Bikini Competitor Julina Moore
I had the honor of participating in my first Fitness Atlantic Pageant held in CT on April 28th, 2008, I had the opportunity to compete against many very beautiful women who already have experience in the fitness industry, so it was a great learning experience for me. From that once show, I met amazing athletes, am already hooked and cannot wait to compete again on October 25, 2008 at the Fitness America Pageant in NY.
I am a full-time student at Paier College of Art, majoring in Illustration and graphics, and work in 2 restaurants which is difficult when dieting and being around such good food! When I'm not working out or at school, I am usually hanging out with my friends and family, snowboarding in the winter, catching up on sleep and working. I also have a passion for cooking!
My athletic career began at age 5. I grew up playing on premier soccer teams; started playing tennis when I was 10 then was a 4-Varsity starter in high school. The fitness lifestyle became my life once I turned 16 and was able to join an actual gym. I have to thank my dad for being the one who got me started and showed me all the basics. I was officially hooked at that point and could not get enough of learning how to transform and tone one's body.
Once I reached college, I decided that my school career had to come first over sports so being a competitive athlete in college was not going to part of my future. So working out at the gym became my outlet for staying fit and healthy, but once last summer hit I felt like I was training so hard but for what reason? I needed a new goal, a challenge, something that was going to keep pushing me to work harder and look great. Fitness modeling looked like the next step up!
Since then I have become even more motivated, determined, and dedicated to fitness. I hope I can also be an inspiration to other women my age!
I would like to thank my family and friends for all their support SO FAR…ITS JUST THE BEGINNING!! Also would like to thank the Ultimate Fitness crew for all the help, pointers and tips for getting started: Brian Cannone, Sherry Carature, Tara, Dino, Alex. Jude Dichele and Ron Rich J You all are the best!!