Adriana Lima loves to box
Adriana Lima practices boxing to keep fit as she finds it both physically and mentally challenging.
Adriana Lima goes boxing to keep fit.
The Brazilian model - who trains with fitness instructor Michael Olajide Jr. - is stimulated by the sport as she finds it both physically and mentally challenging.
She said: ''I've been doing boxing for many years - over ten years!
''I came here to New York and I met Michael, and we started working out, and it's become a passion of mine really. I found this workout because I'm really an energetic person.
''I love challenges, I love intensity and I also like to challenge my mind ... You use a lot of concentration; it's really mental.''
The brunette beauty was inspired to take up boxing at a young age after she saw the iconic red gloves.
She told Latina.com: ''The first time I heard of boxing I was about nine years old. My mum had a girlfriend that boxed, and I remember she came in the house with her red gloves and I thought, 'Wow, those are really really cool!' And I was like,'One day I'm going to try that'.''