WBFF Pro Athlete
ISSA Strength and Conditioning Coach
Precision Nutrition Sports Nutrition Certification
Canadian Powerlifting Silver Medalist
Canadian Yoga Champion
Tulum Strength Club Co-Owner
Hometown: Tulum, Mexico
Height : 5’2″
Weight : 115lbs
Competition Class: Fitness Model
Have you been published in any magazines? If so, which?
Inside Fitness Magazine
Fit and Firm Magazine
Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in a sports oriented family and competed in basketball, volleyball, baseball, track and field and cross country running. I moved to Whistler to compete in snowboarding after graduating from University, and then in my thirties I dove into all things yoga, became a teacher, competed for many years in international competition, and I still practice and teach it.When I turned 40 I started focusing on bodybuilding and won several shows before settling on the WBFF and I still compete in their Pro shows at 47. Last year I added competitive powerlifting, and placed second at the Canadian championships. I’d like to return to the platform when I turn 49 and compete with an even better total.
Tell us your fitness story.
I started competing in fitness in my forties because I was fascinated by the practical science of using weights and nutrition to control the aging process.
What are your favourite exercises and areas to work out?
I love training all body parts, but I’m especially proud of my legs, and train them 2-3 times a week. I always work on my squat and deadlift technique, but I also do a ton of unilateral work to bring up weakness and really focus on mind-muscle connection.
Why do you choose Magnum?
Magnum products are very powerful and work almost immediately. I stick to the basics in my off season and then when I go into a cut I utilize many of Magnum’s thermogenic boosters to make the process easier and faster.
Favourite Magnum supplements and why?
My favourite Magnum Supplements are:
ROCKET SCIENCE: I always have a lot on my plate and it really helps me focus and stay in an upbeat mood.
QUATTRO: Hands-down Quattro. I honestly wouldn’t want to train without it. It makes dieting not seem like dieting when you can whip up a batch of Quattro cupcakes, Sweet Icing or Frozen Yogurt.
What are your goals for the future?
I’m working on a series of contest prep-friendly recipes, and building a YouTube channel focused on nutrition, bodybuilding and yoga for women.
What advice can you give to anyone that wants to take control of their health?
Persevere. Change can be slow sometimes, and you will always have challenges and set backs in life, so you’ve got to be prepared to do what needs to be done regardless of your emotional state. Discipline and perseverance are two traits that you need to develop if you want to be in this game for the long run.
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