Fitness Model Jimmy Ibbison
Working out has been a big part of my life as far back as i can remember. I started lifting as soon as my father let me. He always told me it would stunt my growth for baseball. At 13 I begged my parents to play pop warner football. After begging and pleading they gave me the go ahead. I still remember weigh ins I was 108 pounds of skin and bones. I was always very skilled in sports but at that age I never had the size. So at the age of 14 my dad gave me go ahead even though it scared him. Working out became almost an addiction to me from that day on.
Competitive fitness Modeling would of never happened if it wasn't for my beautiful, and amazing wife. I met her almost six years ago through a friend. I knew it was too good to be true when she stayed over the next morning she was making egg whites. Not too often do you find somebody who share the same aspirations in life such as health and fitness. She started competing 1 year ago and I went to support her and cheer her on.
When I went to these shows people would ask me if I competed. When I told them I didn't compete they would act surprised. After months of thinking about it, and knowing the discipline that it takes to compete from watching my wife go through this rigorous diet, I said to myself why not, what do I have to lose?
I started working with Cathy Savage's Men's program. My trainer Rob Knox, from New Jersey, has been training me for eight months, and has really dialed my body in to where it needs to be. I competed in my first show on April 26 2008 Fitness Atlantic with 17 male fitness models I took first and was hooked from there. I just competed in Miami Universe and placed 22nd out of 87. The next event I will do is Fitness New York then Vegas Nationals.
Fitness Models Jimmy & Rachel Ibbison