Jenna Dorme

Name: Jenna Dorme
Birth Date: 05/09/1994
Birth Place: Pelham, NY
Current Residence: Mahopac, NY
Height & Weight: 5’6″ 125 lbs

1. What made you want to compete?
I have always been involved in team sports such as cheerleading, Cross Country, karate, and dance. But I never truly found confidence in myself. I wanted to find strength and independence in myself that all of those sports couldn’t do for me. I wanted to prove to myself that I could get up on stage, and feel confident, sexy, and beautiful.

2. What do you do to stay inspired?
I am constantly reaching out to my Brick House Bodies sisters. My team is a group of women who live a fit lifestyle, and support each other through competitions, races, photo shoots and other fitness goals. They remind me why I started this journey and keep me inspired. I also look at how far I have come. Before training with my coach, Tabitha Sierra, I was afraid to step foot in the weight room.

3. What shows have you already been in or plan to be in in the future?
I am competing in my first show at the WBFF Rhode Island Fitness and Fashion Weekend. 🙂

4. Who got you started?
The person who inspired me to start competing with the WBFF would definitely have to be Victoria Segrave. I met Victoria through an ex boyfriend, who was once her ex boyfriend before me. We had both shared similar struggles and found that exercising and living a healthy life was a great way to move forward. We went to high school together, and to see her conquer struggles and progress to eventually step on the WBFF stage was enough for me to be inspired. Not only did Victoria get on stage, but also she won her pro card. She is my hero and inspiration to become a strong willed, empowered woman through this journey. She introduced me to my Coach, Tabitha Sierra. Without Tabitha’s experience, education, and incredible positivity, I would not be the person I am today. Tabitha has so much belief in me and pushed me through every work out. Her consistent, heart felt, coaching style is more than comforting. She provided me with the tools, but it was up to me to use those tools to the best of my ability. She is the creator of a strong group of women who stand beside me in competing in the WBFF shows and I feel more than blessed to be involved with such group.

5. Who do you look to for help now?
Whenever I need help, the first person I look to is God. I know that God put me here for a purpose and I am constantly thankful for deciding to compete with the WBFF. Also, whenever I am feeling down or having difficulty with something, Kristin Griffin is always there with incredible advice. Kristin is a WBFF bikini competitor, and fellow Brick House Bodies Team mate. She is a strong, straightforward gal that is constantly giving her time to help the new athletes on the team. Kristin has woken up at 5 am, just to get to the gym to give me an extra “push” in my workouts. I am so thankful I was able to meet her and am able to reach out for help from her.

6. Where do you usually workout?
I usually work out at a local Gold’s Gym.

7. Do you use any suppliments? If so, what ones (brands, names, etc)
I use:
Catalyst BCAA’s by Advocare.
spark energy/mental focus by Advocare.
Coreplex multi vitamin by Advocare.
MHP 12 Hour release whey protein
GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil 1240

8. What are your most noticeable results?
My most noticeable results would have to be in my upper body. I have always had a hard time gaining muscle and my shoulders are my favorite aspect.

9. Has fitness changed your life? If so, how?
ABSOLUTELY!!! Fitness IS my life now! Theres no getting out of it! It is something that will never leave my side. Fitness has changed my outlook on my life, my food choices, my goals, etc. I never used to truly care about what I was consuming, and usually stuck to running on the tredmill. Now that I understand the human body, how to build muscle, and how to eat right, its enjoyable! I learned how MY body works. It’s a lifestyle that I will always keep with me and spread to my family. Being fit is such a beautiful feeling. It has lifted my spirits and given my life an abundance of positivity all around.

10. What personal fitness goals have you set for yourself?
My first goal is to step on stage at the WBFF Rhode Island show. That has been my dream for the past two years. To be on stage in front of the judges is a personal goal that I strive to reach. I eventually would like to build more muscle, in hopes to compete again! I hope to run a marathon and incorporate more hiking in my outdoor exercise. Progression is never ending, and I strive to be a better me each and every day I step into the gym.

11. Describe your diet.
I usually eat small meals through out the day to keep my body fueled. In those meals, I make sure I am getting a substantial amount of protein, carbs and vegetables. I prefer healthy fats and all-natural ingredients if I can. Clean eating is key! Everything in moderation.

12. What does your workout schedule look like?
I train 5 days a week with 2 off days. Off days are essential. Rest is just as important as being in the gym!

13. What do you do for a living?
I am currently a student studying Occupational Therapy. I intern at a hospital in between going to class and working three jobs in the restaurant business. I love to stay busy, it keeps me motivated, and able to maintain the value of a dollar and time management.

14. What are your personal non-fitness goals?
A personal goal of mine is to become an Occupational Therapist. I love helping people and it is so rewarding to watch a patient progress in recovery. I would like to progress in my self confidence and endure a positive lifestyle in hopes to finish school and eventually start my own practice!

15. Have you participated in any other sports?
I am a black belt in full contact, japanese style, karate.
I was a cross country runner.
I was a Varsity Cheerleader.
I danced the following styles:
pointe, tap, ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, and Hawaiian.

16. Here you can mention your family/thank you’s.
I would like to thank my Coach, Tabitha for…EVERYTHING!
I would like to thank my Mother for teaching me how to be a strong, independent woman and telling me to “keep my eye on the goal.”
I would like to thank Victoria Segrave for always having faith in me.
I would like to thank my Grandmother, who was always a strong, inspiring woman, and I know she would be proud of how far I’ve come.
I would like to thank God for creating me and directing me through struggles towards a beautiful journey.

17. Do you have any hobbies?
I enjoy Hatha Yoga, running, kickboxing, writing poetry, and hiking.

18. What are challenges that you face that may keep you from reaching your fitness goals?
I was involved in an ATV accident when I was younger and broke my shoulder, both wrists, and finger. It was hard to push through certain workouts that isolated those areas of pain. I learned to cope with them by using wrist wraps, massage therapy, and patience! I am blessed to say I still have my health and all limbs.

19. What obstacles have you overcome to be where you are?
One of my biggest obstacles was trusting the process. Watching my body change was a scary thing to do. I always wanted to plan out everything. I wanted to plan exactly how my body was going to look, but I had to let it be, work hard, eat clean, and trust the process of letting my body grow.

Another obstacle I have overcome was letting go of my beliefs for my health. I was Vegan and unfortunately had health issues because of it. Competition prep has taught me to overcome those obstacles and make my way back to a healthy lifestyle that was more suitable for me.

Lastly, an obstacle that I just recently overcome was letting my past interfere with my future. I had gone through unfortunate events with relationships, self hate, and just a negative attitude all around. I used to constantly put myself down. Through this journey, I was shoved out of my comfort zone and forced to understand that we should all love ourselves! Waking up every morning and having the motivation to workout, pose, eat healthy, go to work, go to school, etc. will not get done by not loving yourself and dwelling on the past. I overcame my fear of love. I love myself now and accept positivity into my life. 🙂