Popular fitness influencer Sonia Isaza motivates people around the world to exercise by sharing workout ideas on Instagram. Posting in her native language of Spanish, she's a source of inspiration to those looking to mix up their fitness routines or get a little encouragement that incredible results are within reach if they can stay on track.
Born in 1988, the exuberant fitness model hails from Pereira, a city of almost a half-million people in the western part of Colombia. In her 20s, Sonia became interested in exercise, and she set a goal to get stronger and more toned and transform her physique. She learned the basics of nutrition and fitness, pushing herself to continually train harder.
As her discipline and hard work translated into results, Sonia began documenting her training regimen on social media, eventually building a loyal community of 3.2 million Instagram followers. Her cardio and strength-training workouts offer a wealth of ideas to those looking to add variety to their personal routines. Sonia alternates between using weight machines, barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, exercise balls, and her own body weight. Each workout focuses on specific muscle areas, such as the lower body or abs.
Instead of shooting a full follow-along exercise video, Sonia bundles her routines into bite-sized packages. She shows how to do each exercise and indicates the number of sets and reps performed. One of Sonia's back and shoulder workouts, for example, involves five weight-training exercises: military press with dumbbells, single-arm lateral raise using a dumbbell, lat pulls using a machine, bent-over barbell rows, and combined barbell curls and presses. She performs four sets of 15 to 20 reps along with a good dose of cardio.
Oodles of fun and glamorous posts are available on Sonia's social media when it's time for a break from the tough exercise routines. The fitness model showcases her sculpted physique by modeling swimwear and workout fashions. She often promotes clothing from Florida-based Blue Body Brazil and offers discount codes to followers who want to purchase the pieces. Those who enjoy a bit of celebrity romance can find that on her Instagram, too. Sonia's dating footballer Arturo Vidal, who plays for the Chilean national soccer team and Inter Milan in Italy's Serie A.