2016- NPC Miami Nationals - Heavyweight - 1st Place - IFBB PRO CARD
2016- NPC Mid Atlantic Grand Prix - Guest Poser
2016 - Pittsburgh Sports-line Channel 21 TV Show
2016- NPC Northern Americans - Physique - 8th Place Pro Qualifier
2016 - NPC USA Championships - Heavyweight - 2nd Place Pro Qualifier
2015 - NPC Miami Nationals - Heavyweight - 2nd Place Pro Qualifier
2015 - NPC IFFBB Northern Americans - Heavyweight - 1st Place Pro Qualifier
2015 - NPC IFBB Northern American's - Physique - 4th Place Pro Qualifier
2014 - NPC Great Lakes Championships - Guest Poser
2014 - NPC USA Championships - Heavyweight - 3rd Place Pro Qualifier
2014 - NPC Pittsburgh - Heavyweight - 2nd Place National Qualifier
2014 - NPC Perfect Posing DVD - Model for Female Bodybuilding Posing
2014 - Featured Female Bodybuilder Role - Mikes Hard Apple Ale Commercial
2013 - NPC Northern Americans - Heavyweight
2011 - Honored Guest Speaker at my 10 Year Class Reunion
2011 - NPC Bill Grant Classic - Heavyweight - 1st Place and Overall Winner
2011 - NPC Junior Nationals - Heavyweight - 5th Place
2011 - NPC Pittsburgh - Heavyweight - 2nd Place
2010 - NPC Pittsburgh - Heavyweight - 3rd Place
2008 - NPC Pittsburgh - Figure - 6th Place
2008 - NPC Upper Ohio Valley - Figure - 3rd Place
2007 - WNSO Fame World Tour - Figure
2007 - NPC Mid Atlantic Grand Prix - Figure - 2nd Place
2007 - NPC Pennsylvania Championships - Figure - 1st Place
The most important advice I like to tell everyone, is to make sure your eating every three hours to keep your metabolism high. Also to eat the right portions of food at each and every meal.!
For more information on what you should be eating, calories you should consume, and how much protein and carbs you should be intaking, contact me today!
There are three major rules to any fitness program : Eat -Sleep-Train!! The hardest part of them all is diet/nutrition. Most people are so dedicated and focused, but they put all the hard work into their workouts and not their food. You need both to see the results you are looking for. You need protein to build lean body mass, you need carbs for energy, you need veggies for vitamins and minerals, and of course you need healthy fats in your diet to be balanced. Water is also key - Most people walk around dehydrated and dont even know it. Your body talks to you everyday, but most people wont pick up on what it needs. Nutrition is by far the most important part!
Dont fall short on your program without it!
Remember Protein builds muscle and muscle burns fat!!
I train six days a week - One body part a day
I train heavy all the time - On season and Off
Lifting heavy keeps me motivated and focused, although i like to pick up intensity to switch things up a bit from time to time!
This helps to switch the routine up, and always remember to change exercises!! Your body will get used to the same routine which will cause you to hit a plateau for results!!
For more information on your personalized workouts and exersices routine, contact me today!
MY TYPICAL TRAINING WEEK
MONDAY - CHEST
TUESDAY - BACK
WEDNESDAY - LEGS
THURSDAY - SHOULDERS
FRIDAY - ARMS
SATURDAY - REST
SUNDAY - LEGS
I Grew up as a very active child, always running around finding something to do.
I got my first job at 16, and I remember coming home after work and going straight to my room (that my sis and i shared) and doing Tae bo at 10pm (while she was sleeping) and "before the homework" lol. I would even come home on breaks and go for a run since I lived so close! This is when my fitness addication truley began, I just loved how i felt after working out!
I was on the dance team in high school and enjoyed every minute of it, this was the only school program i ever got into though. Then after graduation i didn't know what career i really wanted pursue. Nothing seemed interesting to me at all.
My friend got me a job at a local gym working the front desk and I loved it!! I enjoyed the people, the atmosphere and really had so much fun it wasen't like work at all! I was a cardio freak then and didn't touch a weight and ate very little food. One day i was looking through the Oxygen Magazine and seen pictures from a competition. I instantly became addicated to the way these girls looked. I thought to myself one day i will do that, ill compete and had a dream of beoming pro, and possibly having the honor to step on the Olympia Stage! I also wanted to own my own gym and be a peresonal trainer. I finally found something i was interested in!
So, I was told to go see this local trainer Jeff Harlan, because he did contest prep. I did, but it didn't last long, he told me i needed to eat. Well with me being a cardio freak and read the articles i did, i thought he was crazy.. so i left lol ...
I then started training on my own in my basement for my first competition in 2006. I did my first figure competition in 2007 followed by two more - with tips ive read from magazines and the internet. Placing first at my first show, but still didn't look how i really wanted to look!
Then "seven" years later I ran into the trainer Jeff Harlan again, and i told him i was ready to do it!.... So May 2008 was my first real big show, with a much stricter diet and harder intense training. From then on my boyfriend (the trainer lol) and I have been together ever since.
I got a personal trainnig job with him after he helped me with my certification. Which then led into us owning our own gym. Accomplishing and living my dream, all except the Pro Card.
In 2010 I decided to make a switch to bodybuilding. I loved hitting the weights and i loved the feeling of lifting heavy. The crazy pumps and harder intense training was so addicating. I entered my first bodybuilding show in Pittsbrugh at Soliders and Sailer. I also took my 83 year old grandpap with me to compete. It was so rewarding to see his face light up when he held up his huge trophy and most inspirational plaque. That day changed his life forever, it brought a different person out of him, which i have never seen! Still to this day he pumps and stacks the weights at 89! He is my inspiration, and the healthiest he has ever been !
Bodybuilding has changed my life in so many ways, and i am here to inspire and help others reach their goals, that they might have thought was impossible!
I am living proof that anything can happen! Its how bad do you want it!
So after several shows and learning more about the diet and training - Im taking it up a notch and going all he way!!! My next Journey begins here!
Ive learned to not follow your dreams but to Chase them!
Please do the same !!!! You only live once!