LeAnn Rimes may be the '#QueenofCutoffs' but running makes her 'angry'

Elena Sheppard
Wellness Editor

On Thursday, singer LeAnn Rimes, who makes a cameo as herself in the new Steven Soderbergh movie Logan Lucky, joined me onstage at AOL Build to talk about the hilarious heist movie, her love of music, her enviable laid-back style, and her fitness regimen.

“I’m committed to it because I like to eat,” Rimes said of her focus on exercise. “I love food, and so I do workout.”

Rimes who is often on the road for work — she has two tours in 2017 alone — shared some details about how she stays in shape, even while living out of a suitcase. “I take a jump rope with me everywhere, which is really easy to do, even if I can get in, like, 15 to 20 minutes of jumping rope,” she said.

“I love to box,” she added. “I get really bored quickly when it comes to working out. I’m like, ‘This is boring, I’m over it,’ so I try to do a little bit of everything — yoga, Pilates.”

She did note, however, that there is one form of exercise that she’s definitely not here for. “I’m not a big runner,” she said. “It makes me angry. I ran for three years, and I think it was just because I liked what it did to my body. But then I realized one day: This is making me really angry. So running is something that I try to stay away from. But other than that I try to get into everything.”


If you follow Rimes on social media, you’ve likely seen her hashtag workout series #TightTushTuesday. “It’s caught on,” she said of the hashtag. “I mean, I was doing that on the Today show this morning. Followers have also likely seen how ridiculously strong the star’s cutoff shorts game is. “Oh, I didn’t know that,” she said with a laugh after being called the “queen of cutoffs.”

In addition to having a stylist friend who makes many of the shorts for her, Rimes had a few brands to recommend for those wanting to cop her style. “Have you heard of Re/Done? They take old jeans and shorts and things and redo them,” Rimes said. “Some of my other favorite shorts are One Teaspoon,” she added. “#QueenofCutoffs.”


As for Logan Lucky, the film is currently in theaters and features the song “Love Is Love Is Love” off of Rimes’s new album Remnants, as well as a cameo of Rimes singing “America the Beautiful.”

Watch the entire interview with LeAnn Rimes, below.

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