Theresa Jenn Lopetrone
AGE: 34 LOCATION: Vancouver, BC
GIG: Teacher & Fitness Model
SPORT: CrossFit & Fitness
Dream Catcher: In 2009, looking to shake up her weight training, Theresa gave CrossFit a try to see what all the hype was about. “After an intensive year of CrossFit training, I noticed my body fat percentage decreased and my strength increased,” she says. With her new rockin’ bod, her long-time goal of competing in a fitness show seemed like it could be a reality. “I began researching the industry and I studied the federations, competitions, categories, and the athletes,” she says.
In April 2011, she enlisted the trained eye of coach Fatima Leite Kusch and Team Blessed Bodies to help pull her stage look together. By September of that year, she won her first fitness competition –INBF Overall Fitness Model – and by 2012, added a pro card status to her list of accomplishments. “Becoming a Pro with the WBFF and being published were huge dreams of mine that became realities and proved to me that dreams really do come true when you are passionate,” says Theresa, who is now a proud sponsored athlete and fitness model with big plans to continue competing in fitness modeling in 2015.
Photography by Paul Buceta