Hi,  I am Abby and welcome to The Bikini Competitor.  The purpose of this blog is to give you information on proper training and nutrition based on my professional and first hand experience.  This website is a resource for women aspiring to compete in a bikini competition and for women who are simply looking to improve their confidence, curves, and reach their fullest potential.  The Bikini Competitor's mission is to empower women to embrace their natural beauty and strength.  

          My quest for confidence and self-love started  many years ago when I realized how out of touch I had become with my own potential as a beautiful, fit woman. Before this realization,  I loved eating Kraft mac & cheese and hot dogs for dinner.  I never had a weight issue growing up; actually I didn't even pay attention to how much I weighed or what I ate.  So as I got older and continued my poor habits I began to see weight gain.  One day after getting out of the shower I looked down at my stomach and realized that I was fat...it broke my heart and I wondered, "How could I have let this happen?"  It was then that I had an epiphany and realized that I needed to make a big change. 

          Despite my resolve and best efforts attaining the body and self confidence I craved was not an easy path.  I started working out at a local gym and slowly improved my eating habits.  I fell in love with fitness and decided to become a certified personal trainer.  I enjoyed helping others but I still had a lot of self-improvement with my own body and confidence.  My progress was very incremental as I bounced from diet to diet and from one cardio machine to next.  

          Then I started lifting weights, got educated in proper nutrition, and registered for my first Bikini competition.  And I have NEVER looked back since. 
        Training is a way of life for me now.  In the end it isn't about the competitions, it's about the quest.  I have learned so much about myself; both my strengths and weaknesses. I now understand what true grit, discipline, and educated direction can do for someone. The quality of my life reflects the quality of my training and nutrition. When I take care of my body everything else falls into place; self-confidence, relationships, work, and adventure.   

         Thank you for visiting The Bikini Competitor.  You are beautiful and fully capable of achieving the body that you desire, supported by the foundation of your growing strength and self-confidence.  If I can make this change, you can too! 

 Associates Degree in Applied Sciences
Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
AFAA Personal Training Certified since 2006
CPR/First Aid Certified since 2004
RKC Kettlebell Instructor since 2008
RKC Assistant Team Leader in 2010 and 2012 Certifications
Registered Yoga Teacher since 2009 (RYT)
Certified Thai Massage Therapist since 2011 (CTMT)
StrongFirst Certified (SFG)
StrongFirst Assistant Team Leader 2014
Proprietor, The Integrative Athlete - A Strength, Martial Arts, and Yoga Gym (Sold in 2011)
Professional Cage Girl For CFFC (Cage Fury Fighting Championships)
  Yoga Instructor for a luxurious guest ranch in Montana 

Athletic Achievements

Competitor, 2012 NPC Bikini Nationals in Atlanta, GA
1st Place Bikini Tall NPC Empire Classic (2011)
2nd Place Bikini Tall NPC Big Sky (2011) - Qualified for Nationals
6th Place Bikini Tall NPC Vancouver Natural (2011)
Competed in NAGA Women's Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 3rd Place
5K Race runner up in class