Height: 5ft 4"
Weight: 120 pounds
Favorite Bodypart: Glutes & Abs!
How did you get into fitness?
a strong gymnastic background and did cheerleading throughout high school
and at the University of Western Ontario Mustangs. During that time I had
seen a fitness competition on TV, and knew that in the future this was
something I would naturally gravitate towards. After completing my degree
and moving on to a different school, in a different degree, I decided to
just focus on school. Having a good time with friends for about 2 years, and
putting on a bit of weight I was getting the itch to compete again and be
more active. But I needed more of a reason to compete that just societies
pressure to stay slim.
friend had brought me Oxygen magazine and encouraged me to find out where a
competition would be held in my area. I did a lot of research on the sport,
but my choices were limited due to the area I lived in and email/websites
was just in their infancy. Most of the information I received was from
bodybuilders and having read Oxygen knew that their diet was just too
strict. I found a competition in my area, trained for it, made up a routine,
and dieted way too long but still managed to come out on top. There was only
myself and another girl in the show, but that set the foundation for all my
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
beginning I was doing a 3 day split twice a week with massive amounts of
cardio. It worked with my physique but the training was just to demanding to
keep up with for each show. As I learned more about my body and the way it
reacts to training, I now do a 4 day split with moderate amounts of cardio.
My cardio is mostly running and stepper training. I find them to be the best
to lean me out quickly before a show or a shoot.
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
Usually I follow 40% carbs, 40% protein, and 20% fats. During pre-contest
time I will cut back more on the carbs and increase my protein to help speed
up the leaning out process. It will look more like 50% protein, 30% carbs,
20% fat. I keep my fats the same to have energy during the later part of the
Why Do You Love Fitness?
to be in the spotlight. I am a ham in real life, always cracking jokes and
fooling around. I appreciate the discipline that is needed to compete in
fitness, the friends that I make--as we all can relate to each other, and
having a reason or a goal in the gym when I am there also helps to make all
the effort worthwhile.
What Are Your Future Fitness Plans?
a big show would be nice. The Fitness America Nationals would be an honor.
The Fitness Universe or perhaps the Fitness Canada. I have to say that I
have done quite well in fitness with magazine coverage and getting my face
out there without a major title. In the future I will try my hand at the
IFBB. A magazine cover is also my next big goal. So any of you magazine
editors out there...please get in contact with Sixpacknow.com if interested!
What One Tip Would You Give Other Fitness Competitors?
at the lowest level of competition for your first show. I have seen girls
come to the Nationals before even competing once. There are so many things
that go on when preparing for this type of show that you are not going to
get it right the first time no matter who you have as your
trainer/dietician. This will get you familiar with what goes on backstage on
the day of the show, and teach you the little things like what to eat on the
day of competition, how to deal with your nerves the day of (Does your tan
look good? Does your suit look OK? Etc.). These shows can help to get you
prepared for the larger more popular events.
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