In early 2002 I entered and won a Body Transformation contest in a national magazine, which is what started my career in fitness and bodybuilding. I then competed in my first natural bodybuilding figure competition, winning my class. Since then I have placed 3rd and 2nd respectively in my only two Australian titles.
I plan to continue competing for as long as I can; no matter how difficult it can be at times, I find the discipline of the sport immensely gratifying. In Australia, our Figure competitions include 5 mandatory poses, rather than just quarter turns.
Apart from keeping myself healthy and in shape, my other passion is helping other women (and men) meet their own physique transformation goals. Ideal Bodies Online has grown from my hobby and favorite pastime, to an amazingly successful business.
As the creator and owner of this business and web site, I witness truly amazing and inspiring transformations from clients all over the world on a regular basis - not just external transformations, but perhaps even more importantly, internal ones.
Every day I count my blessings for what is truly a remarkable opportunity to touch people's lives in a way that will help them live a healthier and happier life. Seeing my clients progress from tired, unhappy, overweight and often self-loathing people, to strong, healthy, confident and beautiful individuals (inside and out!), gives me tremendous satisfaction that I will be forever grateful. To know that I have touched and can touch my clients' lives in some small way is a remarkable feeling.
I also write a monthly Q&A column, and regular articles for Women's Fitness & Health magazine (Australian edition). Web site: www.idealbodiesonline.com.
Contest weight: 105 lbs; Off-Season 115 lbs Years Figure Competing: 4
Occupation: Online Personal Trainer
Best Body part: Back
Favorite Body part to Train: Shoulders
Favorite Exercises: DB Shoulder Press, Leg Press, Bench Press, DB Row
Favorite Supplements: EAS Myoplex Lite and Carb Sense, glutamine, creatine, Goliaths Sports Nutrition (Australian company)
Hobbies: My work, traveling, wine tasting, going out to dinner, my cat, reading and writing
Reluctant Body parts: Hamstrings, shoulders
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