Fitness Enthusiast: Lori Cipolla

City/Town of Residence: Cranston

Age: 38 yrs.

Occupation: Mom of 5 & Personal Trainer

Family: Married with 3 girls 2 boys

Your sport of fitness activity: Weight lifting, figure competitor

Recent events you have competed in: Wbff Worlds show in Las Vegas 8/25/13

Events you are training for: Wbff Fitness Atlantic 4/12/14

What is your proudest fitness accomplishment? My proudest fitness accomplishment was getting my body to “show ready” to compete at my first fitness competition. My Coach, Fatima Elite Kusch, had enough faith in me to have my 1st competitive show be a Worlds show! The icing on the cake was I placed 4th in figure short open with the Wbff.

What motivates you? My motivation is watching my body make progress. The transformation is pretty incredible. My teammates motivate me and my family. My kids watched me grow from just there mom to someone dedicated and determined to go after what they want and now they expect it from me. So, yes they are my motivation too!

Best local eats: Twin Oaks Restaurant has been my favorite since I was a little girl and still is! I also like Chapel Grille. They were very accommodating to me when I was eating very strict before competition.

Famous person you would like to have dinner with: Madonna! Not only have I loved her music since I was little but she’s in great shape!

What’s on your nightstand? I always take a bottle of essential water to bed with me.

Favorite cheat meal/snack: Anything chocolate ????

What do you like to do in your down time? With 5 kids there isn’t a whole lot of down time but I like spending my down time with them and my husband. Could be just kick back and watch a movie.

Best thing about living in RI: Best thing about living in RI is everything is pretty close by. I like convenience.

One thing people don’t know about you: I am great with weights. Hand me a ball to throw, you better duck ….. I have bad aim!

Favorite quote: Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring

Fitness tip for RI Fit Readers: There will be circumstances in your life that if you allow, will deter you from getting your fitness goals accosted. It maybe “not enough time –school, work, kids” . Don’t let your circumstances be your excuse. I started my journey by plugging in a video tape at home whenever I could fit it in during the course of a day. You can, you are worth it.

Additional Comments: Thank you for this opportunity! The thought of inspiring or motivating anyone out there to get healthy is my main goal.

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