My passion for fitness started at an early age. I was always active, and tried several different sports. By the time I reached high school, I had narrowed them down to track and field, swimming and speedskating. I enjoyed being competitive, and working hard to achieve my goals. After high school, I attended community college, then joined the Marine Corps. It was there that I was re-introduced to weight training. As military police, I always wanted to be stronger and faster, and thought that lifting weights would be a great way to accomplish that! A few fellow Marines taught me the basics of weight training. I was hungry for knowledge, and I ended up as a personal trainer at a local gym. A fellow trainer invited me to a local NPC competition, where I first fell in love with “figure”. I was in awe of the beautiful, muscular, lean physiques on that stage.
I made it a goal of mine to compete! As I embarked on training and dieting for my first show, I had no idea that it would go past getting on stage once. I started training in the basement of my apartment building, and doing cardio outside. I poured through magazines, such as Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness, as well as websites like Bodybuilding.com, to find inspiration and motivation. I even cut out pictures of all of my favorite competitors, and glued them onto pages of my food journal!
My first competition was full of mixed emotions for me. I looked at my friend Amber, who came to help with my hair and makeup, and wanted to leave, after I saw the other competitors. I didn’t think I belonged there. She made me stay, and I ended up winning my height class of nine. What a feeling, I LOVED being on stage. I was hooked!
I have been competing since 2006, and have grown and changed not only as a competitor, but as a person! Competing really showed me what I was made of, and gave me a confidence that helped me in other areas in my life. I have worked with a few different trainers along the way, and each of them has helped me immensely. I enjoy the discipline and drive that it takes to live a healthy lifestyle, and try to be a positive, healthy, fun, fit role model for other women.
I worked with Shawn Myzska of www.explosiveedgeathletics.com, for over three years. We have really made some good improvements to my physique over the years, and I am thankful to have such a motivating, inspiring, caring individual whom I trust, to bring me into my contests in peak condition. Shawn has always had my best interest at heart, and I thoroughly have enjoyed working with him! He has not only been a trainer and coach to me, but a mentor, someone who I respect and look to for guidance, as well as a friend.
I have a wonderful support network in my life. My parents have never been anything short of incredibly supportive, and encourage me to follow my dreams! I have a super group of friends, many of which compete as well, and some that I consider as close as family! I am incredibly thankful for all of my blessings!
Join me, as I continue to pursue my passion for fitness and make my mark in the fitness industry, with my latest venture, Perfectly Prepared LLC!!! I created this company to help first time Bikini and Figure competitors be “Perfectly Prepared” for their first competition, by covering all of the details! I also offer Nutrition, Image, and Fitness Model Consultations, support and networking services.Professional Presentation classes are also offered to competitors as well as women just looking to learn how to strut their stuff!!! So, please check out my “Services Offerings” page as well as our Facebook page!!
In Health & Fitness,
2010 Fitness Universe, 14th Place Open Figure Tall Class, 13th Place Open Bikini Tall Class
2010 Fitness America Great North Championships, 3rd Place Open Figure, Bikini Tall Class Champion
2010 Fitness Atlantic, 8th Place Figure Tall Class, 13th Place Bikini Tall Class
2009 NPC Jr. Nationals, tied for 13th place, Figure Class “F”
2009 NPC Jr. USA’s, 12th place, Figure Class “F”
2009 NPC Wisconsin State Championships Figure Tall Class Champion
2008 NPC North Star, 5th Place Figure Class “F”
2008 NPC Midwest Muscle Classic, Figure Tall Class Winner and Overall Figure Champion
2007 NANBF Natural USA’s, 3rd Place Figure Medium Class
2007 NANBF Mr/Ms Natural Minnesota Invitational Figure Tall Class Champion
2006 NPC Mr/Ms Minnesota, 5th Place Figure Tall Class
2006 NANBF Mr/Ms Natural Minnesota Invitational Figure Tall Class Champion
Perfectly Prepared Client Competition History:
Amanda Norcross ~ 2010 NANBF Mr/Ms Minnesota Invitational Figure Beginner Tall Class
Tarah Andrews ~ 2011 Fitness America Great North Bikini Tall Class CHAMPION
Sienna Bahlmann ~ 2011 NANBF Mr/Ms Minnesota Invitational Open Figure Tall Class CHAMPION and 2nd Place overall. PRO Card Winner. Fitness America Championships, 6th Place Open Figure Tall Class.
Gina Batcheller ~ 2011 NPC Minnesota State Championships, 3rd place Bikini B Class
Jessica Liebrenz ~ 2011 NPC Minnesota State Championships, 7th Place Bikini B Class
Andrea White ~ 2011 NANBF Northern States Natural Classic, 2nd Place Open Bikini
Tammy Wylie ~ 2011 NANBF Northern States Natural Classic, 4th Place Open Bikini
Kim Kitchen ~ 2011 NANBF Northern States Natural Classic, 4th Place Beginner Figure
Bethany Nelson ~ 2011 Fitness America Championships, 8th Place, Open Fitness, 6th Place Open Figure Short.
NPC Gopher State Classic
Carol Kramer Smorch, 5th Place Master’s 45+ Figure
Mary Sailors, 2nd Place Master’s 35+ Figure
Melissa Connelly, 5th Place Master’s 30 + Bikini
Annie Wylie, 2nd Place Figure Class B
Rachel Morrissey, 3rd Place Figure Class D