Get to know Cynthia Benoit – IFBB bikini PRO
Get to know the ATP Lab supplement brand and the athletes who represent our lifestyle through our new exclusive interviews.
ABOUT THE ATHLETE Cynthia Benoit is a fitness athlete and entrepreneur from Canada. She is an IFBB bikini PRO and the founder of the ADN snack brand.
WHAT IS THE ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU BEST?Cynthia: Determination.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP-3 FAVORITE ATP LAB SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS?Cynthia: IGF2, Estro Control and OvB (vanilla)
When did you start your career as a professional athlete?Cynthia: 2012 Pro Card at the CBBF World Championships qualifier.
If you could choose another career or sport what would it be?Cynthia: I do not see myself in any other sport than fitness, younger I would have opted for dance or cheerleading.
WHAT OR WHO MADE YOU WANT TO PURSUE AN ACTIVE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?Cynthia: Without a doubt, I would say the competitions brought me into this way of life.
WHEN IT COMES TO OUR PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT FLAVOURS, WHICH ONE DO YOU PREFER?
Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry or Salted Caramel?
Cynthia: Without a doubt, Vanilla.
WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON THE USE OF ILLEGAL OR UNCONTROLLED DRUGS IN CERTAIN SPORTS SUCH AS THE FITNESS WORLD?Cynthia: I am 100% against the use of these substances. I have always been a natural athlete and I will remain that way. For me, health is paramount.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Cynthia: Absolutely nothing, because I learned to love myself with my flaws and my imperfections.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS HERO?
Cynthia: Dwayne Johnson, The Rock.
What is the best part about competing?
Cynthia: The adrenaline you feel the day of competition and preparation, especially the mental aspect involved in the sport.
What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?
Cynthia: It's a tough question because every competition is different, but I'll say Lil Wayne ft. Bruno Mars - Mirror.
What is your guilty pleasure or favorite cheat meal?
Cynthia: Sushi, hamburger, sweet potato fries and wine.
What are your personal health goals for this year?
Cynthia: Maintain my weight, nourish my body and mind to stay healthy.
Do you believe that women are well represented in the sports and fitness industries?
Cynthia: The sport has evolved a lot since I started in 2009. On the one hand, yes, because more people are taking their health seriously, but on the other hand there are some who use it in the wrong way with social media.
What motivated you to launch the ADN nutrition brand?
Cynthia: To give people a healthy option while being on the road. I did not trust the products previously found on the market, so I decided to prepare snacks with ingredients that I loved and most importantly whose contents I knew. This inspired me to created ADN - Nourish your DNA.
You seem to be a very active person, how do you balance your professional and your personal life?
Cynthia: I try to balance my life on all these aspects because I believe that, if you are balanced in all areas, you will perform better.
WHY ATP LAB?
Cynthia: I started with ATP Lab, back when there were only 3 products. I have always believed in the company because they supported me and they believed in me as I believe in them.
IN A FEW WORDS, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO FANS WHO SEEK A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?
Cynthia: Make changes every week gradually rather than changing everything drastically. Always set goals in the short, medium and long term, then reward yourself when they are achieved.
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