Get to know the ATP Lab supplement brand and the athletes who represent our lifestyle through our new exclusive interviews.
ABOUT THE ATHLETE
Lucia Casella, 25 years old, personal trainer and owner of the Nūfit studio in Montreal.
Winner of the Figure class c category and Overall Qc open 2015.
Her passion is fitness, and she loves to motivate people to get the most out of individuals.
Her motto is to educate people about a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT IS THE ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU BEST?Lucia: Intensity
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP-3 FAVORITE ATP LAB SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS?Lucia: Estro Contol, Mind mag and Adipolitik
When did you start your career as a professional athlete?Lucia: 2015
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANOTHER CAREER OR SPORT WHAT WOULD IT BE?Lucia: Gymnast
What or who made you want to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle?Lucia: I was 17 years old and I was suffering from eating disorders, I refused to eat for fear of getting fat, I enrolled in a gym with a trainer and I felt very weak during my first experience in the weight room. Lack of strength, lack of mobility, I was not in shape at all despite of what I thought. This bad and frustrating experience prompted me to learn about nutrition and bodybuilding. I started reading books, online articles, magazines and I quickly dove into this new and captivating world. It then became a real passion.
WHEN IT COMES TO OUR PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT FLAVOURS, WHICH ONE DO YOU PREFER?
Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry or Salted Caramel?
WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON THE USE OF ILLEGAL OR UNCONTROLLED DRUGS IN CERTAIN SPORTS SUCH AS THE FITNESS WORLD?Lucia: Uncontrolled drugs in sports is a complex and highly controversial universe. I think there are a lot of factors that can make a professional athlete use performance enhancing drugs: the evolution of science, higher revenues, higher expectations, etc.
Moreover, since the Roman’s era, sports are organized to entertain the general population raising political and economic stakes. I do believe that an athlete puts his health and reputation at risk by using illegal substances, but at the same time, I understand that someone can be ready to do anything for his sport and his passion. As for the world of bodybuilding and individual sports, I believe that the athletes should educate themselves more about the risks involved in doping and be followed by a health professional. In the end, the decision belongs to him.
That being said, I totally agree with the rules and sanctions applied in fighting sports like boxing or MMA where the use of illegal drugs could endanger the other competitor.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Lucia: I live by the "All or nothing" motto, but sometimes it can become a hurdle in the process of finding balance. So maybe I would change that philosophy in order to grow and accept, to listen to myself physically and mentally. All in order to flourish while keeping balance.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS HERO?
Lucia: Arnold Schwarzenegger.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT COMPETING?
Lucia: I would say the preparation, the discipline and the structure we must build around us to reach our full potential.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG TO LISTEN TO PRIOR TO COMPETING?
Lucia: “I am machine” by Three Days Grace
IF YOU HAD SUPER POWERS, WHAT WOULD THEY BE AND WHAT WOULD YOUR SUPERHERO NAME BE?
Lucia: Tenfold strength and my name would be SAVAGE KID.
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE OR FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL?
Lucia: Burger and fries.
WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH GOALS FOR THIS YEAR?
Lucia: Improve my flexibility.
Do you believe that women are well represented in the sport and fitness industries?
Lucia: Yes, I would say that the world of fitness is vast and there are several feminine icons that represent every facets of the industry.
As a studio owner and businesswoman, what are the biggest challenges you face every day?
Lucia: Create a perfect schedule to satisfy all my clients.
We noticed that you like to post motivating quotes on your Instagram account, which is your favorite?
Lucia: FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY.
WHY ATP LAB?
Lucia: Because ATP Lab stands out by the integrity, quality and purity of its products.
IN A FEW WORDS, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO FANS WHO SEEK A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?
Lucia: To start gradually with small goals and habits of daily life.
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