Your Name: Kerryn Woods
Birthday Month: December
Your Hobbies: All things fitness-related, inventing new healthy recipes (and eating them!), photography when I get the chance.
Sport: I’ve dabbled in short-distance runs and a few cycling events, but my new venture is as a rank beginner in figure competing. My first ever competition is coming up in October 2008!
When did you start in your sport?: I transformed myself from a size 18 to a size 10 in 2003-04, and in the process was bitten hard by the fitness bug. I became a personal trainer, started my own business, and in between helping others to achieve their goals, have been refining my physique and doing a bit of running and cycling ever since. 2008 is the year to get serious and put all this training to good use!
Awards/Titles: Body for LIFE Australian Champion (women 40-49) 2004.
Most memorable moment: There have been so many. One that stands out for me is the day that I ran my first ever 5km fun run, and for the first time in my life felt that I actually belonged amongst all those fit people.
What do you enjoy about your sport?: I love the health benefits my training has given me. I also get a giggle out of the shocked looks on some of the guys’ faces at the gym when this petite “middle-aged” lady loads up a bar and lifts more than she weighs. J
What are your future goals in your sport?: At this point, getting through my first competition with my sanity intact! I wouldn’t mind doing a distance bike event in the not-too-distant future. Whatever I decide to do, I intend to show people that age is no barrier to achieving sport and fitness goals.
Sponsors: Sana Direct www.sana-direct.co.nz