Living a healthy lifestyle is a lot more than a hobbyist pursuit. There are a loads of physical and mental benefits that can derive from regular exercise and proper diet. The more rigid and committed one is to a proper diet and exercise regiment, the larger the physical and mental benefits will be. Of the physical advantages, not only will the person gain an increase in a positive outward, external look or appearance, but the individual will also gain the added advantage of increased healthy cardiovascular conditioning. In the society of today, most people seem to put the greatest emphasis on the outward physical appearance. This is why fitness models are revered figures in popular culture.
Profiles of Famous Fitness Models and Body Builders
While certain names may come to mind when an individual thinks of body builders or fitness models, there are many other famous persons in this profession. Some of the most famous professional body builders include:
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Probably the most famous bodybuilder of all time is Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was born in Austria in 1947, and Arnold’s bodybuilding career began in the 1960’s and progressed to earn him five Mr. Universe titles, seven Mr. Olympia awards, as well as numerous other bodybuilding and power-lifting competitions. This of course led to his career as an actor and eventually to the position of governor on California.
Tevita Aholelei – Tevita is a champion of International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB). He was born in south Fiji in the Kingdom of Tonga. Therefore he is also known as the “Stone of Tonga”. He started competing in bodybuilding competitions in 1997. Tevita has lots of bodybuilding championships under his belt. He currently lives in California with his wife and children. Tevita served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and was a soldier in the Operation Desert Storm in Iraq in 1991.
Lora Ottenad – Lora Ottenad is a world famous and very competitive female bodybuilder. She was born in Seattle, Washington in 1964. Lora is tall; 5’8″ and she competes at a weight of 175 pounds. She earned her pro card in 2006 when she won the overall title at nationals. Lora made her pro debut in 2007 and was ranked as number 11 in the Ms. International competition.
Rachel McLish – Rachel McLish is a retired female bodybuilder who was born in Texas in 1955. She had a thread of wins in the 1980’s. She also appeared in many movies during the 1980’s and 1990’s. She has won the Ms. Olympia contest twice.
Erika Geisen – Erika Geisen is also a retired female bodybuilder and fitness model from Australia. She won the Ms. International contest in 1986 and she retired two year later.
Mark James Dugdale – Mark, born in 1974 is a professional bodybuilder who started competing in 1997 and has been placing in bodybuilding competitions since. He currently lives in USA.
There will be those cynics that claim that fitness models are a negative influence because they create an image that is unattainable for the average person. In a way, there is a certain smattering of truth to such a reflection. The reason for this is partly the fact that a professional fitness model makes a living based on physical exercise and workout. Because of this, considerable hours of the day are dedicated to hard exercise, much more than the average individuals are able to.