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Diane Holder – Figure Athlete

Diane Holder - Figure Athlete

Fitness enthusiast Diane Holder added Figure Competitor to her list of fitness achievements at the age of 50. She definitely has a bright future in the world of Figure and is a real inspiration to many!

Read more about Diane…

1. Briefly share with us your background?

I am originally from Atlanta, GA.  I wasn’t what you would consider an athlete or cheerleader, although I participated in Drill Team.  I married a U. S. Marine so physical activity has always been in and out of my life.

Before my first child I was an avid runner and had progressed up to 6 miles.  After all 3 of my children were grown enough and after turning 40, I began a hiking regimen up and down mountains and trails and eventually running again along with my trusty sidekick, Mac, our dog.

After transferring to a more ‘temperate’ climate, New Orleans, I began working out in the gym.  That was right before Hurricane Katrina hit us in late August.

I continued advancing in my knowledge and skills with weight training along with my husband help. My husband and I were only able to work out once a week but he taught me more and more each time.

We finished up his military career in Virginia where I first learned of and became interested in Figure Competitions.  I made some friends in Virginia who had participated and they convinced me to pursue that goal.

I was a military wife for 28 years and raised three kids.  I will be 51 years old in September and Figure Competitions have now become a passion in my life. I will be embarking on a new goal as a Certified Personal Trainer in the near future.

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

No certain person has inspired me, but I am inspired by those that say that I’m an inspiration to them.  I have many supporters, friends and family.  After a few years of continuous questioning “Why don’t you compete?” I made the decision to just do it…and I loved it!

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

At age 50, I did my first Figure competition in April 2011 with Super Natural Bodybuilding Federation (SNBF) and placed 2nd in the Masters category (40+).

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

I will be competing in the SNBF Masters Figure category October 1st, 2011.

5. Where can fans find out more about you?

You can find me on Facebook Diane Holmes Holder

Amor Fitness & Nutrition: http://www.facebook.com/amor.fn for posing and nutrition expertise.

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