Heidi Somers is a fitness inspiration, online trainer, and aspiring pro Bikini competitor. She has over 1 million followers on instagram.
Birthday: March 14th, 1989
Born: North Pole, Alaska, USA
Famous for: fitness, body building
Heidi Somers was born and raised in North Pole, Alaska and was homeschooled with her five siblings. She started attending public school when I was 16.
Somers moved to Texas for college when she was 21 years old. She didn’t have any friends and turned to food as comfort due to loneliness and gained 40 pounds. She worked three jobs to support herself and afford the tuition and premed textbooks. She has worked as a receptionist, barista and waitress. One of the jobs was with a homeopathic doctor which helped her learn much about the human body.
She started exercising to lose a little weight and try to ‘tone up’. She started to lift weights as the yo-yo diets and cardio weren’t working for her. From there her fitness took off and she became a different person.
Heidi Somers has her own website, BuffBunny.com offering apparel and fitness plans. She is also an aspiring pro Bikini competitor.
Somers has over a million Instagram followers and a contract with industry apparel company Live Fit.
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Iron Man Magazine – June 2016
CB: You get such a positive re- sponse on social media. Why do you think that is?
HS: Well, when I started my fitness journey I didn’t have any YouTubers to watch and Instagram wasn’t around yet. I struggled to find free workouts and diet tips that I could trust. I started vlogging my daily life so people could see what I was actually eating, see my full workouts, and why and when I take supple- ments. I wanted to give people something that I wish I had when I started. It’s basically a diary that I’ve exposed to the world. I feel like I get positive responses because I share not only the workouts and meals but also my struggles. I’m not afraid to be myself.
CB: How did you come up with the social media name “Buffbunny”?
HS: I love walking into a gym and throwing weight around. I’m not afraid to lift with the boys. I also love to put on a dress and wear makeup. I came up with the term Buffbunny because it fits my life- style perfectly. “Buff” explains my love for muscle and strength while “Bunny” explains my love for being feminine.
CB: What are your fitness goals?
HS: My short-term goal is to get my pro card and be able to compete at a pro level in the Bikini division. My long- term goal is to open a gym in San Antonio and be able to change as many lives as possible.
CB: What’s your favorite bodypart on yourself?
HS: I think my favorite is my shoulders, especially after a good pump!
CB: What’s your favorite bodypart on guys?
HS: Legs and shoulders are my favorite on a guy!
CB: I really love all your clothing for this shoot! Tell us more about Live Fit. and how you got involved with them?
HS: Thank you! I was walking around the LA Fit Expo when I first saw the Live Fit. brand. The energy and people surrounding the booth
was incredible! I thought to myself, “How amazing would it be to be a part of a brand like that?” A few months later I received an email from Randall [Pich, founder/CEO of Live Fit.] asking me to be a part of the team! Ahhh, what a dream come true!
CB: Do you feel that having amazing clothing helps your performance?
HS: I can get in a good work- out in any outfit; however, when I wear something I feel confident in and something higher quality, my workouts are 10 times better. Wearing clothes that are breathable and appropriate for the ex- ercises you are doing makes the workout more enjoyable
CB: What are some interesting things about you that your fans might not know about?
HS: I was in the science club in college, I took basic auto in high school, I have a 100-pound pit bull named Neurotransmitter, and I back- packed Thailand and Europe.
CB: Do you have some words of wisdom that have served you over the years that you can share with our readers?
HS: Never let circumstances hold you back from your dreams. I remember one night at work I was handed a garbage bag and gloves to pick up trash outside. While I was doing it I thought about my future and what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be. I didn’t know what my future held, but I knew I didn’t want to just…exist. I wanted to live and travel and change lives! That is exactly what
I’m doing now. So don’t give up. Whatever your goal is, I promise you it’s worth every obstacle and challenge you face. You hold the power to change your future. What are you waiting for