Arnold Schwarzenegger sure knows his way around the gym.
In the video above, the former California governor shows off his daily workout routine to Louise Mensch, founder and editor of Heat Street, giving some exercise advice as a prelude to talking about politics. He also teaches Mensch to ride a bike, which somehow has us feeling both astonished (how does she not know at this point?) and jealous (because how awesome is it that she gets to learn from Arnold?).
The 68-year-old starts off his day early at 7:00 am with a bike ride to Gold’s Gym, getting a prime body workout going before he even gets to his destination. The video shows Schwarzenegger riding through the streets of Santa Monica towards Venice—waving enthusiastically at people who recognize him on the 2-plus mile ride—before the governor takes some selfies with fans at the gym.
The workout at Gold’s starts off with some basic bicep workouts before jumping into chest and arm exercises. When asked why he likes to put other people through workouts, Schwarzenegger responds that he likes working out with partners, and that adding other people to the mix makes it “fun.” Schwarzenegger added that working out doesn’t always have to be an “intense thing,” and that you can “laugh and have a good time” while still getting in shape.
Schwarzenegger also couldn’t help but point out that the gym has ‘Pumping Iron’ playing on the big screen “24 hours a day,” giving him a look at the “before and after” of his workouts.
Before leaving the gym, Schwarzenegger dons sunglasses and gives a reading of one of his most iconic lines: “I'll be back.”