Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Weight Loss & Dieting

Sofia Vergara stays fit and fabulous at 41: 'I love looking as hot as possible'

See also

Those curves, that energy, that laugh: "Modern Family" superstar Sofia Vergara makes us all want to be 41. So what are her secrets? A determination to do what it takes to look as sexy and slim as possible, reported Contact Music on Feb. 4.

''I won't go out of the house without getting dressed up and wearing make-up because I don't want paparazzi photos of myself looking a mess all over the Internet. I don't mind, I'm a Latina and love looking as hot as possible," Sofia told Britain's Hello magazine.

And she takes pride in maintaining her weight as she gets older, in particular admiring her own bikini body in photos.

Sofia's proud comment: "My son took a picture and I saw it, and I was impressed with myself," reported People magazine on Feb. 4.

"I mean, I'm 41, so you don't take that for granted," Sofia added.

As for her whittled waistline, Sofia works closely with her trainer Gunnar Peterson, author of "The Workout: Core Secrets from Hollywood's #1 Trainer."

Gunnar told FitSugar that he's a believer in burning more calories by working your entire body.

"I don’t do that many isolation movements, like single joint stuff," Gunnar says. "I do bigger movements. If we’re going to do a lunge, we’re probably going to add an upper body component to it, like a lunge with a wood chop, a side lunge with a wood chop, or a rear lunge with a lateral raise, or a forward lunge with a front raise."

The result: You can get lots of calorie-burning bang for your time.

"Five minutes for a warmup, 30 minutes for a workout, and five minutes for a stretch and a cooldown. By the end, that’s 40 minutes," Gunnar says.

He's created several workout DVDs designed to give you a star body, such as "Core Secrets: Off the Ball - Legs, Glutes & Abs" (click for details) and "Core Secrets: Gunnar's Hard Body Challenge."

As for diet, Gunnar recommends avoiding carbohydrates as the day goes on. Have a special event? Then cut out starchy carbs such as rice, grains, pastas, oatmeal, and potatoes, as well as sodium, since all of these make your body retain water, "which blurs, to a certain degree, definition and muscle separation," he says.



  • Transgender cop
    A transgender police officer is stepping down from her position to run for office
    Political Office
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Easter Eggs
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Subway Message
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Get Tips
  • Limes
    Rising cost of limes could be putting the squeeze on your favorite restaurant
    Expensive Limes
  • Pope Francis
    Religion: Pope Francis instructs how to fight against Satan
    Morning Mass

Related Videos:

  • Kendra Lynne
    <div class="video-info" data-id="516906324" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • What is fermented food
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Bananas for recovery
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!