Tiffany Lee Gaston is a fitness and food blogger, an internationally published fitness cover model and a national-level figure competitor.
Famous for: Model
Tiffany Gaston grew up in South Florida – “I was a little tomboy that loved to play outside. I would ride my bike or climb trees daily”.
Gaston had the body of gymnast from a young age. This made her uncomfortable at school, she started to lose her weight from a healthy 105lbs at 12 years old down to 85lbs in an effort to conform to a ‘supermodel’ look of the 90’s.
Due to this huge weight loss she attended counselling at a young age to understand the risks she posed to her body.
At school she came across the fitness publications which gave her the motivation to start weight training. She also participated in track and cross country all throughout high school.
She has moved between relationships with men, one which she was a victim of domestic violence.
Tiffany has been featured on many covers and within the pages of such publications as Oxygen, STRONG Fitness Magazine, Women’s Health & Fitness, Fitness Magazine, Muscle and Fitness Hers, Inside Fitness Magazine and many more! She is an advocate for health and wellness and aims to inspire and educate others along their journey to a better self.
Tiffany has a varied athletic background ranging from gymnastics to track and long distance running and competed as a high-ranking National Level Figure Athlete for the past several years within the NPC. One of Tiffany’s greatest passions is creating Paleo recipes and promoting healthy family eating.
In 2016 she she is due to her release her book “From Broken to Badass”.
Her website can be found at www.tiffanyleegaston.com
*Photo credits provided in references section below where possible. View a list of photographers here.
What kind of music do you listen to when you are working out?
You’d look at me funny if you saw the playlists on my iPod. I listen to anything and everything in between. Sometimes I just put one song on repeat and listen to it the entire duration of a workout just to keep a pace. I’ve learned how to really make myself sick of certain songs this way.
We all have at least one, what is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
I wouldn’t call it embarrassing, but I’ve got tons of Old School Rap and I don’t care what you say, MC Hammer’s “You Can’t Touch This” is pretty amazing.
What kind of cardio do you like best and why?
I really don’t do much cardio except that I love to run so I will go out and run 4 miles a couple of times a week if I can. Other than that, I prefer HIIT and typically only do about 20 minutes 4-5 times a week to get ready for stage. My body responds very well fortunately, so I never do more than what is needed or I risk leaning out too much.
If you could give somebody only one bodybuilding tip what would it be?
Listen to your body. Know your body and your own limits and never try to keep up with someone that is more experienced as you could injur yourself. If you are too sore to train, know the difference between typical muscle soreness and overtraining pain. Push yourself, but never to the point of injury. If you are uncertain about an exercise, always ask a professional. You will find that most would be happy to show you proper technique.