Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 135lbs. (off season), 127lbs. competition weight
WEBSITES: www.twitter.com/brookemora, www.facebook.com/BrookeMoraIFBBPro
Training since Oct. 2009
“Stay focused, dedicated, and determined!” ~Brooke Mora 😉
Q. How has living healthy, or dieting, or fitness changed your lifestyle?
A. It has completely changed my life for the better. It has removed all negative influences that were present in my life and has allowed me to see a very positive and promising future for myself.
Q. Did you have a major event occur or reach a breaking point to make you totally want to change your lifestyle, fitness or otherwise?
A. Well as most of us women know relationships good and bad make a huge impact on our lives. There was a point in my life where I became sick and tired of being sick and tired. I reached deep down into myself and simply made changes. I stayed focused, dedicated and determined to change. With those changes came opportunity and now I’ve found a life style that I am very passionate about.
Q. What’s the hardest thing for you about training, competing, &/or dieting?
A. Not having enough time in the day and keeping my energy levels up. I work full-time Monday-Friday, so it’s imperative that I schedule my time well. When I’m doing split card days, I’m up at about 630am at the gym by 7am for 30-45mins of cardio, at work by 930am and then back at the gym at 7pm until about 930pm. Ya, not much time for anything else. I get all my cooking done on the weekends for the week, thats the only way to be prepared and have my food readily available.
Q. Do you participate in any classes or sports besides weight training? If so, what?
A. I try to do yoga once or twice a week. Stretching is so important and I love the tranquility and mentally clarity that yoga brings. In the off season I usually join friends and participate in triathlons or 5k runs as well.
Q: What is your favorite workout?
A: My fav??? Well I’ve made my least favorite into my favorite. Lunge kick-ups on the smith machine & donkey kickback machine have recently become my favorites because they have transformed my lower body. But they are still the toughest workouts for me.
Q. What modeling work, photo shoots, fitness competitions &/or sporting competitions, if any, have you participated in or prepared for and what were the results?
A. Excalibur NPC – Dec 2009 – 5th place Class C
Muscle Contest NPC March 2010 – Overall Bikini Winner
USA’s NPC – July 2010 – 1st Class F – Earned Pro Card
Tournament of Champions IFBB Bikini – September 11, 2010 – 2nd place – Olympia qualified
The Bikini Olympia Sept 2010
Muscle & Fitness Dec 2010 – Hot bod spread – John Russo
Muscle & Fitness HERs – 2010 issues
Labrada 2010 Campaign – Jason Ellis
Versa Gripp Campaign
John Russo http://www.johnrussophoto.com/
Marc Royce http://www.marcroyce.com
Q. Where do you learn most of your information regarding fitness, training, & healthy eating habits?
A. The concept of weighing food and exercising wasn’t foreign to me. I grew up watching my mom weigh her food when I was younger and she taught me the importance of portion control. I was involved in athletics from a young age and have always educated myself about health and nutrition. I was a pretty active gym goer, trained for triathlons and ran quite a bit, but it wasn’t until I started training for competition with Michele D’Angona did I really learn about how to eat clean and what foods get the results I was always looking for to transformed my body.
Q. What is one thing you’d like to accomplish in the next 2 years (fitness or other)?
A. Well I have at least 2 things I’d like to accomplish 1. Finish 1st in an IFBB bikini competition and 2. Make the cover of Muscle & Fitness Hers.
Q. What is one of the biggest sacrifices you’ve made, and was it worth it?
A. I won’t call what I gave up sacrifices; they were distractions keeping me from reaching my goals and dreams. Yes, it was definitely worth it and don’t mess them at all.
Q. When staying healthy & fit can become so consuming, how do you balance the rest of your life, social, work, family, etc.?
A. It’s important to keep a balanced life. The way I keep things balanced, is always make time for family and loved ones…they come first. Then prioritize the rest. If I’m training for competition that is my priority,
Q. What is that one body part that you just can’t seem to make look like you want?
A. Well I’m a work in progress still…always trying to improve my whole body. When it comes time to step out on the stage I’m pretty happy with the work that I’ve done. But there is always room for improvement.
Q. For someone who is new to the fitness & health world, what piece of advice or information would you give them before they get started on this new venture?
A. Take one day at a time or better yet take one meal at a time, one workout at a time. Focus on the present. Don’t ever say you can’t do it! You can! Can’t is just another way of saying you won’t.
QUOTES THAT KEEP BROOKE GOING….
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” – A. Maslow