Williams Lake’s Aliesha Ritter had a successful debut in her first-ever fitness competition. Ritter participated in the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Inc. fitness and fashion weekend at the River Rock Resort and Casino Saturday.
“This was my first ever fitness competition and it’s always been something I’ve wanted to do. I love fitness and working out,” said Ritter.
Ritter finished in the top five in her category of Fit Diva Bikini which included both a bikini round and a costume round.
More than 100 competitors took part in the event and Ritter plans to return in 2015.
“I hope to compete again next year at the event and keep improving. I’m undecided if I will do another competition in between but, I’ll be taking a little break for now,” said Ritter.
Ritter trained hard for 14 weeks prior to the competition working out six days a week at Concrete Fitness.
“The dieting routine is really intense and includes a lot of fasting and cutting out carbs and salt loading which can be really tough on the body.”
Ritter, who works as a practical nurse at retirement concepts, found out she was registered in the wrong category just a week before the competition and the pressure was on when she found out she had to come up with an outfit for the costume round.
“The fairy costume I made myself and we only had a few days to make it, but we got a lot of compliments on it — it all worked out,” smiled Ritter.
Ritter credits boyfriend Tyler Bate for not only helping train her but for his support over the past couple months. She also thanks Concrete Fitness owners Marcus and Crystal Hoelzler, Tina Campbell for helping her with her poses and all her friends and family who made the trip to Richmond to watch her competition.