All about fitness modeling
Fitness is an inseparable part of the modeling industry. Models have to spend time at the gym and work out rigorously to maintain their body and health. It is not a news flash that a considerable part of a model’s job looks good and for that, they take any and every measure possible. But here we are talking about things the other way round. Quite recently we have seen a tremendous surge in fitness models popping up all over the Gram and these people are not models posing for fitness brands, they are actual trainers who have dedicated their lives to fitness and health. With the immense amount of hard work that they have put in sculpting their bodies then why not show it off!
Check out the profiles of famous fitness models like Ana Cheri or Jen Selter. More so popular fitness brands have encouraged more and more people in the fitness industry to take up modeling as well. By including renowned personalities in the fitness industry and introducing them to the fashion world by collaborations and doing shoots for their fitness lines. This amalgamation has turned out to be quite fruitful for both, so much so that we have an exclusive modeling genre – fitness modeling.
Get in shape
That is if you already aren’t. That is a pretty obvious prerequisite considering it is fitness modeling. This is a constantly ongoing process, gym and workout have to be your life only then will you be able to portray your best self. You need to focus on your diet plan, your workout routine, and most importantly the virtue to live by be determination and persistence.
If you have just started with working out following the fad, you need to understand that it requires a lot of patience, you will not grow abs overnight. You need to put in consistent efforts to get the desired results. Work with a personal trainer who can help you understand your body better and work accordingly to achieve your goals.
The competition in the fitness industry is immense. New fitness models coming up every day. It gets even more challenging to get recognized and make it a fitness model. People are developing a proclivity towards this profession. This is because it has all the benefits and also offers multiple avenues to work. It keeps you fit and healthy which is of utmost importance in life. People are becoming aware and are gaining the courage to push their limits.
Plus you are not only doing it for yourself, once you start endorsing brands you are going to get paid to stay in shape. You cannot cut loose on your part to become a fitness model. You have to be fit, work out, maintain a healthy diet also work on yourself. That is what the agency expects of you. Gain or shred, do what makes you happy, unless you are happy with the body you have you cannot expect others to like what they see.
Branding and Advertising
Sweating it out for hours at the gym is what the agency expects of you but how do you expect people to believe it unless they see it? First off you need to be very clear as to what kind of body you have and develop that one USP which helps you stand out. If you are an ex-athlete or trainer or sportsperson you would know the amount of effort that goes into building the desired physique.
No 30 days or 7 days fitness plan will help you achieve a six-pack. Be active on social media. Instagram is a temple, a miraculous place where anything can happen, use it. The more you post pictures and use hashtags the quicker you will be able to achieve your social presence. Go ahead get into collaborations, share your workout routine and make sure you are creating original content constantly.
There is this new wave of fitness freaks that has clouded the world. Everyone wants to show off their diets and transformations. More and more products are being launched in the market to help such enthusiasts reach their goals. Like every other model, you need to have a hyperactive social media presence so that you can reach out to a larger audience. Build a portfolio, online or otherwise but it is compulsory.
And of course, sign up with a modeling agency that will help you get jobs. Keep sending in your comp cards and be on the lookout for casting calls and open auditions. Might be for a local fitness brand launching their new gym collection the sooner you start the better. There are Instagram fitness models who are back in shape postpartum or transformations post accidents and how they have healed. Advertise yourself and make yourself visible.
Learn how to Model
Now that you want to become a fitness model, apart from the number of hours you spend at the gym you also need to learn how to show it. You need to learn how to pose. Probably with the equipment at the gym or while making videos and creating content for your social media. You need to put in a little more effort in posing and showcasing how models do add to the effort that goes into actually doing it. Once you start as a fitness model you will also have to get your hair and makeup done. The client would want you to look good in what you are showcasing.
It can be tedious managing the workout hours. Also, managing your clients at the gym, and training sessions. But you need to find the balance between things with a modeling job. Like every other model, you will have to undergo scrutiny and go for auditions. You will also have to be ready be to face rejections. But just like every other model, you get the action.
You can also get into fitness competitions to add to the list of experiences. In addition to the hectic life that modeling requires you need to take care of your physical health. Also, be very meticulous in handling your social media. People are taking up this profession because in this people pay you to keep yourself in shape. Fitness modeling is a whole new and rewarding genre that is here to stay, make the most of it!