Born: May 26, 1977. Toronto, Canada
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!
EXPERIENCE WITH FAME:
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!
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
THURSDAY – OFF
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:
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