Hope Beel is one of the most beautiful women in the fitness industry. A true fitness icon. Fitness Gurls Athlete, 2x Fitness Gurls Cover Model, entrepreneur, fitness trainer, fashionista and fitness influencer. We’re so glad she’s back within the pages on our magazine.
Have we seen you at Fitness Gurls for a while, for our new readers, tell us how and when you started with FG?
Actually, I was competing in the search for the Flex model during Olympia and there I had my first fitness photo session with Ludwig Araujo. After we did the photo session, he sent the images to Fitness Gurls and they liked them! From there Fitness Gurls gave me the opportunity to become an athlete and it has been an incredible journey, I am so proud to be part of the Fitness Gurls family, they treat me great and I have had some incredible experiences that I could not have without them.
When did you decide that you wanted to be part of the Fitness industry or was it just coincidence?
I decided to start in the Fitness industry four years ago when I went out with a personal trainer and he convinced me to compete in an NPC show. After competing I fell in love with how challenging but rewarding it is, I also saw how addictive the fitness industry could become. So from there, I started to build my brand and help other people.
Have you done another kind of modeling before?
Yes, I worked as a model at the university, I was in the modeling organization at the University of North Texas, I won the UNC’s Next Top Model. I also did some commercial work, but I never did Fitness modeling, which has always been the type of body I’ve had and it’s where I’ve always had to be.
Your physique is very fit, but, equally, you are very feminine and curvaceous, what kind of training do you do to maintain it?
I have always mixed training styles, I never lift heavy by my body type, I can build muscle very easily in the lower part of my body, so I usually train with a lighter weight with more repetitions and I incorporate a lot of plyometrics in my trainining. Of course I’m always training glutes.
For our readers, what can you do to get some glutes like yours? What exercises do you use?
Do not refuse food, honestly, if you want to build muscle and build glutes, you have to eat, I also love to exchange exercises that work the different areas of the glutes. For example, hip impulses, leg lift with dead weight and back kick.
What kind of music do you like? Do you listen to different music styles when you are training?
I love all kinds of music, it depends on the day and the mood in which I find myself, I love the Apple Music application since I can always listen to something new or just listen to a different genre of music on the radio.
Are you very strict in your diet most of the time or do you allow yourself more freedom with what you eat? Do you take any supplement?
I am a great believer in the balance, I always try to stick to a healthy diet during the week, but if I have a craving I enjoy it but I make sure to return to my healthy diet afterward. In addition, I already know my body, after having trained for 4 years I know what I can and what I can not do in terms of the type of meals. If I take supplements, I am a great believer of supplementing the diet with a good BCAA, Omega-3 fish oil, wheat protein and daily essential vitamins.