Over 40 Amateur Of The Week: Falling In Love With Fitness

When fitness is your job and your hobby, it's an obsession. That's how Lisa likes it. She's constantly focused on her body and driven to help her clients!

Name: Lisa Cassidy
E-Mail: lisacassidy21@hotmail.com
BodySpace: lisa1
Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Age: 42  Height: 5'8"  Weight: 150 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 8

How did your fitness journey begin?

I was involved in as many sports as possible growing up. With four older brothers, I learned to survive and defend myself. They picked on me all the time. In high school, I played every sport offered. As the years went by, I got married, had a few kids, and didn't exercise much anymore. When the kids were older, I started to run.

In 2004, I started doing 5k's, then half marathons, and then a full marathon (the toughest thing I have ever done). At the time of my marathon, I started to lift weights. I really enjoyed lifting weights, so my focus changed.

I received muscle magazines at the time and liked how the girls looked. I wanted to look like them. In 2007, a friend wanted to compete in a figure show and convinced me to do it with her. I've been hooked since. Now, after doing four shows, I work out almost every day and love it.

How Did Your Passion for Fitness Emerge?

I have always been active. Fitness is what I do for a living as a personal trainer. Seeing results drives me to do better.

What/Who Motivated You?

Seeing results motivates me. Looking at pictures on Facebook, Bodybuilding.com, and in magazines motivates me to get better. No one individual motivates me; they all do.

Where Did You Go for Inspiration?

Watching figure shows pumped me up, looking on the internet for different workouts got me excited, and reading inspirational stories in magazines helped me focus.

What Are Your Future Fitness Plans?

Right now, I'm working to build more muscle and compete again.

What Is the Most Important Fitness Tip?

Find a personal trainer to help you build a program so you get the results you are looking for.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder/Fitness Athlete?

Kim Lyons was one of the first females that I looked up to when I started figure and fitness competitions. She was the person I wanted to look like.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

Bodybuilding.com provided tips, workout and diet programs, recipes, and other members for inspiration. If I needed any information about workouts or diets, Bodybuilding.com was where I looked first for the information I needed.

Lisa's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Beam Me Up" by Cazzette
  2. "Out Alive" by Kesha
  3. "Die Young" by Kesha
  4. "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera
  5. "Professional Griefers" by deadmau5