Looking at her appearances on the red carpet and her Instagram posts it is undeniable that one of the best figures of the show business is that of Sofia Vergara. To everyone’s luck, it seems that the way in which the Colombian stays in shape is easier than anyone would imagine.
The women's magazine ‘Marie Claire’ spoke with her personal trainer, Jennifer Yates, who to everyone's surprise revealed that Sofia’s routine is not that hard. So take notes and write down the tips that Yates shared:
It's okay to take time off
"Typically, if we have a good filming schedule where she has availability, we'll work out between 5-7 days, which is a lot. But she takes a lot of time off when she's busy," Yates said.
"It's fine to give yourself a break—your body comes back stronger. You have to let your body rest, even if you're working out a few days during the week. That's why we rotate with Sofia. We have days in between when she rests. If you exhaust the muscles, you're more prone to getting injured."
You do not have to join the running fever
Vergara is not a big fan of running, so she walks in the treadmill to build the muscles of her glutes and legs. "She doesn't like to run, sometimes she'll get on the spin bike for 15 minutes, but she prefers to walk on a high incline."
The coach suggests working between six and eight percent of inclination and walking at a speed where you can breathe well but you are not jogging. "
Accept your curvaceous figure
"Sofia wants to build muscle and have that look—she likes curves," Yates says. "She'll spin to get cardio in, but walking is effective for her."
Having the same activity like running everyday can get you mentally tired, so it's important that you feel free to change your routine. "Twice a week we'll do butt exercises because that's the area she really loves to focus on," said the coach. "A couple times, we do upper body and abdominals."
Start with squats
If you have a rug at home, it's time to squat.
"Sofia and I do a lot of squats, but they're easy. I had to work with her form at the beginning, because when you squat, you want your knees to push back over your ankles. I really want to protect her knees, so I put a bench behind her and wrap a resistance band around her quadriceps. She'll sit down into the chair and comes back up, squeezing her glut muscles as she comes up. You can do it without the bands, but even just sitting down in a chair and coming back up is great, it really engages your abdominals. If you do 25 of those, it's a great way to start gaining strength."
It is not necessary to leave your house
"All you need is your own body weight," Yates says. "Crunches are great. During red carpet season we do a lot of upper body and abs—planks are also great."
You do not need to train every day
Sofia trains five to seven times a week when she wants to do it intensely but that may be too much for you. "I would suggest 2-3 times a week, and I would say 30 minutes each day,," says the coach.