Federica Gianni: An Exceptionally Talented Personal Trainer, Fitness Competitor and Fitness Model Shares her Success Story
Federica Gianni is a fitness model and fitness
competitor, born in Italy where she followed her passion
of becoming a dancer and one of Italy's sought after
dance teachers making young kids dreams come true by
teaching them rhythm, the sound of music and how to
express it through their bodies.
In Italy, Gianni's work ethic became apparent through her body and she moved to London to explore the fitness and health industry. Gianni went on to become an International PT travelling between London and the Middle East to help others achieve their dream body.
In 2014 Gianni was ready to take the world stage for the 2nd as she competed in one of the Worlds Biggest Fitness competitions WBFF at the London o2 where she placed 6th and was spotted by International brand Multi Power which she is now a leading ambassador for. During her prep for the final, Gianni trained with one of the worlds known fitness athletes Roger Snipes.
To date Gianni now has 14 years management experience in health & fitness and currently manages one of the largest Personal Training team in UK at Fitness first platinum clubs.
Federica Gianni is an exceptionally talented Personal Trainer, Fitness Competitor and Fitness Model. She is in conversation with Namita Nayyar President Women Fitness.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You were born in Italy and later moved to UK. You were interested in dancing and taught children to dance. Later you were encouraged & motivated to compete in fitness competitions and also did fitness modelling. In 2014 you competed in one of the world's biggest fitness competitions WBFF at London and was placed 6th. You reached the pinnacle of success as you now manage one of the largest Personal Training team in UK at Fitness First. Tell us about your journey that took you to the the world of fitness and where you are now?
Ms. Federica Gianni: As you mentioned my background is in dance, I started Ballet when I was 5 years old, I am also a Karate black belt since I was 16 years old. I have been managing Health & Fitness Clubs for over 13 years so the gym has been my second home for most part of my adult life. During this time I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry and gained a wide range of skills, from management to marketing to training techniques and most importantly I have learned how to best support people in their fitness journey while working on my own. My interest in fitness modelling competitions started about 3 years ago when I met Ulisses and Roger Snipes (two big names on the professional fitness/body building scene), whilst working at Reebok Sports Club in Canary Wharf, Roger became my coach and my training as well as my life reached a whole new level.
Competing takes a lot of dedication and can take over your life so I have now decided to take a break from it as I am working on launching my lifestyle brand and clinic, whilst managing a large team in a busy gym with very high profile clients. I am still taking my training very seriously ofcourse, and I am on an ongoing plan under Ulisses' guidance to work on my aesthetic proportions and my strength.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What is your motivation to take a multi-faceted personality of a fitness model, professional figure competitor, personal trainer, brand ambassador and a nutritional expert?
Ms. Federica Gianni: I believe in living in Dharma, with purpose, and I believe my purpose in life is to inspire, motivate, help and support people. Without sounding too cheesy, I am motivated by love.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Share your exercise routine that you do to maintain such a bikini perfect physique?
Ms. Federica Gianni: I train 6 days a week for 1 hour, often I train twice a day. I split muscle groups and my workouts always start with abs then main workout then cardio (HIIT). I also do Yoga ( Mainly Hot Yoga ), Boxing and I have recently gone back to ballet.
I mix heavy lifting with functional and bodyweight training. I like to be strong but flexible and agile at the same time.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us about your diet, do you take a particular fixed regulated diet comprising of nutrients and vitamins to keep you in perfect health?
Ms. Federica Gianni: Right now I am following a set diet plan, 6 meals per day, all macro counted, with lots of carbs! However my approach to dieting is generally quite flexible, I love good food and I always make sure I have enough fuel to sustain my lifestyle. My motto is " Never go hungry, Never go thirsty ". I also take a number of supplements like BCAA, L'Carnitine, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin C , B Complex, D3 and Spirulina.