GLOW star Alison Brie covers the May 2020 issue of Women’s Health US, on newsstands April 21st, Inside, the 37-year-old shares how strength-training has helped her to confront body dysmorphia head-on, and how yoga and physical exercise have been key to overcoming depression, a condition she’s battled throughout her life.
On returning to the physically intense training regimen for Netflix’s GLOW:
“It really does come back pretty quickly. By season four of GLOW, we have the muscle memory. The thing to relearn is the fearlessness and commitment. You can’t do any of the moves halfway.”
On how preparing for GLOW’s physical requirements seismically changed her:
“It helped with my relationship to my body times a million. Before, I always felt at odds with it; I wanted it to be something it wasn’t. But I didn’t have the tools to do that in a healthy way.”
On how training for GLOW was different from her normal workouts:
“It took the motivation out of being skinny for Hollywood standards and made it about being strong for lifting other women, literally. There was a real goal.”
On how her previous approach to fitness was all wrong:
“Everything was cardio, cardio, cardio.”
On rethinking her workout routine 9 years ago, when she began working out with trainer Jason Walsh, CEO of Rise Nation.
“I thought, I’m in my late 20s, I should probably start doing some strength training.”
On how her marriage to Dave Franco has also helped her work through her mental health:
“I’m so lucky I’m married to a really wonderful, open person. We have great lines of communication, and I can talk often about my feelings.” Credit images to Aingeru Zorita for Women’s Health. (source)