Connie Garner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Connie Garner
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Nickname Pocket Rocket
Born (1979-05-22) May 22, 1979 (age 37)
Canberra, Australia
Height 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m)
Weight (In Season): 105-110 lb.
(Off-Season):120-130 lb.
Professional career
Best win 2000 Miss World Fitness Champion, NABBA
2001 Miss Fitness Australia Champion
2000 Miss Fitness Australia Champion,
Best year (2000) and (2001)

Connie Garner (born May 22, 1979) is NABBA Miss World Fitness, fitness competitor. Garner won the Miss World Fitness title in 2000.[1][2][3]


Garner was born and raised in Canberra, Australia. She began Jazz Ballet dancing at 7 years old, she was an athletic student playing waterpolo, netball, basketball, hockey and soccer in high school. Connie was introduced to the gym by her physical education teacher, Connie became a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor herself in 1993.[4]

Her first competition was in Sport Aerobics in 1997 in which she won the State title. Connie then went on to compete in Fitness Competitions in the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA)/World Fitness Federation (WFF) and Ms. Fitness federations. During her 5 years of competing Connie won multiple State and Australian Miss Fitness titles with her best win being Miss World Fitness in 2000.[1] Fitness success followed with media coverage and Connie was on the Cover of For Him Magazine [5] in 2002. Also in popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan,[6] Ms. Fitness Magazine,[7] Australian Ironman,[3][8][9][10] Australian MuscleMag,[4] Women in Sport,[11] Oxygen Magazine [12] in January 2015. Her Fitness career was followed by Newspapers and Local News.[1][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24] Connie Garner retired from Fitness Competitions in 2001 to focus on education obtaining two degrees, a Master of Information Systems and a Bachelor of Communication Information both from the University of Canberra, Australia. She is a working Actress and Model, in the Movie San Andreas, in TV Series Mako Mermaids as well as working in cyber security.[25] Connie authored a chapter on Success in the book Real Talk Real Women [26] published in 2014.

Connie's heritage is Finnish and she is cousin to World Strongman Riku Kiri from Finland.

Connie Garner is in the 2014 Movie San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson.

Contest history[edit]

  • 2001 World Fitness Federation Universe 5th
  • 2001 NABBA Miss Fitness Australia 1st
  • 2000 NABBA Miss World Fitness 1st
  • 2000 NABBA Miss Fitness Australia 1st
  • 1999 NABBA Miss Fitness Australia 1st
  • 1999 Ms. Fitness World 16th
  • 1999 NABBA Miss Fitness Australia 2nd
  • 1999 NABBA Miss Fitness State Titles 1st
  • 1998 NABBA Miss Fitness Australia 2nd
  • 1998 NABBA Miss Fitness State Titles 1st
  • 1997 NABBA Miss Fitness State Titles 1st

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Times, Canberra. "ACT’s Miss World Fitness relishes being at the top", Canberra Times, Canberra Australia, 30 JUNE 2000.
  2. ^ Australia, National Library of. "National Library of Australia Collection of biographical articles on Connie Garner, Sportsperson", The National Library of Australia, Australia , accessed 7 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b Australia, Ironman. "2000 Honour Role", Australian Ironman, Australia , DECEMBER 2000.
  4. ^ a b Australia, Musclemag. "Australian Profile, Connie Garner", Australian MuscleMag, Australia , AUS Issue 15.
  5. ^ Magazine, For Him. "Totally Buff ", FHM, Australia , APRIL 2002.
  6. ^ Magazine, Cosmopolitan. "Why our female athletes are stripping for $$$", Cosmopolitan Magazine, Australia , MAY 2002.
  7. ^ Fitness, Ms. "Ms. Fitness World 2000", Ms. Fitness, United States of America , WINTER 1999.
  8. ^ Australia, Ironman. "On the rise", Australian Ironman, Australia , December, 1997.
  9. ^ Australia, Ironman. "Hot Shots", Australian Ironman, Australia , September, 1997.
  10. ^ Australia, Ironman. "World Fitness Federation Universe Championships", Australian Ironman, Australia , JULY 2001.
  11. ^ Sport, Women in. "Miss Fitness World, It seems only appropriate Australia is the home to the Miss World Fitness Champion, her name is Connie Garner", Women in Sport, Australia , September, 2000.
  12. ^ "Get Inspired by real women living the oxygen lifestyle", Oxygen, Australia , JANUARY 2014 AUS Issue 73.
  13. ^ Telegraph, Sunday. "ASK THE ICON - Connie Garner, Miss World Fitness, Active Australia Ambassador", Sunday Telegraph, The, Sydney Australia, 29 OCT 2000.
  14. ^ Times, Canberra. "Meet the Pocket Rocket, Miss World Fitness, Connie Garner", Canberra Times, Canberra Australia, 8 JUL 2000.
  15. ^ Telegraph, Daily. "In my life – Australia’s First Miss World Fitness Champion Connie Garner, reveals to Pamela Wilson her secrets to good health", Daily Telegraph, Sydney Australia, 3 JUL 2000.
  16. ^ View, Valley. "Bride of Fitness", Valley View, Canberra Australia, 10 JUL 1999.
  17. ^ Sport, Win. "Win News interview with Connie Garner Miss World Fitness", Win News, Canberra Australia, 30 JUNE 2000.
  18. ^ View, Valley. "Fighting fit and ready to take on the universe", Valley View, Canberra Australia, 29 AUGUST 2000.
  19. ^ Canberra, University of. "World Champion Jumps at every opportunity", University of Canberra Monitor, Australia , August, 2000.
  20. ^ Ten, Network. "Connie Garner, Miss World Fitness and Active Australia Day Ambassador", The Morning Shift TV Show, Sydney Australia, October 2000.
  21. ^ Sport, Win. "Win News interview with Connie Garner Miss World Fitness, taking on the universe", Win News, Canberra Australia, JULY 2001.
  22. ^ Times, Canberra. "Proposal rocks fitness champ", Canberra Times, Canberra Australia, Dec 28, 2001.
  23. ^ Times, Sunday The. "Skimpy Stars Get Roped In", Sunday Times, Perth Australia, 10 MARCH 2002.
  24. ^ Rust, Donnie. “The Business of Building a Body 2014”, Endeavour Magazine, NOV 2014. Retrieved on 7 November 2014.
  25. ^ Rajandran, Kema. “A six pack of cyber security”, Australian Security Magazine, 15 October 2014. Retrieved on 7 November 2014. Retrieved on 7 November 2014.
  26. ^ Khalladi, Miriam; Khalladi, Mirian (November 2013). Real Talk Real Women. LifeChange Press LLC. pp. 464–. ISBN 0991343506. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 

External links[edit]