I just released my motivational fitness CD ENERGY HOUR and just finished shooting my abs work out DVD POWER ABS. The POWER ABS is a “No Excuse” program designed to maximize your abs work out whether you’re on the road, at the gym or in the privacy of your own home. I’m also working on my upcoming fitness book GET THE BODY YOU WANT.
You can check out my indie feature film CHINADOLLS which I starred in. I was featured in the Hawaiian Style swimsuit calendar and recently modelled for Dilliard’s and Ssuzi Swimwear. What I’m most proud of was spending last summer on tour visiting the troops overseas sharing my thoughts about health, fitness and motivation.I’m very passionate about being healthy, fit and committed to helping people reach their personal fitness goals.
SO WHEN DID YOU START WORKING OUT SERIOUSLY?
Fitness has always been a way of life for me. When I first moved to America, I didn’t speak the language and was the smallest kid in school. I was always last picked for everything. Even though I didn’t speak the language, I knew it was a terrible feeling to be left out. I swore I would never be last picked in anything again.
HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN A FITNESS FANATIC OR WAS THERE SOMETHING THAT MADE A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE?
As I mentioned earlier, I was always the smallest of all my peers and it made me felt like I had to work harder to become the best. And that consists of being in the best shape that I can be. There are many obstacles with my petite frame but I never let it stop me, which makes me the overachiever that I am. If you’re looking at your obstacles, you’re not looking at your goals.
WHO DO YOU TAKE INSPIRATION FROM? CAN YOU NAME 3 FEMALE CELEBRITIES WHOSE PHYSIQUES YOU RESPECT?
I get my inspiration from many trainers and peers because I know what it takes to become great and I’m inspired by their dedication and commitment. The female celebrities that I respect most for their natural physique is Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie and Jillian Michaels.
DO YOU DO ANY SPORTS? COULD YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THAT?
I love and play every sport but swimming and Wing Chun Kung Fu are my favorite physical activities. I swim on a regular basis because it’s fun as well as it builds up my muscle strength, endurance and cardio fitness. Swimming promotes proper breathing, stimulates your circulation and is easy on the joints. Intrigued by the concept and fascinated with martial arts, I’m currently attending Temple’s Wing Chun Kung Fu School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wing Chun Kung Fu is best known as the foundation of Bruce Lee’s martial art. I’m in my second year of training and looking forward to master the art someday.
SO AS A FITNESS MODEL DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A SEX SYMBOL?
I don’t consider myself as a sex symbol. My main focus is to promote health. I believe if you’re not healthy, nothing else matters. To me, healthy is sexy.
DO YOU FEEL THAT THERE IS A BEGINNING TO BE A CHANGE IN THE MEDIA'S IMAGE OF THE FEMALE BODY AND IS THAT CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
The media had always been a big influence on how women view their bodies or how they perceive what perfection is. I’m turned off by anything I consider unnatural such as plastic surgeries, breast implants or Botox injections. I truly believe there’s something special about every woman and their natural beauty. Our society needs to place more emphasis on the importance of being physically fit and healthy. Natural and fit is beautiful!
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR YOUR NEW FANS ON THE BLOG?
There are far too many people that are overweight in this country, which leads to so many health problems. It doesn’t matter how much you do as long as you do something. My goal is to motivate people to take control of their health and fitness. You can check out my Fitness Blog where I discuss both physical and mental health along, nutrition and beauty tips. If you have a question, comment or topic that you would like me to cover, please feel free to send me an email. Due to the numerous of emails I get, I may not answer it personally but I’ll answer it in an upcoming blog.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
You can find more information about me at www.lindavuartist.com. If you want to lose weight the healthy way and be in the best shape of your life, I’m an expert! I truly love staying fit and I’m thrilled to share my techniques with anyone wanting to improve their life.