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Anca is a certified personal trainer, fitness model and a IFBB bikini competitor located in beautiful Santa Monica, California.
Born and raised in Romania, she came from a very athletic family where her father was an Olympic Judo coach and her mother a gymnastics coach. She started in sports and rhythmic gymnastics at a very young age. Dancing at 3, ice skating and skiing at 4 and by the age of 6 she realized that gymnastics was her preferred sport. She continued practicing rhythmic gymnastics for 16 years and competed in national and international competitions, winning prizes and awards. Soon after, she discovered weight training and became hooked. Having a newfound passion, she began training regularly, also teaching aerobic and dance classes. She was always in the gym working out to improve her body and helping others realize the importance of exercise and health.
While her passion for exercise grew, she never neglected her mind and graduated with a degree in economics and fluency in 4 languages. (Romanian, Italian, French and English)
She realized that in order to be involved in the fitness industry and have the ability to make a name for herself, she needed to come to the United States. Following her heart she came to the US and after a few years and of hard work, determination and commitment, she began to achieve her dream. She did well competing against the most beautiful and trained girls in the Fitness industry. Placing top 10 at the 2007 Miss Bikini America, Top 10 at The 2008 Miss Bikini Universe and then on to win her bikini class and overall at the 2009 NPC Orange County Muscle Classic. She also took 2nd the following month at the 2009 NPC Bodybuilding Championships. In 2010 she was granted pro status by the IFBB and in her first pro show, The Tournament of Champions, she placed third securing her a spot in the coveted Mr. Olympia contest in Las Vegas. She is now taking the experience from the Olympia and hitting the pro stage in 2011 with renewed vigor.
She is a well known fitness model gracing the pages of magazines like: Flex, Planet Muscle, Max Sports and Fitness, Glutes, American Curves, BTM, Fit Models International and more. You may have seen her playing football as a running back in the infamous Lingerie Bowl or even a body double model, casting for Angelina Jolie and Courtney Cox.
While she is pursuing her career as a fitness model and competitor, Anca is using her fitness experience to help people improve their health through diet and exercise.
“Being in great shape and shooting in exotic places for the best magazines is very exciting and a true achievement. But inspiring others and helping them achieve their fitness goals is my true satisfaction. It’s not easy and it takes time, commitment, ambition and a desire to improve. But it can be done! When you see and experience the results, there is no better feeling.”