Monday, 30 April 2012

Modelling: Tips for Exercising

Some models are fortunate enough to have fantastic bodies that don’t need much training to keep in shape. They’re in the minority however, and to expand your chances of getting modelling work, it’s worth staying fit.

There are many different types of exercise you can do to keep fit and healthy. Fitting them into your hectic routine as a model is a different matter though, so here are some of the more common sports and fitness routines that models use.

Creating Muscle Tone

Unless you are specifically a fitness model, you don’t need to do weight training. A Personal trainer London could help you look at exercises that encourage a lengthening of the muscles and general body tone. This can be anything from gymnastics to swimming – all-round physical exercise that produces good muscle tone all over your body. You should be aiming to do some form of exercise at least 3 times a week to keep in good physical shape. Yoga and Pilates are good for core strength and also for promoting relaxation and inner calm, which can be invaluable in your hectic modelling life.

Try choosing exercises that can be done anywhere, particularly if you are spending a lot of time travelling and staying away from your regular exercise class. There’s a wide range of useful floor exercises that you can do at home or in a hotel room, and as long as you’re well prepared by your class instructor, you should be able to do these without supervision and without damaging yourself.

Muscles for Men

Men will probably do more serious exercise than women as, although it’s not essential to have extreme muscles for male modelling, you are expected to have good muscle tone and shape. It may be that moderate weight lifting, as well as general aerobic exercise is what you need. Talk to your agent to get some advice.

If you have the time and money, it may be worth investing in a personal trainer. He or she will look at your lifestyle, your eating habits and your leisure time and develop a programme that suits the way you live and your fitness targets. The personal trainer is a motivator and will make sure that you get the exercise you need.

Exercise is just part of the modelling lifestyle, along with healthy eating and sensible beauty routines. Find the exercise that suits you best, and one that you enjoy doing, and you will find it helps you keep you in shape, and perhaps makes the difference to whether or not your are booked.


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