5 MINUTES WITH ASTRID McGUIRE
Posted on 17 February 2015
Tell us a bit about your fitness story, how did you get to where you are today? At what point did you realise that you living an active life more for the mental benefits than physical benefits?
I started off working as an international model and not only felt pressure first hand of keeping my body of ‘model size’ but also saw my roommates struggle with eating healthy and making bad choices when it came to their health. I knew right then, that my body needed to be treated with respect and honor. I started going to the gym, starting paying attention to labels and loved how my body responded to the change.
What's you active life mantra?
Get up and move every day! No workout is ever regretted!
How do you Move your Body to Love your body? Why do you love Barry's Bootcamp?
I love teaching at Barry’s Bootcamp because it is a one stop shop for a kick a$$ workout. You will also see me taking class many times a week. A student makes the best teacher!
Can you share your favourite booty building moves for great butt and legs?
No doubt about it, deadlifts!!! I love using heavy weights, feet about hip width apart, small bend in the knees, lean forward with flat back and as you stand up, squeeze immediately the back of the legs and glutes! You want a bootie, you need to lift!
What's your go to healthy meal?
Tender Greens Happy Vegan with all white meat chicken and a side of veggies! They know me there!
Who is your active living hero?
My mother! She is constantly moving~ playing tennis, golf, doing Boliywood dance, swimming, water aerobics and she still loves gummy bears :)
What 5 songs are currently on your workout playlist?
- Pitbull, NEYO Time of Our Life
- Christina Peri Burning Gold remix
- Walk the Moon Shut up and Dance
- Clean Bandit Rather Be
- Ella Henderson Ghost
What are your post gym beauty essentials and why?
Project Happy Face Wipe Out Pads…. I never want sweat to sit on my face when I am done with my workout. These pads are so refreshing, calming and cleansing. Plus proceeds go to kids who can not afford acne treatment. Check out their other products too! www.projecthappyface.org
Can you share your favourite quick workout?
What's on your vie active wishlist?
ROCKELL - URBAN WARRIOR
ROCKELL - FLIGHT BLUE FEATHER
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