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WINNER -- 2004 FAME Canada Fitness Model EXPO
Karen has this to say...
Fitness has always been a part of my life. At a young age, I was put into every activity possible: ballet, jazz, gymnastics, basketball and volleyball. Throughout elementary school I was very much an introvert and although my academic achievements were evident, the only way I found to openly express my shy self was to be involved in sports.
Early on, I began to participate in long distance running events at school and this is where I discovered my first true athletic passion, track and field. This was extended into high school and finally university where I ran sprints for two years on the Varsity Track and Field team. This team was comprised of many elite champions within the Track and Field world. With former Olympic coaches/athletes teaching me the secrets to being a successful sprinter, I was able to condition my body to compete at a National level. Loving the sport so much, I continued to train seven days a week, but soon found the load to be too much with my major in Biological Sciences. I gave up the varsity team in order to concentrate more on school, and pursue my professional dreams.
I continued to work
out at the local community gym, where I found a silent pleasure in lifting
weights to define my already athletic physique. Now I was able to contour
and shape my muscles all on my own. An art so empowering, I was immediately
hooked. I eventually became a certified Fitness Instructor and Personal
Trainer and this was just the beginning...
That same year in
October, I entered the WNSO Winter Freeze Fitness Model Search where I
wanted to put my physique to the test and see exactly how I felt on stage
in front of a crowd. I placed 2nd overall out of 35 girls. Pleased with
my performance, I continued to train hard only this time, I studied more
about how food selections can change your physique along with weight training.
I then went on to compete in the Fitness Canada 2002 placing 15th overall,
3rd in the TSN series and 9th overall for physique.
Place -- FAME Canada Fitness & Model Expo (2004)
Share Magazine - Taking
Fitness to the Max -- 2004
Stay tuned...this fitness professional is going places!
request for Karen-Lisa Borders
Kevin Weaver Fitness Productions 14849 Horseshoe Trace, Wellington, FL 33414