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Nicole initially started getting in shape for a vacation, but her results led her to train even harder and enter competitions!
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All people face challenges on their way to fitness. How they handle it determines their success.
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Alyson dreams hard, works to make it happen, and is living this life on her own terms. That's the kind of positivity we can get behind!
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Stephanie's second pregnancy left her with an extra 30 pounds she just couldn't kick. Boot camp training updated her fit status!
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Lauren always struggled to gain weight. Eating disorders and excessive cardio held her back, but with bodybuilding, nothing can stop her!
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This former cardio bunny started to hit the weights and found herself on the WBFF stage!
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Floating the river and tipping back cold beer is no way to get fit. Kelly found the right way and truly lives the fit life!
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Lola Onanuga always had a bikini body, but she wanted something better. Social media and the Bodybuilding.com forums taught her how to grow muscle and compete on stage.
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Tragedy urged Rachael to change majors and improve her strength. Now she wants the big prize: to stand on the Olympia stage!
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Mirosalva had a hard time getting her mind right. Once she gained self-confidence, her whole life came together!
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Megan's passion for fitness has helped her live an improved life. She feels better with improved conditioning, and used it all to bond with her mother.
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When Alana first saw a bodybuilding competition, her whole world changed. She started working out at home and got fit!
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A cleat to the temple ended Taryn's soccer goals, Lyme Disease threatened her existence, but fitness brought her back to the light.
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CrossFit built Andrea Maguire\'s strength foundation but couldn\'t provide the curves she needed. Get the spot-on lifting plan she used to transition into NPC bikini competitions!
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Debra moved across the United States and found a new appreciation for fitness. Now she hits the stage with force and shows off the beautiful physique she built with iron and hard work!
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Professional dancing provided a physical platform for Eve to display her talents and love for the spotlight. See how fitness took her physique to unforeseen levels of beauty!
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Innate athleticism catapulted Kristina into lifting and competitive fitness. Get the detailed nutrition, training, and supplement plans that she used to build a bikini body!
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Rose's competitive swimming roots carried over into the weight room where she built a dynamite body. Get the fitness plan she implemented to make a run at pro status!
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Kelli overcame anorexia and befriended food to claim the body that's rightfully hers. See how this Erin Stern fan lined up a future filled with fitness success!
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Heather took a difficult path to reach the cusp of pro glory. Now she relies on a proven fitness formula that built her stunning body to reach WBFF pro status.
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Jamie understands the value of heavy lifting and uses the iron to sculpt her beautiful body. Get the training and nutrition plans she uses to overcome the competition!
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Melissa proved her determination when she was hit by a car and competed 10 weeks later. See why this beautiful Brit won't stop until she graces the cover of major fitness magazines!
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Jill transitioned from bikini to figure with consistent heavy lifting and persistent healthy eating. Get the programs she used to build a title-worthy physique that exudes beauty!
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Tish looks better at age 38 than she did in her 20s because of consistent clean eating coupled with intense training. Get the diet and workouts she uses to defeat mother nature!
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Victoria maximized her body's potential with heavy weights and precision nutrition. See what this Canadian cutie did to enhance her physique!
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Kendra started with Jamie Eason's LiveFit Trainer and built a stage-worthy bikini body. See her plan of attack to reach the next level and earn those marvelous IFBB credentials!
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Track and field instilled a competitive edge within Julie that translated into the gym and onto the figure stage. See how this dual-sport athlete maintains a streamlined physique!
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Nasim joined forces with one of the only pro bodybuilders in Finland and built a physique that mirrors Dana Linn Bailey. Get the hardcore training plan that sculpted her muscular body!
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Whittney refuses to accept anything less than a pro card and won't stop until it's in her possession. See the workout and nutrition plan that has her on track for IFBB bikini glory!
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Nana's body responds beautifully to intense workouts designed by Team EDGE Coach Ingrid Romero. Check out the secret formula Nana uses to hit the stage with a bang!
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Lauren weaved her way through a conundrum of fitness twists and turns before she stepped on stage. See why her confidence is sky high going into her third bikini competition!
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The WBFF provides a stellar platform for Kimberley to show off her hard body. See what training and nutrition staples give her a boost to one-up the competition!
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April dedicated her life to fitness at age 35 and won her second bikini competition. See what's in store for this up-and-coming beauty as she sets her sights on a pro card!
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Hannah couldn't escape the pull of bikini competitions and followed her destiny onto the stage. Check out the training and nutrition plans that separated her from the pack!
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Heavy iron gave Siliana the body to compete and win against serious bikini babes. See the plans she used for contest prep that delivered overall trophies!
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Ania found her calling on stage in 2011 and became a WBFF fixture. Check out the plan she uses to boost her body and stand victorious at upcoming competitions!
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Brianne craves the endorphin rush fueled by fitness and uses it to her advantage. See how this Canadian beauty created nutrition and training plans that shine on stage!
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Noelle didn't wear a two-piece bikini for 16 years after having children. Now she sports one with confidence! See how this hot momma burnt up the stage in style!
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Bodybuilding helped Laura take the reins and control her insecurities. Now she’s working hard, adding size, and embracing a fit lifestyle!
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Gwen's confidence and intellect made her a force on the competition circuit. Now she harnesses inspiration from Iris Kyle to make a strong professional push!
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Leah's ballet background primed her body for intense workouts and competitions. See how her physique responded to heavy weights!
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Molly saw the light when her fear of bulking receded. Now she lifts heavy and looks strong and beautiful. See what training regimen built her stage body!
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Heavy weights don't intimidate Lisa and the results are spectacular. Her physique is sleek, feminine, and toned because she takes no shortcuts!
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Eva incorporates Muay Thai and lifting into a workout regimen designed for hard bodies. She how she discovered training tactics that took her body from flab to fab!
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Thessiane is proof that moms can lift heavy and be ladylike. Fitness became her passion, but family obligations and responsibilities take full precedence!
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Samantha is driven by the smallest compliments and the largest accomplishments. Learn how she stays in the zone and harvests inspiration for killer workouts that built her lean body!
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When Tiffany formulated a plan to meet her dreams, everything came together. Now she stands on stage with her head held high and her trophy held higher!
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Devy's spontaneous nature keeps her routine fresh and hardcore. It's all part of a winning formula that will help her break into the big time!
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Tuffah thought she was too old to compete but humbled herself quickly. See how she overcame pregnancy and self-doubt to reclaim her life!
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Competition preparation tests Riana to the core, but she remains unshaken and more focused than ever. This tough mama balances family and fitness in perfect harmony!
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Competitions help Amber be unafraid of public judgment so her body can blossom. She invested in long-term health and plans to cash in dividends on a pro card!
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A change of scenery opened Tiffany's eyes to a world of hard bodies. She immersed herself in the competition culture and watched her body spring strong and sexy muscle!
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Goals were foreign to Rachel until she competed and placed for the first time in bikini. Now she's driven and addicted to the feeling of accomplishment and success!
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Intense training is therapeutic for Keri. She developed a passion for the weights as a teen and hasn't let up since. Expect to see her on a figure stage near you!
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Dreams turned to reality when Casey found the formula for fitness success. This Southern belle has sharp curves and plenty of womanly muscle to complement them!
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Kathleen treats her body like gold and it pays off. She's sharper, smarter, and hotter because of the gym. If she has it her way, the fitness industry will know her name soon!
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Fitness filled a competitive void in Phannary's life after injuries ended her basketball carrer. She trained relentlessly, excelled through motivational energy, and let fate work its magic!
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Anna blew the socks off everyone at the 2013 Arnold Amateur to win overall bikini. The taste of victory is still fresh, but it's where she came from and what she went through that drives this babe!
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Fitness wasn't an option for Kellie, it was the only option. She grew up watching her dad lift and wanted nothing less for herself. See how the family tradition turned her into a figure champ!
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Bikini competitions were her calling. Paige was drawn to the sexy body type and relentless dedication. She will need to reinforce her trophy case when it's all said and done!
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Competitive diving at the collegiate level taught Candice to live with no boundaries. When college ended, she hung up the swimsuit, and moved onto the next challenge: figure competitions!
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Alessandra never turns down a challenge. She accepts failure and never has reason to worry. When life gets hard, she creates outlets to stay positive that allow her body to flourish!
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Resistance training was foreign to Angelina four years ago. When she transitioned from cardio queen to weight machine, the affects were massive!
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Vigorous contest prep is fun to Clarissa. That's the sign of a potential figure star. The stage is a comfortable place for her to show off a physique that earned two first place trophies!
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Basketball was her first love and fitness came second. That was until her career as a Florida Gator ended. Now Steffi lives under the bar and pushes her body in unconventional ways!
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Refusing to step onstage without looking her best, Charlotte joined Team Poynter to dial in her routine and hit the gym hard with her boyfriend. The results were exactly what she envisioned!
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Nothing stops Sarah from hitting the gym. She powered through nine months of pregnancy doing cardio and eating clean to pick up where she left off: the bikini stage!
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Incorporating weights into her training regimen changed the way Kayleigh lives. Her boyfriend competes in the NPC and trained her from the ground up. They created a thing of beauty!
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Rural Pennsylvania defines Allison to this day. Her hard-working mantra made her a collegiate athlete and a figure champion. This country gal thrives outside her comfort zone!
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Insecurities kept Rakeysha trapped in a life she didn't want. She was afraid to compete in sports and didn't value her body. When she gained the courage to step onstage, she found her true self!
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Charlette wasn't planning to be a physique competitor. She wanted to change her body and just happened to meet a bodybuilder who wanted to train her. Now she competes like it's nothing!
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Family genetics told Sandi she was in trouble if she didn't shape up fast. She overcame the challenges with support and a no-excuses attitude that led to European competition domination!
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When the competition bug bites, it bites hard. Ashley knows this all too well. She used her skills from a successful dancing career to morph her physique into top-notch bikini form!
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Injuries kept Casey off the competition stage early in her fitness career, but determination wouldn't let her quit. She built a supporting cast and went to work on her physique!
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Melissa doesn't need a reason to train. Her motivating factors range from herself to her country. She stands for every woman who dreams of dumbbells and a strong, feminine physique!
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Myra set a goal that many new moms can't fathom: to be a bikini competitor in less than a year after having her daughter. She sacrificed, competed five times, and succeeded!
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The echoes of a high school coach saying she would always hang onto fat burned an image into Jordan's mind. She sees the image every day now of herself on the bikini stage!
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Fitness and healthy living were ingrained into Mikayla from birth. Heck, her mother fed her flaxseed oil instead of sugar! This Canadian cutie has taken fitness to an even higher level.
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Tamra took advantage of a surprise opportunity when an NGA promoter approached her with an idea: He told her to compete. Once committed, she dove in bikini first!
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She understands that sacrifice makes a champion and knows every day presents new challenges. Christie's at peace with hard work and dedication. This competitor expects to win!
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Sponsors are hard to come by in fitness. Brittany was lucky enough to score one and step on stage for her first time. See which IFBB pro helped her prep for competition in only 16 weeks!
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Meet this beauty from Iceland! She has the drive to go far and the body to back it up. If she has it her way, Margret will be gracing the IFBB stages in a city near you! We can only hope!
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Growing up on a ranch taught her how to work. Staying inside the house wasn't an option. Her work ethic turned to fitness and stayed on that road with no signs of turning around!
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Nicole went from preferring junk food to playing the xylophone on her ribs. Her life was a seesaw. See how she found a healthy balance and inspired others to step on stage!
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Her rise through the NPC is no surprise. Jesse Hilgenberg has the makings of a champion. Now her sights are set on the IFBB. Get with her program! She's coming to a stage near you!
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Some people let their ambitions outpace their goals. Not in Kate's case. She prepares every day like it's her last and accomplishes her mission. This gal is smooth sailing!
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The fitness bug infected Kellie. She trained hard, competed soon after, and co-authored an upcoming fitness book. This mom sets the bar high! See how her perseverance paid off!
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It makes sense how she got to this point. Fitness fascinated Danielle since childhood. The idea of living a life without exercise and nutrition pushes her to keep going!
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Sarah used to be punished for missing curfew by her mom, who sent her to the gym early the next morning. Apparently, she learned a lesson: how to become dedicated and shape her body!
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Lindsey was tired of wasting money. In her mind, it was unacceptable to squeeze into expensive jeans. That, among other motivators, thrust her into fitness culture!
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She attempted quirky diets to no avail and grew envious of others' competition glory. Finally, she had enough. Check out what Kacey did to steal the show!
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A stranger asked Whitney if she was pregnant; she wasn't. She stopped making excuses, started training hard, eating clean and living strong. She's never looked better, or looked back!
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The expansion of the IFBB to include a Bikini division opened the stage for Jessica to compete. Now teaches the fit trade to the next generation of athletes!
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Whitney exchanged her ballet slippers for combat boots! See how she uncovered her internal toughness and got on stage!
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Taylor built a nutritional foundation, then launched a fitness career. This new IFBB pro has what it takes to compete on the pro stage!
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When an injury sidelined Jacqueline from ballroom dancing, she looked to bodybuilding to help her heal. She returned stronger than ever!
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Getting in shape can often take people to extremes. They encounter remarkable gains, like Terra, and join the pro ranks!
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Motivation arises from often unexpected sources. When Patreceia lost her father to cancer, she changed directions and became a bikini model!
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Jean got her start spotting a figure competitor, but now she's on the way to becoming one herself!
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Erica was a trained modern dancer, but seeing a figure competition prompted her to shift focus. Now it's glitz and glutes!
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After a few lame jobs, Michelle realized she was happiest in the gym. She made fitness her career and sculpted a masterpiece physique. Follow her plan and sculpt your own!
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After joining a marathon club, Jeanine Kilian realized that pounding the pavement wasn't delivering the results she craved. She hit the weights and built a killer physique!
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A former dancer, Kayla pirouetted her way into weightlifting and, eventually, onto the competitive fitness stage.
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Jacqueline was a superb athlete growing up, but she didn't catch the fitness modeling bug until college. She's been in the grips of a fitness frenzy ever since, and it shows!
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Having seen the skinny and overweight ends of the spectrum, Stefanie made nutrition and exercise staples of her new life. See how she made permanent changes to her lifestyle.
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