Even though you’re not supposed to gawk at women at the gym, Melanie Iglesias is a head-turner wherever she goes. Not only that, she’s a smart cookie and a talented host on MTV’s Off the Bat.

We got a chance to work out with her at the John Street Crunch Gym in Lower Manhattan, where she hit the weights, cardio machines and elliptical and gave us a one-on-one interview about her fitness, what she likes and doesn’t like in a guy (spoiler: she’s a fan of abs and not being a douchebag), and give us a little Gym Code to live by.

Watch the video, and make sure to check her out on “Off the Bat” each week.