Born and raised on a dairy farm in in Agassiz, BC, Leanne Bodnar spent her high school days playing competive basketball, field hockey and swimming, but when school and those sports came to an end she fell in love with lifting.
Competitive by nature, just being in the gym wasn’t enough, and the boredom of training solo had her looking for something to train for. “I had always admired body builders and dreamed of looking like them one day!”
Now days that dream is a reality. Leanne has completely fallen in love the sport, and works hard to motivate others to view fitness as a lifestyle, and inspire them to reach for their dreams as so many other’s had done for her.
What’s your sport of choice?
Bodybuilding is my sport of choice now, but growing up it was competitive swimming, basketball, and field hockey.
What’s your best ‘high-five’ moment that you achieved in your sport?
Competing in my first BCABBA show where I took home first place in my class!
What or who would you say is your biggest motivation that helps you achieve your best?
For me personally, having a goal to work towards keeps me focused and motivated. There is no option for failure once I have my mind set on something. I don’t want to let myself or anyone else down! There is always room for improvement and I am always striving to be better than I was yesterday.
How would you say you motivate others to achieve their best?
I try to lead by example and show people that you are capable of anything you put your mind to. I talk about my goals and try to share my passion for health and fitness with everyone around me. I am always open and willing to help others reach their goals!
What’s your favourite post-workout indulgence?
What’s one supplement that’s always in your cupboard?
A couple must haves for me are whey protein isolate, glutamine, BCAA’s, and greens
What’s your ‘dream big’ goal that you hope to achieve?
I know I have a long ways to go, but I have a dream of one day getting that pro card. I am willing to put in the work and do whatever it takes to get there! This is only the beginning!