Fitness “How-to” shoot for COSMOPOLITANJuly 25, 2016
Hello beautiful people!!
SO when I went to NYC last month I had the opportunity to do some fitness modeling for COSMOPOLITAN Magazine Online! I gotta be honest, when their darling fitness editor reached out to me a few months prior I legit thought it was a spam email.. like whaaa?? Don’t they want to use some big time professional fitness model or something? I am just a normal chick from Utah livin that BBG life so I most definitely was not expecting an opportunity like this. I was super honest and upfront that I am not a licensed trainer and that I train using Kayla Itsines BBG Program, but they said not to worry, they just simply wanted me to model for some How-to videos, not write them. Once they assured me that someone (SUPER awesome guy btw named Rodrick Covington) would be on set with me to make sure I wasn’t messing everything up, I was like why not?!
HOLY CRAP you guys I was soooo nervous when I showed up. Like.. what if I’m not in as good of shape as they expect? What if I can’t even do the exercises they need me to model? What if they’re mean? haha and a million other things. Luckily Eli (eliannealexander_bbg) dropped me off right at the door with the biggest hug and pep talk. And after another quick call and pep talk from Ryan up I went. Not gonna lie, it was pretty neat seeing the official Cosmo headquarters and in house studio and dressing room, and I was definitely in heaven getting my hair and make-up done. I have ALWAYS been a girly-girl. The Hair and MUA was THE sweetest guy and it was so much fun chatting with him and picking his brain about his career! He has worked with so many amazing people and has some really neat stories. He also gave me the DL on all the best brands of makeup products and which ones are worth investing in, ect. (Would anyone be interested in a make-up post?!)
Once we got filming the first segment (we shot four how-to videos) all the nerves went right away. Everyone on set was SO nice and my abs got an extra good workout from laughing so hard all the way through. I know I have said it before, but I just LOVE people. Hands-down my favorite part of this experience, and really traveling in general, was getting to meet so many amazing, unique, talented people. WELL, there you have it! The first video was released yesterday, so if you are interested you can check it out HERE.
LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
A couple BTS pics…