Name: Ivana Ivusic
Hometown: Des Moines IA
Current Location: Des Moines IA
Occupation: IFBB Figure Pro & Training/Nutrition Coach
3x Title Champion, 3x Olympian
Morning: 1 cup of green tea and 30 oz of water with 2x Lipocalypse Pre-training: Arc factor & keto factor Post training: Recovery Factor
Favorite Cheat Food
Pork Belly tacos however, nothing beats chocolate chip protein waffles.
Favorite Diet Food
Albacore tuna with avocado
Favorite Exercise in Gym
Wide Grip pull-ups
What’s in your gym bag?
All little bit of everything! (protein, arc reactor, Keto factor, lipocalypse, head phones, journal, straps, chap-stick, CLEAN socks (because you never know when you might need them) & my favorite pen)
What do you like to do outside of the gym?
Spend lots of time with family and friends. I also enjoy the outdoor life (hunting in the winter time and finishing in the summer time).
Biggest gym pet peeve
When I see someone wearing sandals while training.
Do you have any hero’s or mentors in the sport?
I think overall I find every athlete in the sport to be an inspiration to me in some way. Since everyone comes from such different walks of life I believe there is a hero in every individual.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, your background, and how you came about in the industry
I was born in Eastern Europe and grew up with my parents and 2 brothers. One of those brothers happens to be my twin brother who is my best friend. Growing up with two brothers was easy as long as I was in charge. I am now engaged and getting married this September to my wonderful fiancé. My fiancé is very involved in my competition life and I am very thankful for his support.
I began competing in the year of 2012 and became an IFBB Figure Pro in the year of 2013. I got involved in bodybuilding while I was in college and I must say the timing was perfect. I have both of my brothers to thank for introducing me to the NPC life. The first thing I had ever heard about the NPC was how beautiful all the girls were in bikinis with muscular physiques. I didn’t quiet understand all this but I decided I was going to do a show and started coaching myself. The outcome was more then I expected and due to this I kept going all the way until today. Now I have overcome many struggles through life and I thank the competing lifestyle for that. However, nothing can compare to all the people I have met through my journey and continue to each day.