Name: Hannah Balogh
Age: 28 Height: 5'5"
Weight: 121 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 2
How did your fitness journey begin?
Now that I'm in my late 20s, I take care of my body in a completely different way. Instead of eating like a bird, I eat six balanced meals per day to keep me fueled and full. My hairstylist told me I should start competing in bikini, gave me the contact info for her coach, and I joined Team Energy. Having a coach plan my diet and workout routines completely changed my body. There's no way I could've made the changes I did without guidance from my coach.
What fitness regimen delivered the best results?
Everyone has different needs. For me, it's hard to keep size on, so I eat a lot and avoid cardio, except during boot camp class once per week.
How did your passion for fitness emerge?
I love challenges. When my friend said I should compete, I took her up on the idea and loved it.
What/Who motivates you to live a healthy lifestyle?
The discipline and goal setting motivates me. I've always been a goal-oriented woman. To be successful in this sport you have to have a plan of attack. Having my teammates and coach really helped me stay motivated and accountable.
Hannah is an active Canadian gal who enjoys hiking with her dogs, kayaking, and chilling at the beach. She also uses baking and gardening as a form of relaxation.
Where did you go for inspiration?
I always look at my inspiration boards in my home office. One is a whiteboard that I keep all my short-term goals on so they're in my face. I have a pin board beside the whiteboard that contains magazine clippings to constantly remind me what I work for.
What are your future fitness plans?
I'm not sure where fitness will take me, but I will always enjoy the journey. When I'm 70 years old, I'll still take my dogs for hikes.
What is the most important fitness tip?
Make every day count. Set goals and constantly challenge yourself. Pre-cook your food and listen to your coach or trainer.
Who is your favorite fitness competitor?
Amanda Latona is my favorite. She has a great personality and is hilarious.
How did Bodybuilding.com help you reach your goals?
When my brother Isaac showed me Bodybuilding.com, I became addicted. The site contains so much information, guidance, and supplements at a great price. I especially love the videos.
Hannah's Top 5 Gym Tracks
- "Hands" by The Ting Tings
- "Heads Will Roll" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- "Bad Girls" by M.I.A.
- "All Fired Up" by The Saturdays
- "Work" by Iggy Azalea
- SWFC 2012
- BC Provincials 2013