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2015 IFBB Spartan Pro Women’s Physique Competitors


2015 Spartan Pro

The Women’s Physique competition in San Diego will feature 11 competitors on May 2, 2015. While it’s not the biggest line up it certainly will be competitive. See who will be competing at the 2015 IFBB Spartan’s Pro Women’s Physique.

2015 IFBB Spartan Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Jacklyn Abrams
Erica Blockman
La’Drissa Bonivel
Tonya Hooker
Candrea Judd Adams
Erika Laine
Danielle Mastromatteo
Tammy Patnode
Leonie Rose
Susan Salazar
Marnee Winn

WHEN:
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Prejudging: 10am
Finals: 5pm

WHERE:
Scottish Rite Event Center
1895 Camino Del Rio, San Diego, California



2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Competitor Lists


2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro

The 2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro will feature Figure, Bikini and Men’s Physique divisions. The competition is always fierce at this event and many times it’s a preview of who will do well at the Olympia this Fall. Along with the pro competition is a huge amateur event which showcases some of the brightest NPC physiques in the country. An added bonus and always a huge hit with the fans are the guest posers. While the guys aren’t shredded it is the only place you’ll see the top male bodybuilders on one stage, outside of the Olympia.

2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure Competitors
Andrea Calhoun
Andrea Cantone
Rebecca Eger
Wendy Fortino
Allison Frahn
Vanessa Jacobs
Sophie Lagace
Julie Mayer
Monique Norval
Vivien Olah
Megan Olson
Marie Ong-Allegro
Samantha Rioux
Rinnah Schmid
Diana Schnaidt
Rebecca Schubeck
Tamara Sedlack
Sun Sweeney
Christine Watson

2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Bikini Competitors
Michelle Ackerman
Stacey Alexander
Katherine Ampolini
Narmin Assria
Andrea Beam
Callie Bundy
Andreanna Calhoun
Anne Marie Caravalho
Andrienne Crenshaw
Jamie Del Angel
Joanne Holden
Courtney King
Tatiana Koshman
Stephanie Mahoe
Nicole Markovic
Ashriel Osgood
Lovey Paiva
India Paulino
Jessica Pimentel
Catherine Rdulic
Satrice Rigsby
Casey Samsel
Cat Textures
Kenea Yancey

2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Matt Acton
Sunny Akhigbe
Michael Anderson
Sam Andrews
Michael Balan
Nate Baumbick
Michael Dougherty
Damon Ford
Logan Franklin
William Gregory
Frank Griffin
Brian Hay
Michael Hughes-Lewis
Joseph Lee
Jacques Lewis
Qaadir Majeed
Dev Maxwell
Martin Mester
Aarin Moore
Kyle Moore
John Nguyen
Nick Olsen
Lorenzo Orozco
Geobanny Paula
Arash Rahbar
Daniel St. Peter
Eduard Seferi
A.J. Shukoori
Stephen Talamo
Ryan Terry
Pierre Vuala
Antoine Williams

WHEN:
May 1 & 2, 2015

WHERE:
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue – Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Prejudging
Friday, May 1 at 6:00 pm
IFBB Figure, Bikini, Men’s Physique and NPC Men’s Physique
Prejudging
Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 am
NPC Men’s Bodybuilding, NPC Women’s Physique, NPC Figure and NPC Bikini

Finals
Saturday, May 2 at 6:00 pm
All NPC and IFBB Divisions

For tickets and more information visit: garyudit.com



2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show Competitors


2015 Europa Super Show Competitors Orlando

The 2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show competitor lists have been released and nearly 50 competitors will take the stage in Orlando, Florida. The Women’s Physique division dominates the number of entries with no clear cut winner with an Olympia qualification up for grabs. The Fitness division only drew 10 competitors. Look for Michelle Blank, Ryall Graber and Marta Aguiar to be in the mix for the top spots. Stacy Wright is back on stage after some time off and will look to shake things up in her return. The men’s bodybuilding didn’t draw any of the IFBB’s top competitors but that doesn’t mean the show won’t be competitive. Look for Fouad Abiad to be the one to beat. He’s hungry to compete after the FIBO how was cancelled. Alexander Federov will look to live up to the hype he received years ago but failed to deliver on. Look for rookie Iain Valliere from Canada to be a contender in his pro debut. It will also be interesting to see how Michael Lockett does in the big leagues.

2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show Pro Women’s Physique
Rachel Baker
Kim Baum
Olga Beliakova
Tara Brandt
Ayanna Carroll
Roxanne Edwards
Heather Grace
Lisa Grasso
Aurelia Grozojova
Rocio Guillen
Michele Horan
Lisa Horrigan
Rosela Joseph
Janeen Lankowski
Donna McGinn
Frances Mendez
Petra Mertl
Loana Muttoni
Jennifer Palazzo
Dona Pohl
Angela Salvagno
Pamela Slemmons
Sabrina Sonner
Leila Thompson
Masha Tieken

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE PAYOUT
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,500
3rd – $500
Total Prize Money: $4,000

2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show Pro Fitness
Marta Aguiar
Michelle Blank
Danielle Chikeles
Kristine Duba
Kelcie Gahley
Ryall Graber
Dominique Matthews
Tanis Tzavaras
Yanina Terragni
Stacy Wright

FITNESS PAYOUT
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000
Total Prize Money: $6,000

2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show Pro Men’s Bodybuilding
Fouad Abiad
Pablo Ayala Zayas
Alfonso Del Rio
Marius Dohne
Lloyd Dollar
Vitaly Fateev
Alexander Federov
Michael Lockett
Nikitas Manolakas
Ryan Pateracki
Feras Saied
Daniel Toth
Derek Upshaw
Iain Valliere

MEN’S BODYBUILDING PAYOUT
1st – $10,000
2nd – $5,000
3rd – $3,000
4th – $1,000
5th – $1,000
Total Prize Money: $20,000

MEETING AND EVENT SCHEDULE:
HOST HOTEL
Hyatt Hotel – 9801 International Drive

VENUE
Orange County Convention Center – West Building – Hall WA4
(DO NOT go to the Clam Sheel looking Convention Center that was used last year)

IFBB PRO MEETING
Thursday – 7pm

IFBB PRO PREJUDGING
Friday – 2:30pm Main Stage Convention Center

IFBB PRO FINALS
Saturday – 2:30pm Main Stage Convention Center

For more information on tickets, the Expo, NPC Amateur and move visit www.europaexpo.com.



HARDBODY POLL: Baddest Bitch in the Gym – Offensive?


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When Dana Linn Bailey’s cover of Muscular Development hit the web most people were impressed that the magazine took a chance on putting a female on the cover. Not just a female but one with muscle and by herself. Most people have no issue with that, although I’m sure there’s someone complaining about some dude not getting a cover and how dare they put a woman on the cover.

What’s ruffling a few feathers (not DLB’s mind you) is how the magazine refer to her as. The cover calls her the “Baddest Bitch in the gym” and the opening spread inside does the same. Is it offensive? Most seem to feel that if Dana isn’t offended by it why should you? Others think referring to a woman as a bitch is offensive and should never be done much less put on a magazine cover. Join the conversation on twitter and Facebook.

MD JUNE COVER



8x Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray in Adam Sandler’s New Movie


Lenda Murray Movie
Fans of bodybuilding refer to Lenda Murray as an icon and legend. She’s an eight-time Ms. Olympia champion known for feminine muscularity and upbeat attitude. She’s often referred to as the greatest female bodybuilder of all-time despite her adversary Iris Kyle having won more titles (ten). Lenda retired from competition years ago but that hasn’t stopped her from working out and leading a healthy lifestyle.

The champ has been sharing her latest project on social media and you can sense her enthusiasm in every post. The project? A role in a movie. Adam Sandler is currently filming a new movie in New Mexico called “The Ridiculous Six”. It’s described as a spoof on “The Magnificent Seven” and bring produced for Netflix. The cast includes the Sandman himself, Terry Crews, Nick Nolte, Steve Bucemi, Vanilla Ice and may more.

According to Lenda’s social media posts, her role is the mother to Terry Crews’ character in the film. “LIGHTS….. CAMERA….. ACTION. I’m ready for my close up. This has been an awesome experience,” Lenda shared on her Facebook page.

When she finished filming Lenda posted, “What an Amazing experience! Thank you Adam Sandler for the opportunity to hang out with an Incredible cast. You treated ALL like Box Office Stars.”



On my way to Hair and Makeup for my role as a mother to one of the stars. I'm having a blast.

A photo posted by Lenda Murray (@themsolympia) on


Follow Lenda on her Facebook page and on instagram for more. Want to know how she build her incredible physique? You can read all about it in the Women’s Precontest Bible book. She details her meal prep, training regime, workout tips and more.



Dew Tour Announces 2015 Schedule


Dew Tour Announces 2015 ScheduleBurr Ridge, Ill. – April 23, 2015 –  The 11th year of the Dew Tour will bring the best of skate and BMX to Chicago, Ill., and will kick off June 20-21. First-time host Los Angeles, Calif. will provide a playground for a celebration of the sport and culture of skateboarding, spanning the downtown area from August 14-16. Concluding the season will be eight-year host Breckenridge Ski Resort with snowboard and freeski events December 10-13.

Dew Tour returns to Chicago after a five year hiatus, highlighted with the successful streetstyle competition created by the Dew Tour three years ago. The event will take place at Grant Park Skate Plaza, and will feature skate and BMX street and streetstyle competitions. Sunday of the event coincides with international Go Skate Day, and will feature special activities for local Chicago area skaters. In addition, Dew Tour’s return to Chicago will also be a celebration of the summer opening of the new Grant Park Skate Plaza. As part of the celebration, the Dew Tour will work with the Chicago Park District and Grant Park Conservancy to make further improvements to the park.

Heading to downtown Los Angeles, where skateboard roots run deep, the Dew Tour will create a skateboard cultural ecosystem, inclusive of art, fashion, music, movie premieres, competitions and more. For the first time in the Tour’s 11-year history, the Ace Hotel will act as the central hub of the Dew Tour, encompassing theaters, concert venues and outdoor competition courses. Dew Tour Los Angeles will feature skateboard street, skateboard streetstyle, and additional skateboard competitions to be named at a later date. It will also host the cinematic version of “Dew Tour Push.”

“Los Angeles is the heart of the skateboard industry, and the Dew Tour has long celebrated the diverse culture that has grown from this hub. We’re shaking things up and tapping into the resources the area provides, from adding movie premieres to incorporating fashion, art and music on a grander scale. We’re ready to bring Dew Tour home to skate’s roots,” said Chris Stiepock, General Manager, Dew Tour. “This year NBC and the Dew Tour are very excited about holding events in two of the three largest cities in America.”

“Mountain Dew is devoted to driving progression within action sports, and Dew Tour 2015 signals new, groundbreaking partnerships and enhanced consumer experiences through film, music and art that will help drive this continued commitment,” said Greg Lyons, Vice President of Brand Marketing, Mountain Dew. “We strive to bring the culture of skateboarding to life through creativity and community, and both Chicago and Los Angeles provide the perfect backdrop to celebrate skateboarding through the deep heritage and lifestyle surrounding the sport.”

Come December, the Dew Tour will return to Breckenridge, Colo. for the eighth year in a row, representing the winter sports of freeski and snowboarding. As one of the top winter resorts in their capacity to hold a major early-season event, Breckenridge Ski Resort will once again support the top international men and women’s snowboard and freeski athletes to compete in superpipe and slopestyle competitions, while downtown Breckenridge will play host to streetstyle competitions, music and more.

Complete coverage of all three events will be broadcast on NBC and will be available online via DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. Further information about coverage dates and times will be announced at a later date.

2015 DEW TOUR EVENT SCHEDULE

EVENT DATE LOCATION
Dew Tour Chicago June 20-21 Chicago, Ill.
Dew Tour Los Angeles August 14-16 Los Angeles, Calif.
Dew Tour Breckenridge December 10-13 Breckenridge, Colo. 

Dew Tour
The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.comand NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on Eurosport, TVA, Fox Sports Asia, Extreme Sports Channel, MCM, ProSieben, DR and Globosat. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Sony Mobile Communications, Verizon Wireless, Airwalk, Mike and Ike and U.S. Army. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.



Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Partners with Extreme Athletes


Bobbi Brown Cosemetics
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has partnered with extreme athletes for their campaign #LONGWEARLIFEPROOF. The campaign utilizes user-generated content to launch the brand’s new Long-Wear Eye Collection. A press release states, “Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will partner with four decorated and GoPro-sponsored athletes with diverse specialties: American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso; halfpipe snowboarding Olympic gold and silver medalist and three-time Olympian Hannah Teter; World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Champion and professional surfer Kelia Moniz; and world record BASE jumper Roberta Mancino.”

On their youtube channel the company shares, “Finally, it’s makeup that’s as strong and beautiful as you are.” The women are definitely strong and beautiful, no question about that. There’s a bit of a disconnect between the initial video and how it ties into the Bobbi Brown line. The company feels each of the four brand ambassadors embodies strength, confidence and courage. Can’t disagree there and that part comes through in the video but the tie in to Cosmetics is lost.

Acting as brand ambassadors with a global reach in the millions, each athlete will capture raw footage of themselves in their sport wearing Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Long-Wear makeup. Outfitted with a GoPro camera, the women will ski (Julia), snowboard (Hannah), surf (Kelia), and BASE jump/shark dive (Roberta) showcasing how they live life to the extreme and how–throughout it all–their Long-Wear makeup remains water-proof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, and above all, life-proof. By leveraging their unique talents, #LONGWEARLIFEPROOF intends to prove that Long-Wear makeup can push the limits just as these real women athletes do, and just as real women do in their daily lives. Moreover, in giving the athletes an opportunity and platform to share their stories, the campaign also aims to celebrate the idea that female athletes do indeed care about beauty and the role that makeup plays in further boosting their confidence.

The individual videos from each athlete do a much better job of brand integration.


As if winning an Olympic Gold Medal wasn’t enough, Julia Mancuso is also the most-decorated female alpine skier in the world. With five World Cup wins, four World Championship podium finishes and three Olympic medals, she dominates the slopes. Watch Julia tear it up downhill and put our Long-Wear collection to the test in this incredible, self-recorded GoPro footage.


Confidence, focus and unparalleled talent have earned snowboarder Hannah Teter serious success—she’s got championships, X Games medals, and an Olympic gold under her belt. She may be an extreme athlete, but Hannah still wants to look pretty when she’s shredding the slopes. She wears Bobbi’s Long-Wear Collection so she can push the limits without reapplying—take a look at her fierce GoPro footage.

Follow the campaign with #LONGWEARLIFEPROOF on social media.
Instagram – BobbiBrown
Twitter – BobbiBrown
Facebook – Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Julia Mancuso – juliamancuso
Hannah Teter hannahteter
Kelia Moniz – keliamoniz
Roberta Mancino – mancinoroberta

For more information on #LONGWEARLIFEPROOF Campaign, please visit www.BobbiBrownCosmetics.com/LongWearLifeProof.

SOURCE Bobbi Brown Cosmetics & Youtube



The ‘Perfect’ Body – Video by Casey Ho


Cassey Ho - Perfect Body
Cassey Ho, creator of Blogilates, has posted a Youtube video that will force you to think about yourself, your thoughts, comments and actions. The video has over 2 million views since it was posted one week ago. The “Perfect” Body makes quite a statement in two minutes. Casey is fit and toned but finds herself second guessing her body after reading negative social media comments. How often have you received 100 positive comments but then one negative one will stick with you? It’s likely happened to you at some point.

The video is extremely well done and worth watching.

It’s a reminder that we’re all human. We have feelings and no matter how strong we look and how hard out bodies may be, negativity can mess with your mindset. It’s a perfect reminder than being a Hardbody means more than just looking like one. Don’t let your self-worth be defined by how ripped your abs are or how round your butt is. No one is perfect and while there’s something we’d all like to change about ourselves don’t let derail you from becoming stronger and healthier… from the inside out.

VIA YOUTUBE:
CAST
Herself – Cassey Ho
Body Double – Arika Sato https://www.youtube.com/user/ArikaSato

CREW
Director – James Chen
Visual Effects – James Jou
Makeup Artist – Caroline Esparza
Hair Stylist – Kristina Gibson
Producer – Emily Conti
Director of Photography – Garrett Shannon
1st AC – Danny Neal
Key Grip – Patrick O’Keefe
Gaffer – Ed Rehr
Production Assistant – John So
Production Assistant – Nohe Roche
Talent Producer – Catherine Sawin

This video was MADE AT SMASHBOX, a social hub and creative sandbox with best-in-class resources in the heart of Culver City, California. A destination for influencers across top social media platforms — YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. — to produce content in a state of the art studio, and collaborate with other social media stars. Experience this unique service program, from shooting your basic beauty tutorials to conceptualizing outside-the-box content that you couldn’t produce on your own. Book your next studio shoot by visiting the website and signing up now: www.madeatsmashbox.com.

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Bob Lorimer Named President of Arnold Classic Productions


Bob Lorimer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2015

Robert Lorimer Named President of Classic Productions
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Robert Lorimer has been named President of Classic Productions, Inc., and will one day succeed his father, James J. Lorimer, as the CEO of the company that produces multi-sport festivals in Columbus, Ohio; Madrid, Spain; Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Melbourne, Australia; and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Robert Lorimer has worked for Classic Productions for 20 years with a focus on overall operations, professional and amateur bodybuilding events, and the recent expansion of Arnold Sports Festival USA to the Ohio Expo Center where a variety of sports competitions were presented in 10 expo center buildings. Robert Lorimer has also spearheaded the organization’s international expansion efforts, including the creation of the Arnold Classic Europe in 2011, the Arnold Classic Brasil in 2013, the Arnold Classic Australia in 2015, and the planned debut of the Arnold Classic South Africa in 2016.

“Bob has a complete understanding of the Arnold Sports Festival business model and is uniquely positioned to lead this organization in the future,” said James J. Lorimer, who first partnered with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1976 and later founded the Arnold Classic in 1989. “Arnold and I are confident that Bob has the ability to oversee the continued growth and success of the Arnold Sports Festival for the next 20 years and beyond.”

James J. Lorimer will remain CEO of Classic Productions and continue to oversee the organization’s daily operations. Additional responsibilities will continue to be transitioned to Robert Lorimer.

The Arnold Sports Festival, held each March in Columbus, Ohio, is the largest multi-sport event in the United States. The 2015 Arnold Sports Festival featured more than 18,000 athletes from 80 nations competing in 50 sports and events over four days. Nearly 200,000 people attended.

The Arnold Sports Festival USA was founded in 1989 as a one-day bodybuilding competition at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial known as the Arnold Classic. In the 1990s, the event began inviting additional sport competitions and, in 2000, the festival expanded into the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Today, the Arnold Sports Festival includes one of the largest fitness expositions in the nation and is also one of the largest annual events in Columbus. It is the only event that completely utilizes the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Ohio Expo Center.

For more information visit: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.



Quest Nutrition Announces New Flavored Bar


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The most popular protein bar on the market will be adding a new member to their family on Tuesday, April 21st. Quest Nutrition has been teasing fans over the past few days about a new flavor and today they announced the new flavor. On their social media outlets Quest Nutrition asked, “Are you excited for this double dose of deliciousness?! ‪#‎Enjoymint‬”

While we haven’t tried the new bar yet but if it tastes half as good as they make it looking in their new marketing materials. Sign us up! The bars will only be available on questnutrition.com, at least for the first 30 or so days.

new quest bar

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Can a Fitness & Wellness Regimen Empower Women?


Can a Fitness & Wellness Regimen Empower Women?
Celebrity Trainer Holly Perkins Explains 3 Reasons Why It Can

From an early age, women have foisted on them images of the “ideal” female body, and self-esteem can plummet when they fail to measure up.

But celebrity trainer Holly Perkins says it’s time women stop buying into those societal pressures.

“There’s this perception that all women need to look like perfect runway models,” says Perkins. “They can feel the anxiety building when they are trying to meet someone else’s expectations. That’s when the effort to lose weight or get fit can add to the stresses of life instead of relieving them.”

Certainly, women should want to improve their health, get fit and look gorgeous all at the same time, says Perkins, who recently released a home-exercise system designed specifically for women called baladea (www.baladea.com), with regimens she developed to fuse fitness and wellness exercises.

But getting in shape needs to be something women want for themselves, and not an effort to mimic some airbrushed image on a magazine cover at the supermarket, she says.

Perkins realized several years ago that her clients met their weight-loss goals faster when she created programs that addressed both their fitness and wellness needs at the same time.

They also felt happier about themselves. So she incorporated yoga and other stress-relieving and relaxation techniques into the baladea program.

Perkins offers three reasons why the right fitness and wellness regimen can empower women and emancipate them from society’s image pressures:

• Because looking good makes you feel good. That’s especially true when you’re trying to look good to please yourself and not others, Perkins says. “There’s this sense of empowerment when you exercise, eat a healthier diet and lose weight because it’s what you want and not because of peer pressure or societal pressures,” she says.

Self-esteem rises when you improve your image on your terms, she says, and as a result “looking gorgeous never felt better.”

• Because the science says so. Research shows that stress can keep you from losing weight and might even cause you to add pounds. Even if you eat well and exercise, an excessive amount of stress can counteract all your efforts. That’s why meshing fitness and wellness works so well, Perkins says.

“Stress reduction and relaxation can significantly improve weight loss,” she says. “That allows you to look and feel your absolute best.”

• Because while improving your look, you also become healthier. You will feel amazing not just because of elevated self-esteem, but because your body really is functioning better because of the diet and exercise, Perkins says. Your energy level will rise and “you will feel ready for anything,” she says.

“You can look awesome and you can feel happy at the same time,” Perkins says. “It’s all about letting your true self shine.”

About Holly Perkins
Holly Perkins is a national fitness expert and developer of baladea (www.baladea.com), a customizable fitness and wellness system for women. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), one of the most prestigious certifications in the industry. She believes that making fitness a fun lifestyle is the best way to achieve true change. As one of the nation’s leading weight-loss experts and a highly sought-after celebrity trainer, she has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and on national TV shows.



2015 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Results – Pro Bikini & Men’s Physique


The 2015 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Pro Bikini and Men’s Physique took place on Saturday, April 18th in Miami Beach, Florida. There were no big surprises with the results as veteran bikini pro India Paulino won in unanimous fashion. Moving up in the ranks was Angeles Burke from Tampa, Florida. Cherie Radulic, Shandy Ortiz and Noy Alexander round out the top five. In the Men’s Physique competition Matt Acton took home the top spot and an Olympia qualification.

2015 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Results Pro Bikini
Miami Beach, Florida – April 18, 2015
PLACING – NAME – SCORE

1. India Paulino – 5
2. Angeles Burke – 11
3. Catherine Radulic – 14
4. Shandy Ortiz – 20
5. Noy Alexander – 25
6. Romina Basualdo – 30
7. Michelle Sylvia – 36
8. Cristina Ortiz – 39
9. Jazmeen Hernandez – 45
10. Tatiana Koshman – 50
11. Beth Transue – 55
12. Mellisa Haywood – 60
13. Shawn Hecktor-Leiws – 65
14. Jennifer Lockhard – 72
15. Jessica Pimentel – 75
16. Joni Lynn Ortiz – 78
17. Stefanie Bambrough – 80
17. Dana French – 80
17. Alexa Hotaling – 80
17. Alexandra Roane – 80

2015 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Results Pro Men’s Physique
Miami Beach, Florida – April 18, 2015
PLACING – NAME – SCORE

1. Matt Acton – 6
2. Ryan Terry – 9
3. Pierre Vuala – 3
4. Qaadir Majeed – 20
5. Devon Lindner – 26
6. Denis Gusev – 29
7. Shannon Thomas – 35
8. Vincent Fiore – 40
9. Emmanuel Banks – 45
10. Travales Blount – 50
11. Tony Candales – 55
12. Shane Eslahi – 63
13. Butch Rolle – 66
14. A.J. Shukoori – 70
15. Alex Alvarez, Jr – 71
16. Brian Epstein – 80
16. Ronald Boyden – 80
16. Darnell Ferguson – 80
16. Craig Franczyk – 80
16. William Gregory – 80
16. Chris Gurunlian – 80
16. Kenneth Jones – 80
16. Jean Walkins Louis – 80
16. Isaac Miranda – 80
16. Mushin Nasir – 80
16. Ani Saliasi – 80
16. Barry Thames – 80
16. Tony Torres – 80



Ronda Rousey’s Meal Plan


What does the leading lady in the UFC eat when preparing for a fight? Ronda Rousey shared her meal plan and daily schedule with espnW’s Allison Glock during a recent interview. Rousey shared, “I try to keep healthy-ish, but I’m so on point when I’m in camp that having a vegetable wrap would actually only be healthy-ish because of the wrap on it.” She’s not all the different from a physique competition by sticking to a healthy plan.

Ronda Rousey Diet:
8:00 am: Two teaspoons oat bran, two teaspoons chia seeds, two teaspoons hemp seeds
10:00 am: Train
11:45 am: Post-exercise smoothie
12:00 pm: Farmer’s scramble: one whole egg, plus two egg whites, two sides of turkey bacon
4:00 pm: Snack: one apple, one-fourth cup raw almonds, one-fourth cup raw cashews
6:00 pm: Train – Post-exercise smoothie, da, da, da.
Before bed: Chamomile tea.

Ronda Rousey: Everything’s got an hour, an amount, everything.

Allison Glock: And you follow it to the letter?
Ronda Rousey: Yeah. And instead of vitamins, I have this giant shake twice a day, so it’s all fresh vegetables and fruits: a whole beet, a whole apple, two carrots, four strawberries, one cup of blueberries, two handfuls of red grapes, one whole lemon, one handful of spinach, one handful of kale, one-fourth handful of parsley, two stalks of celery, two tablespoons of hemp seeds, two tablespoons of chia seeds, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one chard leaf, no stem.

Check out the entire interview on espnW and learn more about the UFC champ. Props to espnW for the excellent interview.



2015 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Pro Competitors


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This weekend the IFBB Men’s Physique and Women’s Bikini pros will be back in action. If it seems like there’s a pro show every weekend, it’s because there is and often more than one. The 2015 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Pro is a first time show and will be held in conjunction with a NPC event. In the women’s Bikini competition you have to look to India Paulino as the favorite. You can never rule out Noy Alexander to be a contender in a show like this. Tatiana Koshman is currently in the mix with the Olympia Point Series and would love a win to take the pressure off from qualifying. Matt Acton and Vincent Fiore will be the ones to watch in the Men’s Physique competition.

2015 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Pro Bikini Competitors
Miami Beach, Florida – April 18, 2015
Noy Alexander
Stefanie Bambrough
Romina Basualdo
Angeles Burke
Dana French
Melissa Haywood
Shawn Hecktor-Lewis
Jazmeen Hernandez
Alexa Hotaling
Tatiana Koshman
Jennifer Lockhart
Cristina Ortiz
India Paulino
Jessica Pimentel
Catherine Radulic
Alexandra Roane
Michelle Sylvia
Beth Transue

2015 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Miami Beach, Florida – April 18, 2015
Matthew Acton
Axel Alvarez, Jr
Emmanuel Banks
Travales Blount
Ronald Boyden
Tony Candales
Brian Epstein
Shane Eslahi
Darnell Ferguson
Vincent Fiore
Craig Franczyk
William Gregory
Chris Gurunlian
Denis Gusev
Kenneth Jones
Devon Lindner
Jean Walkins Louis
Qaadir Majeed
Isaac Miranda
Muhsin Nasir
Butch Rolle
Ani Saliasi
A.J. Shukoori
Ryan Terry
Barry Thames
Shannon Thomas
Tony Torres
Pierre Vuala

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P!nk Responds to Weight Criticism


P!nk is a Hardbody. Why? If it wasn’t obvious from her lyrics perhaps her response via twitter will clear things up. Being a HARDBODY is more than looking like a fitness competitor or a cover model. A Hardbody is strong on the inside. A Hardbody is confident and comfortable with themselves. A Hardbody isn’t afraid to speak their mind. P!nk is a Hardbody.

P!nk recently attended a cancer benefit and the online community became fixated on her looks. Her response to the critics was nothing short of awesome and it’s a great reminder to be happy with yourself. A little time off from being in tip top shape isn’t a bad thing. You don’t NEED to be ripped to feel pretty. You don’t need to have six pack abs to feel beautiful.

“I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.” – Pink

“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight. You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. While I admit that that dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either:)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.”



Nike Women: Don’t let you stop you.


Nike Better for it
Nike has a new ad that encourages women to push through their inner voice and any doubts. The result? You’ll be be better for it. It’s a fun, lighthearted and real approach that will will resonate with anyone who has tried yoga, spinning running or even lifting weights. Nike Women – “Don’t let you stop you.”

Better For It – Inner Thoughts

IF YOU’VE GOT THE DRIVE TO GET BETTER, WE’VE GOT THE TOOLS AND GEAR TO HELP YOU DO IT. – NIKE

via youtube.



2015 IFBB Grand Prix Pro Results


2015 IFBB Grand Prix Pro Men’s Physique Results
Culver City, California – April 11, 2015
1. Tonell Rodrique
2. Joseph Lee
3. Patrick Fulgham
4. Alex Carneiro
5. Otto Montgomery
6. Devon Linder
7. Charles Chester
8. Harold Allen
9. Nick Adams
10. Andre Johnson
11. T.A. Martin
12. Critelli Scatoloni
13. Nick Olsen
14. Tim Feuling
15. Kyle Moore
16. Roderick Gaines
16. Shannon Haynes
16. Toné Martin
16. Matt Pattison
16. Robert Simpson
16. David Velazquez

2015 IFBB Grand Prix Pro Men’s Masters Physique Results
Culver City, California – April 11, 2015
1. T.A. Martin
2. Critelli Scatolini
3. Robert Simpson
4. Shannon Haynes
5. Toné Martin
6. Roderick Gaines
7. Tim Feuling
8. David Velazquez



2015 GoPro Mountain Games Info


Go Pro Mountain Games

Registration Opens for the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games
The country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music and mountain lifestyle welcomes its 14th edition, officially kicking off summer in less than 100 days. The 2015 GoPro Mountain Games, scheduled for June 4-7 in Vail, Colo., announced today that registration is now on sale.

Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes (both human and canine) are invited back to the mountains and rivers of Vail by registering now at GoProMountainGames.com and selecting from nine different sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cyclingfreestyle8-Ballsprint and extreme kayakingraft crossWorld Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail and road running, dog comps, the Ultimate Mountain Challenge and the ever popular mud run.

“2014 represented our largest and most successful Mountain Games yet, with record attendance during the event window, says Mike Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations for the Vail Valley Foundation, organizers of the annual event. “We’re very pleased with the significant and continued growth of the project each year alongside our title sponsor GoPro, and come June 2015, we will be excited to share new events, partners, concerts and more.

As in past years, participants are encouraged to enter early and online to save some money and ensure receipt of the highly coveted athlete swag bag, of which there is a limited quantity awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

The 2015 GoPro Mountain Games will feature more than $110,000 in prize money and some new additions and changes, including the Mountain Mud Run which will include a Kids-only wave, acting as a qualifier for the growing Kids Adventure Games race series, mud pit and multiple obstacles. The Mountain Games will shift away from the Slopestyle competition this June and plans to add a new event to the athletic line up. More details on the Mountain Mud Run, new competition(s) and the Mountains of Music free concert lineup will be announced soon. Athlete and spectator numbers are anticipated to break 60,000 during the weekend.

The GoPro Mountain Games is one of the most family-friendly events in Colorado and nearly a quarter of the event’s 2014 attendees were families. Throughout the four-day festival, kids can try kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, stand-up paddling, yoga, slacklining and ziplining all for free, and roam Gerber Gear Town to grab all sorts of swag from more than 80 exhibitors. Attendees are also encouraged to check out free concerts in Vail Village each night, the outdoor reel film series, GoPro training sessions, contests, giveaways and more.

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About the GoPro Mountain Games/Vail Valley Foundation
The GoPro Mountain Games is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. The Vail Valley Foundation is a Colorado 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. For additional information on the Vail Valley Foundation, please visit www.vvf.org.

About GoPro
GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are available in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide and direct via GoPro.com.

GOPRO®, HERO®, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Woodman Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company, product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their rightful owners.

News Release via gopromountaingames.com Photo from the 2014 GO PRO Mountain Games.



Watch Adela Garcia’s Guest Performance


Adela Garcia guest performance
The all-time winningest IFBB Fitness Pro, Adela Garcia may have retired from competition but that isn’t stopping her from getting on stage. Adela made an appearance over the weekend at the 2015 NPC Jay Cutler Desert Classic. She started her guest performance off with a fitness moves that she could do in her sleep and then transitioned into a fabric art routine. Check it out.


Props Mark Mason for the video.



2015 Olympia Tickets on Sale Now


2015 Olympia
The Olympia is the show of shows in the world of bodybuilding and fitness. Only the best of the best can compete in the Olympia. In order to step on “The O” stage an IFBB Pro had to win a show, place top five at the previous year’s Olympia or finish in the top five of the Point Series. While the pro competitions anchor the weekend it’s become much more than that. It’s a weekend (in Las Vegas which is always fun) loaded with a monster expo, a variety of competitions, seminars and more. The 2015 Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend will be held on September 17-20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tickets to the big show are on sale now. If you’re an active member of the United State military there are tickets available specific for you! The Olympia website reads, “IFBB Professional League and Mr. Olympia, LLC are honored to have our Active Duty men and women in the military join us at the 2015 Olympia Weekend.”

EXPO TICKETS
Expo tickets are available ONLINE for a limited time only. EXPO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 & 19. Please note all Expo Tickets ordered online are kept at will call. Please make sure to print out your receipt and bring it to the Las Vegas Convention Center to be able to redeem your tickets NO EXCEPTIONS. You may pick up your tickets on Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 AM. Although you’re able to pick up your tickets at 9:00 AM, entrance to the hall starts at 10:00 AM.

Each Expo Daily Pass purchased will receive one magazine subscription and each Weekend Pass purchased will receive two magazine subscriptions for a year. Magazines available: FLEX, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness HERS and Men’s Fitness.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The Gold VIP package is already sold out however the Silver VIP package is still available. Get early access and up-close seating with the VIP package.

IFBB PRO EVENTS
2016 Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Bikini Olympia Finals, Mr. Olympia Prejudging
Friday, September 18, 2015
7:00 PM – Orleans Arena
ORDER ONLINE HERE
By Phone: (888) 234-2334

2015 Joe Weider’s Olympia Figure, 212 & Mr. Olympia Finals
Saturday, September 18, 2015
7:00 PM – Orleans Arena
ORDER ONLINE HERE
By Phone: (888) 234-2334

Note: Friday Prejudging is held on the Expo Stage for the Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Women’s Physique Showdown. Saturday’s expo stage will feature the Men’s Physique Showdown Prejudging & Final, Women’s Physique Finals and the Men’s Bodybuilding 212 Showdown prejudging.

For more information on the event schedule or how to become a sponsor of the 2015 Olympia visit mrolympia.com. Follow the Olympia on Facebook and Twitter for on-going updates. Use #olympia in all your social media posts to help organize the conversation.



2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Results


st louis pro results

The 2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro concluded this evening and three more competitors have qualified for the Olympia. In the Pro Bikini division, Brenna Martinez edged out Sarah LeBlanc by one point for the win. Sarah was many people’s pick to win before the show but she wasn’t at her best this time around. This was one of the best looks Brenna has brought to the stage and it earned a spot in the Olympia. Coming in third was Michelle Sylvia from Coconut Creek, Florida. Rounding out the top spots were Kenea Yancey in fourth and Francesca Lauren in fifth.

2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Bikini Results
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Brenna Martinez – 7
2. Sarah LeBlanc – 8
3. Michelle Sylvia – 15
4. Kenea Yancey – 20
5. Francesca Lauren – 25
6. Vicki Counts – 30
7. Annie Parker – 37
8. Whitney Wiser – 41
9. Lea Beaumont – 45
10. Lauren Hoskins – 50
11. Shawn Hecktor-Lewis – 51
12. Katherine William – 55
13. Caryn Paolini 65
14. Jessica Landry – 71
15. Tanya Rachan – 73
16. Ruth Dallas – 76

The Women’s Physique division had a strong showing at this event. Autumn Swansen flexed her way to her first pro victory in the Women’s Physique division. She made the switch from Fitness where she didn’t fair well due to her overwhelming muscularity. She successfully made the transition in her Physique debut by winning in unanimous fashion. Sheronica Henton from Vine Grove, Kentucky edged out Orlando’s Danielle Reardon by one point for the second place spot. Leila Thompson finished in fourth and Lona Muttoni was in fifth. The two tied on the scoresheet and it appears Thompson won the tie-breaker.

2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Women’s Physique Results
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Autumn Swansen – 5
2. Sheronica Henton – 12
3. Danielle Reardon – 13
4. Leila Thompson – 23
5. Loan Muttoni – 23
6. Marga Lee Overby – 32
7. Lise Thexton – 35
8. Jennifer Robinson – 37
9. Candrea Juddd Adams – 48
10. Tammy Patnode – 50
11. Andrea Lenihan – 58
12. Crystal Rieke – 58
13. Nicole Carter – 63
14. CeaAnna Kerr – 78
15. Lynn Reif – 79
16. Heather Barbee – 79
17. Amanda Limas – 80
17. Lisa Lopez – 80
17. Maritza Martinez – 80
17. Dona Pohl – 80
17. Kimberly Raber – 80
17. Mica Schneider – 80

In the men’s 212 bodybuilding, it was no surprise that South Carolina’s Charles Dixon dominated the field. The line up for the 212 competition was not the most competitive but none-the-less Charles deservedly heads to the Olympia in Vegas later this year. This was his second pro victory in the men’s 212 bodybuilding division. The first coming by way of the 2014 Chicago Pro.

2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Charles Dixon – 10
2. Thomas Anderson – 20
3. Freddie McCray III – 30
4. Daron Lytle – 44
5. Rod Ketchens – 46
6. Bryan Pazdzierz – 64
7. Milton Holloway, Jr – 66



2015 IFBB Edmonton Pro Show Cancelled


edmonton pro show
Yesterday it was announced that the FIBO Power Pro show was cancelled and today we learn there’s yet another show removed from the IFBB Pro League schedule. The IFBB Edmonton Pro was slated to feature Men’s Open Bodybuilding, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Figure and Bikini on April 17-19, 2015. A hefty undertaking to put on a show that big on top of an expo. It appears the promoter, Rick Knight bit off more than he could chew. The show has been removed from the IFBB Pro League schedule without notice or warning. Kind of a kick in the arse to competitors who were prepping and fans who were planning on attending the competition.


The show was being promoted on social media up until a couple of months ago. IFBB Pro bodybuilder Justin Compton his experience related to the show on MuscularDevelopment.com‘s forum, “I think the Edmonton show is cancelled as well. I reached out to the promoter several times before even doing the arnolds and he didn’t even respond to my emails. After Australia I even asked for a contract since it says to inquiry on the website and I still never got a response.” Others have noted they asked for contracts (required in order to compete in a pro show) but did not hear back.

When visiting the official site for the event (edmontonproshow.com) you’ll find nothing but the message below.

no go for pro show

We’ve reached out to the promoter for an official word but have yet to hear back.



2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Competitors Announced


2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Competitors
The third-annual Arnold Classic Brasil will be held May 29-31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and today we learned who has been invited to compete in the IFBB Pro portion of the weekend. The event features a large expo, amateur bodybuilding, strongman and many other events. The IFBB Pro League Men’s Bodybuilding and Women’s Fitness will be the center-piece of the event.

The inaugural Arnold Brasil Pro Fitness event was won by Ryall Graber in 2013 and last year Bethany Cisternino took home top honors. Both will be back again this year. Leading fitness pro Tanji Johnson is also on the list along with top contenders Regiane Da Silva and Myriam Capes. Rising stars Fiona Harris and Michelle Blank will be ones to watch a well.

Brandon Curry was the first-ever Arnold Classic Brasil champion and will look to add another trophy to his collection. He’ll have his work cut out for him as the men’s line up is a stacked one. Lionel Beyeke, Big Ramy, Victor Martinez, Juan Morel and Cedric McMillan have all shown they can win a show on any give day.

2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Pro Fitness(9)
Marta Aguiar
Michelle Blank
Myriam Capes
Regiane Da Silva
Ryall Graber
Fiona Harris
Tanji Johnson
Ashley Sebera
Bethany Wagner Cisternino

2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Pro Men (10)
Lionel Beyeke
Brandon Curry
Marius Dohne
Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy)
Toney Freeman
Victor Martinez
Cedric McMillan
Juan Morel
Ronny Rockel
Fred Smalls

NEWS RELEASE – ARNOLD CLASSIC BRASIL
Arnold Classic Brasil To Return In 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Arnold Sports Festival will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in 2015.

The third-annual Arnold Classic Brasil will be held May 29-31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and will feature IFBB Pro League men’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness, a complete lineup of amateur bodybuilding events, other sports and a fitness expo.

Arnold Classic Brasil is a venture between Gov. Schwarzenegger, Arnold Sports Festival co-promoter Jim Lorimer, International Federation of Body Building president Rafael Santonja, and Savaget Promotions of Sáo Paulo, Brazil.

“We are very excited to return the Arnold Sports Festival to South America again in 2015,” Lorimer said. “The creation of the first Arnold Classic Europe in Madrid in October 2012 proved that there was great demand worldwide for the Arnold Sports Festival concept, and we have enjoyed similar great success in Rio de Janeiro the past two years.”

The Arnold Classic Brasil features professional men’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness sanctioned by the IFBB Pro League and amateur contests sanctioned by the International Federation of Body Building. Additional sports are also featured.

The Arnold Classic Brasil builds on the success of the Arnold Sports Festival, which began as the Arnold Classic professional men’s bodybuilding competition in 1989 and has grown to include more than 18,000 athletes competing in more than 45 sports and events each year. The Arnold Classic Europe debuted in October 2011 and will return in October 2012.

More Information
www.arnoldclassicbrasil.com.br

Arnold Classic Brasil Champions
Pro Bodybuilding
2013: Brandon Curry
2014: Steve Kuclo

Pro Fitness
2013: Ryall Vasani
2014: Bethany Cisternino

Visit Arnoldsportsfestival.com for more information on all the Arnold events and be sure to follow them on twitter @arnoldsports for the latest updates.



Michelle Rodriguez VS Ronda Rousey in Furious 7


Fast & Furious 7 women
The latest installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise will be released this Friday, April 3rd. Furious 7 will have all the familiar characters and a few new ones. One of the more notable is rising sensation in Hollywood, Ronda Rousey. Rousey has been dominate inside the UFC octagon but her credentials outside of it are beginning to add up. She had a role in The Expendables 3, will appear in the upcoming Entourage movie and kicks some ass in Furious 7. The trailers and Behind-The-Scenes clips show Ronda throwing down against Michelle Rodriquez. “Ronda Rousey is a game changer. She’s so cool,” says Michelle Rodriguez. Michelle’s character in the movie is Leticia “Letty” Ortiz who is a no BS type of woman. Michelle genuinely seems excited to work with the UFC champ when talking about their fight scene.

Follow the movie online at:
WEBSITE: furious7.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/FastandFurious
TWITTER: twitter.com/FastFurious
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/fastandfuriousmovie

Michelle Rodriguez:
WEBSITE: michellerodriguez.com/
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/MRodOfficial
TWITTER:twitter.com/MRodOfficial
INSTAGRAM:instagram.com/MRodOfficial

Ronda Rousey:
WEBSITE: rondarousey.net
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ronda.cips
TWITTER:twitter.com/RondaRousey
INSTAGRAM:instagram.com/rondarousey/

Michelle Rodriguez VS Ronda Rousey in Furious 7

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.

Listen to the Fast & Furious 7 Soundtrack on Spotify:

Lead image via FAST & FURIOUS 7 ©2015 – Universal Pictures



2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Competitor Lists


2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Competitors
This weekend in St. Louis, Missouri the IFBB Pro Bikini, Women’s Physique and Men’s 212 Bodybuilders will compete for the coveted Olympia qualification. The one to beat in Bikini will likely be Sarah LeBlanc and the top five is a coin toss as to who ends up in there. The Women’s Physique competitor list is pretty stacked and there’s no odds-on favorite for the top spot. The line-up for the Men’s 212 bodybuilding is fairly lackluster and it should be Charles Dixon’s show to lose.

2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Bikini Competitors
Vicki Counts
Shawn Hektor-Lewis
Jessica Landry
Francesca Lauren
Sarah LeBlanc
Brenna Martinez
Caryn Paolini
Annie Parker
Tanya Rachan
Michelle Sylvia
Katherine Williams
Whitney Wiser
Kenea Yancey

2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Heather Barbee
Nicole Carter
Lauren Hoskins
Candrea Judd Adams
CeaAnna Kerr
Andrea Lenihan
Amanda Limas
Lisa Lopez
Jessica MacMillan
Maritza Martinez
Loana Muttoni
Marga Lee Overby
Tammy Patnode
Kimberley Raber
Danielle Reardon
Lynn Reif
Crystal Rieke
Jennifer Robinson
Mica Schneider
Autumn Swansen
Lise Thexton
Leila Thompson
Natalie Rae Wolfe

2015 IFBB St. Louis Pro Men’s Bodybuilding 212
Thomas Anderson
Charles Dixon
Milton Holloway, Jr
Rod Ketchens
Daron Lytle
Freddie McCray III
Bryan Pazdzierz

4x Mr. Olympia Phil Heath will be guest posing at the event. The Pro show is held in conjunction with the NPC Midwest Championships, a national qualifier.

WHEN: April 4, 2015
WHERE: St. Charles Convention Center
For more info visit npcmidwest.com



Lolo Jones “Eff butt injections. Kick butt Instead”


A great butt is all the craze in the fitness world and apparently it’s hitting the world of Track & Field. American Hurlder, Lolo Jones shared a snippet of her workout on Instagram & Facebook page and her fans went nuts. Her follow-up comment on Facebook was more interesting than the video though…


Eff butt injections. Kick butt instead #GetFit

A video posted by Lolo Jones (@lolojones) on


Via Facebook:

The days I don’t lift weights I do a body circuit so that I can get ripped. Lots of girls complain that they don’t want to lift weights bc they don’t want to look manly. So try this trick. I lift over 200 pounds for power clean. I don’t look like a body builder bc I balance it with moves like these. Happy Training!

Lolo Jones “Eff butt injections. Kick butt Instead”



Better Than Yesterday – Crossfit & Reebok Partnership


better than yesterdayWhile we prefer “Stronger Than Yesterday” but Reebok’s “Better Than Yesterday” technically could make you stronger.  Reebok and Crossfit have partnered to make their products better each year. Their commitment to excellence is demonstrated in the video below.  Check em out if you haven’t already.

“In CrossFit we’ve found a community that embodies our beliefs and shares our passion. Since 2010 we’ve been stronger together: a collective tribe with a shared vision and a relentless goal…to make better humans, to make better products, to constantly evolve the fitness landscape.

Through sweat, testing, re-designing, re-testing, and more sweat we built the Nano training shoe. Every year we keep improving it because humans are getting stronger every day. The sport is getting tougher every day. Bests are being broken and limits are being destroyed. Everyday.

http://reebok.com/better-than-yesterday

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2015 IFBB Battle on The Beach Pro Results


battle on the beach results
The 2015 IFBB Pro Battle on the Beach took place in Daytona Beach, Florida and showcased women’s Bikini and Men’s Physique. It was one of the smaller shows and surprisingly so given the location of the event and sheer number of pros there are on the circuit now. Why so few showed up for this event is an unknown but what we do know is Noemi Olah will be headed back to the Olympia stage for the fourth time. Noemi, originally from Hungary and now living in Florida, squeaked past new-comer Shandy Ortiz by one point. Noemi’s first win was at the 2010 Detroit Pro, which seems like forever ago in the world of Bikini. Coming third was Catherine Radulic, also from Florida. Angeles Burke edged out Bianca Berry for fourth place. Berry has consistently been in the top five and many felt could have been a threat for the top spot at this show. Angeles Burke brought her best look to date and was rewarded for it.

Only three women competed in the Masters Pro Bikini and Beth Transue took the top spot with Michon Leddy in second.

The Men’s Physique competition only drew six pro competitors which is baffling but none-the-less Anton Antipov collected the win. Anton was coming off the first-ever Arnold Men’s Physique classic and locked in his spot at the Olympia. Matt Action finished in second with Andre Ferguson rounding out the top three.

2015 IFBB Battle on The Beach Pro
Daytona Beach, Florida – March 28, 2015

2015 IFBB Battle on The Beach Pro Results
Placing – Name – Score
1. Noemi Olah – 7
2. Shandy Ortiz – 8
3. Catherine Radulic – 15
4. Angeles Burke – 22
5. Bianca Berry – 23
6. Cristina Ortiz – 30
7. Beth Transue – 37
8. Michon Leddy – 38

2015 IFBB Battle on The Beach Pro Masters Bikini Results
Placing – Name – Score
1. Beth Transue – 5
2. Michon Leddy – 10
3. Mary Dent – 15

2015 IFBB Battle on The Beach Pro Men’s Physique Results
Placing – Name – Score
1. Anton Antipov – 5
2. Matt Acton – 10
3. Andre Ferguson – 15
4. Hercules Barthelemy – 22
5. Travales Blount – 23
6. Matt Wold – 30



2015 IFBB Pro Battle on The Beach Competitors


2015 IFBB Pro Battle on the Beach

This weekend in Daytona, Florida the women of the Pro Bikini division will be back on stage. The winner will punch their ticket to the 2015 Bikini Olympia in Las Vegas later this fall. The show will take place on Saturday, March 28th and surprisingly there aren’t many competitors signed up to compete. That may change before show time but as of now there are only 8 Bikini Pros and six Men Physique competitors signed up. Considering the number of new pros there are each year you’d expect to see 20 or more competitors in a bikini competition. Let’s hope more sign up before show time.

Look for Bianca Berry and Noemi Olah to be your top two in this lineup.

2015 IFBB Pro Battle on The Beach Bikini Competitors
Daytona Beach, Florida – March 28, 2015
1. Bianca Berry
2. Angeles Burke
3. Michon Leddy
4. Noemi Olah
5. Cristina Ortiz
6. Shandy Ortiz
7. Catherine Radulic
8. Beth Transue

2015 IFBB Pro Battle on The Beach Masters Bikini Competitors
Daytona Beach, Florida – March 28, 2015
1. Mary Dent
2. Michon Leddy
3. Beth Transue

2015 IFBB Pro Battle on The Beach Men’s Physique Competitors
Daytona Beach, Florida – March 28, 2015
1. Matt Acton
2. Anton Antipov
3. Travales Blount
4. Andre Ferguson
5. Matt Wold

Visit npcsouthernusa.net for more info.



UFC Champ Ronda Rousey on The View


ronda rousey the view
The Women’s UFC Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey stopped by ABC’s The View. We learn Rosie Perez is a huge Rousey fan and the rest of the hosts are pretty clueless when it comes to Ronda’s accomplishments. Thankfully they had note cards to help them out. When asked about her next fight Ronda channels her inner Jay-Z and shared, “I have 99 problems but a Bethe ain’t one” referring to her opponent Bethe Correia.

The champ then has some fun with the show’s warm-up comedian, Tom Kelly. It goes about as well as you might expect.

After going on the show Ronda shared a couple clips with her fans.


lead photo via The View video.



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