Tipperary town bodybuilder Gretta Spooner is on her way to the National Bodybuilding Championship final in UL Limerick on Saturday October 4. In April, Gretta competed in the Spring Classic and Mr. Cork bodybuilding competitions and is now in training for the Nationals.
“My training is very rigorous starting at 6am with starved cardio at home then a one hour weights session at the Oasis gym in the Sports Complex. I’ll do another hour of cardio in the evening time and I may do a hike or walk or a HIIT class with Tony at the Tipperary boxing club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.”
Gretta grew up in Pearse Park and is currently working in Quinlan’s Bar and has just passed her Beauty Therapist exams at the Foxhall College in Limerick. “It was my 5-year old daughter Alexis who inspired me to turn my life around. Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn’t easy. I met my coach and dear friend Stuart McDonald while on holidays last year and he sparked my interest in
bodybuilding”. “I am very thankful to all my family for helping to look after Alexis while I’m out training – there’s only so much training and trecking a 5-year old can do.” said Gretta