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Fitness & Fashion Model Paige Munroe

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She’s gone from IFPA Professional Bikini competitor to New York fashion model, Paige Munroe is one of the hottest name on Instagram and in fashion. We talk to this phenomenal woman.

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How/when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle? 
I grew up in a small town, farm style living with animals and a big family. Physical activity, sports, outdoor adventures …it was how we stayed occupied. Before the age of cell phones and social media. I have always had an active and fit lifestyle. 

What is the most challenging thing about moving from fitness competitor to fashion model?
When I decided to make the shift from IFPA Professional Bikini competitor to New York fashion model, I had to work a lot on my body. To adjust to a more “model body type” which tends to be lean and less muscular. I changed my diet, workouts, routine, lifestyle, basically everything. Essentially more cardio with only lightweight or just bodyweight exercises paired with a very low carb diet.

When did Krav Maga start becoming a bigger part of your life?
For people who aren’t that familiar with Krav Maga, what principals does it teach?

First developed by the Israeli army in the 1940s, Krav Maga is a form of self-defense and physical training.

I have been training at the Krav Maga Academy in New York City under Matan Gavish for about 6months. Matan is a one of a kind in coach and training with him has been life-changing. He is former special forces and knows exactly how far to push you so you get the maximum but stay safe.

Before that, I trained in Muay Thai as well as boxing. My favorite style of martial arts has been Krav Maga by far. I love it because it teaches you to be strong and aware of any situation. Builds self-confidence through physical training. You use your entire body with every punch, kick, elbow and knees. The workout is amazing!

Because Krav Maga has no rules you are encouraged to think creatively. To figure out your way out of problems using proven concepts. And when in doubt always go for the balls!

They just announced they are opening a new lux facility called Fit Hit which will take this training to an entirely new level with human-like punching bags and a unique training experience.

His vision to give women all the tools they need to fend off bad guys in a fun, safe sophisticated facility is something I really get behind because I believe we can really make a difference and work to eliminate sexual victimization. No more women tagging #metoo.





Do you listen to music while you train? If so, what’s your favorite type of music you like working out to?
Yes, music is essential! I work out hard, so I need hard and powerful music. Usually, it’s metal/rock or clubhouse music. Face paced, strong lyrics, heavy beats! 

What is your current training style, routine or split?
Now my typical workouts are high-intensity interval training, cardio and body weights. I do everything that peaks my interest. Yoga, cycling, boot camps, rock climbing, martial arts, surfing, it’s endless.

What are your favorite clean foods and splurge foods?
I love nuts! Almonds, cashews, macadamia, walnuts, all of them! That’s my favorite healthy food to snack. I’m also obsessed with kale. 

Splurge? Bacon cheeseburger deluxe or anything smoked! Ribs, wings, and other country styled cooking.  

My daily diet includes fish/meat and vegetables. Grain and dairy-free! Very limited fruit and sugar as well. …but I’m also a person who believes in having anything in moderation. I don’t torture myself. If I crave it, I’ll have it. Anything within reason. 

What’s your most memorable photo shoot or the funniest thing that’s happened on a shoot?
The most memorable photo shoot was when I got badly stung by a big blue Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish. I was in Ibiza in an ocean inlet, on top of a float. As I swam back to the shore I felt a very sharp sensation strike my hand. I was confused and hurt. By the time I got to shore we looked at the photos and saw the jellyfish was right next to me as clear as day in the photograph. Now I have a scar on my left hand!

If you were trapped on an island, what 3 things would you bring with you?
Matches, knife & chocolate. 

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? 
Hmm… Jumping from the tallest free falling drop in the world by myself. Driving in Thailand. Swimming with barracudas in the British Virgin Islands. Not sure which is the craziest, I love a good crazy adventure.
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For more Paige Munroe: IG @paige_munroe
Photos by Eric Snyder Photography: IG @ericsnyderphotography


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Fitness Gurls Top Instagram Photos Of The Week

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It’s a Tuesday but we want to look back at the Top Fitness Gurls Athlete Instagram Photos Of The Week. One of the best things about our brand is that we have this incredible group of Fitness Gurls Athletes. Here’s a showcase of some of the best from Team Fitness Gurls Instagram post of the Week.

I wish I woke up hot like this daily 😂😂😂😂 @fitnessgurls @lee_lhgfx

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Happy 4th of July!! 🇺🇸 #DenimOnDenim

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HOLY *sugar-free* CANNOLI I WON THE @musclebeachvenice OVERALL BIKINI COMPETITION!!! 💙👙❤️🇺🇸 I’ve always wanted to compete in a straight up fitness comp, but to be honest, I’ve had some reservations about developing super hulkish arm muscles and spray tanning my skin a very vivid shade of Cheeto dust orange 😅😳 BUT, when I heard about this competition I had to compete- I miss the stage!! For the last few months I’ve worked my booty off eating clean, training hard, visualizing my success, and practicing my posing. I was pleased with my performance but absolutely blown away when I was announced the overall bikini champion! I’d like to say thank you to @erykbui_ifbbpro for answering any and all questions I had and giving me the tools I needed to feel confident on stage, Khay and the @sakuraswimwear team for this DYNAMITE bikini and all the laughs and love, and @butch.dennis and the champ @allswangfitness for adopting me backstage and lookin out for ur lil lone wolf!!! Yesterday wouldn’t have been nearly as special without my girls @ardencotoulas @carlyanneamos and @healthful_ev coming by to give me some hugs, high fives, and a list of junk food they just ate 😭🤦🏼‍♀️😂😂 or without @daggers80 who is always there for me when I need it, providing me with love, faith, and support. All around, it was a perfect day, and next to actually being a bald eagle, I don’t think I could have been any more American 😂😂🇺🇸🇺🇸👌🏼👌🏼💋💋💙💙🍿🍿🍿 #californiablonde #fourthofjuly #bikinicompetitor #musclebeach #musclebeachfitness #overallchampion #merica #letfreedomring #ifbbbikini #hurrayiwon @fitnessgurls

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Brooke Evers Bikini Dance Video is Incredible

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Photo and Video by @brookeevers

Superstar DJ and former Fitness Gurls cover model, Brooke Evers, shows she has dance moves in a bikini in Ibiza. Summer is now in full swing. The sun is out, it’s warm and that means it’s time for women to show off their bikini bodies. Brook has one of the best physiques in music!

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Fitness Gurls Top Instagram Photos Of The Week

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Happy Thursday! We’re putting together some amazing things for you guys on Fitness Gurls. One of the best things about our brand is that we have this incredible group of Fitness Gurls Athletes. Here’s a showcase of some of the best from Team Fitness Gurls Instagram post of the Week.

I spy something with my little eye…. something green 😉. . Photo @lee_lhgfx

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The strength of your mindset will determine your success❤️ ————————————————— Had fun this week shooting for my next workout program at @renegade_yyc for @the_cartelle app! Stay tuned for it…. it’ll be a gooder😝 ————————————————— Outfit: @ryderwear // loving their new Element Range and Power Trainers as you can tell! You can use Haley10 to get 10% off your order (crazy fast shipping btw). ————————————————— Thank you @thextensionist for keeping my hair on point!! Haley10 for savings there as well😘 ————————————————— Have an AMAZING Saturday everyone! And remember that YOU ARE Amazing! ❤️

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Forgot my name? Read it and weep!!! 😋🐆💫 @shopnoxlife 🍒🍒I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to finally snag a Lynx necklace😭 I’ve always wanted a sleek, sophisticated, sexy name plate but every time I looked online the fonts were just not happening. And then, a miracle happened. My talented, inspirational, fierce, gorgeous friend *and former Miss Teen USA sista and BET co-star** @therealkamie just so happened to start her own line of customizable #noxplates and the deal was doneeeee💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️ don’t get me wrong, I’m always gonna support my friends’ dreams…but that doesn’t always mean they’re gonna look so fresh 😅😅 Get lynxy and make your own customizable Noxplate (no you don’t have to put lynx if you don’t want 😂). Also not to mention, supporting my girl Kamie is a good thing all around: this woman is not only brilliant and one of the hardest workers I know, but she’s on a mission to change the fashion industry with her body positive message and is all around one of the best people I’ve ever met (plus she’s really pretty). @shopnoxlife @shopnoxlife @shopnoxlife @shopnoxlife Yay!! #womenempowerment #girlswhosupportgirls #besties #missteenusa #BET #FInFabulous #lovemyfriends @shopnoxlife #noxbabes #loveyoubabe!!!

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Pre leg day workout because after I won’t be able to do this! 😆 It amazes me how once a certain body part, (my legs) used to be my least favorite body part then becomes your favorite. 🤷🏻‍♀️ That concept has definitely taught me to love every inch of myself even when I’m not my fittest or toned to my “comfortable standards.” Too many times scrolling I see women altering their body’s via apps or filters. Now a blemish that’s not normally there, I get that. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I wish more women were truly confident and loved their body. I feel one way to start doing that is feed your body the food that fuels your body. When you eat well, you feel well and then those changes are on the horizon. It’s time to start loving your true self and all the flaws that you see and others do not. 💚 • • Socks – @fuelclothing • #saraheevans #fitspo #fitmomsofig #fitmom #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitmominspire #legs #fuelclothing #bodypositive #confidence #bodypositivity #loveyourbody

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Hey Guys👋 Been slacking lately on social media because of a lot going on. But one thing that has always helped me get through hard times is a good workout. The gym is my escape. The gym is where I can blast my music, forget everyone around me, push, scream, sweat and let it all out 💪🏼. – Everyone goes through rough patches.. it’s a part of life. But when people and circumstances knock you down and you feel hurt, confused, betrayed, drained, stressed and overwhelmed… don’t give up! Take a few days to shut off social media, pray, surround yourself with positivity and get back on your feet. You got this!! I believe it you 🙏🏼 – – Wearing the new @ryderwear element collection and @ryderwearshoes . I’m size S top and XS bottom. Suuuuuper stretchy and comfortable! Code Rachel10 saves you $ #TeamRyderwear #Ryderwear #Fit #fitness #fitspo #motivation #inspiration #fitfam #inspire #gym

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**LIFE UPDATE** 1. Still pinching myself over the release of my cover of @fitnessmagsa. I’m still getting to all the comments and texts! Thank you all for the support- some of you for my entire life (heyyy Seis), some for the last several years, and some for a few weeks! No matter how long or how I know you – I APPRECIATE YOU. 2. I’m currently dying on the stair master 😅 3. I’m officially a resident of the South Bay!!! The last few weeks have been a little stressful with packing, moving, and unpacking, but I already feel at home and love my roomieee 🙃. 4. The Tiffany’s box from my story a few weeks ago was not from a man 😂 I don’t know if I’ve ever got so many DM inquires 😂😂 your girl is still single 💁🏼‍♀️ 5. I had two H2H conversations yesterday and was reminded how important it is to PAUSE and smell the freaking roses. (Anyone else not good at this?! 🙄🙋🏼‍♀️) 6. It’s #Humpday so here’s a “Humpday-esque” photo. Oldie but a goodie by @lee_lhgfx Cardio is over so now my caption is too 😆. Crush the rest of your week! . . . . . #teambbcom #Teambodybuildingcom #fitspo #fitgirls #fitglam #earnednotgiven #noexcuses #Ifbb #npc #npcbikini #musclecontest #fitnessmodel #aesthetics #fitnessgurls #booty #strongissexy #sexy #girlswholift #bootygains #squats #growbootygrow #progressnotperfection

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