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SHEENA KOCHAN

Sheena Kochan Interviews with Status Fitness Magazine
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I grew up in a small town in Alberta and had a simple life growing up. I was competitive by nature so quickly fell in love with track and field. The challenge, discipline, and dedication were a driving force for me through my teenage years and transitioned to the fitness competition world, where I won my first Bikini show in 2014 and received my pro card with the WBFF. My passion for training and pushing myself continued after the birth of my son. The gym became an outlet for me as a new mom, even if it was only a short time every day. I enjoy learning and educating myself to be the healthiest I can be for not only myself but also for my family. I am a certified sports nutrition coach and in the process of starting my own little food prep company so I can help others reach their goals too.

Age:
38

Location:
Calgary, CA.

Occupation Details:
Mother & Nutrition Coach.

Fitness Goals:
To remain healthy and strong. Continue to learn and grow.

Training plan:
Resistance training with weights and bands: 5 days a week. Functional mobility, balance, and stability: 1 day a week.

Nutritional & Supplements:
Multivitamins, Greens, Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Digestive Enzymes, Magnesium, BCAA’s, Aloe Vera Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, and 3-4 Liters of water a day.

Transformation Story:
I needed a lifestyle change. A challenge. I had been working late nights and up early mornings. I was very tiny. I felt exhausted and weak. I started seeing all these fitness models everywhere online, they were so inspiring. Specifically, Annette Milbers and Heather Robertson. Having little to no experience with weight lifting, I knew I needed a trainer. I met with Paul Anthony in 2013. He asked me what my goals were. I looked him straight in the eye and very seriously said – Two things:

  1. I want my WBFF Pro Card.
  2. I want to look like Heather and Annette.

He laughed. (His loud infectious laugh) I laughed. We all laughed, and then we got to work. I continued working nights. I trained consistently with Paul. A year later, I stepped on the stage and won my Pro Card! And funny enough, Annette is now one of my closest friends.

Is weight loss more of a fitness issue or a health issue in your opinion and why?
Health issue. For the average person, being able to move and live through your typical day at a weight you are comfortable with means everything. Sustainable health means being able to maintain your healthy habits and weight with little work. Dropping weight in a healthy manner will keep the weight stay off. This helps your overall health at home, at work, and at play.

If you have 100 tokens in total and you could apply them to the following categories, how many would you apply to each?

  • Fitness level: 20
  • Health level:  80

Do you prefer to take and recommend all-natural (no sugar, no artificial colors/flavors/sweeteners) supplements or supplements with artificial flavors and sweeteners? And Why?
I’m open to either. Whatever tastes great, agrees with my body, and gives me the best results.

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 about this opportunity?
It would be an absolute honour to represent Status at such a prestigious event.

What separates Status from other Fitness Magazines?
Status covers so much of the Fitness Industry, from Competitions to Bodybuilders to MMA.

What would it mean to you to become the next Status Cover-Model?
It would be an honour. A dream come true.

If you meet Status Editor-in-Chief Rodney Jang, what question would you ask him?
Who was the most interesting athlete you’ve met?

Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by anyone who puts in the effort and work. Anyone who chooses to take that first step and just start. It doesn’t have to be the person lifting 400lbs. It can be the person who has never stepped foot in a gym before but is choosing to start now. Everyone deserves respect. Everyone deserves to be there.

Who do you wish to inspire?
Other Mothers. I want them to know it’s possible to get your body back after having a baby. It’s ok to wear a bikini. It’s ok to feel sexy. The constant judging and shaming that comes with motherhood need to end. Anything is possible if you work hard and commit to it.

6 things people would not know about you:

  • I’m a Graphic Designer.
  • I’m a Lash Artist.
  • I’m a homebody.
  • I love to cook and bake.
  • I love fishing.
  • I’m a country girl at heart.

Life goals:
Maintain a happy, healthy, balanced lifestyle. Be the best mother that I can be.

5 lessons you have learned:

  • Be kind.
  • Do not compare yourself to others.
  • Consistency is key.
  • Everything in moderation.
  • The number on the scale does not matter.

Music and Artist you listen to while training?
Country, Rock, House, Hip Hop.

5 most important attributes you see in a person?
Honesty, kindness, loyalty, integrity, respect.

Favorite Quotes:
“Progress over Perfection”

“Do what you can with what you have”.

Photographer: Cherie Cymbalisty

I am a content and talent manager of Status Fitness Magazine. If you are looking to share your story or get featured in Status, contact me.

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