Welcome to the New Year. Now that 2014 is in the book it’s time to reflect and take a look at your year past and more and importantly the toll that the Holidays have taken on your body. You may be like me, and many others and have decided to take a more healthy approach to your 2015. So, I decided to look into fitness modeling and how and where it fits into the industry.
How to Get Fit in 2015
Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a gym membership it’s probably best to start with some resemblance of a plan. The best way is to start with a plan, such as which activities you are going to accomplish each day (i.e. push-ups, crunches, jumping-jacks, squats, etc.). Another good idea is to start you work out in the morning. This seems like absolute torture but it has more benefits than you think, for example, doing this will help with every day things like your appetite, sleep cycle, and mental acuity just to name a few. Simply hitting the weights every morning will eventually grow tiresome so it is recommended to switch up your routine. What this means is to rotate between weightlifting, cardio, running, yoga, Zumba, and other activities so you do not get bored with one activity. You find once you get started it will be very difficult to simply stop. As you move along and continue to improve your fitness level you may want to look into a trainer to direct you in your progression.
From there your trainer and you may decide to go in a competitive direction. Now, I’m sure that the first thing that pops into your mind are the muscle bound mountains you see on ESPN on Saturday afternoon in the summer. However, this not the only category that is out there. For men there is there is primarily one discipline and that is overall fitness. However, working on your fitness level will attribute to your ability to market yourself. For females there are a number of different sub-categories that apply. First there is the Body Building category (what is usually associated with weightlifters, high muscle/low body fat), then Physique (concerned more with muscle development), next is Figure (more feminine yet still an emphasis on muscle definition and symmetry), and finally Bikini (this is a soft look that focuses mostly on a more traditional female shape). There are numerous competitions worldwide for these events and provide the same support and runway modeling such agencies and so on.
How Does Fitness Impact Modeling
So where does this fit in to your modeling career? Simple, for one most available modeling jobs are mostly about self-perception. The age old adage fits here; ‘Look good, Feel good.’ Casting directors and runway professionals everywhere will tell you that attitude is everything and this is a great place to start. This will also open up many, many doors in your modeling career. Fitness magazines, products, and advertisements are everywhere and they need fit people for these spots. Nobody would buy a fitness product with a very rubenesque figure trying to sell it.
So, while you’re setting all your modeling goals for the New Year be sure to add this one to your list.
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