We talked with Chyanne Jacomini in March, 2020.
👋 Hi! Tell us about yourself and your training
Hiii!!! My name is Chyanne Jacomini and I recently turned 21! It’s weird because I turn 21 every year 😀 haha ok ok…. I am 34 years old and I was born in Modesto, CA and I was raised in the Central Valley. I am a new resident to Las Vegas and I’m currently experiencing a little culture shock since moving from L.A. But, it’s a good thing!
I am an entrepreneur, mother, and a family woman. I love spending time with my man and my boys. I have my business online as a fitness and nutrition coach. I am currently studying for my nutrition certification while venturing in other business aspirations alongside my man.
One of my major accomplishments that I have achieved is having my own business. I come from working a sporadic schedule in the corporate world and actually didn’t want to quit my job with a fortune 500 company to become an entrepreneur.
Although I knew what kind of flexibility it could provide, I was secure with receiving a check and working through the kinks of a tight knit schedule. Long story short, I eventually made the choice to walk away from my job to pursue owning my own business without any knowledge or background of running my own business.
Here I am today, almost two years later and it’s been a roller coaster ride, but I’m following my passion, educating myself and doing the best that I can with what I know. Thankfully, my passion goes hand in hand with what I do – bodybuilding competitions as a bikini competitor, which leads me to my next major accomplishment….becoming an IFBB Pro Bikini competitor in July 2019.
I am going into my 6th year of training now. It’s crazy how time has flown by! The reason I began this journey was to simply get in the best shape of my life after giving birth to my son. I wanted to use competing in a bikini competition as a method to achieve my goal since I knew I had a lot of work to do (especially, after just giving birth).
After stepping on stage and taking 3rd place in my first show, I was more ecstatic about being in better shape than I was prior to giving birth.
It wasn’t about the metal (for me). However, being on stage was fun and reminded me of the few runway modeling shows I participated in. I wasn’t sure if I actually wanted to continue to compete, so I decided to compete in another show to see if it’s something I wanted to continue, despite the challenges it brought. Well, here I am today-still competing. 🙂
I grew up as the ‘tom boy’ at school and excelled in multiple sports such as volleyball, basketball, and softball. Being an athlete has always been an ‘outlet’ for me and when I finished playing basketball in college, I didn’t have an outlet.
So, I started officiating basketball and a couple years after that I started riding motorcycles – the fast ones 😀 (Aprilia RSV 1000R). After giving birth to my son, I got on my motorcycle just once, and almost lost my life. It was a super close call and that was the last time I rode a motorcycle. Now, one of my hobbies/outlets is cooking☺ I love to cook, but that doesn’t mean I’m a chef. 😀
The one thing I love most about bodybuilding is having the ability to sculpt my body. It’s a form of art and although, I’m horrible at drawing, and painting, I’ve been blessed with enough patience to build and sculpt my body over the last six years.
The other thing I love about bodybuilding is the people and connections made and working with other companies (sponsorships) for the benefit of both parties. I represent a handful of companies who take care of me as their athlete and I definitely ensure exposure of their brand to my network.
My sponsors and discount codes can be found here: www.Linktr.ee/bikinibarbie
Competition/Lifestyle coaching: Fitbodyfusion (discount code: ChyanneFBF)
Best Competition Heels on the Market: The Shoe Fairy (discount code: BARBIE)
Competition Bikinis: Toxic Angelz Bikinis (discount code: BARBIE)
Swimwear: Toxic Beach House (discount code: CHY10)
More sponsors: Be Your Own Hero Apparel, SportFormula and Steel Fit Skin Fitness & Sports Nutrition
⏱ Describe a typical day of training
A typical week of training consists of five days of training, one day where I go to a yoga class and one full day of rest. My training splits are currently back and biceps, glutes, chest and triceps, legs, delts, 12 mins of intense HIIT, and three days where I practice vacuums and posing.
I typically train 1.5 – 2 hrs a day. I take Steel Pump prior to working out and Steel Sweat before HIIT cardio. I always train alone. I get in the zone and get after my workout. I’m not one to talk much at the gym because it kills my mojo.
In my fitness bag, you’ll find a handful of things like workout bands, my powerbeats headphones because that’s the only time I turn into a gangsta rapper. 😀 I also carry my SteelFit supplements and SportFormula vitamins to put in my water.
Yes, I also carry my makeup in my fitness bag. I am always prepared for accidents to my face lol I love lashes and blush so if those get messed up for any reason, I have an emergency supply on hand. I also must have my Apple Watch to monitor my heart rate and calories burned throughout my workout and day.
I’m currently following the guidance of my coach Jami Debernard from FitBodyFusion to build some lean muscle mass and reach new goals. My current caloric intake is about 1830 calories. When I prep for a competition, my calories have dropped as low as 1200 calories.
I keep a log of my workouts, which consists of the type of exercise, # of reps and weight used for each set. I’m very adamite about growing and building a better physique each time I step foot in my local gym.
👊 How do you keep going and push harder?
Even though bodybuilding is an outlet and a source of therapy for me, there are times I am not motivated to go to the gym. I think we all experience this.
If it’s to the point where I absolutely don’t feel motivated and it’s paired with a lack of energy, I won’t go to the gym. Its counterproductive and a waste of time. I listen to my body. If it’s a pure lack of motivation, but I have the energy to show up and kill my workout, I show up.
I always ask myself WHY. Why do I do what I do? My why keeps me motivated when I don’t feel motivated.
I’ve managed to train for so long simply because I put time and effort into keeping myself healthy. Eating nutritious foods, resting, laughing and living life in the optimistic lane have been key factors in continuous training.
People always ask what the secret is or best hack to build a body like mine and honestly, there aren’t any secrets or hacks. Staying consistent in eating healthy (which seems to be the biggest challenge for most), and consistently showing up to the gym is the key to getting results.
Set short term goals and reach them then set more. Start slow and take baby steps. Take progress pictures along the way if you’re serious about your results.
The most challenging part of my journey in the first three years was trying to establish balance between working full time, training, spending time with my family and being a mommy. I was literally stretching myself thin and wasn’t getting enough rest.
One of the major setbacks I faced was when I relocated to Los Angeles. In the midst of transitioning my life, I gained about 35 lbs. This was a result of the stress that comes with moving. I absolutely cannot stand moving and having 35 extra pounds on bothered me even more.
So, about seven months later, I stepped on stage again. I lost all the weight I gained and won the overall bikini championship at the Lou Ferrigno show in Palm Springs.
Thankfully, I’ve never had an injury to prevent me from training. I’ve had aches and pains, but nothing I haven’t been able to work through.
🏆 How are you doing today and what does the future look like?
I am currently in the midst of my improvement season. I feel amazing! I feel strong! I look forward to showcasing my improvements at my next show (no date in mind yet).
My ultimate goal in the next five years is to stay as healthy as I can so I can continue to take care of my family and continue competing on stage with hopes to make it to the Olympia in the next few years.
I plan to stay consistent with my current routine so that I can achieve my goal to compete on the Olympia stage.
🤕 How do you recover, rest and handle injuries?
One of the ways I recover from training on a daily basis is taking my BCAA’s from SteelFit and I try to get a minimum of six hours of sleep even though that seems to be my maximum amount of sleep lately.
I used to function off four hours of sleep when I first began competing due to an overwhelming schedule, so six hours has been pleasant.
There are days where I get about eight, but that’s probably less than a handful times per month. I always aim for six hours minimum, but my body tends to naturally wake up at the six-hour time frame.
Thankfully, I haven’t been injured since I began training. I believe I have bypassed injuries because I always make sure I’m warmed up before my workouts. I also do one to two warm up sets for each exercise I perform so I don’t shock/injure anything.
However, I do have a nagging ache with my hip flexor. To take care of that issue, I use a CBD topical pain reliever and a massage gun, it’s a deep tissue massage gun similar to the Hypervolt gun. ☺
🍎 How is your diet and what supplements do you use?
I just recently started counting my macros so I track everything I eat. I started this at the beginning of 2020 and I absolutely love it so far! I eat a variety of food and there aren’t any foods that are off limits, which means there are no “cheat” meals or days. If I’m craving something, I eat it as long as it fits in my macros.
Of course, eating whole foods, an adequate amount of fiber are always the best options and I try to stick to those, but when my monthly shark week arrives (menstrual cycle), I tend to either crave chocolate or something salty.
I use MyFitnessPal to track my macros and my Apple Watch is my best friend when it comes to monitoring my heart rate and activity levels.
When I start prepping for a show, this will be my first time doing a flexible plan on prep. I’m excited for this to see what results it will bring since I’ve always stuck to what I like to call a “bro diet” during prep. This plan is structured and set, but may include a “cheat meal” if it was approved by my coach.
As many of you know, show prep is challenging and can cause a lack of energy. Anytime I lack energy, I become very quiet. I don’t get hungry and I don’t pop off on people including the people closest to me.
During my first year of competing, I made a commitment to myself that since competing is a choice, nobody around me will suffer from me being hungry, thirsty or having a lack of energy. I’ve stuck to that commitment and I believe that’s one of the reasons why my family continues to support me.
Some of my methods for getting through low energy days is with prayer and coffee. I strongly believe my source of strength comes from my relationship with Jesus Christ. More prayer = more power (in everything).
Aside from that, I am extremely sensitive to caffeine. I don’t consume much caffeine ie drink coffee much, so when I do – it affects me rather quickly and my energy levels shoot up!
I drink iced black coffee from Starbucks with a shot of espresso-mix and some stevia with it and I’m instantly transformed! Haha this is one of the reasons I don’t drink it often-I don’t want my body to become immuned to it and not have the same effect.
Besides BCAA, I also drink protein powder once or twice a week. I prefer to get my protein from the direct source. I rarely take pre-workout, but when I do, its from steelfit. I take a raw powdered vitamin from Sport Formula as well as greens.
Raw Vitamins and Supplements
Sport Formula (discount code: BARBIE15)
Skin Fitness & Sports Nutrition
Steel Fit (discount code: BARBIE)
👍 What has inspired and motivated you?
I am motivated daily by my goals and aspirations. Setting realistic goals — short term and long term — leaves a fire in my belly. Having unfinished business does not sit well with me. I’m not one to start something and not finish. My parents raised me to never quit or give up. That applies to my dreams and goals.
I’m not a big reader, never have been, but I love listening to a few podcasts: The MFCEO Project by Andy Frisella; Confessions of a Bikini Pro. I also tune in to Denzel Washington on you tube for inspiration.
When I go to the gym, I turn into a gangster rapper (in my mind) and I get in the zone. Music is a must when I train. I also prefer to train in hats-it’s like I’m in my own little world☺
I have a few people in the fitness industry whom I look up to!
Lauren Simpson is a fitness queen who portrays strength, beauty and is a boss babe! She is down to earth and is a sweet soul!
I also look up to Angelica Teixeira – former Ms Bikini Olympia. I had an opportunity to meet Angelica and was also able to observe her interactions with other competitors. Angelica radiates a light that is so attractive to everyone she comes into contact with. She is a phenomenal competitor and is a phenomenal representative of how one should carry herself in the fitness industry.
My last fitness inspiration is Daraja Hill! I’ve been watching her closely for the last year and she has transformed her body in such a short period of time, but that’s not the only reason I admire her. She is also awkwardly funny, 100% transparent and overall just a really cool individual! She has a bright future and I look forward to meeting her one day soon!
✏️ Advice for other people who want to improve themselves?
If you are one who is just starting out, ask yourself why are you doing this? If you aren’t doing this for yourself, don’t start. It will come to an end soon anyways-if it’s for someone else.
If you are doing this for you, are you all in? Living a healthy life is not something you should do short term or whenever you “feel like it.” It’s a daily commitment.
So, if you are committed to healthy living, do your research, set some long term and short term goals and get started! if you aren’t sure where to start even after doing some research, look into hiring a coach who has experience-someone who will properly guide you and hold you accountable along the way. It is always helpful to have guidance.
Lastly, take pictures! Trust me when I say you will be grateful for taking progress photos. You will have those days where you feel “stuck” even in the midst of working hard. You will have days where you want to quit.
If you can’t look in the mirror and see the progress you’ve made, comparison pictures are life savers! They will show you even the smallest changes and remind you that you are a bad ass and to keep going!
On the flip side, don’t be alarmed if you fall off the wagon….these pictures will also reveal where you are falling short. But don’t be discouraged as each day is a new opportunity to start again if you get off track. Just don’t make getting off track a habit. 🙂
🤝 Are you taking on clients right now?
I am currently in the midst of a transition with business so I have my clients online who I am currently working with, but I’m not promoting for new clients.
📝 Where can we learn more about you?
I can be found here:
Facebook: Chyanne Eve