Fitness models are the cherry on top in the modeling industry. They exude charisma, care, and above all, an awe-inspiring physique.
At first glance, it may seem difficult to reach this level, and their dedication may seem unattainable to an interested beginner. However, with the right steps and lifestyle – it’s possible.
If you see yourself as a fitness model in the future, and want to start working on yourself ASAP, scrolling through this guide to fitness modeling is a good starting point.
The absolute first thing on your fitness modeling list should be working on your physique.
If you haven’t started yet, get used to spending a part of your week exercising. Gym rats will surely enjoy this. If you have no workout history, this would be the time to jump on some beginner bodybuilding workouts.
The best tip would be to develop a workout plan that fits your end-goal and stick to it.
Here are a couple of workouts you can jump on ASAP:
- 10 push-ups
- 10 squats
- Jumping jacks
- 10 sit-ups
Make it a session and repeat it daily.
Working out regularly will definitely help you, but it’s not the only way you can reach the desired figure. A good workout is basically nothing without a diet to supplement that.
Yup, eating healthy and choosing your food is the cream on top. You’re not supposed to be a picky eater; you just have to get rid of unhealthy snacks and replace them with nutritious foods.
Make meal preps that will serve as your food compass throughout the week. You should also monitor your weight, fat percentage, and other parameters that show progress.
As for the food itself, get used to cooking fish, eating more veggies on the side, and preparing juicy meat.
Here are a few tips for healthy eaters:
- Make a habit of eating frozen, canned, dried, or fresh fruits and veggies.
- Eat more oily fish (salmon, sardines, herring), as it is a good source of protein.
- Cut down on saturated sugars (sausages, cream, cakes, butter).
- Do NOT skip breakfast.
- Stay hydrated – at all times!
Stick To Skin & Hair Care
The third item on the list that needs special attention is your skin and hair care. Since fitness modeling means that the camera will be your BFF, you have to upgrade your appearance.
There is nothing more beautiful and capturing than when you see a hydrated face, hair, and skin on a model. A good percentage of this actually comes from diet, hydration, exercise, and some additional tips.
A healthy lifestyle will be reflected in your skin and hair. Here’s how you can start working on your appearance:
- Trim your hair regularly.
- Get enough sleep.
- Use a silk pillowcase.
- Use sun protection.
- Find ways to relax and de-stress.
- Clean your room.
Once you’ve gotten your figure and diet in order, it’s time to figure out what exactly sets you apart from the crowd and makes YOU special. It’s time to market yourself.
The fitness industry is already big enough, and it doesn’t allow much room for those who are repetitive, unoriginal, and “lukewarm” in their desire to succeed.
So, figure out your brand, and stick to the idea. Of course, as you start working on the way you present yourself, you also need to make sure that you do not stand out from the industry and that your appearance remains relevant to your job.
Break Into The Industry
Now that we’ve covered 99% of what you need to do for your appearance, one more item remains, and it’s the most important one – breaking into the industry.
As soon as you feel ready and you’ve picked out your best photos, upload them to your laptop and start sending them to modeling agencies.
Do your homework and research all potential options in your environment that suit you – from location, brand, job opportunities, etc. No one guarantees that the first agency you come across will accept your portfolio.
That is why it is very important not to give up.
All in all, becoming a fitness model takes hard work and dedication – but it’s possible and rewarding. If your desire is to become a fitness model, now’s the perfect time to start working on your dream.
Throughout this guide, you could see what you need to do in order to get started: from working out and eating healthy to developing a skin and hair care routine and marketing yourself.
Breaking into the industry may seem like a challenge at first, but once you start doing what you love, you’ll see that it was worth it.