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How did you first get started in the bodybuilding and fitness game? have been athletic all my life. I started gymnastics at age 3 and was competing by age 6. When I was 12 I started to lift weights with my team for gymnastics. I quit gymnastics at 15 because I had stressed fractures in my back and shins and moved on to diving in high school. So ever since I got my drivers license I have been lifting weights [...]

CONTEST PREP As I sit here at my laptop smack dab in the middle of my contest preparation for North American Nationals over Labor Day in Cleveland, OH I ponder what I should write about for my next article.  Then it hits me!  I’ll write about my contest preparation. I’ve been training extremely hard since late March of this year.  My goal has been to add size to my shoulders, back, gluteus maximus and hamstrings.  I’ve been dead lifting and [...]

How did you first get started in the bodybuilding and fitness game? I got discovered on MySpace back in 2008 by Optimum Nutrition & American Bodybuilding. After they signed me in October 2008, I really started learning about fitness and competing. Thanks to them, I’m IN the bodybuilding/fitness game =) Was there a defining moment that got you to start training at a whole different level? Yes. After I won 1st in my class in my 1st NPC Bikini competition, [...]

How did you first get started in the bodybuilding/fitness game? I’ve had an interest in figure competitions since college, but had no clue how to get into them. After my second child, I was completely out of shape and unhappy. I returned to the gym and started training consistently. As I progressed, I wanted to set bigger goals. My first goal was to be in the best shape of my life by age 30, and I reached it rather quickly. [...]

How did you first get started in the bodybuilding/fitness game? In 2008 I’d finally had enough of trying to workout and loose weight on my own, so I hired a personal trainer because at the age of 27 I should look amazing! After loosing 10lbs from changing me diet alone I wanted to compete in a Figure competition. Was there a defining moment that got you to start training at a whole different level? I’d have to say my defining [...]

How did you first get started in the bodybuilding/fitness game? My dad was in the Army so we moved a little bit while I was younger, but I have grown up and lived in Fort Worth, Texas for the past 22 years. I have a large extended family that lives in Georgia, but I am an only child, so it is just my parents and I in my immediate family here in Texas. My parents are still happily married after [...]