Birth Date: 12/27/1991
Birth Place: Flushing
Current Residence: Mahopac
Height & Weight: 5’5″ 121 lb
1. What made you want to compete?
I developed a great deal of anxiety entering college. I saw a therapist and I began medication. I hated the way it made me feel. I began serious workouts and an overall life change in my diet. I haven’t had anxiety since. I Made the choice to compete when I saw how much your body can change and the limits you can push yourself to. I wanted to push myself to the stage and haven’t looked back since.
2. What do you do to stay inspired?
To stay inspired I look at all the incredible men and women who bust their butts every day in and out of the gym. There are so many working moms and dads, single parents.. People who can find a ton of reasons for excuses. But they don’t. They still make time for things they want. And they never take the easy way out. If they can do it, I should too.
3. What shows have you already been in or plan to be in in the future?
In April 2012 I competed in Musclemania New England. In November 2012 I will participate in New England Fitness Weekend.
4. Who got you started?
My boyfriend got me started with lifting. He made time in his day to go back to the gym with me to show me the proper ways to lift and workout.
5. Who do you look to for help now?
I look to my boyfriend to push me to the limit when i fall into a funk, when I don’t think I can. He knows I can. My trainer, WBFF Figure Pro, Tabitha Sierra has made a huge impact on my training. And my team, Brick House Bodies lifts me up, supports and modivates me every chance they can. My family also plays a huge part of my training experience. They love how happy I am and how hard I’m working.
6. Where do you usually workout?
My home club is New York Sports Club in Somers NY
7. Do you use any suppliments? If so, what ones (brands, names, etc)
The only supplements I take Is Optimum nutrition BCAA’s, Glutamine and Multi Vitamins. I’m also using Iso-100 protein as needed.
8. What are your most noticeable results?
I’ve seen a complete transformation with my whole body. Especially my abs and hamstrings.
9. Has fitness changed your life? If so, how?
Fitness has taken over my life! I made a life style change in my diet and have seen overall better health. Stronger nails, fuller hair, ect. I enjoy being an inspiration to people who have seen me go through this experience. I decided to become a personal trainer and a holistic health coach.
10. What personal fitness goals have you set for yourself?
Personally I really want to become a professional in the industry.
11. Describe your diet.
5 am- pre workout: protein shake
8 am- post workout: 5 egg whites, 1/4 c dry oats 1/2 c spinach
11 am- 5 oz Chicken, 2 oz sweet potato, 4 oz asparagus
2 pm- 5 oz chicken, 4 oz mixed veggies. 1 rice cake
5 pm- 5 oz Chicken, 4 oz mixed veggies, 10 almonds
8 pm- 5 oz Fish, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup asparagus
12. What does your workout schedule look like?
13. What do you do for a living?
I’m in school full time and an assistant to the programming manager at New York Sports Clubs.
14. What are your personal non-fitness goals?
To inspire others especially children with living a healthy life. I’d love to open my own training and health coaching business.
15. Have you participated in any other sports?
I played softball for 11 years and was a successful pitcher. I also danced for 8 years.
16. Here you can mention your family/thank you’s.
My whole family including my mom, dad, 2 brothers, aunt, uncle and grandparents have supported me this entire way and I couldn’t thank them enough. My boyfriend has drastically made changes to his life to make me feel comfortable and make me as successful as I can. And my childhood friends as well as my “gym family” have been nothing but encouraging and motivating.
17. Do you have any hobbies?
I love spending time with my family. I’m outdoors whenever possible-hiking, walking, snowboarding. I’m a big dog lover. And I absolutely love babysitting and all the families I work for!
18. What are challenges that you face that may keep you from reaching your fitness goals?
Balancing school and competing have been a struggle for me in the past. I put fitness before my school work and suffered for that. I have done my best to make a schedule so I can be successful in both this time around. However school is the most important thing at this point and if I can’t get it to balance ,competing will have to wait.
19. What obstacles have you overcome to be where you are?
A big obstance I’ve overcome is self doubt and lack of confidence. I don’t compare myself to others anymore. I’m happy who I am and there’s nothing better than that.