Weight (specify off or on season):
On-season 140lbs Off-Season 157lbs
Forearms: 11 1/2"
Calves: 15 1/2"
Bicep Curls: 32 lbs DB (single arm)
Tricep Pushdowns: 80 lbs
Dbell Rows: 50 lbs
Lat Pulldowns: 130lbs
Leg Press: 540lbs
Deadlift: 90lbs (plus the bar)
Incline Bench: 90lbs
Birthday/Age: June 01/ 1974
you from/live?: Born in Nottingham, England and living in Vancouver, BC
Job/School Status: CPT
Hobbies / Interests: Competing in Figure, travelling to B&B's around
Favorite Movies/TV Shows/Music: "The Notebook", TV: Friends
and Fear Factor
I definitely spent my highscool years struggling with weight, to a point
where I wouldn't eat anything all day to try to lose a few pounds!
This athlete was an aspiring Ballerina.....until the practices started
interferring with my high school social life!
In 1998 I was diagnosed with bio-chemical depression. My GP who has known
me since I was 8 years advised exercise to increase my Seritonin and help
me rid of the depressewd feelings. He actually had me visit a personal
trainer (not a psychologist) and this was my first introduction to weight
training. I was 5'9 and weighed just over 100 lbs, I wouldn't eat and
slept all day so I didn't need to make any decisions. After a few visits
to the gym, a friendship started to grow between myself and the trainer.
I went from 100lbs to 135lbs of muscle in two years (taking into consideration
I started to eat again!) I never stopped visitng that trainer until one
day he told me that Personal Training would be something I would enjoy
and he would help me achieve a road of success if I had interest in learning
Well to this day he is still my mentor, I am successful with a Personal
Training business of my own and now a National Figure competitior with
a goal to achieve Pro statis! I have to admit I still have a few down
days but those are only the days I miss a workout!
Ever shock anybody with your strength or athleticism? I was walking
home from work and noticed two guys struggling with something they were
obviously moving from an apartment to a moving truck. As I got closer
I realized it was a very old refridgerator (very old and very heavy),
I approached them to ask if they needed any help.......I got the brush
off and as I did one of the guys lost his footing and almost lost the
fridge. I jumped in so he wouldn't get hurt and ended up carrying it (with
the help of the second guy) to the moving truck for him. I think I may
have bruised an ego.
What empowers/motivates you as an athlete?
I enjoy every moment at the gym, my grumpy moods ( I'm a Gemini) can change
in an instant with a little exercise! I'm happiest when I've had a fulfilling
day of accomplishments and the gym is an easy way to reach that feeling.
Who are your role models and why?:
Elaine Goodlad is someone I've followed from the amateur years of her
career, she works hard and comes in to every show with a beautiful physique.....she's
also originally from B.C. Elaine has written some great critiques of the
Pro shows in the last year and left the reader with a variety of "tips"
How do people react to your physique? I have to admit
I'm very shy in public. I don't like it when people stare, it makes me
uncomfortable. My everyday attire doesn't necessarily show my physique
for that particular reason. My family is proud of me, Dad makes a funny
comments when he's noticed I've put more muscle on! And the guys are always
interested in an Arm Wrestle!
What are your future goals in athletics and weight lifting?
My ultimate goal is a Pro Card in the Figure division, with no gymnastic
background I've never really been able to pull off a fabulous routine
and I strive for more muscle which isn't what the focus is for the Fitness
Have a personal motto or philosophy or rules you try to live by?
Always be positive and never say " I can't ", you can achieve
any goal you focus on and put your mind too.