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Massy Arias in Two-Piece Workout Gear Shares "Core and Abs Workout"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Massy Arias is a successful fitness trainer and influencer. She has a strong following on social media. Arias shared a core workout on her Instagram this week. In it, she is seen doing upward dog to a plank, side plank pulses, side planks with knee drives, side plank rotations, and side plank adductions. Arias captioned the post, "Another one!! Core and Abs with a side of shoulders-you better save this one and share with a friend 💜 Training your core in all planes of motion with this one. Took some of my favorite movements from my programs to bring you a routine that will strengthen, mobilize you, and help you build functional muscles not just a six pack." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Massy Arias stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Loves Fruit

Arias shared what she eats in a day in this YouTube video. For breakfast, she enjoys a lot of fruit. Arias says that she loves bananas, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. states that fruit has a lot of benefits. "Fruits are a good source of vitamins and minerals, recognized for their role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. People who incorporate fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy eating pattern have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. USDA's MyPlate encourages filling half of the plate with fruits and vegetables at mealtimes. Fruits are an important part of a healthy eating pattern and the source of many vital nutrients, including potassium, folate (folic acid), and antioxidants including polyphenols. Fruit such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and citrus also contain phytochemicals that are being studied for their added health benefits."


She Loves Chia Seeds


In her YouTube video, Arias revealed that she loves chia seeds as a snack. The Mayo Clinic states, "Chia seeds have many nutritional benefits. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Chia provides a similar amount of omega-3 fatty acids as ground flaxseed in the form of alpha linolenic acid, or ALA. They can help with weight loss. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, which can improve heart health, reduce cholesterol levels and promote intestinal health. Fiber takes longer to digest and makes you feel satisfied longer, which is how it can help with weight loss and decrease your risk of developing diabetes or heart disease. Eating a diet rich in fiber also is shown to protect against colorectal cancer."


She Does Yoga

Arias shares a lot of workouts on her YouTube channel. In this video, she does a yoga inspired workout. The Mayo Clinic reports that yoga has a lot of benefits. "It is not uncommon these days for people to report neck and back pain, and poor range of motion in their thoracic spine due to constant sitting, typing on computers and looking down at cellphones. Yoga is excellent in improving thoracic range of motion because many poses involve extending the body through the rib cage and using strength to hold these postures. Yoga incorporates all four motions of the spine: flexion, extension, rotation and side-bending. Therefore, yoga can prevent stiffness and disuse that also can occur with age. Being able to control the available range of motion in joints is crucial to good posture and decreasing the risk of injury."


She Trains Her Core

Arias shares a lot of core workouts on YouTube. According to Harvard Health, having a strong core is important. "Weak, tight, or unbalanced core muscles can undermine you in any of these realms. And while it's important to build a strong core, it's unwise to aim all your efforts at developing rippling abs. Overtraining abdominal muscles while snubbing muscles of the back and hip can set you up for injuries and cut athletic prowess. If washboard abs are your holy grail, it's essential to trim body fat through diet and aerobic exercise and build strong abdominal muscles through frequent core exercise sessions."


She Jumps Rope

Arias loves to jump rope to stay in shape. She does a jump rope workout in this video on her YouTube channel. Piedmont Health states that jumping rope has a lot of benefits. "It's an amazing total body exercise that engages all of the major muscle groups," says Clinton Maclin, ACSM CEP-CPO, an exercise physiologist and safety coach at Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center.  "You can use it to warm up or as a stand-alone exercise, and it incorporates cardiovascular exercise and resistance training."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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