Posted 17 December 2012 by Interview:

Yarishna Nicole Ayala Otero


How/when did you get started in training
and living a fit lifestyle?

I started at a competitive fitness level when my twin sister got pregnant, we were professional salsa dancers. When I heard the news I asked to myself "And now what will I do?" from that moment I made the decision, and started to compete in the fitness bikini category.


How do you stay motivated?

My greatest motivation is looking in the mirror and seeing the radical changes in my body, knowing it is a product of my effort and dedication.

What types of cardio have worked best for you?

The best cardio for me is track running.


Do you have a favourite healthy food?

I love chicken breast with baked potato.

What does your diet consist of?

My diet consists of eating chicken breast, fish, baked potato,
green grapes, oats, and egg whites.


How do you deal with cravings for junk foods,
sweets and salty food?

Well, I think that when your body gets used to a healthy diet, the temptations are not as frequent as before.
I could say that my weakness is sweets but over time I have learned to control it.


What are your top 3 favourite exercises?

  • Running on the track
  • Ab crunches
  • Lunges

Do you listen to music whilst you train?

While I'm training I like to listen to salsa.


What is your training routine like?

I train Monday through Saturday, three days at the gym, in which my training consists of weight training and the other three days on the track. My day of rest is Sunday. My coach is Carlos Ayala better known as "Cholo".


Do you set short and long term goals?

Does winning the lotto count? LOL… just kidding! My goal is to become one of the best bikini competitors in the world because as they say, "If you do something you love you’ll never work a day in your life."


What are you most proud of?

I'm proud of the changes I have made with my body, I'm even more proud to know that everything is a product of my effort and dedication.

Have you had any obstacles or setbacks
towards achieving your goal physique?

There will always be obstacles along the way but it is within us to keep fighting or to give up. Only ourselves have the ability to fight every day to fulfill our dreams.


How do you measure your progress?

I measure my progress through every competition
comparing pictures and videos.

Who are your favourite, athletes or fitness models?

What supplements would you use/recommend if any?

  1. Lipo 6x (Nutrex)
  2. Glutamine
  3. Muscle Infusion Chocolate (Nutrex)

What tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine, CutandJacked physique like yours?

I believe that the combination of a balanced diet, good supplements
and exercise is the key to a healthy body.


Yarishna Nicole Ayala Otero

Year of birth: May 9, 1991
Weight: 125
Height: 5'5



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