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Caitlyn Bellamy – Gym Crush – Interview & Photos

How and when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I have always been athletic, I played volleyball, basketball, ran cross country and did Tae Kwon Do when I
was a kid and into my teenage years. When I met my husband in my early 20’s he introduced me to the gym and I have been hooked ever since. Having a spouse who is as passionate about fitness as I definitely make living a healthy lifestyle a lot easier.

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What got you started in the fitness industry?
Originally I saw my mother compete in a fitness competition about 10 years ago and thought I would really like to do that one day so the following year I hired a trainer and begin prepping for my first show.
That gave me a “taste” of the fitness world but it wasn’t until the following year when I hired a
well-known trainer out the US and he sent in my photos to a magazine and they ended up getting published that really gave me a name in the industry. Since then I have competed in 10+ shows and had the pleasure of being published in fitness magazines around the world. I feel truly blessed to have been given all these amazing opportunities, waking up and doing what I love every day is the best feeling in the world.

Along with your fitness journey, have you ever felt like quitting… and if so what/who motivated you to keep going?
I would be lying if I said I was motivated 365 days of the year, but the truth is I have good and bad days just like everyone else. Fortunately, I am surrounded by my amazing clients daily,
and they play a huge role in my success. You can’t help but want to be your best when you ’re around individuals who are giving 100% to try and make healthy changes.

I also have two wonderful children and being a good role model for living a healthy lifestyle is very important to me.

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What types of cardio have worked best for you?
I have always been a runner, there is something so freeing about getting on a trail, putting in your headphones and just going. Unfortunately, due to a knee injury I have been forced to keep my cardio on either a spin bike or step mill, it’s not my favorite form of cardio but I have noticed the most progress in my lower body since I stop running long distance.

What supplements do you use… and what are some of your favorites you would recommend?
I am so lucky to be sponsored by Magnum Nutraceuticals, their products are absolutely
amazing and definitely play a role in keeping my physique in tip-top shape.

Here are a few of my favorites:
Quattro – I am lactose intolerant so I absolutely love that Quattro is lactose-free. I have used the
Chocolate Love flavor every day for the past year. So good!
Heat and Acid – I take daily, Heat before cardio and Acid before meals, both are amazing for fat loss.
Hi-5 – If anyone is ever going to OD on BCAA’s it will be this girl, I absolutely LOVE this product. I really find it helps with muscle soreness and tastes amazing.
Mimic – I take with every carb meal and on my cheat days.
G-Spring – Our newest product and maybes our best yet! I’ve been using G-Spring every night for the past month and it has improved my sleep immensely. I wake up feeling refreshed, rested and ready to seize the day.

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When you look back what do you think has been the key to achieving your goals?
My passion for health and fitness. I see lots of people “faking it” in the gym, but I genuinely love training and eating healthy. I started this journey over 8 years ago and in that time I haven’t taken more than a few weeks off from the gym, I love what I do and that plays a huge role in me reaching my goals and being successful.

What’s one tip you would give to a person just starting their fitness journey?
Don’t compare yourself to people who have been training for years, it takes time to build a well-sculpted physique so have patience.

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What’s one of your favorite quotes?
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take”

What’s next for you?
Right now I am currently taking some time off from shooting to spend with my family after a
very busy fall, but I will be kicking my training into high gear in the late spring to prepare for upcoming appearances and shoots at the Olympia in September.

For More Caitlyn Bellamy:
IG @caitlynbellamy
Photos by IG @ronperronfitography

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