Height: 5’5 1/4
Stage Weight: 120
Off Season: 135
How did you get started with bodybuilding the Fitness lifestyle?
My entire life I have been surrounded by the fitness and health industries. You could say fitness and health has run through my families blood since the early 50’s. My Grandfather was a professional baseball player for the Baltimore Orieles, formally known as the St. Louis, Cardinals. My Uncle is a retired Canadian basketball player for the Dundas, Ontario. He was also a member of the Canadian Olympic basketball team in 1976. He played for the DUKE Blue Devils in 1977 and 1978. More current professions in my immediate family include Registered Nurses, Nutritionists, Chiropractors, Chemists and my younger sister is a Junior Ranked Tennis Player in Sweden. You will be hearing and learning of her in the USA in the very near future as she comes to age to enter the pro-league. When I was younger I tried and played almost every sport. Athleticism and good genetics brought me a lot of recognition in middle and high school which led to Cheerleading, Swimming, Diving, Soccer and Tennis awards. I moved to NYC in 2006 to pursue a career in Fashion Advertising and Marketing. During my time in NYC I’ve met all sorts and types of people, but never felt closer to the fitness family I’ve acquired. The fitness community has brought me back to my roots of athleticism and a health consciousness lifestyle. I am a Meso-morph, I am lean and put on muscle easily, so when I started lifting I saw results quickly. That brought me some attention in the gym and I started to run with a circle of competitors and coaches who taught me how to bodybuild the “Arnold Way.” I caught the competing bug in 2015 and entered in my first show. In 2015 I did three shows and earned my Profession Card and won the Bikini Overall Title at the IFBB North Americans Championship.
Where does your motivation come from?
My motivation comes from several different avenues including internal and external.
This sport is very solo and takes a lot of mental strength. That being said a lot of my motivation must come within me. No one does the heavy lifting, conditioning training and cardio for me. You have to stay mentally motivated to put in the work. Recently, I had a nice conversation with Kai Green at Coliseum Gym, he told me if you can envision it you will become it. This is my vision, this is who I want to be, how I want to live and what I want to look like and for that I must have a vision, have goals and work towards them progressively.
I think my motivation and my support are inter-connected too. I say that because a lot of my support comes from athletes, coaches and teammates who motivate me every day. My coach is Omar Ventura, CEO of #TeamVentura, we are like family who give a daily dose of motivation to one another.
Working with Natural Body Inc Supplement Store has brought me a lot of motivation too. From weightloss stories to powerlifting competitions and everything in between our clients are so impressive. We are dedicated to helping them reach their goals offering excellent service and exclusive products.
Motivational videos, bodybuilding documentaries, and IG fitness accounts bring me a lot of motivation too. There is nothing better than viewing fitness and health material that get you pumped, excited, stimulated and emotionally moved.
I get a lot of motivation from others and in turn I want to motivate. I have a very unique look; I am tattooed and pierced with body modification. My look is not the bikini norm that we are all accustomed to see on the Pro-League Stage. I am looking to bring some diversity to the sport and motivate others to join the bodybuilding movement. I want to showcase that no matter what if you have a dream to go for it and not let any reservations hold you back.
What workout routine has worked best for you?
My workout routine consists of training one – three body parts a day. I lift five – six times a week and do cardio five times a week either fasted cardio or post work out depending on my work schedule.
Monday:Chest and calves
Tuesday: Hams and Glutes
Wednesday: Back and Biceps
Thursday: Shoulders, Traps, Triceps
Friday: Quads and Glutes
Saturday: Circuit training doing exercises of my choice
If you had to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?
Glute Kick Backs
What is your diet like?
During my cut I carb cycle. My macros are around 200g P, 65 – 150g C, and 30g-60 F
My go-to clean meal is 99% ground turkey, 1 cup broccoli and 1/2 jasmine rice.
When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?
I prefer normal cardio and my machine of choice is stairmaster or the jacobs ladder
What is your supplementation like?
I keep it real basic with supplementation.
- Fatburner: Lean Ph.D = Burns Fat, terminates appeite and cravings while giving me superior focus.
- BCAAs: Mansports Iso- Aminos = my favorite flavor is Sweet Delish (it tastes like swedish fish gummy candies)
- NUTRITOX: My source of vitamins and minerals with liver detox.
- Protein: Whey – Hydrolize Protein = keep it real clean and easy to digest
“I may not be the fasted or the smartest, but I WILL WORK THE HARDEST.”
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