Shannan Frank, a 23 year old Measurement Analyst at Coastal Flow Measurement Company, recently competed in the Dre Dillard Classic Fitness Competition on January 31st. She won 7th place out of 27 participants. Placing in the top ten in her first competition has given her high hopes and motivation for future events
Shannan has been preparing her body for almost a year to compete in fitness competitions. Her training involves working out twice a day for six to seven days a week. Her morning workout consists solely of cardio and her evening work out consists of at least 1 hour of weight training and about another 45 minutes of cardio. She also adheres to a strict diet of lots of proteins and few carbs. As the weeks draw closer to the competition, she grows stricter on her workouts and diet.
Shannan described her experience in competing, “You work on your physique…before the competition and then when you get there it’s all about posing and how you present yourself, whatever you’ve created. So really what it comes down to at that point when you get on stage everyone pretty much has the same physique, so it’s the posing when you’re on stage that really matters…it really comes down to how well you can pose yourself and make yourself look onstage…it’s all presentation.“
On March 28th, she will be competing in the Phil Heath Classic against about 70 other competitors in her class. She did not express a bit of nervousness in facing greater odds. Instead, her natural competitiveness gives her confidence in rising up to the challenge.
Shannan has been working for Coastal Flow for 7 months as a Measurement Analyst. She is originally from California, but she studied Economics at Arizona State University, where she had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia for a year. Her long-term dreams include making it to Pro level in the fitness competitions, which would give her opportunities for modeling contracts for fitness magazines. Her Coastal Flow family encourages her to continue working hard to make her dreams become reality.