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Biography

Crystal Arneson

Hi, let me introduce myself. My name is Crystal Arneson, a small town girl from rural Alberta. What can I say about myself other than I am a fitness nut! I have been active in the world of fitness for as long as I can remember. I started gymnastics when I was a young girl and continued that until the end of high school. Throughout my junior/senior high days I was on every school sports team you could imagine.

When I finished high school and moved away to college/university I really missed being involved in competitive sports and needed to fill that gap. That is when I discovered weight lifting and working out. I was immediately addicted to the heart pounding thrill of lifting heavy and breaking a sweat on the cardio machines. I started researching bodybuilding and discovered fitness. How perfect!!! A sport that combined my past love-gymnastics and my new passion- weightlifting/cardio.

I started competing in 2008 with the Alberta Bodybuilding Association. I managed to win the Overall Fitness title at my very first show and immediately fell in love with the sport. I competed in the Canadian Bodybuilding Federation in 2008 and 2009 and then took two years off to make improvements to my physique.

The break was apparently a good choice as at my first show back (2011 CBBF Natural Physique Championship) I won my IFBB Pro Card in Fitness. I plan on continuing to compete, within the IFBB, and hopefully making it to the Olympia one day.

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Age:24

City, Province, Country: Wainwright, Alberta, Canada

Profession: Speech Language Pathologist

Years Experience in this Sport:Since 2008

Goals and Ambitions:My main goal is to continue to educate, inspire and motivate others to achieve their fitness goals and lead a more fit and healthy lifestyle. I would also like to eventually get my certification and become a personal trainer and help others with contest preparation.

When it comes to the competitive front, I dream of stepping on the Arnold and Olympia Stages. Being able to compete against so many of the great fitness athletes (Adela Garcia, Jenn Hendershott, Tanji Johnson) would be another dream come true.

Lastly, being featured on a cover of one of the many accomplished fitness magazines in Canada and/or the USA would be another dream of mine. I constantly buy fitness magazines and read them cover to cover, always checking out the amazing athletes and their stories. They have inspired me and I would love the opportunity to inspire others too.

Hobbies and recreational activities:In my spare time I am a sports nut! So I am constantly getting involved in community sports. I currently curl, golf and play slow-pitch for fun!

Favorite exercise:Military Press, hands down this has always been my favorite exercise as I love working shoulders.

Favorite Book:Infinite Possibilities at the moment

Favorite Cheat foods:Ice cream and homemade cookies

Favorite Movie:I have many..

Favorite Music: I listen to everything!

Favorite body part:Shoulders and abs

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