What is your next fitness goal? What do you next want to achieve?
“I won my first bikini competition back in January, and now I have qualified to compete at Nationals for Bikini, so my goal right now is to win Nationals and get my pro card. This will be my first national show and I’m super excited and its coming so soon!”
How did you get into bikini competitions?
“For bikini competitions, anyone can do it. You usually prep for 12-15 weeks, your diet is strict, your workouts are planned around your meal timing and everything is laid out by your coach.
When I went to College I needed structure and I needed something to keep my priorities straight and so I decided I was going to compete one day but I didn’t know anything about it. I didn’t have a coach, but I just made a social media post that I was going to compete and then I found a coach through there. We started prepping and I had to figure everything else out along the way – messaging people for any advice, going on Google, reading articles, and watching YouTube videos. I really didn’t know anything, and no one near me had ever competed before and so I had to find everything online.”
What kind of advice would you share with someone who was interested in competing in Bikini?
“I would tell them to make sure they have a really good coach, one that’s not going to starve them or put them on an extreme diet.”
Also, enjoy the process. Even though prepping for 10-12 weeks sounds like a long time, it flies by so just enjoy every bit of your prep because it’ll go by a lot faster than you think.”
Why did you follow IdealFit?
“I found it super interesting that you were one of the only brands that was geared towards women which I thought was really cool because I had only just started getting into the gym, and I wanted to bring more awareness to women working out. I followed you on Instagram and I liked all the recipes that would be posted and I would try and recreate them myself. I bought my first tub of protein and I loved it, and then you reached out to me and asked me to be an IdealFit athlete, and I have been using your products ever since.”
Summer is an Ideal Fit athlete that we admire for her motivation, determination and love of fitness. Follow her journey on Instagram as a Bikini Competitor.