Shakira has had enviable abs…and hips…and arms…since she broke into the music scene in the early 2000s. And now her trainer’s spilling her secrets.
Anna Kaiser tells E! that the singer works out about five days a week while hooked up to a heart rate monitor to keep her focused.
And it’s not an easy workout. Kaiser said,
“We alternate between strength and cardio intervals. Some days we do just cardio and then strength and some days we start with strength and then do cardio, we like to mix it up. I want to make sure that she is improving her endurance so that she can go into a two-hour show and also has the strength and stamina to make it through a five-month tour. It’s about making sure she gets a little bit of everything.”
As if that doesn’t sound exhausting, the Colombian beauty is doing two-a-days twice a week.
As we know, the battle for a fit body doesn’t just happen at the gym — it’s also in the kitchen.
Kaiser said she has prepared Shakira’s meals herself for seven years, but a chef has taken over since the singer went on tour.
The diet includes two to three snacks aside from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, ensuring Shakira eats every two to three hours.
“Breakfast, lunch, & dinner with a protein in every meal and fresh veggies or small amounts of low glycemic fruit and for snacks, we started introducing soups. Some great soups are filling and warm. So, at the four o’clock hour, when people are craving caffeine and a cookie, soup is a really great option because it fills you up and feels like a meal so it can keep you going until dinner, but it’s not hugely caloric. Soup is really easy to make you can take basil, celery, acorn squash and boil them and then put them in the blender with sea salt. It’s delicious and only takes about 15 minutes. You can make it the night before. It’s kind of like making baby puree, and there are a ton of super easy recipes. You can make them with chicken stock, then add some veggies, boil it, and then put it all in the blender.”
Do you have the disciple to keep with Shakira’s plan? (Yeah, we admit having a chef and fitness coach would definitely help.)