Thanks to instagram and facebook there are more fitness models than ever, or should I say “Fitness Models” in big fucking air quotes. Because most of them are just random people calling themselves that. I cooked a cheese toastie once, doesn’t make me a chef does it? Anyway we’ll stick to actually “This is how I make my living” fitness models. They’re everywhere at the moment and they can be either inspiring or depressing. Depending on your outlook.
It is important to understand that the photos they are showing you are not representing how a model looks 24/7. That is a picture of them at their absolute best. The picture might even be ‘improved’ with a computer and a photo-shop account. But even if the models are only showing their ‘good side’, they will still be in great shape. And they have worked damn hard to get there. But what they have sacrificed to get there is crazy!
If you REALLY want to get in magazine photo kinda shape then you will have to go hungry A LOT! You will have to dedicate a lot of time on the treadmill, and in the weights section. You won’t be touching alcohol or junk food and you will be avoiding social engagements (where food and alcohol are out of your control). So when a client tells me that they want to look like [insert celebrity here] I tell them that it is perfectly possible but will involve more work than they can possibly imagine. If that’s too much I talk to them about what a realistic goal is so that they can look great yet still lead a ‘normal’ life.
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Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.