Pricilla Aqilla didn’t always have the body of her dreams. As a matter of fact, she was mocked by her peers in high school for having, in her words, a “big lower body.”
Needless to say, Pricilla’s self-confidence was negatively affected because of these remarks. However, she had a younger sister for whom she wanted to set an example, and this motivated her to join a gym.
Through years of hard work, she’s gone above and beyond what she initially planned – becoming a fitness model with a stunning physique, and inspiration for fans the world over.
High School Transformation
Back in high school, Pricilla’s life looked totally different from today. She was slightly overweight, and because of it, she was teased and mocked by other girls and boys in her school.
I was always picked on for my big lower body. It was heartbreaking for me.
However, with the help of weightlifting, which she became interested in during her time as a volleyball player in high school, Pricilla started her transformation to a fitter, healthier, and more confident her.
Throughout her journey, Pricilla realized she didn’t have to “shrink” her lower body. Instead, she could sculpt and reshape it. Prioritizing exercises like squats, along with adhering to a clean diet, her body slowly started changing into the physique she has today. She lost all her fat in her lower body area and started seeing defined quads and glutes which other people admired.
Her curvy and toned legs are a source of pride now, and she showcases them with full confidence in bikini fitness shows around America.
Pricilla had used a mixture of strength training and cardio to achieve her transformation. This includes not only exercises like squats and burpees, but also countless hours on the treadmill and running outdoors to maintain low body fat.
In addition to her consistent daily training in the gym, Pricilla also puts in a lot of time into planning, preparing, and tracking her diet.
She loves eating carbs early in the day and before workouts. This fuels her muscles with the glycogen needed for energy.
On the flip side, she eats most of her proteins and fats later in the day and in the evening. This ensures a slow trickle of nutrients throughout the night to steadily fuel her muscles while she sleeps.
Some of the foods Pricilla may eat include:
- Egg whites and oatmeal with almond milk for breakfast
- Chicken, sweet potatoes, and mixed vegetables for lunch
- White fish, rice, peas for dinner
- Low-fat cottage cheese with flavored protein power, once or twice per day as a snack
She later realized that it was a normal, natural transformation process, in which the woman gradually recovers her figure. It is even proven that the mother who breastfeeds her baby has an even faster recovery.
In the case of Osiris Martinez, Fitness Model from Cartagena, Colombia, this situation was precisely what motivated her to include the gym as a consistent part of her weekly routine.
She not only sculpted the figure that she so much wanted to see in the mirror, but today she is dedicated to personalized training and 'online'. She is also a true digital influencer and fitness model. Likewise, Osiris handles sales of supplements for athletes.
Her academic base is in Finance and International Business, from the Technological University of Bolívar, in Cartagena, Colombia. Martínez did a specialization in Project Management (project manager).
How did you get into the world of Fitness, and what was your main motivation?
"Although I was always an athlete, since I was 10 years old, I came to the fitness world as such after my pregnancy, since I completely lost my physical condition. I began to motivate myself by recovering my self-confidence, my self-esteem and as an added value a very worked physique even, better than before ...
My main motivation in this fitness life is my daughter. I always want to give you the best example of self-improvement, self-love and that with discipline and hard work we can achieve everything we set out to do. "
How much has your life changed since you became a Fitness Model and what goals do you have in this field?
"My life has changed 100%, Before, due to very difficult situations that vii in the past, I was a very insecure woman and my self-esteem was deteriorated because I used to hear destructive comments daily, and I made the mistake of appropriating them. All of them. Those feelings and emotions that I had, I began to channel them into my physical activity ...
One learns to accept and love you as you are with your defects and virtues ...
My goal is to continue expanding what I have created, my training program to build bodies of steel. "
Which weight machines and exercise routines are your favorites?
"The machines that I like to work the most are: hack, press, lying and sitting hamstrings, and gluteal kick. The routine I like the most is the leg routine, where I work quadriceps, hamstrings and I love to work the glutes in a very focused way.."
How popular and respected is Female Fitness Modeling in your country?
"The truth, in Colombia, despite being very popular the topic of being a fitness model, is not highly valued by the majority of brands that are in the industry, since there is a mistaken perception that it is something easy to perform. It is more difficult and sacrificing than you think, for that reason it becomes even more difficult to efficiently monetize our work."
Is it true that more gym equals better sex?
"Yes, totally since exercise increases testosterone levels, especially in men and women, it increases sexual desire for their partner due to the substances that are released such as endorphins and oxytocin that produce a feeling of well-being in both activities.".
When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
"I see a strong, determined, decisive woman who does not give up, although she has fallen, she rises up building a better version of who she was before"
What do you think of women who pay to get implants in their buttocks?
"I respect the decisions of each person and I am not against cosmetic surgeries, if this helps to help a woman feel better about her self-esteem, but I do not agree that implants are placed in the buttocks, as these are muscles ...
The buttocks with training and adequate nutrition grow like any other muscle, of course some have a tendency to develop more muscle mass in this part, but in the same way we can all develop strong round and beautiful buttocks without putting our health at risk. "
Bella Rahbek is a Danish fitness coach and entrepreneur known for her inspiring transformation.
Bella started her journey into fitness as a slim 15-year old teenager. She became tired of the comments she received for her ‘skinny looks’ and decided to change it by lifting weights.
I was really skinny as a child and I was able to build curves and get stronger throughout the time but it wasn’t easy. I went through many trial and errors and it has been a really long journey.
Through the process of transformation, Bella not only built her ideal figure. She also became a fitness coach for other people – and now lives her dream career.
Austrian-born Eva Saischegg has been involved in sports and fitness her entire life. However, it wasn’t until 2015 that she came under the spotlight. This was the year when she wowed the judges in her first-ever fitness competition.
After stepping on the stage for the first time, Eva became enthralled with bikini competitions. So much so, that she decided to a build a career out of her passion. Eva soon began participating in the contest after contest, piling up awards in her trophy cabinet.
As she continued to make waves in the fitness industry, Eva attracted numerous followers to her sites. With her victories at bikini shows, she’s quickly risen to become one of Austria’s most renowned fitness influencers.
Eva’s main ambition now is to become a bikini pro. With her awesome work ethic and attitude, she’ll be sure to accomplish her goal in the very near future.