Our fitness model Melissa, has quickly become one of our biggest fans. After being introduced to RX Undies during our photo shoot, she has recommended them to friends and strangers alike. We recently sat down with Melissa to learn more about her experience with fitness/figure competitions.
RX Undies: You are involved with fitness competitions. Tell us about those.
Melissa: I actually do figure competitions. I’d love to start doing fitness competitions, those are similar to figure competitions, but competitors also perform an acrobatic routine.
What is your workout routine like when preparing for a competition?
Training starts 12-16 weeks in advance of the competition and diet is a huge component. My workout routine consists of doing cardio in the morning, which could be running, biking, or using the elliptical machine. 4 to 5 days per week I’d go back to the gym later in the day for weight training, which could include squats, lunges, chest presses, and ab exercises – I focus each training session on a different body part.
Tell us about what happens at a figure competition
It’s a really fun and thrilling experience. After checking in and getting dressed and doing hair and makeup, you get the chance to talk with other competitors. Shortly before going on stage, you pump some weights to get extra muscle definition. You then get your moment to shine on stage. You go out and do four poses for the judges, smile, and just have fun. Whether you win or not, just knowing that you’ve reached your own personal goal is satisfying.
Do you wear RX Undies to the gym/during your workouts?
Yes! They are so comfy! I wear them under fitted workout gear, like spandex-y pants or shorts. I like that the liner in RX Undies wicks away moisture and keeps me comfortable during a tough workout. I even feel comfortable wearing gray pants knowing that I won’t have to worry about sweat showing through to the lighter colored pants; I know that a lot of women who do heavy workouts at the gym try to avoid lighter colored workout pants, but that isn’t an issue with RX Undies. Lately, I have been wearing RX Undies on my morning run, and it has been HOT in Boston! Luckily, my RX Undies keep me dry and comfortable. I sometimes go to yoga to stretch, and I always wear my RX Undies to class. I also wear them while I’m out with my pups; I walk or play ball with my dogs once or twice a day.
Wow! RX Undies really fit into your fitness lifestyle. Do you wear them with other types of clothing?
I go out dancing a lot and RX Undies are great under form fitting dresses and skirts. I love house music and DJs.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us Melissa. We appreciate that you actively spread the word about RX Undies!