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Hot latina Massy Arias shows off how fitness helped her to beat depression

Who would ever know that once totally depressed Massy Arias locked herself indoors for eight months. Time went by, and now she boasts her ripped physique over 2,5 million online fans.

“When I say fitness saved me, I don’t mean just the exercise,” says Arias.

[Read below and tag a friend] Gm loves ✨A positive day starts with implanting positive thoughts in your mind. Take a few mins this morning to meditate and center your thoughts. The world is moving fast and time can fly right in front of our eyes without even noticing it. if we aren't taking advantage of every second, every minute, and every hour, then we are just existing and not really living! Take 10 minutes of your day to disconnect and change the negatives into positives…our mind is a powerful tool, use it! ??: @simonneedhamphotography WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #ma30day #mawarrior #ChildofGod __________________________________________________ Un día positivo comienza con implantando pensamientos positivos en tu mente. Tóma unos minutos esta mañana para meditar y centrar tus pensamientos. El mundo se está moviendo rápidamente y el tiempo puede volar justo en frente de nuestros ojos sin darnos cuenta. Si no aprovechamos cada segundo, cada minuto, y cada momento, sólo estamos existiendo y no viviendo en el! Toma 10 minutos de día para desconectar y cambiar los negativos en positivos … nuestra mente es una herramienta poderosa…Úsala! ??: @simonneedhamphotography WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #hijadecristo

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Having almostly destroyed mental health 29-year-old, formerly known as MankoFit, could barely do three push-ups when she started working out as a way to overcome depression in 2012.

“With no school, no boyfriend, and no job, I isolated myself in my room. I didn’t have an appetite, started losing my hair, and refused to shower. Despite all of that, I didn’t want to go on medication for my depression because I didn’t want to depend on it. Instead, I tried a bunch of homeopathic remedies, like St. John’s wort and hypnotherapy, which didn’t work,” she told Cosmopolitan.

"Fitness isn't a punishment; It's a blessing. Nutrition isn't restrictive; It's healing. Health isn't a one-size-fits-all thing and may not look the same for everyone, but it is something worth fighting for" Fitness for me is fun. It's magical. It's worth smiling for. Oh, my outfit though #c9 @target did I say it's reversible? ? wait for it, I'll show you guys later. Good morning tribe! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #c9attarget #childofGod #ma30day _____________________________________________________________ El fitness no es un castigo; Es una bendición; La nutrición no es restrictiva; Es curativa; La salud no es una-talla -sirve-para-todos y lo más probable es que no luzca igual en todos nosotros, pero es algo que vale la pena pelear por conseguirla. Para mi el fitness es mágico. Es divertido. Es mi pasión. Oh, mi vestuario chichas de #C9 de @target . Buenos días mi tribu! #hijadecristo

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Originally from the Dominican Republic, this tattooed beauty has the body of a Goddess, which she admits to having built herself, literally from scratch.

Massiel “Massy” Indhira Arias’ whole fitness journey and techniques are self-taught. Since she has never been affluent enough to be able to hire a personal trainer or to enroll into excellent courses, she ended up in the library looking up books to learn the correct way to train and the right way to eat.

You cannot break a woman who knows her worth. Who loves herself. Who is unapologetically fearless! This world will try to break you and make you doubt yourself, if you don’t believe deep down that you were put on this earth to shine. So what if some people had better starting points in life? You can either fall under your circumstances, or continue making a path with what you have available. Break the stereotype! It takes someone who doesn’t fear failure. It takes putting you ego to the side, to want to work on becoming a better a better human. It takes resilience to not lose your integrity or change your plan when things get tough. You were meant to flourish. I’m not telling you this because I want to be cliché. I am telling you this because I am a living breathing testimony of this. Are you going to live a life wondering what you could have been? You my tribe, are destined for greatness! #childofGod ______________________________________________________ No puedes romper a una mujer que sabe lo que ella vale. Quién se ama a sí misma, y no se arrepiente de ser intrépida. Este mundo intentará romperte y hacerte dudar de ti mismo, si no crees que fuiste puesto en esta tierra para brillar. Entonces, ¿qué importa si algunas personas tienen mejores puntos de partida en la vida? O caes bajo a tus circunstancias, o continuas haciendo un camino con lo que tienes disponible. ¡Rompe el estereotipo! Se necesita a alguien que no tema el fracaso. Se necesita poner tu ego a un lado para querer convertirte en un mejor ser humano. Se necesita ser implacable para no perder tu integridad o cambiar tu plan cuando las cosas se ponen difíciles. Tú estás destinado a florecer. No te estoy diciendo esto porque quiero ser un cliché. Te lo digo porque soy un testimonio en vida de esto. ¿Vas a vivir una vida preguntándote qué podrías haber sido? ¡Ustedes mi tribu, están destinados a ser grandes! #hijadecristo

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She is candidly open about her lack of formal training background but claims that her knowledge is sound enough to be modeled according to the different individual needs of her clients.

“Every time I stepped into the gym, I stepped outside of my comfort zone. It was a mental release. My workouts would sometimes be as long as two hours because I wanted to feel good, and what made me feel good was pushing myself at the gym. Now, I realize that was overtraining, but at the time, I didn’t know what I was doing.”

Monday’s are meant to be crushed. [Read below tribe] who is ready to kill it this week? Whatever obstacles you faced last week are is not permanent. Turn those obstacles into learning experiences that will help you adopt a new perspective. Leave the past in the past where it belongs. Dwelling on things that already happened will not solve your problems, instead, it will discourage you from working towards where you want to be in the future. Don’t get in your own way, instead, focus on a solution that will help you to continue moving forward. Every day is a new day to adopt a new perspective. If things don’t go as you expect them, learn, and grow. Let’s get it tribe! @mawarriors #childlfGod #mondaymotivation #ma30day __________________________________________________ Los lunes son para crear nuevas perspectivas. Cualquier obstáculo que se te presentó la semana pasada no es permanente. Convierte esos obstáculos en experiencias de aprendizaje. Adopta una nueva forma de pensar! Deja el pasado donde tiene que estar; en el pasado. Seguir pensando en lo que te ocurrió no va a solucionar el problema, sino, que te detendrá a seguir trabajando en las metas que tienes para ti mismo. Piensa en cómo aprenderás de lo que te ha pasado para ponerlo en práctica en tu presente. Todos los días podemos crear una nueva perspectiva. Porque no perdemos, o ganamos, o aprendemos. Dale mi tribu!

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After creating her own page on Instagram, she soon started receiving messages from strangers asking to train them.

“I told them I wasn’t a certified personal trainer, but they didn’t care, and I did enough research about fitness to feel confident that I could show them proper form. So I brought them to my gym and led them through my typical workout, we’d do basic things like squats, deadlifts, and bicep curls.”

“This probably sounds controversial, but I wasn’t worried people would get hurt because we weren’t doing any moves that thought were super strenuous or complicated. It was more like we were working out together than me actually training them, but I charged $400 for 12 sessions with me,” she said.

According to her official website, Massy’s training style incorporates various techniques including resistance training, calisthenics, yoga, high-intensity interval training, and sprinting. She avoids sticking to a specific manner in order to keep workouts exciting, fun and fresh.

Clients learn how to adopt health and fitness as a lifestyle beyond just losing weight. Her perspective on achieving the healthy balance between the mind and body surpasses attain desirable aesthetics.

“I one day hope to influence a new generation of trainers to teach people a lifestyle instead of a quick fix to get a bikini body. I want to teach people to fully believe that being healthy really is being happy.”

Who is BACK in the gym again? I AM ??? PS: Tuesday I'll be 4 weeks #postpartum. Video is sped up. READ BELOW ???Tag a friend, here is my first postpartum routine. Easing into small movements to strengthen my pelvic floor and abdominales safely. •Some tips: Kegels : this is a must. Start doing them asap! Leg slides: tighten your abdominal muscles pressing your lower back to the floor as you breathe out. Slide your feet away from your body slowly, using your abdominal muscles to keep your back flat on the floor. Glute bridges: make sure your hips are neutral. Squeeze those coconuts as you exhale and raise your hips to the ceiling. Tighten your core! Cat/Cow: Inhale as you pull your abs towards your spine, and slowly exhale stretching your abs. Six weeks is the approximate time most women will take off to fully heal (c-sections might take longer). We are all different so please consult a doctor first and get clearance. Putting together this pre-postpartum program will be so much fun! HAPPY SATURDAY LOVES…I AM SO HAPPY I WAS ABLE TO MOVE TODAY! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #childofGod #ma30day _____________________________________________________________ Quién es esa en el gym? Menciona a una amiga que haya tenido un bebe recientemente. Mi primera rutina postparto casi a 4 semanas de tener a @growingupindi. Estos son movimientos pequeños pero eficientes. Consulta a tu doctor 1ro antes de comenzar cualquier movimiento. Usualmente las mujeres que hayan tenido cesáreas necesitarán más tiempo para recuperarse. Consejos: Kegels: comiéncenlos de inmediato! Desplazamiento de pierna: mantén tu espalda baja pegada al piso todo el tiempo que hagas este movimiento y enfoca en contrae tus abdominales al bajar la pierna y exhalar. Puente: exhala y contrae tus abdominales al subir tus caderas al cielo. Mantén us caderas siempre neutrales y aprieta bien los cocos. Gato/Vaca: inhala al hacer el gato. Imagina que llevas tus abdominales a tu espina al hacer el movimiento y exhala y estira tus abdominales. Repite estos ejercicios 3-4 veces de una forma lenta y moderada. Enfócate en conectar tu mente con tus músculos. Concéntrate en las respiraciones! #Hijadecristo

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#FBF DROP IT LIKE A SQUAT ??? @Mawarriors TODAY IS LEG DAY FOR OUR #ma30day WINTER PROGRAM, AND EVEN THOUGH FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS I'LL BE FOCUSING ONLY ON FLEXIBILITY, I KNOW YOU LADIES WILL KILL IT! Getting ready for the baby to come. Losing muscle or strength doesn't concern me. It'll be a fun journey to show you all how I'll get it back. Muscle memory is real. Now let's get flexible! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #legday #mawarrior #childofGod _____________________________________________________________ Una fotito vieja porque hoy es día de piernas para el programa #ma30day de invierno. Aunque me estaré solo enfocando en flexibilidad estás últimas 4 semanas para prepararme para la llegada de la bebe, yo sé que las reinas de @mawarriors me harán muy feliz y orgullosa. El perder músculo y fuerza la verdad que no me preocupa. Todos tenemos memoria muscular y será muy divertido y excitante mostrarle cómo recupero estos dos elementos. Así que a volvernos flexibles! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #hijadecristo

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An oldie but a goodie, HAPPY SATURDAY LOVES ??? TODAY's WOD [tag your BFF or workout buddy] @mawarriors Challenge: pair two of these exercises as a superset ( back to back with no rest in between). Perform each exercise of every superset for 1 minute each. 1-1.30s rest in between sets. Perform 3 sets of each superset. NOTE: I am using my mini bands for better glute activation and engagement. Making sure my knees do not adduct at any time. GOODLUCK, LET'S MOVE! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #ChildofGod #mawarrior #ma30day # __________________________________________________ UN VIDEO VIEJO PERO BUENO, FELIZ SÁBADO MI GENTE??? [Menciona a un amigo, retalos] Desafió: combina dos de estos ejercicios para hacerlos en superconjunto (un ejercicio seguido por el otro sin ningún descanso entre los dos). Haz cda ejercicio por un minuto completo . 1-1.30s de descanso entre series. Realiza tres circuitos de cada superconjunto. Nota:estoy usando las bandas de resistencia para mejor activación y reclutamiento de glúteo. Lo que busco es que mis rodillas no tengan ninguna aducción mientras hago las sentadillas. BUENA SUERTE, A MOVERNOS! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #hijadecristo

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