Dawn Fernandez Training at Gold’s Gym

/ Posted 02.04.2013

I am a native of Colorado, but have lived in Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun, for over 20 years. My husband and I have three boys. Our family has always been active in sports and the gym. My coach is Damian Segovia at AZ Pro Physiques. My husband is my training partner.

When I turned thirty, my husband bought us a membership to a local gym. I had always watched what I ate and applied my rule of moderation, but I wanted to get fit and strong. My muscles responded well to the combination of weight training and cardio. Over the years I have learned that a good nutrition plan combined with a consistent workout plan yield a wealth of health benefits both physically and mentally. I’ve been working out and training for many years, but I’ve only been competing since the fall of 2009. I’ve met a lot of wonderful people in the bodybuilding sport and fitness industry. Everyone has been very helpful. With each competition I’ve learned something new about the sport or myself. It’s been a very interesting journey thus far and I am anxious to see what is next. It has been a challenge at times to juggle a full time career and a family and find time to train or compete, but my family has been very supportive. It’s been nice to find that balance in life and I’d like to help others find that balance too.

Back workout:
Seated wide grip lat pull downs 10-12 reps
Hammer Strength machine rows (one arm at a time) 10-12 reps 
Hammer Strength lat pull downs (one arm at a time) 10-12 reps
Seated medium or close grip rows 10-15 reps
Hyper extensions 3-4 set 20-25 reps

IFBB Miami Pro Show (debut): 5th in Figure Pro
IFBB North American Championship: 1st in Open Figure Class F (Wins Overall) – EARNS PRO CARD!!
NPC USA National Championship: 3rd in Open Figure Class E
NPC Team Universe: 10th in Open Figure Class E
NPC Jr Nationals: 2nd in Open Figure Class E

’11 Season: 

Arnold Classic Sports Festival (Amateur Figure): 6th in Open Figure Class E
NPC Team Universe: 8th in Open Figure Class E & 10th in Jr. Masters Class C
NPC USA’s Championship: 9th in Open Figure Class E
NPC National Championship: Nov. 18-19th – Miami Beach, Florid

’10 Season: 

NPC Western Regional Championship: Won Overall Figure Title, First in Open Figure Class D, First in Figure Tall Jr Masters
NPC National Championship: Fifteenth in Open Bikini Class E
NPC USA National Championship: Sixteenth in Open Bikini Class E 
NPC National Master Championship: Fourth in Bikini Masters 
NPC West Coast Classic: Second in Open Bikini Class E, Fourth in Bikini Masters 
NPC California State Championship: Fifth in Open Bikini Class E 
NPC Muscle Contest: Fourth in Open Bikini Class D 
NPC Natural Western Regional Championship: Won Overall Bikini Title, First in Open Bikini Tall

’09 Season: 

NPC Excalibur Championship: First in Bikini Masters, Second in Open Bikini Tall 
NPC Western Regional Championship: Second in Open Bikini Tall

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