CORLETTE’S very own Joy Flint understands more than most that bodybuilding isn’t simply a hobby, it is a way of life.
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Back in 2012, Joy made the conscious decision to begin training to do more than just maintain her fitness and to start entering bodybuilding competitions.
Her competitive career may have begun in 2013 but five years later, Joy has enjoyed a very successful 2018.
To begin the year, Joy won the 2018 Arnold Classic Australia Qualifier.
This was followed up with a second at the Arnold Classic 2018 Pro Show Finals in Melbourne in March.
In September, Joy won the IFBB Professional League NSW State Championships and only last weekend finished second at the Australian National Championships in Melbourne.
“Only Joy and I know how far she has come and how much she has blossomed over the years and overcome personal battles along the way,” Joy’s husband Charlie told News Of The Area.
“I am very proud of her achievements and total dedication, which has manifested in her becoming a better version of herself.”
The total dedication that Charlie refers to includes a strict training regimen, incorporating cardiovascular training alongside a rigorous weight training program with a meticulously planned diet where each meal is not only scheduled but also weighed in exact portions.
Close friend Karen Wells is very proud of her friend.
“This sport not only requires a huge physical endeavour but is also an extremely psychological endeavour,” Karen told News Of The Area.
“Joy has applied herself with extreme dedication to become the absolute best version of herself because she has an extremely hard work ethic that is also reflected in every other aspect of her life.”
The success of Joy’s Taylors Beach business, PT Fitness, is testament to that.
Joy opened PT Fitness in early 2017 to educate and share her knowledge, commitment and passion for the fitness industry for the benefit of like minded individuals in the Port Stephens area.
Considering the successful year that Joy has enjoyed, it is fair to say that Joy more than talks the talk, she walks the walk as well.
It just goes to show what you can do when you really want it.
By Rachael VAUGHAN