What Does It Take To Become a Fitness Model?
We know most of you reading this article right now have thought about becoming a fitness model at least once. Well, they seem to live a very happy and luxurious life. Who doesn’t want to have that, huh? Their lives definitely seem very comfortable, but are they really?
Coming straight to the point, it’s not as easy as it seems to be a fitness model. We know you love to workout. But adopting that lifestyle doesn’t just mean working out.
Imagine working out every day with a camera in front of your eyes. First of all, the weight that these people carry are way too heavy, so a little loss of concentration can cause much loss to them. Just one minor mistake and boom, an injury. An injury for us is so much different than what it would be to them. They have to stay in shape all year round and can’t stop working out and eating that healthy food which isn’t always fun.
Sarah Norsica, a female fitness competitor when asked whether she likes to live this lifestyle says “There are many days I don’t feel like training or eating steamed fish, but I have to.” An injury can cause so much damage to them both physically and mentally. If they stop working out for a while, they lose their followers. So even if they just want to take a vacation, they can’t.
They have to work out regularly, and it’s not just about exercise. For example, most of us know vlogger Christian Guzman. He keeps uploading YouTube videos as well as running a company that helps thousands of others get in shape, too. So he can’t take a break. His life is not that easy.
This is Bradley Martyn, a GymShark sponsored athlete and owns BM Fit. Most people know Bradley as a very chilled out and cool person. Many say his life is so easy, he doesn’t have to study or read anything; he just works out and makes money and is living such a comfortable life. But in one of his videos, he mentioned how he had come such a long way and was earning way too little for some years as a trainer at a local gym. Here is a recent video by Martyn in which he gets very emotional telling how being uncomfortable made him reach for the status he enjoys today.
Also, a lot of times, models get criticised by the public. It is true some fitness models are on performance-enhancing drugs, but many aren’t. Just imagine you’ve been working out your entire adult life, and then people refuse to believe you aren’t on some form of steroid. How would that make you feel? As there is a lot of competition, they have to be very careful of their image.
The last example we are going to examine is Steve Cook. This video explains how sometimes, these guys have to go through a hell of lot of pain.