Blake Roberts is a 25-year-old fitness model with Wilhelmina in New York. The model and fitness trainer’s hometown is Morristown, NJ. Blake played football growing up and is now an independent trainer. His claim to fame is offering up witty captions and DMing B and C List Stars.
MM: What part of the fitness industry are you in currently?
BR: I’m in the 1-on-1 personal training space. Let that be in-person or online, it’s always a pleasure to work with all types of clients.
MM: Where does your passion for fitness and wellness come from and do you have a specialty?
BR: My passion for fitness comes from wanting to compete at a high level in every aspect of life! No matter what we choose to do with our short time on this earth, we can’t be our very best without taking the best care of ourselves.
MM: How have you had to adapt as an athlete since you first started to compete in sport and fitness?
BR: As the years have gone by, I can’t help but realize without proper preparation, it’s hard to make the best of every opportunity we may encounter! With that being said, I find myself taking more and more time to develop my mental health as well as my physical.
MM: Are there any major fitness trends or workouts you have embraced recently that you want to share with us?
BR: I get really excited when I see other health professionals and fitness enthusiasts encouraging others to track their caloric intake! It’s far from new but is by far the most effective way to get on track with your wellness goals.
MM: Aside from diet and sleep, what are men getting right in the health and wellness industry and what can be better?
BR: Seeing men get out of their comfort zone and try other workouts (yoga, pilates, group fitness, etc then just “broing” out in the gym is refreshing. Being fit is so much more than having huge biceps! As athletes or (most importantly) simply as human beings, we really need to make sure we stay well rounded. Without a diverse set of skills, we’ll always struggle to thrive!
Have you ever had to overcome an injury or a fitness-related challenge that seemed impossible? What did you learn?
BR: I tore both of my menisci within a two month period while playing college football. Going from competing at the collegiate level to taking 10 minutes to get down a flight of stairs was definitely humbling! That situation taught me the importance of proper exercise techniques as well as recovery! Rest is the most important part.
MM: Outside of diet, what 3 exercises or movements would you tell our reader to do to look their best in their swimsuit?
BR: If we could only do three exercises to look our very best this summer, I’d suggest Deadlifts, Farmers Carries, and Pull-Ups! Keep that core strength high and burn the most calories by using primarily compound movements (full body)!
MM: Words to live by?
BR: Make sure your actions are matching your goals! The small details will make or break you.