Member Profile: Ace Borelli
Ace Borelli has been a member of Worcester Fitness for three years. Ace recently took second place in her first bodybuilding competition.
Worcester Fitness Member Places at Top in First Ever Bodybuilding Competition
What makes Worcester Fitness different from other health clubs? I joined Worcester fitness when I was new to the area and at that point I didn’t know too many people. I was drawn in by the facility itself, but the staff is what really sold me. At Worcester Fitness, you are welcomed by not just one person, but a whole group and it never feels forced – it’s genuine.
What does a typical workout at Worcester Fitness look like for you? I usually try to do fasted-cardio first thing in the morning, four times per week. My weight training varies depending on what day of the week it is and what muscle groups I’m trying to hit. My coach has a lot of trust in me, so I have a lot of freedom with my workouts. I am always trying to change things up and take it to the next level.
Can you tell us a bit about your first experience as a competitive bodybuilder? When you’re training for a competition of that nature, it can be very alienating. Being on such strict workout and nutrition regimens can make normal relationships and interactions much more difficult. Fortunately, I had a great support team to make training that much easier; I learned a great deal about myself in the process. In this sport, it’s easy to find yourself stuck inside your own head. The mind can be a vain and confusing place. Regardless, there’s no better feeling in the world than stepping on that stage and being able to show what all of your hard work and dedication has accomplished.
Do you plan to take part in future bodybuilding competitions? After my first competition, I decided to take a lengthy off-season to try and put on some size. I hope that by doing so I’ll be able to bring an even meaner, leaner package to the stage this June at The INBF Northeast Classic.
What was your favorite part of the competition? The best part of the competition for me was definitely getting to meet all the other competitors and hear their stories. It’s hard to understand what the journey entails for someone who wants to get up on that stage and not only participate, but place. It was oddly comforting to know that I wasn’t alone and that there are lots of people out there (almost) as crazy as I am.
What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working out? EATING. I’m totally serious! I love the gym, but just like any other competitor, I love food. When I can, I love to go out and have a good time with the important people in my life.