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Steven M. Crespo - Pro Male Physique
Personal: Single, no children
Place of Birth: Puerto Rico
State (residence): New Jersey
Available For Posing Exhibitions and/or Seminars: Yes
Occupation: Genetics Analyst for Clinical lab
Hobbies: Collecting antiques, vintage cars, visiting flea markets, architecture, biking
Favorite Movie: Life is Beautiful
Favorite Actor: Judy Dench
Favorite Band: Queen
Favorite Performer: Adele
Food: Indian, Thai, Ethiopian
Favorite TV Show: Two Broke girls
Training since: 2016
Year Turned PRO: 2017
Height: 5' 0"
Weight: Preshow 112
Weight: Show 109
Education: College Graduate
Traits You Admire Most In Others: Honesty, integrity, and sincerity
Traits You Admire Most In Yourself: Commitment and perseverance
2017 NGA Pro/Am North Jersey
& Women’s Extravaganza Championships:
1. Men’s Physique – Debut-1st
2. Men’s Physique –Open LW 1st
3. Men’s Physique –Overall & NGA Pro Card
4. Transformation- 2nd
BIO: Due to being born with growth hormone deficiency resulting in very short stature, and hormonal imbalance, I had to endure many years of growth hormone shots to grow, and a lifetime of taking cortisone to balance my hormonal issues through early adulthood. This created permanent physiological and metabolic issues such as weight gain swings, among other physical things. I would try to get my weight under control, win the battle, and then lose the next one. In 2016, after losing control of my lifestyle and weight gain situation, I decided to hire a personal trainer to help me. In the past I had had personal trainers, but I didn't see that special commitment from them to me, which didn't inspire me. This time it was different. This trainer, Joe, helped me from meals plans design, to routines, keeping a watchful eye on my progress. In spring of 2017, after seeing my progress, he encouraged me to train for an NGA physique show. He said it would be a great goal to set, and that I had a chance of placing. I hesitantly did, never thinking I would be an athlete, as I never was one. Joe also became my coach, giving me feedback on my posing and all that entitles a show. He had the right vision for me, and at my first NGA competition, took multiple first place wins and my NGA Pro card. I committed to my goals, and I persevered, thanks to an awesome trainer. Now I can say what I never said in my life, I'm an athlete. And above all, and most proudly, a natural athlete.