My name is Claudia Rivarelli and I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay South America. From the age of 6, I started skating because I had a problem in my legs. Thanks to this sport, my legs are fantastic today. When I was 16, I started as a fashion designer and is actually one of my current professions. I have always been athletic and have liked sports, fitness and martial arts (kick boxing).
I studied at my local University (Communication Area 3 years) and took 2 years of graphic design at Bios University. I got into female modeling at the age 18. I was a runway model but I really didn’t like my slim body and wanted to change to a more muscular physique. I’m currently a fitness model and do photo shoots in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. I will soon be doing photo shoots in the United States and Mexico. I have also appeared in magazines, catalogs, TV programs and web sites.
Claudia Rivarelli Fitness Model Statistics
- Name: Claudia Rivarelli
- Height: 5´5
- Weight: 128 lbs
- Date of Birth: 03/09/79
- Hair Color: Black
- Bust: 38
- Waist: 25
- Hips: 38
- Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Claudia Rivarelli Fitness Model Interview
What’s your background? How did you get started in the fitness modeling field?
I wanted to change my body. I really didn’t like my slim body and wanted to change to more of an athletic body.
What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
I just feel good when I exercise. My body is more elastic and feels better.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
Modeling for fitness and showcasing a strong, healthy body to the world.
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?
Send your pics to the right places like photographers, agencies and magazines. If you have a great image they will call you. Search photographers or agencies and send your pics via e-mail. If they like them, they will call you. Other options include getting your photos on different web sites where you can add your profile, like here at ShapeFit’s fitness models search.
Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?
I get up early at 9am, check my emails and eat breakfast. At 11:00am, I go to the gym. After the gym, I come back home and have a meal. Then I design some clothes for my new collection. Later, I go to kickboxing class. At night I go to movies, fashion show and other fun things.
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 suggest kickboxing classes or running.
How much weight (pounds) should I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
1 to 2 lbs per week.
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?
- Before training : eggs, yogurt, oatmeal.
- After training: pastas, potatoes, salad, chicken.
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.
Eat clean foods like fruits, vegetables, fish and chicken. One day you can eat fast food but don´t always. But when you eat clean, the body feels better and does not want or need fast food.
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?
- Carbohydrates: sweet potatoes, rice, pasta, fruit
- Proteins: chicken, fish (tuna)
- Vegetables: broccoli, spinach
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?
Exercise 4 days a week and watch your diet .After a while, increase your frequency. You must believe you will achieve an amazing body. At first its hard but you will eventually love the routines and the results will be amazing.
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?
Choose pastas and fish.
What exercises do you recommend for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
Kickboxing for the butt is amazing.
What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
Eating healthy and avoiding junk food (fast food).
Please describe your normal diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?
- Breakfast: 2 eggs and fruit
- Mid-Morning Snack: rice with tomatoes and lettuce salad.
- Lunch: rice with tuna or pasta.
- Mid-Afternoon Snack: salad potatoes, eggs
- Dinner: rice with tomatoes and lettuce salad.
What type of exercises do you include in your routine to stay in shape?
- Strength Training Exercises: 5 days a week of weight training
- Cardio Exercises: kickboxing, running
- Additional Training: abs 5 days a week.
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?
1. Eat your carbohydrates.
3. Heavy weight when working out
4. Superset bicep and triceps exercises
5. Shoulders exercises.
What are your top 5 tips for losing unwanted body fat?
1. Cardio is key
2. Cut out white bread
3. Limit processed sugar
4. Eats vegetables and fruits
5. Drink water
What are your top 5 tips for gaining lean muscle mass?
1. Stay hydrated is very important
2. Eat enough proteins
4. Limit sugar
5. Heavy weight when training
What are the top 5 tips you recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle change?
1. Go to the gym and build good habits
2. Have a training partner for do the routines
3. Listen to music
4. Change your exercises
5. Look at the mirror and see how your body is changing
What is your training routine like? (Please include a few details – training split, sets/reps, exercises, types of cardio, etc.)
- Monday: Morning : legs, abs. Afternoon: arms, legs
- Tuesday: chest, shoulders, arms (biceps and triceps)
- Wednesday: back, abs
- Thursday: Morning : arms (biceps and triceps), abs. Afternoon: legs
- Friday: off
- Saturday: off
- Sunday: off
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?
1. Diet of course
2. Don´t drink alcohol
3. Balanced meals every 4 hours
4. Cardio exercise to reduce body fat
5. Cut meals after 8.00 pm
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for toning the thighs, hips and butt?
1. Use heavy weight
2. Train legs
4. Legs press
5. Eat clean