I WAS ALWAYS FASCINATED WITH EAGLES, THEY ARE FREE AND FEARLESS.
BIG BACK GRIPS USER PROFILE INTERVIEW: GARRET AMERINE
TRAINER, FITNESS DIRECTOR, MODEL
Garret Amerine is a personal trainer and fitness director who lives in Southern California, along the coast, south of Los Angeles. Originally from South Carolina, Garret is also a veteran of the Iraq war and served a number of tours there. And we’ll ask him about that.
We met Garret when we were looking for staff for our booth at the Muscle Beach Championships in Venice, CA, and he has since worked additional Big Back Grips events. Garret maintains a competitive physique year round; as of this article, he was preparing for the MuscleMania Model Universe Championships in Miami and placed 4th out of top 77 competitors from around the world.
BBG: So tell us what it was like to work the crowd at Muscle Beach? Had you ever done anything like that before? Was that your first trip to Muscle Beach?
Garret Amerine: It was an awesome experience. I have not worked a fitness booth before but I have attended many shows and expos. I have been to Muscle Beach before many times, it’s the Mecca of Fitness.
BBG: Now, the next event you worked with us, at N101, was a little different. Can you tell us about that?
Garret Amerine: It was for a great cause to support our fellow gay friends on their fight for equality.
BBG: So you’re comfortable with the adoration of crowds, so to speak?
Garret Amerine: I model quite a bit so it doesn’t bother me at all.
BBG: Did you enjoy getting our logo tattoo’d on your chest and back?
Garret Amerine: It was a fun and different experience.
BBG: Speaking of tattoos, yours is very impressive. Is there a story behind it? Is there any more ink in your future? Has the tat ever gotten you jobs or kept you from getting jobs?
Garret Amerine: As a kid I was always fascinated with eagles, they are free and fearless at the same time. Maybe I’ll get more ink later in the future but not right now; as you mentioned, yes it has gotten me jobs and lost me jobs as well, but it is my signature.
BBG: What would you advise any young aspiring models about getting tattoos, in a professional sense?
Garret Amerine: It is your choice but it could hinder you.
BBG: Ok, so give us a little background on yourself if you don’t mind. Where you grew up, where you went to school and for what.
Garret Amerine: I was born in Santa Ana, Calif., but grew up in South Carolina. I played football and baseball all through high school. I went to Citadel Military College.