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Kelly Rowland: 'If I'm Not Happy With My Naked Body, Who Will Be?'

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Courtesy Jeanette Jenkins

When Grammy-winning pop star and X Factor judge Kelly Rowland walked onto the set of her latest workout DVD with celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins, Sexy Abs Cardio Sculpt, heads turned. And that’s just the way Rowland wanted it; after all, she worked hard for her insanely toned body.

“I did this whole workout for an hour five days a week to prepare,” Rowland tells PEOPLE, adding that she typically did yoga on the sixth day. “I’m thinking to myself, ‘What the hell was I thinking?’ It is intense while you’re doing it. But when you’re done you feel incredible.”

And as you can see in the photo above, you apparently look incredible too. Rowland confesses that the goal was to look good naked, but not with anyone specific in mind: “I have to see myself naked! That’s all that counts. If I’m not happy with my naked body, who will be?”

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Even with that motivation, Rowland says it’s not always easy. “I listen to my body. If I’m tired I’ll call Jeanette and say ‘I can’t make it today,’ but [usually] I need to get up for myself. I want that after workout feeling,” she says, adding she’ll squeeze in workouts on the road, both with the DVD and in the gym. “I actually like to go to the gym. I like to be around other spirits who like to work out too. Because they’re gonna push me and I’m gonna try and show off.”

So why release another fitness DVD two years after their first collaboration? “The first DVD we did just focused on abs. Now I’m getting blown up by people: ‘I want Kelly Rowland’s arms! I want Kelly Rowland’s legs!'” says Jenkins. “Bottom line, is if I didn’t do this video I think somebody would be coming after me.”

Well, if you’re among those people, you can call off the dogs: Rowland and Jenkins’s Sexy Abs Cardio Sculpt DVD will be available in October on and

Tell us: Are you excited to check out the DVD?

–Raha Lewis