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Madonna at gym launch in Berlin

Madonna showed off the results of her own work in the gym as she opened a new fitness club in Berlin.

The Queen of Pop wore a skintight black leather ensemble - teamed with towering heels - for the launch of the Hard Candy Fitness Centre, reported the Daily Mail.

Despite her own well-honed physique, the star confessed that she does occasionally indulge in sweet treats.

"I try to eat healthy, fish, vegetables and rice. But I do have my naughty food temptations, I like French fries and pizza and ice cream. Once in a while," she said.

The 55-year-old went on: "I'm kind of addicted to working out, I've been doing it all my life. I was a dancer since I was a very young child and then when I stopped dancing I had to do something with myself, I had to sweat, I had to feel like I was viscerally engaged somehow.

"I went through a long circuitous route of trying everything from running to pilates to yoga or whatever and now I've developed a way of training that encompasses all the things that I love. I really need to do it at least five days a week or I start to get depressed."

Madonna also posed for photographs and signed autographs for fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the star, despite the rain.

Madge opened the centre alongside her personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer, as it was inspired by the star's Addicted To Sweat workouts. The gyms - named after the singer's 2008 album Hard Candy - were launched in 2010 and are now in several cities including Moscow, Sydney and Rome.

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