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Malin Akerman Is Obsessed With Her Fun, Flashy Workout Clothing

Malin Akerman may be a workout queen, but — just like Us — she sometimes needs a little sartorial inspiration before she hits the gym.

“I love to buy funky leggings,” the Billions actress, 38, exclusively tells Us Weekly. “It doesn’t have to be a specific brand, I just like a little flash — an animal print or a cool pop of fluorescent yellow.”

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And just like Us, Akerman turns to the same couple of pieces over and over — and over — again. “I have one pair of leggings that I wear all the time and two tank tops,” she confesses. All it takes to fool her gym buds is a little creativity. “It is nice to have those couple of staple pieces, and then you just mix and match,” she says. “It looks like you are wearing something new every day, but you are still comfortable in your favorite pieces.”

Malin Akerman attends the 3rd Annual DVF Oscar Luncheon honoring the female nominees of the 88th Academy Awards on February 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, United States.
Malin Akerman attends the third annual DVF Oscar Luncheon honoring the female nominees of the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2016, in Beverly Hills.

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In fact, she loves being in her workout clothes so much, she’s incorporated them into her street style, too. “If I am getting ready and it’s one of those days where I have a workout scheduled, or I know I am going to be running around a lot, I’ll mix activewear with everydaywear,” Akerman tells Us. “I’ll throw on a pair of workout tights with a T-shirt, so I’m ready to go from the gym to the grocery store to picking up my son [Sebastian, 3]. [I want to wear] something I can feel comfortable in all day.”

That’s part of the reason the Rock of Ages star’s partnership with LG’s SideKick, which boasts a mini-washer, is such a natural fit for the mom on the go. “It’s nice to throw in those couple of things you want for the next day and not have to wait for a big load,” Akerman says. “It makes you feel good, too, especially in California with the drought. It is just nice to not have to waste water if you don’t need to.”

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Akerman, who shares her toddler with ex-husband, Roberto Zincone, says she loves to do a mix of spinning, yoga and CrossFit to maintain her enviable physique. “It’s nice to switch it up. I like to balance them out. And then if I’m near a park, I love going for hikes,” she says, adding, “I am not a big runner. Running actually makes me mad, so I prefer to do cycling.”

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