NAME: Alli Evans
AGE: (ONLY IF YOU WISH TO REVEAL) 33
COMPETITION WEIGHT: (IF APPLICABLE) 129
OFF-SEASON WEIGHT: 140
DAY JOB: Pediatric ICU RN
FAVORITE SAYINGS: “Nothing tastes as good as FIT feels” &
“Without Challenge there is no change”
Q) WHAT POSSESSED YOU TO WANT TO COMPETE?
A) Always a competitive person throughout school yrs…After high school was in the gym 6 days a wk….saw a few girls preparing for shows (at that time it was bodybuilding and fitness). Started prepping for Fitness in 1999, started Adult gymnastics to keep up with the tumbling. Dislocated my elbow requiring surgery the following year…knew at that time I would never be “tumbling”. Moved to LA and heard about “figure” hired a trainer and decided to do it! Only planned on doing one show at Venice Beach just to be able to say I did it, and did it there!!! I was hooked after prejudging! Did some shows over the next few yrs….then came bikini!!!!!! Found Michele via Facebook…did my research on her, and the rest is history!! I love bikini!!!
Q) TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST TIME COMPETING…SUCH AS: HOW DID YOU FEEL ON STAGE? WHAT DID YOU EXPERIENCE LEADING UP TO THE SHOW OR WHILE YOU ACTUALLY COMPETED? THE BEST PART, THE WORST PART, ETC…
A) Like I said above it was just going to be one show on Muscle Beach in figure, but I was hooked….I had always been competitive, but also always on a ‘team”…this was the first time I was competing solo, let alone in a tiny bikini and heels, which was wayyyyy out of my comfort zone. Every time I’m about to go on stage I am excited, and nervous!! The first few times I was on stage I shook uncontrollably!
The best part about competing is being in the absolutely best shape you can be in, and getting on stage like that is a total rush!! The worst part is that it is Always a very long day!!!
Q) WHAT COMPETITION ARE YOU TRAINING FOR NOW?
A) I am moving to Vegas, so will be competing out there…but sticking with Michele as a coach!
Q) WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING FOR YOU TRAINING AS A COMPETITOR?
A) I was always in the gym, and always thought I was eating healthy…not until I started dieting to compete did I realized I wasn’t eating enough! The most challenging thing for me is my 12 hr night shift schedule, flipping your sleep schedule every week and fitting in the workouts while doing that. Especially as the show is getting close, my “long and short” days can be a bit confusing for me and my trainer…lol! Then there is the dehydrating process…I just make sure I am not scheduled to work during that time!
“When I’m not feeling a workout, I usually just suck it up and push through….then feel good about it when I’m walking out of the gym…………..My workouts, job, friends and family keeps me sane. Working with sick and dying chidren can really put my “so called stressful” life into perspective…what makes me insane in poor gym etiquette and childhood obesity (I know rather random).”
Q) WHAT IS YOUR BEST PHYSICAL ASSETS? WHAT MUSCLE(S)/BODY PARTS DO YOU ENJOY TRAINING THE MOST?
A) Best assets, if you ask my husband he’d say my butt and legs! I like my butt…and embrace the fact that I have one!! I also think a great asset is my blue eyes 🙂 Favorite body part to train used to be back and shoulders, but after learning the D’Angona butt routine, I would have to say legs and boootttayy!!!
“I made it on stage from being determined and disciplined! I wanted to challenge myself both physically and mentally to do something out of my comfort zone and the day I commit to a show…I have a one track mind!!! Bikini competitions are addicting and very fun!! Especially when you have a group of girls, your “Team” competing with you!”
Q) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE LIKE OUTSIDE OF THIS MADNESS?
A) I have a great group of friends, and a fabulous husband! My family is all back East, so we Skype and talk ALOT!! I absolutely love my job and coworkers. CHLA Pediatric ICU has been the best job I have ever had. Team work makes a very hectic and stressful environment run smoothly despite the critically ill children we are caring for. Honestly being able to say I have saved lives is very rewarding. I have given many first baths and many last baths. I leave my job and know I have made a difference in the lives of the patients and parents I care for and interact with!