Tanji Johnson


  • 2001 NPC National Fitness Championships - 1st Place Overall and Medium Class
  • 2001 NPC Northwest Championships - 1st Place Fitness
  • 2001 NPC Washington Ironman Championships - 1st Place Fitness
  • 2001 Washington State Championships - 1st Place Fitness and Figure Overall
  • 2001 Women's Tri-Fitness World Challenge - 5th Overall
  • 2001 NPC Emerald Cup Figure Winner - Short Class
  • 2000 Fitness America Nationals - Top 15 Finalist
  • 2000 ESPN Series - Runner Up
  • 2000 Fitness Texas Champion
  • 2000 NPC Inland Pacific Fitness Champion
  • 2001 NPC National Fitness Champion


  • Modern/Urban/Hip Hop/Funk - 8 years of experience
  • Lead Hip Hop Instructor - Avalon Dance Studio


  • Varsity Cheerleader - USAF Academy (1995-97)
  • Head Cheerlead Coach - USAF Academy (1997-98)
  • National Cheer Association Instructor (1996-97)


  • Certifications: American Council On Exercise, IFPA

Birthday: Jan. 9, 1975
Nationality: Black/Korean
Height: 5' 3"
Weight (on season): 118 lbs
Weight (off season): 122 lbs
Measurements: 33-26-33.5
Occupation: US Air Force 1st Lieutenant Aircraft Maintenance
Education: B.S. in Humanities from U.S. Air Force Academy, M.B.A. from Webster University

Website: http://www.tanjijohnson.com/
BodySpace: bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/TanjiJohnson

Hear an audio podcast interview with Tanji just a few days before the 2006 Olympia! Click here to listen.

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  • Tanji Johnson: Research Before You Compete In Fitness!

    This series of articles will teach you everything you could want to know about competing in fitness.

  • CARDIOlternatives - Make Your Cardio Fun!

    Cardio is not just about running and using cardio machines, it is about participating in ideas that get your heart rate up. Let me provide you with some CARDIOlternatives to enhance your cardio workouts.

  • Stage Presentation

    Stage presentation is a concept that can be described as the art of looking like a champion. It can be an acquired skill or something possessed naturally. Either way, it is an important component of competition for fitness or figure athletes.

  • The Art Of Posing

    Posing is the backbone of the physique rounds. It can be a manipulative tool used to enhance every competitor's physique. This is done by learning how to hide the weak points and bring more attention to the strong points in your physique.

  • Suiting Up For Fitness - What To Wear, Where To Get It!

    All the hard work and hours of sacrifice spent in the gym have prepared you for the moment where you will

  • Is Tanning Really Essential?

    I've been sneered at for attending the local tanning salon. Tanning is recommended in a tanning bed versus normal exposure from the sun. See what kind of tan is right for you.

  • Body Assessment For Fitness Competitions.

    The fitness/figure physique promotes a look of symmetry, healthy muscle tone, and exceptional but not excessive body conditioning. Find out if you have what it takes to compete in fitness and what you need to improve.

  • Understanding The Sport Of Fitness.

    What is fitness all about? Why were they created? What do they involve?

  • Tanji Johnson Interview!

    Fitness and Figure champion Tanji Johnson has come a long way in a short time. I saw Tanji for the first time at the 2000 NPC Inland Pacific show in Spokane.

  • Tanji Johnson's Biography!

    This article will tell you a little more about me including my personal background and how I got into fitness. Check out some of new pictures on this page also!