NAME: Allison Bookless
NICKNAMES: Ally, Al, Bookless, Ally Book, Ally Cat
PROFESSION: Firefighter/paramedic & IFFB Fitness Competitor
BIRTH PLACE: White Plains, N.Y.
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Columbus, OH
EDUCATION: BS in Education from Ohio State University
HEIGHT: 5'1 1/2
COMPETITIVE WT: 115 lb.
OFF SEASON WT: 120-125lb.
FAVORITE BODY PART TO WORKOUT: Legs, when you finish you can't move & you know you gave 110%
TURNED PRO: August 2000 at Team Universe (short class). It was in N.Y.C. & my family was there to see me (watching there 1st fitness show).
FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL: Cinnamon pancakes(dry) from Bob Evans.
FAVORITE COLOR: Purple and or red
FAVORITE GROUP: Metallica
FREE TIME: Not much "free time" but: snowboarding, adventure races, playing with our 2 min pins, and drinking coffee/reading the paper at Caribou Coffee(a regional coffee joint)
FAVORITE QUOTES: "The only easy day was yesterday" and "Pain is just weakness leaving the body"
FAVORITE T.V. SHOWS: Law & Order, CSI, Trauma, Life in the E.R.
FAVORITE MOVIES: Christmas Vacation and Tommy Boy
MOST INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE: Rudy
DESCRIBE MYSELF: Focused, competitive, goal orientated, athletic, reliable, professional, shy, and I have a dry sense of humor.
BEGAN TRAINING: 1st bodybuilding show in 1991 and first fitness show in 1998.
INSPIRED ME TO START: Jeff Horst taught me the ropes after reading/seeing mags with Gladys Portugues. Then I met Janet Tech and Juliette Bergmann during the Arnold Classic. They came into the gym that I worked and they rocked. I still remember watching Juliette do legs...WOW! And of course, Cory Everson. She has been an insiration to everyone!
INSPIRED ME TO SWITCH TO FITNESS: Great friend and mentor, Jennifer Hendershott.