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Arm yourself: Madonna to launch Hard Candy gyms

October 26, 2010 | 11:46 am

Madonna-body Want to have a body like Madonna's? In Madge's typical expat fashion, you'll have to leave the U.S. if you want to work it out at Hard Candy Fitness, the pop star's new chain of gyms opening pretty much everywhere but here, Pop & Hiss reports.

Madonna will attend the opening of the first gym Nov. 29 in Mexico City. Ten more locations are slated to follow in "major cities" in Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Europe and Asia.

Madonna's input will be reflected in the music, space, light and design, according to Mark Mastrov, chairman of New Evolutions Ventures, one of her partners in the plan. Mastrov founded the 24 Hour Fitness chain. Madonna released her album "Hard Candy" in early 2008.

Domestically, for now, we suppose you'll just have to swing by one of trainer Tracy Anderson's studios in New York or L.A. -- Anderson's the trainer Madonna parted ways with about a year ago, allegedly tired of the trainer's complicated style of aerobics.

Now both gals will have gyms. Isn't that nice?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Madonna on stage in Athens, Greece, in September 2008 -- before she stopped working out with that one trainer. Credit: Simela Pantzartzi / EPA