So yesterday saw the first posing practice of the 2018 season with the wonderful Nina Ross. It was lovely to see lots of new faces along with some seasoned regulars!
I think it’s safe to say that most people’s New Years Resolutions are firmly in place and hopefully at the forefront of everyone’s mind seeing plans in place, diet plans being followed and training plans being smashed as we all start chipping away and working towards our goals for the year.
No doubt some of the new faces at posing yesterday have decided that 2018 is going to be ‘their year’ to challenge themselves to actually bite the bullet and make it up onto the stage and enter their very first Bikini Competition or Bodybuilding Competition so huge round of applause for making that first step, joining a seminar and taking the first steps in learning to pose! This is undoubtably one of the most important steps you will take on your journey towards becoming a fully bonafide ‘Bikini Girl’ and choosing to learn from Nina will most definitely set you apart from the other girls you will eventually share the stage with as without a doubt Nina is the U.K’s most successful bikini athlete and she now passionately strives to share her knowledge and experience of the competitive fitness industry with as many girls as she can through her monthly posing seminars as well as coaching many girls on their diet and training through the www.ninassecret.co.uk website/online coaching.
For those of you who are still sitting there wondering ‘is competing for me’ or ‘could I do that’ and ‘would I like to do that’, then I’d definitely say that one of the first things you need to do is enlist the services of a coach who has experience in the field and can offer you the sort of support and plan which suits the way you work. You may feel at this point that you know enough about weight training, cardio and nutrition to ‘prep’ yourself but believe me when I say that ‘prep brain’ is a real psychological condition and you will lose all ability to view your physique objectively so you will need a coach to guide you through your preparation for your chosen competition.
Make sure you do your research, ask around, search on the internet, ask lots of questions before you sign up with a coach. Different coaches work different ways (online, in person, PT sessions etc) so make sure their method and diet plan is going to fit your lifestyle and not make you miserable because most of all you have to enjoy the journey to the stage. After all this is your time to shine so it has to be fun-if it’s not fun and you don’t enjoy it then there really is no point in starting on that journey to the stage!
Stay sparkly and see you soon,