Actress Nina Dobrev doesn't get much time off. Best known for her lead role in the TV series The Vampire Diaries, she's had a busy year. On top of working on the popular CW show, which wrapped up in March of this year, Dobrev appeared in three movies, two of which are in postproduction.
As busy as she is, having to be "on" all the time has made her prioritize her health more than ever. "It’s tricky to do when you have a new puppy and a very demanding work schedule, but I try to do something active every day," she tells mbg, noting that her recent partnerships with Reebok and the Les Mills GRIT workouts have been helpful. "They’re high intensity and very short. I’m in and out in 30 minutes, and I get my butt kicked! I leave drenched in sweat, and I wouldn’t have it any other way."
As a childhood gymnast, Dobrev has long been a fan of working out. "It was always a dream to go to the Olympics, and some of my teammates actually did," she says. "When I got to the age of 15, I knew that wasn’t in my cards, but I still loved to perform, so I took a different path."
Gymnastics aside, Dobrev is still a huge exercise fan. Here's what she had to say about her favorite outdoor workout, what she does on rest days, and more.