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High School Janitor Becomes IFBB Bikini Pro

Newly-minted fitness pro Katrina Freds brings "clean living" to another level.

IFBB Bikini Pro Katrina Freds is taking "clean living" to another level. By night, she's a custodian at her local high school. During the day, she hits the stage. Freds got her start working as a cafeteria assistant in the same school disctrict she attended her whole life. In a few years she became the custodian, working a 4:00 p.m. to midnight shift.

"[Janitorial work] is not something that I dreamed about doing, but it's an awesome job." she told

Awesome, but not enough to keep her busy.

When Freds isn't at the school, she's in training mode -- she even has her own home gym. So where did the fixation come from? In high school Freds was a sprinter but said she was never into working out.

"[Training is] one of those things where it grew and the more I learned about, the more I loved it. But, no, if anybody would've asked me three years ago do you see yourself being active enough to go to the gym every day or any part of the fitness industry, I would've laughed in their face and said no.

"I was always unhappy with myself and I wasn't healthy,"

Freds said. "I wasn't in shape or doing anything that made me feel special or powerful. It was kind of one of those decisions where I had seen some people who had compete. I was like you know what, I want to push myself and see where I can go with this. So, I kind of decided do it now or you're not going to do it at all."

Her story has a twist, she's blind in her right eye, which makes competing in traditional sports more difficult.

"I can't judge distance and I have a really hard time playing any other sport. Lifting, you don't need a whole lot of hand eye coordination for that. So, that was my next go to activity."