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JACQUIE UNRUH

I AM ALFA because I am strong both physically and mentally. I was not always that way though. In school, I was always an overachiever, but I was not athletic.


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I am a very passionate and hardworking person. Outside of bodybuilding, I work for my family’s construction company. No, not in the office!

I am constantly underestimated being a woman in a male dominant industry. I have to work hard, hustle and earn the respect of my peers.

I was not always that way though. In school, I was always an overachiever, but I was not athletic and did not play sports. I always had an interest in being healthy. I got my first gym membership when I was 18. I had no idea what I was doing in the gym, so I read every article about nutrition and bodybuilding. I started going to the gym a couple times a week, and built up to daily workouts and tracking macros. I enjoyed the physical challenge so much that when I graduated from university, I asked my father for a job for the summer. I loved being outside and physically active all day that I never looked for a degree related job.

I am a superintendent. My job is similar to a trainer in the way that I must push my employees to work hard physically and motivate them. It is a very rewarding feeling being able to see the products we produce and to get through a difficult work day. There is no better sense of accomplishment.

What are the qualities in you that you consider yourself to be an ALFA?

I am ALFA because I am strong both physically and mentally. I never back down from a challenge, and I always push myself and others to do and be their best.

What are the most rewarding things that Fitness has brought you?

Fitness has brought me connections, and networking from around the world through social media. It has given me a sense of pride and accomplishment in an industry that I never would have dreamed I would end up in. They say if you love what you do that you never work a day in your life. I can tell you that my days are very hard, but I love what I do.

The feeling you get when you accomplish something that you didn’t think you could do is so fulfilling. I get to experience that every day.

When was the most ALFA moment in your life?

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