Xochitl Gomez is an American actress best known for playing the youngest Marvel Superhero America Chavez in the MCU movie Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness. She has also worked in Netflix series The Baby-Sitter’s Club where she played the character Dawn Schaffer. This is her biography, diet and workout routine as well as statistics.
Xochitl Gomez Statistics
|Full Name: Xochitl Gomez|
|~50 kg (110 lbs)||5’-5” (164.8 cm)||17 years|
|Date of Birth||Birthplace||Nationality|
|April 29, 2006||Los Angeles, California||American|
Xochitl Gomez Biography
Xochitl Gomez was born on April 29, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA to a Mexican father and an LA native mother. Her name is pronounced ‘Soh-Cheel’ and it means flower in Nahuatl, an indigenous Mexican language. She lived in Hollywood for five years before her parents moved to Echo Park. In Caifornia, Xochitl was surrounded by people of Mexican origin and she admits that it helped her stay connected to the Mexican roots.
“All the kids I played with and my babysitter were from Mexico. My parents speak Spanish at home, so I feel like I’ve lived in both worlds and that has shaped who I am as a person,” Xochitl told People Chica in an interview.
Xochitl Gomez started acting as early as five years old through local musicals. She worked in television serials like Gentefied, Raven’s Home and You’re the Worst in subsequent years. In 2019, Xochitl appeared in the 2019 movie Shadow Wolves and won the Young Artist Award for the supporting teen artist for this movie. However, her big break came in the form of the Netflix series The Baby-Sitter’s Club. Xochitl played the role of Dawn Schaffer in the Season 1 of the show.
The 16-year-old actress reached every corner of the world when she was cast as America Chavez in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. She played a central character in the movie along with global superstars like Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. Xochitl had to speak a few Spanish dialogues in the movie. While speaking to Complex in an interview, she said that her father was extremely happy with that and even helped her prepare the Spanish dialogues.
“It was really heartwarming to see how excited he got when he realized that I was going to be speaking Spanish in the film. It was one of those bonding moments that I won’t forget because he helped me kind of choose those lines and the intonation and stuff, and ways to make it actually really funny. It’s one of those things that I look back at and I’m like, ‘That is a core memory,” The Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness actress told Complex in an interview.
Xochitl Gomez’s performance in the movie was widely appreciated by movie fans and critics alike. While she had to bid adieu to the character of Dawn Schaffer for the second season of The Baby-Sitter’s Club due to contractual issues and overlap of filming schedules, Xochitl Gomez now has a great resume to bag good roles and further her career.
Xochitl Gomez Workout
Xochitl Gomez is now the youngest Marvel superhero. Her character is also officially the first marvel superhero belonging to the LGBTQ community. However, the journey was not easy by any means. Xochitl Gomez had to train extensively under a fitness coach’s guidance to prepare for her role of America Chavez in the movie Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. While she must have gotten some guidance from her co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen on the movie sets, a large part of her preparation through training and diet was already in the books by the time she reached the sets.
While speaking about the process to prepare herself physically for the role in an interview with Complex, Xochitl Gomez said that she started training even before she got the final callback from the producers. She said:
“Well, I did do lots of training when I got my call back. I was like, “Oh my gosh, I might have a chance at doing a test audition.” So, I trained for a month every other day for hours, so that then I could maybe get the chance to do a test, that I could blow their minds and it might have worked. [laughs] Then of course, once I was in England I ran every day, and I did some strengthening exercises. That was fun.”
As a sixteen years old actress, it is not as difficult for Xochitl Gomez to maintain the necessary body composition of her character compared to some of her co-stars that are in their late 30s, 40s and even 50s. However, it is not a cakewalk either. As a superhero, she has to develop the necessary flexibility, agility, speed, endurance and strength to pull off difficult stunts. Needless to say, Xochitl Gomez put in the work to fit perfectly in her role and get as close to her character physically and mentally as possible.
Xochitl Gomez’s training routine
Gomez trains six days per week and includes different disciplines, training methods and activities in her training routine as possible. The recovery process is generally faster for younger individuals which allows them to do intense training more frequently. This in turn helps get better at a much faster rate than the older populace. Although just sixteen years old, Xochitl Gomez is already a prominent actress and it is most likely that she will continue to grow in her profession.
Being able to perform different physical activities for action and adventure movies is a part of work that needs mastering. Xochitl Gomez includes activities like running, weight training, kickboxing and mixed martial arts in her training routine and dedicates her time and energy to get better at each one of those.
Monday – Full Body circuit training
- 15 minutes on the treadmill
- Lunges – 4 sets of 10 reps
- Reverse Lunges – 4 sets of 12 reps
- Jump Squats – 4 sets of 8 reps
- Split Squats – 4 sets of 10 reps
- Medicine Ball Slams – 4 sets of 10 reps
- Lat Pulldowns – 4 sets of 8 reps
- Burpees – 4 sets of 5 reps
- Hip Adductors – 4 sets of 10 reps
Tuesday – MMA Training
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting is as close as you can get to real life fighting scenarios. As a result, the techniques used in this sport are extremely helpful in preparing for action movie roles. An increasingly large number of action film actors, therefore, are opting for MMA training when they have to prepare for their roles. Xochitl Gomez also trained Mixed Martial Arts to prepare for her role in the movie Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. She trained MMA twice a week during her preparation for the role.
MMA training not only improves the understanding of fighting situations but also helps with improving overall physical fitness, flexibility and strength. As a result, Xochitl Gomez continues to include MMA as an integral part of her training routine. Every Monday in her program is dedicated to Mixed Martial Arts.
Wednesday – Running
An actor has to have a really high level of endurance mentally as well as physically. Especially for someone that works in action films, things can get pretty tiresome when they have to do multiple retakes of action scenes, endure draining sequences for long hours every single day during the filming schedule. There can’t be a better exercise than long distance running to improve the cardiovascular strength and endurance. When done the right way with adequate rest, recovery and nutrition, long distance endurance running can help build physical and mental strength.
A 6 to 7 miles run is a must in The Doctor Strage: Multiverse of Madness actress’s training routine. She dedicates her Wednesdays for the long runs which must help her build the endurance needed for an action star.
Thursday – Kickboxing Training
Just like Mixed Martial Arts training, kickboxing can really help with improving the fighting techniques. Additionally, it can help with improving cardiovascular ability, strength and endurance. When performed with ankle and wrist weights, kickboxing training can also burn a large number of calories. It makes for a perfect cross-training exercise irrespective of the fitness level. Xochitl Gomez’s Thursdays are kept for kickboxing training.
Friday – Full Body Strength Training
Gomez is back in the weight training room on Fridays for full body strength training. She does a number of compound and isolation movements to target all the muscles and improve strength. The 17-year-old typically warms up with a few minutes of warm-up on a rowing machine and a stationary bike. She performs exercises like squats and walking lunges to improve the lower body strength while triceps extensions, cable rows, shoulder press and chest press help improve the upper body strength.
- 10 minutes on Rowing Machine
- 10 minutes on Stationary Bike
- Squats – 4 sets of 10 reps
- Hammer Curls – 4 sets of 15 reps
- Shoulder Press – 4 sets of 10 reps
- Front Kicks – 4 sets of 10 reps
- Alternating Dumbbell Chest Press – 4 sets of 15 reps
- Triceps Extensions – 4 sets of 10 reps
- Walking Lunges – 4 sets of 15 reps
- Cable Rows – 4 sets of 10 reps
Saturday – Running
Running is not only a physically rewarding activity but also a therapy for the mind and the soul. After a hectic work week, Xochitl Gomez goes for a slow long run around her neighbourhood. An outdoor activity like this over the weekend can really help reduce the stress in addition to other health benefits it brings.
Sunday – Rest Day
Recovery is of utmost importance to make gains in the fitness journey irrespective of age, gender and profession. If the body does not get enough time to recover from the wear and tear of an arduous training routine, it is inevitably going to break down or the fatigue is going to set in which can derail the fitness journey. Gomez does not train on Sundays and keeps the day for recovery from the week’s work.
Xochitl Gomez Diet
Xochitl Gomez is only sixteen years old and therefore doesn’t have to be as concerned about the kind of foods she eats. However, that is by no means a certificate to eat junk at will. Xochitl likes to snack frequently but she is mindful of the foods she puts in her body. Afterall, getting the necessary energy to endure long shoots, training sessions and hectic commitments is the goal.
Xochitl Gomez does not follow any extreme diet or a fad diet that promises miraculous results and innumerable benefits. Instead she focuses on consuming a sufficient amount of dietary protein through regular whole foods. Additionally, she consumes healthy portions of fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and dietary fibres in her diet. She strictly avoids processed foods, alcohols and sugar laden snacks. High water intake is also must for Xochitl Gomez to be at a peak fitness level.
Typically, Xochitl starts her day with a breakfast that consists of an omelet, toast and avocado. This perfectly balanced meal of protein, fats and carbohydrates rich foods gives the necessary boost at the beginning of the day. Lunch typically consists of chicken wrap and fresh fruits which is also a quick and nutritious meal in the middle of a busy day. Xochitl is of Mexican origins and Burritos are a must if you belong to Mexico. The 16-year-old actress has a healthier version of the traditional burrito with quinoa and baked sweet potato for dinner.
Typically, her full day of eating looks like this:
- 3 eggs Omelet
- Half an Avocado
- Whole Wheat Toast
- Chicken Caesar Wrap
- Fresh Fruit
- Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl with Quinoa
- Baked Sweet Potato
We do not know if Xochitl Gomez takes any supplements in addition to her meals. However, being in the show business does make everyday life hectic which in turn can make it very difficult to eat full meals without fail. Therefore she could be using protein and vitamins supplements etc. to meet the daily nutritional requirement. Supplements could also help keep the energy levels up and there is no reason to avoid them if you are looking for convenient means of getting the necessary nutrients.
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