If you follow fitness influencers, you most likely follow this Instagram and YouTube favorite. Rebecca Louise is known best for her rock-hard abs, her celebrity-inspired workouts, and her dog Alphie.
Want a workout inspired by Demi Lovato, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, or Miley Cyrus? She’s got it. Alongside of her killer fitness videos, she’s also known for her motivation and life videos which round out her quality fitness teachings.
Rebecca Louise gave us tips on her favorite summer foods and clued us into the questions she’s frequently asked, how she curates her messages
across her multiple platforms, and even spills about her favorite products that she keeps in her handbag.
Q&A with Rebecca Louise
You joined YouTube almost four years ago. How has your channel changed and evolved since you started?
When I first started my channel, I would film workout videos on a beach by myself with people walking by! Now I film in many different locations and have made my videos more user-friendly! I have also added in motivational videos and, most recently, vlogs!
While all of your social networks reflect your brand as a whole, do you find you teach different methods or teach different messages depending on the platform?
My philosophy is to always be authentic across my socials. While there are different followers on each network, I believe in being yourself and just being you creates the trust with your followers and fans.
Do you get asked more about nutrition or fitness on Instagram? Or do you find that people just ask how to look like you?
The best response I receive on Instagram is when I ask what workout videos my followers want to see next; the response is always a ton of awesome comments! They often ask how to improve a certain area of the body and it’s all down to 80% nutrition and 20% fitness.
You’ve developed a lot of your workouts around the bodies of celebrities. Do you find that the average person’s motivation stems from wanting to look like a celeb?
I don’t want people to think they need to look like a certain celebrity. But I do find that more people are interested in what kind of exercises celebrities are using. It is fun finding out what weird and wacky fitness regimes some people have and trying them out for yourself!
You also have a Motivation and Life section on your YouTube. Why did you find it necessary to also cover these topics?
Motivating people is a big part of who I am. I am a mentor for people and although living a healthy active lifestyle is very important, the way your mind behaves is far more powerful. I have overcome many challenges in my life and I want to share with people that it’s going to get better. When you think a certain way, it can dictate the way you live your life!
For those of us who wear swimsuits more often during the summer, what areas should we target more in the gym to look our best? What exercises would you recommend?
The most important thing to remember when trying to look your best is to be consistent with the workouts that you are doing. Everyone wants to feel fit and strong in their bikini and getting in 30 minutes of exercise every day with a mixture of different exercises and disciplines is going to get your body in shape. Many of my followers like to use my fitness calendar as they don’t have to think about what workout to do when it’s all laid out for them!
What are your must-have items in your gym bag?
I always make sure to keep my bag well-stocked with everything I need for before and after my workout! I need to have face wipes in my bag to remove my makeup before I train. I like using Simple cleansing wipes. After I work out and am all sweaty, I always wash my face to cleanse my face from the hard work. I love the citrus cleaners by HerbalifeSKIN. I’m always ready to fuel my body right after I finish my workout. Getting the right ingredients into your body after you exercise is crucial for recovery and results; for me Herbalife24 Rebuild Strength is the best tasting and is the only recovery drink I have used that got me results.
What are some of the best foods to eat that will keep us slim?
Ensuring you have the right amount of protein in your diet for your body and your goals is key. This is one of the key parts I teach in my nutrition plan. My plan is specific for each person as we are all different. I do not believe in one plan fits all which is why you get your own coach to guide you through your plan who has been trained by me.
What are your favorite summer fruits and vegetables that you recommend we incorporate into our summer diets?
Berries are the best type of fruit for you and the greener the vegetable the better! My favorite is asparagus!
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