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Superman Star Maria Gabriela De Faria in Workout Gear is "Working Out With the Destroyer" 

Here is everything you need to know about the workout and her other exercise habits.

Maria Gabriela De Faria is training with Jennifer Holland – and looking super fit. In a new video shared by both of the stars, they break a sweat during an intense strength and weight training session. "Working out with the destroyer," she captioned the clip. How does the Superman star maintain her fit physique? Here is everything you need to know about her diet and exercise routine. 


Vegan Diet

María consumes zero animal products. Her veganism was inspired by her cat. "It might sound crazy but that's how it all started," she told Modern Wellness Guide. "I started thinking how crazy it was for me to love and care for my cat and at the same time pay for somebody to kill, cut, and package another animal who feels the same amount of pain, joy, happiness, and desires as my cat," she said. "It's a statement about peace, love, and kindness to every single being on the planet." María's vegan diet fuels her workouts. "It made me faster and stronger than ever and gave me all the energy I needed to wake up at 4 a.m., work out, and then go on a 16-hour work day," she said. 


Regular Hikes

You can often find María hiking, "one of the best ways to get exercise," the National Parks Service says, Some of the physical benefits include building stronger muscles and bones, improving your sense of balance, improving your heart health, and decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems. It also offers many mental health benefits, according to a Stanford University study. 


She Sticks to Healthy Snacks


María loves to snack. However, she makes sure to keep healthy snack on hand so she doesn't reach for junk. "When I went fully vegan, I educated myself in terms of what to eat at different times and for different situations. Now I know that success comes with being prepared, so I don't leave my place without nuts or fruit. It's just that easy," she told Modern Wellness Guide.


Strength and Weight Training

To get ready for Superman: Legacy she spent a lot of time at the gym: "Now you know why I've been working out like a crazy person." Her routine consists of a lot of weight and strength training exercises, using hand weights and body weight. 




María loves to cook. "It takes no time to cook some rice and roast some veggies," she says. "Just eat what comes from the earth, like rice, quinoa, all types of beans, all kinds of veggies, all fruits, all the nuts," she added, revealing that she also stays away from processed foods. "Make sure your food is full of color and life."


Here Is Her Workout

In their workout video the women do "a combination of dumbbell squats and step ups," says  Kendra Gamble, HIT Fitness Training, Huntingdon Valley, PA, NPTI Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Consultant. They also do kneeling alternating ball slams and a "Plank up burpee but just without the jump at the end," she says.

Leah Groth
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