“With (Sam), I did it a million times and I swear it was horrible, but when I do it just with my kids it’s really fast,” she said.
Spears said she prefers challenging workouts because she has “always been an active person” and gets bored easily. She plans to ramp up those exercises in the coming weeks as she prepares to return to touring with the “Piece of Me” tour, sponsored by Pepsi. She’ll also be one of the superstars included in the Pepsi Generations summer campaign where the company will reissue retro cans featuring acts that have participated in earlier campaigns, including Michael Jackson and Ray Charles.
Spears’ tour takes her Las Vegas residency on the road and will be the last opportunity for fans to see that show. She’ll perform dates across North America and Europe. It kicks off July 12 in Washington, D.C. The singer said she looks forward to getting back onstage because it helps bring her out of her shell.
“I’m very sensitive and sometimes I just want to run away because I’m a very shy person,” she said in a phone interview Wednesday (May 9). “I think energy is contagious and when I get onstage with the dancers, we all kind of vibe off each other. We feel the same energy and we connect.”
Watching Spears perform, it may be difficult to imagine that she may not be outgoing, but she said she has a stage persona that takes over in front of an audience. “I think it’s healthy to be able to put on the persona of being confident,” said Spears, who also said she’s on a kick of reading self-help books.
“I think it’s an escape because honestly with how shy I really am, I don’t think it’s healthy,” she said. Performing is “a boost to my confidence. It’s like an alter-ego type thing. Something clicks and I go and turn into this different person. I think it’s kind of a gift to be able to do that.”