Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956) is an American actor and director.
I do Pilates and yoga at a studio four or five times a week, depending on my schedule. If I’m filming, I’m really rigorous about my workout … I have a bike and like to ride it recreationally. At home, maybe I’ll speed-walk on the treadmill.
According to a 2012 interview with sun-sentinel.com”
Q: Why do you keep fit?
A: [Working out] makes me feel good — it’s weird not being active. And obviously you want to look great in front of the camera. Whoever says they don’t is lying. There’s no negative to working out.
Q: What’s your workout routine?
A: I do Pilates and yoga at a studio four or five times a week, depending on my schedule. If I’m filming, I’m really rigorous about my workout … I have a bike and like to ride it recreationally. At home, maybe I’ll speed-walk on the treadmill.
Q: Why so much Pilates and yoga?
A: I used to dance for 15 years. Pilates makes your body lean and flexible so it’s similar to what dance would provide for me. And yoga is really good for your mind, keeping you centered. Calm. Yoga, you get a good workout as well, and you can lean out.
But with Pilates you’re toning more specific muscle areas. Especially for me, in the butt area, that’s the best area, and thighs and abs to get more definition. I like the constant flow of moving your body and having good balance. And it’s good to keep your body flexible.
I have sciatica in my right leg, and yoga and Pilates are so good for that. But especially yoga because you’re really stretching. With sciatica, you get the pain when you’re sitting still.
Q: Played any sports?
A: Basketball from fourth grade to 10th grade. Also a cheerleader, dance captain. All of the ballerinas were cheerleaders. But basketball was my sport. And still is. All the time I play pickup games with my 10-year-old brother and dad.
Q: Do you smoke or have any other health vices?
A: I don’t smoke cigarettes at all. That’s the No. 1 thing to cut out if you want to be healthy.
Q: Do you have a typical daily diet?
A: I stay away from gluten and dairy. I’m not tolerant of those. In the mornings, I’ll have gluten-free oats with almond milk or gluten-free toast with avocado, tomato. I love vegetables.
In my coffee, a little coconut milk … and I don’t add sugar. Not much of a sweet tooth. I used to eat a lot of junk food when younger. But as I’ve gotten older, being healthy is more of a priority. If I’m in my car all day running errands, I’ll eat from a bag of sliced apples.
Lunch is salads or a gluten-free sandwich. For dinner, usually I’ll have a protein and vegetable like greens.
Q: What do you drink?
A: Water. Don’t really drink soda or juices.
A: On occasion. I don’t react well to it. It gives me a bad feeling the next morning, like a weird anxiety.
Q: Take vitamins or sports nutrition products?
A: In the morning, 1 ounce of noni fruit, a Tahitian fruit that’s good for the skin and immune system and energy. Very tart.
I take 15 vitamins a day: 5,000 (IU) of vitamin D; 1,000 mg of the purest form of vitamin C; multivitamins. D vitamins are for skin. My doctor does a lot of Eastern medicine so he suggests ones that are good for my body.
According to a webmd article:
For Garcia, Pilates has the benefit of keeping his back in prime shape for hitting the fairway, an activity more obviously in keeping with his “Terry Benedict” Las Vegas casino boss image (the role he is reprising for the third time this summer, alongside fellow Ocean’s 13 stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon). “Pilates seems to be essential to keeping a healthy back,” he says, “especially if you want to play golf once a week.”