Almanac Of Women's Fitness, K-R.

The most complete information of fitness & figure profiles available, listings K-R. All help is welcomed! The Almanac is always updated whenever possible.
Almanac of
Women's Fitness/Figure
by Ron Avidan

The most complete information of fitness & figure profiles available. All help is welcomed! The Almanac is always updated whenever possible.



  • Kalish, Summer
    1997 NPC USA Fitness 16th;

  • Kallai, Ildiko
    From Hungary. 1996 Ms. Fitness World 4th; 1997 Ms. Fitness World 2nd;

  • Karlsson, Eva Linda
    From Sweden. 1996 Ms. Fitness World 16th; 1997 Denmark Pro Fitness 9th; 1997 Norway Pro Fitness 8th;

  • Kath, Heather
    1999 NPC USA Short 8th;

  • Kelly, Brenda Michiko
    Born January 13, 1958 in Hawaii. Height 5'2". Moved to Washington State when she was three years old. Graduated from Cornish Institute of Allied Arts in Seattle with a B.A. in dance and music theory. Brenda is the fitness director for American Woman Health, an exclusive women's health club in Bellevue, Washington (2000). Kelly did not compete in a fitness contest until age 39.

    Contests include the 1998 NPC Northwest Fitness 1st; 1998 NPC Emerald Cup 2nd; 1998 Vancouver Naturals 2nd; 1999 NPC USA Short 6th; 1999 NPC Nationals Short 8th; 1999 World Billfish Series Grand Championships 4th (pulled a 450 grand marlin); 1999 Fitness America Nationals Championships; 2000 FAP South Beach Int. Pro 6th;

  • Kelstrup, Christina
    From Copenhagen, Denmark. Contests include the 2001 Fitness International 20th;

  • Kerche, Greice
    1996 Ms. Fitness World 9th

  • Kirzonicic, Darlene
    Contests include the 1999 NPC USA Middle 5th; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 16th;

  • Kim, Min Yung
    Born 2/8/70 in South Korea. Moved to Philadelphia from South Korea at age 10. Competed in gymnastic at the national level at age 14. Has a daughter. Currently lives in Aventura, Florida. Eyes are brown, heigh 5'0". She is currently a gymnastics instructor and a personal trainer. In 2000, appeared in the film M.A.S.S. Squad 2. Contests include the 1997 Mid Atlantic 4th; 1997 NPC Physique 1st; 1997 Team Universe Pro Fitness 3rd; 1998 Jan Tana Pro 16th; 1998 Midwest Fitness Pro 9th; 1999 World Pro 15th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 15th; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 15th;

  • Kimes, Lorie
    From the USA. Contests include the 2002 New York Pro 13th; 2002 Southwest Pro 11th;

  • Kinska, Klaudia
    From Kosice, Slovakia. Klaudia was a member of the 1996 Slovakian Olympic gymnastic team. Contests include the 1999 Slovakian Fitness 1st; 1999 World Amateur 1st; 2000 Fitness International 10th; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 8th; 2000 Fitness Olympia 8th; 2001 Hungarian Pro 2nd; 2002 Fitness International 6th; 2002 Slovakia Pro 1st;

  • Kiukkonen, Marianne
    From Finland. 1997 Denmark Pro Fitness 15th; 1997 Norway Pro Fitness 15th;

  • Knowles, Kristia
    Born September 1, 1970 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Currently lives in Orlando, Florida. Height 5'11". Likes to rollerblade, wakeboarding, biking, swimming and running. Favorite food is steamed oysters.

  • Kobielak, Alekandra
    From Poland. Contests include the 2001 Fitness Olympia 9th; 2002 New York Pro 10th; 2002 Slovakia Pro 3rd;

  • Koelbel, Kim
    1998 NPC Nationals short 14th;

  • Konyha, Karen
    USA. Contests include 1999 Fitness International 14th; 1999 World Pro 7th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 14th; 2000 Jan Tana Pro 17th;

  • Kobielak, Aleksandra
    From Gdansk, Poland. Height 5'1". Contests include the 1998 IFBB World Amatuer Fitness Short 2nd; 1999 IFBB World Amatuer Fitness Short 3rd; 2002 Fitness Olympia 15th;

  • Korde, Emese
    From Hungary. 1997 Ms. Fitness World 5th

  • Koukkari, Rita
    From Finland. 1998 Italian Pro Fitness 21st;

  • Krishi, Marjo
    From Finland. 1998 Italian Pro Fitness 14th; 1999 Finland Pro 7th; 1999 Denmark Pro 9th;

  • Kruck, Debbie
    Debbie was born on February 23, in Danbury, Connecticut. At age 5. Debbie was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, so as a child, she worked on more creative activities than physical ones. Debbie has one sister, 11 months younger than her, and an older brother. Debbie went to a private Catholic school from 1st to 12th grade. She was a cheerleader in junior high, but in high school, got into the arts and theater. She was even a member of a 'magic' troupe at one time. In the middle of her senior year of high school, the family moved from Connecticut to Florida. In high school, Debbie had a weight problem, and got teased from kids at school about it. Debbie became interested in fitness during her first marriage, as her husband owned a gym. When Debbie was overweight, she made the decision to lose that weight forever! Debbie went to her first show in 1988 when she saw an ad in a fitness journal for the National Fitness show. She placed in the top ten.

    In 1997, Debbie made over 100 Christmas cards herself, all handmade. She also makes many of her competition costumes herself. She appeared on the Howard Stern radio and television show on 'E' channel in 1997. Debbie's current boyfriend is Lee Apperson. In 1998, Boris Vallejo, an artist, created a fantasy portrait of Debbie for his calendar. She also produces the NPC Debbie Kruck Classic in Palm Beach, Florida, every year, part of the proceeds goes to send a few top girls to the Team Universe event, and another part goes to the wheelchair bodybuilding contest to help them get to national competitions.

    Contests include the 1995 Fitness Olympia 8th; 1997 Italian Pro 12th;

  • Kudla, Mari
    Born November 2, 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio, Height 5'3". Mari is the youngest of three girls. Married to Dennis Donnelly on May 25, 2002. Has one daughter, Lenna, born November 5, 2001. Mari loves animals. Has an Australian sheperd named Twix and a cat named Spaz, and also a black lab named Godiva (2002). Contests include the 2000 NPC Cincinnati Short 1st; 2000 NPC Mike Francois World Gym Classic Short 2nd; 2000 NPC Pittsburgh Short 2nd; 2000 NPC USA Short 8th; 2000 NPV Governers Cup Short 1st & Overall; 2000 NPC Mideast Classic Short 1st; 2000 NPC Nationals Short 3rd; 2002 Body Rock Short Class First & Overall; 2002 Team Universe Short Class 1st and 2nd Overall (earned pro card); 2002 World Women's Fitness 2nd overall;

    Figure contests include the 2003 Figure International 4th;

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  • Lafferty, Angel
    1998 NPC Nationals short 12th;

  • Lampronikos, Joanne
    Contests include the 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 22nd;

  • Larkin, Kary
    Canadian. 1997 Ms. Fitness World 9th.

  • Leady, Tammy
    1998 NPC Nationals short 11th; 2002 New York Pro 7th;

  • LeBrett, Michele
    1995 Fitness America Pageant National 13th

  • Lee, Mocha
    Height 5'6". Grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the daughter of a high school football coach. She participated in gymnastics and track while growing up. She is the co-host of 'Heart and Soul' health, beauty and fitness show, seen on BET (Black Entertainment Television). Contests include the 1998 Galaxy Florida 2nd;

  • Lee-Stern, Debi
    Born in Burbank, California. Height 5'7". Has two sisters, Roberta and Teresa. Received a degree from Cal State Northridge. Worked as a gymnastics coach in Los Angeles. Married Aram (who was 23 years older than Debi), who was her personal trainer. The marriage lasted 13 years. Has a son named Arman, born in 1987. Currently married to Ray 'Thunder' Stern (her 2nd husband, 29 years older than Debi), whom Bob Delmonteque introduced them. Currently lives in Dallas.

    Contests include the 1993 Ms. Fitness USA 1st; 1995 NPC National Fitness 4th; 1996 Women's World Pro Fitness 11th; 1996 Florida Fitness Pro 5th; 1996 Fitness Olympia 9th; 1997 Fitness International 7th; 1998 Fitness International 9th; 1998 French Pro 4th; 1998 Italian Pro Fitness 3rd; 1998 Fitness Olympia 7th; 1999 Fitness International 4th; 1999 Denmark Pro 6th;

  • Lerche, Martina
    From Denmark. 1996 Women's World Pro Fitness 17th; 1997 Denmark Pro Fitness 12th; 1997 Norway Pro Fitness 13th;

  • Lessig, Minna
    Born May 24, 1971, in New Haven, Connecticut. Height 5'5". Graduated from the University of Miami with a BA in Biology in 1993. Currently lives in Miami Beach, Florida. Enjoys eating sushi, relaxing and reading on the beach, and taking a hot bath by candlelight. She is the co-host of ESPN2's Perfect Parts fitness program.

    Contests include the 1996 NPC Florida Goldcup 3rd;1996 Ms. Fitness Texas 1st; 1997 Ms. Fitness USA 1st; 1997 Ms. Fitness World 3rd; 1997 NPC Nationals 1st; 1998 Fitness International 12th; 1998 Italian Pro Fitness 3rd;

  • Level, Anna Merchan
    Contests include the 2002 Atlantic States Pro 6th; 2002 Fitness Olympia 11th; 2003 Fitness International 7th;

  • Lewis, Kadee
    1995 Galaxy Fitness 11th

  • Lipman, Kim
    Contests include the 1997 Pro Ms. Exercise 1st; 1998 Pro Ms. Exercise 1st;

  • Liquori, April
    Retired from fitness competitions due to an ACL triple tear in 1996. Contests includes 1993 Ms. Fitness Pennsylvania; 1993 Ms. Fitness New Jersey; 1995 WNBF World Fitness Championships; 1995 Fitness America Pageant National 18th;

  • Liu, Hong
    From Korea. 1996 Ms. Fitness World 21st

  • Lloyd, Lori Ann
    1995 Galaxy Fitness 3rd; 1995 Jan Tana Pro Fitness 9th

  • Low, Jody
    From Australia. 1996 Ms. Fitness World 15th; 1997 Ms. Fitness World 12th

  • Lowe, Lisa
    I was born October 7, 1965 in San Francisco. Life was pretty regular until my mom decides to enroll me in ballet lessons at age 3. Since my mom and grandparents so tremendously spoiled me, ballet was of little interest to me unless I was getting all the attention. If things weren't going my way I would run to the back of the class and plop my bottom on the floor and pout. What a brat! All of this did change as I started to get older and really love ballet. My first ballet teacher, Sue Ellen Nelson, took great time with me and helped me progress very quickly. I studied with her until I was 12 years old. At that point she suggested that I audition for the San Francisco Ballet. She knew she had taken me as far as she could and that it was time for me to move forward. So I auditioned for the school and what do you know I got in on full scholarship. The director told me that I was quite advanced for my age but because I had almost flat feet they wanted to start me off in a lower level. Their idea was to strengthen my feet so I wouldn't have problems dancing on pointe (this is when you see ballet dancers dance on their tiptoes).

    Their levels went from 1 to 8; 8 being the highest. I was in level 3. Moving through the ranks fairly fast, I progressed to level 4, than 5, than 6 and after 2 Nutcrackers, dancing with the company's Corp de Ballet, and 2 Spring Collections, it came to a head. At a student review they told me that I should think about taking jazz or modern dance and that there was nothing else that they could do for me. That had to be the worst day of my young life. I was 15. Over the next two years, I desperately tried to find a ballet school that was comparable to San Francisco Ballet not only in discipline but in technique as well.

    Once I graduated high school in 1983, the issue of college came about. My family was very education oriented and all I wanted to do was dance. I looked into a lot of schools that had dance departments but none of them were up to San Francisco Ballet standards. So my mom came up with The Juilliard School in New York. This sounded great because I was going to be in New York City and Juilliard was a performing arts college like the school on that TV show "Fame". Within a few weeks my mom and I were on a plane to the big city for my audition to get into the school. There was one down fall. Besides taking ballet I had to take modern dance too. That definitely was not in my game plan. I was classically trained with strict movements and now they want me to "let my body go!" Well I auditioned anyway and once again found that the ballet department was not up to par.

    A few weeks after that I received my letter of acceptance. I was on my way to New York to live for a while. Unfortunately I got board with the school and found myself auditioning for shows that were outside of school. New York is an up and coming dancers dream. One of the auditions that I attended was for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. They were looking for dancers for school scholarships and apprentices for the company. I received both. The only thing was that the classes were going on at the same time as school. WHAT DO I DO? I called my very first dance teacher and told her that I had been accepted into the Alvin Ailey dance Theatre. She was ecstatic and told me to take the apprenticeship because this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I then called my mom and told her about the audition. Let's just say she was not as enthusiastic as my dance teacher was. She, of course, said, "Stay in school". I was only seventeen so I was completely confused about what to do so instead of making a decision I came back home to California.

    Over the next 5 years I entered into many different ventures like musical theatre, dancing on a cruse ship, taking jazz dance, learning to play the bass guitar and playing with a few different bands locally and nationwide. But it was the jazz dancing that would take me to a whole different world. I injured my lower back in about my sixth year of jazz dance training. It was bad enough to send me to the hospital. The doctor told me that I had a disc problem. He said that I might need surgery but I should have physical therapy first. So on to therapy where my therapist suggested that I try weight training to strengthen my back before I had surgery. So I did.

    Once I found a gym that I liked I attached myself to the BIG GUYS. I did what ever they did. This probably wasn't the best thing for me at the time but I did it anyway. After about a year of hard training I started to see changes in my body. It was quite amazing. The walking popsicle stick was starting to have shape and my back was continually getting better. This was in 1987. I continued to train and found a great training partner, Janine Paiste. We worked long and hard. My body had changed so much that people were asking me if I competed. Finally Janine suggested that we both compete in the Seaside Bodybuilding Classic in Monterey, CA. This was in September of 1990 and it was my first bodybuilding show. I placed 2nd out of three people in the middleweight division. Not bad for the first time out of the blocks.

    For the next 6 years I didn't compete because I hated the diet and cardio along with my family and friends! I just maintained what I had built up. In 1996 the competition bug hit me again. I wanted to redeem myself after the Seaside show. I decided to do the NPC (National Physique Committee) Sacramento Bodybuilding Classic. At that time I was training at 24 Hour Fitness. Somehow the word got out that I was looking for a good training partner to get me ready for this show. A friend introduced me to Betty Sperry. She trained at World's Gym. We met and immediately hit it off. This woman trained me harder than I had ever trained in my life but it worked. We trained on a strict schedule and trained HEAVY. My body parts started coming out of the wood works. Betty decided to do the Sacramento with me so it made training even more worth while. We did the show and there were 7 girls in the middleweight class. I finally had some competition. I took 3rd place, which I was very happy with. It was at this time I started to she changes in the way that some of the competitors were coming into the show. BIG. At that point I decided that bodybuilding was going in a direction that I didn't want to go in. Enter fitness.

    I looked at a few different organizations to see which direction I wanted to head. I knew that it had to be one that had emphasis on the body and not on an evening gown. I also know that I would be able to use my dance background in the routine round. So I came up with the NPC. The first fitness competition that I entered in was the California Fitness Championships. Before entering into this show I talked to a lot of people and watched a lot of videotapes to find out what I need to do to get ready. I had friends watch me pose; I put together my own routine and had a friend help me with my diet. So by the time May 1997, rolled around I was ready. There were 6 girls in the fitness portion. I had no idea that I could even win the show. I just wanted to be on stage again. Well, I won 1st place. Since this was a state level show it qualified me for the national level. Now I really had the bug. Next stop, the USA's.

    I went there thinking that I was going to win again. Boy was I surprised. These girls that I was competing with were real good. I still did my best and it got me a 7th place finish. I was disappointed until my first magazine approached me. I thought that you had to place in the top 5 to get in the magazines. Well I was wrong again. My photo shoot was for Muscle & Fitness Magazine. I was so excited. We shot out at Hoover Dam in Las Vegas and boy was it great. After we were done for the day one of the photographers, Robert Reiff told me that Flex Magazine wanted to shoot with another girl and me that next week. Of course I said, "YES". And so begins the roller coaster ride of some very powerful publicity that still continues today for magazines like Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Oxygen, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Health and Fitness Journal, Men's Health and Ironman.

    Well, being determined to turn professional I entered the NPC Nationals in Dallas, Texas, 1997. I moved up a few steps and placed 5th. Getting my pro card was going to be harder that I thought. So on to 1998. This was the make or break year. If I didn't turn pro by the end of the year I was going to quit. The first show on the agenda was the USA's again. I made a few changes to my body and my routine and once again I got 7th. This was a little frustrating, ok very frustrating! Now the next thing that I was going to do was the NPC Team Universe. I went into this show with the attitude that what ever happens, happens. I had never been so relaxed in any competition and FINALLY! I won. First place and I got my pro card. Enter IFBB Pro.

    My first season as a pro started out with a great honor in 1999. The first fitness show of the year and one of the biggest shows is the Arnold Classic/Fitness International. In order to compete in this show you have to have a formal invitation and I was one of the lucky one's. It was very exciting just to be there and because of all of the publicity I was pretty well known. I was very pleased with my performance and finished just out of the top 10 at 11th place. The new goal for the year was to qualify for the Fitness Olympia at the end of the year. A top three finish in any of the pro show will do that. My final show for that year was the Jan Tana Fitness Championships in Virginia. This was my best show yet where I finished 9th.

    In 2000 I was invited to the Fitness International again. I was very pleased with my performance and just happy to see that my fan base had expanded. I finished 15th. Next on the list is the Rimini Pro Fitness Classic in Rimini, Italy. This should be an exciting show since I have never competed in Europe before. I am again trying to qualify for the Fitness Olympia in Las Vegas. As long as I come in at my best and feel good about what I'm doing I have accomplished my goal.

    Fitness will always be apart of my life and I look to the future with much enthusiasm and motivation. Not only will I reach my goals but I look forward to helping others reach their fitness goals as well.

    Lisa graduated from Holy Name Catholic High School. Went to Juliard School in New York, and University of California at Berkley. Played guitar for M.C. Hammer in 1993.

    Contests include the 1997 NPC USA Fitness 7th; 1997 NPC Nationals 5th; 1998 NPC USA Tall 7th; 1999 Fitness International 11th; 1999 World Pro 16th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 9th; 2000 Fitness International 15th; 2000 Jan Tana Pro 12th; 2000 Fitness Olympia 13th; 2001 Fitness International 17th;

  • Lukacova, Edita
    From Slovakia. 1996 Women's World Pro Fitness 16th

  • Luis, Eileen
    1995 NPC National Fitness 13th

  • Lyons, Kim
    Born May 5, 1973 in San Antonio, Texas. Height 5'3". Currently lives in Hermosa Beach, California (2002). Kim's dad was an F1-11 Pilot, and Kim married a F-16 Pilot. Nicknamed 'The Angel of Fitness' due to a routine with angel wings on. Favorite band is U2. Favorite food is Italian, and Kim can speak Italian. Contests include the 2000 Galaxy California 1st;

  • Lynn, Jenny
    As a child, I recall doing talents shows consisting of singing and dance routines, charging my family to watch of course. Later in life, when I was in high school I was a cheerleader and we competed on a national level. After high school, I began teaching aerobics and within a year was involved in competitive aerobics. At about that time in my life I began weight training and was amazed at the way my body had the tendency to put on muscle. I continued weight training and teaching aerobics for several years before the coaxing of my fiance to give fitness competitions a try... so far so good! I have been in the health and fitness field for 11 years as both an aerobics instructor and personal trainer. I train clients one on one and work with couples at a Personal Training studio in Walnut Creek, CA and at Mavericks Sports Club in Clayton, CA

    Fitness Contests include the 2000 NPC Emerald Cup Fitness Tall 3rd; 2000 NPC Contra Costa Fitness 2nd; 2000 NPC National Fitness Tall 3rd; 2000 NPC California Fitness Tall 1st; 2000 NPC Sacramento Fitness Overall; 2001 NPC National Figure Tall 2nd; 2001 NPC USA Fitness Championships Overall; 2002 Fitness International 12th; 2002 New York Pro 5th; 2002 Show of Strength 5th. Figure Contests include the 2003 Figure International 1st;

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  • Machini, Debbie
    1997 NPC USA Fitness 16th;

  • Maddron, Brandy
    Brandy, in high school, got sick with anorexia, and her body weight went down to 71 pounds. She finally went to the hospital to control it. Brandy met her husband, Aaron, at a local gym where she was working. She was the manager, and Aaron had come in looking for a job, and she hired him. Contests include the 1998 NPC USA Short 3rd; 1998 NPC Nationals Short 5th; 1999 NPC USA Short 4th; 2000 Jan Tana Pro 11th;

  • Maffiolo, Denise
    From Canada. Contests include the 2002 New York Pro 22nd;

  • Majorova, Timea
    Born October 2, 1974 in Zeliezovce, Slovakia. . She is half Hungarian (from her father), half Slovakian. Height 5'8". Her parents divorced when she was 14, and she went to a boarding school (all girls) in Bratislava. Timea has two brothers, one of them a twin brother. Timea married Jozef Drsman in July 2000. Contests include the 1994 Ms. Slovakia Fitness 2nd; 1995 Ms. Slovakia Fitness 1st; 1996 Ms. Slovakia Fitness 2nd; 1997 Ms. Slovakia Fitness 2nd; 1997 European Championships 1st; 1997 Amateur World 1st; 1997 Fitness Olympia 11th; 1998 Fitness International 11th; 1998 Czech Pro 3rd; 1998 Jan Tana Pro 14th; 1998 Fitness Olympia 6th; 1999 Fitness International 5th; 1999 Finland Pro 3rd; 1999 Denmark Pro 2nd; 1999 Fitness Olympia 5th; 2000 Fitness International 2nd; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 1st; 2000 Fitness Olympia 4th; 2001 Fitness International 5th; 2001 Fitness Olympia 5th; 2001 Hungarian Pro 1st;

  • Malinazzi, Lindsay
    Height 5'3". Lindsay has a bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Business from the University of Maryland. Contests include the 1996 Virginia Gold's Classic 1st; 1997 Ms. Maryland Fitness 1st;

  • Mak, Laura
    Also called Laura Makowski. Height 5'6". Raised in Waterford, Michigan. Laura has been doing gymnastics since the age of four, and competed in gynastics during college. Graduated from the Michigan State University with a degree in exercise science. Worked as an intern for the sports information and academic division raising funds for the athletic department. Laura started Mak Attack Fitness Wear Clothing Line in 2001. Currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia (2001).

    Contests include the 1996 Ms. Fitness Nationals 20th; 1997 NPC Nationals 18th; 1998 NPC USA Tall 10th; 1998 NPC Nationals Tall 1st; 1999 World Pro 6ht; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 4th; 2000 Fitness International 6th; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 4th; 2000 Jan Tana Pro (did not complete); 2001 Fitness International 13th; 2001 Fitness Olympia 10th; 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 6th; 2001 Hungarian Pro 4th; 2002 Fitness International 8th; 2002 New York Pro 6th; 2002 Sklvakia Pro 5th; 2002 Fitness International 13th;

  • Martel, Veronica
    1997 Ms. Fitness USA 9th

  • Martin, Elisa
    1996 Lifequest 3rd

  • Masi, Reene
    Contests include the 2002 Southwest Pro 10th; 2002 Toronto Pro 9th; 2003 Figure International 13th;

  • Massey, Debi
    Married Warren Colazzo on July 4th, 2002 in Las Vegas. Contests include the 1997 NPC USA Fitness 11th; 1998 NPC USA Short 11th; 1998 NPC Nationals Tall 2nd;

  • McCarver, Shonna
    1997 Galaxy Fitness 4th;

  • McCormick, Michelle
    1996 Ms. Fitness World 13th

  • McCready, Windy
    1995 Galaxy Fitness 13th

  • McFarlan-Sanchez, Carla
    See Carla Sanchez.

  • McLaughlin, Linda
    Linda was born in Massachusetts on September 5, 1969. Height 5'8". Weight: off season: 148 competition: 138. She has brown hair and dark brown eyes, Linda went to Boston College on a track & field scholarship, and earned a BS in Exercise Physiology. She currently works as the Program Coordinator of the wellness center at a Boston hospital. She works with all levels of the population creating health and wellness lifestyle programs. Some of her programs include, HIV/Aids patients, diabetics, pre & post natal, cardiac patients, elderly, and employee workman's compensation programs. She loves her job! Linda was a gymnast for about 10 years (from age 3-13) She grew up in New Hampshire...and plan on staying in the New England area. She competes to fulfill her own personal goals and challenges in the gym. When she began competing, her goal was to get her pro card before she turned 30....and she made it with a month to spare! Contests include the 1996 ANBC All natural bodybuilding Nationals Tall 1st and Overall; 1997 NPC Team Universe 6th; 1998 NABF All natural bodybuilding Nationals HW 1st place and Overall; 1998 NPC Nationals, tall 5th place; 1999 NPC USA Tall 5th; 1999 Team Universe Tall 1st and Overall (earned IFBB pro card); 2000 Fitness International 16th;

  • McLellan, Kimberly
    1994 Galaxy Fitness 15th; 1995 Jan Tana Pro Fitness 7th; 1997 Galaxy 2nd;

  • Medina, Davana
    Figure contests include the 2003 Figure International 3rd;

  • Melton, Cindy
    1999 NPC USA Tall 13th;

  • Merryman, Terry
    1998 NPC USA Tall 6th;

  • Meteraud, Shannon
    Contests include the 1995 Marjo Selin's SuperFitness Hawaii 1st; 1995 Galaxy Fitness 2nd; 1996 Lifequest 2nd; 1998 NPC Nationals short 6th; 1999 NPC USA Short 2nd; 2000 Fitness International 3rd; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 5th; 2000 Fitness Olympia 6th; 2002 Fitness International 9th; 2002 New York Pro 3rd; 2002 Fitness Olympia 8th; 2002 Show of Strength 7th; 2003 Fitness International 10th;

  • Miller, Cathy
    Height 5'3". Contests include the 1997 NPC California Fitness 1st; 1998 Fitness America 3rd; 1998 NPC California Short 1st; 1999 NPC USA Middle 6th;

  • Millard, Heather
    1999 NPC USA Tall 8th;

  • Mishima, Chisato
    Contests include the 1998 Fitness Olympia 17th;

  • Mitchell, Pasqualena
    The first disabled woman to be awarded an IFBB Pro Card. Contests include the 1998 NPC National Wheelchair 1st, 1999 NPC National Wheelchair 1st; 2000 NPC National Wheelchair 1st;

  • Mok, Mellisa
    Canada. 1996 Women's World Pro Fitness 8th

  • Monteleona-Semsch, Angela
    Contests include the 1999 NPC USA Middle 16th;

  • Moran, Barbara
    Height: 5'4". Eyes: Blue. Contests include the 1996 NPC Jana Tana Fitness 3rd; 1996 IFBB North American Fitness 5th; 1997 NPC USA Fitness 10th;

  • Moreno-Rouira, Carmen
    From Spain. 1995 Fitness Olympia 13th; 1996 Florida Fitness Pro 4th; 1997 Fitness International 8th; 1997 Italian Pro 6th; 1997 Denmark Pro Fitness 3rd; 1997 Norway Pro Fitness 2nd; 1997 Fitness Olympia 9th; 1998 Fitness International 5th; 1998 Italian Pro Fitness 1st; 1998 Fitness Olympia 8th;

  • Morlanne, Daniella
    1996 Florida Fitness Pro 13th

  • Morris, Amy
    1997 NPC Southern States 1st;

  • Mosely, Heather
    Contests include the 1999 NPC USA Middle 9th;

  • Muldrow, Saryn
    Representing Denmark. Married to Jacob. Contests include the 1995 Fitness Olympia 3rd; 1996 Women's World Pro Fitness 3rd; 1996 Fitness Olympia 1st; 1997 Denmark Pro Fitness 1st; 1997 Fitness Olympia 2nd; 1998 Fitness International 3rd; 1998 Czech Pro Fitness 1st; 1998 Fitness Olympia 4th. Saryn decided to retire prior to the contract signing of the 1999 Fitness Olympia stating the emphasis on gymnastics is too much, and her back never healed properly. Saryn has no regrets in her decision, but it was time to move on and invest her time in other pursuits.

  • Mulinazzi, Lindsay
    1997 NPC USA Fitness 13th; 1999 NPC USA Middle 11th;

  • Munroe, June
    Contests include the 1998 Jan Tana Pro 11th; 1998 Midwest Fitness Pro 6th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 17th;

  • Munoz, Aymara
    From the USA. Contests include the 2002 New York Pro 21st; 2002 Atlantic States Pro 12th;

  • Murray, Bridgette
    Contests include the 1999 NPC USA Middle 18th;

  • Nash, Caroline
    Contests include the 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 16th; 2001 Hungarian Pro 9th;

  • Neubauer, Heidi
    Contests include the 1995 NPC National Fitness 14th; 1998 NPC Nationals short 9th; 2002 Toronto Pro 11th;

  • Odiatu, Kary
    From Canada. Contests include the 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 10th; 2002 Fitness International 14th; 2002 New York Pro 17th; 2002 Toronto Pro 6th;

  • Oskardottir, Irina
    Iceland. 1997 Ms. Fitness World 14th

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  • Paglia, Denise Sandra
    Born August 28, 1966 in Orange, New Jersey. Height 5'4". Eyes are brown. Her background is Japanese / American-Italian. Graduated from Immaculate Conception High in Montclair, New Jersey. Attended Montclair State College in New Jersey. Has one brother Joey, who is a year older. Denise wanted to become an artist, as art was her passion. Denise worked at a bank for three years. She loves animals. Started in bodybuilding contests, but switched to fitness contests. Tevelsion credits include 'Fitness Beach', 'Bodyshaping', and 'Cyberfit' for ESPN2. In 1998, she was engaged to Sammy Pica. In 2000, she is engaged to Darrin Cole, with the wedding set for March 2001. Denise was on the premier cover issue of 'Muscle & Fitness Hers' in 2000.

    Contests include the 1990 Gold;s Classic Bodybuilding 1st LW & Overall; 1992 Strong & Shapely Fitness 2nd; 1992 Fitness America Nationals, ,1993 Fitness America Nationals, 1995 Fitness Olympia 5th.

  • Pagnanelli, Diedre
    1995 Galaxy Fitness 9th

  • Palatinus, Tunde
    From Hungary. 1997 Denmark Pro Fitness 7th;

  • Palmer, Julie
    From Ohio, Columbus. Contests include 2001 Fitness International 20th; 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 18th; 2002 New York Pro 22nd; 2002 Slovakia Pro 11th; 2002 Southwest Pro 12th; 2002 Show of Strength 14th;

  • Parett, Sarah
    From England. 1997 Italian Pro 18th; 1997 Norway Pro Fitness 12th; 1998 Italian Pro Fitness 20th;

  • Perondek, Keill
    1998 NPC USA Short 15th;

  • Petika, Melony
    From Clearwater, Florida. In high school, she took weight training classes because she thought is would be an easy credit, but found that she liked it very much. Melony was also involved in theater and improv. She was offered a scholarship in theater for college, but declined it, and went on to get a degree in graphic design, which she realized she did not enjoy, and went back to theater. She moved to Chicago, where she worked in several shows in improv, but because of the meager financial incentives, she went back to Florida. Contests include the 1997 NPC Nationals 7th; 1998 NPC USA Tall 2nd; 1999 World Pro 10th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 11th;

  • Peterson, Kim
    1995 Fitness America Pageant National 6th ; 1995 Jan Tana Pro Fitness 3rd

  • Petty, Opal
    1998 NPC Nationals short 13th;

  • Phippen, Terri Ann
    1998 Phys-Fit Canada Fitness Cup 1st;

  • Platinus, Tunde
    1998 Czech Pro 11th;

  • Pomponio, Christine
    1999 NPC USA Short 9th;

  • Porcyzk, Kamila
    From Poland. Contests include the 2002 Slovakia Pro 7th;

  • Porter, Lonette
    2000 Ms. Exercise 1st;

  • Potz, Annalisa
    From Italy. Contests include the 1999 Italian Pro 11th; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 19th

  • Price, Penny
    Also competed in the Ms. Olympia in 1986 and 1990. Contests include the 1995 Fitness Olympia 10th;

  • Prada, Marlene
    From Venezuela. Contests include the 2000 Jan Tana Pro 20th;

  • Protz, Nicole
    1996 Ms. Fitness World 22nd

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  • Raines, Jenni
    1998 NPC Nationals Tall 6th;

  • Ralabate, Michele
    USA, 4'11", born 2/26/71 in Buffalo, New York. Attended Indiana University in Pennsylvania; majored in physical education and sports management. Was originally competing in woman's bodybuilding events, but then switched to fitness contests, going from over 150 pounds to 110 pounds. Has a video out called 'Alluring Fitness Woman Video Series #2'.

    Contests include the 1997 World Pro 5th; 1997 Midwest Pro 2nd; 1997 Jan Tana Fitness 5th; 1997 Fitness Olympia 15th; 1999 World Pro 5th;

  • Rebecchi, Simonetta
    From Italy. Contests include the 1998 Fitness Olympia 16th; 1999 Italian Pro 10th;

  • Reck, Doreen
    Height 5'5". Grew up in Franklin Park, Illinois. Parents are Robert and Darlene Reck. Doreen has had professional dance and ballet training. Contests include the 1996 NPC Central States 3rd; 1996 NPC Illinois Classic 2nd; 1996 NPC Natural Michigan 1st; 1997 NPC Central States 1st; 1997 NPC Nationals 20th; 1998 NPC Junior Nationals Tall 1st; 1998 NPC USA Tall 11th; 1998 IFBB North American Fitness Tall 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals Tall 14th; 1999 NPC Team Universe Tall 5th; 1999 NPC Nationals Medium 5th;

  • Redden, Rene
    1995 NPC National Fitness 12th

  • Reed, Lisa
    Contests include the 2002 Southwest Pro 10th; 2002 Toronto Pro 5th; 2002 Atlantic States Pro 2nd; 2002 Fitness Olympia 14th; 2002 Show of Strength 9th; 2003 Fitness International 11th;

  • Rego, Shelly Ann
    Shlley is Vice President of 'Up In Flames, Inc.' Shelly is also a singer. Contests include the 1995 Ms. Fitness Metro New York 1st; 1996 Ms. Fitness World 8th; 1997 Palm Springs Classic 1st;

  • Rink, Charlene
    From Roseburg, Oregon. Height 5"6", hazel eyes. Contests include the 1997 NPC USA Fitness 6th; 1997 NPC West Coast Jubilee 2nd; 1997 NPC Nationals 15th; 1998 NPC California Fitness Tall 1st; 1998 NPC USA Tall 3rd; 1999 NPC USA Tall 1st; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 12th;

  • Roberts, Kimberly
    USA. 1995 NPC National Fitness 9th; 1996 Women's World Pro Fitness 15th; 1996 Florida Fitness Pro 9th; 1997 World Pro 8th; 1998 Jan Tana Pro 16th;

  • Rollolazo, Nicole
    At the age of four Nicole began dance classes ranging from ballet to jazz. She then started gymnastics lessons where she very quickly excelled. "I remember her first coach John Diaz being astonished at her natural talent!" says Nicole's parents. "Her petite size and amazing strength and determination made her a top athlete and we couldn't get her to stop tumbling through the house!"

    Once an athlete, always an athlete Nicole continued her athletic career throughout junior high where she became the all-around district gymnastics champion. In high school she began breaking the school records for all-around, floor exercise, and beam scores and became Thomas Jefferson high school's first gymnast to receive All-American honors. She contributes a lot of her success to her coach Debbie Hunter, who pushed her, yet was always very positive and caring. Nicole also utilized her leadership talent as the captain of the gymnastics team and the dance/drill team, and excelled in track and field as well as in diving. Setting the wheels in motion.

    In 1992 Nicole entered and won the Miss Thomas Jefferson High School bodybuilding contest. She enjoyed the competition so much she began to train for the Miss Tri-cities body building competition, placing fourth. Then her friend, Thoi Nyugen, convinced Nicole to focus her talents on entering her first fitness competition. At that very competition, Miss Fitness Iron Maiden in Everett, WA, Nicole struck gold by placing first. In 1998 Nicole placed 6th at the NPC USA Fitness Nationals in Las Vegas and then, in 1999, she won her class and the overall title at Washington's largest fitness competition, the Miss Fitness Emerald Cup. After winning the Emerald Cup Nicole got some really good advice from her friend Tanya Merryman.

    She's Back!!! After taking some time off from the NPC, Nicole is now back with a vengeance. In just two weeks she won the Los Angeles Fitness Championships and the 2002 USA Nationals, receiving her pro card! "I can't wait to start competing with the big dogs!" says Nicole. "Although my frame will always be very small I do plan to put on a little more size but always staying 100% drug free! My strength has always been my routine and my symmetry. My dream is to one day become Miss Fitness Olympia!"

    Contests include the Ironman 1997 Washington 1st; 1998 NPC USA Short 6th; 1999 Emerald Cup Washington overall champion; 1999 Fitness America Pageant ESPN Series Champion; 2000 Fitness Universe Pageant 1st runner up; 2002 NPC Los Angeles Fitness 1st; 2002 NPC USA Short 1st; 2003 Fitness International 9th;

  • Ronnqvist, Louise
    Sweden. 1997 Ms. Fitness World 11th;

  • Rosen, Jennifer
    1998 Ironwoman Tri-Fitness 8th;

  • Ross, Leigh
    1999 NPC USA Tall 9th;

  • Rosvall, Dana
    1998 NPC USA Short 16th;

  • Ruberte, Iris
    From New York. Height 5'7". Won the Miss Puerto Rico pageant in 1993, runner up in the Miss Caribbean Islands Pageant in 1994. Contests include the 1995 NPC New England 1st; 1997 NPC Atlantic States 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals Tall 9th;

  • Rush, Ruthie
    1995 Galaxy Fitness 6th

  • Ryan, Kelly Ann
    Born July 10, 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Height 5'3". Kelly has one brother, Mike, who is 3 years older. Mom's name is Niki. Kelly was in gymnastics as a child, and grew up in Seattle, in Bellevue. In fact, she was born in Minnesota, moved to Michigan, the Seattle, then back to Michigan, then to Jacksonville, Florida; then to Houston, Texas; then moved to Greenville, South Carolina. Kelly went to J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, South Carolina. Kelly went to the University of South Carolina (on a cheerleading scholarship), and has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Mass Communications. And also a degree in Marketing. Kelly was captain of varsity cheerleading, and captain of the dance team. She was also in the sorority Zeta Tah Alpha. Kelly moved to California in 1997. Kelly, at one time, had a problem with the eating disorder Bulimia, and she hit rock bottom during college, in which she went through a hospital rehab program. Kelly's favorite word is 'Cripes'. Currently, her boyfriend is pro bodybuilder Craig Titus, and they have moved in together, and she has an endorsement contract with Biochem.

    Contests include the 1995 NPC South Carolina 1st; 1995 NPC National Fitness 15th; 1995 Fitness America Pageant 6th; 1996 Fitness America Pageant 1st; 1996 Lifequest Fitness 1st; 1996 NPC Junior USA 3rd; 1998 NPC California Fitness Short 1st & Overall; 1998 NPC USA Short 7th; 1998 NPC Team Universe Short 1st; 1998 World Championships 4th; 1999 World Pro 2nd; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 1st; 1999 Fitness Olympia 2nd; 2000 Fitness International 1st; 2000 Fitness Olympia 2nd; 2001 Fitness International 2nd; 2001 Fitness Olympia 3rd; 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 1st; 2002 Southwest Pro 1st; 2002 Fitness Olympia 2nd; 2002 Show of Strength 1st; 2003 Fitness International 3rd;

  • Ryland, Skye
    1997 Midwest Pro 5th; 1997 Jan Tana Fitness 4th;

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