Jennifer Garner Just Revealed Her Mom’s At-Home Workout Routine — Which Involves Lots of HGTV

updated Jun 17, 2021
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Some people find music to be incredibly motivating during their workouts. Others rely on television. In fact, according to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, watching any kind of television programming makes exercise more enjoyable, especially when you’re watching your preferred programming. And for Jennifer Garner and her mom, Pat, home reno television is the perfect motivating force to break a sweat.

In one of the star’s latest Instagram videos, she gave fans a glimpse into their mother-daughter workout, which includes a whole lot of HGTV. “Pat Garner: the new training sensation,” Jennifer captioned the video. “My mom started working out at the age of 80, and at 83, with the guidance of her beloved trainer Mike Irving, she is an expert. Naturally, I asked Mom to train me during a recent visit.”

During the ridiculously cute four-minute clip, Pat shows her daughter all of her moves, and Jennifer walks, steps, and lifts weights along with her. Her mom also spends a lot of time discussing the importance of closing all her rings on her Apple Watch. 

“If you have music on, does it motivate you?” Jennifer asks her mother at one point. “I do it at home and watch HGTV,” Pat responds. Because commercials aren’t at all motivating, she revealed that during the breaks she strategically takes walking breaks from her circuit. 

During the workout video, Jennifer and Pat talk in a segment of HGTV’s “Home Town.” “Aren’t they cute?” Pat says, gushing over Ben and Erin Napier. “So cute. Very cute,” Jennifer responds. 

Because Jennifer knows where to give credit where credit belongs, she directly thanked the people responsible for her mother’s physical fitness. “Thank you to @Apple Watch (Mom’s closed those rings-241 days and counting) and @HGTV ( & @erinapier) for getting my favorite lady into tip top shape,” she concluded her Instagram post.