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Tahlia Christou: Fitness Influencer Spotlight

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Tahlia, you recently won your WBFF Bikini Pro card. What was it like being on stage and finally earning your pro card?
The feeling was indescribable. The whole weekend was the most amazing experience and I truly had the best time. All I wanted was to be better than my last show, and to be the strongest I have ever been (internally) – this was a win in itself. Winning my category was a bonus, however receiving my PRO status was a dream come true. I have such a strong love and passion for the stage and really performing at the moment.

Pro status means so much to me and I cannot wait to really grow as a professional athlete in this brand. It has so much to offer!

Australian WBFF stars are getting a lot of attention lately with Lauren Simpson, Hattie Boydle and so many more. How exciting is it to be apart of this great Australian movement?
It feels surreal to now be a professional in the same federation alongside such big names. I consider myself very lucky and feel honored to stand alongside them. It pushes me to want to do even better so that I can eventually be a title holder too like them. However, what I love most is that they are some of the most genuine kind hearted people I have met. I too would love to be even half as successful as those girls and become amazing role models like themselves.

How/when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I have always been active throughout my childhood and teenage years. I grew up riding and competitively showing horses and gave it away when I moved to the Gold Coast. I had been in the gym from age 18, however, when I made the move at 20 years old I decided I needed a new challenge – so competitive bodybuilding was next in line and I’m not giving that away any time soon!

I also decided to live a healthier lifestyle to help combat my anxiety and depression.

What is the most challenging thing about being a fitness model?
I think it is learning to love your body at all stages. As females, we have to look after our hormones and learn to embrace our curves. Especially if we are looking to make changes to our physiques there is definitely a process that we have to go through. It sure as hell doesn’t happen overnight. You have to learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable!

What products and supplements do you swear by?
3 of the staples I use are by Victory Labs – Hydro Completed Protein, ‘Xenevar ‘ fat burner and the Native Greens. I also use Glutamine every day. I am really big on ensuring my digestion is functioning optimally so greens and glutamine are a must.

What are your top 3 favorite exercises?
Sumo Deadlifts Arnold Shoulder press and low bar squats.

Do you listen to music while you train? If so, what’s your favorite type of music you like working out to?
Music is a must! I am an RNB and Rap kind of girl.

Do you ever encounter stereotypes with the way you look?
I really enjoy my own company and when I go to the gym I am there to train with purpose and focus 100% on my session – I have in the past had messages from people telling me I looked “grumpy” or unapproachable. However, when I do engage with people they realize this isn’t the case! I do love engaging with people and making friends in this industry!

What is your current training style, routine or split?
Monday: Glutes and Hamstrings
Tuesday: Back and biceps
Wednesday: Quads and Glutes
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Shoulders, triceps, and abs
Saturday: Glutes and Hamstrings
Sunday: Rest
I currently do 40 mins fasted LISS on the stairs 4 x mornings a week, however, will be reversing out of this post my recent comp.

What are your favorite clean foods and splurge foods?
I love salmon, asparagus, and sweet potato! My fave splurge would definitely have to be cookies!!!

If you were trapped on an island, what 3 things would you bring with you?
phone, water, and dog to keep me company haha

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Probably the time I decided to jump on a plane and compete in America – I decided 4 weeks from the show date that I would fly in, compete and come home. Literally woke up one day, booked it all without even thinking about it haha. My only regret is that I didn’t stay to explore!!! So I’ll be back.

What tips do you have for a beginner at the gym?
Do not be scared of the weights room or asking questions. Most people in gyms are more than encouraging and willing to offer tips.

Invest time and money into educating yourself. Hire a Personal Trainer or a coach, ASK questions! So that you can learn to do it on your own. Investing in yourself and learning about your body is one of life’s most valuable lessons/journey’s.

So, what’s next for you? Are you going to the WBFF Worlds next?
I really want to make an impact on my pro debut. I want to make some significant changes too, so I will be aiming for a Pro/Am show to debut at and then move onto worlds after that as I want to bring a competitive package to the (WBFF) World stage.

More about Tahlia Christou:
Height: 158cm / 5’2″
Weight: 52kg / 114 lbs.
Born In: Australia
Resides: Gold Coast, Australia
Website: www.tahliachristou.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tahliachristoupersonaltraining
Instagram: @tahliachristou
Photos by: ABC Creative / @abccreative
Swimwear by @kl_swimwear

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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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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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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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