Born in Jersey City, NJ 1961 Terri grew up as a tomboy. Playing dodge ball and lining up the neighborhood kids at a chalk drawn starting line to see who raced to the corner the fastest. As a very competitive girl, Terri excelled in several sports throughout grade school and high school. Although she participated in sports in grade school and high school, the gym, and eating healthy foods was not a priority. She was unhealthy, kind of like a skinny fat girl...
Terri’s passion for fitness and nutrition began while working at a desk job for 18 years at Merrill Lynch. She joined the gym along with a few co-workers. After only a few months of weightlifting and learning about eating healthy, she noticed a few curves appearing. The passion for fitness has become a "lifestyle”, and competing in bodybuilding provides a personal challenge to work hard to be your best. It is rewarding to see how the body changes through dedication and discipline. Most of all, it's the people she's have met who have become incredible friends.
Terri is the Owner of Body Temple Fitness, and a Professional Natural Bodybuilder. In addition, Terri is a certified judge for the North American National Bodybuilding Federation (NANBF), as well as the promoter for The 2011 NANBF Natural Central Valley Bodybuilding and Figure Championships. She is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology (C.H.E.K.) Institute Practitioner Level 1 and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and is CPR-Certified. She is currently working on completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Small Business Management, and Entrepreneurship from The University of Phoenix. She started weight training in 1996 and began her competitive bodybuilding career in 1997. She earned her Professional status in 1998. Terri continues to compete at the highest drug free level, as she enters an average of three Pro bodybuilding shows a year.
Terri has learned a great deal through her own experiences, continuous research, and several great role models. Her life purpose is to help others reach optimal health and vitality so they can enjoy life to its fullest.
I think we'd all agree... Terry has an awesome physique. She carries great symmetry and a fully developed physique.
3rd Place - Women's Pro Lightweight class
2009 IFPA PRO YORTON CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Best Contest Placing(s)
2st place Novice and 3rd place Open Light weight, NPC Ironman Naturally July 1997
1st place Open Light weight and Overall, NGA Central Valley Natural June 1998
1st place Open Lightweight and Overall, NGA Pacific Coast Pro Qualifier July 1998
5th place Pro Lightweight WNBF International, September 1999
3rd Place Pro Lightweight WNBF International, September 2000
3rd Place Pro Lightweight WNBF International, September 2001
5th Place Pro Lightweight WNBF World Championships, November 2007
2nd Place Pro Masters IFPA September 2009
3rd Place Pro Lightweight IFPA Yorton Cup 2009
Terry's dog Titus