• Sonia Isaza is a competitive bodybuilder from Colombia
• She is currently in a relationship with professional soccer player Arturo Vidal
• Sonia is known for her smith machine squats and cable crunches
• She eats a healthy diet, with a weekly 'cheat day'
• Her current net worth is estimated to be over $400,000
Who is Arturo Vidal’s girlfriend?
Sonia Isaza was born in Pereira, Colombia on 24 September 1988, so under the zodiac sign of Libra and holding Colombian nationality – she’s gained popularity through her bodybuilding career, but came into the spotlight after her and Arturo Vidal’s relationship became public.
Sonia’s early life and education
Sonia has not shared much about her early life with the public, but there is not much to be said about it as she has had quite a normal childhood. She was not interested in exercising while she was younger, but was more like other girls who went out buying clothes and going to parties. She is said to have had a lot of friends during her years in high school – although she had plans for attending college, this changed after she found passion towards exercising.
Sonia is quite secretive when it comes to her parents as she hasn’t mentioned anything about them, apparently because they are not very supportive of her career, however, none of this has been confirmed by the popular bodybuilder.
Career of a bodybuilder
Sonia started exercising when she was 22 years old. It is said that she drew inspiration from bikini models she would find in magazines, and therefore decided to start going to the gym in order to shape her body – it took some time to get her body ready for competition.
Sonia’s career was officially launched in 2006, when she moved to California to become a competitive bodybuilder – she was already well built, and quickly became the most popular Colombian bodybuilder. Sonia hasn’t stopped competing at bodybuilding events since then, and is now sponsored by a sports nutrition company based in California.
Sonia’s training and nutrition
Sonia’s most favorite exercise is smith machine squats which is done for glutes – the favorite part of her body. She prefers to use the machine because she states that it puts less stress on your lower back while it also isolates quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
Sonia’s second most favorite exercises are those done for abs – Sonia became very popular thanks to her abs. She stated that she prefers to go against the traditional approach of building your abs, as she loves to use weights while doing crunches and hanging leg raises. Another favorite exercise is cable crunches, and she usually does a couple of sets between 10 and 14 reps.
Sonia is following all the rules when it comes to nutrition, as she’s stated that nutrition is a lot more important than exercising. She eats all the healthy food including vegetables, fish and chicken, while she avoids eating fast food and anything with sugar, even though she loves to eat chocolate. She always uses her once per week ‘cheat day’ during which she can eat whatever she wants (in limits), so that your body doesn’t became used to only the food you usually eat.
Love life and relationship with Arturo Vidal
The popular Barcelona’s soccer midfielder Arturo Vidal is currently dating Sonia Isaza. The two met at the beginning of 2019, and immediately fell for one another; it was not easy for Vidal to start another relationship as he recently broke up with Maria Teresa Matus, but it now appears that he has completely forgotten about her.
Sonia can be seen during all of Vidal’s games as she wants to be there to support her boyfriend. The two are also said to be living together, even though they’ve been dating for just a couple of months now – Vidal has kids from his relationship with Maria Teresa, but this doesn’t seem to represent a problem for Sonia. The two seem to be happy together, but it doesn’t appear that they are planning to marry.
Who is Arturo Vidal?
Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo was born in Santiago, Chile on 22 May 1987, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding Chilean nationality – he’s a year older than Sonia.
Vidal is best known for his career of a professional soccer player, who is currently playing as a midfielder for Spanish club Barcelona. Thanks to his appearance while he was still playing for Juventus, Vidal is nicknamed II Guerriero which translates to ‘The Warrior’, while his fans also call him Rey Arturo or ‘King Arthur’, and La Piranha.
Vidal’s career started with the Colo-Colo team, with which he won three Chilean Primera Division titles. After his success with Colo-Colo, he moved to Europe and join Bayer Leverkusen, the Bundesliga club, staying for four years before he was signed by Italian club Juventus in 2011, and it is during those years with Juventus that he became recognized as one of the best mid-fielders in the world. He won the Italian Football Championship Scudetti in all four seasons he played with Juventus, and also helped the team reach the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final. He was ranked one of the best 10 soccer players in Europe in 2015 by UEFA.
On 28 July 2015, Vidal went back to the Bundesliga when he joined Bayern Munich, and won three consecutive Bundesliga titles with them. In 2018, he started playing for Barcelona, which is currently considered to be one of the best soccer teams on the planet.
According to authoritative sources, Vidal’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $16 million, and is steadily rising thanks to his football career. He can be found on Instagram, and his account is currently followed by more than 10.3 million people while he has uploaded nearly 1,400 pictures onto it.
Sonia’s hobbies and other interests
Sonia’s number one hobby is travelling. One of the reasons why she loves modelling is that it allows her to visit numerous attractive destinations free of charge, so she can be working and travelling at the same time. One thing about Sonia which not a lot of people know about is the fact that she is a gamer – she spends some of her free time playing video games on her Xbox console.
Even though she is very sportive and is a bodybuilder, she still has that female side meaning that she loves to go shopping. She is a big animal lover, but you are very unlikely to see her holding a Chihuahua in her bag as she prefers bigger dogs such as German Sheppard.
Appearance and net worth
Sonia is currently 30 years-old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 3in (1.6m) tall, weighs around 136lbs (62kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-24-38; she wears shoes size eight.
According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $400,000, and is steadily rising thanks to her bodybuilding career.
El amor no necesita ser perfecto, solo necesita ser real. pic.twitter.com/VfRJZ03u1c
— Sonia Isaza Fans (@niaisaza1) October 25, 2018
Social media presence
Sonia is quite active on several popular social media platforms as this is a very important part of her career. She launched her Twitter account in April 2015 and has so far gathered nearly 95,000 followers while she has tweeted more than 4,500 times. Her Instagram account is followed by more than 2.6 million people, while she has uploaded nearly 5,000 pictures onto it – she is also running a Facebook page which is currently ‘liked’ by more than 130,000 people.