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👋 Hi! Tell us about yourself and your training
My name is Viktoria known as Viktoria Kay on social media. I am 36 years old and I was born in Hungary, raised in Germany and currently living in Los Angeles, CA.
I grew up playing tennis, which always kept me in great shape and when I came to the US at age 21 I continued playing for Junior College. I then got my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Cal State Long Beach and worked a full-time job as a recruiter for a year.
I realized that there is more for me in this lifetime and started pursuing modeling and social media full-time instead, which is what I do now and it has been four years.
This also led me into fitness modeling; I started shooting workout videos for Bikini Model Fitness very consistently every single week, which in turn helped me build and tone my body along with learning quite a bit about fitness. Getting the most potential out of my body is what I enjoy most when it comes to fitness.
⏱ Describe a typical day of training
I do not use any apps or keep journals for tracking my fitness goals. I see results fairly quickly when I train and my mirror tells me all I need to know lol I do however follow my fitness plan I created myself available on viktoriakay.com and I make sure to track my calorie intake versus the calories I’m burning.
I like to train four to six days a week with a variety of workouts that can either be structured by sets and reps or sets and duration. I prefer sets with durations up to one minute with 30-sec of rest in between.
I also like to switch up locations; I alternate between the gym, beach and home. I incorporate cardio as well by either using the bike or elliptical. My favorite exercises include all types of lunges and band exercises.
👊 How do you keep going and push harder?
Once I developed a routine it became a habit, where motivation does not play a role. My habit will make me go and get it done. I do however get thrown out of my routine when I travel for instance but get back into it once back and settled.
The best way to improve in the gym is to do different workouts each time and going a little harder each time. I am currently single, and feel that I have plenty of time for exercises besides pursuing my passion.
🏆 How are you doing today and what does the future look like?
I am doing great, and will be taking advantage of personal training from someone very experienced just so I can learn a bit more about fitness. My goal is to be in my best shape possible long-term.
Consistency and a great diet is the plan that will help me achieve that. Additionally, I will be working on building my brand VKBUILT.
🤕 How do you recover, rest and handle injuries?
Professional massages and hot baths are great! Meditation as well; especially for setbacks! Sleep is also very important to me, I sleep a minimum of eight hours a night.
When I travel, I do not pressure myself to stick to my fitness routine; I allow myself to have some freedom as well. I like to use ‘Amazing Grass’ protein powder from Whole Foods (I am allergic to whey) and other natural supplements that help me with my energy.
🍎 How is your diet and what supplements do you use?
I follow my very own meal plan, which is available on my website. The most important thing for me is to keep my portions small but rich in protein and nutrients. I will only go over 2000 calories a day if I trained harder than usual.
When I am out, I do not pressure myself… once again I just keep my portions small and choose what I think is best for me out of a given selection. In addition, I take probiotics and energy boosting vitamins. No specific brands.
I prefer to bulk-and-cut consistently, however I do a yearly master cleanse by fasting for ten days with lemon water. I notice having the most energy during that time once passing day two of the cleanse.
👍 What has inspired and motivated you?
Other people have inspired me such as trainers and friends who are consistent with their goals. Fitness Model @mariemadfit has been a great friend and inspiration in my fitness journey. I also follow Fitness Model @katyaelisehenry for inspiration.
I have also been able to collaborate with the Sweet Sweat Team (Shout out to @bcuttyboi), which has given me a motivational boost.
As far music while I do not listen to anyone specific, but mostly Afro Beats and Hip Hop. It really depends on the beat. I also love doing workouts while listening to instructional fitness videos.
✏️ Advice for other people who want to improve themselves?
Find someone to look up to, and speak to trainers to see what they recommend. Also, having an understanding that this will take discipline; I recommend not starting until mentally ready to be able to follow through.
I think a lot of people are not able to push themselves to the next level, which is why I think trainers are beneficial and a great investment.
It is best to create a schedule and stick to it, which can also include home workouts with eBooks and/or YouTube.
🤝 Are you taking on clients right now?
I am open to take on real life clients per request, but I am currently not actively searching for clientele. I am always asked what I eat, and what exercises I do and how often.
I currently have an eBook available on my website with my very own workout program designed for women who like to achieve a natural hourglass figure according to their body type. The first changes should be visible after 30 days of consistent training and diet.