Sandy Grant IFBB Fitness Pro
How did you get interested in
It all started it high school when I took weight training and was on
the Dance/Drill Team and then it just continued on from there. I watched
the Fitness America & Aerobics competitions and read all the magazines
that featured the Bodybuilders and Fitness Athletes and I knew one day
I wanted to compete. So after high school I started working out regularly
to stay fit and healthy and then I decided that I really did want to
take it to the next level. My now husband, who also was my personal
trainer then, took me to my first Fitness Competition, the Emerald Cup,
April of 1999. So then 5 months later I competed in my first Fitness
Competition and was hooked from that point on.
What was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
I cant believe how fast it came and went. I had no clue what to expect
and just really went through the motions that day on stage, but it will
always be memorable. Oh yeah, I also pulled my left hamstring in the
splits during the middle of my routine. I finished my routine, but boy
did it hurt. Also, one week after my first show I was scheduled to compete
at the 1999 Ironman Fitness Show (Craig Productions), even though my
hamstring was injured. I couldn't fully practice my routine or train
my legs during the week of the show, but everything turned out great
anyway. I ended up winning the show!! That's a memorable show too
What do you like and dislike about competing?
I love the feeling being out there on stage performing, its an exhilarating
feeling. I think the dieting is the hardest part, I LOVE to eat!
What are your future goals in this industry?
Well, first of all I would love to make it in the top 3 of a Pro Fitness
Show in 2005 and then move up from there. Also, I would like to keep
inspiring others to live a healthy & fit lifestyle.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
I would love to have a family & my husband & I own a gym.
Please tell us something special about you that most people
I am a shy person and pretty much keep to myself, but when I get to
know you I cant shut up!
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
I have so many people, trainers, nutritionists, friends & family
to thank that have supported me and helped me to get where I am today.
But, most of all I thank my husband who trains with me at 4:30am every
morning & puts up with me during my dieting phases and my sister
who is my best friend and who is with me every step of the way while
preparing for my shows and most importantly, I thank our Lord who has
blessed me with my abilities and gives me the strength to go on everyday!
" Keep your Faith Muscles Strong".
-2004 IFBB GNC Show of Strength Fitness 13th
-2004 IFBB SW Pro Fitness 9th & recipient of the Horizon Award
-2004 IFBB New York Pro Fitness 15th
-2003 NPC USA National Fitness Championship 2nd Place Middle Class,
*IFBB Pro Qualified*
-2003 Emerald Cup Fitness 1st Place
-2002 Capitol City Body Building 1st Place Open Middle Weight Class
-2001 NPC Nationals Fitness Championship 12th Place Middle Class
-2001 NPC Nationals Team Universe Figure - 8th Place Middle Class
-2001 Emerald Cup Figure 1st in Class & Overall
-2001 Vancouver Naturals Figure 1st in Class & Overall
-2000 NPC USA National Fitness Championship - 20th Place Middle Class
-2000 Capitol City Fitness - 3rd Place
-2000 Emerald Cup Fitness - 7th Place
-2000 Vancouver Naturals Fitness - 4th Place
-1999 Ironman Fitness - 1st Place & Overall
-1999 Northwest Fitness - 2nd Place
Date of Birth: 8/23/75
Born/Grew up in: Born in Bellevue, WA, grew up
in Issaquah, WA
Current Residence: Seattle, WA
Marital Status: Married
Height: 5' 3/4"
Current Occupation: IFBB Fitness Pro & Full Time
Favorite Hobby: When I'm not training, I enjoy
spending time with my family, going to movies, enjoy outside activities
when its nice out.
Favorite Food: Dark Chocolate, crunchy food &
Favorite Music: Anything I can dance too
Best Bodypart: hmm... right now I would say my
Years Training: 10 years