We got to interview IFBB Pro Claudia Diaz! She just won her pro card in the womens physique division. Claudia is an inspirational woman and we love having her as a loyal Be Fit Apparel customer! She always finds time in her day to meet her fitness goals, even with 2 kids and being a business owner! Follow Claudia on her fitness journey on instagram! @ifbbpro_cmartinez97
What is your name?
Where are you from?
Born in Mexico, but been in Yuma AZ. Since I was 12 years old
How old are you?
39 years old
How did you hear about Be Fit?
I found about this amazing company through Instagram
How did you get started in the fitness industry?
After marriage and two kids I decided to hire a personal trainer to help me get “back to shape” and fell in love with weight lifting although I used to be a runner.
What gym do you go to?
4th ave Gym
Have you competed?
Yes! Women’s Physique
What made you decide to live a fit lifestyle?
I have my own business and it can be stressful at times, so I decided to workout to help me relieve stress. Little did I know I would make it part of my life and now I can’t live without.
What made you decide to compete?
After weight lifting for over ten years, running a marathon and a couple half marathons I wanted to challenge myself at a different level and not only to go on stage, but to become the first IFBB Pro in my home town, which I achieved in July 2018.
What shows have you competed in?
NPC Natural outlaw (2015), NPC AZ. Open (2015), NPC Felicia Romero (2015), Phoenix Europa (2016), Ferrigno Legacy (2016), Emerald Cup (2018), Vancouver AM/PRO 2018(obtained my Pro card by winning the overall)
What kind of meal plan do you follow?
High protein, Decent amount of carbs, Some Fats
What is your training regimen?
I train 6 days a week (taking Sunday’s off) cardio & a different muscle group a day.
What is your favorite exercise?
Pretty much anything for back. But I think Rows would be on top of my list.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love spending time with my fam. (husband and two kids) and of course I LOVE to shop for gym clothes.
Do you have any advice you would give to someone just starting out in the fitness industry?
Yes, hire a good coach that has been in the industry for a while, follow the plan to the T, be patient this sport requires a lot of discipline, commitment and time. Also learn how to balance things, enjoy fam time as I think they are the most affected since sometimes we are so restricted and don’t have much room for any social life. I been extremely blessed to have so much support from my husband, kids and friends.