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9 Jan 2017
Paige Hathaway
So You Wanna Be considered a Fitness Model?

People who follow my stuff know I generally talk about nutrition, supplements, training, along with other topics that are more science based than subjective topics, for example what is covered in this article. I made a decision to shuck my science geek persona, and write on a topic I know is going to be helpful to a large number of would be and want to be fitness models.

Paige Hathaway Fitness Model
As well a known "hard core" science based no BS writer, why I'm writing what many will perceive like a "fluff" article? Over the years I've gotten hundreds, perhaps thousands, of gals that ask me via email, letters, or in person "how will i be a fitness model Will? You've been in the business quite a long time, surly you of people should know." I recieve this from newbies and that i have this from ladies happen to be in internet marketing a while but happen to be unable to "break in" effectively.

The fact is, I've been in the fitness, health, and bodybuilding biz quite a long time, despite the fact that I am known as a science and nutrition based "guru" type, I've trained many a fitness athlete, and judged fitness and figure/bikini shows for the NPC, Fitness America, Fitness USA, along with other federations in addition to given marketing and business advice to all types of athletes, including fitness models. So, it's not as far fetched as it can seem that i'm going to make use of this space to cover a non scientific topic, that is, how one goes about being a fitness model.

This article will come in handy to both experienced and novice types seeking to "break in" to the biz. If you are already a professional and successful fitness model, Home theater system . can always glean some useful information out of this article.

First the bad news, there isn't any one way to be a successful fitness model. There is no single path or magic secret. You will find however some key things an individual can do to greatly enhance their likelihood of "making it" in the fitness biz as a model, and perhaps using that success like a launching pad to greater things, for example movies, TV, etc.

Several of the top fitness models (Trish Stratus and Vicki Pratt come to mind but there are lots of others) have gone onto careers in entertainment of all types. Bottom line, though there is no magic secret to being successful as a fitness model, this article will be about as near to a blueprint for success as you will find.

"Do I need to compete?"

This can be a question I recieve asked constantly and it's no easy someone to answer. In fact, the answer is (drum roll) yes and no. The person needs to deicide why they are competing in the first place to answer that question. For instance, must you compete if your goal will be an effective fitness model?

The answer is no. A lot of today's well-known fitness designs include never competed, or they competed in several small shows also it was clearly not part of their success as fitness models. However, competing comes with its potential uses.

One of these is exposure. In the upper level shows, there will often be editors, publishers, photographers, supplement company owners, along with other business people. So, competing can enhance your exposure. Also, competing could make sense if you're trying to build a business that is associated with your competing or may benefit of your stuff winning a show.

For instance, if you have a personal training gym you are trying to construct. Sure, having the title of say Ms Fitness America, or winning the NPC Nationals and being an IFBB pro, can help a message and also the notoriety of the business. There are many scenarios were it would assistance to have won a motion picture for a business or other endeavors.

On the other hand, it must be remarked that winning a motion picture does not in any way guarantee success in the business end (and it really is a business) of being an exercise model. The phone wont ring off the hook with big offers for contracts. Also, it is essential to understand that it is common that the 4th or 6th or 8th place finisher in a fitness or figure show can get more press than the winner. Why? Though the winner might have what it took to win that demonstrate, it's often other gals the editor, publishers, supplement companies etc, feel is more marketable.

I have seen it often where the winner was shocked to locate she didn't get nearly the attention she expected along with other girls who placed lower have gotten attention by means of photos shoots, magazine coverage, etc. Something to keep in mind when you ask yourself the key question "do I need to compete and if so, why shall we be held competing?" Answer that question, and you'll know the answer to the heading of the section. Winning a title of some sort could be a stepping-stone, but it's not in itself any guarantee of success in the fitness industry. It's just like a college degree; it's what you use it.

Now. If you compete for the fun of it, then go for it go for it, but the above is concentrating on competing because it pertains to the business aspect of being a fitness model.


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