How to get that Summer Body for your Picture Perfect Photoshoot

Photoshoot looming and you’ve been enjoying one too many Bintangs? We’ve secured some hot tips from Island Influencer and IFBB Bikini Pro Athlete Marika Magriplis on how to get photoshoot ready in record time. Check out her proven strategy below and reach out to her if you’re keen to step your preparations up a level.


Get started as soon as you can. The more time you give yourself the better you will become.

* Set a realistic plan so that you are able to stick to it and don’t become overwhelmed by how much you have to do or how much you didn’t do.

* Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone in the industry who can help you with a customised program tailored to your lifestyle – chances are you’ll get faster results and it will take away any doubt or guess work as well as providing measured results and accountability.

Just Get Started

There is never going to be a good time to start. There will always be obstacles and each week you will get better at sticking to your plan and will practice dodging those curveballs. But at least you started! One step closer to your goal!



Protein is the building block for muscle- it repairs and feeds the lean muscle so ensure you are having an adequate amount to support your current body composition. I like to have 2 – 2.2g of protein per kg of body weight as a rule of thumb.

Carbohydrates try to have these around training (preferably resistance training). Think of it as fuel in the tank to perform and to recover so best to have them either side of your session!

Fats are so important for woman!! Try to have 1g per kg of bodyweight. This will ensure you are having enough to keep your energy levels and health in check! Water I aim to have a minimum of 3L per day, in the summer I try to have 4.


Resistance training will give your body the opportunity to burn fat not only during your workout but for up to 38 hours after your session! To improve muscle tone, we should try to lift weights 3 times per week as a minimum keeping your sessions between 45mins- 1 hour. Focus on upper/lower body splits or full body workouts to use your time most effectively.

Cardio is a great way to help with burning calories so that we are more likely to use up stored energy (body fat!) – aim for 3-4 sessions per week at 30mins.

HIIT is a great way to burn calories quickly!! If you are time poor incorporate 1-3 HITT Sessions per week to get a quick hit of endorphins and burn though a lot of calories quickly! For customised programs head to or contact me at

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