She’s first in fitness

Erika Roberts, manager and horse trainer at the Triangle Bar V Ranch, nabbed two titles, including a first place, at the recent Fitness New Mexico and Muscle Mania Championships in Albuquerque.

Roberts, 36, won the fitness competition for women 35 years old and older, and placed third in the bikini competition in the same age group.

Roberts trains three days a week with Nick Becker, owner and trainer at Anytime Fitness in Three Springs. She also trains four days a week on her own.

I do mostly weights because my work provides enough cardio to burn calories, Roberts said.

She started to train for the contest eight months ago. It was the first time she competed in a fitness contest.

About 200 men and women competed in the Albuquerque contest, held May 12.