Name: Laura Michelle Prestin (Miss Prestin)
Weight: 125 Lbs
Occupation: Nursing student, University Graduate, Business Owner, Professional Model/Spokesmodel, Writer & Published Columnist, Health & Fitness Expert, Personal Trainer.
When did you get started with fitness?
My whole life I have been active since I was 5 years old. I played every sport you could imagine. When I was about 19 I started working out and over time developed my own programs to keep me in shape. When I started modeling and came to a point when I was receiving over 800 emails a day on questions relating to fitness, I started blogging and becoming more involved with helping other people achieve their goals. I became a personal trainer and constantly read health and fitness scholarly journals one after another. I still do this and that is why I am developing programs to get the body that people want. Recently working alongside with Gaspari Nutrition has made me more involved with the fitness industry more than ever now.
How do you stay so motivated? What drives you?
Having a great team helps. Positive people drive me.
What has been the hardest obstacle for you to overcome?
In this industry, getting over the pressure that you need to look ‘perfect’ all the time and just be yourself, and do what makes you happy.
What does your current training schedule/program look like?
As of right now I have been training with heavier weights then normal especially for my legs and butt. I will do
Monday: legs and butt,
Tuesday: back, abs, arms
Thursday: legs and butt
Friday: back, abs, arms
On a leg day I love supersetting. For example, Barbell Squats combo with one legged hip bridges, deadlifts w hamstring curl combos on the stability ball, lunges with jump squats, etc.
Give us a breakdown of your daily diet.
I dont measure my food. I usually try to stick to a handful of each thing. I eat every 2-3 hours about 7 meals a day if not more lol..I make sure I have plenty of fiber, protein, veggies/fruits, water, etc. I have thousands of meal plans for different purposes. For example,
M1: Oatmeal or egg whites, banana, juice
M2: almonds, or small sandwich
M3: tuna, salad,
M4: apple, orange, yogurt
M5: protein shake or something that will give me a lot of energy
M6: chicken, or fish, veggies, salad, spinach or rice
M7: cereal or protein shake if late
Do you take any supplements to reach your fitness goals?
Yes, Gaspari Nutrition – Aminolast, and Glyofuse
Is there anyone in the fitness industry you look up to?
Not really. I just keep pushing myself to strive to always be the best. My fans push me. And I’m more intrigued by business owners & entrepreneurs.
Name a fitness “Myth” that just isn’t true no matter how many times you hear it?
Girls think that when you lift weights you will turn into a man. Lol..Woman don’t realize that we do not produce enough testosterone to do so. Bodybuilding woman need to inject themselves with steroids or testosterone boosters to look like that. So don’t be afraid to push some weight!
Tips for our readers to achieve their fitness dreams?
Everything in moderation. Don’t obsess or stress. Listen to your body. Find a sick program that you actually follow.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10, 000 ways that won’t work ~~Thomas Edison
Shout out to my sponsors Gaspari Nuturiton, and Photographer Pirate Pictures