Ladies – Use Bikini Photography to Motivate Your Fitness Workouts
When it comes to training and living the fitness lifestyle, motivation will help you get started, and discipline will help you stay consistent with your diet and exercise. But over time, both motivation and discipline can easily ebb, and an extra boost is needed to keep you on track – and this is where booking a bikini photo shoot can be of great help.
If you’re just looking for some shots of you at the beach, you can ask a friend with a good phone or camera to snap some shots of you in your new bikini to post on social media. These shots are also great for “before” photos to show where your most recent training path began.
But for shots that really inspire you and others, for those bikini photos like the pros, for those shots you want prints for posterity, you should have your bikini photo shoot with a professional fitness, glamor or bikini photographer. Book photographers. Yes, it takes a lot of work and determination to prepare, but you’ll find it’s worth it.
To get the most out of your bikini photoshoot, do what professional bikini models do when they prepare for commercial or magazine ad shoots. Talk to a few professional photographers who specialize in this field, browse their portfolios to see their work, and decide on the one you feel most comfortable with. Discuss the shoot with them, find out the cost, location of the shoot, and what rights you have to use the photos personally and commercially. Then book your shoot for 2 – 3 months later and start preparing for your first professional bikini photo shoot!
Now start using your bikini photography to motivate your fitness workouts. You have a fixed target date and you know when and where the shoot will take place. You know what shape you want to be in and how you want to look in your bikini by that date. So take some quick snaps of your current form, front and back, and decide what changes you’d like to see over the next 8 to 12 weeks. Plan your diet and design your new workouts to achieve this goal.
Write down what you want to achieve by then. Then figure out what your training needs to look like for the next month so that you’re 40% of that goal by the end of the first month. What does your diet need to do to support those workouts and those goals? During this first month you should get 40-50% of the journey as the results slow down a bit over time so taking a leap is your best bet.
Once your training and diet are on track and progressing, all you have to do is start practicing your bikini pose for the last 6-8 weeks before the photo shoot. You can practice in front of a full-length mirror, but for best results set your phone or camera to automatic and try as many poses as you can think of, from stiff and correct to as nude as you dare – think Remember, nobody will see these photos unless you choose to show them. Then go through the photos as objectively as possible, picking the poses you like the most and noting any other prep you need to get the look you want.
Fine-tune your diet and nutrition to reach your goals and keep practicing your posing until it feels natural. And don’t worry if you’re not overly creative with your posing—a professional bikini photographer will be able to guide you through your shoot.
Best of all, you’re in the best shape you’ve ever been, capturing that in photos that can last forever, and ready to move on to bigger and better goals now that you have the confidence to do them whole experience has fostered in you. All because you’ve used bikini photography to motivate your gym workouts and keep you on track with your fitness goals and lifestyle. And it won’t hurt your ego to have all eyes on you at the beach next summer, right?
Thanks to D. Champigny