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Fittin’ In w/ Elite Supps Australia Athlete Sophie Hawkes

Fittin’ In w/ Elite Supps Australia Athlete Sophie Hawkes

“Fittin’ In” is a daily fitness segment where Kaboom! Magazine.com receives 5 unique fitness tips and tricks from some of our favorite professional fitness instructor/performer/trainer/model which will help people become more active and healthy every day. Today, we get some incredible fitness advice from Australian athlete Sophie Hawkes. Known to many as one of the hardest working athletes from down under, through hard work and proper preparation, Sophie has helped people form a life-changing fitness program that is guaranteed to have you feeling very good about your health.

Sophie Hawkes Info:
Age: 29
Hometown: Canberra, Australia
Occupation: Real Estate Agent/Athlete
Height: 163cm
Weight: 63kg
Instagram: @sophhawkes_87
Team Affiliation(s): Team Sacrifice (Logan Robson) & Elite Supps Australia Athlete
Favorite Gym: World Gym Ashmore
Years in Fitness: 5
Favorite Part of Your Body: Glutes & Shoulders
Favorite Workout: Hip Thrust and Cable Kick Backs

Sophie’s Fitness Tips:

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Don’t stick to the same routine:
Not only can it be hard to stay motivated doing the same work out week in week but your body will also adapt to these routines quite quickly, this can lead to your body hitting a stand still. I always recommend changing your training program every 6 to 8 weeks to shock the body and keep it guessing. This goes with my cardio sessions as well, especially when getting ready for a competition I will alter between LISS & HITT. There is always great debate on which is best and I believe it is what feels and works best for you at that point in time.

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Plan:
I truly believe that failing to plan is planning to fail! One of the most important part of your fitness journey no matter what your goal is, is being organised. I meal prep every week on Sunday for the week ahead. This take me up to 2.5 hours of my day but I am then set for the entire week. There are no excuses, my meals are ready and waiting for me in the fridge. I weigh and prepare everything except my dinner meals as this is a simple and quick meal to prepare. I have also found the time saved doing this allows me more time for my workouts, family and friends. If you are going to set your self-goals, do it right do not cheat yourself as the only person you will be letting down is yourself!

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Water:
The human body makes up more than two thirds of our body weight, your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions.. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate making sure you are drinking at least 2 to 3L a day. It’s amazing to think that our brain is made up of 95% water and our blood 82%. When you see these figures you can then understand the depth of water and the importance of making sure we are always drinking more than enough. Not only does drinking water decrease your appetite if consumed before meals, it also helps keep your skin clear, reduce bloating and much more. So make sure you are getting your H2O in.

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Motivation:
Making sure you stay motivated is a huge factor when reaching your goals. My tips for this is, surrounding yourself with likeminded people or people who pick you and push you to your full potential. Music… Music is a huge one for me, get those beats pumping that make you want to dance and feel fantastic this will help push you through your workouts. Mini goals, I set these for myself throughout my preps to keep me motivated and excited, for me I like to organise photo shoots, not only does this allow me to see my progress along the way it makes you feel good about yourself. So make sure you always set yourself mini goals to keep that motivation high.

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Self Love:
This for me is the BIGGEST must, I believe that every single one of us on this earth are unique individuals and need to be loved, feel loved and amazing from the outside in all starting with in ourselves. This can be hard to action as we all have insecurities, self-doubt and some nasty demons within that can just crumble all the love you may have.

My number 1 tip here is, When you wake in the morning and look in that mirror, TELL YOURSELF one positive thing about YOU! One thing that you LOVE! That you are thankful for and you do this every day until you see it and believe it. You cannot feel content with who you are until you learn to accept and love everything about yourself, the good the bad the flaws ALL of it. So be kind to yourself, as you deserve to be happy and fell amazing from the inside out.

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Sophie’s weekly workouts can look something like this:
Monday: Glutes and quads
Tuesday: Hamstrings, Abs and calves
Wednesday: Shoulders and biceps
Thursday: Heavy deadlifts and squats
Friday: Full upper body workout
Saturday: Glutes and abs
Sunday: Active rest day

Follow Sophie Hawkes on these following social media outlets:
Instagram: @sophhawkes_87