Unlike their counterparts in the fashion modeling industry, female fitness models focus on the promotion of a healthy image of the body. As such, the highest degree of focus is on their bodies, not on what they have on (usually, all they have on is a scant piece of clothing so as to expose as much as is possible). Thus, fitness models dedicate large slabs of their time to staying in peak shape and eating healthy foods. It should be noted however that although one needs to be a hundred percent committed to fitness and healthy dieting, it is not a requirement to possess the measurements of a star athlete in order to pursue a career in modeling. This article highlights steps to take in order to establish a modeling career in fitness.
The first thing to do is stay in shape. This does not mean peaking for a few days then relaxing and gobbling platefuls of food for days on end. Professional boxers may be allowed to do this (their careers are hard enough on them) but female fitness models have no such allowance. For the model, the body is not only her temple; it also doubles up as the source of her income. In a very competitive industry, it is vital to stay in great shape at all times. Usually, this type of modeling requires a lean body, toned muscles and very little body fat. Some female models are bulkier than their counterparts, though all this lies in the preference of the model. Exercise and clean dieting go hand in hand to building and maintaining a great body.
The next step is to gain education on the art of posing. Being a model is more than just looking tight and superb. It is arguable that proper posing is just as important as the condition of the physique and as such, can build or trash one’s career. Posing, especially just a few meters away from a camera, takes a serious amount of practice. One of the ways to help improve on posing is to take as many photographs of oneself as is possible. It is also prudent to hire a modeling coach as well as looking through fitness magazines and doing one’s best to imitate the poses present. The next step is to develop a portfolio, and painstakingly so. A portfolio is basically a collection of one’s best photographs. It offers one a chance of impressing potential agents and employers. The things to do are either to employ a professional photographer, or purchase a top quality camera in order to take well updated photos of oneself. The portfolio ought to be updated every two weeks at the very most.
It is of paramount importance that one finds an agent. To succeed in getting a modeling professional job, it is a must for one to be represented by a professional who understands the facets of the field. The agent basically represents, matches one with the right-fitting jobs and alerts one on opportunities that may have arisen. One should do proper research on the right agent, send a portfolio to him or her and make sure to set up a payment arrangement before diving into the contract signing process. There are agents who charge higher commissions than others.
The final step is to seek for modeling jobs. Without this vital step, the previous steps lack much meaning. It is essential to be proactive and not necessarily sit and wait for the agent to seek jobs for one.