Brenda Armstrong CBBF Figure

How did you get interested in bodybuilding/working out?

I am lucky to have a very athletic family. My older sister and brother both make working out a daily part of their lives, so I picked it up from them. My sister showed me the benefits of women and weight training at the age of 16 by giving me my very first bodybuilding magazine. I've been hooked ever since!

What was your first show like, any interesting experiences?

My first show was only this past fall Nov 2004. It was the most remember able day of my life thus far. I will never forget the feeling. Throughout my prep I learned more about myself than I ever dreamt possible. Not only did I realize I love to be on stage and that I love to compete. I met many great friends in the process. But the most interesting experience for me was meeting my boyfriend in the pump-up room! We're currently preparing for our next show together and it's awesome!

What do you like and dislike about competing?

Competing is like the icing on the cake, the reward for a job well done. Standing there, being proud, knowing that you've done your homework, and you've achieved your goal. I love competing because I love the sport. I love to train, and the day I lifted my 1st dumbbell I knew I would compete. It's been a gut feeling for me.

What I dislike has to be the sacrifice of time with family and friends and the mood swings that sometimes are associated with the dieting.

What are your future goals in this industry?

Short terms goals right now are my current prep for a Fitness Model Competition/Figure Competition for April 30th, then May 14th I am competing in another Figure Competition where I hope to qualify for the Provincials in June. I am also working towards building up my portfolio and launching my website. My long term goal is to work my way up through the rankings to earn my pro card in the figure division and to have established myself as successful Fitness Model.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

Living, Loving, Laughing and Training!

Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?

I'd like to thank my family and friends for their unconditional love and support. As well as my coach (and friend) and his wife, Bob and Cindy Hopper for their guidance and support. And I want to thank my boyfriend, Matt, my special man with you by my side, life is that much sweeter! Thank you for your support and your love!

Competition History:

-Western Ontario Figure Competition (OPA) - Nov 2004, 4th Place Short Class

Brenda Armstrong

Date of Birth: October 25, 1979
Born/Grew up in: Witless Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Current Residence: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marital Status: Single
Height: 5'3
Weight: 120Lbs Contest
Current Occupation: Technical Sales Representative
Favorite Hobby: Training, Yoga, Spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends.
Best Bodypart: Shoulders
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter
Years Training: 7



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