Aimee Pourroy – Fitness Model Statistics
Name: Aimee Pourroy
Date of Birth: 12/12/1973
Weight: 135 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Hometown: Windsor, California
Aimee Pourroy – Fitness Model Interview
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I grew up in small town and graduated from high school with a graduating class of 100. I went to Sonoma State University where I majored in business with a concentration in accounting and a minor in American Indian studies. I ventured off to southern California to work at one of the biggest accounting firms in the world. For a country girl, this was huge and the only fitness I had in me was playing softball and cheerleading.
How and why did you get started in fitness?
After years in accounting and retiring to have a baby I decided I was going to be in the best shape of my life after having my baby. It evolved into a full-time addiction and I haven’t stopped.
What is the best thing about being fit and living a healthy lifestyle?
How it makes me feel. I love to feel strong and the feeling of a great workout keeps me on a natural high all day plus I know I’m teaching my daughter how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Tell us about your biggest fitness influence?
Wendy Fortino who is a IBFF Figure Pro and my figure coach. She’s real, honest and understands my addiction to fitness. She’s open to different ways of training and doesn’t preach one way is the right way. She’s motivating and truly believes anything is possible. She’s one of a kind!
What is your greatest achievement so far?
Hitting the NPC stage and placing top 5 which qualified me for nationals. Never did I think that one day I would be here, now that I am I’m not stopping!
What is your favorite body part on yourself and on the opposite sex?
My favorite body part on myself is my back. I work hard for this back and continue to work at it. On the opposite sex I enjoy a man with good calves and legs!
What kind of cardio do you like best and why?
I have a love/hate relationship with the stepper. I can challenge myself and at the same time I can feel the glute workout I get from each step. It’s like a two for one deal!
What type of nutritional supplements do you use?
I take a few basic supplements that include a multivitamin, CLA, fish oils, digestive enzymes, zinc, magnesium, D3, and BCAAs.
What do you think of the latest fitness trends like P90X, Insanity and CrossFit?
I think if they appeal to people and help them get active then they are great. Not all workouts are for everyone.
What type of food or supplements do you consume pre-workout and post-workout?
For pre-workout I take Evogen EVP and for post-workout I take Evogen Cell Kem, vitamin C, Wellness greens and whey protein. Within an hour after working out I eat a meal to replenish and feed my muscles.
How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food?
I rarely get cravings when I’m strict and in contest mode. I believe my mission is more important than a 2 minute pleasure. Although, when I do get sweet cravings I drink crystal light. For my salty cravings, I add mustard, hot sauce or wasabi sauce to my foods. Yet, on those rare cheat days I splurge which keeps me well satisfied for a while.
What are the contents of your refrigerator?
Pre-made meals by PFS Meals, egg whites, carbonated water to quench my thirst and lots of steak and salmon for dinner.
What are your top 3 favorite exercises and why?
- Squats – They work the entire body and with so many variations they never get boring.
- Glute/Ham Raises – My problem area, I feel it on every rep.
- Cable Lat Pulldowns – It hits the sweet spot of my lats.
What tips do you recommend for eating out at restaurants to stay on a clean diet?
I order what I want, not a menu item. Salad with chicken and no dressing, grilled salmon with no carbs. What I think needs to change in the meal is the extra charge they apply to these orders.
What does your gym playlist look like and what’s your favorite song to listen to when training?
I listen to everything and anything. Right now for cardio I’m into Latin music by Elvis Crespo since it makes me happy and I want to move with a pep in my step. For weight training, I enjoy Dropkick Murphy’s or a good Madonna song. Yes, I’m a Madonna child 🙂
What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
The most challenging thing is my daughter understanding why Mom can’t have certain foods like an ice cream during the summers. Another one is my carbohydrate intake. If I go over my ratios I see the effects of eating too many so finding a balance of carbs in the off-season is a huge struggle for me.
Please describe your normal diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?
- Meal #1: Oatmeal, fruit, egg whites and a whole egg.
- Meal #2: Ground Turkey, onions and mushrooms with veggies.
- Meal #3: Protein shake.
- Meal #4: Chicken with veggies.
- Meal #5: Shrimp or tilapia with veggies.
- Meal #6: Steak or salmon with veggies.
- Snacks: Nuts, red peppers, and an occasional Quest bar.
If you could share only one bodybuilding tip that has really helped you succeed, what would it be?
Your diet is key! Eating the right foods is huge in conjunction with training.
How does your family, friends and significant other react to and deal with your strict fitness lifestyle?
I’ve come to realize through this journey I have a support team of friends. I also have a non-support team, which I have chosen to ignore or eliminate. My family and supportive friends are on my side 100%. They check up on me, they buy my foods when I visit, and they compliment me on my willpower and motivation to stay on track. It doesn’t affect our relationship at all and that’s true friends!
What are your top 5 tips for losing body fat and getting shredded?
- Fasted cardio.
- Eating lean proteins.
- Lift heavy while adding weight weekly and keeping rest periods on a clock when training.
- Stick to a routine and have a game plan, both off-season and on-season.
- Rest, sleep and keep positive energy at all times. There’s no room for stress or negative energy.
What are your top 5 tips for building muscle and packing on size?
- Lots of volume.
- Heavy weights.
- Drop sets.
- Reduced cardio.
- Post-workout carbs.
What is your training routine like?
Monday: Leg Day
I don’t do cardio on leg days because I put everything I have into these workouts:
- Squat superset with hamstring curl for 6 sets of 12 reps
- Walking lunge, power runner single leg, glute/hamstring raise for 3 sets of 15 reps
- Dumbbell straight leg deadlift, back extension for 2 sets of 20 reps
Tuesday: Back and Chest
- Fasted AM cardio, stepper (steady state)
- Chest press, pull-ups for 5 sets of 12 reps
- Incline press, seated row, bent-over fly for 4 sets of 8-12 reps
- Fasted cardio intervals, 2 minutes on and 2 minutes off
- My superset shoulder workout includes 4 sets of 12 reps (45 seconds rest periods):
- Upright row, behind the neck press
- Seated Arnold press, interior deltoid raise
- One arm dumbbell press, dumbbell front raise
- Seated dumbbell press, seated lateral raise
- I finish my workout by burning it out with jumping jacks
Thursday: Leg Day (2:1 ratio of hamstrings to quadriceps)
- Trap bar deadlift, hamstring curl, RDL’s for 6 sets of 12-15 reps
- Leg press, side step ups, 45 seconds of power running both feet for 4 sets of 12-15 reps
Friday: Back and Shoulders
- Fasted steady state cardio
- I switch this day up with more machine based exercises with higher reps (12-20)
Saturday: Fasted Interval Cardio (2 minutes on and 2 minutes off)
- Superset arms 4 sets, 12-15 reps (45 seconds rest):
- Bar to chest elbows to side for triceps, bar curls
- Dumbbell skull crushers, single dumbbell curls
- 7s – 7 barbell full arm curl, 7 middle to top, 7 middle to bottom, bench body weight dips to failure
- 90 degree arm hang, cable bar pushdowns
- EZ bar skull crushers, EZ bar to throat elbows out
Sunday: REST DAY!
What is your favorite healthy food and your favorite cheat food?
My favorite healthy food is wild Atlantic salmon (the belly of the fish). My favorite cheat food is a hamburger. I love a good burger!
How do you stay motivated?
My training coach keeps me on my game. He is Chris Cooper with Cooper Sports Performance and he won’t let me get away with a “I can’t” if I’m having a low day. He gives me motivation and reminds me he believes in me more than I believe in myself. He’s been my biggest cheerleader from day one and is motivated to keep my training on point. He’s shown me how strong I really am and that alone keeps me wanting more. I also look back at my progress pictures and realize I’ve come too far to slack now.
What does the future hold for you?
I’m hitting the stage in May, then I’m heading to nationals! Nothing is going to stop me!