Fitness models are currently some of the most popular models, blurring the line between the fitness and the fashion worlds. So here are 8 tips on how to become a fitness model that will put you on the path to success!
#1 Understand Your Aim
Are you a current or ex-athlete? Have you got the muscles of a champion weightlifter? Or have you got a bum and abs to die for? Understanding what body type you have and therefore what market you would be looking to shine in is an integral part of the first steps in your journey and help you know what changes or improvements you may need to make.
#2 Get Your Body Where It Needs To Be
If you’re looking at getting into fitness modelling your body is your most important tool. So make sure that you are happy with the place you are at before you start applying, whether it’s building a bit more muscle or slimming yourself down to that cut and shredded body ready to share with the world.
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#3 Practice In Front Of The Camera
Whilst body love and confidence in yourself is something people find when getting involved in the fitness world, transferring that in front of the camera is an art in itself! Watch videos, look at photos, get in front of the mirror and practice your movement and killer posing so you’ll be ready to slay in front of the camera.
#4 Be Willing To Invest
Like any career, modelling in all industries requires you to have all your tools ready including that perfect portfolio to submit to agencies. Having a great look and body is one thing, but you need the experience in knowing how to become a fitness model and photos to share when you’re looking for work and representation.
#5 Build Your Portfolio
Your portfolio is like your resume. This is what you use when approaching agencies or applying for work. We recommend building yourself a high caliber portfolio from the get go. Having an amateur portfolio is like having a hand-written resume, people will see the effort you put in.
#6 Approach Agencies
When you are happy with where you are at physically and you’re armed with your pristine portfolio it is time to start getting your foot in the door. Research, educate yourself and find the agency that is perfect for the work you want to do. Whilst some agencies have very diverse rosters of models, it’s important to find somewhere that will represent you the way you want to be represented. Different agencies take different approaches – some allow ‘walk-ins’ where you can simply turn up for a meet and greet. Others require a meeting to be scheduled or an application to be submitted via their website. When you get there to meet them make sure you’re dressed appropriately and ready to show yourself off at your best!
Networking is one of the most important aspects of any career creatively or otherwise. It’s important to start getting to know the people you’ll be working with. Whether it’s for advice, guidance or getting your name out there – it’s incredibly important to start getting to know people in the industry whether that’s models, hair and makeup artists, photographers or casting agents. Introduce yourself and make friends!
#8 Don’t Give Up
The road to knowing how to become a fitness model is not an easy one but; Don’t Give Up: Some people start their journey and find the work quickly, others find themselves persisting for longer, and other people never get there. It is impossible to know before you try. But that’s just it, you have to try! Be persistent, improve and keep trying. Just because one agency says no, or you don’t get one job doesn’t mean you never will. You need thick skin in industries like this and hard work pays off. Keep at it and you never know how far you’ll go!