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Taleah Testa – Gym Crush – Australian Fitness Model – New Interview & Photos

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How and when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
My fitness journey started when I was 21 on my lounge room floor with really cheesy Pilates DVDs or I’d fast walk in the afternoons, but wasn’t long until I got bored plus I’m scared of plovers and especially magpies so I joined a gym and just did cardio. I hadn’t touched weights until I was about 23 and once I started I became obsessed and now that’s all I do! I taught myself really. I’d do loads of research before bed and if I wasn’t sure on a technique I’d watch clips.

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What got you started in the fitness industry?
I started my own business in my hometown when I was 20, it had nothing to do with fitness though, I was a Laser and IPL Therapist. I loved it but I needed a lifestyle change so I sold everything and moved to the Gold Coast. The people here are very motivating, everyone is active, most people train or surf or train and surf! I joined World Gym Burleigh and I’d never seen so many fit people in one gym before! I guess being surrounded by fitness enthusiasts inspired me, beginning of 2015 I met my coach Chris Thomas, Director of Alpha Ethos and we decided I’d compete in the 2015 IFBB Arnold Classics Australia. I definitely couldn’t have don’t it without him. So really I’m just a newbie in the fitness industry.

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Along with your fitness journey, have you ever felt like quitting… and if so what/who motivated you to keep going?
Omg yes! I’ve had many moments where I’ve thought are shows really worth it? The weeks leading up to a show are different for everyone but for me, It’s almost like I’m a different person, especially those last couple of weeks when calories are really low.. I have zero patience, I’m craving junk food like you wouldn’t even believe! I’m moody and I can’t be trusted with keys, phones wallets or anything else that should not be lost! So it’s a combination of things and my poor boyfriend copes with it… I’m surprised he’s stayed with me! But it’s him who keeps me motivated, he’s the most positive person I know, he’s my number one supporter and he is the reason I’ve come this far.

What types of cardio have worked best for you?
Definitely fasted fast walking in the morning, not running. I hold a lot of fluid in my legs and I found running inflames them especially my lower legs. I go for beach walks really early and in winter watching the sun rising is beautiful! If I’m cutting for a show I’ll add 15 mins on the treadmill on an incline, step machine or bike after my workout but only if it’s absolutely necessary!!! I really don’t like gym cardio, I’d rather swim at the beach or something.

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What supplements do you use… and what are some of your favorites you would recommend?
I just take the basics while I’m in off season, fish oils, magnesium at night, BCAA’s while training, WPI Protein and Glutamine post workout. When I’m in prep I’m a lot more strict, I’ll take carnitine before cardio, HCL with meals for digestion, ATP T432 for metabolism and ATP Alpha Venus or Poliquin DIM for hormones depending on Chris’s instructions. My absolute must supplement is fiber, every morning and night without fail.

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When you look back what do you think has been the key to achieving your goals?
Consistency! I’ve been consistently training and eating healthy every day since that first day I decided I wanted to be fit. Apart from cheat meals and holidays of course! If you see it as a lifestyle and not a phase you will get there. I get up every day and just do it, I never think twice.

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What’s one tip you would give to a person just starting their fitness journey?
Again consistency is number one. Enjoy your food, if you don’t eat you don’t grow. Always have something to look forward to outside of fitness such as traveling, to feed the soul.

What’s next for you?
Cheat day, I’m baking Nigella Lawson’s Nutella Cake!

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For More Taleah Testa:
IG @misstaleah
Photos by IG @abccreative

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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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