Jane Awad has been a professional model and respected member of the health and fitness industry for 15 years. She has established herself as one of the top competitors in the IFBB Pro Figure Division in record breaking time. She is the first Canadian born figure competitor to win the IFBB North American Championship as an amateur obtaining her pro card in the process. With her new pro status, Jane competed in the IFBB Pro North American Championship and won her pro title qualifying her for the 2005 Ms. Olympia.
In addition to the Olympia, Jane was one of twenty competitors honored with an invitation to compete at the world renowned Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and finished 7th overall. In 2006 Jane received a second invitation to the Arnold Classic where she placed 5th overall and then again in 2007 she received her third invitation, as well as qualifying three times for the famed Ms. Olympia Figure competition held yearly in Las Vegas.
Jane’s knowledge of nutritional planning and her understanding of he latest training techniques have given her a unique standing in the fitness world. Her instant success with Train with Jane Personal Training Studio is a testament to her popularity. Her personality, training style, appearance and professionalism has made her one of the most respected and popular competitors and trainers today. Jane has also become a life coach and mentor to many, assisting to help change people’s lives for the better. Jane’s points of view, modeling and training techniques have been featured in many magazines including Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Muscle media, Energy, Oxygen, Physical, Prevention, and numerous other publications. As a professional model she has worked with well respected organizations such as EAS, The Lyons Group Agency, Silver Model Agency, and several well known photographers such as John Stutz, Robert Reiff, John Goodman, T.C. Chang, Cory Sorenson, Mitchell Grey, and Bill Dobbin.
Jane’s athletic accomplishments go back to elementary/secondary schools and University in basketball, volleyball, track and field and golf where she gained All-Provincial status in Basketball and Volleyball. She excelled as the youngest player on the Ontario Regional Volleyball Team and was awarded a silver medal at the Ontario Summer Games as a member of that team. After receiving a full basketball scholarship at Marist College a Division One school, she returned to the University of Waterloo and completed a successful basketball career and was honored as team captain in her junior and senior year. Jane was also a top Javelin thrower, setting many records over her career as well as winning a silver medal at the Provincial Championships. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree followed by her Baccalaureate Teaching Degree at D’Youville College and taught secondary education for five years.
As a spokesperson for Sport Fest Windsor, Jane has volunteered many hours to assist her uncle Tom and father in promoting organ & tissue donation awareness.
[info_box] Q: How successful are organ transplant operations? A: Receiving a transplant can literally save or dramatically improve a seriously ill person’s quality of life. Advances in surgical skills and better drugs mean that a year after surgery 93% of kidneys in living donor transplants, 88% of kidneys from people who have died, 87% of organs in liver transplants and 85% of organs in heart transplants are still functioning well. These figures are improving all the time. [/info_box] [ztop] [savelives_box]