Getting a body like Sofía Vergara is not an easy task for the 42-year-old artist herself, who exercises at least five times a week for 50 minutes. "She loves to work her butt," her personal trainer, Jennifer Yates, told People. "We have been working a lot with kettle bells lately, [Sofia] is very strong!"
Although the Colombian has always been very happy with her body, something changed when she reached four decades. "It was turning 40 and I started seeing soft spots all over my body … I knew it was time to do something, and I did it," explains Vergara in the November issue of Shape magazine.
Inspired by her Modern Family (ABC) co-star Julie Bowen, who goes for a run before being present on the recording set, Vergara started thinking about exercising. We don't know if her muscular boyfriend, actor Joe Manganiello, also had something to do with that decision. “Could I find any excuse, Sunday? It is the day of the Lord, I can not practice exercise … but seeing how motivated Julie was made me think about it seriously, "says Vergara.
Due to a knee problem, the actress is unable to jog or practice traditional exercises such as squats, so she uses a machine similar to that of Pilates, called Megaformer, with springs and pulleys. "I don't like this machine at all, but I love how my body is changing," he admits.
But it's not all about physical exercise, the actress admits she "changed [her] mindset about food" when she moved to Los Angeles in 2005. "If you live here you can't always order high-fat dishes, like pasta with truffles. You have some sushi and if you go out with friends you ask for a salad,”she commented to the publication.
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The worst thing about the diet? Avoid the sweet. So much so that he has even thought about using hypnosis to achieve it. “I heard someone in Los Angeles hypnotize him for not eating candy. I'm seriously thinking about it because I'm obsessed, "she confessed.
If like her you are thinking about exercising, here are the keys to her coach Jennifer Yates: "Try to set small goals," she says. “If you are not used to exercising, start by practicing it twice a week and let your body rest. Remember that the diet assumes 80% of being healthy and fit. Eat protein in the 45 minutes after playing sports, let your muscles recover, and drink plenty of water!”