Non-Professional Interviews.

See what the non-pros have to say in this interview section. Enjoy, they have a lot to share.

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Ernest 'Mongo' Chang - The Fitness Cure Podcast features everyone's favorite fitness expert, Maria Kang. Listen in this week as she interviews rising NPC Bodybuilder Ernest 'Mongo' Chang about amateur bodybuilding in Hawaii, how he got started, and more!
Alexsey Obidennov - As a teenager, Alexsey lost both hands and one arm from an accident. This is his inspirational and humbling story about where he is from, how he became disabled, how he trains, and more.
Marc Lobliner - I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scivation president and amateur bodybuilder Marc Lobliner. Join me as Marc talks about his education, work history, family life, training, and more right here. Check it out!
Peter Putnam - The very talented and competitive amateur bodybuilder Peter Putnam recently took time to update us on the controversy surrounding the USA's, plans for 2007 Nationals, judging, turning pro, and much more!
Darrell Terrell - I recently had the pleasure of interviewing 2007 NPC Nationals competitor Darrell Terrell. Join me as Darrell talks about his background, training, diet, supplements, and more right here. Check it out!
Tim Sahr - An interview with 2007 NPC Nationals competitor Tim Sahr - Learn more about his background, training, and more as he prepares for the 2007 NPC Nationals. Check it out!
Kris Gethin - Dan Gastelu interviews WNSO Pro Natural Bodybuilder Kris Gethin! In this audio interview, listen in as Dan and Kris talk shop about Bodybuilding.com, writing articles, and photographing the industry!
Joshua Fred - An interview with NPC Nationals competitor Joshua Fred - Learn more about his background, training, and more as he continues his quest for a pro card. Check it out!
Dave Candy - An interview with 2007 NPC Nationals competitor Dave Candy - Learn more about his background, training, and more as he prepares for the 2007 NPC Nationals. Check it out!
John DeFendis - John will be inducted into the WBBG Hall of Fame for his contributions to the fitness industries. I spoke with John on the eve of his induction and we discussed his life as one of the world's best bodybuilder's and top personal trainers.
Walter Crawford - In this interview I had a chance to speak with U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division Soldier Walter Crawford, who faces the prospect of death daily. Learn more about this pilot and how he manages to stay in shape in a hostile environment.
Josh Dillaberry - Never a quitter, Josh was sick and tired of being tired and weak, and decided to fast track his strength in the best way possible: with a structured bodybuilding program and a sound diet. Learn more about his life in the informative interview!
Todd Jewell - I spoke with Todd recently and he discussed his recent run in with a bank robber, current events, training, dieting, and much more. Read on to get the latest!
Erik Fankhouser - I had the recent pleasure of speaking with Erik 'The House' Fankhouser who is getting ready to compete in the IFBB North Americans. Learn about his background, training & nutrition program, and much more right here!
Dave Hawk Jr. - In this exclusive interview he provides the exact training, nutrition and supplement plans he used to add close to 15 pounds of solid muscle... Learn more about this great amateur as he makes bold moves in the bodybuilding world!
Myles Hannaman - Two years into college I decided nursing was the wrong major and switched to Fitness and Human Performance to become a Physical Therapist. Learn more about Myles and what plans he has for the future.
Victor Prisk - Not long after his first bodybuilding workout he qualified for and entered the 2005 Junior Nationals, placing a respectable third. Last weekend he won the 2007 version. Now he moves on to Nationals.
Clarence Bass - Nutrition/Training expert & bodybuilder Clarence Bass has, for almost 30 years, made it his job to inform and educate... In the following interview he discusses his long career, how we can improve our health through bodybuilding and more.
Tony Cantanzaro - In the following, Tony gives his personal insights into how we can all achieve the best possible physique. I guarantee after reading this you will have substantially improved your chances of success. Get to it!
Mountain Man - 25 years ago, a guy who trained in his garage and ate raw eggs would have remained unknown. See how the Mountain Man has become infamous and famous at the same time. Learn about who he is, how he trains and much more!
Candy Canary - Special, is how I describe Candy Canary. She is a lot more than a classy female bodybuilder she is also a pastor. Learn more about her background, what she does as a pastor, how it effects her training and much more.
Shawn Mack - Follow the prep of NPC competitor, Shawn Mack as he prepares for the 2007 Gaspari Nutrition NPC JR. USA Championships. I caught up with Mack and his trainer at 12 weeks out. Check out the following photos and video!
Ron Coleman - This week I sat down with one of the most well respected natural bodybuilders of our time, Ron 'Alcatraz' Coleman. The man talks the talk and walks the walk. Learn more about him and what he is doing now in this great interview!
Chad McCrary - Chad trains with a level of ferocity only a seasoned competitor can appreciate, wakes early to do his fat-burning cardio, eats several nutritious meals daily... Read on as he shares his dreams to become a pro wheelchair bodybuilder.
Jerome Ferguson - Jerome 'Hollywood' Ferguson is putting it all on the line for the 2006 NPC Nationals and believes he is the one to beat! In the following interview he shares his 34 week quest to become the sports newest professional.
Sebastian Zona - Sebastian is a Health and P.E. Teacher and NPC Competitor who stands at 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs in at 223 lbs.
David Rylah - Inspired by bodybuilding magazine Muscle and Fitness, a 14-year-old David Rylah dreamed of some day becoming a top bodybuilder...
Jack London - In the following interview Jerome explains what he has done to prepare for this contest, and gives some insight into what makes him such a popular bodybuilder.
Jerome Ferguson - In the following interview Jerome explains what he has done to prepare for this contest, and gives some insight into what makes him such a popular bodybuilder.
Sophia Parnachelli - This great interview will give some details into the life of the sexy and fit Sophia Parnachelli. Read on as she answers questions about what she likes to do, the fitness industry, and much more.
Vinny Galanti - Today, Vinny is training with a vengeance in preparation for the 2006 competitive season, after a four year lay-off and a 5th place at the 2005 Nationals. Learn more about what is next for him...
Dorothy Trojanowicz - NPC bodybuilder Dorothy Trojanowicz will talk about her past and how she is currently getting ready for figure competition at Jr. Nationals in 2006. Learn more...
Jody May - In this great interview Jody shares with us her struggles as a child and how she became the great athlete that she is today. Learn more about Jody and what her future goals are here.
Joey Decaminada - Despite Giana's seemingly meteoric rise as a national level competitor has not been without its share of bumps. Learn more right here about what Giana is up to with her life and much more!
Giana Holder - Despite Giana's seemingly meteoric rise as a national level competitor has not been without its share of bumps. Learn more right here about what Giana is up to with her life and much more!
Carri Ledford-Baldwin - Firefighter Carri Ledford-Baldwin put sufficient heat on her competition at the 2004 Nationals, to win the Light-Heavyweight and overall... Get her story right here as I ask her questions about her life. Learn more here!
Nadia Nardi - Nadia had always been athletic, having been involved in soccer, swimming, cross country and mountain biking... To learn a little more about Nadia and what her goals are continue on right here.
Christine Sabo - After winning her first contest in 1994, with the help of her husband Kevin, she began placing higher in competitions. Here is her story and how she feels about female bodybuilding.
Amber And Shiloe Steinmetz! - This is an interview with the team of Amber and Shiloe Steinmetz. See how they have succeeded over the years in competitions.
Brandon Curry - Brandon trains hard and heavy. He remains relatively injury-free because he makes sure to train the front of his body as well as the back of his body. Read this interview to see how someone so new to bodybuilding is so successful.
Dave Palumbo - After a successful college career as a long distance runner, Dave Palumbo, at age 22, began training with weights to look good at the beach. 14-years-later, Dave's physique resembles a science project with massive amounts of muscle everywhere.
DeWayde C. Perry - DeWayde Perry is a Medical Doctor and amateur bodybuilder. He has great aspirations and a great mind set. See what he has to say about bodybuilding and everything that goes along with it!
Lishia Dean - On November 6, 2004, the NPC was introduced to a new power in the world of fitness competition, Lishia Dean. Power is a perfect word to describe Lishia, especially winning the overall at the Quincy Roberts' Elite Muscle Classic...
Wendi West - How did Wendi West won her 2003 Canada Nationals, the first time she stepped onto the nationals stage...
Linda-Rose Murphy - Take a look into the life of Linda-Rose Murphy. What are her favorite body parts, how she got started, what is next for her and more...
Stan McQuay - Blessed with good looks and stunning muscle symmetry, 2004 Nationals middleweight runner-up Stan McQuay is destined for bodybuilding greatness. Read more!
Kevin Levrone - In this eye opening and very personal interview, we see Kevin Levrone as never before. We see a bodybuilder, a musician and an actor living in accordance with the highest creative purpose of his life...
Fawnia Mondey - Look out world here she comes! A small girl from a small town with big aspirations Fawnia Mondey has been quietly achieving for the last several years. Learn more...
Ali Metkovich - Track & Field standout turned NPC figure competitor, Ali Metkovich, gives us the lowdown on her past and goals for the future.
Stacey Marie Kisting - Stacey shares the skinny on what the heck has her in Iowa and how she finds time to compete in NPC Figure. Those in attendance at the Arnold Classic saw her radiant smile at the Twinlab booth. Take a couple minutes and get to know a lil' more about...
Sean Allan - Big Sean Allan took some time off to answer some questions on what contests he is planning on competing in, who inspired him, his current stats, who he thinks will win the Olympia and more...
Louis Castillo - In this article, you'll read about how Louis Castillo eats, his views on supplemental training, his training after severe injury, and more...
Jeanette Freed - Read on to find out what a day in the life of Jeanette Freed is like for a woman who competes in the NPC and never slacks on being a great mother!
Nancy Di Nino - Find out who the smokin' hot Nancy Di Nino is, how she got started, how she trains, what she does in her spare time and more...
Ariana Twitchell - Check out this great interview with Ariana Twitchell. Find out how she got started with obstacle competitions and much more...
Alexis Ellis - Alexis Ellis shares with Bodybuilding.com her passion for life, running a business and making some noise on the NPC figure scene.
Amanda Genao - As a mother of two, a master's degree candidate and full time fitness instructor can easily take a lot of time off your day. But, even with all those personal challenges that life has to offer this little package of beauty overcame them!
Christine Sabo - Christine was kind enough to answer a few questions for bodybuilding.com. She is coming off back to back shows - winning the overall in Chicago at this year's Jr. Nationals and followed it up with a second place showing at the USAs to the eventual...
Monica Starr - Monica Starr is a true country girl, born and raised in Kansas growing up farming corn, wheat, milo, and sunflowers working on her family owned and operated feedlot. Meet Monica Starr Cowgirl gone City...
Cassandra Forsythe - Check out this great interview with Cassandra Forsythe. Find out she fought the battle with spondylolithesis and what her plans are for the future...
Tara Scotti - Tara Scotti aka "da hotti" shares her feelings on a disappointing loss and how she bounced back to kick some booty. A true New Yorker Tara tells it like it is.
Amber Black - Amber black a native of texas shares how she got her start in bodybuilding and the transition to figure. She also gives a lil insight on how she stays focused on training.
Lauren Powers - Lauren Powers is a competitive bodybuilder, wrestler and all around fantasy girl. From fighting fires, to being a CEO of a company, she has done it all. Learn all about the All American Wonder Women and what is next for her!
Kat Meyers - Some of you may or may not know me. I've competed in many different shows, but I am not an "Pro". I am a fitness, figure, model and competitor, martial artist, and part time web geek. I have a passion for fitness and a love for knowledge.
Gregg Valentino - Boxing has Mike Tyson, music has Michael Jackson, pro football has rapists and drug dealers, the world of business has Enron and bodybuilding has Gregg Valentino. Gregg has the biggest arms the world has ever seen. People want to learn about the freaks. Here is your chance... Also check out part two.
Kristia Knowles - More than a pretty package... Her intelligence, professionalism and determination are blatantly apparent once you allow yourself to get past her stunning presence. Learn more about this blond bombshell in the awesome inteview...
Linda Cusmano - Find out who Linda Cusmano is, where she came from, her accomplishments, what her diet and training consists of and much more...
Christina Lindley - Find out who Christina Lindley is, about what she likes, dislikes, about her life, what she looks for in a guy and much more...
Angela Mraz - Check out this awesome interview with upcoming star Angela Mraz. Learn all about her background, life, diet, training, how she feels about competition and much more...
Simon Robinson - Simon Robinson was involved in a horrific accident that put him in a coma for 12 days and he also lost a limb. Now, Simon is back on the bodybuilding stage and recently brought down the house displaying an incredible physique as a guest poser at the 2003 Mr. Olympia.
William J. Owens - Check out a little more on Mr. Tall Man. I've had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know William and he is a fun, upbeat, class act. Be sure to watch is routine at this year's Nationals - he gets the crowd groove'n.
Jayne Trcka - Weightlifting was at first a hobbie, much like how it is for you and I, however other gym members and trainers saw something special in Jayne. And it wasn't just the gym members that noticed the incredible power this women had.
Tara Richards - Tara Richards (aka bright-eyed beauty) sheds a little light on what she been up to and advice for getting into fitness modeling. Take a minute to read more about this computer programming fitness competitor.
Kraig Feldman - Check out this great interview with the 2003 NPC Teen Nationals champion, Kraig Feldman. Find out how he got started, what he is up to and what he plans on doing next!
Cathy Nordyke - Cathy Nordyke is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet in the fitness industry. I had the privilege of meeting Cathy at this year's Arnold Classic in her own backyard of Columbus, Ohio. She was kind enough to answer a few questions in between her training for the Ohio State Bodybuilding and Figure Championships.
Carmen Garcia - Check out this awesome interview with fitness superstar Carmen Garcia! Find out how she got started, why, what she is up to next, how she does it day to day and much more!
Elaine Goodlad - Learn about Elaine Goodlad's competition history, training secrets, future acting plans, and her struggles with Bulimia in this in-depth personal interview.
Sheron Kestler - Many feel Sheron Kestler will be a threat at USAs this year and by looking at her recent photos, I'd have to agree. Sheron is a perfect example of how a female bodybuilder can be beautiful, feminine, lean and defined. Take a moment to get to know Sheron.
Vivianna Requena - What a package: Exotic good looks, a striking muscle bod, and Latino charisma written all over her. Find out how she got started, what her plans are, how she feels about nude posing, and check out her pics!
Amy Peter's - Check out this great interview with the smart and beautiful Amy Peters. Amy is an amateur figure competitor that is on track to become a pro very soon.
Brenda Kelly - Learn how Brenda Kelly got started in the fitness indestry, what she thinks about it, and the current state that it is in now. Also, find out what she is up to next!
Hayley Zalewski - Learn all about this upcoming Australian Female Bodybuilder and how she won the Teenage Natural Olympia...
Dan Dufresne - Dan is ripped, roaring and ready to destroy the stages and earn his pro card in 2003. He may only be 5'5 but he carries a whopping 200lbs on that small frame. With help from his training partner, IFBB Pro, Tom Prince, he is on his way to becoming a pro...
Mat Duvall - Mat Duvall is one of the strongest guys in bodybuilding. Learn how his powerlifting background has helped him in his bodybuilding career and much more...
Lindsay Mulinazzi - In today's confusion between women's bodybuilding and fitness, one beauty has found her niche after a long battle with judges, and life's unexpected roadblocks. Some of you know her as the Fitness Inferno girl, others, like myself just know Lindsay Mulinazzi through her name...
Jennifer Broomfield - Teenage bodybuilding sensation arranged her schedule to talk with Bodybuilding.com after a grueling preparation for a recent contest...
Holly Martin - Body shops are places where hard work and balance all play a part in the design of a fantastic machine. Holly is that machine--a bodybuilder with the physique of a model...
Julie Ann - The hottest little Italian in Fitness today for sure. Just look at any Musclemag swim suite issue and presto, bella sera is available on almost every page. Well, Julie Ann, you give us a RUSH!...
Guy Grundy - Gooday Mate! Guy is a top-level bodybuilder who has some impressive titles under his belt. Let's talk with the big Aussi and see what's up with the muscle from down under...
The Fitness Divas - Lea and Sara Waide - These Fitness Divas combine their sisterly rivalry, seductively good looks, and passion for dance to blow the lid off the glamorous world of Las Vegas and put a lid on all fitness competitions...
Reem Khashou - Reem Khashou is not your typical fitness competitor, she is what I would refer to as a fitness enthusiast...
Dawn Butterfield - This beautiful five-foot, blonde bombshell sure isn't built like the Mighty Mouse I remember watching every Saturday morning. I would've been addicted to Saturday morning cartoons if Mighty Mouse and his friends had bodies like that...
Heather Policky - Heather started bodybuilding fairly early only just two years ago did she win her weight class and the overall crown. Now the vibrant and striking beauty has to go head and heels with the National ranks...
Annie Lynn Klepacki - Considered a baby in the sport, having only competed for 2 years. She poses size, definition, and symmetry with superb sensual qualities that a female bodybuilding physique should poses...
April Hunter - She's stunning and captivating. These are just a few words that describe this fitness physique model. Her name is April Hunter. Hear what she has to say about working out, wrestling and being a sex symbol!...