April Jacobs IFBB Fitness Pro
How did you get interested in
My husband, when we started dating he was into bodybuilding
How was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
I bombed my first show. taking dead last.. Yes interesting enough the guest poser told me I should look into lipo suction, because without it I would not go anywhere in this sport.
What do you like and dislike about competing?
I love the sport, I am not to fond of the emotional side of it. It plays havic on a womens brain to see yourself at contest, and than to see yourself as just a healthy fit woman. It's like we can never be satisfied with anything but contest shap. Even though it is not realistic or healthy to try to maintain that look.
What are your future goals in this industry?
Now that I have my Pro card I want to use it to help me career wise.. I plan on competing but more importantly I want to build a career for myself.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
In ten years I want to see my oldest two children off to college, and look forward to having a career for myself, and enjoy life with my wonderful husband.
Please tell us something special about you that most people
That I come form a horrible background. My childhood was very, very
difficult, to say the least. Also that I have overcome allot of obstacles
to create my own destiny.
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
I want to thank mostly my husband and my children.. Marc Jacobs for supporting my dreams and being my partner in everything we do, as well as my best friend.. My oldest daughter Vanessa, 15 who has shown me in her own life that I did not do too bad at raising her. My middle daughter Veronica, 12 for bring joy and laughter, even during the roughest part of my diets. Also the youngest. Shayla, 5 who is a combination of all of us in our family.. She helps keep us all grounded. All of you competitors who have children.. Remember to let them know how proud you are of them and their support. because in this sport.. Our children put up with and tolerate a lot. So hats off to all the children of bodybuilders and fitness competitors.. A huge special thanks to all my friends who have supported me through the years.
-1997 Europa Armed Forces- last place
-1998 Metrolina Classic- 3rd
-1998 NC State Championships 3rd
-1999 NC State Championships 1st in Tall class Fitness and Overall
-1999 Southern States 2nd place in Tall class Fitness
-2001 Jr Nationals 5th place
-2003 NC State Championships 1st place in Tall Class Figure and Overall
-2003 Jr USA 3rd place in Fitness and 6th place in Figure
-2003 Nationals 6th place in Tall Class Fitness
-2005 Nationals 2nd place in Tall Class Fitness- earning my IFBB Pro
Date of Birth: 04-06-1973
Born/Grew up in: Born Erie, PA moved about once a year all over.
Current Residence: Charlotte, NC
Marital Status: Married to IFBB Pro Marc Jacobs
Weight: 145 off season, 130 contest
Current Occupation: Advertising and Promotions
Favorite Hobby: playing with my children at the park
Favorite Food: As silly as it sounds, salad with chick peas and ranch dressing
Favorite Music: I have no favorite, I love hip hop, top forties and 60's music
Best Bodypart: my quads, I always get complimented on how well my legs look at contest,
Years Training: 10 years
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