The September 2010 Spotlight Interview is on fitness guru, body builder, and writer Jamie Eason. She’s a stunning beauty and the hottest woman who could beat the crap out of you! This former NFL cheerleader is incredibly talented and has been on more magazine covers and photo spreads than most fitness babes could dream of. She gave us a great interview. Enjoy!
Where are you from/live now?
I am from Texas and currently still live there.
What was your first “big break?”
My first big break came when I entered a local figure/fitness competition and won the overall title. A magazine editor was in the audience and asked me to shoot a fitness feature for their magazine that very same week and it took off from there.
What is it about fitness modeling that excites you?
I love fitness modeling because it promotes a healthy lifestyle and each booking that I get typically leads to exciting new relationships with really creative and incredible people.
You’ve been on countless magazine covers. Which was the most influential in helping your career?
I’d have to credit Planet Muscle Magazine for being the most influential magazine at the start of my career because I landed a cover with a 17-page spread inside, which is unheard of. However, if I were to choose the magazine that guided the direction of my career and helped me find my place in the industry, it would have to be Oxygen Women’s Fitness Magazine. I have been on the cover 4 times and I currently have a syndicated column in the magazine, called “Seize the Day,” that I am very proud of.
What was the most exciting part of being an NFL Cheerleader with the Houston Texans?
The most exciting part about cheering with the Houston Texans (NFL) would have to have been the performances. I love the energy and excitement that comes with entertaining an audience.
Tell us about hanky panky going on between the cheerleaders and the players…
Sorry to disappoint you, but no stories. We were actually fined and put on probation for fraternizing with the players.
How often do you work out?
When I first started out, I worked out 6 days a week for about an hour and a half. Now-a-days, I’m lucky to be consistent with 3 or 4. I’m usually in the gym for no more than an hour and I prefer weight training with occasional high intensity cardio.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to get started in getting fit?
For someone starting out and wanting to get in shape, my best advice would be to focus on cleaning up your diet (unprocessed foods) and eating more regularly, preferably 5 to 6 times a day, on a consistent basis. Without a proper nutrition plan, working out alone, will not give you the results you’re after.
Do you ever feel like you’ve deprived yourself in some way (such as not eating birthday cake) to stay in shape?
I never feel deprived with the way that I eat. Once you adjust to unprocessed and whole foods, you really won’t crave the junk that you did in the past. Also, I love to cook and get creative in the kitchen. Just about anything has a healthier substitute.
Favorite place on the planet?
My favorite place on the planet is at the lake on our family houseboat. It is so peaceful and relaxing and I’m surrounded by all of the people that I love.
What do you do in your downtime?
In my downtime, I like to travel and sight-see, spend time on the lake, experiment in the kitchen and shop.
Describe your perfect night out. Are you a big partier?
My perfect night out would be discovering a new restaurant in an area where we could walk around and check things out. I am not a big partier at all.
What do you think is your sexiest body part?
I think my sexiest body part would have to be my eyes. I like to play them up with makeup I am told that they are very expressive.
Best or Worst pick-up line used on you?
Best and worst pick-up lines? I think most pick-up lines are pretty bad. A few that I’ve heard are, “Screw me if I’m wrong, but don’t you want to kiss me?” and “I like every muscle in your body, especially mine.” There was one, however, that someone used on me that I thought was pretty charming. He said, “I don’t want to put pressure on you, but I think you are the key to my happiness.” He got a date!
Name someone you would love to meet.
If I could meet and hang out with anyone, it would have to be comedian Daniel Tosh. I think he is hysterical and that would be one heck of a fun day!
Favorite upcoming projects?
The upcoming projects I am working on are the “Jamie Eason Fitness Challenge” and a national commercial for my title sponsor, Bodybuilding.com, a fitness book project to be released early next year, a first of its kind fitness camp for 2011 and several other commercial projects with Iovate Health Sciences and AquaHydrate. Please check out my column every month in Oxygen Women’s Fitness Magazine and to stay up to date, follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/Jamie_Eason.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I hope to be working from home and reeling in that mailbox money.