IFBB Bikini Pro Bernadett Matassa


How did you get started with fitness training? And your journey to becoming an IFBB BIKINI PRO?

As a little girl I was always very active and often got into trouble so my parents decided to keep me busy by enrolling me in kick-boxing, gymnastics and soccer classes. As a college student I became interested in power lifting and soon became The European Champion Of Power lifting in my weight class. I came to the USA to train and compete in America. My trainer (who became my Husband later) is a Top Level National Competitor. He helped me to be the best female overall lifter in 2003 and he introduced me to Fitness, Figure and Bodybuilding after I decided to stop Powerlifting.

After I had my son I started to compete in Figure and Bikini Divisions in the NPC winning several overall titles, first places. My goal was always to become a professional competitor and I am very proud to represent my Country as a Hungarian IFBB PRO since 2011 September.

Where does your motivation come from?

I am extremely active and very energetic. My motivation is to keep up with my son, and to help encourage and motivate our bikini team. All of my clients make lasting changes to their food and their lifestyle. They are usually amazed by the transformation they experience while working with me. With my dedication and my support they reach goals what they only dreamed about before. Seeing how happy they are with the progress keeps me going every day.

What workout routine has worked best for you?

Off season is more of a "Power routine" to maintain my mass and "Pre contest training" has 2 different phases. It is a 2 day on and 1 day off routine where I weight train 4 days a week and do 2-3 days of cardio for about 30min as well.
- Day 1: Triceps/Shoulders
- Day 2: Legs
- Day 3: Rest/Cardio
- Day 4: Biceps/Chest
- Day 5: Back/Glutes
- Day 6: Rest/Cardio
- Day 7: Rest

If you have to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?

Hang Cleans - works the whole body
Dumbbell Pullover - feels good expanding the ribcage and a good stretch
Deadlifts - just feels good to do it..

What do your off season and contest prep diets consist of?

Well, first off all I am allergic to Gluten, so that makes it easy to not eat carbs. My off season and pre contest diets are really the same and I don’t cheat very often. If I do its something like Mayonnaise or similar. No JOKING. It only happened once and my trainer "Husband" won’t let me forget it. I do 3 carb meals in the AM and then eat Protein 4-6 times a day and limit my sugar intake to about 25 grams a day

What type of cardio do you use? High intensity, Low intensity, or interval cardio?

My cardio training is always High Intensity 100% for every session and I have found that works the best for me and really helps me stay lean.

What supplements do you use?

- Multi vitamin
- Protein shakes
- Glutamine
- Vitamin D3
- Calcium
- Nitric Oxide

What competitor’s/athletes do you look up to and why?

- My Husband Mike Matassa
- Lenda Murray
- Timea Mayorova
- Troy Alves

Can you list the competitions you have competed in along with your placing’s?

Fort Lauderdale Pro (sept/2011)
Phoenix Pro (august/2011)

- 1 St PLACE

- 1 ST PLACE 2010
EUROPA Orlando Fitness Model Search

EUROPA Orlando Fitness Model Search

- 1 ST PLACE 2010
Greater Gainesville Bikini Championships Women's Open Short Class

Greater Gainesville Bikini Championships

- 1 ST PLACE 2010
NPC SOUTHEASTERN USA Figure, Fitness & Bikini Championship

NPC SOUTHEASTERN USA Figure, Fitness & Bikini Championship

Is there any websites or services you offer that you would like to let our fans know about?

My website is: www.bernadettmatassa.com
My Fansite is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bernadett-Matassa-Fansite/293739113830

In closing, what are your future competition plans? Are you currently preparing for any upcoming shows or golf tournaments?

My last show of the year is going to be "the return of the Legends" in Miami Dec 10th/2011.

I am looking forward to the upcoming season. I love competing and being on stage. Next year is going to be the year for me to qualify for the Olympia and take my carrier to the next level!