With all Chris Hemsworth does to keep himself in shape, you wouldn’t think that he would be in the market for a new workout routine. It turns out, though, that he is ever an innovator -- and he’s found a way to combine his love of family with his love of cardio. The Thor: Love and Thunder star recently joked with fans, saying that he and wife Elsa Pataky have created the "Ultimate Family Workout." It includes a horse and a skateboard, and, it looks like it has the power to be a game changer.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have made it obvious that they subscribe to the “the couple that works out together stays together” mindset. But recently, they’ve started to make exercise a complete family affair. On his Instagram account, Chris Hemsworth uploaded a pair of videos showing himself and his wife helping their children with some pretty normal summer activities: Skateboarding and horseback riding. What makes these videos interesting, though, is the fact that Hemsworth and Pataky took a very hands-on role, doing much more than just cheering them on. Take a look at the videos below:
While some might not consider what the Hemsworth clan are doing to be intensive exercise, it definitely takes a bit of effort to run alongside a skateboard (especially on that bumpy terrain) or to pull your child on a horse. The actor didn’t provide an “after” update, so there’s no way to know exactly how winded either he or Elsa Pataky were by the end. But if nothing else, it seems like it offered a good opportunity for some fun family bonding.
Luckily for Chris Hemsworth, he’s had a lot of opportunities to stay close to his family over the last several months. They quarantined at their Byron Bay home for several months -- and he admitted that he enjoyed getting a chance to slow down and spend that kind of time together. Last November, he and Elsa Pataky celebrated 10 years of marriage -- a great milestone for any couple, but especially one that has to navigate arguments about everything from the ups and downs of real life to what room they should store Thor’s hammer in.
It’s good that he’s taking the time to stay in shape, even if his ultimate family workout is probably more casual than what he does to get in shape for Thor. That means he’ll be ready to spring into action for two of his upcoming projects: the highly-anticipated Furiosa prequel and the Russo Brothers’ Extraction 2.