Athlete Profile: Trinity
Location: Tweed Heads, NSW
Years Training: 2
Day Job: Year 12 High School Student
Recent Competition History:
ICN Rookies 2018
1st Place Physically Challenged Sports Model
What is your background?
I was born and diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, Williams Syndrome as a baby. Williams Syndrome is a random mutation which affects an estimated 1 in 10,000 people worldwide, resulting in the deletion of several genes including the elastin gene on chromosome 7. This shortage of elastin causes certain features common to people with WS including a heart defect, intellectual deficits, distinctive facial features and some unique and interesting personality traits as well as problems in the joints and ligaments that support our joints and help to grow muscle. People with WS have a very friendly, endearing and highly social personality, and tend to love music with a passion which tugs on their heart strings. They are caring and don’t feel intimidated by anyone, leading to some very funny situations. I had many operations as a small child including open heart surgery at 2 years of age, a turned eye, bowel prolapse and hernia operations.
How did you get started in bodybuilding?
n my teens I made the decision to look after my health, and began personal training. Young people with WS often have low muscle tone and joint laxity. As they get older, joint stiffness can develop. Physical Therapy is extremely helpful in improving muscle tone and strength and range of motion in joints. I had developed rounded shoulders and poor posture and urgently needed to strengthen my back and chest. Also feeling a bit different to my peers, my confidence needed a boost. At 16 I started personal training with Angie Moore of Move.Live.Be. Health and Fitness twice a week and took it very seriously. With a varied program of targeted weight training and light cardio, my body rapidly gained strength, toned up and very importantly my posture improved dramatically.
When did you first decide to compete?
I started to feel amazing physically and mentally. My confidence soared, I felt stronger and as I reached adulthood in early 2018, I decided with Angie’s very experienced guidance, to compete as a Sports Model with ICN in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in their Rookies competition.
What does competiting look like for you so far?
I loved competing, sharing awareness for People with challenges to become fit and healthy, and meeting new friends. I can’t wait to do it again.
What inspires you?
Everyone I meet in the gym inspires me in some way and I love music.
What is your advice to a new competitor?
Have fun like I did! I love to have a boogie onstage.
What does a typical training week look like for you?
I train twice a week with Angie and 3 times a week just before competition.
What is your favourite exercise?
I love doing abs!
What is your least favourite exercise?
I don’t have one really, but bench overs used to scare me, now I can do them really well!
Do you have a training tip you can share?
Keep training hard and never give up
What is your favourite Cheat Meal?
I love Bubble ‘O’ Bill Icecreams haha
What are you planning on doing next?
I will be doing the Transformation Show in July
How can people contact you?
Just through my social media accounts which are as follows:
PS…My Mum Lori, and my Personal trainer and Coach, Angie Moore helped me write this.