It’s hard to believe that 15 years ago, Massiel “Massy” Indhira Arias was so out of shape she could barely lift a set of 5-pound dumbbells three times in a row. Or do three pushups in a row, for that matter. Struggling with clinical depression at the time, she focused on slowly building up her physical and mental strength, and started sharing her inspiring journey on social media; and then she blew up!
Today, the much-watched fitness model and certified personal trainer, 38, has become a staple in the online health and fitness community, with an impressive 2.8 million Instagram followers. Born in the Dominican Republic and based in Los Angeles, Arias has risen to fame as creator of the MA Warrior programs, which blend custom meal plans with workouts incorporating resistance training, calisthenics, yoga, high-intensity interval training and sprinting. She also has her own line of plant-based wellness supplements.
The latest accomplishment for the successful guru? Elevating her residential real estate status with the purchase of an impressive starter house in the San Fernando Valley city of Burbank. Records show Arias recently paid $1.8 million for her new digs, which include four bedrooms and three baths in just over 2,300 square feet of open-concept living space adorned with whitewashed hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and skylights throughout, plus an automated LED lighting system.
Built way back in the 1920s, and since completely reimagined from the ground up, the white stucco structure rests on a compact 0.15-acre parcel of fenced and gated land, amid a quiet tree-lined street. A walkway traverses through a virtually maintenance-free xeriscaped lawn before spilling out at the pivoting front door, and a gated driveway off to the side leads to a two-car garage sporting an EV charger.
Once inside, a vaulted great room features a dining area that flows into an eat-in kitchen boasting a spacious waterfall island, stone countertops, two-tone custom cabinetry and high-end appliances — all flanked by a shabby chic-style accent wall. According to Arias’ Instagram posts, an adjacent family room also doubles as an online exercise room.
A duo of master bedrooms bookending the living quarters each have their own spa-like baths, including one with a unique shower-suite design; and outdoors, the grassy backyard comes complete with a fire-pit lounge area, and naturally, plenty of room for an impromptu workout.