Shakira Reveals Her Fitness Secrets in Women's Health April 2014
While showing off her flawless tummy for the Jeff Lipsky-shot spread, the 37-year-old singer dished about everything from her favorite workouts to her time on "The Voice."
Highlights from Shakira's Q&A session are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Women's Health!
On her workout regime:
"I try to eat healthy and I try to exercise. Not only going to the gym, because sometimes I do get tired of working out, the gym, the treadmill, the stuff that all women dread. I recently decided to just do sports, because they're so much fun and they accomplish the same purpose, which is ultimately to keep you fit. So I planned a whole day routine or roller skating, playing basketball, and playing tennis and swimming. So every day I would do something different and that seemed to put me back in shape. I didn't have a maternity leave. After I delivered my baby, I had to come to Los Angeles to do 'The Voice.'"
On her love for dance:
"I think that I've been dancing since the moment I was born. That's an exaggeration, of course, but I think it's such a cultural thing too. In Colombia, people dance. It's what you do."
On her coaching on "The Voice":
"I had a great time working on 'The Voice.' It was fun-quintessentially fun- and that's why I'm coming back. Hanging out with the guys, you know, they're tough cookies. I got to say, but it's a blast."
On her single "Hips Don't Lie":
"The reason why I named that song like that is because, when I'm in the studio, I know when a song is ready and it can be taken out of the oven, and it's exactly when my hips start moving. So I used to say to my musicians, 'My hips don't lie! Are they moving? They're not moving! So this is not ready.' And that's how I came up with it, the idea for the song."
Photo Credit: Jeff Lipsky for Women's Health