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Madonna opens new Hard Candy Fitness in Berlin

Madonna is not only the 'Queen of Pop' but also the Queen of fitness.
On thursday she came to Germany's capital to host the opening of the first Hard Candy fitness club in Berlin. The studio is located outside the city's center in the Dahlem district.

Fans gathered in the rain to welcome their idol, who was running more than an hour late but later pleased her fans by signing autographs.

Dressed in black leather pants and a black leather jacket she posed for photographers and gave interviews to a few journalists.

Nicole Winhoffer, Madonna's personal trainer and their colleagues from New York and Berlin presented the crowd with a little taste of what they can expect at Madonna's fitness clubs, which are named after her Hard Candy album, released in 2008.

'This Berlin location is beautiful inside. There are skylights, there's windows, we have many different programs. We also offer for the members, keycards where all of their workout information is stored on their personal membership key. So there's a lot of new things that Madonna and I are super excited about and everybody should check out the Berlin 'Hard Candy' fitness location,' said Ms Winhoffer.

The club hosts the latest in strength equipment, a 25-meter pool, a steam room, sauna and three large terraces providing plenty of space to exercise as well as relax.

'So a variety in the workouts is super key or else your body is gonna plateau. We don't want that. You can see that Madonna is a poster child for having a body that's always in tip top shape because she is always changing her workouts. So she was excited to bring that variety to 'Hard Candy,'' said Ms Winthoffer.

There are also Hard Candy fitness centers in Mexico City, Moscow, Rome, Santiago, Chile, St. Petersburg, Russia, Sydney and Toronto.

From TVNZ

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Very surprised that Madonna keeps the gyms open in Russia, given the appalling treatment of gays in the country, plus her (alleged) ongoing campaign re: Pussy Riot. I guess Dollars (Roubles) speak loudly in your detached world, eh, Madonna?

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