Professional Fitness Model Zoe Daly Talks With TheAthleticBuild

(Last Updated On: February 25, 2017)

How did you get started in fitness?

I have always been fit and athletic, so getting into weights came naturally to me I started going to the gym regularly in my early 20’s but only started structured weight training in 2011 -1 year after I started competing, it became an addiction

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What is your favorite and least favorite body parts to train?

Definitely legs and glutes.

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Do you do any other types of training besides weight training?

Yes absolutely, I love Yoga & Pilates, I have been doing both since 2006. I also love functional training and extreme sports like snowboarding and skiing.

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Can you give us a sample of your routine?

I train legs/glutes 2 x weekly, back x 1, shoulders 1-2, arms x 1 and 1-2 x Pilates each week.

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What kind of music do you listen to when you are working out?

I listen to so all types of music,  love House, R n B. Hip Hop, Chill..

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We all have at least one, what is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?

Oh yes there is  one! “Believe” by Delta Goodrem! It really touches the heart and inspires A very uplifting  track!

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What does your diet look like when you are trying to get lean?

I am lean all year round and enjoy a diet rich with wholefoods, I never eat anything processed and I don’t do “dirty  cheats”. Since I started enjoying a macro balanced diet in 2013, I no longer crave anything  unhealthy.


List the top 10 foods we would find in your kitchen:

  • Organic chicken and turkey breast
  • Lean Scotch Fillet steak
  • Purple sweet potatoes
  • Rolled oats
  • Quinoa flakes
  • Organic peanut butter
  • Cashew nuts A
  • vocados
  • Fresh veggies

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What kind of cardio do you like best and why?

I rarely do any cardio, besides long walks outdoors on a Sunny Sunday- for soul peace! I include steady rate cardio coming in to a show to tighten up a bit more, if need be.

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If you could give somebody only one fitness tip what would it be?

Never skip breakfast & never train in the morning on an empty stomach!


Tell us about your biggest fitness influence?

My biggest fitness influence has always been Jamie Eason. She’s a beautiful person inside and out. She has such a unique & feminine physique and a huge heart! Such an inspiration.

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Favorite cheat food?

Nutella, hands down!

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 Do you take any supplements?

I use Whey Protein Isolate & L Glutamine post training and take a multi vitamin, fish oils and vitamin C every morning + magnesium before bed. I am not  a huge user of supplements, as nothing beats a balanced diet, but certain supplements can assist in lean muscle gain/maintenance and recovery when training frequently and at a high level of intensity.


What does the future hold for you?

So much! I am only just getting started! Stay tuned!

Photo credits: PiXeL JuNkY and Toby Harrison.

Zoe Daly
Zoe Daly is a professional fitness model and international lifestyle coach, be sure to check out her website and follow her on social media.
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