Charlotte McCord, Conestoga alumni, is a nutrition and fitness coach at Proactive Fitness in Cambridge. McCord has enjoyed her career as a coach for many years but in her early twenties she thought she might pursue a different career path.
Just after her 21st birthday, McCord competed in the bikini division at her first, and last, bodybuilding competition. She trained rigorously for 16 weeks prior to the competition and engaged in extreme dieting practices. While she recognizes the positives of this sport, her experiences taught her how harmful it could be for your mind and body. McCord talks about her experience prepping for the competition and reflects on how it affected her life.