A local bodybuilder has recently started her own business in Cayman.
Mobile Fitness Solutions is the creation of Jeanna Cullinane. It began operating in April of this year. The business is a mobile personal training company that offers clients work-outs in the privacy of their own homes.
‘I saw a need for this kind of service as most of my clients have always asked me when they could train when no one was around.
‘I am glad I can assist them in that way as it takes a lot of courage to walk into a gym when you don’t feel good about the way you look,’ said Ms. Cullinane.
Ms. Cullinane is no stranger to feeling uncomfortable in her own skin. It was her desire to feel better about herself that prompted her to have an active role in the world of fitness.
‘In October 2003, I progressively gained weight after giving birth to my children. I decided to join the gym and enlist the help of a personal trainer. I trained hard and successfully went from a size 6 to a size 0 in about 6 months.
‘Motivated by my results, I wanted to help others just like me and decided to get certified as a personal trainer,’ Ms. Cullinane said, who is currently 4’11 and less than 100 pounds.
Ms. Cullinane earned her certification as a personal trainer in February 2004. She completed her practical and written tests at Fitness Connection here in Cayman.
From there, Ms. Cullinane turned her attention to competitive natural bodybuilding. She says that it was due to the encouragement of others that she became involved with bodybuilding.
‘I entered my first competition in August 2004 at the International National Bodybuilding Federation (INBF) Caribbean Grand Prix. I placed 4th in Figure and 5th in Bodybuilding. The following year I competed at the local level. I took part in the Extreme Bodybuilding Championships, placing 1st in both Bodybuilding and Figure,’ Ms. Cullinane said.
The 35-year-old mother of two has remained active in the sport. To date she has amassed roughly seven top-5 finishes and continues to shine locally and abroad.
‘My most recent and proudest accomplishment was at the international level. At the INBF Caribbean Grand Prix held in Cayman on 3 June 2006, I placed 2nd in both Bodybuilding and Figure.
‘I am currently preparing for my return to the INBF World Championships in New York on 11 November 2006,’ she said.
Ms. Cullinane went on to discuss other plans she has for the future.
‘My future plans include continuing to compete until I reach the pro ranks and helping people create healthy lifestyles through proper nutrition and training.’
‘I also aspire to become a local and international fitness model. I would like to produce a local health and fitness publication highlighting local people who are examples of healthy lifestyles,’ she stated.
Ms. Cullinane also added that her sponsorship situation is in limbo. McCoy’s restaurant had reportedly been her sponsor for her last event but their status is unclear due to internal problems. As a result, Ms. Cullinane is appealing for sponsorship from all interested companies.
Ms. Cullinane also said that she was very pleased with all of her success and encouraged everyone to stay motivated and healthy.
‘I am so proud of my accomplishments and the fact that I achieved them in a relatively short period of time. Losing weight is not an easy task. It takes hard work and you have to be strong and determined plus you have to really want it.
‘My advice to anyone wanting to achieve weight loss or any goal is put your mind to it and you can accomplish anything.’