Tuesday, August 31, 2010

IFBB Bikini Pro - Jaime Baird

Here's an IFBB Bikini Pro that's not your usual fitness competitor.
Jaime Baird is not only gorgeous, but she's also a marketing expert in brand strategy and research.
She has worked for Universal Orlando, Nike, House of Blues, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Kroger.

As far as competition goes....
2008 NPC Southern States Championships - 1st Place
2009 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 1st Place

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pamela Soper - Figure Competitor and Fitness Model

Pamela Soper - fitness beauties

This beautiful young lady is personal trainer, figure competitor and fitness model, Pamela Soper.
Pamela is 5'4 and weighs 125-135 and is from Flint, Michigan.

Contest History:
2005 Mellissa Frabielle Classic, 3rd place, short
2005 Michigan Figure, 3rd place, short
2005 GNC National Championships Collegiate division 4th place, class B
2006 Michigan Figure, 3rd place short
2006 Julie Palmer Ultimate Bodybuilding and figure, 3rd place Medium
2006 IFBB north American, 14th place class C
2007 NPC Team Universe Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Championships, 5th place
2007 NPC Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest
2008 NPC Team Universe Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure National Championships, 4th place
2008 IFBB North American Bodybuilding and Figure Championships, 5th place
2008 NPC Junior National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships, 3rd place
2008 NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships, 5th place
2008 IFBB Arnold Classic Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest, 1st place
2009 IFBB North American Championships, 1st place
2009 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships, 10th place
2009 NPC Junior National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships, 5th place
2009 NPC Julie Palmers Ultimate Bodybuilding Championships, 1st place

Pamela Soper - certified personal trainer

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fitness Model: Kathleen Tesori

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The lovely Kathleen Tesori is Americas Fittest Model Magazine's "Fittest Model Champion"
This 5' 4", 114 lbs beauty from Salt Lake City, Utah has done a lot of fitness modeling.
She's appeared on the Hawaiian Tropic website and poster, and she's appeared in Max Muscle, FLEX and Muscle and Fitness Hers.
Contest History:
2005 Hawaiian Tropic Utah State final-1st place
2005 Hawaiian Tropic US Finals – top 12
2007 Hawaiian Tropic Nevada State final – 1st place
2007 Hawaiian Tropic US Finals – top 12
2007 Northern States NGA Finals – 1st place
2008 Flex Bikini Model Search-1st place

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fitness Competitor - Tara LaValley

Tara LaValley - fitness competitor

This beautiful young lady is model, dancer, actress, personal trainer, diet coach AND NPC fitness competitor Tara LaValley.
Is she really doing enough?
Tara was born in Chicago on April 25, 1981.

This five foot four inch, green eyed beauty was on the December Cover of Muscle & Fitness Magazine.
And she appeared in the comedy/ romance movie "The Rebound" with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha.
Besides that, she has appeared in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, As the World Turns, All My Children and Guiding Light.

Contest History:
2009 NPC Junior National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships - 4th Place

2009 NPC Bev Francis Atlantic States Bodybuilding Fitness & Figure - 2nd Place

2009 NPC Bev Francis Atlantic States Bodybuilding Fitness & Figure - 2nd Place

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rachel Elizabeth Murray

Rachel Elizabeth Murray - certified personal fitness trainer

This beautiful young lady is certified personal trainer, fitness model and figure competitor Rachel Elizabeth Murray.
Rachel got an early start in life, she began lifting weights with her mom when Rachel was in the seventh grade.
But she didn't only get inspiration from her mom, her dad was a triathlete as well.
Rachel is not only a figure competitor and personal trainer, she also rock climbs, does mountain biking, kickboxing, yoga, and a lot more!
And this five foot seven, 134 pound, blonde haired, green eyed beauty just placed third (Class D, Figure) at the NPC 2009 NPC Washington Ironman Championships.

Here is a video I found of Rachel on YouTube

Rachel Elizabeth Murray - womens fitness competition

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Katka Kyptova

Katka Kyptova, fitness, coach

One of the things that I like about doing this blog is that I get to feature all types of women here.
And thank you to the people out there that have commented on the diversity of the women I've presented.

Today's entry is Katka Kyptova.
Katka is a fitness competitor, bench press competitor, personal trainer, coach and Pilates instructor.
She was born on September 19th, 1983 in Mladá Boleslav, in the Czech Republic.
She stands 5'5, and weighs from 138.9lbs contest weight to 169.7lbs off season.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

IFBB professional Cristiana Casoni

Cristiana Casoni-bodybuilding

This is beautiful Italian IFBB professional Cristiana Casoni.

Cristiana is 5'4 and weighs 136 pounds.
She was born on July 11th, 1968.
Cristiana has been in the fitness scene quite awhile as you can see here in her contest history.....

1997 IFBB Italian Pro Fitness, 5th place
1997 IFBB Norway Pro Fitness, 11th place
1998 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals, 14th place
1998 IFBB France Pro Fitness, 9th place
1998 IFBB Italian Pro Fitness, 8th place
1998 IFBB Jan Tana Pro, 16th place
1998 IFBB Fitness Olympia, 11th place
1999 IFBB Mid-West Pro Fitness, 3rd place
1999 IFBB Olympia, 12th place
2000 IFBB Rimini Pro Fitness, 6th place
2005 IFBB Toronto Pro, 5th place

Cristiana Casoni-competition female

And it looks like Cristiana is coming back.
Here's a clip on YouTube of Mauro Sassi training Cristiana for the Atlantic City Pro Bodybuilding 2009 (September 11-12).

Friday, August 20, 2010

Noemi Olah - Figure Competitor and Fitness Model

This lovely young lady is figure competitor and fitness model Noemi Olah.
She was born on December 26, 1986 in Hungary.
You will most likely be hearing a lot more about Noemi, not just because she is drop dead gorgeous, but because she just took first place at the 2010 IFBB Arnold Amateur International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships, Medium Bikini.

Of course Noemi is no stranger to the spotlight.
In 2005 she won Miss Hungary 2005 and in 2006 she was first runner up at Miss World Hungary.

Here's a video of Noemi working out posted on YouTube...

Noemi Olah - Figure Competitor and Fitness Model

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mary Jarmolowich

Mary Jarmolowich fitness

This lovely young lady is fitness model Mary Jarmolowich.
The beautiful Mary took first place at the FAME Sin City Bikini contest in 2008.
She competed in the FLEX Magazine Bikini Contest in 2008 and took third place.
Besides the fitness / bikini contests, Mary is a marathon runner.
Mary is studying for her ISSA personal training certification and is also working on a certification in nutrition as well.

Mary Jarmolowich personal trainer

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fitness Model - Gina Ostarly

Gina Ostarly - fitness modeling

This beautiful lady is fitness model Gina Ostarly.
Gina was born and raised in New Orleans, but now lives in Florida with her husband and three children.
That's right, three children.
And she's forty.
Here again is a lady that you can look to for inspiration and to see that you can do whatever you put your mind to.
I mean really, just look at her!
And Gina is a very busy lady.
She's a gym owner, personal trainer, fitness and swimsuit model and makeup artist.

Gina Ostarly - fitness beauties

Contest History:
2007 NPC Gaspari Nutrition Jr. USA Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships - 11th place
2007 NPC Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest - 8th place
2007 NPC Team Universe Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Championships - 15th place
2009 NPC Jr. USA Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships - 9th place

Monday, August 9, 2010

Top Ten Fitness Beauties

I haven't done a top ten list here on this blog, but I thought I would do one featuring the most viewed female fitness competitors, figure competitors and bodybuilders on this site.
I have to admit that I was kind of happily surprised that most of the ladies that hit the top ten aren't widely known...yet.
I know how hard these ladies work to get in shape and to stay in shape.
They deserve recognition.
So without further ado, here are the top ten women from last month.
Starting with...

gabriella bankuti - fitness beauties
Fitness and Figure Competitor and personal trainer from Hungary, Gabriella Bankuti, was by far the most viewed of the fitness beauties on this site.

melissa merritt - fitness beauty
Coming in second is the sleek and muscled Melissa Merritt from Austin, Texas.

shonda lee - fitness babe
Third up is fitness babe Shonda Lee from Shreveport, Louisiana.

jodie minear - female fitness competition
Our fourth lady is the breath-taking NPC figure competitor, Jodie Minear.

mary jarmolowich - lady fitness
Fitness model and personal trainer Mary Jarmolowich came in fifth.

kavvy sonhos - female fitness competitions
Professional Fitness Model and NPC National Figure Competitor Kavvy Sonhos came in at number six.

catherine boshuizen - women's fitness photos
Number seven is the incredibly ripped Catherine Holland (Catherine Boshuizen). She's a IFBB Pro Figure Competitor, a fitness model and personal trainer.

minna pajulahti - women's fitness competition
Coming in at number eight is beautiful Finnish fitness competitor, flight attendant and aerobics instructor, Minna Pajulahti.

dora trikoupis - fitness
National Figure Competitor and Fitness Model Dora Trikoupis comes in at number nine.

lisa giesbrecht - female fitness competitor
And finally rounding out the top ten is the beautiful British Colombian fitness beauty, Lisa Giesbrecht.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fitness Beauty - Sasha Brown

Sasha Brown
This striking young lady is Anna Tkachenko, aka Sasha Anna Brown or just Sasha Brown.
Whatever you call her, this five foot six, one hundred and twenty two pound fitness beauty from the Ukraine is a NPC figure competitor, ISSA certified personal trainer and fitness model.
And she has studied Jujutsu for over six years.
You know I keep expecting to see a sudden surge of female fitness stars going into MMA, but that hasn't happened....yet.
Besides fitness, Sasha has a degree in computer science and business management.
And is looking to get more degrees in kinesiology and sports nutrition.
In her second NPC figure competition, Sasha took first place and overall.

Here's a video I thought was pretty cool of Sasha doing a little mixed arm wrestling, posted by KrivStudiosBlog

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Larissa Reis - IFBB Pro Fitness Competitor

This beautiful young lady is Brazilian personal trainer, nutrition consultant, fitness model and IFBB pro figure competitor Larissa Reis.
Larissa was born on May 21st, 1979 in Brasilia, Brazil.
She is five feet, five inches tall and weighs between 132 (contest) and 139 (off-season).
Her hobbies are surfing, skating, long boarding, triathlons, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Here's another one I wonder if we'll see try her hand at MMA....

I couldn't find all of her contest history, but here is what I could find....

Female Fitness Competitions:
IFBB South American championship 20?? - 1st Place
IFBB Brazilian National Champion - 2006
New York Pro - 2009 - 2nd Place
Atlantic City Pro - 2009 - 1st Place
Arnold Classic - 2010 - 6th Place Overall

Here is a video posted by DIYMUSCLE on YouTube of Larissa working out: