Mercedes Gold – Fitness Competitor

Mercedes Gold – Fitness Competitor


A full time mom of 3 boys, Mercedes has experienced all aspects of fitness!

Read more about this Muscle Bombshell mom…

1. Briefly share with us your background(Education, Interests, etc.)?

I am a 40 year old fit mom of three Amazing mini men. Thanks to an amazing mother, I grew up in a home where fitness and healthy living were the norm. I started dancing at three and played many competitive sports, but I found my niche in competitive swimming. Dry land training was the best!

In university I started aerobic and step classes, but I soon graduated to weights. What a rush!! I was hooked!! I competed in a local bar in Venus Swimwear competitions and I did some fit modelling and body doubling. After trying a boxercise class and needing a new goal, I focused on boxing. I won my 1st fight for Sully’s Gym and I went on to win the silver as a welterweight in the Ontarios. I retired from boxing to get married. I continued the fitness training until the day I delivered each one of my three boys. Credit for a quick return to my fit shape must be given to natural home delivery and full dedication to the gym.

After leaving my marriage I decided to pursue my passion professionally. Through a program at Seneca College for fitness leadership and Canfit I became certified.

2. Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Fitness Competitor?

Tosca Reno, whom I have met once has been a big inspiration in my life.

3. What competitions have you made appearances in? From these, what were your placements (titles won)?

When I turned 35, I needed a new goal. I decided to try fitness modelling with FAME and I was hooked. Since then I have done figure tall and masters in Ontario Physique Association and masters in IDFA, placing 2nd in figure. After following advice from TOSCA RENO whom I met backstage in November 2009 I took some time off.

In November 2010, I placed second in the Fitness Star Model Search World Championship. I will be competing September 17, 2011 with Fitness Star Network in Toronto.

4. When is your next upcoming show? What will be your competing class?

Since the Ontario Physique Association now offers bikini masters, I will go back to my first love and compete September 24, 2011 in Hamilton, Ontario.

5. Where can fans find out more about you (website, published magazines, etc.)?

I work full-time in my own business, Mercedes Fitness, and I have my own website, www.mercedesfitness.ca. My clients range in age from 20 to 83 years. Four of my girls and one guy are strutting their stuff in competitions this fall. Two have begun modeling careers.

My life has no off season!! I am healthy inside and out 24/7. Being a single mom, I understand how hard it is ‘to do it all’, but as a truly fabulous friend says I am “too blessed to be stressed”. I love my life because I am writing my own script.


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20 Responses to Mercedes Gold – Fitness Competitor

  1. Ted F says:

    Great article about a wonderful fitness friend!! Mercedesfitness is everything she tells you here and much more!! So proud of the complete woman, competitor, mother and example you are my friend!!

  2. Ndem says:

    Mercedes is truly amazing she just inspires people that it doesn’t matter where your at in life you can still follow your dreams.

  3. Mercedes Gold = The epitome of DEDICATION, MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION!!! I really enjoyed this interview!! YOU are a #Blessing to EVERY LIFE you TOUCH!!! #SpeakingFromExperience Can’t wait to train with you!!!! *Hugs*
    Love You LOTS!!!!
    Monique

  4. hanieh says:

    My experience with Mercedes has been amazing. and I ‘m very happy with the result. Mercedes makes it easy to see and realize my goals. she provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere in which to workout and has her own brand of motivational techniques.

  5. Ryan says:

    Way to go sis! You truly ate amazing!
    Love your bro.

  6. Ross says:

    Wow! Impressive! Hard to believe this gorgeous woman is the mother of three.

  7. Connie says:

    Mercedes is a terrific trainer – I hated weights until I met her. She is a beautiful person and I love her to pieces.

  8. mercedes says:

    thanks angelique…..was fun to write!!!
    huge love and respect for you.

    Check out my site and see some of the girls who compete this fall!!!

    🙂
    mercedes

  9. tamar g. says:

    I am a personal chef in Toronto and had the pleasure of meeting Mercedes 7 years ago (at the gym of course). From that moment, I was inspired by her dedication, expertise and beautiful spirit. With her amazing guidance, I was able to lose 50 pounds and maintain a more balanced lifestyle….and on top of all that, she is a fantastic and very supportive friend. With her encouragement and client referrals, she has given my dreams, wings to fly……love you babe!!

  10. Sam says:

    I’m one of her kids, she looks great!!!!! 🙂

  11. Michael Goddard says:

    I like this article about my friend Mercedes Gold . She truly cares about her clients and giving them the tools to succed in their goals . She is a inspiration to me raising 3 mini’s while while achieving her goal as a fitness trainer and helping others like me . She is always cares about her friends and her clients !! She is the best and any body who trains with her should be fortunate !

  12. Quynh Vu says:

    Mercedes u ARE truly an inspiration to all young girls n mothers. I am competing for the WBFF Bikini Diva next weekend on the 27th; THANK YOU so much for your awesome coaching – I will ROCK the stage. XOXOXOXXO Q.

  13. fifi says:

    Mercedes is a fantastic trainer for lots of reasons, the most important being her infectious enthusiasm and support. She taught me that fitness isn’t impossible, or even all that difficult – and the more results I see, the more encouraged I am to keep going. Mercedes is a genius at keeping the exercises different and interesting. Mercedes not only is my trainer but a friend and someone who truly cares about her clients.

    Fifi . xoxo

  14. Carly says:

    Mercedes is a true inspiration in fitness and in life. Amazing woman!!

  15. Barb says:

    I met Mercedes approx 6 yrs ago where both are youngest kids
    were in the gym daycare while we worked out. Even when i met her it was hard to believe she had 3 kids. She always looks amazing. Anyways, we hit it off and became friends. I like that she has non-conventional workout techniques that produce results and always has positive things to say. I admire her dedication and friendship over the years. Love you babe! Xo

  16. Dasha says:

    I am working out with Mercedes for over 3 years and she became not only my trainer but like my mother. She helped me to achive a body i wanted and also gave me support when i needed it. I love her with all my heard and so great full that i have her in my life.
    P.S. She gave me an ass that all the girls want :), i call her a fary god mother cause she does miracles.

  17. BabyBlade says:

    I started train with Mercedes a month ago she is prepping me to September 17 FS !!! All I can say is She is an AMAZING person and the Best coach u can get 😉 she push u to work hard she gives u support when u feel like u falling apart and she makes u feel like a Superstar !!!! AND U BECOME A SUPERSTAR !!!!!!! Lots of girls turns heads but with u Mercedes I’m going to break necks ;)))) LOVE YA Girl !!!!!! 4 more weeks 🙂
    Monika

  18. Sumbal Buksh says:

    Mercedes, you truely are an inspiration……….Unlike most of you, I only had mercedes as my trainer for a few months, but God is she dedicated! shes is even keeping a check on me across the globe so I keep on track. She is a calm serene being who is extremely together and supportive. By the way I dropped about 2 dress sizes in a couple of months training, shes the best!

  19. James Erdt says:

    Looking forward to seeing you SHINE on the FS runway Mercedes at the Fitness STAR Model Search WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 on September 17th!

    See YOU there…

    All the best,
    James Erdt
    President
    Fitness STAR International
    http://FitnessSTAR.com

  20. alexis says:

    i love training with mercedes!

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