Fitness Models Questions & Answers - Erin Connor
Diet & Exercise Advice
got started in the industry doing extra work through Ambassador Talent in Chicago
working with clients such as Snickers and Infiniti Cars. She is an official ESPN
Miller Lite Fuegos Girl and her largest ad was for Pony Athletic Shoes which went
international last year in 120 countries. Erin has worked for various clients
such as: Snickers, Infiniti Cars, Miller, Miller Lite, ESPN Radio 1000, Chromium,
Bohyme, Playboy, Shutupandmodel, Liquid Assets, Hot Import Nights, and has been
published in various magazines. She was also chosen for a recent reality television
show and is an upcoming model for a national magazine.
See This Fitness Model's Diet Plan & Exercise Routine
Erin Connor - Fitness Model Statistics
- Name: Erin Connor
- Height: 5'6
- Weight: 113
Color: Light brunette with blonde highlights
- Bust: 34
- Waist: 23
- Hips: 35
- Website: www.erinconnor.com
Erin Connor - Fitness Model Photos
Connor - Fitness Model Background
What's your background? How did you get started in the fitness modeling field?
I got started in the industry doing extra work
through Ambassador Talent in Chicago working with clients such as Snickers and
Infiniti Cars. I'm an official ESPN Miller Lite Fuegos Girl, my largest ad was
for Pony Athletic Shoes which went international last year in 120 countries and
I have worked for various clients such as: Snickers, Infiniti Cars, Miller, Miller
Lite, ESPN Radio 1000, Chromium, Bohyme, Playboy, Shutupandmodel, Liquid Assets,
Hot Import Nights, and have been published in various magazines. I was also chosen
for a recent reality tv show and am an upcoming model for a national magazine.
What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
The one thing I like best about being into fitness
is maintaining my health and keeping my body looking its best!
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
My biggest accomplishment in the fitness field
was definitely my Pony Athletic Shoes Ad. As forementioned, it was advertised
in 120 countries in 2005 and I gained a great deal of exposure.
Connor - Fitness Model Questions & Answers
Fitness Question #1 - 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 believe the best way to get started is to simply
(easier said than done) prepare yourself mentally and physically as best you can
in the fitness modeling industry. It may be best to use an agency to maintain
consistent work, however, I, myself, have done quite well with freelancing.
Fitness Question #2 - Please describe a typical day
for you. What is your daily routine like?
My daily routine, concerning exercise, consists
of a mile-long run in the morning followed by sets of squats, lunges, crunches,
situps and weightlifting. This is repeated, if possible, at the end of each day.
Fitness Question #3 - I dont 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?
Honestly, the number one "bang for the buck"
cardio exercise is either bicycling or swimming. These two activities work every
part of your body.
Fitness Question #4 - How much weight (pounds) should
I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
Losing weight and maintaining that weight is different
for everyone because everyone has a different body type, diet regimen, cholesterol
level, body fat, and muscle mass difference. Weight loss and dieting should usually
be determined more or less with you doctor or personal trainer.
Fitness Question #5 - 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?
Regarding food or supplements, I try to stick
to a diet or exercise routine that focuses on food rather than supplements. My
suggestion is to hydrate (30 minutes before and most definitely after a workout)
and eat plenty of energy inducing products such as energy bars, whole wheat breads,
or even high protein meats (for strength training). Protein builds muscles and
also contributes to bodily reparation after a workout.
Fitness Question #6 - 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.
My cravings for junk food are almost always constant!
Fortunately, I was blessed with a very high metabolism so that when a junk food
frenzy comes my way it doesn't quite throw me off the deep end! ;o) If you're
not like me metabolism-wise, try to stick to no/low fat foods such as vegetables
(dipped in low fat ranch), fruits, and pretzels.
Fitness Question #7 - Im 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?
A healthy shopping list to stick with would include:
High-protein meats, energy bars, nuts, vegetables, fruits, low/no fat skim milk,
whole wheat bread, fish, ground turkey in place of red meat (for those who forego
the high protein meats).
Fitness Question #8 - Im about 35 pounds over
weight. I have never started an exercise program and really dont know where
to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?
To get started on the right track with an exercise
program, the best place to begin is to see your physician for a special diet catering
to your needs. I would also recommend a personal trainer who will help you work
on problems areas.
Fitness Question #9 - I tend to eat out most of the
time and really dont 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
Stop eating out! Just kidding
are various options when it comes to eating out at a restaurant. It's fully understood
in our world that not everyone can just prepare a home-cooked meal every day of
the week after a long, grueling day at work. Restaurant menus usually always have
healthier, lighter options. Choose meals that are in the vegetarian sections,
lowfat meals, or request a meal from their luncheon menu which often contains
smaller portions in comparison to evening suppers. Many restaurants also carry
the Atkins diet meals which is another safe route.
Fitness Question #10 - What exercises do you recommend
for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
The exercises I recommend for getting a bigger,
rounder and fuller butt are the same exercises also that you would use for sculpting
your thighs. Try doing regular sets of lunges and SQUEEZE, SQUEEZE, SQUEEZE those
glutes when working out!!
Fitness Question #11 - What is the most challenging
thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
The most challenging thing I deal with concerning
consistently staying in shape is maintaining my diet. Due to the fact that my
metabolism is high, I tend to think I can get away with eating a variety of foods
that I shouldn't. This will eventually catch up to me!
Fitness Question #12 - Please describe your normal
diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?
Breakfast: Egg whites scrambled, dry toast,
orange juice (occasional strip of bacon)
Mid-Morning Snack: Granola,
trail mix bar, fruits or vegetables
Lunch: Turkey sandwich on
rhye or wheat with lettuce, mustard, tomato and no mayo. Minestrone soup. Apple.
Mid-Afternoon Snack: vegetables with lowfat ranch, fruit or pretzels
Dinner: Baked fish, steamed vegetables, and white rice. Try also ending
you day with a glass of red wine. It's good for the heart and circulation.
Fitness Question #13 - What type of exercises do
you include in your routine to stay in shape?
Strength Training Exercises: Light weightlifting,
lunges, squats, crunches, sit-ups
Cardio Exercises: Swimming,
Additional Training: Regular jogging or running, light
Fitness Question #14 - What are the top 5 tips (specific
exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?
1. Various curls
2. Swim! ( I can always
suggest this! Backstrokes work you the hardest)
3. Pull-ups (start with
small sets and work your way up)
4. Push-ups (same suggestion as "pull-ups")
5. Weightlifting (start out light or consult your personal trainer)
Fitness Question #15 - What are your top 5 tips for
losing unwanted body fat?
1. Consistent exercise
2. High cardio
3. Drink a lot of water- hydration is key
4. See your
physician for s specific diet that fits you
5. Hire a personal trainer
to work on specific problem areas.
Fitness Question #16 - What are your top 5 tips for
gaining lean muscle mass?
1. High protein diet
2. Find a bodybuilder
supplement that's right for you
3. Always remember to see your physician
for a recommended diet
4. Hire a personal trainer who will help you work
on the correct areas of your body
that need work
5. Start weightlifting
at a home gym or a local gym/health center
Fitness Question #17 - What are the top 5 tips you
recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle
1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!
an optimistic, open mind to maintain your drive and goals
a daily exercise routine and stick with it!
4. Make sure to give your
body plenty of time to rest and recuperate itself
5. Start a journal
which states a daily exercise routine and allows weight comparison day-today to
remind yourself of what you have accomplished
Fitness Question #18 - What is your training routine
like? (Please include a few details - training split, sets/reps, exercises, types
of cardio, etc.)
Monday: (I switch off my routine from day
Crunches (2 sets of 50), sit-ups (2 sets of 50), mile-long run
Curls and lifts (2 sets of 25), lunges (2 sets of 50), leg lifts (2 sets of 50),
Wednesday: (same as Monday) Add swimming at local
Thursday: (same as Tuesday)
Saturday: (same as Tuesday) (add bicycling, volleyball,
basketball or water sports
on the weekends as weather permits)
(same as Monday)
Fitness Question #19 - 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. Maintain a restricted diet specific to you
2. Hire a personal trainer
3. Sit-ups (switch off days to allow