Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel loves playing jump rope on the set of 'New Girl'.

The quirky actress has set up a Double Dutch club among cast and crew on the show and finds the game - in which two long jump ropes turning in opposite directions are jumped by one or more players jumping simultaneously - a great way to keep in shape.

She told People magazine: "We started a Double Dutch club on the 'New Girl' set. It's a great way to stay active no matter what your age."

Zooey previously revealed one of the main reasons she loves working on the FOX show is because her older sister Emily works on the same lot and brings her son Henry, who was born in September 2011, to work with her.

She explained: "We shoot on the same lot, so I'll stop by her trailer.

"Right now [Henry] just gets excited when he sees anything that moves, so I'm really fun, because I move. He's with my sister all the time so I get to go hang out with them."