Ashley Cooper: This is me!

Posted: February 6, 2010 by acoopfigure in Ashley Cooper, Athlete Blogs

Hey guys!

Just taking a moment to introduce myself to you, in my first post I had to brag about my fellow Unbreakable Athlete, Bjorn’s record-breaking lift!

My name is Ashley Cooper, I am a national level NPC figure competitor, as well as a fitness writer, fitness model, and personal trainer. Before I entered the world of figure in winter of 2007, my passion for competition began at an early age, and I was heavily involved with athletics my entire life. I played them all; basketball, softball, tennis, diving, dance and my top two favorites, track & field and gymnastics. I earned MPV in both track and gymnastics in high school and was acting team captain in both sports.

I went to college at the University of Miami where I studied English with a focus on Journalism and Sports Administration. I had planned on becoming a sports caster and landed many wonderful opportunities with internships in the industry. I started with radio at WQAM sports radio then moved into television with CBS and ABC Sports in Miami and in LA. As exciting as these jobs were, I always felt like something was missing…I did not feel complete interviewing people about their wins and losses, I wanted to be the one who was being interviewed! I missed being competitive, and going to the gym just to “maintain” simply was not doing it for me.

Soon I discovered the world of figure by picking up an Oxygen magazine and just being inspired. I felt like I could be one of those girls on the cover and in the pictures on the stage. Life is too short to second guess a passion, if you want something, just go for it! So I did, and now two years later I am a national competitor, have done a number of photo-shoots for some of the top fitness websites, released my first workout DVD, began writing for fitness sites and am blessed to be training with some of the top people in the industry!

As mentioned in my bio, I am currently expecting my first child (6 weeks to go!), stay tuned for many more blogs from me about figure, staying in shape while pregnant, and getting my hardcore physique back in time for a huge photo shoot at summer’s end and for the stage!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful and productive weekend!

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