Alice Matos is a Brazilian fitness model who boasts nearly a million Instagram followers. She also runs her own website.
Alice Matos got into fitness about three years ago. "But before that I had always been athletic. When I was a kid I used to play several sports including volleyball, basketball and soccer. A couple of years later I decided to train with a personal trainer as my goal was to get in shape for summer. However after 1 year of intense training and strict dieting my trainer and I realized I had already achieved a competition body, so I decided to take the risk and enter a competition."
She gets her motivation from the "desire to overcome all the limits of my body." As for becoming a bodybuilding icon, she said, "I never imagined participating in a bodybuilding championship at first. I did not want to lose my femininity. But I decided to take my chances and favorable genetics for bodybuilding. And now I love the physique that I gained from it!"
Alice Matos considers her abdomen her strong point while her quadriceps are her weak point. "My upper limbs grow more easily than my legs. In preparation for competitions, I do not do much exercise for the abdomen and for my legs, I have to work the quadriceps hard and perform more aerobic exercise to avoid looking too bulky, but defined."
To keep training fun, Alice Matos tries to fit her workouts into a daily routine. "That way, it becomes a part of my lifestyle and not an ‘extra thing’ to do. For me it is a commitment to go train and it made me addicted to endorphins, the feeling of pleasure of work well done."
Her favorite quote is: "Try to be the best version of yourself in all areas of your life. Only the ones who fight for a goal are the ones who can achieve success!"
Alice Matos is married and resides in Brazil.