Posted 29 May 2012 by Interview:

Claire Rae

What sparked your interest in training?

I first became interested in training when I was very young. I think I was 10 years old when I asked for weights for Christmas. I think I saw fitness mags with bodybuilders and loved the look of these people.

Are you or have you ever been a cardio bunny
and avoided the free-weight section?

I used to love running but then grew to hate it for some reason not quite sure. I've gone through many fazes. I have never avoided weights have always loved them as long as I can remember.

How long do you spend in the gym during
a typical workout?

Lately I haven't been spending as much time in the gym, I will try at least 3 times a week to be in the gym for an hour.

Do you listen to music whilst you train?

Music is a must for me. I like house music or just your regular top 40 dance hits. Anything that has a good beat.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my friendships. I find that I am a very busy person and I am proud that I have been able to find balance, as I haven't always been.

Have you had any obstacles or setbacks
towards achieving your goal physique?

There was a time when I was always bloated and felt really tired. I couldn't seem to figure out what the problem was. For some reason one day I just figured it out that every time I had soy I felt terrible. I now know I have a soy allergy. Since cutting that from my diet it has been smooth sailing.

We know consistency is key, what tips would you give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?

Whenever you don't feel like it do it anyway. You will get into a rhythm very quick and wonder why you weren't doing it all along. Don't get too down on yourself when you can't make it just know that you will again and strive for that.

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods,
sweets and salty food?

I crave sugar hard sometimes. I allow myself to have it from time to time. But I make it a treat and never have it in my house that way it doesn't become a routine. Balance is the key.

Who are your favourite, athletes or fitness models?

Caithleen Heffernan, Bree Lind. These girls are true champions at heart.

What types of cardio have worked best for you?

Sprints. I hate long cardio sessions unless I'm watching a good movie or talking with a friend. So the faster and harder the better.

What is your training routine like?

Honestly I don't have a routine right now. I just do what I feel making sure I have some sort of activity everyday.

What supplements would you use/recommend if any?

I have always stood by my omegas and a good branch chain amino acid if you are trying to build muscle.

What 3 tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine, CutandJacked physique like yours?

  1. Make activities fun and do it with friends that way it's a lifestyle not a chore.
  2. Help someone else reach their goals you will find it easier to be fit if you do it with purpose.
  3. Love yourself no matter where you are in your fitness journey. Believe in yourself, you can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. You are what you say you are.


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