Health, Fitness, Fun | Alysia Magen
Exposed to health and fitness early on in life, the passion for it never left Alysia Magen. This is why today, Alysia carries on the the lessons she learned from her parents and shares it with people across the globe. Alysia is a fitness personality who does everything from personal training and bootcamps to fitness blogging and even modeling and competitions. Her love and passion for fitness exudes no matter what the platform is and she shares that same enthusiasm with all of her followers.
Alysia’s parents exposed her to health and fitness early on in life. “I have always been raised that health and fitness were important . My parents made sure we were in a lot of activities. I started karate at the age of 8 and I would run 3 miles at the age of 10 with my mom. My parents, being European, were big into eating healthy so we never had soda, chips, or common american foods available. My parents always cooked healthy, clean meals, so that is what I learned to love. I think that contributed to the way I eat today. If I do have my cheat meals I feel horrible,” Alysia says.
The values that Alysia parents instilled in her definitely had great influence. Alysia used her passion for fitness to lead her to some great career opportunities. Not only does she help many people all over the world get healthy and fit as a personal trainer, she also looks great while doing it. Alysia is a fitness model and is working towards becoming internationally known as one of the faces of fitness. “In my first Bikini Show I became NPC nationally qualified, placing 2nd in open bikini in my class, and 3rd in Novice. I did the AFS fitness show in Helsinki, Finland, March 6th 2015. I was with Team Armed Forces Europe. I placed 1st in bikini sport short class and 2nd overall. The Finland show had 50,000 spectators. In NPC, Puerto Rico, I took 1st place open class, 3rd place overall.At Team Universe NPC New Jersey (1st time on a pro qualifying stage) took 6th place out of 68 girls. NPC,” Alysia briefly informs me of her history of competing.
Alysia also has the brains to go with the beauty. She is a physical training leader in the Air Force and has received a lot of training and education throughout the course of her time in the Air Force. “Education is also a big part of life; you need a strong body and mind. Education is key, from your diet to how to work out properly. I have five years of training for shows under my belt,” Alysia says.
Alysia’s mission is to have a positive impact on other people all over the world. She wants everyone to know that being healthy and fit should be a fun fulfilling process. She also a special place in her heart for all the women with body dysmorphia or women who don’t embrace their curves. “ I want to show them it’s ok to have curves and be healthy.” Alysia says.
What advice would you give to a young person today who wanted to ditch a sedentary lifestyle and become more fit and healthy?
Still enjoy life, life shouldn’t be all about just eating and the gym. Finding that balance to still enjoy day to day and have control
Think about the 80/20 rule: If you get 80% of your impact from 20% of what you do, what is that 20% for someone just starting?
All about the mind. If you don’t have the right positive mindset you can hurt yourself
Why do you think a person’s mindset is so integral to their success?
100% it has to do with your health. If your mind isn’t in it or you stress your body takes a toll.