We love Clare Powell on multiple levels. She is sexy. She is smart. She is ambitious. Most of all, she is humble. Working out and training is a significant part of her life, but her philosophy is that life has to have balance. We couldn’t agree more and this interview will give you insight on what goes on in the mind of a lady who is strong, responsible, smart, and sexy. Clare Powell wants to be in Nuts Magazine and is obviously deserving of being a cover model. With her wit and her drive, we wouldn’t be surprised if she ends up running Nuts Magazine instead.
While chatting it up with some of our loyal Twitter followers, we came across Clare Powell and now we can’t get enough of her tweets. Our favorite thing about Clare is that she has all of the qualities of a girl next door. She considers herself an old-fashioned romantic who would rather be with family or cuddling on the couch with a movie than being out at a bar getting into trouble.
Check out the interview below where we questioned Clare Powell on everything from fitness and motivation to entertainment and relationships. We highly recommend following her on Twitter.
Clare Powell on Fitness
What is the best way for a guy to approach a girl at the gym, if at all? How can we motivate girlfriends to go to the gym?
Best place to start a chat is at the water fountain, that way it looks pretty casual, let her go first, make her laugh, but don’t approach her when she is working out, if she is all sweaty the last thing she will want is to be hit on, she will feel gross!
A lot of very fit people have a huge catalyst that drove them to the next level – whether it is a health scare, a relationship, or something of that nature. Was there anything that urged you to become so dedicated?
My partner, at the time, went to the gym everyday. While I sat at home, cooked, and whined about how I look. So one day I just got up & did it and haven’t looked back since.
What is the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever had at the gym?
Wearing too short shorts, and doing legs raises
What does your fitness routine entail?
30 mins Stairmaster, 15 ins incline power walking on a treadmill, 10 mins bike… changes daily from core, bi’s , tri’s, back & shoulders
What’s your favorite part of your body and what do you do to keep it the way you like?
My boobs, but I don’t have to do anything to keep them in shape!
Clare Powell on Nutrition
What’s your take on a guy who doesn’t drink when at the bar because he is staying in shape?
At first, I think, wow, that is dedication, then I think, life is for living and there should be a healthy balance and he should loosen up a little.
What is your go-to cheat meal?
Italian wood fired meats pizza
What are three nutrition tips that you’d like guys to follow?
Drink loadssssss of water … stay well away from white pasta … have the odd cheat, shock your body maybe once a week.
What are your favorite meals to keep in shape? Want to share your recipe?
Wholemeal pasta & 2 chicken breasts with some light Philadelphia for flavor.
What’s your recommendation for a healthy snack? Got any tricks to keep yourself on track?
I like to boil eggs and eat them as a snack throughout the day.
I keep a motivational picture as the background on my phone
I also have a poster I made that I keep next to my bed. It has all the positive things on it that are in my life and goals I want to achieve, places I want to go in life, etc. Each morning I wake up I see it, and that gives me a positive mindset when I get up each day.
Clare Powell on Relationships
Where would you typically find a fit girl on a Friday/Saturday night? What would be your ideal date?
NOT in a bar. People you meet in bars are there to meet people THAT night! The person you are looking for will just crop up one day, in the supermarket, at work, somewhere unexpected…
Ideal date … amazing food, a nice restaraunt, nice wine, with someone who can make me laugh, actually hold a conversation. Someone who would drop me at home, be a true gentleman and walk me to the door, kind of like they do in the movies.
Rank these from 1-4 with 1 being what you find the most attractive:
a. a man with a sense of humor – 1
b. A man who eats healthy – 4
c. A man who exercises routinely – 3
d. A man who dresses well – 2
Which male celebrity do you think has the most attractive physique?
What was the best and worst pick up line you’ve ever heard? Do you think they ever work?
“Is that a mirror in your pocket?” “Because I can see me in them” – DID NOT WORK but did make me laugh
There are no best chat up lines …
What’s the best way to get you to go on a date?
Just be yourself … be polite … honestly, just the simple things, I am an old fashioned romantic.
Clare Powell on Entertainment
What is a typical daily routine for you? What do you do for fun?
Up, dressed, work, gym, home, cook, work some more, bed.
Fun? The gym is my fun time… I do also like to spend time with my friends on a weekend, I love baking, walking, my family is my world, I love all kinds of movies and cuddling on the couch
What’s your favorite movie and why?
PS I Love You … simply because it is amazing … funny, sad, loving … everything a good movie should have.
If you could be in any magazine which one you choose?
What Disney princess do you think you are most like?
Belle from Beauty and the Beast
What’s your opinion of people who work in the entertainment industry? Are they as bad as people make them out to be?
NO ! I am jealous of them all I love it!!! I would love to do it …
Clare Powell on Motivation
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living, any career or life highlights you’d like to share?
From Leeds, UK, I work as area manager for a major marketing company, love my job, i have a 9 year old daughter also who is the most amazing person in my life.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what are you going to do to get there?
I have no idea where I wanna be, I just know I wanna be earning enough money to be living a comfortable lifestyle, in a job I love and with someone that I love …I wanna be somebody, so I am working towards that, whatever that may entail.
If money didn’t matter what would you do with your life and why?
I would invest in a business, unsure what yet. I would have surgery to make myself look and feel amazing, and I would become a model traveling the world. I would visit amazing places and learn all about different cultures and different ways of life.
What makes you do what you do with your career and personal life? What’s your primary motivator?
My motivator is my daughter. I go to work and do my job to the best of my ability to ensure my doughtier has all of the things in life that she deserves. I also have a Vivienne Westwood addiction which I need to fund haha.
What’s your number one inspirational quote you go to for that extra motivation?
A ONE HOUR WORKOUT IS 4% OF YOUR DAY … NO EXCUSES
“THE TINY SEED KNEW THAT IN ORDER TO GROW, IT NEEDED TO BE DROPPED IN DIRT, COVERED IN DARKNESS, AND STRUGGLE TO REACH THE LIGHT”