Cath is a very successful personal trainer in Napier at The Arena Gym in Pettigrew and has competed herself many times. Until she makes her comeback she is training females for competition and for all aspects of fitness.
I’ve been seeing Jo Stewart for my pre/post competition nutritional advice since May 2006.
I saw her website advertised in a fitness magazine along with her photos and thought “she looks amazing…I need to contact this lady!” A couple of months later I hit the Stewart household for a “Muscle Weekend” a fantastic way for all competitors to kick start their goals for the year and I’d recommend it to anyone. (Book in a massage on Monday though cause those muscles are sore afterwards!)
The great thing about Jo is everything she advises just “makes sense”. I trust her 100% and know she’d never risk my health just to get me on stage – she makes sure all her diets are as safe and manageable as possible so I have heaps of energy for hard training.
People have asked me what are the things I’ve learnt from seeing Jo and I’d have to say the 4 major things are:
If you’re willing to put in the commitment and effort you can do well in bodybuilding and stay completely natural.
Women can grow some serious muscle but still look like a “woman” All Jo’s girls look elegant and professional on the competition weekend – right from registration on the Friday through to the evening show.
You don’t have to eat chicken and broccoli for 16 weeks to come in lean…there’s heaps of yummy options.
And finally to have a bit of fun with this sport – you don’t have to walk around the gym for half the year looking like you could kill somebody just because you’ve decided to “compete”!
So Jo – thank you so much for all your wisdom, patience and advice…you know your stuff for sure and I’d recommend you to anybody wanting to get that buzz of getting on that stage!
Yours in Health & Fitness
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