Brooklyn Decker: I Refuse to Play Tennis With Husband Andy Roddick!

Celebrity Body Apr. 11, 2012 AT 6:09PM
Brooklyn Decker: I Refuse to Play Tennis With Husband Andy Roddick!

She has millions of male admirers, but there's only one man whose opinion matters to Brooklyn Decker: tennis pro Andy Roddick, her husband of nearly three years.

"Being married to Andy has given me a new appreciation for my body," Decker, 24, tells the May issue of Women's Health. "He's taught me that it's not how thin you are that matters. It's how your body performs, how it endures wear and tear."

Roddick, 29, once tried to give Decker tennis lessons -- but it didn't go so well.

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"I ended up hitting all the tennis balls over the fence and smashing my racket because I was so frustrated. I told him, 'You don't teach me how to play tennis, and I won't teach you how to model in a bathing suit.' And so far, it's worked."

The sporty spouses do, however, enjoy working out together. "One day when we were in London, Andy took me to a track behind a high school. We did a kind of hopscotch down the track, more drills over hurdles, and then shuttle runs."

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Fitness is important to the star, who's modeled in barely-there bikinis for Sports Illustrated. "Seriously, I will drop to the floor and do a plank anywhere, anytime -- in my kitchen, next to my bed, in a hotel room. Straight planks on my elbows or hands and then the all-important side planks and side plank crunches."

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Decker also loves kayaking, dancing and yoga, and she prefers to work out with a partner. "When I was a bridesmaid for my best friend's wedding in North Carolina, the two of us and the other bridesmaids hired a Pilates instructor to do a private class for us the morning of the wedding. We were able to play our favorite music and laugh and talk while working out," the Battleship actress tells Women's Health. "It was the perfect way to start a day, and ever since I've tried to come up with workouts that I can do with my girlfriends."

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