Female Bodybuilder - Susan Gnesda

Susan Age: 40

Birth Date: July 29, 1965

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD

Current Residence: Granby, CT

Height 5' 1"

Weight: 104lbs. contest and 107lbs in off-season

I have been lifting weights since I was 17 years old and have always found it easy to build muscle. I enjoy the healthy lifestyle because as a registered nurse, I see the effects of being unhealthy!

I decided to compete again as a goal after turning 40 and after having two c-sections! I have the 2 children Jimmy who is 5 and Jessica is 2 and moved to Connecticut from Maryland so I have no family in the area. My son hates to go to the gym so that is difficult and I work 24-30 hours a week.

I was inspired to compete again by two people I met since moving to Connecticut in 2000 - Morris Mendez and Carla Salotti. They told me I had great potential so I decided to compete again after 11 years.

I am unsure at this point which shows I will do in the future. I have two kids, ages and I work as a registered nurse so I am not sure yet. I after placing 3rd in the Fitness Atlantic Open Women division I competed the next day in the NPC New England and placed 1st in the lightweight and Master division in 2006!

My husband supports and helps me when he can and I plan to train with Carla. I work out at Gold's Gym in Bloomfield, Connecticut. My workout changes every 4 weeks and I do cardio at least 4 times a week. I have a bad shoulder and train around that.

The supplements I use Varies. I always use Universal Power Packs and Branch Chain Amino Acids. I really like eating healthy food but have a serious weakness for frozen yogurt- cookies and cream! My weight stays pretty stable but I have been able to maintain my muscle while leaning out for competition at the same time. I feel I am stronger than ever and very able to keep up with the kids.

I would like to start a personal in-home training business for busy moms! I am a Registered Nurse and I plan to finish my Masters Degree and spend time traveling. I started participating in sports after I graduated high school.

Besides bodybuilding I enjoy scrap booking, reading, time with a few close friends. I like to watch standup comedy and drama movies. I like actresses Meg Ryan, Goldie Hawn, and Cameron Diaz.




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