Cover Shot Fitness Model Magazine

Cover Shot Fitness Model Magazine

Issue #29: October 8, 2015

Alexa Pagliaroli feature at Cover Shot Fitness Model Magazine focused on her experience and focus as an NPC figure athlete following in her mothers footsteps. Competing and becoming a certified personal trainer in her teen years Pagliaroli has further prepared herself with her rekated university degree from FAU. We are expecting big things from this young lady in the years to come!

 

 

Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography
Alexa Pagliaroli Cover Shot Fitness Model Florida Photography

Alexa Pagliaroli

Please share a bit of your background and how it’s let up to where you are in the fitness industry today.
I grew up in a very active and fit family! We were all involved in all sorts of sports. My mother in particular is the one who inspired me to take the fitness route. She started in 1997 when she entered in the ESPN Miss America Fitness Pageant. From there she competed in the Iron Woman Tri-Fitness Championships, the Fitness and Figure divisions. In high school I decided to dabble in it myself. I competed in a few local shows entering in the teen figure division. It was then that I realized I had a strong passion for health and fitness. I became a certified personal trainer at age 16. After that I started personal training at local gyms and I taught several different boot camps for adults and children. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with my degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion in 2013. I am currently the Coordinator of Healthy Living for the Peter Blum YMCA and do private personal and online training on the side.

Where do you typically workout, a certain gym, any outdoor training?
I am always switching it up. I have multiple gym memberships that I hop around to. The constant change in scenery keeps it interesting and prevents me from getting too comfortable. Sundays are my fun-days! I do something-active outdoors every Sunday. Cycling around town has been my activity of choice lately. I am constantly distracted by how beautiful it is here in South Florida I don’t even realize I’m burning calories!

Share with us a bit about your contest history and most memorable show experience.
Zena Collins 2007 – 1st Place Teen Figure
Anna Level 2007- 1st Place Teen Figure
South Eastern 2007- 1st Place Teen Figure
Dexter Jackson 2008- 3rd Place Teen Figure
Debbie Kruck Classic 2008- 1st Place Teen Figure
Ruby Championships 2015- 3rd Place Open Class C Figure
Every show holds a special memory and unique experience. I can say competing in the same shows with my mom is always a blast! It’s pretty cool to be the Mother Daughter Dynamic Duo! Then on the other hand, it was a blessing to have her backstage with me at the Ruby Championships. I call her my backstage figure prep angel! The Ruby was special because it was my debut back to the stage. I am so motivated and ready for more!

Is there something that motivates and or inspires you to workout, diet and compete in fitness that non-competitors might connect with? Which part do you have the most difficulty with?
The transformation is what has motivated me the most by far! I absolutely loved watching my body change. Every week I would notice something that excited me. Whether it was a new muscle or vein, I was hooked. I made an attainable goal each week and really eased into a lifestyle. My number one inspiration is my mother Roxane. She has proven to me that this lifestyle is doable and you can enjoy it! That is what I want to prove to all my family, friends and clients is that anything is possible and living fit and healthy doesn’t have to be about suffering, but a happy positive way to live your life. Finding a balance during prep was initially the hardest part. It took a couple tough weeks but once I figured out how to adjust my schedule and time management accordingly, things went much smoother. I thought I would struggle with the actual diet or workouts but my coach Petra Mertl did a great job setting me up for success.

How do your goals on stage connect with your non-athletic activities?
Everything connects it is a lifestyle. Regardless, I enjoy the prep. I like the schedule and structure of it all, it really keeps me grounded.

How many times a day do you eat and what’s your typical caloric, carb and protein intake per day?
My coach would alter my nutrition throughout the prep depending on how I felt and how my body was responding. I loved my diet this prep! I eat about 6 meals a day spaced out every 2-3 hours. I never felt like I was depriving myself of something or hungry. I ate carbs the whole time and only two days before the show we slightly changed things up. I felt great through the prep even through peak week; and that surprised me!

How many times a week do you work out and for how long?
My training also changed week to week. For most of the prep I did about 45-60 minutes of fasted cardio 6 days a week and spent no longer than an hour on a specific muscle group 5 days a week.

What’s your favorite body part to train?
Personally I love training shoulders. Having nice shapely shoulders was my ultimate goal and seeing them develop was extremely exciting! Plus you can’t beat a good should pump!

What’s the most comical or unusual comment someone has made to you? How did you deal with it?
There have been more than a few memorable comments said throughout this journey but for some reason one in particular really got to me. I was doing cable curls when a man came up to me and asked if I liked the vein in my bicep…my response was “Uhhhh absolutely! I worked my damn a** off for over a year for that vein!” He didn’t even respond. He just walked away. Lol

Do you use a coach or nutritionist and how have they impacted your journey?
Petra Mertl has been my prep coach for the Ruby Championships this year and I am sticking with her! She is a professional Physique Competitor and a NPC Judge. She has told me exactly what to eat, how to lift and what to do for cardio. After seeing the transformation my body went through with her guidance I trust her 100%.

What is your favorite non-athletic activity?
I am a huge family person so spending quality time with my family and friends is very important to me. A perfect day would start at the beach and end on the couch relaxing with my fiancé. I also love to read.

Stats:
Weight: 124-128lbs (stage weight) 130-136lbs (off-season)
Height: 5’5

Preferred contact info:
alexafigurefit@gmail.com

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