Figure All-Star: Patty teams up with Monica Brant this weekend at the Vision Sports Club Fitness Expo in New York.
Lucky fitness enthusiasts in the Tri-State area this weekend are in for a treat as the Vision Sports Club in Pearl River, New York just north of Manhattan prepares to host a Fitness Expo & Workshop coming up on Saturday, December 11th. Headlining the festivities, reigning WBFF figure champ Monica Brant teams up with local personal trainer and competitor Patty Zariello to provide expert tips on training and nutrition.
And that’s just for starters. There’s enough planned during the exciting all-day event — including meet and greets, Q&As, a workout targeting legs and abs, a poise and presentation practicum, and sponsors like BNRG on hand with prizes and giveaways — to leave everybody from beginners to seasoned competitors recharged and focused on their fitness goals.
Many thanks to the always charming and amiable Patty for giving me the scoop on this weekend’s proceedings, as well as a few notes on what’s been going on behind the scenes with one our brightest and most engaging figure stars.
“Off season has been great for me,” Patty said. “I love off season because that’s when all the ‘good stuff’ happens. I’m working hard to put a little size on my legs and bring out my v-taper. I’m very determined to come in at my best in 2011 and I love the challenge.”
The beautiful personal trainer, nutrition coach and busy New Jersey mom strikes a pose during her studio shoot.
Patty just completed a promising year that included a pair of sixth-place finishes, most recently in the tall class at the NPC Eastern USA in downtown New York. Earlier, the striking 5-foot-6 blonde was very impressive in placing sixth in a deep class across the river at Team Universe.
As far as next year’s contest calendar, pencil in the classy New Jersey lassie for a return to her home state show and perhaps a few more. “I haven’t finalized my plans for the year yet but I’m starting to look at the schedule and map it out now,” Patty explained. “I’m thinking Jr. USAs, Jr. Nationals, and definitely Team Universe again.”
Fans can also stop by and visit Patty working the BNRG booth at the Arnold Expo in March. Meanwhile, be sure to pick up a copy of the upcoming February issue of Oxygen magazine, which features Patty in a training article!
But first, it’s a day surrounded by fitness friends on Saturday with Monica. “In conjunction with the workshop,” Patty shares, “there will be a small fitness expo taking place at the gym that day so it’s really going to be different and a lot of fun!”
Talk about heartwarming postscripts. Attending a similar fitness camp led by Monica back in March of 2009 is actually what inspired Patty to start competing. Two months later, she was on stage and taking second-place at the NPC California State Figure Championships. Now a rising star herself, she’s working front and center and side by side with one of the sport’s all-time legends.