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EMMA CALLAGHAN
www.emmacallaghan.net

STATISTICS
Height: 5'9
Weight (specify off or on season):
On-season 140lbs Off-Season 157lbs
Biceps: 13"
Forearms: 11 1/2"
Quads: 23"
Calves: 15 1/2"

Bicep Curls: 32 lbs DB (single arm)
Tricep Pushdowns: 80 lbs
Dbell Rows: 50 lbs
Lat Pulldowns: 130lbs
Squats: 175lbs
Leg Press: 540lbs
Deadlift: 90lbs (plus the bar)
BenchPress: 120lbs
Incline Bench: 90lbs

Birthday/Age: June 01/ 1974

Where are 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 the world

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!

Athletic Background...

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 more......

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" for competing.

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 competitors.

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.