Ellen Moriarty

Name: Ellen Moriarty
Birth Date: 10/22/1986
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Current Residence: North Reading, Ma

1. What made you want to compete?
After having great focus on running I wanted to switch it up and reach another fitness goal. I thought that competiting would be another accomplishment and keep me focused during working out knowing that I had something to work towards.

2. What do you do to stay inspired?
To stay inspired I switch up my workouts so I do not get bored and have a great support system at my gym. I am the 5am gym goer where I feel like I have a “gym family.” Having people that you see each day helps to keep you in check and going to the gym because if you miss, then friends will be asking where you were and guilt sets in very quickly! Also, reading fitness magazines always has inspiring stories and new workouts that always help to keep working out interesting.

3. What shows have you already been in or plan to be in in the future?
This is my first show and I already have plans to compete again in April!

4. Who got you started?
I have to give all credit to my trainer, Marjan Zaun to getting me started on this road to competing. I met her at a TRX studio, Yoga Sakti that I take classes at where she is an instructor and one day in class she quickly mentioned anyone who would be interested in a fitness competition to speak with her. I was looking for a new fitness goal and thought, here is my new goal! I have gained not only an amazing trainer who inspires me each day but a great friend. This woman proves that while having a career and family there is still time to stay healthy and fit.

6. Where do you usually workout?
I work out at the Boston Sports Clubs in Woburn, MA.

7. Do you use any suppliments? If so, what ones (brands, names, etc)
Isagenix-Vitamins and Protein

8. What are your most noticeable results?
My most noticeable results are my arms.

9. Has fitness changed your life? If so, how?
Fitness has changed my life and I love it. After high school, I joined a gym and started off slowly and now would consider myself a gym rat. Fitness is not only something that I know is good for the human body but makes me feel great and I have a true passion for it. Healthy habits

10. What personal fitness goals have you set for yourself?
I have set a few running goals for myself which I have accomplished; half marathon and full marathon. My next goal is to compete in more the fitness competitions and place. I have made a promise to myself that exercise and healthy eating is something that I will continue to practice throughout my life.

11. Describe your diet.
My diet consists of high protein, many green vegetables, egg whites, oatmeal, berries, and more protein!

12. What does your workout schedule look like?
Each day has a different focus- chest and tris, back and bis, legs, cardio just about every day, and abs. I have spent many hours in the gym, but hard work and determination will show everything in the end!

13. What do you do for a living?
I am an X-Ray Tech.

14. What are your personal non-fitness goals?
My personal non-fitness goals are to become a sucessful individual with a healthy family and children. I hope to further my education and get into either MRI or CT. I also hope to become a personal trainer and have a part time job doing what I truly love.

15. Have you participated in any other sports?
I participated in sports up until I graduated high school. I played field hockey, soccer, basketball, and softball.

16. Here you can mention your family/thank you’s.
I would like to thank my family for putting up with my strict diet during training and the amazing support that they have been to me, Mom, Dad, Fred I love you! Although a majority of my friends look at me like I’m nuts I know that they support me and with thier help I have been able to accomplish this goal, thank you!

18. What are challenges that you face that may keep you from reaching your fitness goals?
When training for the Boston Marathon, I was challenged with a stress fracture in my foot that sidelined me for that year. It was a mental obstacle that I took harder than I thought I ever would, but began working to strenghten and train to complete my goal which I did this past April.