Gina Rodriguez likes to stay in shape with her sweetie by her side.
“He’s taught me everything,” Rodriguez told ET.
LoCicero returned the sentiment, saying, “Oh, she learns quick. She pushes me hard.”
Asked to share advice on her key to staying healthy, the Jane the Virgin star said, “Food, eat clean. Eat well. Everything you put in your body is definitely how your body will respond, so be in tune and eat well.”
“To do Muay Thai, you have to build up your strength and stamina,” Rodriguez said, revealing that she and her boyfriend Joe LoCicero traveled to Thailand to learn from the pros. “It’s mind over matter, you’re pushing yourself. What I like best about it is the sense of inner strength it gives me. Knowing I can protect myself is a powerful feeling.”
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The actress said that her filming schedule allows for working out four to six days a week. She mixes up her training to include weights, boxing, running and yoga alongside the Muay Thai.
“It’s empowering to see the shift in my body,” she said. “That feeling of strength is amazing. I can even do pull-ups now! That was Joe’s idea — he trains me.”