Christina Halkiopoulos

Originally from Greece, but later moving to Australia in the year 2000, Christina Halkiopoulos is a fitness model who’s appeared on some of the world’s top fitness and health magazine covers. With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Christina describes herself as someone who was active and fit her entire life. But, it wasn’t until 2002 when she truly began following her passion for physical activity; buying herself her first gym membership. From then on, Christina said; “I loved watching my body transform. Weight training has given me the body I always wanted.”

Not only did Christina’s body transform, but so did her life. She started receiving offers for photoshoots from modeling agencies across Australia – building up her reputation as a fitness model.

By 2010, she became one of the Australian’s top fitness icons – being named the “Australia’s Sexiest Model.”


 

Christina Halkiopoulos in a boxing stance, practicing shadowboxing, and showing her lean abs

“Weight training has given me the body I always wanted. I no longer look at the fitness magazines and wish I looked like a fitness model, I am one! Best thing is anyone can do it too!”

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Christina Halkiopoulos
WeightHeightAgeDate of Birth
Under 115lbs (52.2kg)5'2" (157.5cm)39November 14, 1979
NationalityProfessionEra
GreekFitness Model2010
WeightUnder 115lbs (52.2kg)
Height5'2" (157.5cm)
Age39
Date of BirthNovember 14, 1979
NationalityGreek
ProfessionFitness Model
Era2010


 

Christina Halkiopoulos in a bikini showing her back and glutes

“My motivation comes from staying the best example to others. I can’t do that if I weighed 200lbs.”

Accomplishments

 

  • Fitness Model (Magazine Cover Model)

 

Christina Halkiopoulos posing for a photo in a bikini, while having one of her arms in her hair

Training

Christina trains five days per week. Focusing on different muscle groups each day. This is her training regimen;

  • Monday: Shoulders, Abs
  • Tuesday: Legs
  • Wednesday: Biceps, Triceps, Abs
  • Thursday: Back
  • Friday: Light over all workout, Abs
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Rest

Drop Sets and Super Sets

Christina incorporates forced reps, super sets, and drop sets in her workouts to stimulate additional muscle growth. According to her, this is especially important when she goes through “hypertrophy plateau periods.” 

During these times, it’s hard for Christina to achieve progress in her physique. So, she uses these techniques to force new muscle growth.

Christina’s Top 3 Movements

  • Hanging leg raises for abs
  • Walking lunges
  • Arm curls

 

Christina Halkiopoulos holding a dumbbell in her right hand while showing her toned body

“Apart from being published in many magazines and websites, the most important, and most rewarding achievement of all is my ability to motivate and inspire the everyday person to take that step to a healthy lifestyle!”

Nutrition

Staying Healthy and Fit

Christina consumes a meal every 2-3 hours; in total, having 6 meals a day. These include protein shakes, whole-food meals, and smoothies.

However, she tries to get most of her macronutrients (proteins, carbs, fats) from whole foods. Instead of shakes.

Below is her daily diet regimen.

Meal Plan

  • Breakfast: Oats+Protein Powder + Cinnamon + Berries
  • Snack: Protein Shake
  • Lunch: Brown Rice + Flavored Tuna + Almonds, Green Salad (balsamic vinegar) or Chicken breast + Greek salad, 1 plum
  • Snack: Protein smoothie
  • Dinner: Chicken breast or fish – brown rice (if I trained in the evening) or just Greek salad (if I trained in the afternoon)
  • Snack: Protein Shake

Eating Out

Generally she prefers cooking her own meals, and preparing them in advance.  But if she doesn’t have enough free time, she’ll go to a restaurant and order the healthiest option they have on the menu.

Some of her favorite healthy foods to eat out include; chicken and rice with spicy sauce and vegetables, organic pea soup, a sprout salad, and omelet with mushrooms, eggs, spinach, and cheddar cheese.

Supplementation Stack

  • Fat Burner, 2 capsules immediately after breakfast
  • Zinc and Magnesium in one capsule
  • Pre-Workout
  • BCAAs

 

Christina Halkiopoulos posing for a photo, while showing her amazing abs, chest, arms, and legs

What we can learn from Christina Halkiopoulos

If there’s one thing we could take on board from Christina’s example, it’s to never be content with being average in life. She grabbed on every opportunity that presented itself, and always aimed to achieve more.

If you aren’t satisfied with your current situation in life, or want to achieve something. It might be a good idea to take action to improve yourself – as Christina Halkiopoulos did.

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