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This blonde beauty has a lot going for her on and off the stage, and she just placed 2nd at the 2012 Arnold International Amateur Bikini competition! What a great accomplishment!
Please read more about Elspeth.
Can you please share with us your background and interests?
My name is Elspeth, or simply just Elle, and I am a fitness and beauty entrepreneur. These two fields encompass two of my greatest passions in life and I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to pursue what I love. I am a licensed ISSA personal trainer, AFAA certified aerobic instructor, and TIGI trained cosmetologist, and an NPC Bikini Competitor. Through my work I have the privilege of positively affecting my clients’ lives. Watching them evolve both physically and mentally makes every day of work exciting and fulfilling. In addition to helping others achieve their goals, I have also begun and a modeling and fitness competition career of my own. It was a natural step to cross over into this Industry, and I have enjoyed every minute of it! Modeling has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, and I feel I am at a place in my life where I can translate this passion in front of the camera.
Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Bikini Competitor?
There are many people I am inspired by and admire in the fitness industry, but Jamie Eason is the first person that comes to mind. I don’t know her personally, but I admire her work and she seems to obtain all the qualities I admire in a person. Not only is she in incredible shape, but she takes the time to truly help people achieve their goals through her column and advice. Also, I feel very fortunate to have very supportive friends, family, and trainer in my life that inspire and support me to do my best and always work hard towards my goals.
What competitions have you made appearances in and what are your placements?
Arnold Amateur Bikini, March 2012: 2nd place Bikini
NPC Kentucky Muscle, November 2011: 1st place Bikini
NPC Ohio and Great Lakes September 2011: 5th place Bikini
NPC IFBB North Americans Cleveland, Ohio Nationals September 2011: 12th Bikini
NPC Mike Francois Class May 2011: Top 10 Bikini
NPC Paradise Cup, October 2010: 3rd Place Bikini
INBA Hawaiian Classic, June 2010: 2nd Place Bikini
NPC Stingrey Classic, April 2010: 2nd Place Bikini
When will be your next show and competing class? I plan to compete at Jr Nationals in June or Team Universe in July, where I will be competing for my IFBB Bikini Pro Card!
Where can fans find out more about you?
Website: www.elspethpolt.com (Links to my Blog, Twitter, and YouTube are on my website)
Words of Advice: Whether you are just beginning on your health and fitness journey, or you’ve been living the lifestyle for quite some time my biggest advice is to always have faith in yourself. We will all have good days and bad ones, but its how we deal our obstacles that molds who we are. For me, I often ‘fall before I fly”, but I always learn, keep my faith, and push on. So work hard, be persistent, and your goals will be achieved! And a special thank you to my sponsor Dymatize and my Trainer and Coach Tim Rice for all their help and support!