Fitness Girl – The Project
The Fitness Girl is a global project, nonprofit, which has a noble goal: to encourage people to leave the sedentary lifestyle.
The Fitness Girl is NOT a Bodybuilding or beauty contest.
The Fitness Girl is NOT a federation of bodybuilding or any other sport.
The purpose of the contest is to mobilize more women around the world in the fight against physical inactivity, encouraging more people to train, retrain their food and have better quality of life.
The Project Fitness Girl is, before anything, a motivational project. But the “motivation comes from within, is from each person” – some would say. This is true. The motivation part of each person from inside. However, stimulation and inspiration to awaken this “motivation” is external. With viewing photos and videos of people who achieved their goals, more and more people will be motivated to also reach theirs.
The interested in becoming a member must be 18 years old and NOT be sedentary.
No need to be champion in any sport? The best of all in some exercise? The most beautiful of the Gym? No, sorry, not need. The Fitness Girl is inclusive and not exclusive project. It brings inspiration to those who also is not the champion, the best in a year or the most beautiful of the Gym, but it can become in the near future. Believe us, people can change a lot and the power to do that is within them. We just woke up this power.
Current member and countries represented
Many countries are represented in the Fitness Girl by its members, of which: United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, UK, France, Iceland, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, among others.
Famous women of these countries have registered as members of our global family, as the current world champion WBFF PRO Shannon Petralito (USA), world and national champions of their countries in various federations (IFBB, NPC, WBFF, NABBA, NANBF, ABA , INBA, PNBA, OCB, IFPA, WNBF, ADBF, SNBF, NGA, NPA, NMA and other), magazine covers fitness, covers of men's magazines, misses, among others. As described, anyone with the profile can participate. Thus, famous and unknown fitness girls participating together and chancelam the fight against global inactivity. All paddling for a common goal.
The competition between the members and the model
The Fitness Girl does not have a direct focus on a contest. In the future will be held annual competitions for the selection of covers, back covers and the "stuffing" of our Fitness Girl magazine. The contest will take place between members of the Fitness Girl only. Thus, any woman who is not member of the project can notparticipate in the international competition. While not the competition takes place, the members are part of our global family and help us inspire more people to leave the sedentary world.
Until its launch, the competition format can be modified. Whereas the members are in different countries, it is estimated that the best way of realizing the selection of models for testing or through the internet. Before the competition the members will be consulted so that they can suggest improvements in the model.
Mechanisms will be used to evaluate the vote, trying to avoid any kind of fraud such as vote buying, etc. Audits will occur in the event of suspected fraud.
Why online voting?
Being a fair selection that meets the desire of the majority of the public, removing subjectivism of charge or any other form of processing.
How many will be selected?
Initially, the well rated 10+ will be the first 10 Fitness Girls (1 per month). The next 10 will be the back covers. The final filling of the magazine, something like the Playboy Bunny, will be by draw among all members. In this way, all may be present in the Magazine.
What is the extent of the contest?
The Competition Fitness Girl will be an international competition and will feature the participation of fitness athletes and sports women of various countries, famous or not.
The Contest is NOT intended EXCLUSIVELY to the bodybuilders or fitness athletes. Any woman, with a minimum age of 18 years old (or corresponding age of majority in your country) and NOT sedentary can participate.
It is important to mention that is not accepted any kind of discrimination, whether of color, race, religion or similar.
The tender for selection of front and back covers is not intended to select the most beautiful woman (just is not beauty contest) or the one with the most perfect body (so it is not a championship fitness / bodybuilding). The main objective of the contest is to promote the practice of regular exercise and thereby reduce the sedentary population in the world.
Who are the main beneficiaries of this competition?
The main beneficiaries will be people who sedentary who are inspired and leave the sedentary lifestyle, going to practice some regular exercise.
Furthermore, the photo essays will stimulate the practice of healthy life.
In addition to these individuals, businesses, the sports industry and sports equipment manufacturers, sportswear and fitness, sports tennis, gyms, food supplement manufacturers, physical education teachers, sports nutritionists, physical therapists, sports physicians, among many other professionals are benefited directly or indirectly to increased public practicing some kind of sport.
Governments of countries, too, are benefiting from a healthier population, generating less costs of medical treatments.
Of Photographic Essays
The tests involve the physical exercise, promoting the idea of health, contrary to what occurs with some other famous trials where the models pose smoking or ingesting alcoholic beverages. The Fitness Girl has come to change this inversion of values.
The American Heart Association Guidelines, updated in January 19, 2011, bring suggestions Physical Activity for a healthy life:
“We suggest at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). 30 minutes a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember, however you will also experience benefits even if you divide your time into two or three segments of 10 -15 minutes per day.
Physical activity is anything that makes you move your body and burn calories, such as climbing stairs or playing sports. Aerobic exercises benefit your heart, such as walking, jogging, swimming or biking. Strength and stretching exercises are best for overall stamina and flexibility.
The simplest, positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health is to start walking. It’s enjoyable, free, easy, social and great exercise. A walking program is flexible and boasts high success rates because people can stick with it. It’s easy for walking to become a regular and satisfying part of life.”
And further, too, the American Heart Association:
“Physical activity improves physical wellness.
It enhances your immune system and decreases the risk of developing diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
Reduced risk factors
Becoming more active can lower your blood pressure by as much as 4 to 9 mm Hg. That’s the same reduction in blood pressure delivered by some antihypertensive medications. Physical activity can also boost your levels of good cholesterol.
Physical activity prolongs your optimal health.
Without regular physical activity, the body slowly loses its strength, stamina and ability to function well. And for each hour of regular exercise you get, you’ll gain about two hours of additional life expectancy, even if you don’t start until middle age. Moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, for as little as 30 minutes a day has the proven health benefits listed above as well as:
Improves blood circulation, which reduces the risk of heart disease
Keeps weight under control
Helps in the battle to quit smoking
Improves blood cholesterol levels
Prevents and manages high blood pressure
Prevents bone loss
Boosts energy level
Helps manage stress
Promotes enthusiasm and optimism
Counters anxiety and depression
Helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly
Increases muscle strength, increasing the ability to do other physical activities
Provides a way to share an activity with family and friends
Reduces coronary heart disease in women by 30-40 percent
Reduces risk of stroke by 20 percent in moderately active people and by 27 percent in highly active ones
Establishes good heart-healthy habits in children and counters the conditions (obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels, poor lifestyle habits, etc.) that lead to heart attack and stroke later in life
Helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer for seniors.”
That is, there are many reasons to justify our struggle for more and more people to leave the sedentary lifestyle. Having a small group with sculptural bodies is very cool. Having a legion of people practicing regular physical exercise is something phenomenal.
Campaigns focused on women’s health
The American Heart Association launched in February 2012 the campaign “Go Red for Women”. Probably as a way to use a strategy similar to the campaigns of Breast Cancer in Women who used the color Pink.
The image below shows a clear concern about the leading cause of death in women: Heart Disease. And warning:
“The facts are clear. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Discover the truth and make the end of heart disease a reality.”
Societies and Distorted Values
We are in a World Society which has lost many good values. Among them, a proper concern with the Health stressful routines have made people forget themselves and their families and when they realize, it’s too late. Some habits should be revised. For example: TV and Internet can be great sources of information and entertainment. But if not dosed, can be a great excuse to delay the start of training and thereby keep the damage that can cause a sedentary life.
Fitness Girl and Famous
Fortunately, many famous women understood the project and seek with their participation, encourage more people to participate.
We note that some still not understood very well the idea. They have doubt as to participate in a contest with no height restriction or mass (weight) in all athletes (all categories) and non-athletes compete in the world and have the people to be responsible for choosing the winners. Direct democracy, we would say.
For those who still have doubts whether they should participate, you can justify their holdings with the aim of encouraging more people to follow suit and adhere to your sport or training routine.
Being a reference in a sport already is, in itself an incentive to continue training. Be a reference and know that is inspiring thousands to follow in her footsteps is something rewarding for any human being.
The Fitness Girl and You
The Fitness Girl is in its Call one way to encourage more and more women to start a healthy life. Most people who participate in the Contest will not win it. Likewise, most people who participate in a marathon, not participating in order to win it. The point is that participation itself is a way of ending a period of inactivity and a stimulus to reach new goals. As a reward, the participant will have their photos on the pages linked from Facebook, Orkut and Google +, and notes published on our Twitter. If she does become famous, at least she’ll be healthier.
The Fitness Girl and Men
Yes, men. On our Facebook page, men are still the most followers. The forward edge is small, but shows that the men involved, and also suffer encouragement and inspiration to see the dedication of women to training. And part of the posts with comments, shares, and likes.
A man, seeing a woman training, not to be outdone, right? Heheheeh. In the world who still live, a woman pick up more weight than a man in training is a source of shame for most of them. GREAT! Nothing like a contest to stimulate. Let’s get up from the chair and everything for the training! And who wins the best: HEALTH!
A call to Healthcare Professionals
You, the health professional (doctor, personal trainer, nutritionist, physiotherapist, psychologist, etc.), by legal duty and obedience to his oath of office, has great reason to participate and encourage your patients to participate in this project.
A call to tech entrepreneurs Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
Gym owners want more people taking their academies. The shopkeepers of supplements, most people buying supplements. The sporting goods, more people buying shoes, clothes and sports acessories. Manufacturers want to always sell more. The question is, what you all have done to encourage more people to leave the inertia of inactivity? To you be more consumers. Rather than just “fight” for existing customers, why not increase the consumer base?
If you are unable to help the project financially, help, at least, SUPPORTING. At least helping in dissemination. At the end, more people will resort to its products and the Professional Area suggesting that their products end up. Therefore, there is nothing to lose. Infect more people and be remembered.
Insert a link this site on your pages (personal, professional or business). Promote social network that participates in or email to your contacts.
Thanks to everyone those who has help us enjoying the photos, publicizing and making this project grow more and more each day. People from all locations in the world. Thanks! We promise, since now, do not disappoint you!
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