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Worcester’s Jill Diorio Wins Pro Fitness Title

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

 

In her first-ever fitness competition, Jill Diorio of Worcester attained professional status with World Beauty Fitness and Fashion Inc. (WBFF), placing first in two divisions: Women’s Figure Short and Women’s Figure 35-plus.

With her professional card, Jill is considered a WBFF Pro Figure Model and can only compete in Pro level shows from this point forward.

“I worked out but it wasn't like this," said Diorio. "My intensity and drive changed when I started CrossFit.”

With a passion for Crossfit, Jill became a certified instructor and began teaching at CrossFit Center Mass in Worcester. She follows a strict Paleo diet and plans on competing in the WBFF World Championships in Las Vegas in August. To get her into winning shape for the national competition, Jill hired Mick Souza, former Mister Universe. Jill’s current routine has her lifting four days a week, doing CrossFit workouts, and eating five meals a day consisting of vegetables, lean proteins, and a little bit of carbs.

“It's exciting to be on the other side...the trainee instead of the trainer! With Mick's "old-school" body building style, I am a little out of my comfort zone and I love it," Diorio explained. "We alternate working on back and legs. He pushes and encourages me at the same time and I cannot wait to see the transformation I make with him over the next few months.”

In addition to body building, Diorio has run in marathons, including the Boston Marathons in 2012 and 2013, as well as in 2014 in support the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton. While she works towards her next goal of competing in the World Championships, Jill will be pursuing sponsorship opportunities with various sports brands. Jill will also be participating in public speaking engagements focused on clean eating and women’s health.

 

Related Slideshow: The 8 Most Eligible Bachelorettes in Central MA 2013

Take a look at these eight eliigible bachelorettes in Central Massachusetts, and read what they have to say about themselves.

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Carol Claros

Age: 31

Occupation: Nursing

Favorite inspirational quote:

"Speak softly and carry a big stick." -President Theodore Roosevelt

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

I’m looking for someone who is honest, driven and funny! Nothing is sexier than a man with a good sense of humor...and nice shoes! Haha

List 3 words to describe you.

Honest, playful, and spicy.

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Carol Claros

What is your 5 year plan?

My 5 year plan would include going back to school to further my nursing education, opening the door for better employment opportunities, traveling abroad with my daughter, and possibly another run for public office.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

I don't go anywhere in particular to meet people. I try to involve myself in community projects such as volunteer work with Centro de Las Americas, singing at the Karaoke for a Cure event (which was a ton of fun!), and involving myself in local politics. I'm pretty much over the bar/club scene.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

If Worcester had a good dating scene I wouldn't still be single now would I?

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Susan Ann Smith

Age: 45

Occupation: Food Service

Favorite inspirational quote:

"Strength is a Matter of a Made Up Mind." -John Beecher

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

I’m looking for someone who is driven, focused, funny, laid back, grounded, and stable with money, life and business.

List 3 words to describe you.

Easy-going, driven, inspirational.

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Susan Ann Smith

What is your 5 year plan?

To be living in Chicago as a successful writer and entrepreneur helping others live their truth by maximizing their potential for the fullest human experience possible!

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

I go to The Boynton, Peppercorns, Mezcal, Prezo, Via and the Chophouse111. Honestly, I meet so many fantastic people just by being out in the world.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

It seems to be getting better. Surrounding areas seem to be attracted to Worcester. So much positive focus is being shed on the city lately.

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Leah Dipilato

Age: 32

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Industry

Favorite inspirational quotes:

"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile & who love you no matter what." -Unknown

"Do one thing every day that scares you." -Eleanor Roosevelt

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

I am looking for someone that can be my friend, shares my interests, and be my partner in world travel. Someone who will make me laugh and will laugh at the silly things that I do. Someone that is honest, dependable, and most importantly family oriented. I would want a guy that enjoys going out, but also doesn't mind staying in and watching a movie. He must also love my dogs.

List 3 words to describe you.

Outgoing, creative, and charismatic

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Leah Dipilato

What is your 5 year plan?

To travel as much as possible and maybe find someone that enjoys it as much as I do. I also want to finish writing and editing at least one of my books. If I met someone that fit the qualities above, maybe I’ll be married with kids.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

Usually I am with friends when I go out in Central MA. Sometimes we go to Shrewsbury Street or to the Melting Pot in Framingham. I also love meeting up with friends at O'Connors or British Beer Company. As far as meeting people, I find it tough in Central MA. I'm not much of a bar scene type of person, but when I do go out with my friends I have no problem striking up a conversation with someone I don't necessarily know.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

Honestly, I'm not really sure. Maybe if I was in my 20s it would be a little different, but now that I am in my 30s, the bar scene is not always where I would want to go. We have a lot of great restaurants in Worcester, Shrewsbury Street being one of my favorites with a lot variety.

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Elizabeth E. Kwiatkowski

Age: 25

Occupation: Reporter 

Favorite inspirational quote:

"You ain't cool unless you pee your pants." -Billy Madison (Just kidding)

"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

The man I am looking for is loyal and respectful, funny and outgoing, smart and motivated in his career, well spoken, optimistic, and romantic. He'll have a quiet confidence about him, love dogs and seek an adventure every now and then. I also look for a class act who is a family and spiritual guy. He'll appreciate a girl with a big appetite and won't be needy or controlling. Because I never want to settle in a relationship, he'll also refuse to settle for anything average in love or life. I have been fortunate to date a couple of men who possess such qualities, but that unique lasting chemistry necessary between two people is hard to find.

List 3 words to describe you.

Animated, compassionate, and dedicated

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Elizabeth E. Kwiatkowski  

What is your 5 year plan?

Surprisingly, it doesn't exist because I don't want to have to complete a checklist. I love just going with the flow. I simply hope to be happy and excelling in the journalism industry. I leave my door open for new opportunities and welcome change. I like to live each day for what it's worth, enjoying what I have without necessarily always hoping for the next best thing.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

Working most week nights in addition to regular 9 to 5 days, I don't really go out with the intention of meeting new people. I try to make time for the wonderful friends I already have, and that usually involves Worcester nightlife or heading into the Boston area to visit my sister and college friends.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

I'm not really aware of the dating scene. I tend to be a regular at certain places in Worcester, so I'm used to seeing the same familiar faces all the time. I'm often out with my guy friends, which probably makes me unapproachable to single men, and when I hang out with just my girlfriends, I'm not scouting for potential boyfriends haha. I'm also perfectly content with my independence until the right guy comes along, as I feel I'm likely find love when I least expect it.

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Erin Power

Age: 28

Occupation: Social Worker
 

Favorite inspirational quote:

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

Honesty, humility, kindness, humor, fit/active, loving/passionate, loyal. Tall, dark, and handsome too much to ask for?

List three words that describe you.

Loving, silly, outgoing.

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Erin Power

What is your 5 year plan?

To obtain my MA Teaching Certification, start my Master’s degree, and continue being healthy, active and happy.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

Where does anyone go? I just walk up to people if I'm interested and introduce myself. Weird/bold? Eh who cares? I meet a lot of people waitressing, and at the gym and at races.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

I don't know what the dating scene is. Though meeting a "good guy" is tricky. I think they're in hiding wink

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Tina Aubin

Age: 45

Occupation: Employee Benefits Account Manager

Favorite inspirational quote:

"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." -Joshua J. Marine

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

I look for a guy that is attractive, physically fit, has a great sense of humor, is spontaneous, likes to travel and is adventurous and a little old-fashioned.

List three words that describe you.

Friends describe me as caring, pretty, and thoughtful.

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Tina Aubin

What is your 5 year plan?

In the next five years, I would like to travel and work on my photography. I would also like to earn my Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification and maybe take classes toward my master's degree in business management.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

I sometimes go to local spots on Shrewsbury Street such as VIA, The Sole Proprietor and 111 Chop House.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

I find it difficult to meet men that are successful and cultured in Worcester. I have signed up on a dating website to meet men that are outside of the Worcester area toward Boston and out-of-state that have similar interests. I prefer to meet men outside Worcester toward the Boston area and out-of-state. I feel there are more men with similar interests.

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Lindsey Keegan

Age: 27

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Favorite inspirational quote:

"Follow your curiosity. Perseverance is priceless. Focus on the present. The imagination is powerful. Make mistakes. Live in the moment. Create value. Don't expect different results by doing the same thing twice. Knowledge comes from experience. Learn the rules and then play better." -Albert Einstein

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

Intelligent, witty, hard-working, handy, confident, loyal, adventurous, family oriented...and he must love dogs.

List three words that describe you.

Strong, independent, genuine.

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Lindsey Keegan

What is your 5 year plan?

Tough question. I don't like mapping out my life because I've done it before and never ended up where I thought I was going. I do hope, however; that in five years I will have met someone I can call my best friend and companion. I'd like to compete in a few more shows before I start a family. Career wise, I hope to continue my education and pursue my nursing specialty in labor and delivery.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

It's been a challenge to meet people recently. I'm usually in the gym before work, so once I am out my friends and I will grab a few drinks typically somewhere on Shrewsbury St. Finding a good spot where there is an older crowd but the music is still good has been hard. I've been going out in Worcester all of my life, so it's a breath of fresh air when there is a new bar or restaurant to go to.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

Yes and no. There are tons of low-key places to go to, good restaurants and bars. However, if a guy were to ask me on a date, I'd really hope it wasn't cliché like dinner and drinks. I think first dates should be more thoughtful and creative, a new experience for both people to share together. It's hard to meet people when you're on the go so much, which also means it's hard to find someone you'd like to go on a date with.

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Roasalyn Rodriguez

Age: 28

Occupation: Workforce Analyst- inVentiv Health

Favorite inspirational quote:

"Very few of us are what we seem." -A. Christie

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

I’m interested in a man who can cook, clean, dance (especially, salsa) and can give an oil change. Someone cultured, secure (career, home, emotional, etc.), supportive and patient. Sexual chemistry is a must. Oh and last but definitely not least, someone very open-minded (because I believe in some weird stuff).

List 3 words to describe you.

Sassy, edgy, lover!

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Roasalyn Rodriguez

What is your 5 year plan?

I love Woosta for the amazing opportunities it's availed to me but I want out. I am looking to move somewhere warmer, happier with a much relaxed way of life (lol, I really just want to garden).

I also recognize to move my career forward I will need to begin managing people not just processes/programs. Just the thought makes me nauseas but I got to do what I got to do!

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

Oh man, tough one! I am busy woman who wants love but isn't out there chasing/searching for it. I've done the bar scene, blind dates, match.com, etc. All that said, I don't really go anywhere with the expectation of meeting people.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

Eh, I don’t know. I haven’t had any success but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have a good dating scene. The Woo is filled with great restaurants, community events/ activities, colleges, business, bars, etc. Those all sound like great ingredients for a good dating scene to me!

 
 

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