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Janeth Del Cid Matloch

I AM ALFA because I help men and women rise and find themselves. I came to the United States for a better future, and make my dreams a reality.

Photography by: ALI SOHRAB

Hair and Make up By: SHANNON PAYNE

My name is Janeth. I was born and raised in the Republic of Panama. I have lived in the United States since 1996 and resided in Georgia, Hawaii and Florida. I came from a family of farmers. We own a Coffee Plantation in Bajo Mono and made our living from harvesting and selling coffee, amongst other vegetables.

I came to the United States for a better future, to expand my wings and make my dreams a reality.

While in the United States, I accomplished my scholar goals of graduating a University with a Bachelor Degree and Minor in Forensics. I am in the process of starting my Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

I have been a Law Enforcement Officer for 16 years and have proudly served in numerous positions within the Police Department. Although I love being a Police Officer, I believe we should all have our separate life or “hobbies” to keep us sane.

What does it mean to you to train your clients?

I have always been an avid sports woman. Primarily in soccer, running and swimming. What started for me as a hobby has become my lifestyle. 13 years ago, I decided to become a Personal Trainer through AFFA in order to help others achieve their fitness goals. I primarily taught fitness classes like, spinning, kickboxing, strength training and TRX and one on one personal training clients.

In 2016, I decided to take my fitness life to a new level and decided to compete in the WBFF bikini category in Miami Florida. To my surprise, I placed first and won my PRO Status. Since then, I have been competing on the WBFF Professional Fitness Model Category.

I love training people because I feel like I am transforming them for the better and making them happy while doing it. I train more than the body. I train the mind and spirit. It really is all about the way you make your client feel and in return, how good they feel about themselves.

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

I am ALFA. I am a leader in my community. I am a woman that inspires many and aspires to do so much. I am an ALFA because I help others rise and find themselves.

I am an ALFA because I don’t back down and I stand for what is right. I am an ALFA because I take the reins and lead by example.

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

Fitness has brought me hope and a lifetime of happiness and health. Without fitness, I would be lost. Fitness has brought me closer to people and even helped me find my soulmate.

When was the most ALFA moment in your life?

The most ALFA moment in my life was earning my Police Badge. Where I come from, Women were not held at the same level of man. Becoming a woman police officer was unheard of and frowned upon. The moment I earned my badge I knew that was the beginning of a new era in my life. An era that I am still living every day of my life.

Earning a badge and working as a police officer in a male dominant job and being good at it is my everyday ALFA moment.

What’s next for you?

In about five years I will retire from Police work and focus full time on JaDel’s Finest Model Search. I want to own my own fitness business and continue to inspire many by showing them the way to the top

Please share few things people don’t know about you.

I am the last of 10 children

I love antique and vintage designs

I was supposed to be in the Military

I am a good singer

I love playing the drums

Please name few ALFA people you know.

Stephanie Ayala

Alicia Gowans

Hattie Boydle

Michal Matloch

Tahina Montoya

What would be the ultimate tips you could share with everyone about life and health?

Live well and live happy.

Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something or are not good enough.

Let go of anger and revenge. The only one drinking that poison is you.

Stop trying to follow your dreams. Just do it.

Treat your body as you would the most precious diamond.

What would be your time management advice to people who want to start their fitness journey?

- Schedule your Fitness: Start with finding at least 30 minutes for yourself at least 2 to 3 times a week.

- Learn to say NO: Say Yes to the things that matter and say NO to the things that unnecessarily create busyness or stress in your life.

- Plan ahead: Planning is important when it comes to being efficient with your workouts and nutrition.

- Stay Accountable: Accountability is a large part of being efficient, motivated and successful in your fitness journey.

- Have Fun: Having fun is very important because if you don’t enjoy what you are doing the likelihood of you pursuing it long term and giving it your best is very low.

What's your favourite quote?

“Well behaved women rarely make history” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Where people can find you?

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