Mother of five set to break goals
BEAUTY is not just on the inside for body sculptor Helen Longmuir, who won the Asia Pacific Masters Championship on the Gold Coast two weeks ago.
This is a huge achievement for the dedicated body sculptor who took out second place at the event for the past four years.
She also won the Miss Brisbane Masters Figure three weeks ago and is the reigning Australian Champion.
Ms Longmuir takes her competitions very seriously having competited in 45 in the last four and a half years.
"My goal is to compete in 50 in five years," she said.
"I have done seven in a row before, so doing another five before the end of the year to reach my goal is achievable.
"To me it's not about winning but about what you do everyday.
"Competitions keep me motivated to go to the gym and stay fit."
The mother of five has not only been a personal trainer for an AFL club and a remedial masseuse, but also played softball for 30 years.
A shoulder injury however prevented her from continuing to play the sport.
"I started body sculpting at 43 because I had shoulder surgery and had to do weights to regain strength," she said.
"My husband took me to a body sculpting competition on the Gold Coast and said in a year that would be me up on stage.
"I thought there is no way I am getting up there in a g-string bikini."
Ms Longmuir has since travelled with the sport to America and across Australia and moved from Brisbane to the Whitsundays with her family three months ago to run the Prince of Wales Hotel in Proserpine.
She has also been training with Steven Lewis and the team at Extreme Fitness 24 Hour Airlie Beach so she can achieve her competition goals.
"The best part about competing is the people I meet," she said.