Christine Hardy

Background

I wasn't always a trainer. In fact, in my former life, I was an attorney. I earned my Juris Doctorate in January 1997 and passed the bar exam a month later. I practiced law for 5 years until I decided that the profession was simply not for me.

As an attorney, I constantly felt an internal pull to keep searching for my place in life. I knew that I had much more to give and had to find the right avenue. That is when I put down my brief case and became a personal trainer through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) and really haven't looked back since.

I've been a bodybuilder for the past 14 years. I lifted my very first weight in 1991 and through the years kept right on learning, trying and growing. For me, bodybuilding reflects all of life. If you want to see results in the gym, then you must be: dedicated, consistent, willing to train hard and committed to eating clean.

That is the formula for success and it isn't easy! The same applies to life in general. To succeed, you must dedicate yourself to excellence and consistently work hard to achieve your desires. For me, bodybuilding sets the stage; it strengthens the body, clears the mind, and fortifies the spirit.

Bodybuilding and helping others are my two absolute passions in life. I feel very fortunate that I took the opportunity in this life to live my passion. Every day, I teach others how to live balanced, healthy, lives free of disease. My personal vision is see a world filled with healthy people who love and respect themselves. I am more than willing to do my part to help make that happen.

Occupation: Personal Trainer
Favorite Body Parts: Lats and Triceps
Favorite Exercises: Wide-Grip Lat Pulldowns, Overhead Dumbbell Extensions
Favorite Body Parts: Chest
Favorite Bodybuilder: Dave Draper

Height: 5 ' 8 "
Weight:
Off Season 156 lbs.,
Contest 140 lbs.
Years Bodybuilding: 12

Articles

  • The New Year... A Personal Trainer's Perspective!

    The New Year. A defining time. A chance for a new beginning. People resolve to quit smoking, get organized, take more time to enjoy family and friends and of course, one of the most common resolutions for the New Year, lose weight and get in shape.

  • Learn Commitment And What It Means To Go 'All In.'

    We do ourselves a great disservice when we blur the lines between intention and commitment. You see, an intention is a simply a thought. Learn what commitment truly is and why many fail.

  • The Measure Of Success: You Define What It Means

    Success - How do you describe it, define it, qualify it and capture it? As a concept, success is quite elusive; the meaning depending solely upon the individual defining it. Find out about this concept and how you fit ...

  • 10 No-Nonsense Nutrition Rules To Get You On The Right Track NOW!

    First things first, understand that even if you workout in a gym, no matter how hard you train, you simply cannot out-train a lousy diet. Here are ten great tips on getting on the right track to meet your fat loss goals!

  • My Teachers Are Sometimes My Clients!

    Every now and again, I will have the privilege of training people that inadvertently teach me a lesson or two about my own training, about myself, really...

  • ATTENTION LADIES: Don't Be Afraid To Pump Iron!

    I hear it all of the time in one form or another, I don't want to lift weights because I don't want big muscles or I just do aerobics and sit-ups because I don't want to look like a man. Learn the truth about these myths!

  • Just Tell Me What To Do To Get Results!

    Execute an exercise properly with excellent form and you will get results. Put aside your ego and do it right. You will not be disappointed. Get some great tips right here!

  • Holiday Tips - 7 Great Ways To Keep The Weight Off.

    On average, most people gain 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Get some great tips that will help maintain your weight!

  • A Bodybuilder's Struggle With Body-Image.

    When you confront your insecurities and enter a gym to tend to your physical being, I understand that you struggle internally with much more and I look on and applaud your courage and effort...