We talk to NPC Bikini Competitor Justine Moore

As an NPC Bikini Competitor and fitness model Justine Moore has already captured a lot of attention and there is no slowing her down!
By Peter Monday, October 3, 2011, 05:22 PM
Born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin, Justine Moore made the move to New York with dreams of becoming a top name and face in the fitness industry. 

As an NPC Bikini Competitor and fitness model she has already captured a lot of attention and there is no slowing her down!  Justine plans to continue competing until she reaches her goal of earning her IFBB Pro Card.

More than just a pretty face, Justine has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer.  She lives to educate and inspire others to live a fitter, healthier lifestyle, and her dedication and passion for fitness is evident in all that she does.  Justine is a MET-Rx athlete and a proud member of Team Bombshell.

Keep an eye on this girl… We are sure we’ll be seeing much more from her in the near future!!!

One word to describe yourself?

DRIVEN

How did you get into fitness/bodybuilding?

I struggled a lot with my weight and body image throughout high school and college.  I wanted a perfect, fit, toned body but I was completely lost on how to get it.  I started working at a gym where I absorbed as much knowledge as I could on the subjects of training and nutrition.  I decided to get certified as a Personal Trainer, and once I began training I felt as though I had found my calling in life.

As a trainer I wanted to inspire my clients and set a good example, so I decided to get into the best shape of my life by setting a goal to compete.  I stepped on stage for the first time in April of 2010 and have been hooked ever since!

What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?

Changing the lives of other people!  Nothing is more rewarding than when a client tears up telling me they are able to play with their grandchildren without pain, or when a client sends a text saying they bought jeans 2 sizes smaller, or when a person tells me my photos motivated them to get in shape.  That is the kind of stuff that just touches my heart and makes me feel like all the hard work and moments of frustration are worthwhile.

What is a typical daily routine for you?

I wake up at 7 or 8 AM and do morning cardio, then eat breakfast as I check e-mails and network.  Next I head to the gym to train clients.  I do my lifting in the early afternoon and then either train more clients or do a demo for Met-Rx.  I sometimes do another cardio session in the evening, depending on my fitness goals at the time.  When I get home I do a bit more networking and write programs for my online clients, and then relax and spend time with my boyfriend and kittens before going to sleep between 11 PM and midnight.

What is your eating plan like?

I typically eat 6 meals a day,  every 2-3 hours, with 3-4 oz of protein in each meal.  Proteins include egg whites, fish, chicken, turkey, steak and protein powder.  I eat complex carbs like oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and brown rice, and get my healthy fats mostly from olive oil and flax seed oil.  I also eat tons of vegetables, especially fresh greens.  And a gallon of water a day- minimum!  I also reward myself with a cheat meal once a week.

What food can’t you go without?

I LOVE peanut butter and I crave it when I’m dieting!  My other favorite cheats are Mexican food and ice cream.  As for my daily diet I never get sick of my oatmeal.

What keeps you motivated to stay in shape?

Constantly setting new goals for myself.  Once I’m in my groove working towards a competition or a photo shoot, NOTHING can stop me!!  Its when I don’t have clear goals established that I lose my focus and fall into bad habits.  I’ve found its essential for me to always set specific goals for myself in order to keep pushing forward and making progress.

What is your workout plan like?

I usually train 6 days a week.  My workouts are fast-paced and high intensity.  For lifting I usually train 2-3 muscle groups each workout, doing a lot of supersets and tri sets.  My coaches at Team Bombshell change my workouts all the time- different sets, reps, and exercises to keep my body constantly challenged.

What is the most challenging thing for you when it comes to staying in shape?

The most challenging thing for me to deal with is trying to balance a social life with my fit lifestyle.  Pretty much every social event revolves around eating and drinking, so I used to feel very isolated when I would prepare for competitions.  I’ve gradually learned how to still spend time with friends by doing activities that don’t revolve around food.  I try to coordinate my cheat meal with social events so that I don’t feel like I am always missing out.  I’ve also made a lot friends who are also into fitness… it really helps to connect with others who share similar goals and lifestyles. 

Top 3 tips for people who want to get in shape?

  • Hire the help of a trusted professional.  Whether you’re brand new to working out or at the pro level, a coach will always give an unbiased perspective, keep you on track and push you harder than you will push yourself.
  • Lift weights!  Often people think they’ll focus on their cardio first for weight loss but strength training will give you a bigger metabolic boost and reshape your body much more than cardio alone. 
  • If you want to change your body you MUST change your diet.  No matter how many hours of hard work you put in at the gym you will never get the results you’re after without making some adjustments in your diet.  It doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods forever, but 80-90% of the time you should be eating nutritious, whole foods if you are serious about improving your health or body composition.

Your own physical feature you are most proud of?

I would have to say my booty!  I am constantly working to add full, round muscle to my glutes.  Its still a work in progress… as a competitor I always want to continue improving, but I am very proud of my work so far!

Body part of a guy you findmost sexy?

A great smile.  And nice broad, strong shoulders!

Famous fitness icon/bodybuilder you would most like to have coffee/protein shake with?

I’d have to say Jamie Eason, Kim Dolan Leto or Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

What is the biggest myth you encounter every day in the fitness industry?

People are always looking for that magic pill or quick fix.  There never has been, and never will be an easy, effortless way to get in shape.  It takes a lot of hard work, but it is SO worth it.  I love the phrase: “Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels!”

Your favorite six pack abs exercises/workout?

Sprints are the best!  Also hanging leg raises.

 

Connect with Justine

 

 In addition to training clients in person, Justine also works with clients on a national basis through online custom fitness programs.  She can be contacted through e-mail: Justine.Fitness@gmail.com. 

 

Also visit her on Facebook: CLICK HERE

 

Photos & Sponsors Credits Photographers: Spiro Angelo Photography, John Lathrop with Fit ImagesSpecial Thanks to my sponsors for helping me stay fit & healthy:-MET-Rx/ Pure Protein/ Worldwide Nutrition-Dr. Ryan D. Braverman, Chiropractic Services, Garden City, NY (516)-279-6330