Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Melissa Merritt

Melissa Merritt, fitness

This sleek and muscled 25 year old from Austin, Texas is Melissa Merritt.
Melissa won the Figure Overall title in Las Vegas at the Fitness America World Championships on November 21, 2008.
Melissa just ran a Fitness Bootcamp with fellow fitness stars Abby Marie and Brenda Mikalajunas.
Abby Marie is also being trained by Melissa.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Karen Zaremba

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Stay at home Mom, IFBB Bodybuilder, former IFBB Figure Pro and fitness model Karen Zaremba.
Karen was born on January 27, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan.

Contest History:
2003- Michigan Novice Bodybuilding championships- overall
2004- Central States Figure championships- overall
2005- Junior USA's - third place Class A
2005- Junior Nationals- third place class A
2005- NPC National Figure Championships- second place class A, earned IFBB pro card
2007 Europa Super Show - 8th place lightweights

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Amanda Latona

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Amanda Latona isn't just a fitness model.
She's a print model, M.C., spokes model, host, actress, bikini and fitness model competitor and a singer!
None of these ladies just do one thing.
But this lady has a really diversified past.
Amanda was born on March 24th, 1979 in Pittsburgh, PA.
When she was 15 her family moved to Orlando, she got involved with Universal Studios there when she was 18, then she got involved in an all girls singing group called Innosense.
Innosense may not sound familiar to you, but let me tell you the bands line up.....
The original members were Danay Ferrer, Mandy Ashford, Nikki DeLoach, Amanda Latona, and ....Britney Spears.
Yes that Britney Spears.
Amanda also dated Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean for two years.
Jump forward a bit and Amanda had been working with a personal trainer.
She thought it would be fun to enter a fitness competition and set her mind to that.
You can see from the above picture, she more than succeeded.
As a matter of fact she became a two time Model America Champion, and she'll be in Muscle and Fitness this summer.
I think this lady can do whatever she puts her mind to.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels is the fitness expert that rose to fame on the NBC TV show The Biggest Loser.
She was the Red Team trainer until 2006, when she was replaced by Kim Lyons.
Jillian returned to the show in 2007 as the Black Team trainer.
She and Bob Harper are also the trainers on the Australian version of the show.

Jillian was overweight as a child, and her mother enrolled her in martial arts classes.
She took hold of that, got herself in shape and became determined to help others get in shape as well.
(She's been practicing Muay Thai and Akarui-Do for 17 years now)

Jillian's workout for her clients blends kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, plyometrics, and weight training together, giving them a total package.

Besides The Biggest Loser, Jillian hosts a Sunday talk radio show on Los Angeles' KFI (640 AM).

Jillian released a video game for the Nintendo Wii called Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 in October 2008.

Jillian Michaels

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Melissa Dettwiller

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Melissa Dettwiller was born on November 12, 1977 in Houma, Louisiana.
She is a female bodybuilder and fitness model.
Melissa actually began her bodybuilding training at the age of 15.
She combines the sleek form of a fitness model, and the size of a bodybuilder which makes her very popular online.

Contest History:
2004 NPC John Shermann Classic (Houston, TX) – 1st Place
2005 NPC Southern Classic (Jackson, MS) – 2nd Place
2005 NPC Jr. Nationals - 2nd Place
2005 NPC Louisiana State Championship - 1st Place
2005 NPC USA Championship - 10th Place
2006 NPC Jr. Nationals - 3rd Place
2006 NPC USA Championship - 7th Place
2007 NPC Team Universe Bodybuilding - New York - 1st place

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sondra Hopkins

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Sondra Hopkins is a personal trainer, NPC figure competitor and she owns the Fit Life Studio in Boerne, Texas.
Contest history:
West Texas Classic 2008 Masters - 1st Place
Ronnie Coleman Classic 2008 - Masters 4th Place
Ronnie Coleman Classic 2008 - D Class 8th Place
NPC Rock Fitness Extravaganza 2008 - Masters - 1st Place
NPC Rock Fitness Extravaganza 2008 - Figure B - 2nd Place
NPC Texas State Championships - 4th Figure D

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Catherine Holland (Catherine Boshuizen)

Catherine Holland,fitness

Catherine Holland (Catherine Boshuizen) is a IFBB Pro Figure Competitor, a fitness model and personal trainer
She was born on March 21, 1980 in Portland, Oregon, but she now resides in Orlando, Florida.
Catherine stands 5’7”, weighs in at 130 lbs (contest weight) and 140-145 (off season).
She has a BS and MS degrees in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University and she is a business owner and instructor of Celebration Boot Camps.

Contest history:
2004 NPC Northwest Natural Figure Championships: Overall
2005 Oregon Ironman Figure: 1st place over 5’6”
2005 Emerald Cup Figure: 7th place 5’6-5’8”
2006 Emerald Cup Figure: 13th place 5’6-5-8”
2006 NPC Jr. National Figure Championship: 9th Place Class D
2007 NPC Jr. National Figure Championship: 12th Place Class F
2007 NPC Figure Team Universe: 16th place Class F
2007 NPC Figure USA’s: 16th place Class E
2008 Emerald Cup Figure: 2nd place Class F
2008 NPC JR USA Figure Championship: 1st place class E
2008 NPC JR NATIONALS Figure Championships: 1st place, Class E
2009 IFBB Europa Super Show of Champions Pro Figure: 16th

Catherine Boshuizen, fitness

Monday, October 11, 2010

Amber Elizabeth Fournier

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Oxygen covergirl and rising fitness model Amber Elizabeth.
To stay in this condition, she does Pilates, kickboxing, weight training and CrossFit.
I would say it appears to be working for her.
Besides Oxygen, she has appeared in Muscle & Fitness, HERS and Mens Fitness among others.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dora Trikoupis, National Figure Competitor

Dora Trikoupis is a National Figure Competitor, a Fitness Model and she does online training and nutrition.
She has competed in:

2006-Eastern USA Championships-Figure: Class A (4th place)
2007-Bev Francis Atlantic States Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Championships-Figure: Class A (10th place)
2008-NPC Mike Francois Classic Bodybuilding and Figure Championships (8th place)
2008-NPC Lehigh Valley Bodybuilding and Figure Contest (3rd place)
2008-NPC Junior National Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships (13th place)
2008-NPC USA Bodybuilding and Figure Championships (10th place)

Friday, October 1, 2010

IFBB Figure Pro Erin Stern

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IFBB Figure Pro Erin Stern is from Wellington, Florida.
She's a fairly new face, but I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of her.
Before entering competition, she competed in track and field at the University of Florida. Her specialty was the high jump and hurdles.
When she's not competing, she works in the real estate industry.
Contest history :
2003 NPC, Gainesville
2008 NPC National Figure, won F class (over 5'7") and got her IFBB Pro Card.

This 5'8", 136 pound beauty can bench press 193 lbs, deadlift 230 lbs, and squat 230 lbs.