BORN - 5 October, Sydney, Australia
MARITAL STATUS - Attached, to the most wonderful man!
COACH - Trained by Paul Haslam, whom I thank so much in helping me achieve my goals.
CLUB - City Gym, Sydney, Australia
HEIGHT - 168cms
OFF SEASON WEIGHT - Between 67-69 kgs
COMPETITION WEIGHT - Between 60-61 kgs
COMPETITIVE RECORD - Have only been competing for 1 year, my first competition in October 2004 where I claimed my first title; 2004 IFBB NSW Figure Tall Class Champion. Went on to place 2nd at the 2004 Australian Nationals. In May 2005, I won the IFBB Australasia Figure Tall Class which also qualified me for the 2005 Women’s Worlds in Spain.
WHY DID YOU START BODYBUILDING/FITNESS?
I was 15 years old when I started at the gym. Began with aerobic/ circuit classes but wanted to shape my body more so I was about 16 when I started weight-training, which has been a huge part of my life ever since. At 19, I relocated to the US where I became totally serious about my training, diet etc..It was suggested to me there that I should consider competing, so the seed was planted and I knew in my heart that one day when the time was right for me, that I would compete.
OTHER SPORTS BEFORE BODYBUILDING/FITNESS
Having an active childhood I was involved in many different sports, all at competition level. Swam from a very early age then competitively throughout my school years. Also played tennis, netball and dancing. But it was horse riding that was my greatest passion. Started competing at age 4 in pony club events, progressing to state level competitions in hacking and dressage.
FAVOURITE FOOD FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION
My very own chilli chicken and vegetable stir fry.
FAVOURITE FOOD AFTER COMPETITION
Protein Bar and Lollies
FAVOURITE AEROBIC ACTIVITY
Power walk/jog, especially outside along our beautiful beaches here in Sydney.
FAVOURITE NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTS
I use Musashi supplements (Australian manufactured). My favourites ;WPI (protein powder) in chocolate flavour and Tung Jen, a vitamin and mineral powder, both of which I use all year round.
IF YOU COULD ONLY DO ONE EXERCISE, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
I’d have to say chins, great execise.
Legs, especially my quads. Have had to minimize my training with them as they just like to grow!
MUSCLES THAT YOU LIKE EXERCISING
Well this may sound corny but honestly, I like training them all!! Maybe just a tiny bit more would be shoulders and back.
HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU TAKE DAILY
I basically stick to the same eating plan all year round and just adjust the portions as I’m preparing for a comp. Off season around 1800-2000 calories. By the last phase of my diet, approximately 1000 calories, but that can differ depending on how I’m looking.
Film – Angelina Jolie, great actress and admire her charity work.
Music – Celine Dion, respectful lady and the most beautiful voice.
IF YOU WON 1 MILLION $$$, WHAT WOULD YOU BUY?
Well before I bought anything I would give to charity, to help the starving people in our world.
I would buy for my family and I would spoil my man!
Then I would look at starting one of my long term goals, to have a personal training/fitness studio to help people of all ages achieve their individual health and fitness goals.
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE IN YOUR SPORT IF YOU COULD
PLEASE DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE
It’s all about food and time management! My day starts with food, followed by my cardio session. I then prepare all my meals for that day which I have every 3 hours. I tend to any personal work, photo shoots etc, before heading to the gym to train clients. I do 4 closing shifts at the gym per week, finishing at 10pm. This is the time I generally do my weight training and have fantastic work outs. I pretty much work 7 days a week with a weekend finance job and supplement work with my sponsor. As fitness is my passion I’m working with what I love doing and getting paid for it!!
PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT YOU DAILY TRAINING ROUTINE?
I like to train cardio in the morning and weights at night. I believe one of the key elements in training is “intensity”. For me, every training session is intense. My mentality is that every repetition must count with my mind having full concentration and focus on the muscle I am working.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU TRAIN IN A WEEK AND HOW LONG IS EACH WORKOUT?
Weight train 4 times per week, 1 body part per week. No longer than 40 minutes.
Cardio, average 5 times per week @ 40 minutes, power/walk/jog.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES WHEN YOU TRAIN FOR A COMPETITION AND IN OFF SEASON?
As I’m genetically quite muscular, I have to be careful that certain body parts don’t become too overpowering so in the off season I’ve had to stop isolating them in my training. My off season training is about maintaining the muscle I have and making any alterations that we think I need. Coming into a comp, we add more drop sets, supersets, and obviously the weight will decrease. My cardio increases and continues to increase depending on how I’m looking.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE DOING IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
My own training / competing and fitness related work is a huge part of my life that I totally love, but outside of that I enjoy spending time with my family,especially my nephews. Love to relax by reading a good book or just sitting by the ocean, listening to the sound of the waves.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE WOMAN BODYBUILDER/FITNESS ATHLETE?
Pro Figure athlete Monica Brant, for her fantastic physique and her dedication to the sport.
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS FOR 2006?
2006 is exciting for me. I’m moving to Denmark to be with my wonderful man. Once there, we will decide what competitions I may do. I will be featured in Australian Muscle-Mag in the upcoming month and will head back to New York for more photo shoots. Looking forward to living in Europe and being with my guy, so from here, the sky is the limit!
WHAT IS YOUR SPORT GOAL?
Always “to be the best that I can be”. My life is all about health and fitness, so from standing on stage to personal training , I will continue to give my 100%. As long as I have the hunger for it I will continue to compete, but it gives me the greatest satisfaction to help others achieve their fitness goals, so they to, can enjoy a happy and healthy life.