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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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