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Tanji Johnson

Tanji Johnson

Height: 5’3”
Age: 32
Weight: 126

Hometown: Irmo, South Carolina

Current residence: Seattle, Washington

Occupation: Personal trainer, professional fitness competitor, fitness coach (to fitness and figure athletes), consultant and writer, fitness model and spokesperson for Gaspari Nutrition

Marital status: Single

Workout schedule: Monday, back; Tuesday, plyometrics and high-rep leg work; Wednesday, chest; Thursday, delts; Friday, plyometrics and high-rep legs (Note: She also does long runs, track work, hikes, hip-hop classes and gymnastics throughout the week.)

Sample bodypart workout (back): Close-grip pulldowns, 4 x 12-15; seated cable rows, 4 x 12-15; bent-over barbell rows, 4 x 12-15; hyperextensions, 4 x 15-20

Factoids: Graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1997 with a B.S. in humanities and served five years in the Air Force; has won four IFBB pro contests and placed fourth at the ’06 Fitness Olympia and the ’07 Fitness International; is the chairman of the Save Fitness campaign, which is dedicated to recruiting women to compete in fitness; and launched the ExcellentSpirit clothing line in March ’06.

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Compiled by Jonathan Lawson
Photography by Michael Neveux

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