Johanna Mountfort of Physical Edge is now a highly sought after bodybuilding trainer.
Since Jo has returned from the INBA All Female muscle and Fitness Classic in Melbourne (2nd July) with her 2nd place Open Figure placing she has been very busy preparing clients for the rest of the competition year and continuing her own training for the INBA South Pacific Champs in Taupo (27th August) and the NABBA Nationals (1st Oct).
Jo had three girls competing in the NABBA Counties Manukau champs (6th August). Alyssa Christie in Novice Figure Tall, who won her class out of five, beating several girls with her strong symmetry, her upper/lower body balance and her beautiful posing and stage presentation she deservedly won after many posing comparisons! Congratulations Alyssa!!!
Moira Hughes competed in Senior Figure 45+ and placed 2nd with her lean, hard package and her winning smile and Caroline Cloete, who competed in the shape class, unfortunately didn’t place this time (previously she had placed 3rd out of 8 at the NABBA Auckland Champs) but undeterred she prepared for the 2011 NABBA Nationals.
On 27th September Jo and Moira went to Taupo to compete in the INBA South Pacific Champs.
This time Moira won her Senior Figure 50+ class! Jo competed in the Open Figure Class against three other very experienced, international level figure athletes. Coming in in a very full and muscular condition, Jo won the Open Figure Class and then went on to receive the ‘Best Performer” award to her Lady Gaga ‘Edge of Glory’ posing routine. Then Jo and Moira went head to head in the Overall Figure line up with two other figure athletes competing for the Overall Figure Champion title, which Jo won, qualifying her for the Natural Universe, (23 October in Brisbane) and the Natural Olympia, (12 November in Reno USA).
The NABBA Nationals on October 1st 2011 was a huge show with the best competitors from around the country competing for the prestigious MR and MS New Zealand titles.
Physical Edge is very proud to announce that Jo won the Ms New Zealand Figure title, finishing off her already very successful year as one of New Zealands’ top figure athletes.
Invitations for the Olympia, Universe and Worlds are still flooding in for Jo but at this time she is enjoying a much deserved break in the off season and is planning to go international within the next two years. Jo will resume competing within NZ next year around April when the season recommences.