Inga Neverauskaitė

Born and raised in the city of Siauliai, Inga Neverauskaitė was the first ever Lithuanian to win the IFBB Pro bikini and figure competitor status.

Inga begun weight training in 1997. Only 6 months after she started, Inga participated in her first fitness competition where she placed 4th, and 1st in Mixed Pairs Class.

An early taste of success motivated Inga to continue training and competing. Throughout her competitive years, Inga took part at some of the most prestige shows in bodybuilding.

Because of her achievements throughout 1998 to 2013, Inga became one of the most recognized figure competitors, not only from Lithuania, but also in the world. This is her story:


 

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Inga Neverauskaitė
WeightHeightYear of BirthNationality
135 - 145lbs (61.2 - 65.8kg)5'5" (165cm)1980Lithuanian
Era
1990, 2000, 2010
Weight135 - 145lbs (61.2 - 65.8kg)
Height5'5" (165cm)
Year of Birth1980
NationalityLithuanian
Era1990, 2000, 2010


 

Accomplishments

Professional

  • 2013 IFBB Nordic Pro Figure – 6th place
  • 2013 IFBB Tahoe Show Pro Figure – 11th place
  • 2009 IFBB Europa Show of Champions – 4th place
  • 2007 IFBB Figure Olympia – 13th place
  • 2007 IFBB Arnold Classic Figure International – 10th place
  • 2006 IFBB Netherlands Pro Figure – 1st place
  • 2006 IFBB Figure Olympia – 14th place
  • 2006 IFBB Montreal Pro Figure Classic – 2nd place
  • 2006 IFBB Colorado Pro Figure – 5th place
  • 2006 IFBB Pittsburg Pro Figure – 6th place
  • 2005 IFBB Charlotte Pro Figure – 14th place
  • 2005 IFBB Europa Pro Supershow – 17th place
  • 2004 IFBB California Pro Figure – 19th place

Amateur

  • 2003 EFBB British Fitness Championships – 1st place
  • 2003 IFBB World Body Fitness Championships – 1st place
  • 2003 EBFF European Body Fitness Championships – 1st place and overall
  • 2003 IFBB Lithuanian National Fitness Championships – 1st place
  • 2003 IFBB Lithuanian National Mixed Pairs Championships – 1st place
  • 2003 IFBB International Miss and Mr. Baltic Tournament – 2nd place
  • 2003 EFBB British South Coast Championships – 1st place
  • 2002 IFBB Lithuanian National Figure Championships – 1st place
  • 2002 IFBB Lithuanian National Fitness Championships – 1st place
  • 2002 IFBB International Miss and Mr. Baltic Tournament – 2nd place
  • 2002 IFBB Siauliai’s County Open Mixed Pairs Championships – 1st place
  • 2002 IFBB Siauliai’s County Open Fitness Championships – 1st place
  • 2001 IFBB European Fitness Championships – 7th place
  • 2001 IFBB International Miss and Mr. Baltic Tournament – 2nd place
  • 2001 IFBB Lithuanian National Fitness Championships – 1st place
  • 2001 IFBB Lithuanian National Mixed Pairs Championships – 2nd place
  • 2001 IFBB Siauliai’s County Open Fitness Championships – 1st place
  • 2000 IFBB World Junior’s Fitness Championships – 12th place
  • 2000 IFBB Lithuanian National Fitness Championships – 3rd place
  • 2000 IFBB Lithuanian National Mixed Pairs Championships – 2nd place
  • 2000 IFBB Siauliai’s County Open Fitness Championships – 1st place
  • 1999 IFBB Lithuanian National Fitness Championships – 5th place
  • 1999 IFBB Lithuanian National Mixed Pairs Championships – 4th place
  • 1999 IFBB Lithuanian Cup – 2nd place
  • 1999 IFBB Siauliai’s County Open Fitness Championships – 2nd place
  • 1998 IFBB Lithuanian National Mixed Pairs Championships – 1st place
  • 1998 IFBB Siauliai’s County Open Fitness Championships – 4th place

 

Biography

Danc Classes

Inga Neverauskaitė was born on 5th of November, 1980. She grew up in Siauliai, one of the largest cities in Lithuania.

Despite none of her family being interested in fitness or any kind of sport, Inga turned out to be an exception. Her parents noticed Inga’s passion for sports and supported her along the way, taking her to dancing, ballet, and aerobic classes every day.

As she became older, Inga’s priorities changed. She was no longer interested in ballet or modern dance. She instead decided to give weightlifting “a try”.

At 17 years old, her high school sports coach showed her the basics of weight training, and from there, Inga was training by herself almost daily.

Transition to Fitness

After seeing her body change as a result of hard work in the gym, Inga became interested in fitness competitions. Only 6 months after she started training, Inga competed in her first show, the 1998 IFBB Siauliai’s County Open Fitness Championships.

She surprised everyone with the result by taking home 4th place in her first ever competition. She also took 1st place in Mixed Pairs Class. Needless to say, Inga was “astonished” by her initial results. This is when she became addicted to the bodybuilding lifestyle.

Inga took part in 3 competitions the following year, placing 2nd at the IFBB Lithuanian Cup. Along with the IFBB Siauliai’s County Open Fitness Championships. She also took 4th place at the IFBB Lithuanian National Mixed Pairs Championships.

After placing 1st at the 2001 IFBB Lithuanian National Fitness Championships 2 years later, Inga set her sight on becoming a professional. For that, she needed to win a Pro Card.


 


Professional League

In hope of achieving her dream of competing in the Pro league, Inga moved to the United Kingdom in 2001. During the time, Inga met a lot of influential people who helped her to further improve her physique.

One of them being Harold, and Karen Marillier, a married couple who owned the Forest Gym in Crawley, West Sussex. For the next 2 years, Inga traveled back and forth from the UK to Lithuania, where she competed at the National Championships.

In 2003 she started competing in Europe, winning the EFBB British South Coast Championships and the EBFF European Body Fitness Championships.

It wasn’t until later that year where Inga brought her best version to the stage. She wowed judges and won the EFBB British Fitness Championships, securing her Pro Card status. It was a special moment for Inga as she became the 1st Lithuanian ever to win a Pro Card for a Figure competition. According to Inga, she never “dared to dream of something like that”.


 


Inga’s Life as a Pro

Her professional debut came in 2004, at the IFBB California Pro Figure, where she placed 19th. Two years later, Inga took home 2nd place at the IFBB Montreal Pro Figure Classic. After this achievement, she won the the 2006 IFBB Netherlands Pro Figure.

Inga also competed at her first ever Figure Olympia that year, placing 14th overall. One year later in 2007, she was invited to compete at the IFBB Arnold Classic Figure. This is where she competed against the best in the world, and came in a respectable 10th place.

By the end of 2007, Inga took part in 1 more competition, the Figure Mr. Olympia. This time, she came in 13th place, a slightly better result from her previous attempt in 2006.

Becoming A Personal Trainer

After competing for over 10 years without a break, Inga decided to step off the stage for some time to focus on her personal life. She returned to competing 1 year later after encouragement from family, friends, and fans.

That year, Inga was able to secure 4th place at the  IFBB Europa Show of Champions. After the competition, Inga decided to pursue academic qualifications to become a qualified professional trainer, once again, taking a break from competitions.

Later Years

Inga returned to serious competitions in 2013, after receiving her certification as a professional trainer.

Her first show after the break was the IFBB Tahoe Show Pro Figure, where she placed 11th. Several months after the Tahoe Pro Figure, Inga took part at the 2013 IFBB Nordic Pro Figure, taking home 6th place.

When asked what is her favorite moment in her competition career, Inga said how winning the Pro Card was the one, because she was the first Lithuanian who managed to do so, and also because the Pro Card allowed her to compete against the best.

Inga has made a name for herself in both her homeland and the whole world. Because of her achievements, she cemented her place among the best female figure competitors in the world.


 

Training

Inga’s normal week of training consists of a 4-day split, where she trains each body part once a week. Repetition range varies from 8-15, and she usually does 4 sets per each exercise.

Before each workout, Inga usually does 20 minutes of cardio 4 times a week. When it’s time for a competition, she will gradually increase the duration to 45-60 minutes, 6 times per week.


 

Nutrition

Depending on whether she’s in the off-season or preparing for a competition, Inga’s diet will vary greatly. In the last month before a competition, her diet consists of only rice, turkey, vegetables, and a little bit of fruit.

She usually drinks a lot of water, especially the day before the competition – up to 6 liters.


 

What we can learn from Inga Neverauskaitė

Inga has taught us the value of persistence and patience. She started off her fitness career modestly in Lithuania, and later went to the UK in order to pursue her dream. 
 
Her success didn’t come overnight. She had to spend over 10 years training in the gym and dieting in the kitchen to become the worldwide-known figure she is today.
 
If there is anything we can take out from Inga’s story, it would be “patience is the key”. Keep doing what you love, and don’t expect fast results. It’s the journey and the whole process that keeps life more interesting, and ultimately more fulfilling. That’s one of the ways to achieve success in life.
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