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REPUBLIC FAMILY: Cindy Arevalo

Victor Gigliotti

Posted on January 18 2018

We believe fitness is a journey that kindles the fire of the soul, ignites the passion of the heart and charges every muscle to the core. The Republic is a community of people who strive to be the best version of themselves and inspire others to do the same.

When you wear Muscle Republic, you are a part of this community, regardless of who you are, where you are from, what you have been through, your creed, your religion or how/where you train.

We want to inspire you by sharing the stories of those who inspire us.

You may recognise the lovely Cindy Arevalo from our website product photography! But there is so much more to this beauty than meets the eye. Here is her story:

CINDY AREVALO

IG: @CINAREVALO



Cindy is a mum, works full time in corporate, a bikini competition and a true fitness lover.

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MSCR: Tell us about yourself!
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CINDY:
 Hi I am Cindy Arevalo! I am a WBFF Diva Bikini Model, a Fitness Model, a Mother, a Wife and a very passionate Health and Fitness enthusiast. I work full time as an Executive Assistant in a Recruitment company however Fitness and Health is my main passion and my everyday life. 
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MSCR: What is your fitness story?
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CINDY: 
I have always been a very active person, since I was a child I was either playing sport, doing group fitness classes, dancing and I was also a group fitness instructor. After having my daughter and subsequently needing to lose the weight I had gained, I joined a gym and got a PT. I was in desperate need to try a new routine as I felt that I had lost a lot of fitness during my pregnancy due to stopping exercise in my last trimester. The PT I worked with was a physique competitor and was very influencing on the idea of competing as my goal to shed the baby weight. So that I did. I lost my baby weight, toned up and competed in my first bikini competition in 2014. This was about a year after giving birth. Since 2014 I have been competing every year and have been working on achieving both aesthetic goals and holistic health goals. I am so passionate about health and fitness and set new goals very frequently to keep me motivated.

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MSCR: How has fitness changed your life?
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CINDY: Health and Fitness has been my absolute drive in life. It allows me to stay driven and motivated, in my family life, my work life and my personal life. It has given me the courage, strength and self confidence that I now possess in order to be able to achieve my goals and fight hard for them.  I believe it even makes me a better Mother and Wife, as it makes me genuinely happy. 
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MSCR: How do you stay on track?
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CINDY: I have an amazing coach Melissa Le Man who I have been working with for about a year now. Working with Mel makes staying on track easy. I absolutely love her programs and meal plans and we consistently set goals, both long term and short. I am very much a true believer of having goals in place to keep me motivated and driven. If I am not competing for a show I like to keep my physique in a condition where I can be ready for a photoshoot when required. I train whenever I can, as a Mum timing can be tricky so my training times can change frequently. This means you might catch me at the gym either at 5am or even at 10.30 / 11pm. Whatever I need to do to stay on track!
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MSCR: Why is Muscle Republic your go-to Brand?
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CINDY: Muscle Republic is not just a brand, it’s a movement! Muscle Republic allows me to feel part of something bigger than just an activewear label, I feel part of a family, a community and part of a platform that is truly inspiring and motivating to a wide demographic. BONUS is the clothing is always on point, flattering and comfortable, I would wear it every day if I could! 
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MSCR: What does 'Real Muscle Is Heart' mean to you?
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CINDY: Real Muscle is HEART.  Being fit and healthy isn’t just about going to the gym and bettering yourself physically. None of that matters if there is no HEART. Taking your own drive and passion and sharing it with others, inspiring others, helping others and motivating others. Having your Heart in it means you show your passion in every aspect… be the best version of yourself and help others be the best version of themselves!
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MSCR: What are your goals?
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CINDY: My current goals are to keep educating myself on what holistic health actually means and putting this to practice in my every day life. To broaden my knowledge on nutrition and taking care of myself from the inside out. I am enjoying my training more than ever and can’t wait to see where it leads me, every year is an opportunity to keep growing and keep building a strong healthy body. At this point I am unsure of my next competition but in the meantime I am working very hard on my base.
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Guys, if you want to follow Cindy's story to see how she balances family life, work and fitness daily or ask her any questions - give her a follow on instagram: @cinarevalo
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