Born: 21st February 1964, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Marital status: Married
Coach/Mentor: Frank Boulgaris
Club: Compete for NABBA NZ Bodybuilding Federation
Height: 158 cm
Off-season weight: between 51 – 52 kg
Competition weight: between 48 – 49 kg
I have been competing since 2005 (started at age 41).
I compete in 7 to 10 NZ Regional/National Competitions
and 1 – 2 International Competitions per competition season.
One of my biggest years has been 2012 where I competed in 13 competitions,
this included 2 overseas International Championships and winning 8 overall figure titles in NZ .
I have won numerous NZ Regional Championships
Open Figure 1st place wins and overall figure titles over the years.
International Competitive Record:
2007 INBA Natural Olympia, Thessaloniki, Greece -
Physique (Equivalent to NABBA Figure) Class: 4th place
2010 NABBA Asia Pacific Championships, Rarotonga - Figure Class: 2nd Place
2010 NAC Universe, Hamburg, Germany – Figure Class: 7th
2011 Phil-Asia Championships, Cebu, Philippines – Figure Class: 3rd
2012 Phil-Asia Championships, Ceub, Philippines – Figure Class: 2nd
2012 NAC Universe, Hamburg, Germany – Figure Class: 8th
Why did you start bodybuilding ?
I have always kept fit and so when my youngest child was 3 years old
(I have three children) I started training at a local gym and enjoyed it.
I was training 5 days a week and the manager asked why don’t I compete in a bodybuilding show!
I went to watch the NABBA Auckland Championships that year
and as soon as the figure class stepped out on stage I knew that was what my goal was...
to compete with those ladies.
Three months later I competed in my first show
and have never looked back as I love everything about the sport.
Other sports before bodybuilding?
I never played or participated in any competitive sports prior to bodybuilding.
I have always just kept active with walking and swimming and also rode horses for years.
Favourite food for weight reduction:
I love egg whites, you can do so much with them when you are cutting for competitions
and I have them 5 days a week.
I am ambassador for a NZ Company Zeagold Eggs
and their product of Egg Whites sold in supermarkets both in NZ and Australia.
Favourite food after competition:
It has to be muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt –
love the smooth, fresh fruit taste and crunch of the muesli!
Favourite aerobic activity:
I get bored with cardio quickly so I perform cardiovascular HIIT circuit training:
treadmill, lunges, squats, rowing any activity that gets my heart rate up.
I usually perform the exercise for 7 – 15 minutes
and then move onto the next one for about 45 to 60 minutes in total.
Favourite nutrition supplements:
All the oils, coconut, flax seed and fish oil from Go Healthy NZ who have been my major sponsor since 2010.
I also make use of their full range of health products.
Also love using the Cytosport products, Whey Protein powder, Muscle Milk, Monster Pump and Monster Aminos
If you could only do one exercise, which on would you choose?
Deadlifts!!! Love them Smile
I would say back and chest.
I love pulling and pushing heavy!
Muscles that you like exercising:
All of them but I do especially enjoy training legs!
How many calories do you take daily?
It varies depending on the phase I am in with training
but generally building season 2,600 - 3,000 and competition season 1,100 - 1,200
It has to be Mike Mentzer and his philosophy on high intensity training.
I love all his training methods.
Marathon training sessions are just not for me I like to get in go hard and rest to grow!
If you won 1 million $$$, what would you buy?
I would buy a bigger house for our family of 5 and a new car!
Other than that I have no idea... never had a lot of money to ever think of anything
I need and feel I already have everything I want.
What would you change in sport if you could?
It there was just one thing I could change it would be the perspective of the general public!
Due to their ignorance of what is involved in the sport it is judged harshly.
Bodybuilders are a very special breed of people both physically and mentally!
There is no other sport that is so far out of the normal...
What do you like doing in your spare time?
Spending fun time relaxing with my husband
and kids and I also enjoy taking time out to be by myself.
Who is your favourite woman bodybuilder?
I admire all the first lady bodybuilders to name a couple Rachel McLish and Cory Everson
who started paving the way for all females to be accepted in a predominantly male sport!
We owe a lot to these women who set the standard so high.
What is your sport goal?
My ultimate goal is to keep improving my body
and compete in more overseas competitions.
I want to be more competitive.
Please describe a typical day in your life?
Usually an early start training clients
and then home to check my children get off to school okay.
Then if it is training day, it is off to weight train with my training partner.
We normally train for 45 – 50 minutes or if it is a rest day I spend time either cooking my food
in advance or working in my home office or doing errands.
At 4 pm I go to work as a personal caregiver for a close friend who has Multiple Sclerosis,
back home at 5.30 pm to cook for the kids
and then off to the gym to train my daughter and more clients,
finishing with 45 mins cardio for me.
Please tell me something about your daily training routine?
The splits vary and change frequently. I train hard and heavy.
Chest and shoulders, back and arms and lower body is one of my favourites.
Reps vary depending on the building phase or if there is a competition coming up usually
it is 6 – 8 or 8 – 10 reps for upper body and 10 – 12,15,20 for the lower.
I always work to at least 2 – 3 negatives to finish on.
How often do you train in a week ?
Currently I weight train 3 days a week and cardio 30 - 45 minutes 5 days a week.
What are the main differences when you train for a competition and in off season?
Not a lot of difference. Just the week of the competition I will not do legs and I tend to use more isolating exercises and lower reps.
What are your future plans for 2012/2013?
I have put my future plans in place now,
the rest of 2012 I am working hard to put more muscle on
and in 2013 competition season I intend to compete in another overseas competition
and be even more competitive. Simply... I want to improve Smile