WBFF Diva Bikini Model Lesley Gaines
*Name, Bio and Stats
My name is Lesley Gaines, I’m 5’10 (yeah for tall girls!), and I’m 31 years old. I’m a hairstylist, part-time Hooters Girl, and a dreamer. I believe that if your dreams don’t scare you, then they aren’t big enough! I’m a big believer in going after what you want and that anything is possible. I have a degree in communications that I may use someday but I have a huge passion for health and fitness and am currently studying to become a personal trainer so I can help others with their dreams and goals!
*What Category are you competing in?
Diva Bikini Tall
*Where do you live?
Kansas City, MO
*What excites you most about competing with the WBFF?
All of the great opportunities! The show is so much fun, very high energy. There really is no other show like it. I’m so excited to be a part of it.. Last year I met a lot of great people that I’m competing with again this year and I’m very excited to see them and just have fun!
*What are your athletic achievements and competition history?
I was very athletic growing up and excelled in most sports that I played, especially basketball and volleyball. So being an athlete comes natural to me. Last year I competed in WBFF for my very first competition. I just competed a couple weekends ago in Liberty NANBF Southern States Classic. So this will be my third competition.
*What or who inspires you to compete?
Inspiration comes from a lot of places. Diana Chaloux was the one who introduced me to WBFF. I did my first competition because I turned 30 and needed a change, so competing was a way to set a goal for myself. After doing it, I loved it and I wanted more! Jamie Eason is a big inspiration. I love her workouts and her recipes are amazing! My inspiration comes from fitness girls in magazines and the desire to build a better body! More than anything, I hope to inspire others.
*What are your future goals?
I am hoping to become certified to be a personal trainer by the end of summer or early fall. I’m really interested in the nutrition aspect of it. I am going to continue competing and make it a goal to become better with every competition! I love being in front of the camera and have some modeling experience, so I am hoping that through competing it will help open up some doors for me to become a potential fitness model. Being in a magazine would be the ultimate goal.
*What obstacles have you overcome to achieve your goals (what’s your story?)
Well I don’t have a big weight loss story. I’ve always been tall and thin. But the biggest thing I had to overcome was my bad lifestyle choices. I worked out and trained off and on but never changed my lifestyle so I never saw great results. When I turned 30 it was like a light bulb went on and everything clicked into place. I stopped going out to the bars, stopped eating poorly, distanced myself from the wrong people. I basically got rid of a lot of negativity in my life. I started surrounding myself with positive people and good things started to happen and I found a really happy place. And it just keeps getting better!
*How can people find out more about you?
I also have a blog http://lgtrainingwheels.blogspot.com/
*Anyone you would like to thank who has been a part of your fitness journey?
I would love to thank Liz Kampschroeder for all of her amazing help and support. She is such a wonderful person with a big heart. I thank her for believing in me, and most of all for helping me believe in myself. And of course I can’t forget about my boyfriend who supports me day in and day out and always helps me look at the bright side of things when I’m feeling down. And last but not least I thank my family for being involved and interested about my passion and coming to see me at my competitions.
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