Hi, my name is Ciara Cito, and I am new to the sport of figure. I first heard about figure in 2008 from a former trainer I had at my local gym. At this time I was just interested in going to the gym to â€œget in shape.â€
My trainer at the time, Amanda Maddox, had competed in the past and pointed out that I have a great physique for the sport. I had no idea what she was talking about, like I said, â€œI was just looking to â€˜get in shape.â€™â€ A few months after that I felt kind of bored with my gym routine and wanted a greater challenge. I decided to ask Amanda a little more about figure competing, which is when she logged me onto the NPC web site and a whole new exciting world opened up to me!
I doubted my ability to be able to change my body into
looking the way the Pros of this sport do. Questions ran through my head, like
â€œCan I really do this?â€ Do I have what it takes to endure the training, the
diet, and the pressure?â€
My first nutritionist, Kevin Hall, took me into my first two shows. I won 1st place of my class at my first competition, San Francisco 2009. I placed 4th in my class at my second show, Sacramento 2009. It was my third show where I won the overall at Contra Costa 2010, where I began using Max Muscle supplements with Ken Tali as my figure coach, and my boyfriend Darren helped keep me on track at the gym, where he helped correct improper training techniques I acquired throughout the years.
After Contra Costa, my coach at the time, Ken, felt that it
would be a good idea to get one more show under my belt before competing in the
USAâ€™s, which is when I decided to do Sacramento 2010.
My next plan of action for this season is the USA in Vegas! All I have to say is â€œWatch out Vegas cause here I come!â€
National Figure Competitor