GINA L. DAVIS
LIVE IN OKC, OK
OCCUPATION-Personal Trainer/IFBB Professional
HOW/WHY STARTED LIFTING WEIGHTS:
My parents bought me my first weight set when I was in junior high due to my fascination with Cory Everson. I had her poster on my wall and thought she had the ideal female physique. I was in athletics from 6th grade on, and during the conditioning times, I always outlifted the other girls...and some of the guys! I became serious about bodybuilding when I was 22 years old. After nine years of intense training and developing a stageworthy physique, I entered and won overall at my first bodybuilding competition.
1999 Lackland Classic (novice heavyweight and overall winner)
2000 Texas State Championship (open heavyweight runner up)
2002 John Sherman Classic (open heavyweight winner)
2002 Nationals (heavyweight-13th)
2003 Nationals - 7th Place Heavyweight
2004 Nationals - 1st Place Heavyweight & Overall
2006 Europa Super Show - 7th Place (pro debut)
I certainly don't fit the stereotype of the typical female bodybuilder...I love to shop for girly things such as purses, makeup, jewelry, etc... I believe maintaining your feminity in this sport is critical. I also enjoy researching things of interest on the internet. I am an avid boxing fan and even trained for a match a few years ago which never came about due to my shift back to bodybuilding. Thankfully I did because I was able to reach a goal of mine to become an IFBB Pro!
After a devastating bicep injury in mid-2005, I have worked very hard to get back into top shape as I plan for my pro debut in 2006. Where I go from here is yet to be determined. As long as I love it, I will continue to compete in this ever-changing sport that I have chosen...or did it choose me? *wink*