Where and when were you born?
I was born September 19, Sydney Australia
What is your profession?
Flight Attendant / Personal Trainer / Television presenter / Fitness – Cover Model.
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to fitness and how did you get started with weight training?
I have always gone to the gym and been fit and healthy however, it wasn’t until April 2003 after I had had both of my children that I began training seriously with weights. I competed that same year in October and won a National Title. I have not looked back since.
Was it a goal for you to compete in fitness 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?
I have always been quite competitive. Previously to Figure I competed Nationally in Fitness so I guess it’s always been a part of me.
Can you give me your competition history?
NPFC/IFBB 2005 Ms Figure Australia – Placed 1st Open Figure
NPFC/IFBB 2005 Ms Figure NSW – Placed 1st Open Figure
NPFC/IFBB 2004 Ms Figure Australasia – Placed 2nd Open Figure
NPFC/IFBB 2003 Ms Figure Australia – Placed 2nd Open Figure
NPFC/IFBB 2003 Ms Figure NSW – Placed 1st Open Figure
WNSO/ANB 2003 Ms Figure Australia – Placed 1st Short Class Figure
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you? My latest victory, winning the NPFC/IFBB Ms Figure Australia because I have now qualified for the World Championships!!!
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
I train 5 days per week, one to two body parts a day, I do 30 minutes cardio 3 x week. I change my programs every 4-6 weeks.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
I love everything believe it or not. I simply cannot get enough of the gym! My favourite exercise would have to be squats.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
I would have to say my abs and butt.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
Hair: Long Blonde
Shoe size: 8
Dress size: 2-3 US
Weight Contest: 57kg, Off-Season: 62kg
Measurements: 36”, 26”, 35”.
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
I enjoy the dieting and simply watching my body transform. I’m a huge fan of photo shoots around contest time too!
Please describe a typical day in the life of Rosa-Maria Romero.
My days are super hectic. I’ve always got 101 things to do. Raising two children on my own, training, writing, presenting, modelling, personal training and flying the skies….it’s a never ending story but I’m not complaining. I love it.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
When I am not training I enjoy spending time with the kids ie beach, movies, shopping, skating, bike riding. I also look forward to spending quality time with my boyfriend (Luke Schembri) who also competes for the IFBB in the U90’s. Luke is also working towards obtaining his Pro Card so we support eachother 100%.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
The buzz, energy and freedom to be who you want to be. I get a lot of satisfaction out of training. I would be lost without it.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
I am Spanish and before I began training with weights I was a professional Flamenco Dancer. I began dancing at the age of three.
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
I am now preparing for my first World Championship in Santa Susana Spain – September 2006. I am working towards obtaining my pro-card. I will need to place in the top 6 at the Worlds in order to become professional. I am hoping to one day compete in America and qualify for Olympia. That is my dream…
I recently appeared on the cover of Australian Iron Man and Muscle Science. Please visit my website www.fitrose.com for more info
Rosa does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!