WHEN Woolamai’s Sam Crawford shifted her focus to fitness two years ago, she never imagined how successful she would become.
Fast forward to October this year and Sam was crowned the winner of the Miss Australia Sportsmodel INBA competition at Randwick in Sydney.
The win saw her awarded flights to Bali to compete in an international competition, and she also finished runner-up in the Miss Australia Fitness Model category.
She earned a professional card in sports modelling and travelled to Bali in recent weeks, where she finished fourth in the sports model professional show.
Looking back on her journey so far, Sam said it was the Maxine’s Challenge 12-week body transformation which inspired her to enter her first competition in April last year.
“For 12 weeks it was exercising and eating healthy every day and after 12 weeks I got in the habit and I thought ‘what next?’” she said.
“Then I’ve kept going with it since and I really enjoy it. I like having a goal to work towards. I always need something I’m looking to achieve.”
Sam trains at least six days a week and has rest days when she feels the need, and will now build muscle up, eat well and complete heavy training before competing in a professional show in October next year in Melbourne.
She is studying certificate 3 and 4 in fitness to become a personal trainer, and has ambitions to work in the fitness industry.
Sam said she is eager to help women achieve their fitness goals.
“I want to help more women get into weight training because I think there’s this misconception, that people think if women pick up a weight they become bulky,” she said.
“I want to help women because it’s given me confidence and changed my life.”
Sam is looking for sponsorship as a professional athlete and you can follower her progress via her Facebook page by searching Sam Crawford Pro Athlete or on Instragram via samjayde_crawford.