Name: Rose Brunner
Occupation/Affiliations: Personal Trainer, IFBB Physique Pro
Family/Relationship Status: Mom of 2 amazing kids (18 & 20)
When and where did your love for fitness begin?
My love and passion comes from my mother and brother and started when I was 13 years old. My mother taught aerobics/body pump classes, before they were “popular” (women didn’t lift weights back then, that was for the boys) and my brother dove heavily into bodybuilding, I soon followed in his path.
What is your proudest fitness accomplishment?
Many would think I would say getting my pro card, while It was a great moment it is not my proudest moment. My proudest moment was after a show in 2012, I was competing in figure at the time. I came in 2nd to last. It was crushing to me. I got a call from my brother and he said, “You’re placing means nothing, it does not define your hard work, dedication and what is in your heart. This sport pumps through your veins and breathes life into you. You touch and inspire many so no matter what, hold your head high and know that I am very proud of you and I know mom is looking down and is also very proud of all you have accomplished”. For me, that is more to me than any trophy or placing.
What is your fitness philosophy?
Find what works for you, listen to your how your body responds. We are all built differently and respond to different workouts, food and cardio programs. It is a lot of trial an error. Also don’t get comfortable in doing the same workouts and eating the same food day after day. Add variety, mix it up. And enjoy it!!! You are taking care of your biggest most prized possession, YOU!
What does your fitness routine look like?
I went back to my old school split, 3 days on 1 day off
Day 1 Quads, Calves
Day 2 Back, Glutes Abs
Day 3 Delts, with a very light chest workout
Day 4 OFF
Day 5 Hamstrings Calves Abs
Day 6 Arms, Glutes and 8 sets of wide grip lat pull downs
Day 7 Delts, Abs
Day 8 OFF
I do cardio 4-5 times a week 30-40 minutes.
What song(s) gets you beast mode ready?
Wow, I have a lot, right now Down with the Sickness by Disturbed, Face the Pain by Stemm, A Warriors Call by Volbeat, We Own It by 2 Chainz and anything from In This Moment.
What advice would you give to anyone interested in competing (ANY type of fitness competition)?
Find a GOOD coach, there are so many trainers out there that say they can get your ready for a competition so do your research, ask around and ask questions like you are interviewing them for a job. It is vital in your success and health to find a well experienced, knowledgable trainer.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I love to write, I’m not sure if it is a talent but I know it flows naturally out of me. I feel it, I write it. I wouldn’t call them poems more like verses or what I like to call them “Little pieces of me, put on paper in words”
Whats next for you so we can cheer you on?
I am unsure of what 2015 will hold for me. I have a lot of life changes going on right now, but God willing I will walk on stage again next year. I am still training and focused on that being my goal.
How do we learn more about you?
You can join me at www.facebook.com/rosebfit7 or on Instagram and Twitter @ ifbbpro_roseb7