About Jill

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          “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your

own powers you cannot be successful or happy”

 

WON IFBB PRO CARD! JUNE 14, 2014

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Jill’s Story

I was always active, so when 18 years of dance and 15 years of softball looked like they were coming to a close, I picked up the weights. l was away at college at the time and was a cheerleader. I remember one of the girls telling me not to put on too much muscle.

I laughed, like how can I possibly put on too much muscle, wouldn’t that take years? Soon I realized that I was gaining muscle quickly. I quit lifting until I moved back home a year or two later. In 1995 at age 23, I joined Golds Gym in Scranton PA and haven’t been the same since. It was love at first sight. I worked out some nights until the gym closed at 10p.m.

Within 6 months I had noticeable muscle, and was constantly asked if I would compete. Compete in what? Arm wrestling? … I didn’t even know what all of that meant.

Since Competition excites me, I began searching popular fitness magazines and fell in love with Mia Finnegan, Marla Duncan, Monica Brant, Sharon Breanaeu, Debbie Kruk, and of course Cory Everson. Starting in early 96 I trained hard and fooled around with diets, but had a lot to learn with that. I entered my first competition in fitness but did not look as good as I wanted to.

The next year, in 1997, I attempted my 2nd contest but was just too busy with school and quit 4 weeks out. My main focus was to finally finish my degree and start a teaching career, then along came marriage, back surgery, pregnancy, obtaining my masters degree, building a new home and then a 2nd pregnancy.

Finally in early 2008, at age 35, with a 14 month old and a 4yr old, l was back in top shape with muscle that remembered me! I was ready to get on stage! I had unfinished business so it was do it now or die wishing I did!

I have two kids. Nico was born in March 03, and Chiara was born in Oct 06. They are my every breath and I thank God for them every day! Until Nico was born, l was a 2nd grade teacher with masters in educational technology. I resigned to stay home with my kids but as they grew I got back into personal training and competing and it has been such a rewarding ride.
I wound up earning my IFBB pro card which, in the bodybuilding world, the IFBB is the most prestigious organization. Never would have expected my journey to go that far. I just wanted to fulfill my bucket list but the enjoyment and the hard work got me farther than I ever dreamed.

I continue to compete every year that I am able to and also help others reach their goals in both personal fitness and in competition. I have created “Team V Fitness” in 2010 in honor of the loyalty, hard work and support that my clients give to me and each other when they join forces in getting in the best shape of their lives and step on stage. It has been an absolute honor to coach these hard working men and women and I hope to do it for years to come.

Jill’s Contest History

2014- Pro Debut- The Ferrigno Classic 11th place

2014 – WON IFBB PRO CARD****

Jr. Nationals – Women’s Physique -1st place

 

2014 NPC Jr. USA’s

Women’s Physique

2nd place

 

2013 NPC Nationals

Women’s physique

4th place

2012

2012 NPC Max Muscle
Women’s Physique
2nd Place

2012 NPC Jr Nationals
Women’s Physique
2nd Place

2012 NPC Nationals
Womens Physique
6th place
(tore ACL one week prior)

2011

2011 NPC JR USA’s
Figure
11th place

2011 NPC Team Universe
Physique
6th place

2011 NPC USA
Physique
8th place

2010

2010 NPC Team Universe
Figure Masters A class
5th Place 

2010 NPC Masters Nationals
Figure B Class
5th Place

2010 NPC VA State
Figure Masters
1st Place
Figure Open Short
1st Place
Womens Open Figure
Overall Winner

2010 NPC VA Cup
Figure Open Short
1st Place
Womens Open Figure
Overall Winner

2009

2009 Winner of OCB
Rookie of the Year for 2008

2009 Arnold Amateur
Figure Open Short
11th Place

2009 IFPA Yorton Cup Pro Division
Figure
2nd Place

2009 NPC Eastern USA’s
Figure Masters
2nd Place

Figure Open Short
5th Place 

2009 NPC Nationals
Figure B class
11th Place

2008

2008 OCB Pride of the Atlantic
Figure Novice Short
1st Place
Figure Novice
Overall Winner
Figure Open
2nd Place

Masters
Figure Open Short
2nd Place

2008 NPC East Coast Tournament of Champions
Figure Masters
1st Place
Figure Open Short
2nd Place

2008 OCB Nationals / Yorton Cup
Figure Masters
1st place
Figure Open Short
1st Place
Women’s Open Figure
Overall Winner
Earned IFPA Pro Figure Card

1996 NPC Pocono Classic
Fitness
5th Place