Gina Rodriguez credits her father for teaching her how to box since he’s a former boxing referee. Though she’s upped her game and over the last year she’s been practicing Muay Thai and even visited Thailand with her boyfriend, Joe where they trained with champions.
“I’m the strongest I’ve ever been,” says Gina, 33 to Shape Magazine. “Doing Muay Thai taught me so much about my body. Now I view it as an engine that keeps me active and healthy.” Muay Thai, also known as Thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. To do this sport you have to build up your strength and stamina. “What I like best about it is the sense of inner strength it gives me. Knowing I can protect myself is a powerful feeling,” she says.