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Lisa Hughes

Born: May 26, 1977. Toronto, Canada
Nickname: Hughesie
Height: 5' 8"
Competition Weight: 135 lbs
Off Season Weight: 145 lbs
Compete in (Past & Present): WNSO - Fitness Advanced Division

Interview by FAME

How did you get started in the fitness industry?
I have always been interested in health and wellness. I started my career as an esthetician, for the beauty aspect. I always felt that beauty comes from the inside out, so I incorporated personal training with my esthetics – so my clients can feel beautiful on the outside and the inside. I now work as a Talent Representative for The FAME Agency, in which I can utilize my past into one position.

What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment I would have to say is being a good aunt to my niece, Emma and my nephew, Duncan! When they were born, I was so worried that I wouldn’t know what to do, I had a fear of being a terrible aunt! But they taught me and still teach me how to be a good aunt, and I feel so grateful everyday to have that opportunity and be a part of their lives.

What are your long-term goals?
I would really like to write a book on fitness and wellness. It would include my esthetics background as well. Motivational speaking and seminars are something that I would love to do in the future.

How do you motivate yourself to stay in shape?
I do a lot to keep myself going. I still run my esthetics and personal training business, all on my own, as well as working at The FAME Agency. I am still competing so my days tend to be packed! I have to be extremely organized all the time! Plan my meals, plan my days, pack my food, and set aside time for friends, family and sleep. I have motivational quotes all over my home, and pics of fitness idols to remind myself of why I am doing all of this.

What tips would you give to someone who wanted to get into the fitness modeling (or fitness competition)?
Spend the time and money to get yourself a professional that can prep you! It is well worth it! And then only listen to that person and your body. When you decide to do something like this that includes a sport specific diet, I find there are tons of people that become experts on what you should and shouldn’t be doing. Don’t get caught up in it! Just thank them and smile!

I find that WNSO has the most organized shows. It runs as smoothly as possible, and the staff is always very helpful! I guess that’s why I wanted to work for FAME, it has been such a positive portion of my life, and working here keeps me motivated!

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This is a sample of what I do in contest prep:
MONDAY – Cardio and abs
TUESDAY – Routine practice and cardio
WEDNESDAY – Chest, Shoulders, Legs and Triceps and cardio
FRIDAY – Back, Legs, Biceps and Traps and cardio
SATURDAY – Routine and cardio
SUNDAY – Routine and cardio
In the off season, I do less cardio, and more gymnastics, breakdancing and hip-hop dancing.

I work with Troy Thompson of Dorian Yates Approved Canada. He makes my diets and assesses my physique. He makes bi-weekly changes, and closer to “show day” he makes weekly changes. Here is a sample of a diet that I have done:

MEAL 1 – 1 egg, 4 egg whites, 36g of oatmeal
MEAL 2 – Same as MEAL 1
MEAL 3 – 130g of chicken, 100g of yams
MEAL 4 – 130g of steak, handful of almonds/cashews
MEAL 5 – 130g of salmon, salad, handful of almonds/cashews
MEAL 6 – Pro-peptide shake with flax seed oil

Favourite Diet Food:
Tuna with curry spice on it!

Favourite Cheat Food:

World Natural Sports and FAME Fitness And Model Expo



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