Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With Fitness Model And Bikini Athlete Cara Christensen

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With Fitness Model And Bikini Athlete Cara Christensen

Quick Bio:

Age: 35
Height: 5’7″ – 170 cm
Weight: 125 lbs – 56 kg
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With Fitness Model And Bikini Athlete Cara Christensen

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

After having my second child and just simply trying to lose the additional weight gained, on top of that I accumulated from my first pregnancy, I decided it was time to stop making excuses and start doing something about it. Being a driven female that has always played sports and danced professionally as a young girl, I was no stranger to hard work and dedication it takes to achieve your goals. We searched around and checked out several gyms that offered child care and the YMCA was the one that fit our needs best. After joining and hitting up every class I was able to get to with little sleep and between feedings and naps, I started dropping weight and feeling great. The instructor for one of my classes mentioned a “competition diet” to help me with my needs. Once I looked into this more I decided that is what I needed to REALLY push me, so I signed up for my very first NPC show to give me a goal to shoot for. What motivates you more than knowing you will be standing on a stage in close to nothing to be judged by strangers!? Lol. Sounds insane, but that’s the realm many athletes live in.

I finally made it to my first show with some julep from a trainer, and I won! Not just my class, but the Overall! It was an AMAZING feeling to have my family there to witness that!! It showed that hard work and determination pays off! I went on to win several more and place in the top spots leading me on the fast track to the Pro’s!

How do you stay so motivated? What drives you?

My family, my friends, and truly my fans! All the stories of people around me and strangers alike that have decided to take that step and make that change to live a healthier lifestyle. I fall off just like anyone, but it only reminds me as to why making this a “lifestyle” change and not a yo-yo diet is the only way to truly stay healthy and happy.

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With Fitness Model And Bikini Athlete Cara Christensen

What is your training routine like?

Now that I have backed down with the number of shows I am competing in, I have a bit more of a normal workout regimen. I’m in 3-4 times a week plus 1 Yoga class a week to really get a nice deep stretch and alignment. (This helps to keep injuries at bay).

  • 10 min warmup (stretch for 5 and walking for 5)
  • 45-60 min of cardio whether it’s a kickboxing class, High Intensity Interval Training, Zumba, or a self made treadmill workout.
  • 30-45 min of weight training
  • 15 min (5 min stretch and 10 min steam)

If you had to choose only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?

  1. Shoulders: any of the shoulder raises will do, it really helps to define the arms and give us women the strength we need to lift heavy objects and perform well in other physical activities.
  2. Deadlifts: focus on lower back, glutes, and hamstrings. These muscles help keep your spine in line, and aid in your posture so you will slouch less. 🙂
  3. Burpees: a great all over move to hit the entire body, great for a quick workout with little time, and can be modified to assist first-timers and injuries.

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With Fitness Model And Bikini Athlete Cara Christensen

What is your favourite form of cardio?

Cybex Arc for cardio: easy on my joints and a targeted legs and core workout.

What is your diet like?

Low sugar-low sodium organic whole fruits and veggies, wheat, meat and veggies, oh my! 😉 Some gluten-free breads and pastas now. I try and keep all natural ingredients, with a solid balance of complex-carbs (The good kind of carbs), green veggies, lean meat and fish, and wholesome beneficial fruits. Water or tea only, don’t eat out too much, stay away (as much as possible) boxed, bagged, and canned goods. Fresh is best! 🙂

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With Fitness Model And Bikini Athlete Cara Christensen

What supplements do you use?

All types of vitamins, most of which your body is not able to reproduce by itself or is not obtained from the foods that I eat, in the amounts that I need. CLA, Extended Release Iron, Flaxseed Oil, Glucosamine Chondroitin, Amino Acids, Calcium, Magnesium, Vit C, Vit D, Vit E, Vit A, and Skin-Hair-Nails support. As women age so do many things we never had to worry about before. I’ll do whatever I can to stay as natural and as healthy as can be, for as long as I am living and breathing. 🙂

What are the highlights of your fitness career?

Everything! It has changed not only my physique, and my health, but also my life! I have been able to influence so many women around the world, and help change the lives of others in the most astounding ways. Saving lives just by others watching my journey and seeing you can do it, restoring confidence, inspiring purpose, and being a sort of support system for those who have found none in those around them. This path choice in my life has led me to all these amazing things, and now I am hosting an outdoor adventure show, where I am able to utilize a much larger platform to show the world hoe to get Fit and live a healthier lifestyle in the WILD outdoors. Fit To Be Wild is not just a TV show, but a change on how we watch TV. It’s the new wave of the future. An inspirational journey that helps you escape the confines of your daily life and educates on how you too can get out and be a part of this exciting new thing. You can find out more on the website at www.FitToBeWild.com.

The support of my fans really means the world to me, and I love hearing from them on what they would like to see and learn about through the show. Our social media is a high-traffic place where we really try to connect with the fans and offer up all types of yummy information to them each week. 🙂 Plus, we run contests, do prize giveaways, showcase fan stories of success, new workouts, clean eating recipes, and so much more. We would love to have all of you come “Like” our page so you can stay connected with all the wonderful things we have going on. We are @FitToBeWildTV on all social media networks.

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With Fitness Model And Bikini Athlete Cara Christensen

Website: CaraChristensen.com

TV Show: FitToBeWild.com

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Fit To Be Wild TV

Twitter: @CaraCLive

Instagram: cara_christensen

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One Comment

  1. Cara says:

    Thank you so much to Cyberflexing.com for wanting to run this story on me, and to all of you out there that dedicate your time and energy into allowing me to assist you along your journey to a healthier, better YOU! It means the world to me, and I sincerely Thank You for allowing me into your lives to support such a positive change for You and your loved ones. There are always up’s and down’s, but I am here to congratulate you on taking a chance on yourself… because YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! Thank you, and may God bless you all with a good health and great joy!

    Sincerely Yours~
    Cara Christensen

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