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Mary Catherine Connolly - Pro Bikini
Personal: Married, No children
State (residence): Florida
Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: Yes
Occupation: Teacher and Cheerleading Coach
Hobbies: Working out, running races
NGA Pro Athlete: Bikini Model
Pro Athlete Training: 2012
Year Turned PRO: 2014
Stats: Height: 5' 0" Weight: Preshow 106 Weight: Show 101
OCB Beach Body Jax
- First Place Bikini short Class
NGA Abraham Fitness Championship
- 1st Place Bikini Overall ( Pro Card awarded)
Education: College Graduate and Certificate Programs
Bachelor of Science - Education
Master of Education - Current
BIO: Growing up, I was always active as a gymnast, dancer, and cheerleader. I was interested in fitness and learning more about the body. Throughout college, I was part of a collegiate co-ed cheerleading team as well as the dance team. Cheerleading was where I met my husband who was my stunt partner and shared the love of fitness with me. This is when I began taking fitness classes and became more involved in lifting weights and working out at the gym.
Upon graduating with a degree in education, my husband and I moved to Florida where we currently reside. In 2012 I began teaching as well as coaching cheerleading and gymnastics. As a teacher I think it is important to take care of my body so I became interested in bikini competitions. At first it was a way to motivate myself to workout and live a healthy lifestyle in general. I also began teaching fitness classes to teachers at my school as well as running races in the area.
In May, 2013, alongside my husband, we did our first competition together in the OCB. I placed first in the bikini short class as well as the overall bikini division. A year later I took first place in the bikini short class at the NGA Abraham Fitness Championships where I was also awarded my pro card.
My true passion is fitness and I am looking forward to many more fitness adventures to come. I hope my healthy lifestyle can inspire others. This is only the beginning for me.