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Background

I have several years experience in advertising, branding, design and marketing. My career began as an art director for a large global advertising agency. After learning a great deal about advertising and marketing at this large firm, I decided it was time for a change and moved to Denver. While working at a small design firm, I partnered with clients that were appealing to me - sports, fitness and health-related. This partnership prompted me to start my own gig. Currently, I own and operate Lift Studios, a brand strategy and design firm.

I've always been involved in athletics and sports, but after college I found myself fat and out of shape. Disgusted with myself I decided to make a change and did Body-for-Life. After completing the challenge I was in better shape, better educated on nutrition and decided to get more involved with the bodybuilding and fitness community. I'm not someone who just talks about it - I workout regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Combining my love for design with fitness and the outdoors, I work with a number of bodybuilders, athletes, models, fitness/figure competitors on their Web sites and promotion. I look forward to sharing my knowledge on advertising and branding with you and how it can help you in your careers.

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Name: Isaac Hinds
E-Mail: isaac@liftstudios.com
Residence: Denver, Colorado
Occupation: Owner/Creative Director of Lift Studios
Hobbies: Art, Music, snowboarding, kayaking, weightlifting, surfing, hiking

About Lift Studios

A brand strategy and design firm providing branding, consulting, design, interactive and marketing services. While this is our emphasis, it isn't our sole focus. We work with large and small client across the globe.

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You Can't Fake A True Fitness Transformation
Think before-and-after photos are nothing more than tricks of shadow and posing? Professional fitness photographer Isaac Hinds sets the record straight.
Section: Mind :: Nov 07, 2014

2014 Ms. Olympia Preview: Can Iris Kyle Be Beat?
Iris Kyle may be the most successful bodybuilder ever. Will she continue her reign at the 2014 Ms. Olympia?
Section: Contests :: Sep 18, 2014

2014 Fitness Olympia Preview And Predictions
Will Oksana take the crown or will another competitor be crowned champ?
Section: Contests :: Sep 17, 2014

2014 Figure Olympia Preview: Who Will Take The Figure Crown?
This weekend, 23 women will vie for the title of 2014 Figure Olympia. Can Wilkins make history as the only woman to win four times, or will Keene, or a wildcard competitor, come out on top?
Section: Contests :: Sep 17, 2014

2014 Women\\\'s Physique Olympia Preview
Can Dana Linn Bailey defend her crown? Or will the title fall to one of this year\'s top contenders?
Section: Contests :: Sep 16, 2014

2014 IFBB Bikini Olympia Preview And Predictions
Ashley Kaltwasser's the only Bikini Olympia champ competing this year. Will she win again, or will history repeat itself and leave a new lady to be crowned queen of the bikini field?
Section: Contests :: Sep 12, 2014

2014 Fitness International Preview: Who Will Claim The Crown?
Fourteen women are poised to battle for the 2014 Fitness International. Tanji Johnson will defend her crown against a tough lineup. Check out our preview and predictions!
Section: Contests :: Feb 24, 2014

2014 Bikini International Preview: Who Will Be Crowned The Champ?
It's anyone's game as 16 women vie for the title at the 2014 Bikini International. See the lineup of beautiful competitors and check out these predictions!
Section: Contests :: Feb 21, 2014

2014 Figure International Preview: Will Candice Keene Take Home The Win?
There are 17 women competing at the 2014 Figure International, but it's one woman's title to lose. Check out the lineup and these top predictions!
Section: Contests :: Feb 20, 2014

2013 Fitness Olympia: Garcia Looks For An Eighth Title
The Fitness Olympia is unique to this weekend's competitions. It includes a choreographed gymnastics and strength routine which asks these incredible women to showcase their true fitness!
Section: Contests :: Sep 27, 2013

2013 Ms. Olympia Preview: Iris Kyle Aims For History
Iris Kyle is looking to break records this year with a ninth Olympia win—placing her in a league of her own. But, 12 other competitors are looking for their own taste of victory.
Section: Contests :: Sep 26, 2013

Men's Physique Debuts At The 2013 Olympia Showdown
For the first time in its magnificent history, the Mr. Olympia extravaganza will include a men's physique competition ... but who will win?
Section: Contests :: Sep 25, 2013

2013 Physique Olympia Showdown Preview: Get Ready For Physique Olympia!
An impressive lineup of competitors brings years of bodybuilding, figure, and fitness competition experience to the inaugural Physique Olympia stage.
Section: Contests :: Sep 24, 2013

2013 Figure Olympia Preview: Can The Trio Be Defeated?
There are 17 women contesting the 2013 Figure Olympia, but the three women in the top-tier have owned this division. Check out the lineup!
Section: Contests :: Sep 19, 2013

2013 Bikini Olympia Preview: Two Pieces, One Prize
Names like Nagrani, Baird, Dahlgren, and Gonzales are out of the picture at this year's Bikini Olympia. A new group of physiques is about to take the stage!
Section: Contests :: Sep 16, 2013

2013 Fitness International Preview: Exciting Times For New Talent
There have been some big changes in the usual Fitness International lineup. It's an exciting time for upcoming competitors. Find out who's competing and who's likely to earn first place!
Section: Contests :: Mar 01, 2013

Bikini International Preview: Will Nicole Nagrani Win Back Her Title?
Without Sonia Gonzales, the race for the top spot will be fierce. Each of these competitors is talented and ready to win. Find out who is in the running for the Bikini International crown!
Section: Contests :: Feb 25, 2013

2013 Ms. International Preview: Iris Kyle Seeks Her Seventh Title
Iris Kyle is back in the game. But there are other talented bodybuilders hungry to earn a Ms. International trophy. Find out who will be posing down to beat her!
Section: Contests :: Feb 25, 2013

2013 Figure International Preview: Who Will Take Wilkins's Place?
Nicole Wilkins has won Figure International for the last three years. Now that she’s out of the competition, the stage is set for a new queen of fitness. Who will it be?
Section: Contests :: Feb 21, 2013

2012 Olympia Weekend: Figure Olympia Preview
In nine years of figure battles at the Olympia, just five champions have taken home the crown. Two return in 2012. Can anyone defeat them?
Section: Contests :: Sep 24, 2012

Olympia Weekend 2012: Phil Heath - Interview With The Defending Champ
Phil Heath is the man to beat, and he knows it. With his title defense just under the horizon, The Gift keeps on giving in this wide-ranging interview.
Section: Contests :: Sep 21, 2012

2012 Olympia Weekend: Bikini Olympia Preview—String Of Victories
New qualification rules and familiar faces make for the biggest Olympia bikini field yet!
Section: Contests :: Sep 11, 2012

Can Anyone Break Up The Wilkins Vs Stern Battle?
There are 16 women set to take the stage for the 2012 Figure International, but all gazes will be fixed on which of the big two will take home the title.
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2012

Adela Garcia Vies For Sixth Win At The Fitness International
The Fitness contests showcase some of the most fit and athletic women on earth. For the last 5 years, Adela Garcia held dominion over the fitness stage.
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2012

Iris Kyle Is Out! Who Will Win Ms. International At The Arnold?
Iris Kyle hasn't lost a physique competition since 2005. 2005! The champ is injured and will miss the 2012 Arnold. This opens a huge door - who will step through?
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2012

Nagrani Looks To Stay Undefeated In Columbus
The Arnold Classic is second to the Olympia for repute, but only the Olympics can compare it's enormous escalation. In 2012, Bikini competitors vie to unseat Nicole Nagrani!
Section: Contests :: Feb 27, 2012

2011 Fitness Olympia Preview & Predictions!
Adela Garcia won five of the last seven Fitness Olympia competitions, but the 2011 class is deeper than ever. Can Garcia repeat? Or will a new champion burst from the pack?
Section: Contests :: Sep 12, 2011

Iris Kyle Leads Field Into 2011 Ms. Olympia
Iris Kyle has been unrivaled since bursting onto the bodybuilding stage in 1999. If she can win the Ms. Olympia again in 2011, she'll have a Sandow for every day of the week.
Section: Contests :: Sep 12, 2011

2011 Bikini Olympia Promises Hard Bodies, Hot Competition And New Faces
The 2011 Bikini Olympia has everything you can ask for in a bodybuilding competition.
Section: Contests :: Sep 12, 2011

Figure Olympia Field Looks Wide Open In 2011
The 2011 Figure Olympia will be one of the most competitive in years.
Section: Contests :: Sep 12, 2011

Bikini International Interview: Shelsea Montes.
Bodybuilding.com sat down with this pint-sized bikini competitor and Team Bodybuilding.com member as she prepares for the Arnold weekend. She might be small, but she brings the bikini swagger in a big way.
Section: Contests :: Mar 03, 2011

Figure Pro Alicia Harris Sits Down With Bodybuilding.com A Week Before The 2011 Arnold.
The competitor may be nicknamed “Smiley,” but she has her game face set for the Figure International in Columbus, Ohio.
Section: Contests :: Mar 03, 2011

Oksana Grishina And 8 Other Darkhorses Who Could Shake Up The 2011 Arnold
Our experts pick 9 competitors to put on your radar for the 2011 Arnold. See the complete list!
Section: Contests :: Mar 01, 2011

8 Other 'Dark Horses' To Watch In Columbus.
Are you ready for the 2011 Arnold Classic? Here are 8 dark horses in the competition that you'll want to watch out for.
Section: Contests :: Mar 01, 2011

Arnold Sports Festival: Fitness International Preview.
Can Adela Garcia repeat as the champ? We'll find out on Friday night when the ladies take the stage in Columbus, Ohio.
Section: Contests :: Mar 01, 2011

Arnold Sports Festival: Bikini International Preview.
At the first-ever Bikini International, a lineup of defined ladies looks to etch their name in the history books. Here's who to watch out for.
Section: Contests :: Mar 01, 2011

Can Iris Kyle Claim Her Sixth Ms. International Title?
Iris Kyle looks to make history by winning this contest for her sixth time. Her competitors have a different outcome in mind.
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2011

Figure International: Three Former Champs Go Head To Head
Dangerous curves ahead as these competitors make their final drive to Columbus, and possibly physique history. Who will the new champion be at the finish line?
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2011

Olympia Interview - Tianna Ta Tackles Her First Olympia!
Tianna Ta is prepped and ready to take on her first Olympia contest. Read on to learn about Tianna's background and how she found herself as a fitness model and pro competitor!
Section: Contests :: Sep 20, 2010

Olympia Interview - Oksana's Secret Olympia Dress!
Oksana Grishina is a competitor who is known for her imaginative and highly theatrical fitness routines. Read on to see how she's been prepping and what she has in store for the 2010 Olympia!
Section: Contests :: Sep 20, 2010

Olympia Interview - IFBB Figure Pro Erin Stern Gunnin' For Numero Uno!
Erin Stern is ready to take the 2010 Olympia competition by storm. Read on to see how Erin gets into competition shape from everything to her diet down to what music she listens to during her workouts!
Section: Contests :: Sep 17, 2010

2010 Olympia Interview - Candice Keene - 'I Believed In Me!'
Candice entered her first figure competition on a whim and ended up becoming the overall winner. Now she is getting ready to compete for the big time Bikini Olympia title! Does she have what it takes?
Section: Contests :: Sep 16, 2010

2010 Olympia Interview - Nicole Nagrani - The IFBB's Youngest Bikini Pro Heads To The O!
Nicole Nagrani is a hard working teenager who balances medical school and competing in figure competitions. Read on to find out how she feels about being one of the youngest competitors in the first Bikini Olympia!
Section: Contests :: Sep 15, 2010

2010 Europa Super Show Review!
Another successful Europa Super Show is in the books. Over 100 IFBB Professional competitors took the stage in Dallas over the weekend and the competition was fierce. Each of the overall winners tasted victory for the first time in their pro careers.
Section: Contests :: Aug 17, 2010

2010 Europa Super Show Dallas Preview!
This weekend, over 100 IFBB professional men and women will head to Dallas, Texas for the Europa Super show. This show is always a huge event and one of the last events to qualify for the 2010 Olympia. Who will leave Dallas with an Olympia qualification?
Section: Contests :: Aug 12, 2010

A Minute With IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Mark Alvisi - Exclusive Interview!
IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Mark Alvisi will make his IFBB Pro Debut at the 2010 Europa Super show in Dallas, Texas. I caught up with the 2009 NPC USA overall champ days out from his first pro show.
Section: Contests :: Aug 11, 2010

Who Will Turn Pro In Las Vegas? 2010 NPC USA Preview!
This weekend over 500 hardbody men and women will head to Las Vegas in hopes of achieving IFBB Pro status. Only four men and fourteen women will leave with the elusive pro card. Here's a look at some of the top contenders!
Section: Contests :: Jul 29, 2010

Rising Stars Of The 2010 NPC Pittsburgh Championships Preview!
Some of the rising stars in the NPC will take the stage May 1, 2010 at Jim Manion's 2010 NPC Pittsburgh Championships. Get the latest predictions and more here!
Section: Contests :: Apr 30, 2010

Close Up: An Interview With Brazilian Bombshell Nathalia Melo!
How did Nathalia Melo go from 'middle-of-nowhere' Louisiana to winning two Bikini competitions and in the swimsuit issue of FLEX magazine? Find out more in this interview!
Section: Contests :: Apr 30, 2010

2010 Arnold Photos From Isaac Hinds!
Take a look through Isaac's gallery and see competition photos, expo & awards photos & thousand of other awesome photos form the 2010 Arnold Sports Festival.
Section: Contests :: Mar 08, 2010

Angela Mraz: A Rookie's Road To The 2010 Arnold!
Angela Mraz is proof that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Find out how she went from housekeeper to 2010 Figure International competitor.
Section: Contests :: Feb 22, 2010

2009 NPC Nationals Review: Great Show Has Strong Finish!
The 2009 NPC Nationals is in the book and it was a good one. There were a few surprises and a few expected wins. See who came out on top in tight competition!
Section: Contests :: Nov 25, 2009

2009 NPC Nationals Preview: Battle At The Beach!
The 'Battle at the Beach' will go down November 20-21, 2009 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. See who will be competing.
Section: Contests :: Nov 19, 2009

Isaac Hinds' 2009 Olympia Photos!
Check out over 4,000 photos from the 2009 Olympia from the lens of Isaac Hinds. See photos of prejudging, finals, expo, Flex Bikini Search and much more!
Section: Contests :: Sep 29, 2009

Isaac Hinds' 2009 NPC USAs Preview: Who Will Walk Away With Their Pro Card This Year?
This weekend over 450 men and women will head to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in the NPC USAs. Check out some of the ones to watch to take home one of the 17 pro cards awarded on Saturday night.
Section: Contests :: Jul 22, 2009

Isaac Hinds' 2009 Arnold Classic Preview.
Thirteen men will battle it out in Columbus, Ohio for the prestigious Arnold Classic title. We'll have to wait until the first week of March so see how it shakes out but here's my breakdown of the show.
Section: Contests :: Feb 11, 2009

Isaac Hinds' 2009 Arnold Classic Preview: Female Competitors!
This is the first IFBB competition of 2009 and for the women and sure to kick the year off with a bang. A number of familiar names and faces will be back along with some newbies. Which will prevail in the various competitions - experience or youthfulness?
Section: Contests :: Feb 11, 2009

Isaac Hinds Gives His 2009 Iron Man Preview.
The 20th Anniversary of the Iron Man Pro will kick off next week. The show is a little earlier than usual but it hasn't hurt the number of competitors entering the show. This is one event not to miss.
Section: Contests :: Jan 13, 2009

2008 NPC Nationals Preview: Isaac Breaks Down Men's, Women's And Figure Categories!
The 2008 NPC Nationals Bodybuilding & Figure Championships will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on November 21 & 22. Promoter Pam Betz tells me there are well over 300 competitors and things are in place for another great show. Learn more!
Section: Contests :: Nov 21, 2008

Amateur Superstar Peter Putnam Discusses Preparation For The 2008 Nationals!
Peter Putnam was the brides-maid at last year's NPC Nationals. He's taken the entire year off from competing to focus on one thing - leaving Atlanta with a pro card. Learn how he's preparing for the 2008 NPC Nationals right here!
Section: Contests :: Nov 21, 2008

Isaac Hinds Predicts 2008 Figure & Fitness Olympia Competitions!
The women of the IFBB will be taking the stage soon. I'm rolling the dice on my predictions and the breakdown of the contests. Here are my fitness & figure predictions for the 2008 Olympia. Check it out!
Section: Contests :: Sep 22, 2008

2008 Europa Super Show Preview.
The 15th Annual Europa Super Show & Sports Expo will take place at the Dallas Convention Center on August 15-16th. This is one of the biggest weekends of the year for the bodybuilding and fitness world.
Section: Contests :: Aug 06, 2008

2008 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships Preview: Lifter's Hot List!
This year over 300 competitors will roll the dice on the competitive stage. Many of them have dieted 12, 14 or 16 weeks... Get details right here as I take you through the men's & women's bodybuilding and figure competitor hot list!
Section: Contests :: Jul 22, 2008

Days Out From NPC USAs - An Interview With Big Sean Allan!
He's often referred to as Big Sean Allan and for good reason. Sean will be one of the largest men standing on stage in Las Vegas for the 2008 NPC USAs. Sean shares a bit more and what's led to his success this year.
Section: Contests :: Jul 18, 2008

2008 NPC Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships Review!
Over 300 competitors took the NPC Jr. Nationals stage last weekend and only seven women left with IFBB Pro status. The show had a few expected victories along with a couple unexpected showings from pre-contest favorites. Read on to learn more!
Section: Contests :: Jun 26, 2008

2008 NPC Jr. Nationals Preview: A Breakdown From The Windy City!
Competitors are heading to the Windy City for the second big NPC show of the year. The NPC Jr. Nationals... So far there are 240 women and 110 men slated to compete. Get some of the names here and be ready for a huge show!
Section: Contests :: Jun 20, 2008

27 Days Of Bodybuilding.com: An Isaac Hinds Challenge!
Over the course of 27 days I will eat nothing but what is available from the Bodybuilding.com store. Yep, you read it right - no pizza, no chicken breast, no fish, nothing but Bodybuilding.com. Check it out.
Section: Supplements :: Jun 16, 2008

2008 NPC Jr. USA Championship Review!
The 2008 NPC JR. USA was the official kick off to the national level NPC season. Over 200 competitors made the trip to Charleston, South Carolina where the show has been held for the past three years.
Section: Contests :: May 23, 2008

2008 New York Pro Review: Shredded Bodies Battled It Out!
New York served host to another IFBB battle of shredded bodies on May 10, 2008. Promoters put on another successful show that included men’s & women’s bodybuilding, and a 202 lbs or under class for men. See who made top 5!
Section: Contests :: May 13, 2008

Training Days With UFC's Houston Alexander & Ryan Roberts!
I caught up with UFC rookie Ryan Roberts and the very popular UFC star Houston Alexander; the two were days out from their UFC fights. They are both set to enter the octagon April 2, 2008 at UFC Fight Night in Broomfield, Colorado.
Section: Sports :: Apr 09, 2008

Isaac Hinds' 2008 Arnold Classic Review.
While everyone in attendance tries to recover from the wild and crazy weekend a number of the IFBB Pro Bodybuilders will be heading to the land down under to compete in the New Zealand and Australia shows. Here is my review of the 2008 Arnold Classic
Section: Contests :: Mar 12, 2008

2008 Arnold: IFBB Pro Gina Aliotti Takes The Figure Stage By Storm!
Gina Aliotti has been taking the figure stage by storm since her debut. She's one of the younger competitors but isn't short on experience... Learn more about this amazing competitor and how she's prepared for this show!
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2008

IFBB Figure Competitor Kristal Richardson Speaks About Her 2008 Arnold Debut!
I caught up with Kristal less than a week out from her 2008 Arnold debut. Kristal has improved from show to show as a pro and rose to pro status relatively quickly. Learn more as she talks about this and more!
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2008

2008 Arnold: IFBB Fitness Competitor Jen Hendershott Takes To The Stage... Again!
One of my favorite fitness competitors is back to the Arnold stage despite her saying she was retiring in 2007. Jen will make history during this great event by competing for the ninth time. Learn more about this irresistible fitness athlete right here!
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2008

2008 Arnold Classic Preview, 20th Edition - Similar Faces... Different Places!
2008 Arnold Classic Preview - The past winners will be honored on Saturday night and another champion will be crowned. Will it be a similar face...? See if you agree with my preview of where the men will place at the Classic!
Section: Contests :: Feb 25, 2008

2008 Arnold Ms. International, Fitness & Figure International Preview!
The women will take the stage on Friday at the Arnold Expo and follow it up with the night show later that day. Here are my top picks for the women's bodybuilding, fitness, and figure competitions that will be taking place February 29, 2008.
Section: Contests :: Feb 25, 2008

Top 10 Predictions For The 2008 Iron Man Pro!
The Iron Man Pro has moved to LA and it looks like no rain! In addition the first NPC Figure show of the year will be taking place! Get my latest predictions right here as I reveal who will win and take the top 10! Check it out.
Section: Contests :: Feb 13, 2008

BodySpace/Gaspari 2008 Transformation Contest: Isaac Hinds Comments On The Contest!
Five contestants, but one dropped out and was replaced by a runner-up. Five contestants, competing not only with each other, but with a contest outsider (but an industry insider) named Isaac Hinds who provides his input in this article.
Section: Contests :: Feb 07, 2008

The Women Of The 2007 West Palm Beach Pro-Am!
The 2007 IFBB Palm Beach Pro/Am Figure & Fitness Contest was held on October 13th in West Palm Beach, Florida. Gina Aliotti holds her conditioning from the Olympia to win the figure division! Julie Palmer wins the fitness division! Learn more here...
Section: Contests :: Oct 19, 2007

Ms. Olympia Rookie Heather Armbrust: 12 Weeks Out Video.
Watch as IFBB Pro Heather Armbrust trains for the upcoming 2007 Ms. Olympia contest in this video training segment. She's 12 weeks out at this point. Watch for part 2 in a couple of weeks to see her progression!
Section: Contests :: Aug 09, 2007

The 2007 Europa Super Showdown Preview.
Isaac Hinds gives his predictions for 2007 Europa Super Showdown. Will Quincy get his Olympia qualification? Will Adela add another title to her belt? Will Lonnie make it to the YO YO Championships?
Section: Contests :: Aug 08, 2007

2007 NPC USA Review: Another One In The Books!
Things kicked off on Thursday night with weigh-in/height-check at the host hotel. Holy smokes... there were a ton of people waiting... Here is a review of the competition and who the winners were!
Section: Contests :: Aug 03, 2007

An Interview With IFBB Fitness Star Jen Hendershott - Retired Or Olympia Bound?
I caught up with one the IFBB's biggest fitness super stars, Jen Hendershott... Check out this moving interview with Jenny H. Jen shares a few things that she has NEVER revealed to anyone!
Section: Contests :: Aug 01, 2007

2007 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships Preview!
This pro qualifying show is one of the best NPC contests of the year. Check out some of the favorites of over 400 competitors here in this preview by Isaac Hinds...
Section: Contests :: Jul 27, 2007

The 2007 NPC King Kamali Classic Review!
Bodybuilding.com's Bob Cicherillo served as the emcee for the event and did a good job. Here is my review of how the show went and a little about the top winners from the King Kamali & Jan Tana shows.
Section: Contests :: Jun 29, 2007

The 2007 Chicago Swarm - NPC Jr. Nationals Review.
Pam Betz once again promoted the 2007 NPC Jr. Nationals. Pam and her crew do a tremendous job of making sure everything runs smoothly... Here is my review of an amazing show with several victors emerging as pros. Learn more!
Section: Contests :: Jun 20, 2007

2007 NPC Jr. National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships Preview.
This pro-qualifying event for the figure will take place at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel, in Chicago Illinois June 15-16th. Get ready, as an almost record number of amateurs take the stage! Learn more.
Section: Contests :: Jun 14, 2007

A Review Of The 2007 Colorado Pro & Top Five!
This year provided a larger expo with more events outside of bodybuilding. Events like NAL Arm Wrestling, Strongman competition, boxing, bench press, MMA events, and more. Here is my detailed review of the show and thoughts about the top 5.
Section: Contests :: Jun 05, 2007

2007 Keystone Pro Classic Review & Top Five Breakdown!
Many people had Branch pegged as the favorite going into the show considering he was coming off the big win in New York. Here is my review of the Keystone Classic and what who ended up in the top 5. Read on.
Section: Contests :: Jun 04, 2007

The Colorado Connection, Pt. 2: An Inside Look At The Competitors & Competition Scene.
Welcome to the second installment of 'The Colorado Connection.' Each month I will feature a competitor, trainer, gym, and more. I'm here to show you that life in the bodybuilding and fitness world also exists outside of California.
Section: Training :: May 26, 2007

An Interview With BodySpace Member ChickenTuna.
She's consistently at the top of the most viewed profiles on BodySpace and now we bring you a bit more with the BodySpace star ChickenTuna. Learn more about who she is, what she does, training routines, and much more! Get it all right here!
Section: Contests :: May 14, 2007

The 2007 NPC JR. USA Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championship Review.
Nearly 200 competitors took the stage for the Jr. USA Championships. Continue here as I break down each division starting with NPC Fitness. Here are the competitors who came out on top!
Section: Contests :: May 01, 2007

2007 NPC Junior USA Championship Preview.
The 2007 NPC JR USA competition is being held at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center once again. Learn more about what is happening and who will be attending the Jr. USA's!
Section: Contests :: Apr 27, 2007

Colorado NPC Competitor, Shawn Mack Prepares For First National Competition!
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!
Section: Contests :: Apr 06, 2007

Reigning Fitness Champ, Adela Garcia Set To Shake Her Booty At 2007 Arnold!
At only a few days out from showtime, the current Arnold Fitness Champ Adela Garcia shared what she's been up to and what is in store this weekend. Learn more about her plans...
Section: Contests :: Feb 28, 2007

2007 Iron Man Review - Press Conference, Prejudging, Finals And More!
This was my 4th year attending the IRON MAN and the weather was great. This show is like a local NPC show... Here is a quick rundown on how everything went including the BodySpace party. Check it out!
Section: Contests :: Feb 26, 2007

An Interview With Top Trainer, Kim Oddo - Kim Gives Insight Into The '07 Arnold.
I caught up with Kim right after the Iron Man Pro to get his thoughts on the next big show for the ladies. See how he feels about his ladies and how he plans on being at two shows happening at about the same time.
Section: Contests :: Feb 23, 2007

An Interview With 2007 Arnold Figure International Competitor, Amanda Jo Savell.
Amanda successfully transitioned from bodybuilder to figure and hasn't looked back. Learn more as I ask her about prep one week from the Arnold.
Section: Contests :: Feb 23, 2007

An Interview With 2007 Arnold Competitor, Jen Hendershott!
Jen is back and she's ready to for the Arnold. I caught up with Jen H Shot and asked her a few questions as she sits 1 1/2 weeks out from the Arnold. Catch the rest of the interview right here!
Section: Contests :: Feb 21, 2007

An Interview With 2007 Arnold Competitor, Yaxeni Oriquen.
Yaxeni has her sights set on another Arnold title! She has seen the top of the podium before and is looking to regain her title. I caught up with Yaxeni as she prepares to take the Arnold stage.
Section: Contests :: Feb 21, 2007

Heather Policky - Dialing It In For The 2007 Sacramento Pro!
When I met up with Heather last week the weather was taking a toll on her and it showed a little bit in her conditioning. Here is a quick preview of her prep as she nears her pro debut!
Section: Contests :: Feb 20, 2007

Heather Policky Arm Training - 3 Weeks Out From 2007 Arnold!
I was finally able to get together with IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Heather Policky regardless of all the snow in Denver. Get the latest as she trains arms in preperation for the 2007 Arnold Classic!
Section: Contests :: Feb 19, 2007

An Interview With Heather Policky, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder.
Heather Policky (pronounced po-lisk-y) is four and a half weeks out as I catch up with her at Harry's Colorado Pro Gym. See how what her training is like and some eye boggling pictures, as she prepares for the Sacramento Pro.
Section: Contests :: Feb 01, 2007

2007 Iron Man Pro Preview - Top Five Picks!
The little big man, David Henry returns to the line up, but will he be able to flex his way to his first pro title? I don’t think so. Here are my top five picks and why I don’t think David will take it. Other contenders & figure line-up included.
Section: Contests :: Jan 26, 2007

2007 Women's Arnold Classic Preview.
The women’s lists are out for the 2007 Arnold Classic and they are stacked! Let's breakdown the lineups... Here are my top six picks for each category. See if you agree!
Section: Contests :: Jan 19, 2007

The Colorado Connection: An Inside Look At The Competitors & Competition Scene.
Welcome to the first installment of 'The Colorado Connection.' Each month I will feature a competitor, trainer, gym, and more. I'm here to show you that life in the bodybuilding and fitness world also exists outside of California.
Section: Contests :: Jan 15, 2007

2006 IFBB Sacramento Pro Figure Competition Review!
The 2006 IFBB Sacramento Pro Figure Competition was the final destination in a long competitive season. Find out who rounded out the top 5 from the judges nail biting 1 point decisions!
Section: Contests :: Nov 08, 2006

2006 IFBB Sacramento Pro Figure Competition Pictures!
Check ou the pictures from the 2006 IFBB Sacramento Pro Figure competition here.
Section: Contests :: Nov 07, 2006

2006 NPC Carla Sanchez Fitness Fiesta Review.
2006 Tokyo Joes NPC Carla Sanchez Fitness Fiesta Fitness, Figure & Model Search Championships were held in Denver, CO on October 21st. Find the full contest review results here by Isaac Hinds !
Section: Contests :: Oct 24, 2006

2006 IFBB West Palm Beach Figure And Fitness Report.
The first pro show to hit West Palm Beach with IFBB pro and figure took place October 7, 2006 in a small intimate venue. See who took the top spots and who is retiring. Read on for more!
Section: Contests :: Oct 09, 2006

2006 Women's Bodybuilding, Fitness, & Figure Olympia Preview & Predictions!
The women will all be on the same stage this year and their prize money has increased as well. The women will show their hard work off on Friday, Sept. 29th, 2006 for the pre-judging. Let's get down to the preview and predictions.
Section: Contests :: Sep 15, 2006

2006 Europa Super Show's Female Friday!
All too often the women take a back seat to the men in the industry - but not at this show. See who my top picks are for women's bodybuilding, fitness, and figure! Read on for more!
Section: Contests :: Aug 24, 2006

An Interview With NPC Figure Competitor And Fitness Model Ava Cowan.
NPC Figure Competitor And Fitness Model Ava Cowan was kind enough to take some time and allow me to ask a few questions about who she is and a little about her competition and modeling experience. Learn more right here!
Section: Contests :: Jun 06, 2006

The 2006 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro/Am Classic Preview!
The skeptics cried it couldn't be done, especially in Denver, Colorado. Shawn Ray and Jeff Taylor are putting on a show... In this preview I will discuss some of the huge prizes for the visitors and what pros should earn top spots. Check it out!
Section: Contests :: May 05, 2006

2006 Arnold Classic Preview!
The 2006 Arnold Classic is fast approaching. In a couple of days we will see who has prepared the best for this show. Here are my predictions of who will come out on top.
Section: Contests :: Mar 02, 2006

Isaac Hinds' 2006 Iron Man Preview.
The first pro show of the year is going to be a good one. See my preview to see how the athletes are stacking up and who is going to be competing in the figure division. Read on for more...
Section: Contests :: Feb 13, 2006

Addictive Foreplay - Nancy Di Nino Revisited!
Nancy Di Nino is full of energy and you can't help but smile when you're around her. Check out this great interview and see what Miss Nancy is up to!
Section: Contests :: Dec 01, 2005

The Women Prepare For The 2005 Olympia.
The Fitness Olympia is by far my favorite event of the weekend. This year Kelly Ryan is absent from the line-up leaving the door open for someone to move into a top 5 slot. My picks for top 5 are...
Section: Contests :: Oct 13, 2005

2005 NPC Junior Nationals Preview!
This pro-qualifying show for the figure has women from across the country flocking to Chicago this weekend. This page lists a small number of the hundreds that will be competing. Who will take it all?
Section: Contests :: Jun 17, 2005

An Interview With Covermodel Jennifer Micheli
Jennifer Micheli shatters any myth that being 40 is Over the Hill. She shares with us what life is like competing over 40, having a full-time job as well as being a mother of 3.
Section: Contests :: May 06, 2005

2005 Emerald Cup Preview!
Known as one of the top amateur shows - Bodybuilding.com will be the title sponsor of the Emerald Cup. Here are some questions and answers about the event, prizes, and the possibility of a guest poser.
Section: Contests :: Apr 27, 2005

Wish They All Could Be California Girls... Meet Erica Davidson!
Erica Davidson is as adorable as they come in the fitness biz. She shares a little more about herself in this interview.
Section: Contests :: Mar 31, 2005

Meet The Man Behind The Mask At The Fitness Olympia - Choreographer Kevin Creegan.
Kevin Creegan was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for the devoted readers of Bodybuilding.com.
Section: Contests :: Feb 23, 2005

Jenny From The Block: An Interview With Jen Hendershott.
Hendershott is on a roll with her controversial routines, first using human props in 2003 and then busted out with a religious theme in 04. Her second place victory launched her in the top tier of the fitness world. This OSU girl shares what's up...
Section: Contests :: Jan 06, 2005

An Interview With Canadian IFBB Figure Pro Jane Awad.
Say hello to one of the newest IFBB Figure Pros - Jane Awad. This laid back Canadian captured the coveted IFBB Pro card in a short period of time...
Section: Contests :: Dec 29, 2004

NPC Nationals Preview - Showdown In Dallas!
GNC and Champion Nutrition present the Bodyonics Pinnacle NPC National Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship on November 19-20, 2004. Held at the Dallas Convention Center...
Section: Contests :: Nov 22, 2004

An Interview With The Author Of The Precontest Bible Larry Pepe.
Larry Pepe gives us an inside look at the new book taking the bodybuilding world by storm.
Section: Contests :: Oct 27, 2004

2004 Olympia Fitness & Figure Preview!
This is the big daddy, the big kahuna, the whole enchilada of competition for the year. Much like every other year, there are things already a brewin' on this Halloween weekend in Sin City. Read more!
Section: Contests :: Oct 26, 2004

An Interview With Producer & Director Samuel Turcotte.
Samuel Turcotte gives Bodybuilding.com an insider look at his newest movie 'No Pain, No Gain'; a movie set in the amateur ranks of bodybuilding.
Section: Contests :: Oct 18, 2004

An Interview With Alexis Ellis.
Alexis Ellis shares with Bodybuilding.com her passion for life, running a business and making some noise on the NPC figure scene.
Section: Contests :: Sep 26, 2004

An Interview With IFBB Pro Marcy Porter.
Small town girl Marcy Porter hits the big time by turning pro. Take a gander at what the lass has to say about turning pro, finding a web designer and much much more...
Section: Contests :: Sep 16, 2004

An Interview With 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!
Section: Contests :: Aug 30, 2004

An Interview With Stacey Marie Kisting.
Stasha 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...
Section: Contests :: Aug 24, 2004

Team Universe, Figure Nationals & New York Pro Preview.
I'll gotcha ready for the breakdown. The Big Apple - August 6-7, 2004. Inside it will get much hotter, at least from a sneak peak of this year's competitors...
Section: Contests :: Aug 03, 2004

An Interview With Track Athlete & Figure Competitor Ali Metkovich!
Track & Field standout turned NPC figure competitor, Ali Metkovich, gives us the lowdown on her past and goals for the future.
Section: Contests :: Aug 02, 2004

A Talk With 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...
Section: Contests :: Jul 28, 2004

2004 NPC USA Review!
One of the hottest shows of the year (literally) took place in Las Vegas, NV on July 15-18. The contest was talked about and hyped by many. Find out who won, who should have won and more...
Section: Contests :: Jul 20, 2004

2004 NPC USA Preview!
This year's USAs is sure to be one for the record books. Several competitors will venture into Sin City in hopes of becoming one of the newest IFBB Pros. Take a gander at a few of the people sure to make an impression on the judges on July 16th.
Section: Contests :: Jul 13, 2004

2004 Junior National Womens Preview!
The 2004 NPC Jr. National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Champions will kick off on Friday, June 18, 2004. With over 200 competitors, it is going to be a great show!
Section: Contests :: Jun 12, 2004

Interview With Firefighter, Paramedic & IFBB Pro Ally Bookless!
Bodybuilding.com's fun section heats up! A smoken hot interview with Firefighter, Paramedic and IFBB Pro Ally Bookless. Ally takes time to give back and help others when she could be tying to grab an extra hour of sleep during her hectic schedule.
Section: Contests :: Jun 10, 2004

IFBB PRO Lisa Schaerer-Maloy Interview!
Lisa shares the lowdown on her background, battle with cancer and finding time for her daughter all while competing as an IFBB Pro. Anyone who's had the opportunity to meet Lisa knows she's a sweetheart and her new husband Jason is one cool cat as well.
Section: Contests :: Jun 05, 2004

2004 Mg Development N.P.C. Northern Colorado Championships!
The Rocky Mountain NPC kicked off the year with a bang on April 3, 2004. NPC Colorado Chairman, Jeff Taylor, proved yet again why his region is one of the best in the nation. Guest Poser Jay Cutler showed up large and in charge for the third time in a row.
Section: Contests :: Apr 09, 2004

Finding The Right Web Designer!
Your Web site is going to be a reflection of you and give people an impression of which you are as a person. If you've never had a Web site getting started can be a little overwhelming. Learn why and how to make it a simple process...
Section: Contests :: Mar 16, 2004

An Interview With Top Trainer & Nutritionist Kim Oddo!
Kim Oddo shares how he got started in the industry and tips on choosing a trainer that's right for you. He is currently working with super star Monica Brant on her upcoming Arnold Classic figure competition. Kim was kind enough to answer a few questions before heading off to the Arnold Classic...
Section: Contests :: Mar 02, 2004

An Interview With Marcy Ann Porter!
Marcy Porter shares with bodybuilding.com a little about herself. Marcy is a wonderful woman with huge potential. She recently won the medium class in the Ironman NPC Figure. Having been at the event I can assure you this was one tough class and to win it says a great deal. Enjoy...
Section: Contests :: Mar 01, 2004

2004 Ironman Pro & Fit Expo Report!
The first show of the year kicked off with a boom. While Mother Nature provided rain and thunder outside - promoters, Ironman Magazine, rattled things inside. Find out what happened...
Section: Contests :: Feb 27, 2004

Tara Scotti Interview!
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. Take a minute to get to know more about Da Hotti and be sure to stop by the Twinlab booth at the Arnold Classic and tell her you saw her on Bodybuilding.com.
Section: Contests :: Feb 27, 2004

Texas Sweetheart Amber Black Interview!
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.
Section: Contests :: Feb 18, 2004

An Interview With Sarah Orbanic!
Fitness Model Sarah Orbanic shares the lowdown on what's happening lately. Check out her amazing pics!
Section: Contests :: Dec 05, 2003

An Interview With IFBB Pro Kirsten Nicewarner!
IFBB Pro Kirsten Nicewarner shares her amazing story with Bodybuilding.com. Careful, 'cause it's getting hot in here!
Section: Contests :: Dec 03, 2003

An Interview With Kim Dolan!
Fitness diva Kim Dolan shares what got her motivated to compete and why she made the switch from Fitness America to the NPC.
Section: Contests :: Nov 06, 2003

An Interview With 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.
Section: Contests :: Nov 03, 2003

An Interview With IFBB Pro Jen Hendershott!
Up close and personal with Jen Hendershott. This buckeye fan isn't afraid to lay it all out and share how she really feels. She continues to hold her own as an IFBB Fitness Pro. Take a gander inside the mind of Jenny H.
Section: Contests :: Oct 20, 2003

An Interview With IFBB Pro Lovena Tuley!
Greek Goddess Lovena Tuley sheds some light on her career and how to stay focused in the fitness industry. A sexy little ball of fire that is one of the sweetest, most sincere people you could ever meet. Settle in and read one of the most insightful interviews by an IFBB pro to date.
Section: Contests :: Oct 15, 2003

An Interview With Jennifer Chamberlin.
Jennifer is a very sweet girl with a big heart. She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us and share more about her background as well as advice in promoting yourself.
Section: Contests :: Oct 01, 2003

An Interview With Tara Richards.
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Section: Contests :: Sep 23, 2003

An Interview With Mari Kudla.
Mari Kudla, a mother, wife, trainer and phenomenal competitor, was kind enough to take time out of her insane schedule to let us get to know her a little better...
Section: Contests :: Sep 11, 2003

An Interview With 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.
Section: Contests :: Aug 20, 2003

An Interview With 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.
Section: Contests :: Jul 07, 2003

An Interview With IFBB Pro Liane Seiwald.
Liane Seiwald is an IFBB Pro currently living in Colorado. Due to an injury she is currently competing as an IFBB Figure competitor. Find out what she up to and what is next for her!
Section: Contests :: Jun 13, 2003

An Interview With Chaundra Tangi.
I've had the opportunity to work with Chaundra over the past year at local NPC events. Always friendly, smiling and enjoying life, Chaundra is a pleasure to be around.
Section: Contests :: May 25, 2003

Branding Yourself In The Fitness Industry!
So you've spent countless hours working out and watching your diet but have you stopped to think about marketing and branding yourself? Most people just don't get it. When I say, get it, I mean they realize that you are your own brand. Learn how to make yourself your own brand!
Section: Contests :: May 21, 2003

An Interview With Amy Peters.
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.
Section: Contests :: May 20, 2003


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