How does it feel getting your first cover with Fitness Gurls?
I am so excited this is a dream come true!
We know that getting a cover has had to have been a big goal for you. Now that you have accomplished that, what is your next big goal?
I just want to continue to build my brand and hopefully I will grace covers of other major magazines.
How long ago did you begin your fitness journey and what first got you started?
I have always been an athlete but three years ago I really started my journey. I started to compete in bikini fitness competitions and I’m currently trying to win my pro card. Two years ago at the Olympia I shot with the photographer Ludwig Araujo and he helped me get my first spread in Fitness Gurls magazine; from there things really took off and I started shooting more with other photographers that I loved and started partnering with some of my favorite brands.
Watch Hope Beel’s behind the scenes video for Fitness Gurls Magazine
Shot by LHGFX
What is the biggest change you had to make since beginning your fitness journey?
The biggest change would probably have to be my discipline. When you have to stay on top of your body 24/7 it’s important to stick to your goals. Also, I don’t really go out and party anymore just because it doesn’t pair well with my goals, I’m much happier this way because I’m always focused to stay on track.
So many people start a fitness program only to get frustrated with themselves and give up. What advice would you give someone who is struggling?
Have an accountability partner to help you stay on track, also start off with little small goals instead of one big goal because once you achieve something small it gives you confidence to go for something bigger.
How do you personally stay motivated?
I surround myself with people who have the same goals in mind as I do when my friends or family are achieving in their fitness goals or career goals it inspires me to do the same!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learn since you started getting serious about your fitness?
You have to find what works for you; there so many ways to get fit and healthy in the marketplace but if you always believe what someone else tells you is the right way then maybe you’re jeopardizing your own results! It’s definitely a learning process and everyone’s bodies work in different ways so I have found it’s all about balance. I once ate a very limited calorie diet and killed myself with cardio and almost ruined my metabolism but now that I follow my own personal plan I realize that I can still have my pizza and abs too!
How do you balance your fitness lifestyle with your personal life?
Fitness is my personal life, my boyfriend and I work out together every single day and I host free fit camps my community so I’m constantly surrounded by people who motivate me. Even when hanging out with my girlfriends we will do something like a yoga class instead of going out for drinks.
What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about fitness?
That there is a magic pill or people are just born with good genetics. I personally have achieved my results by hard work and dedication and I have seen huge changes in the way my body looks, if genetics were the case I would have no curves, ha and I have not taking any magic pills haha, I think supplementation is important but I don’t think that’s the only way that you can get results.
What does your current weekly workout schedule look like?
I currently work out six days a week and take one rest day typically I do 30 minutes of weight training and 30 minutes of high-intensity cardio I really like to mix up my workouts and I never do the same thing, by the end of my training session I like to be drenched in sweat and I don’t think it needs to take two hours to do so.
Give us a snapshot of your nutrition plan:
Meal 1, Time of day: 7:00am
4 oz protein, 4 oz carbs
Meal 2, Time of day: 9:30am-10:00am
High protein snack
Meal 3, Time of day:12-1pm
4 oz protein, 3 oz carb, 4 oz veggie
Meal 4, Time of day:3-4pm
Post workout shake
Meal 5, Time of day5-6pm
High protein snack
Meal 6, Time of day7-8pm
4 oz protein 4 oz veggie
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Hamburger and sweet potato fries with carrot cake
What is your favorite body part to train and why?
Glutes, I hold the most fat in that area of my body so trying to build more muscle there is key.
Give us your favorite workout:
(Exercise, sets, reps)
Filthy fifty vol.1(do 50 reps of each exercise in any order you like)
Step 360 burpee to shoulder press to a box jump
Squat jumps on TRX
Side squat with Arnold press
Step up One leg hop with lunge on bench
Step up Shoulder Press with kick back on bench
Single leg power squat with press using weighted ball
Drop set shoulder press
Kettlebell side lunge
What is your other interests/hobbies/work besides being a fit model?
I like to cook, Bikram yoga, watch movies, and I’m guilty for watching too much reality TV.
I’m currently working for the Julie Freemon Agency so I travel a lot for a events for her, i’m also a Texas motor Speedway sweetheart so you can see me on the big screen at the NASCAR races!
What has been your most awkward gym moment?
I don’t really get embarrassed easily but I have had a major trip up where I fell in the middle of a work out while I was doing box jumps. I wouldn’t say it was embarrassing but it was definitely awkward.
What attributes do you have that contribute to your success?
I would say that I am extremely driven and motivated to succeed. Anyone can use their excuses to why they are not successful but I just use mine to be the reason why I am.
How would you describe your personal style?
Majority of the time I’m extremely casual but I like to get dressed up weekly. I mostly only wear black and neutral colors it’s very rare to see me and something bright.
What do we have to look forward from you in 2015?
I really do feel like 2015 is my year I have a lot of great things in the works with building my brand. I can’t wait to see what Fitness Gurls and I do together as well as my Herbalife business and my personal brand Hope Beel.
Photo by LHGFX Photography | Shot outside Las Vegas, NV