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Torrance Cooper - NGA Certified Personal Trainer
Personal: Single, 2 children - 13 yrs. and 7 yrs.
Facebook: Torrance Cooper PNBA PRO
State (residence): Oregon
Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: Yes
Occupation: lead/FedEX, Extreme NGA Personal Trainer
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, working out 6 days a week, bodybuilding, and personal training.
NGA Pro Athlete: Male Bodybuilder
Years of Pro Athlete Training: 6
Year Turned PRO: 2013
Stats: Height: 5' 9" Weight: Preshow 200 Weight: Show 165
2009 NPC - 3rd Place Novice
2010 NPC - 2nd Place Novice
2010 NPC Oregon State - 1st Place Novice Winner
2011 NPC Oregon State - 2nd Place Mens Open
2012 NPC Oregon State - 2nd Place NPC Mens Open
2013 NANBF - Overall Novice Winner
2013 NANBF - 2nd Place Mens Open
2013 PNBA PRO - Open Mens PRO Class 5th Place
Years of Personal Training: 9 1/2 +
NGA Personal Trainer: Certified Personal Trainer
Certificates: ACE, NGA
Education: HS Graduate
BIO: Hi! I'm Torrance Cooper. Everyone knows me as 'Coop', so you're invited to do as well.
I'm a natural professional bodybuilder - meaning no steroids, or other performance enhancements drugs. I've been bodybuilding for 6 years now and I went professional in August 2013. I've won many awards, medals, etc. throughout my experience. I've played many sports throughout my life, such as semi-pro football, basketball, wrestled in high school and did a little track.
I've been a personal trainer for about 9 years now, which I have a NGA certification. My main goal is to teach and coach clients on how they can achieve a healthy life style that is done through not only exercise but feeling good and staying fit.
Before I became a natural bodybuilder, I met a guy that I worked with who was also a bodybuilder. Several people (my friends included) have told me that I had a lot of potential as a bodybuilder. Despite all of the encouragement from family and friends, I wasn't sure I had what it took to become a bodybuilder. That was until I met and spoke with Mr. Hawthorne.
Rodney Hawthorne had been coaching my friend in his bodybuilding, who was good enough to introduce me. Mr. Hawthorne was a Mr. Universe and owned a gym. I went to Mr. Hawthorne’s gym to meet with him, told about how I had been working out six days a week and wanted to see if I had potential in the bodybuilding. He coached me through all the poses and said that I had great genetics and good size. I just needed a change of diet and nutrition and from there I should do really good.
I’ve been training since 2008 with Mr. Hawthorne as my mentor ever since our meeting. He’s helped me prep for shows and made sure that I was stage ready. I was in my first show in November 2009 where I got third place – my first show ever! I had such a blast! Since then, I have completely fallen in love with the sport – finding my true, new passion.