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The way many Latinas are built — with strong, shapely lower halves — you’d think we’d be natural cyclists. For María del P. Vázquez, that was exactly the case. When the 41-year-old started spin classes seven years ago as a way to cope with a bitter divorce, the mother of three from Caguas, Puerto Rico, discovered a hidden talent and fun hobby that led her to the ride of her life: completing the 2012 Tour de France course as part of an amateur team of Americans called the Rêve (“dream” in French).
Fitness isn’t just about being able to squeeze into skinny jeans and minidresses —you’ve got Spanx for that. Truth is, you want to feel sexy, beautiful, confident and, above all, healthy so you can dance the night away with your girlfriends, kick the ball around with your kids and be up for whatever steamy adventure your partner proposes. Now, if only finding the perfect workout plan was as simple as purchasing shapewear.