Name: Zoa Linsey
Birthdate: November 29, 1971
Residence: Tokyo, Japan but grew up in Vancouver, BC
Height: 5' 9 1/2"
Weight: 170 lbs. (contest); 200 lbs. (off-season)
Bent-over DB Rows
DB Curls – 50-70 lbs. for reps
Alternate DB Rows – 120 lbs. for reps
1-Leg Leg Press – 450 lbs
DB Chest Press – 80 lbs for reps
2000 - WNBF Heavyweight Division - 1st Place
2001 - BCABBA Heavyweight Division - 2nd Runner Up
2002 - ANBC Tall Class Division - 1st Place
2003 - WNSO Western Canadian Musclemania Heavyweight Division - 1st Place & Overall Champion
2003 - BCABBA Pacific Nutrition Heavyweight Division - 1st Place & Overall Champion
2003 - WNSO National Championships - Toronto, Ontario
2004 BC Provincials - Overall Champion
2005 Canadian Nationals – 3rd Place, Heavyweight
2007 Canadian Nationals – GOT SICK!
2009 Canadian Nationals - 2nd Place, Heavyweight
2009 North American - 1st Place, Heavyweight & Overall (Pro card)
I would like to thank my friends, fans and sponsors for their continued support and encouragement:
Camp Zama, Japan
My husband and #1 Supporter – Joseph
What empowers/motivates you as an athlete?
My desire to motivate others and help others understand how to achieve their best!
Has lifting had a positive impact on your life and how?
Most definitely. The long-term planning, the personal discipline, the time management have all been integral to achieving my goals in other areas of my life...career (a university degree and a technical college certification in marketing), personal and emotional. Learning to put aside temporary pleasures for the satisfaction of a long-term goal gives my life direction and meaning. I am learning to be a champion simply by setting my targets high and doing my best at all times.
The Value of Training:
"The duration of an athletic contest is only a few minutes while the training for it may take many weeks of arduous work and continuous exercise of self-effort. The real value of sport is not the actual game in the limelight of applause but the hours of dogged determination and self-discipline carried out alone, imposed and supervised by an exacting conscience. The applause soon dies away, the prize is left behind, but the character you build is yours forever."
I believe lifting weights can help women be strong and confident in other areas of their life. I hope to empower women to be self-sufficient and recognize their true inner beauty and strength.
Zoa does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!