I met Erica at NPC Nationals last year and she's a very sweet, humble woman. She has a ton of potential and an incredible physique. Take a gander at Erica Davidson...
[ Q ] Name
A: Erica Nicole Davidson.
[ Q ] Reside in:
A: Roseville/Rocklin, California.
[ Q ] Wanted to be... growing up?
A: Actress, cosmetologist, singer (even though I can't sing).
[ Q ] How did you come to work with Kim Oddo?
A: My friend IFBB Figure Pro Rhonda Riley has always been there to help me during contest prep. She started training with him and I knew I couldn't do my own training for Nationals, so she referred me to him. The best decision I have made so far!
There is nothing wrong with hiring a nutritionist or a personal trainer that is skilled in the area of physique competition to assist you in your efforts. The extra support is also very helpful!
[ Q ] How's it been working with Kim for your contest prep?
A: Physically rough! LOL. But Kim is SO amazing and good at what he does.
[ Q ] How long have you been working with him?
A: Almost one year now.
[ Q ] Mentors or someone you look up to in the fitness industry:
A: Monica Brant is who I definitely look up to. Not only because she has THE BEST physique ever but also because she is very humble. She places consistently behind Jenny Lynn and she still keeps a smile on her face and doesn't show poor sportsmanship what so ever.
[ Q ] Who does your choreography?
A: The talented Jen Hendershott.
[ Q ] New routine planned for this year or tweaking the current one?
A: Well... taking a break from fitness and gonna give the figure stage a try.
[ Q ] Why the switch to figure?
A: For a few reasons I guess. Number one reason comes down to money. Fitness becomes very expensive when you consider paying a choreographer, gymnastics coach, routine music, an additional suit and a trainer it becomes very pricey!
We would also like to buy a house this year, and for me to be traveling to more competitions this year is pretty difficult financially.
With a busy life I was finding it very hard to find time for routine practice, gymnastics, cardio, lifting, etc. I was constantly frustrated and upset. I talked to Kim and we came to the conclusion that I give figure a shot this year and see where it takes me.
[ Q ] Number of years competing?
A: Going on my third year.
[ Q ] Competition history:
2002 Contra Costa Fitness - 2nd place
2002 California State Fitness Championships - 3rd place
2003 Contra Costa Fitness - 1st place
2003 Contra Costa Figure - 2nd place
2004 Fitness Nationals - 7th place
[ Q ] Next show:
A: Emerald Cup Figure.
[ Q ] Favorite body part to train:
[ Q ] Most stubborn body part to train:
A: Urgh, my darn legs!
[ Q ] Best Feature:
[ Q ] Couldn't live without:
A: Gum, cell phone, coffee and lip gloss.
[ Q ] How did you and your hubby meet?
A: At the gym, our friends introduced us.
[ Q ] What's the cheesiest pick up line someone has used?
A: Wow! Do you workout?
[ Q ] Are you a fan of Jessica Simpson's music and her hubby Nic?
Oh, you better believe I'm a fan of Nick's! :-)
[ Q ] Sponsors:
A: I would love to have a sponsor!
[ Q ] Web site:
[ Isaac: ] Good luck in your final weeks of prep for the Emerald Cup, Erica. I saw you on stage at Nationals and you looked great. I'm confident you'll do well in figure and wish you the best. Thanks for taking the time to share a bit about yourself with everyone here.