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