I am a certified personal trainer and I also compete in various fitness shows throughout the year. I look to make a difference in people and help them change to what they desire to be. I travel around the province and U.S.A to shoot for various commissioned projects and I love the industry. I hope to one day compete with many of the great athletes today in the Olympia and the Arnold Classic.
Angie Marie Rempel Fitness Model Statistics
- Name: Angie Marie Rempel
- Height: 5’6″
- Weight: 138 lbs
- Date of Birth: November 26, 1979
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Bust: 34C
- Waist: 29
- Hips: 37
- Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
- Website: www.angierempel.com
Angie Marie Rempel Fitness Model Interview
How did you get started in the fitness field?
I was challenged by someone to try competing at least one time. I did and never looked back. Photography came at the same time.
What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
I like meeting all of the different athletes. This industry allows for a lot of travel if you so desire. I love to travel and the challenge it takes to get there.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
I was in a bad car accident some time after my first show, going on to prepare for my second and I had some head injuries that were holding me back from my daily routines and goals for the show, not to mention the physical stamina I had lost. However I did step on stage to take home a trophy!
What is the best way to get started in the fitness modeling industry? Should I just contact the photographers directly or should I use an agency?
I think it depends on the person. Personally I went with the route of perusing the photographers I wanted to work with and gained a great deal of experience through the teachings of them. I believe they have visions that will help set you apart from seeking out an agency and finding someone who possibly is not compatible for your first or second shoot? It lets you test the water a bit, and leak out some of your own creativity! So whatever your decision, put your best foot forward.
Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?
My routine never changes except for when I am preparing for a show. So usually this is what my daily routine is like. I wake up at 4:30am, get 15 minutes of HIIT cardio in and prepare for my work day or weekend. Say good morning to my daughter; eat breakfast (consisting of a portion of whole dry oats, blueberries, and a source of protein). I will then eat every 2-3 hours there after. This keeps my mind focused and my metabolism engaged! (Snacks and meals consumed will be proteins, healthy fats, veggies, piece of fruit, and some rice or sweet potato.) After work I head to the gym for a weight workout which I consistently always change. Then it’s off to pick up my daughter, and make dinner for the family. In the evening we take the dogs for a walk and then we start to prepare for another day.
I don’t have that much time during the day to workout, so I really want to burn major calories in a short amount of time. What is the #1 bang for the buck cardio exercise I should do to burn serious calories?
I believe in HIIT cardio workouts. It is quick, and gets you results. 20 minutes can get you a great burn and make you feel great! Try starting with a warm up of 5 min steady pace, working your way into 1 minute intervals of sprints, lunges, backward walking, and various others. Remember it is important to contact your doctor before starting any strenuous activity.
How much weight (pounds) should I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
1.5lbs is said to be the safe amount for weight loss. I would not recommend any more than that as it will eventually leave you there for failure. Slow and steady wins the race! I believe that if you take the time to evaluate your body and watch the changes happen then so will your willingness to live a long and healthy life as a pose to a DIET!
What type of food or supplements should I take before and after my workouts to help me see results in gaining lean muscle and losing fat?
Most importantly before you workout, eat a balanced meal 1 hour before you workout then immediately following a workout get in a protein shake with glutamine, and ½ banana in it.
How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food? I can stay on a diet for maybe a few weeks but I eventually get really bad cravings and binge on snacks and fast foods.
First of all, bingeing brings your body into a bad state of insulin shock and spike. I do recommend indulging in your salty and or junk food cravings BUT do it smart! First diagnose this! Is the craving because you are bored or are you hungry from going to long from your last meal. Once diagnosed you can then make the decision to either continue on with a healthy meal and then revisit the craving once you have given the meal to go through your body, or keep yourself busy. Every time you feel you are bored go around the block and take in some fresh air, or read a good magazine! If you are indeed following your healthy meals and just have the need to eat something bad, don’t over indulge, BUT do treat yourself for all the great work you have been doing. I to get these, I do give in to temptation but I do it in MODERATION, and SPARINGLY. Think of it as empty calories that your body has no need for, it does not help you get up in the morning for work, it does not help you hand in a proposal, nor does it provide the proper nutritional values for a workout. So stay true to your body. It will give back what you give to it!
I’m trying to create a healthy shopping list to stick with. What are some of the main foods I should include to maintain a lean and muscular physique?
As you might have heard many times, Stay in the outer isles for the most part. You will find grocery shopping to be quick, less expensive, and your body will love you! For a lean physique stick with the less fatty protein sources such as egg whites, whole eggs, Bison, white fish, chicken, turkey, and a good isolate protein powder. And for the other building blocks I would choose a variety of fresh greens, veggies, and some berries. Carbohydrates such as sweet potato, banana, rice cakes, brown whole grain rice, and my favorite whole cut oatmeal!
I’m about 35 pounds overweight. I have never started an exercise program and really don’t know where to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?
The first and for most before staring a program is to start SMART. Make sure that your form is always the first priority! Your body will thank you for it. In the beginning you will need to start with simple. I would peruse a 3x a week routine. Incorporating cardio within your weight workouts. You will need to pair up body parts such as legs and shoulders for day one, back and biceps day two, and chest and triceps for day three. This is just a guideline and I can only give you a rough line to follow unless I meet you in person to see what your current status is like. But as you can see 3 days of a simple weight program incorporating cardio in those workouts will help you on your way. It is always best to consult someone who is trained in the field to help you with your form.
I tend to eat out most of the time and really don’t know what healthy foods to order from the menu. What tips do you recommend for eating out at restaurants to make sure my diet will not suffer?
Always have the sauce on the side! This way you can monitor how much gets put on. Ask for “hold the butter.
What exercises do you recommend for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
Definitely deadlifts! Because of the range of motion and isolation you can put into this move. It is made to get results if done correctly! Also superset these with heavier weighted lunges.
What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
Staying in shape takes a lot of discipline and knowledge. I find that every year that goes by I learn more and more. I find staying with the updates and new exercises the most challenging. A person needs to constantly change to get changes and responses!
Please describe your normal diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?
- Breakfast: Serving of whole oats, egg whites, blueberries, flaxseed
- Mid-Morning Snack: bison, fruit in season
- Lunch: Chicken, rice, veggies, Udo’s oil
- Mid-Afternoon Snack: rice cake with a tbsp of peanut butter
- Dinner: steak, mixed greens with cucumber, carrots
What type of exercises do you include in your routine to stay in shape?
- Strength Training Exercises: I combine different reps/sets/training techniques/days/rotations/ ect. There is a large variety of keeping things inconsistent that you can switch out one exercise and do it a bunch of different ways by using drop sets, reps, weight, range of motion ect. I consistently change every day. I need my body to respond every time.
- Cardio Exercises: HIIT cardio. I love combining sprints, walking lunges on the treadmill. However I will also use the stair climber with Dumbbells for resistance!
- Additional Training: I will sometimes add in polymeric days to keep my body guessing. And it’s interesting!
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?
- I recommend first and foremost a consistent diet. Full of fresh foods
- Secondly a good nights rest
- A constant time where you can dedicate 40min up to 1hr of your time to a weight/cardio session.
- Weights, weights, weights. As the body gets older females lose a significant amount of muscle each year. We all know that muscle burns more calories than fat. Weights are more beneficial than we think!
- Hydration. Drink lots of water to flush out your body of chemicals and keep yourself optimal.
What are your top 5 tips for losing unwanted body fat?
- Nutrition – include healthy fats, veggies, lean protein, good sources of carbohydrates, and lots of water
- Weight program. Include a weight program at least three times a week
- Cardio program to include at least 20 min of vigorous activity each day
- Be in the right mind-set
- Be consistent with any pan. Write things down. If then by chance you find you are in a plateau or not losing the unwanted body fat you can look into your log book and adjust or tweak what you might not have noticed if otherwise not written down
What are your top 5 tips for gaining lean muscle mass?
- Proper form
- Cardio kept to a max of 20 minutes
- Make sure to include protein in your diet
- An ample amount of weight training
What are the top 5 tips you recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle change:
- Mindset. Make sure you know why you want to change, set goals, motivational quotes.
- Surround yourself with healthy people. Monkey see monkey do!
- Make sure to indulge in a treat of your choice every so often to remind yourself why you are changing. But remember to do it in moderation. You will find out very quickly just how bad these foods make you feel!
- Nutrition. Make sure that you have a good nutritional path ahead. Plan for the week. This way you are sure to grab the better choice.
- Have fun. Find interesting hobbies that involve activity and people who make you happy.
What is your training routine like? (Please include a few details – training split, sets/reps, exercises, types of cardio, etc.)
- Monday: HIIT cardio – 20 min / Leg day – high reps – 6 exercises 3-4 sets. Superset with abdominal exercises differing each leg day
- Tuesday: HIIT cardio 25 min – Back and Bicep day (superset the two body parts to have 4 exercises for back and 2 for bicep. Back I do both high rep and low rep range with heavy to lighter weights. For bicep I do one heavy with a drop set and the last one I combine two exercises to failure with high reps for 3 sets.
- Wednesday: HIIT cardio 20 min / Chest – 2 exercises low reps with heavier weight 3 – 4 sets superseding with 4 exercises of Triceps exercises high rep for 2 sets, low rep heavy weight for another 2 exercises
- Thursday: HIIT cardio 25 min – step machine with pop squats
- Friday: 35 min cardio on elliptical – Shoulders (5 exercises 2 rear delt, with 1 low rep heavy weight and 1 with high rep medium weight. Other exercises are 12 rep ranges with heavier weight. Drop set by lighter weights for failure).
- Saturday: HIIT cardio 20 min. Lunges outside with a shoulder lateral raise!!! Abdominal exercises.
- Sunday: active rest day
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for losing fat around the stomach and developing a toned and defined midsection?
- A healthy mind-set
- Cardiovascular exercises
- Weight training
- Healthy stable diet
- Good support system. Because when first starting out in a program you may run into difficult times where you may need someone to talk to. Stress holds weight at your mid section!
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for toning the thighs, hips and butt?
- HIIT cardio. 20 min per day. Make the intensity more difficult every other day.
- Jump Squats
- Walking or Stationary lunges
- A stable healthy diet including water
- Plenty of rest