There's a sense of seriousness in Maris Racal's rather puppy eyes I've never seen before. And showbiz onlookers have been saying it's her recent discovery of fitness that has ignited this threatening flame in her gaze. The actress-musician-performer's new habit has been knocking everyone's feed off, with double tap-worthy photos showing her impressive musculature. It's the product of her relatively young fitness journey—while she engaged in softball and won at competitions way back, she only took on weightlifting and hardcore training within the past year.
Maris' venture into fitness seems to coincide with her growth as an artist. Gone are the days when she'd take on supporting roles as she is now top-billing bigger characters including upcoming primetime heavy drama Pamilya Ko, and carrying major collaborations like "Abot Langit" which she did recently with living OPM legend Rico Blanco. She's also set to star in a rom-com with the equally talented Iñigo Pascual.
At almost 22, Maris, in fitness terms, might just be warming up.
This Health & Wellness Month at ABS-CBN Lifestyle, Maris takes on our #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo role to talk about shaping in up in more ways than one. Next to working out, she also gives her two cents on how to work your way up—from your career to any adventure you choose in life!
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal: How My Viral Bikini Pic Motivated Me To Hit The Gym
Cheat Sheet: Slay With A Sexy Butt Like #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal!
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal: My Acting Journey That Started With 'MMK'
Cheat Sheet: Aim For Rock-Hard Abs With #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal!
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal: My Camera-Ready Skin Routine
Cheat Sheet: Tone Your Shoulders With #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal!
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal: 21 Things I Learned At 21
Cheat Sheet: Get Sculpted Arms With #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal!
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal: My Songwriting Journey
#ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Maris Racal: My Friendship With Loisa Andalio
#ABSCBNLifestyle Inspo Maris Racal: My Real Diet
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Produced by Barry Viloria | Creative direction by Camille Santiago and Barry Viloria | Photography by Vyn Radovan | Styling by Ryuji Shiomitsu | Makeup by Jyka Espinosa | Hair by Muriel Vega Perez | Shot on location at Anytime Fitness, EDSA Centris, Quezon City | Special thanks to Nhila Mallari and Smile Abrenica of Star Magic and Jam Parungo of Anytime Fitness
Banner image by Kang Garcia