Hello Everyone! My name is Sandy Grant, and I am VERY excited to be part of Lee Labrada’s Bodybuilding Nutrition Blog! I’ve been a loyal consumer (& Fan!) of Labrada Nutrition for the past 10 years. I was given the opportunity of promoting Labrada products during my first year of fitness competitions and saw the benefits of living and eating a balanced and healthy lifestyle through nutrition & supplementation.
Back Ground: IFBB Fitness Professional, Full Time Executive Assistant, SG2Victory Fitness/Figure Coach and Seattle Mist LFL Football Player! It does sound like I’m a little busy…but I love every minute of it. I enjoy Promotional Modeling & am a Ring Card Girl at MMA & Boxing Fights as well.
I turned IFBB Fitness Professional at the 2003 USA Fitness Championships. In 2007 my sister Shannon Gill and I officially launched SG2Victory. SG2Victory is a non-exclusive Fitness, Figure & Bikini team. We provide posing, contest prep and help all new & veteran physique Athletes! Shannon is a Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, NPC Judge and a Fitness/Figure Coach. You can find more SG2Victory information on Shannon’s site. http://www.shannongill.com/ .
On April 22, 2009 I made the Seattle Mist LFL Football tryouts & will be on the official roster! Starting in September 2009 I’ll be playing 7 on 7 tackle football! The team is made up of a wide range of athletes; former Volleyball players, Kick-boxers, Tennis, Soccer, Softball & Rugby Players, Fitness/ Figure Competitors and even a Cirque du Soleil performer. My training & conditioning will be similar but a lot more intense than when I train for fitness competitions…it will be fun, new & exciting! Check back soon for new updates to the Seattle Mist Website. http://www.lflus.com/seattlemist/index.html
My love for fitness first started as a teen. I was very active in sports, softball, track and any outside activity. In High School I was the Co-Captain on the Dance Drill Team. I loved to perform! When I was not practicing my routines or creating my own workouts at home you could always find me watching the Fitness America, Cheer & Aerobics competitions on ESPN. I was so fascinated by the talent & physiques of the competitors that I continued to follow the Fitness Competitions in the magazines after High School. I also hit the gym regularly to stay fit and athletic. After a couple years I knew I was ready to take my physique to that next level and compete.
In April of 1999, I went to my first NPC Fitness Competition, the Emerald Cup in Bellevue, WA. I knew of a couple girls who were competing in it so I was pretty excited to watch. Right then and there I decided that this is what I wanted to do! 5 months later, September 1999 I competed in my first fitness competition, placed 2nd, and then one week later I competed in the Washington State Ironman Fitness Show and won the overall! From that point on I was hooked on Fitness….and still going! Since my last Pro Fitness Show I have been guest performing at multiple local and Regional NPC Championship Shows and continue helping up and coming Athletes prepare for their competitions.
2006 IFBB New York City Pro Fitness – 6th
2005 IFBB Pro Fitness Emerald Cup – 16th
2004 IFBB GNC Show of Strength Fitness – 13th
2004 IFBB SW Pro Fitness – (received “Horizon Award”) – 9th
2004 IFBB New York Pro Fitness (pro debut) – 15th
2003 NPC USA National Fitness Championship – 2nd Place Middle Class, *IFBB Pro Qualified*
2003 Emerald Cup Fitness – 1st
2002 Capitol City Body Building – Open Medium Weight Class – 1st
2001 NPC Nationals Fitness Championship – Medium Class – 12th
2001 NPC Nationals Team Universe Figure – Medium Class – 8th
2001 Emerald Cup Figure – Overall
2001 Vancouver Naturals Figure – Overall
2000 NPC USA National Fitness Championship – Medium Class 20th
2000 Capitol City Fitness – 3rd
2000 Emerald Cup Fitness – 7th
2000 Vancouver Naturals Fitness – 4th
1999 Ironman Fitness – Overall
1999 Northwest Fitness – 2nd
My Passion is in Health & Fitness. I hope to inspire everyone to live a happy and healthy lifestyle, as I have found this way of life incredibly rewarding. Eating sensibly and exercising is so important for the mind, body and soul and I hope to share with you what I’ve learned. That is why I am so excited about being part of the Labrada Bodybuilding Nutrition Blog!! I am looking forward to blogging about nutrition, exercise tips, Labrada supplements, motivation, contest prep and anything that revolves around health and fitness.
Sandy Grant IFBB Fitness Pro “Keep your Faith Muscles Strong!”