World's Fittest Model & Fitness Icon Jamie Eason Shares Success Story!

Jamie Eason is probably the most downloaded woman on the internet right now... Here's more as she talks about what led her to start leading a life of fitness and what she loves about the opportunities she's been given!

Article Summary:
  • Jamie's focus is to to share the benefits of health with the masses.
  • She is a huge fan of plyometrics & circuit training while traveling.
  • This month, Jamie graced the cover of 'Oxygen' magazine.
  • I was going to write a fancy little introduction about my interviewee. But I stopped in the middle of the first sentence. Why? Because chances are, if you're reading this, you already know who she is, and most likely everything about her.

    She is probably the most downloaded woman on the internet right now, the hottest magazine cover-girl out there, and one of the most down-to-earth people I've ever had the pleasure of interviewing.

    And that's why this very special woman needs no introduction. She's the darling of Bodybuilding.com, and probably on the cover of at least 12-20 magazines that are in your house right now.

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    This Very Special Woman Needs No Introduction.

    The woman I'm talking about, of course, is none other than Jamie Eason.

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    [ Q ] Tell us a little bit about yourself. A mini-bio if you will. How did you get started in modeling/competing? How did you skyrocket to stardom?
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      [ A ] Many of you may or may not be familiar with my story by now but it was a scare with a disease that served as the catalyst for my fitness goals and ultimately my career. I was diagnosed about 10 years ago, at the age of 22.

      Another scare at 28 in the same spot prompted the need for change in my life. I sought the advise of a local nutritionist and trainer to get the proper guidance and 6 months later my body went from "skinny fat" to lean and toned. Not only did I look better but I felt better and my whole outlook on life had changed.

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      Never before had I had the tenacity to really stick to anything. I had an amazing sense of accomplishment and a sincere desire to share the joy that this new lifestyle brought me.

      I began going to more and more fitness and bodybuilding events, always looking to learn as much as possible about the industry. Each time I went I would look around and think to myself, "All of these people really have it figured out!" They are happy and healthy and know the meaning of true sacrifice and hard work.

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    I Had An Amazing Sense Of Accomplishment.

      I got so much pleasure in "recruiting", if you will, everyday people to convert to the fitness lifestyle. I like to think that enthusiasm is contagious and through grassroots efforts of networking and meeting incredible people, my sincerity was noticed and the spokes model and modeling opportunities just became an added bonus.

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    [ Q ] What is going on in your life right now? What are you doing in terms of modeling/competing/endorsements, etc.?
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      [ A ] Right now the focus of my career remains the same as what it was from day one, to share the benefits of health and fitness with the masses, especially women. I truly believe that building even just a little bit of muscle is like the fountain of youth.

      I want to break the stereotype that females with muscle are unfeminine. I am currently working on several projects to hopefully appeal to a more commercial group of people.

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      My predominant goal is to be an ambassador of health and fitness in a humanitarian sense and ultimately have enough financial security to provide free programs for people seeking a healthier life. I think your physical health affects your mental and spiritual health as well. I want to address as many of these as I can.

      Fortunately, for me, my sponsor Bodybuilding.com, has similar goals and values and hopefully together we can make big things happen.

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    I Want To Address As Many Of These As I Can.

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    [ Q ] You've been on the road a lot recently. How do you adjust your training and nutrition accordingly, in order to accommodate the travels? Does traveling help or hinder your goals?
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      [ A ] Traveling definitely hinders my training goals. There is absolutely no way that I could maintain the schedule that I do and ever focus on competition. In light of that, I choose to maintain a softer, more attainable look in hopes of landing more modeling opportunities and speaking engagements both inside and outside of the fitness industry.

      I am doing well these days to make it to the gym 3 days a week. I am often forced to get creative with some of my training techniques. I am a huge proponent of plyometrics and circuit training now.

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      Also, as far as my diet goes, planning ahead is key! If I fail to pack the proper foods, my body changes quickly because I do not hold the same amount of muscle that I used to, which made me more metabolic (burn more calories at rest). For me, it is a constant struggle to find the right balance.

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    [ Q ] This month, you were featured on the cover of 'Oxygen' magazine, and you were MD's Major Distraction. Two major honors. Do you ever just step back and say, "Wow!" at what you've accomplished so far?
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      [ A ] Most definitely! Seeing myself both in and on magazines is still as exciting for me now as it was the first time. It feels awesome to be recognized in the industry that I love so much!

      There are tons of great looking people in this industry, many of which are in far better shape than myself, so it feels incredible to get published in such a large variety of magazines and to know that I have found a balance for my physique that has commercial appeal. One of my biggest goals is just to maintain that!

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    It Feels Awesome To Be Recognized
    In The Industry That I Love So Much!

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    [ Q ] What does it mean to you to be a Bodybuilding.com sponsored athlete? How important has their endorsement been in your success?
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      [ A ] I feel very fortunate to be a part of Bodybuilding.com. I think any athlete would love an opportunity to be valued and to contribute to such a successful business like Bodybuilding.com and that is how the CEO, Ryan DeLuca, makes me feel. He is a visionary that truly cares about customer service and having a positive impact on people's lives.

      I feel very lucky that he welcomes my input and provides such a huge speaking platform for me and other athletes. We have similar goals and values and I am very excited about his plans for continued growth for the company. Hopefully I can be a part of it for a long time to come!

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    I Feel Very Fortunate To Be
    A Part Of Bodybuilding.com.

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    [ Q ] What's the next step for Jamie Eason?
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      [ A ] I have many business ideas that will hopefully come to fruition in the next few years. Hopefully the fitness success that I have had thus far will be a positive catalyst for reaching many of my business goals.

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    [ Q ] Do you have any words of advice/inspiration for people looking for "the key to success", or a little bit more motivation?
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      [ A ] I love the quote, "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work!" I think this holds true in both your training goals as well as your life goals.

      Regardless of natural born or God-given talent, if you don't apply yourself with determination and courage of fear without failure, you will never truly get ahead. Be diligent. Setbacks are inevitable. Think outside the box and try a new approach but never give up. Only you dwell on your failures. There is no one route to success or level that dictates success.

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