Miss Universe Gabriela Berrios talks about her fitness secret

Before the month is out a new Miss Universe will be crowned, and the reigning beauty queen, Gabriela Berrios will no longer hold the title of “most beautiful woman in the universe.” While the Puerto Rican beauty will have to give up her station, she indicated to the media she will continue in her humanitarian efforts and her personal health goals. SEE ALSO: Meet the Latin American and Spain beauties at Miss Universe Those who are familiar with Gabriela’s story know she was not always what the beauty industry would consider slim, and much of her life was spent combating obesity that also affected her immediate family. “When I was 14-years-old I weighed approximately 170 pounds,” the pageant winner said in an official Miss Universe interview. “For this reason, I was teased at school and remarks were made that lowered my self-esteem. For some reason my family genetically is a little chubby an can gain weight easily. I made the decision to change. I lost over 60 pounds and went from a size 14 to a size 2. Thanks to motivation and the experiences I had in my life, I was able to go after my dreams.” Gabriela Berrios credits her weightloss and toned figure to running and an emerging fitness program named  Xco Latin Workout. The exercise routine is the brain child of trainer Jackie Rodriguez, who wanted to share her weight loss success post-childbirth with other women. Jackie’s workout combines Latin rhythms and movements with light weight training to help clients tone as they burn calories more efficiently. According to the website, the Xco Latin Workout is a full-body workout with special attention placed on the arms and core, and the program claims to help people burn 33 percent mroe calories than they would in traditional cardio workouts. SEE ALSO: Venezuelan beauty queens: But at what cost? “I love to run,” said Gabriela in the interview. “I also practice a new program called Xco Latin Workout. Not many people know it, but it helped me to tone my body and take better care of my physical condition.” Gabriela’s rise to the ultimate title of Miss Universe has been a story of encouragement for many young women who, because of physical barriers like obesity, have found themselves victims of bullying and low self-esteem.The post Miss Universe Gabriela Berrios talks about her fitness secret appeared first on Voxxi.

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Before the month is out a new Miss Universe will be crowned, and the reigning beauty queen, Gabriela Berrios will no longer hold the title of “most beautiful woman in the universe.” While the Puerto Rican beauty will have to give up her station, she indicated to the media she will continue in her humanitarian efforts and her personal health goals.

SEE ALSO: Meet the Latin American and Spain beauties at Miss Universe

Those who are familiar with Gabriela’s story know she was not always what the beauty industry would consider slim, and much of her life was spent combating obesity that also affected her immediate family.

“When I was 14-years-old I weighed approximately 170 pounds,” the pageant winner said in an official Miss Universe interview. “For this reason, I was teased at school and remarks were made that lowered my self-esteem. For some reason my family genetically is a little chubby an can gain weight easily. I made the decision to change. I lost over 60 pounds and went from a size 14 to a size 2. Thanks to motivation and the experiences I had in my life, I was able to go after my dreams.”

Gabriela Berrios credits her weightloss and toned figure to running and an emerging fitness program named  Xco Latin Workout. The exercise routine is the brain child of trainer Jackie Rodriguez, who wanted to share her weight loss success post-childbirth with other women. Jackie’s workout combines Latin rhythms and movements with light weight training to help clients tone as they burn calories more efficiently.

According to the website, the Xco Latin Workout is a full-body workout with special attention placed on the arms and core, and the program claims to help people burn 33 percent mroe calories than they would in traditional cardio workouts.

SEE ALSO: Venezuelan beauty queens: But at what cost?

“I love to run,” said Gabriela in the interview. “I also practice a new program called Xco Latin Workout. Not many people know it, but it helped me to tone my body and take better care of my physical condition.”

Gabriela’s rise to the ultimate title of Miss Universe has been a story of encouragement for many young women who, because of physical barriers like obesity, have found themselves victims of bullying and low self-esteem.

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