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Saturday 20 December 2014

Madonna at gym launch in Berlin

Madonna talked about working out as she opened her new fitness centre in Berlin
Madonna talked about working out as she opened her new fitness centre 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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