In a virtual media world of perfectly coiffed hair, sultry eyes and soft curves, personality remains a mystery. Rarely do you ever discover or experience the personality behind the pictures in its true form to the tee. The gentle and delicate damsel face combined with a sensuous, yet somewhat shy silhouette accented with raven hair offers a glimpse into her personality. This is the genuine Hope Beel, yet there are more depth and palpability than images can ever disclose.
We’ve seen you in Fitness Gurls for quite some time now. For our new readers, tell us when and how you got started with FG?
I actually competed in model search during the Olympia, and I scheduled my first fitness shoot with Ludwig Araujgo. After we did our shoot, he submitted the images to Fitness Gurls and they liked them! From there Fitness Gurls presented me with the opportunity of becoming an athlete, and it’s been an incredible journey so far! I’m so proud to be a part of the fitness girls family because they treat me so well and I’ve got to do some amazing experiences that
I wouldn’t have been able to do without them.
When did you decide you wanted to get into the fitness industry or did it happen by chance?
I decided to start in the fitness industry four years ago when I was dating a personal trainer and he convinced me to compete in an NPC show. After I competed, I fell in love with how challenging yet rewarding clean eating was, and I saw how addicting the fitness industry could be. So from there, I started building my brand and helping others.
Did you do any other type of modeling before?
I did, I modeled in college. I was actually in a modeling organization at the University of North Texas. I won UNC’s Next Top Model, LOL. I also did some commercial work, but I never did fitness modeling which all along was the body type that I’ve always had and that is where I should’ve always been.
Your physique if very fit, but still very feminine and curvy. What kind of training do you do to maintain it?
I always mix up my training styles. I don’t ever lift super heavy because with my body type, I can build muscle very quickly on my lower body so I typically just train lighter weight and higher reps. And I incorporate a lot of plyo’s into my workouts. Of course, I’m always working the booty!
For our female readers, what can they do for a booty like yours? What exercises are your staples?
Don’t neglect food. Honestly, if you want to build muscle and build a booty, you have to eat. Also, I love switching up exercises that target different areas of the glutes. For example, try hip thrusts, single leg deadlifts, and kickbacks.
What kind of music do you like? Do you listen to different types of music when you’re working out?
I love all kinds of music. It really depends on the day and the mood that I am in. I love Apple Music because I can always listen to something new, or just put on a different genre of radio
Are you fairly strict with your diet most of the time or are you more free with what you eat? Do you take any supplements?
I’m a big believer in balance, I do stick to a somewhat healthy diet throughout the week but if I ever have a craving I make sure that I enjoy myself but get back on track immediately after. Plus, by now I know my body after four years of training and I know what I can and can’t do when it comes to types of foods. I do take supplements.I’m a big believer in supplementation of a good BCAA, omega-3 fish oil, whey protein, and an essential everyday vitamin.
Growing up, were you into sports? What kind of activities did you enjoy or were you a book worm?
Yes, I was involved in sports I actually ran track, cross country, and I was a cheerleader.
You stay fairly lean and photoshoot ready shape year round. Do you do cardio regularly? What’s your cardio routine like?
I don’t consistently do cardio because I don’t think it’s a good idea to get reliant on it, but I do incorporate plyo’s in hit training into my training styles so I’m pretty much knocking two birds with one stone when I work out.
If you got to eat anything for a day without gaining any weight or fat at all, what would it consist of, from morning
LOL, I don’t think there’s enough room in this interview for me to list all of the things that I would eat. But I’d say cinnamon rolls, pizza, cheeseburgers, carrot cake, dark chocolate, sweet potato fries… I could go on forever honestly! I just love food!
What types of cardio have worked best for you and what’s a typical workout you do during the week?
I really have seen the best results with HIIT cardio, plus I don’t get as bored when doing it. There is no typical workout for me, I like to switch it up. I love Pilates, yoga, spin, and weight training! If I’m doing a weight training circuit I like to mix weighted exercises with body weight exercises.
People are quick to judge or have a preconceived idea of your personality when they see your photos. How would you say those who are close to you would describe you in real life?
I would like to say that I am a pretty fun person to be around. I’m from Texas so I’m really nice and I like to talk to people. So if you get to know me then you would probably really like me just because of my Southern charm
What is your favorite body part of a guy? What do you look for in a partner?
I love a nice back on a guy, and when it comes to relationships I look for someone who can support me in my goals and motivate me every day and someone who could just be my best friend. Luckily I’ve already found that guy and we’ve been together five years.
What is your favorite city/country that you’ve traveled to and why?
The most amazing place that I’ve ever visited was Medellin, Colombia. I was actually lucky to do this with Fitness Gurls, thanks to you guys. It was so incredible, the people there are so amazing and the food was top-of-the-line. The country itself is just the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
You’re so busy with work and travel. What do you do when you want to feel at home or when you’re feeling homesick?
Honestly, I am such a homebody, typically when I am actually in Texas at home I just like to stay indoors and watch TV. If I’m traveling and I am feeling exhausted and just want to relax I will watch a movie on Netflix in the hotel room.
If a Fairy God Mother were to grant you any career you wanted and the knowledge required, what would it be?
I think I’m already living that dream. I help people every single day with their health and fitness goals, I help motivate people, and I’m able to change people’s lives not only with fitness but also nutrition. Of course, I would love to be more
knowledgeable on the subject, so if I could have that wish then that’s probably what I would ask for is to know everything and everything about it.
When you look back what do you think has been the key to achieving your goals?
Loving and trusting the process, also, knowing that I can only create MY best body and being okay with that. It’s so easy to compare yourself and others results and wish that what your results would come faster. Fitness just doesn’t work that way. I’ve been on my journey for 4 years now and I still have a ways to go, I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get to exactly where I want to be because my goals are always changing.
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