My name is Hanna Hallman, I’m 26 years old and I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
Growing up, I was always athletic and played sports such as softball, basketball, tennis, golf, ran track and was also a cheerleader and a dancer. In high school, I was on the All-Region softball team every year and on the All-star team. I hopped around from university to university, starting out at Valdosta State University, then transferred to Georgia Tech and finally stayed put at Kennesaw State University, where I studied Exercise Science. I am currently studying Neuromuscular Therapy at Gwinnet College.
I started training in May 2013 for my first show in August 2013, the 2013 NPC Coastal USA Championships. At this time, my plan was to compete in Figure. I was determined to move to the Women’s Physique division, but since I was new to the sport, I thought I should start in the Figure class and see where to go from there, based on judge’s feedback. I ended up placing 5th in Open Figure Class A. I was proud that I placed top 5 in my first show, but I knew I had greater potential. After the show, I went and got feedback from the judges and a handful of them said I was in the wrong division. They told me that I clearly have the body type for and belong in the Women’s Physique division. I made a bold decision and then switched to Physique. My next show following the Coastal was Music City Muscle in Nashville TN, which was my first show competing in the Women's Physique division. I ended up placing first in Class A and also won the overall. At that moment, I knew I was right where I needed to be and I haven’t looked back since. My second Physique show was the Kentucky Muscle, where I also placed first in Class A and won the overall. That show also qualified me for the 2013 NPC National Championships in Fort Lauderdale. Two weeks later, I traveled to Fort Lauderdale by myself to compete. My goal was top 5 in my class, considering I hadn't even been competing for a year yet and I know that people usually compete at the national level for years before earning their IFBB Pro card. I ended up placing first in Women's Physique Class A and earned my IFBB Pro card at the 2013 NPC Nationals. I have since then competed in 15 total pro shows, 13 shows in Women’s Physique and 2 shows in Women’s Bodybuilding.
As I continue on my life’s journey, knowing that I inspire and motivate so many people each and every day, means more to me than any title or trophy ever will. I truly believe there is always room for improvement and one should never settle or become comfortable in life, because that is when your competition has the chance to either catch up to or pass you. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
- Earned pro card at NPC Nationals in 2013.
- Top 10 in 2 IFBB Women's Physique pro shows
- Top 10 in 1 IFBB Women's Body Building pro show