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Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Eve Danced Into Fitness And Beyond!
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 19, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Kristina Hit New Heights With Iron!
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 12, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Rose Is A Figure Fox!
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 06, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Kelli Chases Physique Perfection!
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 06, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Heather Eyes WBFF Bikini Glory!
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.
Section: Training :: May 29, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Jamie Is A Bikini Beauty!
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!
Section: Training :: May 22, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Melissa Harding Rocks A Hard Body!
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!
Section: Training :: May 15, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Jill Fortified Her Figure Physique!
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!
Section: Training :: Feb 27, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Tish Defied Age With Iron!
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!
Section: Training :: Feb 20, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Victoria Lifts Hard And Heavy!
Victoria maximized her body's potential with heavy weights and precision nutrition. See what this Canadian cutie did to enhance her physique!
Section: Training :: Feb 13, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Kendra Is Living Fit Like Jamie Eason!
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!
Section: Training :: Jan 23, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Julie Edonu Sprints To A Figure Finish!
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!
Section: Training :: Jan 16, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Nasim Is A Fit Fin!
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!
Section: Training :: Jan 07, 2014

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Whittney Eyes An IFBB Pro Card!
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!
Section: Training :: Dec 27, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Nana Sports Strong And Sexy Curves!
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!
Section: Training :: Dec 13, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Lauren Is A Bikini Bombshell!
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!
Section: Training :: Nov 21, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Kimberley Hits The Iron With Fury!
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!
Section: Training :: Nov 15, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: April Made Fitness Dreams Reality
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!
Section: Training :: Nov 12, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Hannah Balogh Is Fired Up On Fitness!
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!
Section: Training :: Oct 30, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Siliana Sizzles On Stage!
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!
Section: Training :: Oct 17, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Ania Partin Makes Muscle Sexy!
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!
Section: Training :: Oct 10, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Brianne Perron Breathes Fitness!
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!
Section: Training :: Oct 07, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Fired Up Fitness!
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!
Section: Training :: Sep 27, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Hooked On Health!
Bodybuilding helped Laura take the reins and control her insecurities. Now she’s working hard, adding size, and embracing a fit lifestyle!
Section: Training :: Sep 23, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Lady Muscle!
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!
Section: Training :: Aug 29, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Flexing Feminine Muscle!
Leah's ballet background primed her body for intense workouts and competitions. See how her physique responded to heavy weights!
Section: Training :: Aug 23, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Molly Has Muscle!
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!
Section: Training :: Aug 16, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Lisa Lifts With Authority!
Heavy weights don't intimidate Lisa and the results are spectacular. Her physique is sleek, feminine, and toned because she takes no shortcuts!
Section: Training :: Aug 09, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Muay Thai Built A Tight Body!
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!
Section: Training :: Aug 02, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Fit And Ready To Lift!
Thessiane is proof that moms can lift heavy and be ladylike. Fitness became her passion, but family obligations and responsibilities take full precedence!
Section: Training :: Jul 26, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Get Into The Lean Life!
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!
Section: Training :: Jul 22, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Born To Be Built!
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!
Section: Training :: Jul 12, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Devy Channeled Her Competitiveness!
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 28, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Tuff-Ah Than Most 37 Year Olds!
Tuffah thought she was too old to compete but humbled herself quickly. See how she overcame pregnancy and self-doubt to reclaim her life!
Section: Training :: Jun 26, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Dedication On Display!
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 14, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Genuine Smile, Beautiful Body!
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 06, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Hard Knock Body!
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 03, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Don't Bet Against Rachel!
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!
Section: Training :: May 24, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Keri Makes Hardcore Look Sexy!
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!
Section: Training :: May 20, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Casey Lit The Stage On Fire!
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!
Section: Training :: May 13, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Investing In A Fitness Future!
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!
Section: Training :: May 07, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Phenomenal Phannary
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!
Section: Training :: Apr 26, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Anna Brings Sexy Back!
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!
Section: Training :: Apr 19, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Fit And On Fire!
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!
Section: Training :: Apr 12, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Bikini Breakthrough!
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!
Section: Training :: Mar 21, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: New Sport, New Life!
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!
Section: Training :: Mar 15, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Alessandra The Great
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!
Section: Training :: Mar 07, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Masino Meets Muscle
Resistance training was foreign to Angelina four years ago. When she transitioned from cardio queen to weight machine, the affects were massive!
Section: Training :: Mar 05, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Golden Girl
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!
Section: Training :: Feb 14, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: She's Got Skills!
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!
Section: Contests :: Feb 08, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Competition Company
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!
Section: Training :: Jan 25, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Parental Guidance
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!
Section: Training :: Jan 18, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Weight The Way
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!
Section: Training :: Jan 10, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Born For Fitness
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!
Section: Training :: Jan 05, 2013

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Figurative Fitness
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!
Section: Training :: Dec 28, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Showroom Floored
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!
Section: Training :: Dec 21, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: International Competitor
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!
Section: Training :: Dec 07, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Competition Infatuation
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!
Section: Training :: Nov 29, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: The Best Version Of Herself
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!
Section: Training :: Nov 19, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Ripped And Ready
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!
Section: Training :: Nov 13, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Mom Bombshell!
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!
Section: Training :: Nov 02, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Look At Me Now!
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!
Section: Training :: Oct 18, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Canadian Cutie
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.
Section: Training :: Oct 08, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Muscular Stranger
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!
Section: Training :: Sep 27, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Fitness Madness
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!
Section: Training :: Sep 24, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Bucking The Trend
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!
Section: Training :: Sep 14, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Icelandic Beauty
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!
Section: Training :: Sep 07, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Paving Her Way
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!
Section: Training :: Aug 31, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Bikini Ready
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!
Section: Training :: Aug 24, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Strong-Willed
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!
Section: Training :: Aug 17, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Fixating Fishler
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!
Section: Training :: Aug 06, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Lifelong Overachiever
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!
Section: Training :: Jul 27, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Consequential Motivation
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!
Section: Training :: Jul 19, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Disciplined Fitness
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!
Section: Training :: Jul 13, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Love At First Lindsey
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!
Section: Mind :: Jul 06, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Unstoppable Fitness Force
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 28, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Whitney Hansen
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 21, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Jessica True
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!
Section: Training :: Jun 15, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Whitney Farland
Whitney exchanged her ballet slippers for combat boots! See how she uncovered her internal toughness and got on stage!
Section: Training :: Jun 08, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Taylor Matheny
Taylor built a nutritional foundation, then launched a fitness career. This new IFBB pro has what it takes to compete on the pro stage!
Section: Training :: Jun 01, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Jacqueline Thomas
When an injury sidelined Jacqueline from ballroom dancing, she looked to bodybuilding to help her heal. She returned stronger than ever!
Section: Training :: May 17, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Terra Gallemore
Getting in shape can often take people to extremes. They encounter remarkable gains, like Terra, and join the pro ranks!
Section: Training :: May 11, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Patreceia Mathis
Motivation arises from often unexpected sources. When Patreceia lost her father to cancer, she changed directions and became a bikini model!
Section: Training :: May 04, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Jean Loveridge
Jean got her start spotting a figure competitor, but now she's on the way to becoming one herself!
Section: Training :: Apr 26, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Erica Deveaux
Erica was a trained modern dancer, but seeing a figure competition prompted her to shift focus. Now it's glitz and glutes!
Section: Training :: Apr 20, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Michelle Manoll
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!
Section: Training :: Apr 06, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Jeanine Kilian
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!
Section: Training :: Mar 30, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Kayla Drumwright
A former dancer, Kayla pirouetted her way into weightlifting and, eventually, onto the competitive fitness stage.
Section: Training :: Mar 23, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Jacqueline Payne
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!
Section: Training :: Mar 12, 2012

Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Stefanie Basso
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.
Section: Training :: Feb 20, 2012


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