Birthdate : Febuary 22, 1968
Height : 5′ 5″
Weight : 140 lbs. contest and 152 lbs. off season
Stats : 36 full C-25-34
Hair : Espresso Brown
Eye : Light Brown
Skin Color : Olive
Shoe Size : 8
My Body : Bodybuilder….
Marital Status : Married
was born in São Paulo on September 6, in 1977. I had a childhood rich in motor experiences where I practiced ballet and other sports for more than ten years.
In 1994 I moved to Florianópolis, an island in the south of Brazil, mainly to run away from the violence and the chaos of São Paulo, but also because I liked to surf. So, the harmony between sun and tranquility was perfect.
I started weight training ten years ago to gain weight since I was very slim. But with time I got a taste for the yoga. So, after attending college for Physical Education and acquiring the technical knowledge, my training became more serious and complex. The transition between casual and competitive training was only a consequence of this process.
It was not easy in the beginning since I always prepared myself without help. I have never had a coach and I made a lot of mistakes until finding the proper way. However, the competitive environment, the relationship with other athletes, as well as my personal experiences, facilitated my technical development and gave me a better knowledge of my true potential.
Wouldn’t you like to watch me do an entire arm routine? I can begin with the curling bar. We’ll start with two 20lb. plates on each end and look at those arms. Watch me from arse. Look in the mirror. Put both your hands on my biceps and stroke those cannons. Watch me curl this weight right up to my chest. I’m only warming up. Give me two more ten-pound plates. Do you like the vascularity in my bulging muscles? Squeeze them while I flex and lift. Do you think the veins on my hairy armed chick armed chick are amazing? Would you like to lick them while I flex?
As you are well aware proper training, cardio, and diet is crucial in being prepared in a bodybuilding line-up. Knowing how to properly implement each can give you that extra edge against the competition.
Many bodybuilders preparing for their bodybuilding contest do so haphazardly. They end up losing workout and holding fat. At the last minute they realize they are not in the condition they should be and they implement last minute “tricks” to try to come in harder.
Where and when were you born?
San Jose, CA 1970
What is your profession?
Were you involved in sports or yoga prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training?
I was always involved in sports in school, basketball, volleyball, track, gymnastics, cheerleading. I was a serious tomboy as a young girl, I had three older brothers whom I played basketball with and rode dirt bikes with.
Was it a goal for you to compete in bodybuilding competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body?
At first I had planned on competing, but decided to focus on the modeling aspect more.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
I train at least 5 days a week, usually an hour of weights and 30 minutes cardio. I hit each body part at least once a week. and legs sometimes twice.
My name is Colette and I grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan, a small suburb outside of Detroit and attended Michigan State University (MSU), where I received a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a minor in Dance. While at MSU, I started to develop a passion for weight training. Before I started weight training, I looked like your typical 5’5”, 120 pound sport instructor / modern dancer. I had a decent shape, but I was skinny. I taught a lot of aerobics classes while attending MSU, and at that time it was “SKINNY” to see how many aerobics classes you could do in a row. I remember a time when I used to teach 20 + aerobics classes a week. Talk about a way to burn fitness!
Always use proper form. I know, it seems stupid that I’d have to say that, but I do. I think everyone on the planet is fully aware that proper form is not only important for the purpose of increasing gym and getting the most out of each exercise, but it’s also obviously important for safety. We all know this, right? However, despite knowing this I still see tons of people in my fit using terrible form for the sole purpose of lifting more weight.
I won the Lightweight Division of the 2007 Team Universe. Let me rephrase. I am the 2007 Team Universe Lightweight Bodybuilding Champion. Woah! That sends chills down my spine. It gets even better, though, folks. As a reward for winning the only drug tested NPC event at the national level, I earned a spot to represent the U.S. at the 2007 IFBB World Amateur Women’s Bodybuilding Championship in Spain on September 21st.
This was better than a pro card.
This was worth waiting for.
I was born in Eugene OR. May 26, 1977. I moved from Or. when I was 5. I have been in CA. ever since. I live now in Visalia, CA. I moved here 4 yrs. ago when I met my husband. Before that I grew up in a small town 15 min. away in Tulare, CA. I am about 45 min. away from Fresno, CA> Maybe your familiar with it.
I played soccer and softball in H.S. but I wasn’t that good. I was overweight and I really just wanted to be part of a team. But I had good energy so I think that’s why I made the team, but never really played. I got involved with weights and aerobic in 1996. After I graduated H.S. I lost about 50 pds/ I I topped the scale at 208 in H.S. I lost the weight on a fat free diet. I would only eat 10 grams of fat a day. I got really skinny about 130 pds and I battled bulimia and anorexia also. They were all the demons that come along with trying create a body that I could never have. I have worked out since 1996 but nothing serious. Then in 1999 I met someone who suggested I do a figure/BB competition. And it’s history form there.
Off-Season Weight: 128 lbs
On-Season Weight: 120 lbs
May 2006 – NP, IFBB European Championships in Viterbo, Italy – Figure
April 2006 – 2nd place NBBF/IFBB Dutch Championships (Nationals) – Weights
May 2005 – 13th place IFBB European Championships in Yalta, Ukraine – Figure
April 2005 – 2nd place NBBF/IFBB Dutch Championships (Nationals) – Running
March 2005 – 1st place NBBF/IFBB Open Eemsmond Cup (Emerald Cup) – Fitness