Beverly Hills 90210 alum Jennie Garth refuses to let her battle with arthritis keep her from staying fit and active, according to new exclusive photos.
The 51-year-old actress, who revealed she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis three years ago, was pictured arriving at the San Fernando Valley Gym last week for an intense workout personal training.
The What I Like About You star looked healthy and fresh ahead of practice, for which she wore black sweats, a gray tank top and Nike Air Max 270 trainers.
She swept her blonde hair back into a bubble ponytail and brought a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
Garth also took to Instagram to share videos of the pair having a little fun between workout rehearsals and sets.
A fit and healthy Jennie Garth was seen arriving at a gym in Los Angeles last week for an intense workout
The 90210 star, who wore black hoodies, a gray tank top and Nike Air Max 270 trainers for her workout, has remained active after being diagnosed with arthritis four years ago.
Garth has revealed her early diagnosis ‘prompted’ her to be ‘more physically active and to work with a trainer’
She filmed herself surprising her trainer Jason with a t-shirt emblazoned with her character Kelly Taylor and her iconic quote, “I choose myself.”
The fitness expert even posed in the t-shirt that was three sizes too small.
She first used the phrase in 90210 when her character Kelly Taylor was being chased by both Luke Perry’s Dylan and Jason Priestley as Brandon – but she decided neither of them was. was good enough for her.
On her way out, Garth was seen stopping to hug an admiring fan and even posing for a few selfies with him.
She walked her to the car with her trainer and the couple chatted for a while before heading home.
The TV star also took to Instagram to share a video of her workout with her personal trainer, who she surprised with a graphic tee of her character Kelly Taylor.
Jason showed off his new t-shirt – emblazoned with the TV character’s most memorable phrase, ‘I choose myself’
The mum-of-three opened up about her health condition in an interview with Initiated last May, revealing how degenerative joint disease prompted her to hire a personal trainer to cope with the pain and stay as active as possible.
She told the outlet that she went to a doctor after she started experiencing pain in her knees when she went from sitting to standing, as well as stiffness in her fingers and hands.
Garth admitted that she did not speak about her condition because she “didn’t want to be that person who talks about her ailments”.
She was diagnosed with the most common form of the disease, which occurs after the cartilage that protects the ends of bones wears away, leading to irreversible tissue damage.
Speaking to People magazine, she said: ‘Going to a doctor or a specialist and getting that diagnosis is key because from that knowledge we can do our job.’
She added: “It inspired me to be more physically active and to work with a trainer.”
Later, Garth was seen walking her back to the car with her trainer and the couple chatted for a while before she took off.
On the way out, Garth was seen stopping to hug an admiring fan and even posing for a few selfies with him.
Garth was part of the original cast of the iconic 90s teen drama alongside Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering along with several other stars;
The diagnosis came amid a tumultuous year for Garth, whose third husband Dave Abrams filed for divorce after three years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences in 2018.
The couple separated but got back together ten months later and have remained married to this day.
This isn’t the first health alert for podcaster 90210MG. In 2002, she was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse and a leaky heart valve, but didn’t reveal this until 2009.
Despite her health issues, Garth continued to take on acting roles and was seen Thursday at the ATX TV Festival in Austin.
Earlier this year, Garth sent 90,210 fans into a frenzy when she reunited with former co-stars Tori Spelling, Jason Priestly and Ian Ziering at 90s Con in Memphis, Tennessee.