7 Latina Celebrities Reveal Their Fitness Secrets

Celebrities have many secrets for staying in shape. While most celebs like to keep mum about their routines, a few of them have spilled the workouts that keep them fit.


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Shakira is an international music superstar. She became a Latin success by 1996, and went on to gain success in the United States in 2001. Since then, she’s released numerous other albums and went on U.S. and international tours. In 2012, she joined NBC’s “The Voice” as a coach.  Currently, she is on tour for El Dorado, her latest album, which has her on a strict regimen.

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Shakira amps up her workout during her 5-month tour schedule. Her trainer, Anna Kaiser, creates workouts that improve her stamina so that she can get through each performance. She creates HIIT style of workouts with interval training. Shakira does some toning and rhythmic dance workouts because they are low-impact.

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She makes her fitness regime work around her busy life. Typically, she works out around two to three times a week. She likes working out in groups and interacting with people or taking evening walks with her sons. She has said that listening to her body is key. If she feels like she’s up for a long hike or swimming laps, she’s all for that.

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba is well known for her role as Max Guevara on the sci-fi show “Dark Angel” that ran from 2000 to 2002. She’s been in many movies, including “Machete” and the sequel, “Machete Kills.”  In 2012, she launched The Honest Company, which sells natural, household and body care items. In 2015, she continued with a skincare line, Honest Beauty.

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Alba wakes up early to take YogaSculpt classes. She prefers that as her workout because they combine traditional yoga stretches with a vigorous workout.  She varies her workouts and sometimes adds more variety with spin class or a kickboxing. She enjoys exercising first thing because she says it gets her brain power going.

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She makes her fitness regime work around her busy life. Typically, she works out around two to three times a week. She likes working out in groups and interacting with people or taking evening walks with her daughters. She listens to her body. If she feels like she’s up for a long hike or swimming laps, she’s all for that.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez has been an icon since she landed the lead role of the 1997 movie Selena.  She started singing in 1999, and starred in several romantic comedies in the early 2000s. In recent years, she has served as a judge for both American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.  She was the executive producer of The Fosters from 2013 to 2018. She also produced and starred in Shades of Blue, as an undercover cop.

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Lopez believes in making fitness part of her daily routine. She wants to stay healthy for her family. Therefore, she she’s always drinking water to stay hydrated during her work-outs. She tries to mix up her routines.  Lopez has two different trainers: Tracy Anderson, who uses free-style weights in routines, and David Kirsch, who teaches intense core work-outs.

Lopez uses many of Kirsch’s moves to sculpt her body, including a platypus walk.  This movement fires up your glutes and thighs as you step forward in a deep plié and then walk backwards. She also uses a stability ball to do Spiderman push-ups and strengthen her arms. When she can, she does a full body workout, including exercises, such as reverse lunges, side planks, and medicine ball sit-ups.

Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato was originally a Disney Channel actress on Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance. Since then, she has become a popular pop rock singer, releasing popular hits, such as “Skyscraper,” and “Give Your Heart a Break.” She has won many achievements, including 13 Teen Choice Awards and a Latin American Music Award. Lovato is involved in numerous charities. In 2017, she teamed up with Fabletics to create a limited activewear line, where the proceeds help marginalized teen girls.

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Lovato changed her fitness routine when her body was feeling rundown constantly. She now works with a trainer and exercises at least six hours a week.  She rests on Sundays and does a mixture of cardio and strength training the other days. If she’s touring, her workout consists of moves like burpees, crunches, and a lunge-kick.

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When she’s working out at the gym, she prefers mixed martial arts and jiu jitsu.  She likes learning moves that teach her how to defend herself. She found she got to meditate and exercise simultaneously.

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez is well-known known for her role as Alex Russo on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, which ran from 2007 until 2012. Gomez made her solo musical debut in 2012, and by 2017, she’d sold over 7 million albums.  She’s also starred in many movies, including Monte Carlo.  Her current projects include serving as executive producer for 13 Reasons Why and voicing the character of Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 3.

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Gomez loves doing Pilates. Her trainer, Amy Rosoff Davis, has been working with her for years. They both do Pilates exercises together often.  Since Gomez likes to keep her booty lifted, she also takes HotPilates, where the studio is kept at 95 degrees. Celebrity trainer Shannon Nadj teaches moves like the side kick series to help clients sweat even more.

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Amy Roscoff Davis likes to mix it up for Gomez. Sometimes, they do yoga together. Sometimes, they blast some cardio moves and sometimes they take it easy with some simple stretches. It depends on Gomez’s body.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria is well-known for portraying Gabrielle Solis on the ABC TV show Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012. Longoria also starred as Ana Sofia Calderon on the one season wonder Telenova on NBC.  She currently keeps busy with her modeling contracts for L’Oreal, and New York & Co, plus many others.

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Longoria says she doesn’t actually enjoy working out but likes the way her body feels after a session. Therefore, she tries to vary her workouts.  She does yoga. She does Pilates. She recently started lifting weights again to build muscle mass.

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Longoria enjoys running while she’s traveling. She finds it the perfect way to stay in shape and see the sights.

Gina Rodriguez

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Gina Rodriguez is best known for playing the lead role of Jane Villanueva in the CW dramedy Jane the Virgin. She’s also begun to star in movies such as the animated movies Ferdinand and Smallfoot , and the science fiction thriller, Annihilation.

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Rodriguez was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes muscle pain.. Rodriguez started doing Muay Thai, a form of mixed martial arts to help her work through her muscle pain. It’s a form of kick-boxing that improves balance and coordination through combat exercises.

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She now works out to stay healthy and gain energy. Her inner strength drives her to attempt new workouts. She is even able to do pull-ups now after extensive training.

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide


Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story


Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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