Full-time EMERGENCY ROOM Registered Nurse
International Cover Model

During my early years growing up in the Dominican Republic, I was always interested in sports. I enjoyed playing volleyball, baseball, swimming and bike riding. I moved to NYC at the age of 12 and It wasn't until 2008 that I first became interested in fitness and living a healthier lifestyle. I was first motivated to join a local gym after picking up a friend's fitness magazine and seeing the strong beautiful female physiques featured within. I too wanted to be fit and healthy, and so, I started weight training. 

During my early years of exercising, I did not make much improvement to my physique. Back then I did not realize how important it was to be consistent and to have proper nutrition habits in order to achieve that fit and healthy body. It wasn't until after graduating nursing school, and after I started working as a nurse that I completely understood the importance of taking care of oneself and one's health. Having a set working schedule also allowed me to really focus and dedicate serious time to the gym and to learn about nutrition. I started cooking my meals, reading fitness magazines for tips and staying consistent with my training. I completely changed my body within six months and that's when I had my first professional fitness photo shoot.

As a result of that first photo shoot I was published for the first time in Planet Muscle Magazine for the months of August and September of 2010. I was also on the cover of Natural Muscle Magazine in the month of August 2010. Since then I've had multiple features in Planet Muscle Magazine, I have published a fitness article in FitnessX Magazine, been featured in Fitness Gurls Magazine, World Physique Magazine – Swimsuit Edition, have been part of multiple fitness product TV commercials, was on the cover of Iron Man Magazine, Met-RX magazine, and in the September 2012 I was the international cover of Muscle & Fitness Magazine which was released in six different countries. 

I am immensely grateful for all the amazing opportunities and all the great people I have met along the way in my fitness journey so far.  I continuously try my best to motivate others to start living a healthier lifestyle and achieve their goals as well.

To everyone out there who is trying to better themselves and take care of their health, remember that you must learn how to be your own best friend. A lot people including myself tend to be extra hard on ourselves. You have to remind yourself no one is perfect. You do have to train hard, eat healthy and continue to be hungry for improvement, but don’t put yourself down if you are not seeing the results you want right away, it takes time! Don’t compare yourself to others. We are all different, and we don’t always respond the same way or at the same rate that others do. But, nevertheless; don’t let that deter you from reaching your goals, learn to celebrate the positives, and focus on your individual achievements. Take it one day at a time and stay consistent and you too will see the results you want! be patient! 

Good luck with your goals and remember to come back and visit my page from time to time, I'll be adding new content to help you achieve your goals as well :)

Vanessa Tib