When the term “Social Media star” is mentioned, most of the people will imagine spoiled, lazy teens who take selfies all day and do nothing smart in their lives. However, not all of the people who have gained popularity on various social media are like that – one example is Qimmah Russo. What makes this girl stand out?
Early life and Education
Qimmah Russo was born on 16 December 1996, in The Bronx, New York City USA. She grew up in Los Angeles, California US, with her mother, a field hockey player, and her father, a basketball player, as well as her older brother Tamir Russo. As is noticeable, she has always been surrounded by sport and physical activities.
She is of African American descent, but also has some West Indian and Italian White roots. She matriculated from Alemany High School located in the San Fernando Valley, California, and went on to study sociology and kinesiology at the College of Canyons in Santa Clarita, California. She was one of the best students of her generation, however, she didn’t pursue this profession after graduation. For a while she even thought about becoming an OB-GYN – obstetrician-gynecologist – but that also didn’t stick for too long.
During her studies, she was also part of the college basketball team, and she had a lot of success as a sophomore guard. She had also won VBL Bikini Dunk Contest while in college.
From a young age, Russo was inspired to follow her parent’s footsteps when it comes to career paths. She once said: ‘I have been an athlete all my life. I played several sports, and due to me being a full-throttle athlete I always maintained good health and a fit body.’ This also helped her get the highest scores possible and to keep that success. She continued playing basketball for a while, but after college decided to switch onto something that was entirely new for her – weightlifting. It didn’t take a lot of time before she turned her new hobby into a professional career.
Russo perfected her figure through strength training, and that helped her gain exposure in both fitness and the modelling industry. People first learned about her after her 2010 Vine videos in which she was exercising became viral, and her popularity quickly spread to other social media platforms as well. She was also known for her collaborations with fellow Viners such as Melvin Gregg, Alphonso McAuley and Klarity. Her Instagram profile grew at a fast pace, and she started to land modeling and sponsorship deals for a number of elite fitness companies.
Russo soon started giving other people advice on their exercise regime as well as their diet, which only made more people reach out to her. Her fan base was getting bigger every week, and this soon made her one of the biggest online names in the fitness industry. She even started her own fitness institute called “Q-Flex Fitness”, on which she shares various methods of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as her fitness routines. In her own words, this also helps people improve their mental health. As of March 2020, Russo continues to be one of the main names in the fitness industry, and she still maintains her toned and healthy physique.
Her goal is to reach out to as many people as possible, and to motivate them to take care of both their body and mind.
Russo’s training has been praised for being versatile, and for her smart intertwining of both cardio and strength workouts. She says that you shouldn’t stop at just weightlifting or doing curls, and that you should even do activities such as walking on hands. If she notices a body part that simply won’t gain any muscle or lose fat, she makes changes in her training to put more pressure on that part. She will often times increase weights, decrease the resting time, or simply try some new exercises – in short: She’ll do everything that’s in her power to induce muscle growth.
At the same time, she states that cardio machines are making people lazy, and that a person should go outside and run instead. If running isn’t your cup of tea, Russo suggests even rock climbing or calisthenics. However, one thing that is a necessity for her every day routine is doing squats. Even when it comes to such a simple exercise, she still has her own addition to it: she recommends that you do as many reps as you can in half a minute – according to her, this will help the glutes, legs and back strengthen at a faster and at the same time healthier pace.
Russo prefers eating clean, organic food, as a healthy diet helps her maintain her strong and athletic figure.
Some of her favorite foods include avocados, dark chocolate, nuts, low-fat cheese, bananas, peanut butter, blueberries, apples, raw vegetables and eggs. She also repeats that eating healthily shouldn’t be considered a chore, and that you can find healthy foods you enjoy eating.
She is close to her family, and spends most of her free time with them. Her brother, Tamir, used to be a football player, but currently works as a fitness instructor, dancer and a YouTuber, so Russo has definitely surrounded herself with athletic people who love sports as well as the spotlight. Tamir and her are often seen together on her Instagram profile, a lot of times even in company of their parents, Kenneth and Rayietta Russo.
As of beginning of 2020, Russo hasn’t disclosed that she is dating or having a romantic affair with anyone, despite being seen with plenty of different, good-looking men on her Instagram photographs. In fact, despite her being a social media star, she prefers keeping the details of her private life to herself. The only information about her relationship life is a Twitter post from far back in 2015, when she complained about being single on Valentine’s Day.
Russo’s career as a fitness trainer and a model is bringing her a nice amount of money, from being a fitness instructor, selling her “Q-Flex Fitness” plan, and her Instagram profile has over 1.4 million followers, which is also sure to bring her income from sponsored posts.
— Qimmah Russo (@Qflex_4Life) January 21, 2020
So her net worth is approximately $500,000. Russo also owns a BMW 435i, which is estimated at around $43,195, as well as a BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, and its price goes at around $44,800. All of this proves that she lives a luxurious lifestyle.
Russo has a fit, strong body, and a height of 5ft 4ins (1.62 meters), but keeps her other body measurements to herself. Next to her good looking body, she also has a beautiful face, curly black hair and dark, black eyes.