Meet Francisca Dennis

How did you get started in Training/Fitness?

I have always been athletic and always loved the curves of female muscle (male muscle is nice too)  A trainer at my gym convinced me to compete in a show that he was organizing. I had been doing a lot of running (Marathons and half marathons) and my physique was leaner than I wanted. I was curious to see what consistent resistance training could do for my shape. I stuck with my program and entered the show. I placed 2nd and loved it!!…Have been competing ever since.

What keep’s you motivated?

Training is my passion, so staying motivated isn’t usually a problem. But when I have the occasional slack day I remind myself of how great I feel after I train.

I like to set goals to have a target to work toward to make keep my drive and intensity strong.

My motivation is always strengthened when I’m approached by someone who shares with me that I’ve been an inspiration to them and helped them achieve their fitness goals.

What is your routine like?

I try to mix things up to keep my body guessing, but typically weight train five days a week and do cardio 5-6 days per week.

I break down my weight training: M- Chest and Bis… T: Legs….W: Shoulders….TH Back and Tris… F Legs

Cardio favs are Stairs, hill sprints, incline walking, jogging and elliptical.

What is your favourite exercise and why?

Pull ups because I find nothing blasts your upper body better…. Plus it makes me look super hardcore and cool! LOL

What is your diet like?

Lots of slow digesting carbs: Sweet potatoes, brown and black rice, Oats and quinoa
Lean Proteins: Chicken breast, turkey, cottage cheese, egg whites, white fish, salmon, lean ground beef and lean steak
Veggies: Baby spinach, mixed greens, celery, cucumber, broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers
Fats: Flax seeds, Hemp seeds, avocado, almonds, almond butter, walnuts, EFA supplement

When cutting what type of cardio do you prefer?

Elliptical, incline walking & stairs

What is your favourite cheat food?

Fresh bread, pizza and peanut butter-chocolate ice cream

What is your philosophy on life?

Be grateful, be humble, be kind and be your own hero.

In Fitness:
Never let time restraints keep you from achieving your fitness goals… Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. Creativity and effort is what is needed to find that hour to improve your health, mind and spirit!

Who is your favourite industry athlete and why?

Marc Megna… because I like the way he says come to suppa…..

What is your favourite Quote?

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Confucius

What are you plans for the future?

Continue to work hard educating, training, and trying to make a difference.