Where and when were you born? I was born in Long Beach, CA March 1971
What is your profession? I am an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, and Personal Trainer
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training? I’ve always been pretty active growing up, I played around with the weights my mom had in the garage, and I took dance in High School. I joined a gym about 2yrs after I graduated but didn’t really get serious till after joining the Gold’s Gym in Long Beach in 1992 where I met my ex-husband and started training with him which is when I learned how to train properly.
Was it a goal for you to compete in bodybuilding competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body? It was not initially a goal to compete but manifested after I started seeing my body really change and so a year later I did my first show.
Can you give me your competition history? My profile is listed on my website.
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you? Winning the Lightweight title 2 times at the USA in 1997 & 1999 was great, and of course my Middleweight title at the Nationals in 2001 where I finally earned my pro-card is a great success..and most recent success would be launching my website toniamoore.com something that’s been way overdue.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.) Pretty basic..I train 4-5 days a week and do about 45mins – 1 hour of cardio 4-5 times a week in the morning. I mix in maybe once a week some pilates, and Kickboxing/MMA (Mixed Martial Art) conditioning classes twice a week if I can.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? I don’t really have a favorite or exercise, but I really have to be mentally focused when it comes to training legs, or back.
Which body part is your best in your opinion? I don’t have a best body part either as I strive to be symetrical, although people seem comment on my butt as being a good assett.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? Biceps & Calves 14”, Quads 23”, Chest 38”, Squat 315lbs, Bench 215lbs, Leg Press 630lbs but I don’t think I’m really that strong or that big..and I don’t really train heavy anymore like I used to.
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'? I enjoy watching my body change and get leaner when training for a competition and the reaction I get from the people that see me everyday. In the off-season I enjoy being a little relaxed on my diet.
Please describe a typical day in the life of Tonia Moore. I get up train a client or 2 then do cardio, eat, train more clients, then I either sneak my workout in between clients during the day or go home take a nap, then go to the gym to workout in the evening. It just depends on how I schedule my clients.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.) I like to relax, read, watch tv, take naps, play with my ferrets, and clean, run errands, chores & stuff (not really a hobby is it?)
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle? The overall respect, support and admiration received by the people & fans who understand & appreciate our hard work, discipline, and commitment we give to this lifestyle chosen.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear. Nothing really surprising to tell, except that maybe I’m kind of a computer geek, mechanically inclined, I’ve worked (or helped work on cars), I was a tomboy growing up, oh and I used to hang around gangsters (lowriders) back in Jr. High School & part of High School…if you think that may be surprising.
What are your competition goals or personal future goals? I plan to compete in 2008 and I strive to be very successful as I continue my new journey in life now that I’m single again…Look out world. I’m excited about my future whatever is in store for me. I would like to travel the world…that would be an experience. Stay tuned..visit my website toniamoore.com for updates on what’s going on.
Tonia does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!