Sure, she’s a Tony-winning Broadway star with an immaculate voice. But Cynthia Erivo is also a star when it comes to fitness.
The Color Purple actress has been using her social media platforms to promote fitness and encourage hew followers to live healthy lifestyles. Cynthia admits she’s been an avid “fitness fiend” since she was a teenager. “I love that I can demonstrate that it’s OK to look and be strong,” she told Cosmo. “I had a dance instructor who used to say that you should stay fit for the job, not let the job make you fit. I’ve always been of that philosophy. If your body is working correctly and then you get a cold or something, that cold probably won’t knock you out as hard as it would have if you weren’t healthy. Keep yourself fit and you’ll be able to do the job.”
Although the talented Broadway standout made headlines across with her recent Tony Award win for Best Actress in a Musical, she revealed that she tries not to focus on all the buzz and instead keep her eyes on the bigger goal of making a lasting impact on the audiences who come to see the show. “I try to ignore the Tonys buzz as much as possible. It’s wonderful to be thought of that way, but I have to kind of pretend it’s not happening so I can keep focus. It’s about the work I’m doing, and it’s more than enough to come away knowing that people are changed when they leave the theater.”
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