So You Wanna Be a Fitness Model? A Guide to Good results! Component two

Networking 101: dos and don’ts…

In so a lot of respects, this is the area that will make or break you in any business, and but, people in the fitness industry do an amazingly poor job at it. If you don’t network and market oneself appropriately, you can quite a lot forget about getting any true accomplishment as a fitness model, or a accomplishment in practically any company. For the sake of space, we will stick to fitness.

I am constantly amazed at the number of fitness models who make contact with me who have by no means even been to the Arnold Classic Fitness Weekend, or the Mr. Olympia, or the trade shows like the NNFA Expo West and others. If you want to make it in the fitness business you confident as hell had far better treat it like a organization.

I have noticed several a pretty girl who wants to be a fitness model who thinks if they stand there searching fairly long adequate, an individual is going to supply to place their face on the cover of a magazine. News flash, there are millions of stunning ladies out there and to be noticed, you have to hussle to get that organization like everybody else by networking your butt off, or having a excellent agent (if you can afford such a factor) who is doing it for you.

Pick a couple of key business shows to attend (some of which have been talked about above) and go to them each and every year. Have a plan of attack of exactly how you program to industry yourself and network. Several fitness models, bodybuilders, etc see a show as 1 huge party. If that is you, then have exciting at the celebration, but don’t believe you are actually advertising and marketing your self as a serous business individual or athlete.

Another issue that usually amazes me is the quantity of fitness models who either have no business cards, or have some cards they printed up on their bubble jet printer at home! They ask me to aid them or what ever and I say “give me your card” and they look at me like “I am so quite I must not need a card you fool.” This attitude turns off editors, photographers, writers, and market people more quickly then if they identified out you have been really a transvestite. Don’t do it. For each and every pretty girl out there who thinks the world owes them a favor, there are one hundred who are prepared to act like pros.

Ever wonder why some fitness model you know is performing better than you are even although you know you are prettier than her? That could be why…never ever ever go to a show to network without great cards, bios, and professionally completed head and body shots you can give to said editors, publishers, photographers, business varieties, and so on. Don’t stand around seeking fairly assuming they will find you, discover them initial and introduce yourself. And of course it ought to go without having saying you ought to be in excellent situation and have anything of a tan to appear your very best.

You want to go to the shows and party? Fine, but do it in private right after the work is carried out and do not make a fool out of oneself at some sector sponsored get with each other.

Let me give you one particular final genuine planet instance of how NOT to industry your self. Last year I was on retainer as a consultant to a mid sized supplement firm. The owner of the company asked me if I knew a couple of fitness model varieties that could function his booth for a trade show. In truth, he requested “unknowns, some new faces individuals had not noticed yet but had true prospective to develop with the firm.” I went and found him two such gals I believed fit the bill.

He provided to spend their flights, room, and food plus a thousand dollars every for the days perform. The two girls had been told to be at the booth 9am sharp. The night prior to at the hotel, I saw the two girls receiving in a cab at 11pm or so dressed to kill, clearly on their way out to party. The next day they showed up at the booth an hour and a half late and hung more than! What was the result of this? (1) it embarrassed me to no end as I had advisable them to the company owner (two) they would in no way get function from that organization again (3) they would in no way get any work from me once more and (four) they would not get a reference from either of us for other jobs.

I see this type of point all the time in the fitness biz, and it really is not restricted to fitness models. Amazingly, a few weeks right after the show they emailed me and the business owner wanting to know when their subsequent job would be! Wonderful…

Who loves you baby?

If there is one universal truth, it is that the camera either loves you or it does not. Any skilled photographers will tell you this. For some unknown purpose, some individuals are very photogenic and some are not. Truth be recognized, there are some properly recognized fitness models (who shall stay nameless as they would probably smack me the next time they saw me) who are not all that desirable in individual. It is just that the camera loves them and they are extremely photogenic, but not terribly quite in person.

Conversely, I have seen the reverse many instances a girl who is significantly greater searching in individual than in photographs. Such is the fate of the person who desires to be a model of any kind, which includes a fitness model. If you find you are not extremely photogenic, keep functioning with diverse photographers till you uncover 1 that really captures you effectively and spend that photographer handsomely!

Now, to be bluntly sincere, there are also some wanna be fitness models who are not “unphotogenic”, they are just “fugly”! There are some people out there who have no organization attempting to be fitness models. It does not make them undesirable men and women, it just signifies they need to snap out of their delusions and find a profession they are much better suited for, like radio character….

“How do I get in the magazines?”

This section sort of incorporates almost everything I have covered above, and adds in a few additional methods. For instance, as I pointed out prior to, competing in fitness shows and or figure/bikini shows can boost your exposure, therefore receiving the consideration of some magazine publisher or photographer. Networking appropriately at the a variety of trade shows could also have the very same impact, and of course possessing a great portfolio carried out by a photographer that genuinely captures your look, a excellent web site, and so forth., will all boost your potential for receiving into the magazines, or acquiring ad function, and so on.

However, all of these strategies are nevertheless somewhat passive versus active in my opinion. It is nonetheless the fitness model waiting to be “found.” As far as I am concerned, waiting is for bus stops and pregnancy tests. Achievement waits for no man…or lady as the case me be. So, after all the above guidance is taken into consideration as obtaining an added effect to obtaining you magazine coverage, what else can be carried out?

For one factor, you should study and be familiar with all the magazines you want to be in so you know who is who and what the style of the distinct magazines are. I can inform you right now, if say the Editor-in-Chief of a good sized fitness or bodybuilding publications and says “hi, I am the Bob Smith what’s your name?” and the fitness model has no idea who Bob Smith is, Bob will not take kindly to that. Why must he? You need to know who the main players are in the publications you want to be observed in. He is doing you the favor, not the other way around. You ought to know who the key players are and actively seek them out, never wait for them to “learn” you.

If you look at the masthead inside any magazine, it will inform you who the publisher is, who the Editor-in-Chief is and so forth. The mailing address for that magazine, and typically the net site and email, can also be located. What is to quit you from hunting up those names and mailing them your photographs and resume straight? Nothing at all, that’s what. If you see a photo spread you consider is genuinely properly accomplished, what is to cease you from discovering out who the photographer is and contacting them straight and sending them your pics? Practically nothing, that is what.

My point being, you want a get a break in the organization, make the break, don’t sit there thinking it is seeking for you, simply because it’s not. Be proactive, not reactive! Luck is the residue of design. Be effective by design and style. As my older brother utilized to say to me as a kid when I told him I was as well scared to ask out a pretty girl “what is the worst that can happen Will? All she can say is no.” That’s the worst that can come about to you also.

Beware of net idiots, schlubs, morons, perverts, scum bags, and sleazoids!

This element is sort of self-explanatory but worth mentioning. As with all industries that deal in entertainment based media (e.g., television, theater, modeling, etc.), the fitness sector attracts its far share of net idiots, schlubs, morons, perverts, scum bags, and sleazoids, to name just a couple of.

There is also the class of particular person recognized as the schmoe, but we will leave that for yet another spot and time. Point is you want to meet the right individuals while not receiving involved with that group of worthless varieties who will only drag you down, delay you, or just flat out screw you up and over.

For example, a guy comes up and says he wants to “shoot you” for the magazines, but what do you really know of this guy? He has a camera and some organization cards, so that tends to make him a photographer right? Incorrect! If an individual want to shoot you and they are not a properly-known name (and you must know who the nicely recognized photographers are since you researched that currently!), locate out who they are. Do they have references you can call? Girls you can get in touch with he has shot just before and were content with the perform? What magazines has he published in? Does he do it professionally or as a hobby? That kind of point.

One more point I see is the massive net scam. I am amazed how numerous girls get scammed by these internet idiots. Lesson right here is you get what you spend for, so when some person wants to create you a web web site for free of charge, you are acquiring what you spend for. Yes, there is good cash to be produced on the ‘net, and the net can be great for marketing oneself and creating contacts, but most of it’s a scam.

You are greater off paying a excellent web designer and internet master who has encounter with other fitness model varieties and has references you can speak to. I can not inform you the number of girls who have been screwed more than by some web thing that went to hell, like the “fan” who volunteers to develop a cost-free net web site and either runs off with any funds produced from the web site or puts their picks on porn web sites and any quantity of other items that made them regret like hell ever agreeing to the site in the initial location.

Clearly, I cannot go down the list of all the attainable pitfalls of the web idiots, schlubs, morons, perverts, scum bags, and sleazoids out there to be identified in the entertainment company, but you get the concept. Be careful!


Effectively that pretty much concludes my down and dirty guide to the fundamentals of “making it” as a fitness model. Of course there are tons of organization associated concerns I could cover and tricks I could give, but the above is the ideal advice you are going to find in s modest space and will do far more for you-if effectively followed-than you might recognize.

Excellent luck and see you in the magazines!

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