Where and when were you born? Dallas, Texas October 15, 1973
What is your profession? Sponsored athlete, pro-wrestler
Were you involved in sports prior to fitness and wrestling and how did you get started with weight training? Yes, I did Track and Field in H.S. I was a sprinter and I also did triple jump. Introduced to weight training in H.S. but never thought anything of it till later in life.
How did you get into wrestling? Moved to Venice Beach California in 2003, trained at the Venice Gold’s gym and wresters who I didn’t even know would just approach me and put the idea in my mind. I ignored it for awhile since I was strictly focused on competitions. I just laughed at it. But then after so many times of the seed being planted randomly I thought to myself “maybe I should give this a try.” I’ve been at it ever since!
Was it a goal for you to compete in fitness competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body? It never came to mind whatsoever!! It was just like wrestling, people would come up to me and ask if I was competing. I said “No” and they would tell me I should. So in four months I went from being fit to competition shape! I never saw myself being on stage flexing my muscles. It was wonderful when I won first and the overall for my very first show!
Can you give me your competition history? Check out my site www.jenniferfit.com. It gives you a list. I did a couple in L.A. too. Took 4th at the L.A. show and 1st for a Venice Beach competition. I don’t know if those are listed.
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you? I think my first show was my biggest success. It wasn’t a high level ranking show, but just for the fact that it was my first one and I had not a clue what I was really doing, and then winning it. I just felt on top of the world. Then I became addicted and did show after show.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.) Train 6 days a week. Sundays off. One hour cardio then I hit the weights. I don’t actually have a program. I just do what I feel like doing. With cardio I mix it with low and high intensity. And with lifting, I mix low and heavy weights. Now days I sometimes go twice a day for cardio since I am planning to do my first show in 5 years. The Emerald Cup in April.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? I like all the exercises, I don’t really have a favorite.. maybe, overhead shoulder press if I am to think about it. Hamstrings I’m not much of a fan of doing.
Which body part is your best in your opinion? I like all my body. But I guess my legs since everyone seems to comment on them.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? www.jenniferfit.com has it. I don’t know it off hand. And those best lifts have not been done in a long time!
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'? I enjoy seeing the transformation!! Off season, I enjoy eating a bowl of cereal in the morning!! J
Please describe a typical day in the life of Jennifer Thomas. Wake up, say a prayer asking for a great day, eat breakfast, go train at gym, tan, go to Emerald Smoothie and get protein shake. Go home, take hot bath, eat again, maybe go to gym again for some more cardio, go to wrestling class ( 2 or 3 days of the week). Come home, eat again, take hot bath again, drink protein shake, read, say another prayer and nighty night!
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.) I love to sit at a bookstore and read! I also enjoy watersking, snowsking, eating out and I really enjoy hot baths and massages.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle? I enjoy being healthy and maximizing on the genetics God gave me. I love improving my mind and body continuously, to be strong in all areas of life.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear. I used to be FAT!! Weighed 172 pounds at 5’1 .. 24 hour Fitness uses my before and after’s to sell training packages and I was also featured in June 2002 Oxygen Magazine in a “work in progress” article.
What are your competition goals or personal future goals? Emerald Cup/ short class Figure in April. Become a Gladiator for American Gladiators. Work with WWE or TNA as a top female wrestler. And lastly, do more fitness modeling and use my story as inspiration for others.