Tiana Flex: An Exceptionally Talented and Accomplished Fitness Model, IFBB Professional Physique Competitor and Fitness Expert
Tiana Flex is an exceptionally talented fitness model,
IFBB professional physique competitor and fitness
expert. She is in a candid conversation with Namita
Nayyar, President Women Fitness.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You must be interested in sports and physical activities since your childhood. You started training in 2009 to be healthier and met your 1st trainer Tony Flex (now your husband) and 8 months later competed in your 1st Fitness show. Later you were encouraged & motivated to compete in fitness competitions. You reached the pinnacle of success by winning at 2013 WBFF 1st Place in Figure, 1st Overall and Won WBFF card to compete in Las Vegas as a Pro Diva. Tell us more about your journey that took you to the the world of fitness and as a competitor in physique competitions?
Ms. Tiana Flex: I have been an avid sports lady from a very young age. Being physical is my oxygen to life. I have excelled in athletics at school in 100 meter sprint, as well as the equestrian arena from a very young age. I earned the victrix ludorim and participated as dressage rider in many competitions locally and internationally.
I started training in the gym after going through a very difficult time in my life. My goal was to better my physique and find new focus. This was the right choice, not only did I develop the physique I currently have, I also met my husband and together we are so focused on changing our world by encouraging and motivating all and everybody we come in contact with .
From just wanting to better my physique to get to the professional stage was hard work but so worth it. I had to change all of me to be where I am today.
As an equestrian I did not really wear make-up, being outdoors on horseback and dusty was a completely different world to where I am now. I had to learn to see myself as a beautiful woman, I had to learn to be more extrovert and to put my assets out on a stage for all to see how amazing our bodies are and how special we as women are. Making a difference in people's lives became my focus.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: How your interest in health & wellness, motivation and training by your husband has helped you in carving your present profession of being a fitness model, fitness expert and a physique competitor?
Ms. Tiana Flex: Being in the industry as a couple certainly has benefits. We can support and motivate one another in the competition season. My husband's passion for the sport is contagious and pushes me in the gym to my limit. He is forever studying the latest trends in training techniques and nutrition as he is an international online fitness coach and I reap the benefits from these studies.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Share your exercise routine that you do to maintain such a bikini perfect physique?
Ms. Tiana Flex: I train 6 days a week, all year; I do not take off season breaks dramatically. Thus when competition time comes it is easier to get into competition shape.
My typical day revolves around fasted cardio for one hour and one hour weight training in the afternoon.
- Monday: legs
- Tuesday: chest
- Wednesday: arms
- Thursday: back
- Friday: shoulders
- Saturday: abs and calves