” she said. “I like Spinning, boxing and yoga, and sometimes I’ll take a dance class. I have my own Spin bike, so I can do it at home when I have to get up really early; otherwise, I go to Flywheel Sports. I got into boxing a couple of years ago, and now I take classes at Rumble.”

Lastly, she said the key to staying healthy was not only physical wellbeing but emotional and spiritual as well.

“It’s better for everybody if you’re taking care of yourself,” she said. “I take 20 minutes in the morning to write down a list of the things I’m grateful for and listen to calming music. I give myself that time to just enjoy. It sets a good tone for my day.”

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