TEAM Bodybuilding.com Athletes

Turn to this hardworking crew whenever you need a dose of inspiration!

GET TO KNOW OUR ATHLETES

For the athletes of TEAM Bodybuilding.com, winning on stage, breaking records in the gym, and looking good in front of the camera are just means to an end. Their true passion lies in helping you succeed at your health and fitness goals. This mission motivates them more than glitz and glory ever could. So turn to this hardworking crew whenever you need a dose of inspiration!

Kris Gethin

Kris Gethin

Kris is a Bodybuilding.com athlete and spokesmodel, and his Bodybuilding.com training plans have helped tens of millions of people around the globe transform their bodies. He is also the author of the best-selling “Body by Design” and has written and photographed for countless publications. Kris recently debuted Kaged Muscle, a line of premium supplements forged from years of scientific research and grueling training. As Director of Performance of Physique Elite, he educates personal trainers and celebrity clientele around the globe.

  • CREATOR OF KAGED MUSCLE SUPPLEMENTS
  • CEO OF NUTRITION BY DESIGN
  • DIRECTOR OF GETHIN GYMS

bodyspace.com/kagedmuscle

Kathleen Tesori

Kathleen Tesori

Kathleen Tesori is the perfect mix of brains, brawn, and hard work. Known in the industry for her balancing act of a life — she holds down a full-time job as a program manager for the Air Force while maintaining a high profile in the fitness world — Kathleen is also a TEAM Bodybuilding.com athlete and ambassador for JayBirdSport.com. And did we mention she has an MBA and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer? Kathleen’s true passion is her mission to educate, inspire, and motivate others to live healthier lifestyles. It’s her way of saying thanks for all of the blessings she’s received in her life.

  • WINNER, 2008 FLEX NATIONAL BIKINI MODEL SEARCH
  • RING GIRL FOR MTV SHOW “BULLY BEATDOWN”
  • GRACED THE COVERS OF, AND APPEARED IN, NUMEROUS NATIONAL MAGAZINES

BODYSPACE.COM/kathleentesori

Brian Casad

Brian Casad

Brian’s unhealthy lifestyle changed the day he donned his first pair of boxing gloves. He soon began hitting the bag every chance he could find: early in the morning, during lunch, after work. He lost 40 pounds and realized fitness was his passion, so he made a huge change: He quit his job, sold everything he owned, and spent every dime on opening a boxing club. His big gamble has paid off. Since then, he has won an appearance in a fitness video and was named the 2013 Bodybuilding.com BodySpace Spokesmodel Search male winner. “Look around,” he says. “Everywhere you look serves to inspire. Watching someone change and gain the confidence to live a new life is amazing.”

  • 2013 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH MALE WINNER
  • FEATURED IN MUSCLE & FITNESS AND TRAIN MAGAZINE
  • OWNER OF TITLE ONE BOXING & PARADIGM GYMS IN DALLAS

BODYSPACE.COM/casad44

Ashley Horner

Ashley Horner

Ashley Horner has always been athletic, playing soccer at an elite level. But it took the births of her children to push her into full-time fitness. Like many women, she realized that she’d have to recover from the three C-sections herself. Through her journey, Ashley has learned to not only embrace her body, but to transform herself into a powerhouse presence in the fitness industry. She now helps others take their fitness and health to the next level, no matter their age or ability, with her Becoming Extraordinary e-book trainers, Transform You Challenges, and Sledpups.com. Ashley is a triathlete, a TEAM Bodybuilding.com athlete, the founder of the Unbroken Movement Foundation, and is sponsored by RockTape and Quest Nutrition. She is especially passionate about helping soldiers and the spouses of servicemen and women through her Op-6 and Camp Valor programs.

  • PHILANTHROPIST AND ENTREPRENEUR
  • DEVELOPED CHARLIE MIKE TRAINER ON BODYBUILDING.COM

BODYSPACE.COM/ashleyhorner

Kizzito Ejam

Kizzito Ejam

We love Kizzito so much that we chose him as an Amateur of the Week, then as a Bodybuilding.com BodySpace Spokesmodel Search finalist. The charismatic fitness model has been training in martial arts since he was 15 years old, specializing in Krav Maga and Tae Kwon Doe. He credits the weight training regimen he began at 22 with helping him become faster, stronger, and leaner, making him an unstoppable force on the mat. Now, he helps his students realize that they have the power to transform themselves, too. “Take all risks, and discard all fears,” he says. “If you fail, you’ll be wiser, and if you succeed, happier.”

  • BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • MARTIAL ARTS SPECIALIST
  • CREATOR OF THE CHISELED TRAINING PROGRAM

BODYSPACE.COM/kizmvp

Jessie Hilgenberg

Jessie Hilgenberg

Jessie is an NLA for Her Sponsored Athlete, health and fitness coach, certified yoga instructor, published writer, and fitness model. Her highly popular Jessie’s Girl s e-books and boot camps have helped countless women get in the bet shape of their lives. A dynamic athlete, Jessie has been featured in several magazines and online features. She was named the Bodybuilding.com Fitness Amateur of the year, was a finalist in the Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search, won her class at the NPC USA Championships, and consistently finishes in the top 10 at IFBB Pro Figure competitions.

  • BLACK BELT IN TAE KWON DO
  • CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR
  • HEALTH AND FITNESS WRITER

BODYSPACE.COM/jessiefitness

Steve Cook

Steve Cook

Steve Cook is one of the most recognizable faces in the fitness industry. He’s an IFBB pro men’s physique competitor, an Optimum Nutrition and Bodybuilding.com athlete, an international fitness model, and the founder of Swoldier Nation. But before stepping foot on the competitive stage or in front of the camera, Steve was an accomplished student athlete. He excelled early at sports under the tutelage of his dad, a coach and athletic director, and his athletic prowess led him to the football field at Dixie State College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies (biology and psychology) from Dixie State; after graduating, Steve decided to pursue bodybuilding full time. He has been competing since 2009, and his passion for health and fitness has taken him around the world as he shares the message that a healthier life is a happier life.

  • IFBB PRO
  • FOUNDER OF SWOLDIER NATION
  • INTERNATIONAL FITNESS MODEL

BODYSPACE.COM/stevecook_32

Samantha Leete

Samantha Leete

Samantha Ann Leete is a Bodybuilding.com athlete and Spokesmodel. This fit phenom is a published fitness model/writer, has a varied background in sports, and is a national NPC competitor/coach. One of the many things that make Samantha such an inspirational athlete is her realistic, balanced approach to health and fitness. Samantha clearly has a passion for health and fitness, and she loves sharing her knowledge online and in person.

  • 2013 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL
  • IRS LARGE CORPORATION LIAISON
  • FITNESS, BEAUTY, AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGER

BODYSPACE.COM/samanthaann

Craig Capurso

Craig Capurso

Craig Capurso is one of Bodybuilding.com’s most popular athletes, and for good reason: He’s built a rock-solid reputation as a Cellucor athlete and an IFBB pro. Besides fitness, Craig is also a serial entrepreneur, starting Fire and Ice Fitness and Macro Jack, which he has consolidated into his lifestyle brand, LIV LFE INC. Most recently, Craig has been focused on a Silicon Valley startup where he serves as a Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development. Beyond fitness and business, Craig has a big heart. After his mother fought stage III breast cancer, he dedicated himself to fundraising and performing in athletic competitions to raise money for anti-breast cancer charities.

  • IFBB PRO PHYSIQUE COMPETITOR
  • OWNER OF LIV LFE INC.
  • DEVELOPED 30 DAYS OUT TRAINING PROGRAM

BODYSPACE.COM/CraigCapurso

Karina Baymiller

Karina Baymiller

Karina was first spotted on the fitness world’s radar after losing 60 pounds, snagging her a spot on Bodybuilding.com’s Top 10 Transformations of 2012. A short time later, Karina was selected as a finalist in the 2013 BodySpace Spokesmodel Search. Now a powerlifter, Karina is committed to growing her sport and sharing her “skinny to strong” story. Karina is an ACSM certified personal trainer and holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Arizona State University. She’s also the owner and coach at Knox Strength and Performance, an online training and nutrition-coaching program.

  • 2013 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • AIMS TO BE THE FIRST FEMALE POWERLIFTER ON A MAGAZINE COVER
  • USAPL CERTIFIED COACH AND NATIONAL-LEVEL COMPETITOR

BODYSPACE.COM/kbaymiller

Kelechi Opara

Kelechi Opara

Kelechi Opara is the creator of the Nutritionist App, a writer for Muscle & Fitness and Train Magazine, and images of his incredible physique are all over the world’s biggest fitness publications. Kelechi also is a sponsored athlete for both Bodybuilding.com and Optimum Nutrition. More than a pretty set of abs, this WBFF Pro is a former United States marine with a combat tour in Afghanistan and a stint in Iraq under his belt.

  • CREATOR OF NUTRITIONIST+ APP
  • FORMER MARINE AND COMBAT VETERAN
  • CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST

BODYSPACE.COM/madtitan

Sara Solomon

Sara Solomon

Dr. Sara Solomon is the creator of the "Fat Loss Fast" System and the 6-Day Kickstart, both based on intermittent fasting, flexible dieting and HIITT home workouts. Her passion is making fat loss effortless, maintainable and FUN! Sara earned both a DMD (she is a dentist!) and a B.S. in Physiotherapy. She is also a writer and Team BSN athlete. This NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist also completed her ACE personal training, Mad Dogg Spinning, and Buddy Lee Jump Rope certifications. Sara is known around the world for her jump rope skills and her signature Buddy Lee Jump Ropes. She motivates countless fans with her high-intensity home workouts, her straightforward intermittent fasting and flexible dieting practices, and her yummy “cheat clean" recipes.

  • NASM NUTRITION SPECIALIST
  • CHAMPION JUMPROPER
  • CREATOR OF FAT LOSS FAST AND 6-DAY KICKSTART

BODYSPACE.COM/SaraSolomon

Preston Noble

Preston Noble

Preston Noble grew up in a large, active family with parents who were his best early examples of a fit lifestyle. He was a finalist in the 2012 Bodybuilding.com BodySpace Spokesmodel Search and is now a personal trainer and pursuing a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology at BYU- Idaho. Preston is a lifelong athlete and sees himself as no exception to the daily struggle of eating clean. He avoids plateaus by constantly changing up his game: from bodybuilding to Bikram yoga, hiking to HIIT, he’s tried it all. Preston’s family, friends and faith have been his greatest supporters as a source of inspiration, and he wants to bring a new set of ideas to the bodybuilding industry: fun, family, and fitness.

  • 2012 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • AMATEUR BODYBUILDER
  • PRESTON’S CALVES ARE LEGENDARY!

BODYSPACE.COM/prestonnoble

Tabitha Klausen

Tabitha Klausen

After struggling with eating disorders as a teenager and young adult, Tabitha found salvation in clean eating and heavy lifting. Her self-esteem soared, leading her to become a personal trainer and IFBB Bikini Pro. She was also a top 5 finalist in the 2013 BodySpace Spokesmodel Search. Tabitha now thrives on teaching people the healthy way to get their bodies and their confidence back on track.

  • IFBB BIKINI PRO
  • PERSONAL TRAINER
  • BEAST SPORTS NUTRITION ATHLETE

BODYSPACE.COM/tabitha2686

Sean Sarantos

Sean Sarantos

Inspired by his father’s military service, Sean served in the United States Air Force for six years. There, he gained the confidence and discipline that would propel him forward in lifting and in life. As a TEAM Bodybuilding.com athlete, Sean has had the opportunity to travel around the country and speak with hundreds of people about how they can benefit from a healthier lifestyle.

  • CREATOR OF THE FIT FREAK PROJECT
  • PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL TECHNICIAN
  • RARELY SEEN WITHOUT HIS DOG, CLARK

BODYSPACE.COM/rice8787

Lauren Abraham

Lauren Abraham

Even a wheelchair couldn't keep Lauren Abraham down. This multitalented TV host, emcee, and spokesperson was critically injured in a snowboarding accident and confined to a wheelchair for two years, but she overcame her injuries through her dedication to health. Now she helps other people discover fitness through her ebooks, programs, and retreats. 

  • MUSCLETECH ATHLETE
  • CO-FOUNDER OF SPIRITUALLY FIT: MAKING MOVEMENT MATTER
  • HOSTS SURF, STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD AND YOGA RETREATS

BODYSPACE.COM/laurenabraham

Brandan Fokken

Brandan Fokken

Brandan was a finalist in the 2012 Bodybuilding.com BodySpace Spokesmodel Search and won the Muscle & Fitness Male Model Online Contest three years in a row. He’s currently the wellness manager for a major corporation, as well as a motivational speaker, published writer and fitness model, multi-sponsored athlete, and owner of a show prep/training business, Fokken Strong Training.

  • IFBB PHYSIQUE PRO
  • iNTERNATIONAL COVER MODEL
  • OWNER OF FOKKEN STRONG TRAINING

BODYSPACE.COM/wnaskor

Alex Silver-Fagan

Alex Silver-Fagan

When everything in Alex's life was out of control, she found stability, comfort, and inner strength within fitness. She began competing in the NPC and won two titles her first season. Alex is now certified in personal training, kettlebell athletics, and functional movement screening. She brings her relatable approach to fitness to both her clients and her social media followers. “I hope to inspire others that with passion and dedication, you can do anything,” she says.

  • WILHELMINA FITNESS MODEL
  • NIKE NTC TRAINER
  • GROUP FITNESS INTRUCTOR & PERSONAL TRAINER

BODYSPACE.COM/alexsilverfagan

Abel Albonetti

Abel Albonetti

Abel always loved sports when he was growing up, but as a home-schooled kid his options were pretty limited — so he hit the gym instead. What was a hobby has transformed into a full-time career. Abel earned his personal training degree in 2009 and now hopes to inspire others through his work as a Bodybuilding.com spokesmodel. He insists anyone can get fit: It’s all about showing up and doing the work every single time you hit the gym.

  • FORMER FASHION MODEL
  • 2013 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • MYPROTEIN SPONSORED ATHLETE

BODYSPACE.COM/Achilles4

Jaquelyn Kastelic

Jaquelyn Kastelic

This girl has a competitive streak! She’s a FAME Bikini Pro, NPC Bikini Champ, Tri Fitness competitor, and winner of the 2010 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search. But for this Bodybuilding.com and Optimum Nutrition athlete, fitness doesn’t end with bodybuilding. She’s a CrossFit queen who has competed all over the world. Jaquelyn and her husband even own their own CrossFit box. And you should taste her signature Paleo tacos!

  • WINNER 2010 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH
  • OPTIMUM NUTRITION ATHLETE
  • CROSSFIT FANATIC

BODYSPACE.COM/JaquelynKay

Boas Henrique

Boas Henrique

Boás is unstoppable. This Brazilian powerhouse started lifting at 16 after playing soccer and basketball, quickly adding bulk onto his 118-pound frame. A terrible car accident a few years later led to a fractured skull and serious head trauma, but Boás persevered — as he was recovering, he continued to attend law school and work part-time! After taking a break from physical activity to heal, he re-devoted himself to bodybuilding. All his hard work has paid off: he’s one of the first Brazilian TEAM Bodybuilding.com athletes, is an Ultimate Nutrition athlete, and place second in both the Ohio and Madrid Arnolds this year.

  • STARTED FITNESS CLOTHING BRAND, AESTHETIC HUNTERS
  • IFBB MEN’S PHYSIQUE COMPETITOR
  • IS A LAWYER AND LIVES IN CURITIBA, BRAZIL

BODYSPACE.COM/BoHenrique

Kristina Olson

Kristina Olson

Our BodySpace Spokesmodel Search 2015 winner Kristina Olson is a former singer-songwriter who traded the microphone for the microscope — and, along the way, developed a killer athletic body. This former front woman won over competition judges with her mix of brains (she’s got an earth science degree), determination, and chiseled features. Bodybuilding.com fans already know her well thanks to her inspirational pics (those abs!) and insightful articles.

  • 2015 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL
  • PERSONAL TRAINER
  • IFBB PRO

BODYSPACE.COM/kristinaolson

Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

As a kid, Brandon Johnson dreamed about being one of the bodybuilders he saw in muscle magazines — little did he know that later, his muscle mass would save his life. In high school, Brandon came down with a major illness; doctors told him that things could have been much worse if he hadn’t put on a solid layer of muscle as a teen. When Brandon got to college, he studied the science behind exercise and nutrition and became his own test subject. “I was just a nerdy kid who picked up weights one day,” he says. “And I’ve been blessed with amazing opportunities as a result.” He’s not kidding: Brandon is a certified personal trainer with a master’s degree in sports performance and conditioning. His goal is to help people understand that getting fit doesn’t just change outward appearances — it changes lives.

  • TEACHES AT WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
  • CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
  • MASTER’S DEGREE IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND CONDITIONING

BODYSPACE.COM/TrainerB

Lacey Dunn

Lacey Dunn

Lacey Dunn was a cheerleader, but now she’s using her fitness story to inspire and cheer on others. Lacey was the first runner up for the 2015 BodySpace Spokesmodel Search and has earned a rep as a competitor to contend with. She is currently studying dietetics and hopes for a fitness-related career. “I want people to realize that they can reach their goals in a healthy, fun, and balanced way,” she says.

  • FORMER CHEERLEADER FOR UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
  • 2015 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • NPC COMPETITOR

BODYSPACE.COM/faithandfit

Chad Hollmer

Chad Hollmer

At age 21, Chad Hollmer picked up his first weight. A college friend would wake him up early to work out so they could dominate the soccer field. Chad was amazed at the changes to his body, and his love for fitness was born. As a TEAM Bodybuilding.com Athlete, soccer coach, and personal trainer, Chad now passes along his knowledge and passion onto others. Fitness has drastically changed Chad’s life for the better, and he believes that the same is possible for anyone at any age or ability level. His formula for success has served him well: Keep yourself educated, put in the work, inspire others, and stay humble. Sound smart? Well, he does have an MBA.

  • 2014 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH TOP 5 FINALIST
  • APPEARED ON THE COVER OF MUSCLE & FITNESS SPAIN
  • HEAD SOCCER COACH FOR CLUB AND HIGH SCHOOL

BODYSPACE.COM/hollmertime10

Samantha Cadieux

Samantha Cadieux

Samantha Cadieux played sports her whole life and was a three-star athlete in high school, but she had never stepped foot in a gym until her mom bought her a membership her sophomore year. By college, she had lasered in on a new goal: Compete in an NPC bikini competition. She walked away with a third-place trophy and a new passion. This graphic designer recently made the switch to an all-vegan off-season diet and wants others to follow their own instinctsabout nutrition and fitness.

  • NPC BIKINI COMPETITOR
  • EARNING HER GRAPHIC DESIGN DEGREE
  • VEGETARIAN FOR MORE THAN 8 YEARS

BODYSPACE.COM/scadieux

Jason Wittrock

Jason Wittrock

Jason began training at a very young age. He found a purpose and comfort in the weight room growing up, and as an adult he's dedicated himself to helping others find the same. He's a full-time personal trainer for private clients, and also dedicates his time and expertise to help people who suffer from mental illness improve their health. "My goal as a Bodybuilding.com Athlete is to continue reaching people with my message," he says. “I want to fill people with confidence and compel them to take action toward improving their lives. I strive to give hope to as many people as possible, and encourage people to reach their full potential."

  • EAS ATHLETE
  • •PERSONAL TRAINER
  • FIT DAD

BODYSPACE.COM/jasonwittrock

Imogen Parfitt

Imogen Parfitt

When she was a teenager, Imogen was the kid who would “accidentally” forget her gym kit or develop an inconvenient ankle injury during P.E. class. My, how things have changed. Imogen turned to fitness to help her survive the anorexia she developed as a young adult, learning to love exercise for the sake of enjoyment. Now, she wants to prove that healthy choices and an active lifestyle are accessible to anyone. No longer ill, she has packed on muscle and become a major motivator to other people. She is also the first U.K.-based Bodybuiling.com female spokesmodel.

  • ANOREXIA SURVIVOR
  • LOVES COOKIES
  • MP ELITE PRO

BODYSPACE.COM/parfittness

Shaun Stafford

Shaun Stafford

We wanted to set the bar high with our first UK athlete, and Shaun is definitely the best of the best. Shredded and smart, he’s an international cover model, Oxford University graduate, and WBFF Pro Fitness Model World Champion. Shaun played rugby at a national level before a series of injuries forced him into early retirement. He seized the opportunity to focus his energy on a new path: bodybuilding competitions. Shaun was a natural, winning the WBFF UK and European and Pro World Fitness Model titles in his first 18 months of competing. Since then, he has modeled for brands such as Versace Intensive, Nike, EA Sports, and Lululemon Athletica. Shaun is also a widely published fitness writer and the owner-operator top City Athletic in Central London.

  • WFBB PRO FITNESS MODEL WORLD CHAMPION
  • OWNER OF LONDON’S CITY ATHLETIC
  • FORMER NATIONAL-LEVEL RUGBY PLAYER

BODYSPACE.COM/Shaunstafford

Chassidy Smothers

Chassidy Smothers

Despite being a former basketball player and a soldier in the U.S. Army, Chassidy didn’t achieve the body of her dreams until her husband introduced her to the iron. Lifting was the key to transforming her body and mind. She began entering bikini contests with the idea that she would be fearless, no matter what she placed — and after several attempts, she won her IFBB pro card! “Bodybuilding has helped me to feel limitless,” she says. Now as a certified personal trainer, she spends her time helping others achieve their health and fitness goals both in-person in Sacramento, CA and through her workout page.

  • Cover Model
  • 2014 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH WINNER
  • IFBB BIKINI PRO

BODYSPACE.COM/CHASSIDYNICHOLE

Lee Constantinou

Lee Constantinou

Lee Constantinou was kind of miserable as a kid in North London: Overweight, asthmatic, always picked last for sports teams. Fitness was his ticket to confidence, and — though he didn’t know it then — a new life. He began taking karate lessons at 13 and earned his black belt four years later. That success kept him going. Inspired by heroes like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bruce Lee, he set out in search of a super-shredded physique. At university, he educated himself about nutrition; after graduating with a business management degree, he became a personal trainer. Now, he helps others #LIVELEAN and has a loyal social media following that he strives to inspire on a daily basis (and he swears he does smile a lot in real life, despite what you see in photos).

  • CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
  • USN AMBASSADOR
  • WBFF PRO FITNESS MODEL

BODYSPACE.COM/Lee.C

Nikki Walter

Nikki Walter

Nikki Walter’s life hasn’t been short on hardships: Her father died when she was a teenager and she lost her 35-year-old husband to leukemia. But every challenge she faced only made her want to be stronger. She decided to turn her life around with fitness and healthy living, finding a training partner, transforming her body, and becoming a five-time NPC first-place finisher. Now, she and her daughter travel the country to help change lives through speaking engagements, their website, and their company, Clean Eating Parties, LLC. Nikki is also a well-loved member of the BodySpace community, offering up her positive attitude to people around the world.

  • 2014 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
  • CLEAN EATING AND FAMILY FOOD PREP COACH

BODYSPACE.COM/nikkiwalter

Rodney Razor

Rodney Razor

Rodney Razor has always loved being athletic. He played high school sports, became a certified personal trainer, and even played semi-pro football. But his fitness career truly skyrocketed after he dropped more than 30 pounds and 10 percent body fat in 2012. He earned his IFBB Pro card in 2013, and doors opened left and right: He was Bodybuilding.com’s 2014 BodySpace Spokesmodel Search male winner, gained multiple sponsorships including becoming a TEAM Bodybuilding.com Athlete, and a 2015 IFBB Pro Physique Mr. Olympia Competitor. And in case you were wondering: Yes, that is his real name.

  • 2014 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL WINNER
  • CYTOSPORT MONSTER MILK ATHLETE
  • 2015 IFBB PRO OLYMPIAN
  • FITNESS COVER MODEL

BODYSPACE.COM/RODNEYRAZOR

Caryn Paolini

Caryn Paolini

Caryn may be only 4’11 and 95 pounds, but she pulls some serious weight on stage and in the gym. This 2013 Bodybuilding.com Fit USA winner is a fierce competitor, but trains equally hard whether she’s prepping for a show or not. A former gymnastics and cheerleading phenom, Caryn was raised with healthy habits but lost her footing during college — leading to years of self-doubt and poor nutrition choices. She discovered her purpose when she hit the iron and attributes fitness to saving her life. After working for several years as a school psychologist, Caryn decided to take a risk and follow her passion to pursue a full-time career in fitness. Now, as a Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist, Caryn still uses her background in psychology to encourage her clients to achieve health, balance, and happiness – physically, but mentally and emotionally, as well.

  • BODYBUILDING.COM FIT USA WINNER
  • IFBB PRO
  • NLA FOR HER SPONSORED ATHLETE

BODYSPACE.COM/carynnicole

Raynor Whitcombe

Raynor Whitcombe

Raynor Whitcombe’s personal journey has taken him halfway around the world — and landed him as a BodySpace Spokesmodel Search 2015 winner! Raynor hails from American Samoa but has trained in New Zealand and now Colorado, where he makes his home. He started his fitness journey as a high school football player, and now wants to share his passion for health, fitness, and the endless possibilities life has to offer – especially with his fellow Polynesians.

  • 2015 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL
  • FORMER HIGH SCHOOL WIDE RECEIVER COACH
  • PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

BODYSPACE.COM/kingaden

Melody Wyatt

Melody Wyatt

This butt-kicking mom has been in the military for seven years — in fact, she’s trained in air assault. You won’t find her showing off, though: She’s determined to be a role model for women, and believes modesty and femininity have a part to play in getting women to transform their lives and bodies into healthy, fit machines. Melody started on her own journey after her daughter was born and she was determined to achieve her best self. After a stint as a cardio bunny, she got serious and hit the heavy weights. “This isn’t a leisure activity,” she says. “It’s about overcoming fear and self-doubt to prove that you’re too great to settle for mediocrity.”

  • THE ONLY WOMAN IN HER UNIT WHO IS AIRBORNE AND ASSAULT QUALIFIED
  • 2014 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

BODYSPACE.COM/melodydecena

Gerard (Jake) Alvarez

Jake Alvarez

Jake started in fitness as a hobby, but it quickly turned into something much more — “an addiction,” he says. Inspired by a competitive streak and the possibility of improving his physique, he has pushed himself to explore new fitness opportunities. As a BodySpace Spokesmodel 2015 finalist and IFBB Pro, Jake is now inspiring others through his motivation and dedication.

  • WORKS AS A NURSE
  • IFBB PRO MEN’S PHYSIQUE
  • 2015 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST

BODYSPACE.COM/JAYK

Brooke Erickson

Brooke Erickson

Brooke has spent the last decade battling with body image and an eating disorder. At five-foot-three, she has yo-yoed between 89-180 pounds. Brooke decided to make a change for her health and for her three daughters. Now she’s an IFBB Figure Pro athlete, fitness model, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and NASM Nutrition Specialist. Throw in motivational speaker and physique and life coach, and you start to get an idea of her busy schedule and dedication to serving others.

  • IFBB FIGURE ATHLETE
  • MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
  • PHYSIQUE AND LIFE COACH

BODYSPACE.COM/SUPERBE

Steven Lopez

Steven Lopez

Steven had a Coast Guard career and always loved sports, but he was inspired to get big by a bodybuilding friend and co-worker. He placed second in his first competition and was hooked. He has overcome a debilitating arm injury and emerged stronger than ever, inspiring his social media followers with his positive attitude and motivating posts. “One of the best feelings is seeing someone so excited to try something new because of you,” he says.

  • MEMBER OF THE COAST GUARD
  • FATHER OF FOUR
  • SPONSORED EAS ATHLETE

BODYSPACE.COM/incognito00

Katie Chung-Hua

Katie Chung-Hua

Katie Chung Hua is a fitness model, NPC and IFBB Bikini Pro, Team Betancourt sponsored athlete, personal trainer, and athletic trainer. A versatile athlete, she even attended the National Sports Academy where she played competitive ice hockey. Katie is known for shunning deprivation diets in favor of a more balanced approach that embraces diverse food choices. She’s been featured by a number of websites and magazines, including Muscle & Fitness and Train Magazine.

  • NPC AND IFBB BIKINI PRO
  • TEAM BETANCOURT ATHLETE
  • PLAYED COMPETITIVE ICE HOCKEY

BODYSPACE.COM/Chung-Hua

Lawrence Ballenger

Lawrence Ballenger

Lawrence started working out as a teen, when he was ashamed to have been out-benched by a girl. Since then, this hard-working hulk has put on more than 100 pounds of rock-solid muscle and has become a TEAM Bodybuilding.com athlete, cover model, ProTan athlete, NPC bodybuilding competitor. Lawrence has accumulated a massive amount of knowledge from years of working with top doctors in the fitness industry and as a personal trainer. Now, as a health and fitness speaker, he loves using that knowledge to help others achieve their ideal physique.

  • MYPROTEIN SPONSORED ATHLETE
  • NPC COMPETITOR AND FITNESS MODEL
  • PERSONAL TRAINER AND HEALTH AND FITNESS SPEAKER

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Rachelle Dejean

Rachelle Dejean

Rachelle is a fitness enthusiast and IFBB Bikini Pro who strives to be an athlete in every aspect of the word. She shares her passion and inspirational fire with others as a coach, mentor, and goal-seeker. Rachelle is the author of the “Ambitions of an IFBB Pro” fitness competition guide e-book and utilizes many outlets to share her sports and fitness experiences and motivate others. Rachelle’s two-sport, NCAA Division I background resulted in her breaking and setting a new NCAA record. Now she uses that competitive drive to balance her IFBB pro and fitness lifestyle with a full-time job in marketing.

  • IFBB BIKINI PRO
  • LOVES SWEETS – ESPECIALLY DONUTS!
  • IDENTICAL TWIN

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Vinnie Russo

Vinnie Russo

To Vinny Russo, there is nothing more rewarding than teaching, inspiring, and motivating others. As a nutritional coach, personal trainer, and assistant high school football and baseball coach, he thrives on watching his clients, students, and players succeed with the tools he has given them. The relationships and connections Vinny makes through these varied rolls are what drive him to give his all every day. With a degree in biology, Vinny knows the science of health and nutrition that will help him achieve his fitness goals and continue to help achieve theirs.

  • HOLDS DEGREE IN BIOLOGY
  • GRENADE SPONSORED ATHLETE
  • NUTRITIONAL COACH AND PERSONAL TRAINER

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Shelsea Sanchez

Shelsea Sanchez

Growing up, Shelsea Sanchez would often pore over her dad’s bodybuilding and fitness magazines and admire the amazing physiques inside. But it was during her difficult teenage years that she turned to exercise for a different reason: To keep her out of trouble. By 2008, Shelsea was taking her sculpted muscles to the stage as a competitor. Even though she’s hung up her competition heels, as she says, she’s incorporated fitness into her day-to-day life and wants to encourage others to do the same. “You do not have to be a competitor, a fitness model, or a size 0 to live, as Bodybuilding.com says, your best life,” she says.

  • Has lived in Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the U.s.
  • NASM certified personal trainer
  • Retired IFBB bikini pro

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Zane Hadzick

Zane Hadzick

Zane’s commitment to health began out of necessity, but grew to become his passion. The TEAM Bodybuilding.com athlete, personal trainer, and environmental scientist is dedicated to overall health, not only of his body and mind but also the environment. Zane is also a dedicated family man who strives to find that elusive work-life-fitness balance.

  • PERSONAL TRAINER
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
  • REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR TO BODYBUILDING.COM

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Rachael Labender

Rachael Labender

Rachael has always been an active person and in 2010, she took things to the next level by entering first bikini show. She didn’t expect to place, but she dominated. Rachel became an IFBB pro at her first national bikini competition, only competing once regionally a few days prior. Since then, the highs and lows of her fitness journey have helped Rachel learn who she is and what she stands for. To Rachael, having a pro card is a symbol that ordinary people can become extraordinary. She has become a nutritionist and personal trainer, and her greatest passion is in helping others become their best selves. “If I can do it,” she says, “They can surely do it, too.”

  • Certified personal trainer
  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and exercise wellness
  • IFBB Bikini Pro

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Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan

Jake Morgan has been lifting since he was a little kid, but his stint as a high school and college southpaw pitcher made him up his game. Armed with a degree in exercise science and just $3,000 to his name, Jake moved to Dallas, Texas, and started his own personal training business. He’s an advocate for streamlined, focused workouts that concentrate on specific training goals rather than chasing fatigue. Jake loves to help his clients do things they never thought possible!

  • TRAVELED THE WORLD TO STUDY FITNESS
  • BIOSIGNATURE TRANSFORMATION SPECIALIST
  • POLIQUIN GROUP CERTIFIED COACH

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Brooke Dragon

Brooke Dragon

Brooke Dragon has never been overweight, but she always wanted to have a “WOAH” body. In 2012, she was chosen by MTV’s reality TV show, Made. Brooke lost 15 pounds and was transformed into a confident and strong NPC bikini competitor. It was by far the hardest thing she’d ever done, both mentally and physically.

  • FEATURED ON MTV’S MADE
  • NPC BIKINI COMPETITOR
  • SWEET SPREADS AMBASSADOR

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Nick Scott

Nick Scott

Always athletic, Nick’s life changed forever at the age of 16, when he was involved in a near-fatal traffic accident that left him paraplegic. He became overweight and discouraged, but eventually found the fiery determination and positive mindset needed to lose a whopping 120 pounds and transform his life. He is now an IFBB Pro, a professional wheelchair ballroom dancer, two-time world powerlifting champion, author, life coach, and much more. As a professional speaker, he speaks to people across the country, from athletes to corporate executives, about the power of perseverance and reaching peak performance. “What’s the one thing you gain when you lose everything?” he says. “Perspective!”

  • FOUNDER AND CEO OF WHEELCHAIR ATHLETICS AND WHEELCHAIR BODYBUILDING
  • ABILITIES EXPO NATIONAL AMBASSADOR
  • AUTHOR OF “JOURNEY”

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Nicole Moneer

Nicole Moneer

Nicole Moneer is a Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach and NASM-CPT in Chicago, a retired IFBB Bikini Pro and Olympian, a former NBA cheerleader, and the 2009 Ms. Bikini Classic Universe Champion. She has been the face of many advertising campaigns, has garnered numerous accolades, and has inspired countless fans. This highly accomplished wonder woman is also an internationally published fitness model and writer, and a new mom. She will soon launch her first book, which describes how after 20 years of chronic illness, Nicole changed her life by using proper nutrition, workouts and supplements. She has the mind, soul and spirit to heal and change lives for the better just as she has changed hers. As a first-time mom at age 42, there is nothing Nicole cannot do.

  • FORMER OLYMPIAN AND NBA CHEERLEADER
  • CHEK HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE COACH AND NASM-CPT
  • INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED FITNESS MODEL

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Mike Hildebrandt

Mike Hildebrandt

Mike was a soccer-loving athlete (he played throughout high school and into college) who still suffered from low self-esteem and unhappiness with his body. But after hitting the weight room and discovering his physique’s capacity for change, he quickly shifted gears: He transferred out of his college, left soccer, and began focusing on a career in fitness. Armed with a degree in exercise science and newfound confidence thanks to big contest wins, Mike now helps other people change their lives through clean living and exercise. He’s the manager of four fitness departments in Southern Idaho, where he lives with his wife and their three kids.

  • HOLDS DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE
  • NPC COMPETITOR
  • FITNESS DEPARTMENT MANAGER

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Lindsey Weigand

Lindsey Weigand

Lindsey Weigand got into fitness because of the way it made her look. But she’s made a career out of fitness because of the way it makes her feel. A native of Louisiana, Lindsey was living on the beach in Santa Cruz, Calif., and reading magazines featuring Jamie Eason when she decided to transform her love of being active into a lifestyle. “Being alive and healthy is always a frontrunner on my to-do list,” she says. “And I was awful at surfing.” Now back in Louisiana, Lindsey puts her money where her mouth is and maintains her health in 45-minute sessions at her local gym — and she wants to show others that fitness can be a part of their busy lives, too.

  • HAS A FULL-TIME JOB IN MEDICAL SALES
  • CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
  • OWNS TONS OF LIVESTOCK AND RIDES HORSES FOR FUN

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Jeremy Sry

Jeremy Sry

Jeremy Sry has always been active, but his studies at the University of California, Irvine, opened his eyes to the power of nutrition. It was while doing research into alternative solutions to gluten intolerance that he realized the massive difference a proper eating program can make. Now, as a Bodybuilding.com athlete, he’s using his drive and knowledge to educate and empower others to become their best selves. “I believe that if I can thoroughly spread my knowledge and passion for fitness to one person, that person in turn will spread the same passion, and soon everyone will be into fitness!”

  • 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES
  • WORKED AS A STUDENT RESEARCHER ON SOLUTIONS TO GLUTEN INTOLERANCE

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Rachel Flint

Rachel Flint

A Captain in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, Rachel didn't get serious about lifting and nutrition until 2007. She couldn't afford a trainer, so her knowledge came mostly from Bodybuilding.com. As a busy mom, squeezing in her workouts wasn’t easy, but Rachel’s dedication paid off when she won the 2012 Bodybuilding.com BSN Hyper Shred Transformation Challenge. Rachel is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer who has a passion for helping others. She uses her fitness apparel company as a way to connect with other women and encourage them to pursue a fit lifestyle.

  • CAPTAIN IN THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD
  • NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
  • OWNER OF FITLIKEFLINT FITNESS APPAREL

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Phillip C. Rzepka

Phillip C. Rzepka

Consistency was the key for Phil Rzepka’s transformation. Always athletic, it took a few months of regularly hitting the weights before they “became glued to my hands, and the feeling of seeing results was the best feeling I have ever had.” Fitness became his saving grace after a rough start out of high school, when Phil experimented with drugs and got into a few scrapes with the law. Now a certified personal trainer, he’ll soon be backing up his experience with a degree in health and human sciences with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy. “My main goal is to be able to convince people that they can accomplish their goals, no matter how hard they are.”

  • BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH 2016 FINALIST
  • MEN’S PHYSIQUE COMPETITOR
  • CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Amanda Bucci

Amanda Bucci

Amanda Bucci started her fitness journey in high school, but didn’t take things seriously until she began competing in bodybuilding in college. She fell in love with fitness, nutrition, and continually working toward becoming her best self. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, an education that helps in her role as a fitness and health entrepreneur. “I want to inspire, motivate, and educate those who may be too scared or unknowing to move forward on their own,” she says. She uses her social media platforms to reach as many people as she can and ignite the passion in others that she has found through the fitness lifestyle.

  • NPC BIKINI COMPETITOR
  • FITNESS ENTREPRENEUR
  • YOUTUBER
  • AUTHOR OF “THE EVERYTHING GUIDE TO MACRO TRACKING”

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Salvador Herrera

Salvador Herrera

Fitness has been a place of refuge for Sal Herrera ever since he was a kid. After competing in “every sport you can think of (except ice hockey),” Sal went to college to study exercise science and later became a personal trainer. “I think my passion for fitness truly saved my life when I needed something desperately to attach myself to,” he says. “I found a passion and fire for improvement and self-discipline that has continued and led me to this point.” Sal wants to spread his message of determination, especially to kids who may not feel like they can reach their goals.

  • PERSONAL TRAINER
  • 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • STUDIED EXERCISE SCIENCE

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Courtney Gardner

Courtney Gardner

Courtney Gardner was always athletic — she started playing soccer “at the age where everyone just chases the ball” — but after tearing her meniscus at the 2013 Boston Marathon, she needed an outlet for the physical and emotional needs running provided. She found her first lifting program on Bodybuilding.com and threw herself into her newfound passion, taking first in her open class at an NPC competition and discovering that she can inspire others. Now, as a 2016 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search finalist, she’s showing other people how they can manage full-time careers and serious fitness. “I want women to know that they can be strong, sexy, and smart,” she says.

  • CO-FOUNDER OF ONLINE COMMUNITY SWEAT AND SHINE
  • 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • RAN FOR BOSTON UNIVERSITY

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Stanislas De Longeaux

Stanislas De Longeaux

Stan Imal loved sports — so much so that he overdid it and his grades suffered. He decided to focus on something he could do at home, instead: Lifting. Now, he’s addicted to bettering himself and helping others do the same. Born in Nigeria to French parents, Stan moved to Switzerland when he was a teenager. He came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to be a five-week vacation in 2013 and now can’t picture himself anywhere else. He spreads his enthusiasm for fitness through social media and shares his own story. “I came from Europe with huge dreams and made a place for myself in the industry in a foreign country where I knew nobody and didn’t speak English that fluently,” he says. “I want to inspire anyone to follow their heart, chase their dreams, and do what they love!”

  • DEGREE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
  • ISSA CERTIFIED
  • 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST

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Katrina Freds

Katrina Freds

Katrina is a country girl from Hamilton, Indiana, who has sculpted her body at home in her own gym, her two “fur babies” by her side. An avid lover of hunting, fishing, and anything having to do with the outdoors, she’s also an IFBB Bikini Pro who spends her Saturdays baking at home. A few cheats here and there are all part of her balanced lifestyle — and as a 2016 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search winner, she shows other people that they can live one, too. “Since I started working out and training, I have started to love myself again,” she says. “When you feel good and you are happy, it’s almost infectious.”

  • WINNER OF THE 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH
  • AVID HUNTER AND OUTDOORSWOMAN
  • IFBB BIKINI PRO

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Leanna Carr

Leanna Carr

Leanna Carr’s fitness journey started like so many others: With a New Year’s resolution. After gaining 30 pounds during the first year of college, she simply wanted to lose weight and feel better about herself. But what began as a goal to look good by spring break became a full-time passion. “I love the way being strong makes me feel, and through this I’ve learned strength is just as much mental as it is physical,” she says. Leanna spreads her love for fitness through her business, IronWoman, coaching and offering programming to beginner and intermediate powerlifters and strength athletes.

  • 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • PURSUING A MASTER’S DEGREE IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
  • NATURAL PRO FIGURE COMPETITOR AND USAPL RAW POWERLIFTER

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Michael Gonzales

Michael Gonzales

Michael (he also responds to “Fluff” or “Fluff Chronicles”) is a WBFF Pro from Kansas City, Missouri, with a devoted social media following — and he shares everything with them. Good days, bad days, ups and downs: Michael posts them all because he wants to keep it real. As a 2016 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search winner, he’s excited about inspiring others with his own journey. “Fitness is a lifestyle,” he says. “It’s a choice. It doesn’t have to be boring and super clean. It’s all about moderation.”

  • PLAYED COLLEGIATE AND COMPETITIVE SOCCER
  • WINNER OF THE 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH
  • WBFF PRO

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Taylor Chamberlain

Taylor Chamberlain

For Taylor Chamberlain, bodybuilding is a family affair. “What initially inspired me to get into fitness was watching my parents compete in their first bodybuilding competition,” she says. She began doing her own research on how she, too, could transform her body and make it lean, muscular, and strong. A certified personal trainer with a dietetics degree from Purdue University, Taylor now helps others transform through her online business, creating customized meal plans, macro coaching, and developing fitness programs for people all over the world. “Seeing people’s lives change for the better is the number one reason why I am so in love with this lifestyle,” she says.

  • 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH FINALIST
  • CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
  • DEGREE IN DIETETICS FROM PURDUE

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Jerome Ferguson

Jerome Ferguson

Jerome “Hollywood” Ferguson is one of the most recognized — and fun-loving — pro bodybuilders in the IFBB. This legend of bodybuilding has been a competitor since 1994 and has the highlight reel to prove it: Mr. Los Angeles, Mr. San Diego, Mr. Max Muscle Natural, and a runner up in both the North American Championships and Mr. USA. A personal trainer for more than 15 years, Hollywood is the proud owner of Fit 4 Life Personal Training Systems. And he really has earned that nickname: He’s a trained actor who has appeared in commercials for everyone from Kia to Planet Fitness to Tax Slayer.

  • CREATOR OF ‘INFERNO TRAINING’ ON RXMUSCLE.COM
  • IFBB PRO SINCE 2010
  • PROFESSIONAL ACTOR

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