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What’s New With Claire Rae? Physique of the Year 2015

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You have recently announced the winner of the Body Makeover Movement’s Summer Slim Down Challenge.
Yes, that’s right, Keli Park was the winner of the Summer Slim Down Challenge. This was her third challenge and her hard work definitely paid off. She will be coming down to the Olympia with me to do what I normally do down there. Shoot with LGHFX. You can expect to see a lot more of her, including a spread in Fitness Gurls Magazine!

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Based off your social media it looks like you have been doing some traveling. What inspired you to hit the road?
A: I always like traveling but recently I felt that getting out and meeting new people and living in different environments would be helpful as I put the new Fit Soul Challenge together. I have also been trying to practice taking pictures with my camera and thought finding new places to do that would keep me motivated. I also wanted to show how to eat on the road through my snapchat for those that are interested on how I do it.

Check out: Claire Rae’s Ghost Town Hot Photos

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What’s next for The Body Makeover Movement?
A: All the members were invited to come out to Vegas to shoot with LHGFX and Picture Groove. The winner got her trip paid for but I always like inviting all the members on the trips. I find that when people can connect in real life that there is more to gain from the fitness lifestyle. When you surround yourself with other like minded people your success level goes up. I also love putting together photoshoots to glamorize these hard working individuals. When you see yourself in a good light it’s motivation to keep you going. It’s fun and I love meeting everyone on vacation. I also just launched The Body Makeover Movement’s Fit Soul Challenge. It’s the last challenge of 2015. I especially excited about this challenge because we are giving away a portion of the registration fee to Women’s Outreach. This is social group that helps women dealing with domestic violence. I feel passionate about this and helping in this area. We have heard and seen too many women fall victim of this and I believe my program is the kind that helps women build confidence, strength and a sense of self worth. These are the kind of things women need to protect themselves from this. I’m hoping in some way to bring awareness while teaching people to live healthy and happy.

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And what’s next for Claire Rae?
I’m heading to Las Vegas myself with the BMM team and will also be hosting the Fitness Gurls Swimsuit 2015 Release Party (which I’m on the cover), but you knew that. Other than that I have relaunched ClaireRae.com which has become more of a personal blog with my ongoing ventures. I don’t plan on settling down anytime soon. I’m keeping my schedule open and available at this time and I’m just going with the flow with my camera and computer in my bag. I really feel like this last season has been a great season of growth and I look forward to what the future has in store. The possibilities seem endless.


Model/Athlete: Claire Rae @clairemrae / @bodymakeovermovement
Photos by Dave Laus @dave_laus / Video by Pouyan Fard @pouyanfard

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Jala Sue: Fitness Influencer Spotlight

11 Questions with Paddleboard Instructor, Athlete, Model and Mother of 4

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Photography by @kallyone

You’re one of the biggest fit Inspirations for mothers on social media. How did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I have always been into health & fitness, but it wasn’t until I after the birth of my twins that I went all out hardcore in my training. I was on bed rest for 5 months of my pregnancy & it ignited a fire & drive inside me unlike ever before.

I had been paddle boarding all the time and saw the physical benefits. I took it a step further and got certified to teach, I started racing.

Then I got hooked on the Barre’ method I trained to be an instructor, taught classes locally for 3 yrs & now teach privately in my home to a select few. I absolutely love helping others feel better about themselves, providing them with encouraging attainable ways to improve their lifestyle & achieve goals.

Also, check out: Tahnee Sheehan: Fitness Influencer Spotlight

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What is the most challenging thing about being a fitness model and a mother?
The most challenging part is being disciplined mentally on staying positive that all will be okay someday. Traveling and being a single mother, it’s a constant balancing act.

What are your top 3 favorite exercises?
Stand up paddle boarding at a fast pace for about 45 min. Barre Methodology with weights. And, I have always loved a quick run around my neighborhood for a good cardio, fat burning & mental meditation stress relief.

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Do you listen to music while you train? And what’s are your favorite types of music you like working out to?
Listening to music when I train is an absolute must for me. Tunes with a good beat, I’m a lover of good ol’ Trap, hip hip with of course some pop sprinkled in.

Do you ever encounter stereotypes from the way you look?
I encounter stereotypes every time I step outside my home for the way I look. Especially being a mother of 4. Honestly, I still struggle with how people can be so cruel with judging one on appearances without getting to know them first. It’s about mastering the art of not caring what others think, but let’s keep it real. that’s not always easy. I am comfortable & confident in my own skin, proud of who I am as a woman, mother, daughter & friend.

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What was your favorite photo shoot location?
Oooh, that’s a tough one, as I have a few, but his past July though I was in Vegas for a week shooting bikinis & fitness lifestyle. This shoot, in particular, I found myself surrounded by genuinely kind, creative people who worked their tooshes off and never complained once that the heat index was over 115 degrees. It was an incredibly positive experience. Other than that Australia 🙂

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What is your current training style, routine or split?
I do Barre method for around 45 minutes 2-3 days a week. On those off on days, I will either go for a 40-minute paddle or fast run for 3 miles. When I watch movies at night, I do crushes & planks.

What are your favorite clean foods?
I love daily healthy smoothies, I am a big Juicer as well for keeping my immune system strong. Meal wise, I’m a fan of steak & chicken, salads. I love fresh veggies.

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Splurge foods?
Chips, I’m a chipaholic! also, sour patch kids 🙂

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Skydiving this past winter & I can’t wait to do it again & again.

What tips do you have for a beginner at the gym?
The hardest part is finding a workout routine/class you love to do. Then I suggest, making small weekly goals. Don’t let fear paralyze you, let it motivate you. Don’t set yourself up for disappointment. Set alarms in your phone to remind yourself to workout. Are mornings, afternoons or evenings better for your schedule? Start with 3 days a week, committing to 1hr each time. once you get in the habit of this, I guarantee you will feel so good you will want to add more.

Lastly, find a workout buddy. It’s much more fun to have someone that can hold you accountable & in turn you hold them accountable. It’s a win-win for both people. plus, some of best friends have come from being my workout partners.

More about Jala Sue:
Follow her on IG: @fitnessmodelmom
Photos by @kallyone Joshua Kallio





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Jordan Edwards is a Fit Fashionista

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Jordan Edwards is quickly becoming one of the female fitness models to watch going into the end of the year and next year. She has the look, she has the personality, and she has a very strong and loyal fan base… one of the strongest in fitness. One of the things we really love about her is her fashion sense. Almost everything looks great on her. Wheather it is a night on the town, a bikini on the beach, or just something casual, Jordan Edwards is an incredible woman and one to watch.

Also, check out: The Fitness Gurls Podcast: Jordan Edwards





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Janna Breslin Drops Bikini Shoot BTS Video

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Former Fitness Gurls cover model Janna Breslin dropped a couple awesome behind the scenes videos on Instagram of her latest bikini photo shoot. One of the best bikini models and fitness influencers in the world rocked a super cute cheetah-print bikini. Watch below.

Also, check out: Happy Birthday Eva Marie #AllRedEverything

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This mornings shoot 🌊☀️ VIDEO 1: 💁🏻‍♀️Selfishly checking angles. VIDEO 2: 😅 How to keep warm during an early morning beach shoot – ANYWAY, Let’s talk about something… Is it possible to have a lean, strong, healthy body and not be obsessive about calories burned or macros counted? FREAKING YES‼️ Unfortunately so many people don’t believe that’s true… Currently my relationship with fitness and how I view myself is the healthiest it’s ever been. I train with the intention of performance and athleticism instead of calories burned. Literally “athlete mentality” not “model mentality” 🙌🏻 I eat to fuel and I enjoy my meals. I do not count macros (I do make sure I get enough protein though) and I am not a slave to the “nutrition facts” labels. I enjoy life and have fun. 🚫 No, I am not shredded or the most muscular chick and my goal is not to have the best physique on social media or w/e. My goal is to be strong, healthy, and mentality stable. THIS IS HEALTH & this is what I want to inspire others to feel 💕 ———————————————— Want to try my daily workouts, meals, & recipes? Hit the link in my bio 📲 ________________ TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS ⇗ ________________ #trainwithjanna #motivation #inspire #bodybuilding #girlsthatlift #abs #workoutvideo #healthybody #workouts #sandiego

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