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Nienna Jade: Fitness Gurls Athlete

Interview with one of our newest Fitness Gurls Athlete stars

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Nienna Jade is one of the sweetest people in the fitness industry. Even tho she’s only been modeling for a few years, she’s already made a huge name for herself with over a million fans on Instagram… and now she signed with Fitness Gurls as one of our newest Athlete. The sky’s the limit for this amazing woman.

Do you have any plans for future competitions?
No not at the moment.

Also Check Out: Savannah Lynx: Model of the Moment

What are some of the opportunities that have come out of the fitness industry for you?
Signing on with Fitness Gurls is definitely my biggest and most exciting opportunity that I’ve had so far in fitness! It’s an honor and I’m so excited for what we have planned together in the near future!

How often do you workout and what kind of workouts do you do?
I workout 5 days a week. I focus mostly on bodybuilding and lifting weights. I come from being naturally very petite so building muscle is so rewarding and exciting to me.

What’s your favorite body part to train?
I love training my lower body! It’s what I work the hardest, where I’ve seen the most improvement and what
I’m most proud of!





Some of the opportunities include traveling and we were so glad to have you be a part of the Fitness Gurls trip to Jamaica! How many days were you there for and how many days of photo shoots did you do?
We were there for three days. We shot a bit each day. It was such a beautiful place to take pics I enjoyed it so much!

You can’t have a trip to beautiful Jamaica without a little leisure time. What did you do when you weren’t shooting?
Ate lol.. we went snorkeling one day and that was so much fun!! We got to feed the fish, there were so many of them! It was awesome!!

Did you get to enjoy any local cuisine there? What did you eat?
We were at a resort that served really good food!

How were your workouts on your trip? Where did you work out?
We had so much going on and so much to crunch in 3 days that it was a challenge to find time to workout but honestly the snorkeling was a pretty decent workout!!

What is your favorite memory from this trip to Jamaica?
For sure being taped and shooting in the warm water! We don’t get super warm ocean water in Southern California, which makes getting in the water, rough at times lol, but in Jamaica, it was practically bath water… it was so warm I wanted to shoot totally wet in the water the whole time!

What are your top places you haven’t visited, but would like to?
I would absolutely love to go to Santorini Greece! That’s my dream place to shoot and vacation!

Are you the type of person who plans out your entire vacation? Or do you play it by ear day by day?
Both! I definitely will always have set things or sites I want to see when I’m vacationing somewhere, but I also like to just relax and leave some time open to be spontaneous when I’m there.

What essentials do you pack for trips?
Always, always my phone lol, but that’s always with me anyway haha.. multiple bikinis, lots of cute outfits, sunscreen, makeup and my stuffed animal from home.

Do you have any advice for getting over jet lag?
Fun! Having fun makes you forget about anything else. Oh and maybe a cup or two of coffee as well.

What’s next for Nienna Jade for the rest of 2017?
Working hard so that 2018 will be my best year yet!

For More about Nienna Jade:
IG: @niennajade

Photography by LHGFX
IG: @lee_lhgfx


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Heather Marsh Celebrates 1st Day of Summer

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Heather Marsh, Fitness Gurls Athlete, dropped a couple awesome photos of her and Hope Beel on IG to celebrate the first day of summer. We celebrate with Heather with her bikini celebration.

Also, check out: Heather Marsh Swimsuit Issue





Check out more Heather Marsh: IG @heathermarsh_fitness

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Women Crush Wednesday: Fitness Gurls Top Instagram Photos Of The Week

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Happy Women’s Crush Wednesday. We haven’t done one of these in a bit. Here’s a showcase of some of the best from Team Fitness Gurls Instagram post of the Week.

It’s Tuesday right? Make Tuesday Great Again

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To love, family, health, success and happiness 🥂. . Photographer @playmodephoto

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Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is only for the chosen few, for the superstars. The truth is, greatness is for us all. This is not about lowering expectations; it’s about raising them for every last one of us. Greatness is not in one special place, and it’s not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it. Don’t forget to find your greatness 👊🏼 @west_studio @prettymemakeup #shineon #staybright #doyou #motivateyourself #lifestyle #happy #healthy #alwayshungry #neversatisfied #workforit #lovethelifeyoulive #loveyourself #livelifetothefullest #smilemore #fitfam #sweat #fitness #girlswithmuscle #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgurls #magnumathlete #doyou #workhard #inspire #barbielife #dowhatyoulove #strongissexy #beyou

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Fasted cardio & @bambodynutrition this AM!🍩💪🏼 Both rocked my socks off! 🚧I have a volunteer hype-man that cheers me on every week day on my way to the gym. A construction worker. He noticed me eating my brownie on my walk home and exclaimed, “you eat brownies and you look like that?!”. I said, “yep!, I’m living my best life as you can see!” Which brings me to think: Are we all living our best lives? What is our best life? That brownie doesn’t significantly represent MY BEST LIFE, but it is a teeeeeenie tiny part of the bigger picture. My prep, my support, my mental space, and my energy!Are we completely happy 100% or is it graciously but strongly accepting any trouble that may weave in and out of our happiness every once in a while? Is it this harmony? Are we happy simply because we have experienced bad things? Is our happiness different? Is happiness as complicated as it seems sometimes? And where in the heck is my happiness meter…and how do I know if it’s full or not? Is a certain type of happiness more contagious than others? Three things that I can say make me very happy is: 1.) Growth: mentally, physically, business-wise, and the idea of time passing while experiencing it and working very hard for it! 2.) My Husband: the strongest person I know. He doesn’t understand 100% why I do what I do, why I use my time to do what I do, but he supports me 100% and that is what counts. To be completely honest, we have conversations all of the time about our lives and where we’re at and where we want to go. No judgement, just support, drive, and lots of love. 3.)My cats: I directly correlate my cats with relaxation, fun, a time away from chaos and talking. A quiet space in which I can appreciate them for their love, create fun for them, and always know that I am using my energy for something good. In fact, Gus is sitting in front of me right now to get off my dang phone! What are 3 things that you feel are part of your best life currently? I really want to know! Please share!💙🙌🏼

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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.

Also check out: Penny Higgs Interview and Bikini Photos

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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