Fitspiration: Anja Rubik
Anja Rubik, 32 year old model from Poland, has been the face for many high end designers, and graced the covers of a multitude of fashion magazines. Rubik began modeling shortly after graduating from a British high school in Paris. Though she didn’t want to be away for long periods from her studies, so modeled on holidays until finally finishing up with her education. Smart and beautiful, Rubik has featured on international issues of Vogue, Korean and French magazine Numéro, Nylon and Elle. The list of designers she’s worked for is long and glamorous, much like her locks! She has worked for designers and brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Christian Dior, Hermès, Valentino, Gucci, H&M, GAP, and Armani.
Rubik married her longtime boyfriend, Serbian model Sasha Knezevic, on July 16, 2011 in Deia, Majorca. Designer Peter Dundas, who designed Rubik’s custom Pucci wedding dress, was in attendance for the intimate festivities as the beautiful couple said their vows.
Despite Rubik’s grueling schedule, she still finds the time to work out and be the ultimate fitspiration to women worldwide. She always tries to find an extra 20 to 30 minutes to work out each and every day, even when her work schedule is tight. Rubik uses free weights and barbells to complete her arm, leg and core exercises while on the road. Rubik is also a big fan of pilates and yoga to keep her body in tip top model shape. She uses Pilates and Body by Simone while in New York City, in addition to seeing a trainer twice per week. By fitting it in when she can, she keeps her body and mind in great shape to conquer anything in her path.
In addition, hard bodied Rubik does a lot of weight lifting. With her naturally thin body, she has mentioned that it is very hard for her to put on muscle, but weight training helps to build the lean muscle that designers crave while searching for their next “it” girl. While weight lifting has been long avoided by models, it is very beneficial for building the physique that photographers and designers want. Weight training doesn’t cause women to bulk up, as had previously been believed.
Feeling good about one’s self is the most important thing to achieving self-confidence and body positivity, making Anja Rubik a true fitness and beauty inspiration to women the world over.