In this fitness journey we tend to look for someone who already has achieved a fitness lifestyle. Someone who succeeded and was able to overcome all the challenges that he/she faced, like the moment she started and the struggles along the way.
We want to know what did this person do to be the best that he / she is right now.
One good example about fitness is Edel Wade, this girl is the one who started lifting and everything works for her whatever she’s doing. Let’s get more personal about Edel Wade.
1. Which body workout works for you and why? Weightlifting -Mainly lower body workouts like Squatting, Lunges and RDL’s.
Why? I honestly couldn’t tell you. I think it could be a mix of good technique, training hard, good nutrition and my genetics.
2. How many days a week do you workout?
I workout 6-7 days a week, only simply because I love it & food.
3. Why did you decide to become a fitness trainer?
Fitness has always been part of my life. As I child I would of competed a lot in community games and in long distance running. Since finishing school, I was lost. I didn’t know what I wanted to study or who I wanted to become. I had dipped in and out of so many different courses & jobs. It was only when I went back to college as a mature student in 2014, while studying addiction studies that I started to take the gym seriously. Going from a cardio bunny to weight lifting. I loved it. I loved everything about it. Not long after, I was featured in stellar magazine for my fitness account on instagram. From there I started up my own fitness blog on facebook- Fitness With Edel. I started receiving messages from people, asking me if I would train them.It made me think. Why not turn passion into my career….
4. How do you keep your fitness training knowledge up to date?
I study. I love to learn and self educate. I listen to pod casts, audio books online courses. I love to read. In this industry there is always something new to learn. After all, education is your passport to the future.
5. What are the biggest mistakes people make at the gym?
1. People are under the illusion that, because they’ve went to the gym and worked out, they can now fuel their body with crap, but yet cant understand why they aren’t getting the results that they should be. Results is 100% down to nutrition, its 80% diet 20% exercise.
2. Lifting heavy with extremely poor technique. Its not about lifting heavy weights, its about contracting the muscle assisted by a weight. Concentrate more on working the muscle as appose to just lifting the weight.
6. What are the best foods to eat before working out?
To me, that’s context dependent. If you need energy id carb up on a good complex carb oats.If you don’t, then I personally snack on something light. A banana and berries
7. What would you recommend for a quick 20 to 30 minute workout? HIIT is always a winner when you’re stuck for time
8. What kind of beauty products should be in every woman’s gym bag? The worst girl you could possibly ask. I normally just have the basics – shampoo, conditioner and deodorant. Ohh and I normally have a fork in mine too.
9. What are your training regimes and how did it start? My training regimes changes the whole time.It is mainly weights based and I generally slot in my own session in between my clients. Although, I do get bored easily, so I like to mix it up sometimes. Add in the TRX, kettle bells. I generally add a 10 min HIIT to the end off all my weight sessions. It all started when I wanted a Jen Selter Booty in 2014.
10. Do you have plan to compete next year? I most defiantly want to compete, it possibly will be next year but I’m not 100% certain just yet.