More than 1 year ago, Nicole B. came to me looking to lean out and maintain the muscle mass that she built up through her intense CrossFit training. In about 4 months this STRONG GIRL was posting new PRs, increased energy, leaned out immensely, and loved every single second of it!
I love working with clients like Nicole because she is an absolute terror with the weights and I have often referred to her as my resident Wonder Woman or She-Hulk because…simply put…she like to life heavy sh*t. With this kind of fire burning inside her, it was only natural that she wanted to pursue something that was itching in the back of her mind for quite some time – COMPETING! I just love hearing this.
This STRONG GIRL and I put together a strategy (Resistance Training, lots and lots and lots of food, and minimal cardio) to build up particular muscle groups to have her ready for Figure Category and I am so proud to say that with all of the work put in, Nicole made her debut finishing 3rd place in an extremely competitive class and (more importantly) qualifying her for the Provincial Championships. LOOK AT THIS TRANSFORMATION!!!
Taken from Nicole’s Facebook page she says, “Thanks to my amazing coach, Jennifer Van Barneveld, for believing in me when I first expressed interest in competing, and supporting me every step of the way. My STRONG GIRLS/STRONG ATHLETE TEAM was so awesome and supportive. It makes me so proud to be a part of it!”
With her first show now behind her, we are back in the war room strategizing her next show with an even more complete physique! Watch out for more of this gorgeous lady’s photos over the next few days.