Posted 01 March 2011 by Interview:

Tia Denise

How and when did you start training?

I became serious about my workouts In June of 2009 during my training for the Susan G. Colman 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk. Walking 20 miles a day for 3 straight days required lots of training walks. My inspiration kicker was the sweet, tears and stories, of the women and men who had lost a loved one to breast cancer. Women and Men even 3 times my age were out there beating the pavement and reaching their milestones. It was then that I decided to reach for my goals instead of just writing them down. I began to hit the weights and engage in the proper nutrition so that I may further my fitness career!

In regards to weight training, can you give us an overview of a typical week?

Monday- Core and Back
Tuesday- Arms and lower body
Wednesday- Core and Cardio
Thursday- Lower body and Back
Friday- Cardio and Arms
Saturday- Circuit Training
Sunday- Cardio (two sessions)

How much and what types of cardio do you do?

I engage in cardio at least three days per week, including one double session day. My cardio usually consist of plyometric hikes with a 12lbs vest, sprinting, and two mile runs.

What are the contents of your fridge?

I keep my fridge stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables, Greek yogurt, egg beaters, and ready-to-drink protein beverages. The freezer is always packed with frozen chicken breast, tilapia, blender fruits, and veggies.

What is your favorite healthy food?

Celery and carrots are my most favorite healthy foods.

Favorite cheat food?

My favorite cheat food would have to be my homemade buffalo chicken wings.

Who are your favourite figure competitors, athletes or fitness models?

Jamie Eason is my role model!! She is the prime example of how big things can come from small packages! She is not only beautiful and amazingly fit, but she has a very approachable intellectual side to her. I love reading her columns and her website is full of wonderful information that aid in my success. I can’t wait to meet her!

What is your best body part?

My core is my favorite feature of my body because I can now see my incubating ab work

…and your best body part in a man?

The chest…and if I may add, the forearms.

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

“I am what I am today because of the choices that I made yesterday.”

What 3 tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine, CutandJacked physique like yours?

  1. Sidestep negative energy.
  2. Make cardio fun and consistent.
  3. Become friends with the dumbbells.


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