I began my journey at the age of 15, and it’s been a rollercoaster of highs and lows, but each experience has been invaluable. I took the initiative to create a business centred around a balanced lifestyle—physically, mentally, and spiritually. I’ve always advocated for moderation, a principle that serves me well, especially now in my 40s.
In my younger years, I was laser-focused on building my brand and reputation, striving for perfection in every aspect. As I’ve matured, I’ve learned to be kinder to myself without compromising my standards. The challenge now lies in reconciling this newfound grace with the lingering desire to be “perfect.”
One of the most significant hardships I’ve faced was the dissolution of my partnership with my former manager, who nearly stripped me of everything, including my name. Rebuilding from scratch was daunting, but I reclaimed my content and my identity and started anew.
Now, at 40, I’m embracing a new chapter. I’m learning to let go of the need to meet everyone’s expectations and focusing on being authentically me. The journey still has its challenges, but they’re just bends in the road, opportunities for growth and new perspectives. I’m thrilled about the changes and eager to share my evolving journey. You never know whose life you might touch, inspire, or even transform.
Fort Lauderdale Florida (currently).
Part-Time Trainer/ Spokes model/Author/Public Speaker.
Share your unique training/coaching methods
I specialize in women-centric training that emphasizes long, lean, and toned physiques. My approach combines bodybuilding, plyometrics, low-steady-state cardio, sprints and HIIT. I also incorporate resistance bands in my weekly routines, which has been transformative for me.
My training regimen has evolved over the years. While I used to train 6-7 days a week, I’ve scaled back to 3-4 days to focus on quality over quantity. My upcoming program, designed by my NPC coach Terry Placker, will be more intensive to prepare for the upcoming Olympia event and other shoots. Even though, I am a coach I love to have someone helping me on the outside. Sometimes we need that kick fire!
My diet varies depending on whether I’m tracking macros or not. It includes lean proteins, vegetables, and complex carbs.
Examples, when not tracking:
- Breakfast–Coffee, Gluten-Free Oats, Half Grapefruit, Egg Whites.
- Snack–Protein powder with Water or Fruit i.e., Blueberry, Pineapple.
- Lunch–Lean Meat, vegetables, Jasmine Rice.
- Dinner–Lean Meat, vegetables
- Before Bed–Protein powder with Water
When Tracking: Latest Plan:
- 3 egg whites, 1/4 cup oats, 1 cup chopped fruit.
- Snack- 1 cup chopped pineapples.
- Lunch – 3 oz ground turkey or chicken,1 /2 cup any green veggies, 1/2 cup white rice
- Snack – One low-fat Greek, walnuts
- Dinner – 3 oz ground bison OR top sirloin steak – OR salmon,1 cup of green veggies,1 tbsp MCT oil.
My supplement stack includes BCAAs, Vitamin D3, Whey, Casein, Vitamin B12, and Glutamine.
Do you prefer to take and recommend all-natural (no sugar, no artificial colours/flavours/sweeteners) supplements or supplements with artificial flavours and sweeteners? And why?
I mostly opt for natural supplements, especially when it comes to sugar content. Much better for digestion.
Please describe the importance of mental health
Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being. I’ve personally battled depression and understand the importance of addressing it head-on. It’s essential to be proactive about mental health, especially in these challenging times. “Nothing changes unless you change. We must do the work.”
If you could ask Status Fitness Magazine Editor-in-Chief Rodney Jang any industry question, what would that be?
I’d love to know how Status Fitness Magazine has adapted to the digital age while maintaining its core values and influence in the industry. I would also say thank you Rodney for such an incredible opportunity to be a part of the prestigious Status Fitness Magazine family. And I thank you for forging on and keeping us interactive with the world. I’d also like to add to say to him to please bring that creator studio to Fort Lauderdale!!
Status Fitness Magazine runs model searches across North America including the largest one at the Arnold Classic for the Status cover. As part of the Status family, you will receive a special participation invite. How excited are you for this opportunity?
I’m incredibly excited and honoured to be part of the Status family and look forward to participating in the model searches.
What does the future hold?
I’m focusing on personal growth and exploring new opportunities, both personally and professionally. I would love to take my training skill set and bring it to other countries and get people feeling good and looking good from the inside out!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
The most valuable lesson I’ve learned is the importance of resilience, self-belief, and self-love.
What does success look like for you?
Success for me has evolved from industry recognition to a more holistic approach that includes personal well-being and the ability to inspire others