Gardiner shines at state titles
TWO years of hard work and commitment paid off for Trish Gardiner when she placed third in the Miss Physique 40+ category at the recent INBA Queensland Titles.
A group of friends and family ensured Gardiner was well supported when she was the first on stage in her maiden appearance at a bodybuilding event.
Gardiner said she needed to thank all the people who travelled to the Gold Coast to support her, and it seemed as though all the support was for her in the stadium.
"Ten minutes before I went out I was a bit nervous. But when I got out on stage it was like the whole crowd was there for me and I just wanted to have a good time," she said.
"I think I was the only one out there smiling, so having team TAG Fitness was a big part of that."
Gardiner said a trip to Melbourne to compete in the national titles was now on the cards.
"I am considering going to the nationals - I have done all this hard work and would love to keep going now," she said.
She said she hoped her story would inspire others.
"There could be some girls or guys that have thought of maybe doing bodybuilding competitions but don't know where to start," she said.
"It's good for them to know that someone in town has done it, therefore giving them the confidence to give it a go."