Having grown up with both parents heavily into health & fitness, mum lifted weights & dad was a 3x boxing champion, I naturally followed suit.
Watching mum and dad in our home gym training as a very little girl I started boxing at the age of 5/6 and lifting weights from the age of 13, possibly younger.
My first sport I was champion in was athletics, winning the 100m sprint & long jump where I used to fly across the sand pit! Both events I set records for. During training for athletics we were encouraged to lift weights, which I loved with a passion, more than athletics itself.
After winning my last race with both mum & dad cheering me on, my mum fell extremely unwell and the worst thing in my life happened, I'd just turned 14 years old & my best friend, my world, my mum passed away. Suddenly athletics events didn't feel the same without my mum there, mum used to kiss a bit of paper with her lipstick on to give me luck every time I ran or jumped, I used to put this on my sock as a good luck charm, but I no longer had this & I found athletics extremely hard to focus on without crying while sprinting!
To help me through such a massively huge loss in my life I focussed my entire energy into lifting weights, I'd come home from school holding in all these emotions, straight into our home gym and cry so hard while lifting weights, sounds mad, but it helped,& it still helps me today. It was the release I needed.
Looking through dad's bodybuilding magazines at the age of 14, I always said to myself "I would love to look like her" I was looking at Lenda Murry...but I was so shy of my body, I knew I'd never be brave enough to step on stage half naked.
Then I met Don Styler. In my early 20s I began to train at his gym in Gosport and almost every day he would say "Hello my babe, you should enter my show", me being so shy I'd always giggle it off and say “I’m not brave enough”.
Then in 2008 I DID IT! I felt I needed to address my shyness of my body and JUST DO IT!...and it all began from the Don Styler Solent City Bodybuilding Championships 2008, winning this show I've not looked back, I was so shy of my body so I threw myself in at the deep end! I started competing with NABBA and then UKBFF and then on to IBFA.
My titles now include:
1st - 2008 Solent City
3rd - 2008 NABBA Britain
1st- 2009 NABBA South Britain
7th - 2009 NABBA Britain
1st - 2010 NABBA South Britain
1st - 2011 UKBFF South Britain
3rd - 2011 UKBFF Britain Finals
1st - 2013 UKBFF South Britain
1st - 2013 UKBFF Kent Classic
3rd - 2013 UKBFF British Finals
1st - 2015 IBFA South Britain
1st - 2015 IBFA OVERALL BRITISH BODYBUILDING CHAMPION!
Questions & Answers
Date of Birth24/10/1984
At what age did you start training?I started boxing at the age of 5/6 and lifting weights from the age of 13
When and What was your first competition?My first competition was the 2008 Solent City Bodybuilding championships I was so shy of my body so I threw myself in at the deep end!
Weight class?Heavy weight/women’s bodybuilding.
Best Competition results?6x South Britain Champion. Overall British Champion.
Off season weight?12 stone 7pounds
Competition Weight?10 stone 4lbs
Training schedule?Monday to Friday
What is your Nutrition plan?The usual exciting bodybuilder grub! With plenty of cheat meals with cake. Mmm!!
Favourite foods in prep mode?Cheesecake on cheat meal days
Least favourite foods in prep mode?Chicken! As I swear I sprout a few feathers and lay some eggs with the amount I consume lol!
Favourite dirty or refeed meal?Fish n Chips from the chippy!
Favourite food out of seasonEVERYTHING! If it’s edible, I will eat it LOL but my most favourite has to be Fish n Chips from the chippy, or Indian...or Chinese....Japanese too. Lol
Time 4 Nutrition supplement you find most effective for trainingTIME 4 BURN!! , Love the way it heats me up & gives me that extra energy during my training sessions.
Are there any superstitious habits you have before going on stage?Hmm, yes, one, I always wear my mothers lipstick as a “good luck” kiss from her. Before my mum passed away, mum used to kiss a bit of paper before my athletics events, I’d put it in my sock so I had her with me running up the track, I used to win every race! So now I use mums lipstick to kiss my lips for good luck from her while I am on stage.
What methods do you use to take off the last bit of weight to make your weight limit?Water loading...then practically living in the bathroom, I just gather my feeds into the bathroom and camp out on the toilet lol
What Gym do you train out of?Anytime Fitness Bicester
Who is your inspiration?My mother
Who do you think is the greatest and most influential bodybuilder/fitness athlete in history?Lenda Murray
What are your future goals in your bodybuilding/fitness career?•To naturally maintain the muscle I have.
•Keep my body fat levels under control using only THE BEST products on the market - TIME 4 NUTRITION
•Aiming to possibly enter natural bodybuilding shows in the future. With the help of TIME 4 NUTRITION supplements I have no doubt I will be winning these shows too.