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Stats: 37 114 lb 5’3”
Gig: Medical physicist/medical sales
Wrist Reminder. At 5 feet 3 inches tall, Jessica Hiatt may not be the tallest WNBF pro Bikini and Figure competitor, but what she lacks in height, she more than makes up for in fighting spirit. “I have a tattoo on my wrist to remind me to be strong: And though she be but little, she is fierce,” she reveals.
Early Bird. The medical physicist turned software salesperson has been working out regularly since 2004 and prefers to train first thing in the morning five days per week. “That way, I can fully focus on my job during the day, then on my boyfriend, pup, friends, family and myself in the evenings,” she says.
Inspired by Oxygen. After graduating high school, track and volleyball athlete Lisa Trent realized she needed a new physical outlet — and discovered one thanks to Oxygen magazine. “Seeing how beautifully toned and defined the women were inspired me to [begin] weight training,” she recalls. “I immediately started to notice changes in my body and learned that consistency is key. This is a lifestyle, not a hobby.”
Winning Treatment. At 24, however, Trent began noticing troubling symptoms such as muscle weakness and flagging energy levels, which impacted her workouts and her results. “Eventually, I was diagnosed with a thyroid condition and celiac disease,” she says. Treatment plan in place, Trent is now tackling a new challenge: amateur bikini contests. At the 2018 NPAA British Columbia Classic, Trent took first in the masters division and second in the open class, and she went on to win the masters title a month later at the NPAA Canada Classic in Calgary.
Spin + Strength. As a part-time Spin instructor, Trent is a huge proponent of cardio, but admittedly she likes weights a little bit more. “I love the challenge of increasing the resistance or feeling the burn of squeezing out one more rep,” she says. Trent often combines movements into supersets and tri-sets, and when she isn’t teaching Spin, she likes to climb or row.
Lover of Legs. When asked her favorite kind of training, Hiatt doesn’t hesitate to name one of the very hardest days. “I love leg day,” she effuses. “I love to push myself to go harder and lift heavier; the more sore I am tomorrow, the better!”
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