Lenny Kravitz Explains Why He Works Out in Leather Pants: “I Don’t Do It For Effect”

Lenny Kravitz went viral a few weeks ago for posting a video of himself at the gym in leather pants.  Well, it turns out, it’s his typical gym fit.

The singer responded to the hoopla surrounding the video saying, “I’m coming from somewhere or I’m going somewhere, I just don’t care.  I’m gonna pop in, I’ve got 45 minutes, we’re gonna hit it and I’m gonna go run to where I’m going . . .So I don’t do it for effect.  I didn’t do that to be like, ‘Oh, let me be just so different and wear leather pants and glasses.’  No, it’s just me walking in off the street.”

But he says he’ll “obviously” wear sweats if he’s doing cardio, because that’s when he gets a real sweat going.

The video drew criticism from some personal trainers but Kravitz told Variety, “I know what I’m doing,” he said. “And my trainer knows what he’s doing. And I know my body and what my body does and what it can do and how it feels and it’s all good. I trained with elite athletes, I trained with football players, NFL and NBA stars. I trained with MLB stars, wrestlers, boxers. I’ve played with them all. I won’t mention names, but they’re all people you would know. And they’ll tell you I train very seriously.”


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