Queen Letizia is one of the most elegant European royals, admired for her impeccable style and slim figure. But how does the Queen of Spain manage to keep fit at 48?
Her personal trainer, José Ignacio Hernández- Coronado, explained it is easy to get Queen Letizia’s slim figure and toned arms by following the right exercises but some effort is required.
“Strengthening your arms requires effort and patience because the force of gravity is stronger in women than in men,” he explained.
According to the trainer, she spends three days a week working on her biceps and triceps.
A former worker of the Zarzuela Palace, the permanent residence of the Spanish royals, revealed: “She is extra disciplined with her sports routines.
“She is an early riser, gets up around 7am and usually takes advantage of that first hour to do some running through the Zarzuela gardens.
“The queen has a personal trainer who comes to the property almost daily.
“She trains in the family’s private gym, different from the one the others have.
“She does weight sessions and cardio exercises to tone up, and has tried boxing.
However, there is no weight loss success story without a good diet plan.
Queen Letizia combines her workout routine with a Mediterranean diet and avoids sugar at all costs.
“Proteins (in poultry and fish, in vegetables such as seeds, legumes, soybeans and nuts) are the structural base of muscle and are necessary to produce muscle fibres,” explained Jose Ignacio.
The royal is also a follower of the famous Perricone Diet, which involves eating foods that reduce inflammation and are filled with anti-ageing properties.