Up close and personal with fitness champion, nutritionist, healthy-living motivator and Bulk Nutrients ambassador LARA GYA…
Hi Lara, tell us a bit about yourself?
Hey! I’m Lara – a qualified nutritionist, IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness) competitor and a lover of all things health and fitness. I’m also a Biomedical Sciences graduate which was a VERY full-on degree. I was at university 9am to 5pm every day working hard to achieve my undergraduate degree. It was very science based as I may be a very big nerd.
You recently finished your master’s degree in Nutrition – what’s the best diet and fitness tip you could give anyone?
I love to help individuals wanting to achieve their health and fitness goals, so the best diet… is simple – you need to find HEALTHY foods which you love and enjoy. I always believe a diet is a lifestyle change and for me I really believe in balance and achieving that long term will help you achieve your goals.
You’re also a fitness competitor who has a few ICN Victoria Overall Champion titles under your belt. How did you get into this and achieve these wins?
Well, I never used to be into fitness. It wasn’t until I decided to change my life around and lose 25kg that really led me to competing. I trained hard, dedicated myself and changed my whole life around in order to compete. I ended up winning overall the first year I competed and have not stopped competing since
What’s the best way to prepare for a fitness competition?
To make sure you’re ALL-IN! It’s also important to find what motivates you when preparing. I always want to achieve the best physique possible and ensuring I dedicate myself 100% each time is a great way to prepare. It’s also important to remain consistent – even in the off-season as it makes competition prepping a whole lot easier.
How did you get involved with the team at Bulk Nutrients Pure Supplements?
It’s funny because I was using Bulk Nutrients before I even became an ambassador for them! I loved the brand and really believed in their products, and I applied to be a part of the team and the rest is history.
What does your role as ambassador for them involve?
One of my favourites is attending some amazing events and seeing like-minded people compete for their goals! I love the bodybuilding shows, of course!
What do you love most about Bulk Nutrients supplements?
I love that they taste amazing! Have you tried their Salted Caramel Thermo Whey? Seriously, it’s my secret addiction. Their range is very versatile and caters to a lot of individuals. I use all their proteins daily, along with the BCAAS (Branched Chin Amino Acids) which are great at fuelling my workouts.
What separates them from the competition?
Bulk Nutrients are very versatile in the way that it caters for a lot of individuals with different goals and sports. It’s also very affordable and they taste great. Suffice to say that their products are the best you will ever try!
What’s your best asset?
This is a tough one, but a lot of people compliment me on my shoulders. I’ve been working hard at them and must say they are probably one of the strongest features I have.
When you’re not eating healthy and working out, what else do you love to do?
I love to go for walks, horse riding and have beach days. I’m also quite the travel bug and plan on going to India, Europe and America next year.
What else is next for you?
I’m currently training to compete in the IFBB Arnold next March and I’m also taking my online business to the next level by doing nutrition seminars around Australia and also some internationally. I want to share my knowledge with the world and want to encourage individuals to let them know that they can make a change.
For more info go to www.bulknutriets.com.au and follow Lara on Instagram at @laralive2lift
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