I began working with Joe Franco 3 years ago several months out from a show I had set my sites on. With the time remaining before the show, Joe put a workout and a nutrition plan together for me. The prep was proceeding very well until I broke a bone in my foot in a clumsy accident. With bitter disappointment and 5 weeks out from the show, I had to put aside my plans for competing.
As soon as I was out of the cast, Joe and I talked about my goals to compete again, but at a higher level. He was able to design a workout program which met my needs and challenged my body. At the appropriate intervals, Joe switched up my program to keep my body from getting too comfortable.
After 9 months of working with Joe, I decided to compete in the 2011 Beyond Nutrition Natural. I completely trusted Joe and his method of preparing athletes for competition. From the beginning of the dieting period through peak week, Joe’s nutrition program worked like a charm and I was in the best shape of my life. I won my Class (grand masters) and placed 3rd in the Masters.
My enthusiasm for competing was at an all time high, but I decided to take 18 months off to really work on my body with Joe as my coach. In the Fall of 2012, I again competed, this time at the Charm City Classic and won my IFPA Masters Pro Card. Without Joe’s expert coaching and support, this accomplishment would never have been possible.