Kate Hudson shows off her toned abs in the new Fabletics ads.
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LOS ANGELES - Guess who's getting into the athletic sportswear business?
That would be Kate Hudson, who just introduced her new Fabletics line at Equinox Sports Club. The actress was getting ready to take a spin class with some friends. Although she wasn't teaching the class, she thought she could have swung it. "I could play that character, I guess. If I had a script," she grinned. Her ideal class to teach? "A dance class. I'd teach a little girls' dance class. Like toddlers, or 4- to 6-year-olds," she said.
The toned actress says she doesn't have a hard and fast schedule for working out. "I'm not a very structured person. I wish I was more structured," she says. Does she manage her schedule like a lot of moms, with the ubiquitous whiteboard calendar? "I do have a whiteboard, but my whiteboard doesn't have a calendar on it. It's got Ryder skateboard drawings."
The busy mom said she got into the Fabletics business because she's been looking to design more. "I love the team that I'm working with," she says. "I've been looking at things for me to be a part of the design effort. But it's hard for me to (decide) do something. I always ask myself what the message is behind it." To that end, Hudson co-founded a grant program for Fabletics called What Moves You. Starting later today, women can apply for quarterly $5,000 grants to help others through the Fabletics Facebook page.
Plus, Hudson says, "You can get an entire outfit for under $50. So that was a big thing for me, which is I want women to be able to afford (workout gear) so that they're motivated to want to go do it."
These days, Hudson's prioritizing life around her children's schedules. "Bing's now 2 and 3 months. You get him in a gym class, you get Ryder in school. When the kids start to go to school I think women feel a little more freedom in their day to be able to do something for themselves."
She adds, "I definitely don't want to ever feel like I'm missing out on my kids. But I do think it's important for my kids to know that I have things that are important to me as an individual. Because I want them to be like that. I want them to understand the importance of work ethic and doing things that make them happy."