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2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Competitor Lists


2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro
The first annual IFBB Puerto Rico Pro competition takes places this weekend in San Juan Puerto Rico. The event features IFBB Pro 212 Men’s Bodybuilding, Men & Women’s Physique, Figure and Bikini. It’s obvious from the competitor lists that the pros wanted to compete in sunny Puerto Rico and make it a vacation after the show is over. The show will kick off at 8:30am with the NPC competition on Sunday, May 31st with the finals scheduled to begin at 5pm. The Pros are slated to go on stage around noon for prejudging.

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Prize Money:
Total Prize Money – $29,250

IFBB 212 Men Bodybuilding
1st $3000
2nd $2000
3rd $1000

IFBB Men’s Physique
1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $500

IFBB Masters 40+ Men’s Physique
1st $1000
2nd $500
3rd $250

IFBB Bikini
1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $500

IFBB Masters 40+ Bikini
1st $1000
2nd $500
3rd $250

IFBB FIGURE
1st $2500
2nd $1750
3rd $750

IFBB Masters 40+ FIGURE
1st $1250
2nd $875
3rd $375

IFBB Women’s Physique
1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $500

IFBB Masters 40+ Women’s Physique
1st $1000
2nd $500
3rd $250

UPDATED WEDNESDAY – MAY 27th

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Figure Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Yolanda Alvarado
Leah Berti
Tatum Bounds
Jennifer Brown
Ann Bunge
Andrea Calhoun
Kim Clark
Brook Cook
Maria Garcia
Karina Grau
Vanessa Jacobs
Bernadett Matassa
Bruna Miyagui
Melanise Pettee
Selena Pons
Genn Strobo
Bernita Stuckey
Mavis Tozzi

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Masters Figure Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Holly Beck
Tatum Bounds
Ann Bunge
Debbie Fowler
Vanessa Jacobs
Melanise Pettee
Selena Pons
Bernita Stuckey
Mavis Tozzi

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Bikini Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Natalie Abrhiem
Stacey Alexander
Yarishna Ayala Otero
Romina Basualdo
Andrea Beam
Michelle Brannan
Sarah James Brown
Angeles Burke
Andreanna Calhoun
Magdalena Coffman
Ana Rita Contreras
Vikci Counts
Mary Dent
Aly Garcia
Courtney King
Anna Kiseleva
Jana Dobos Majernikova
Amanda Marinelli
Samantha Maycock
Lisandra McGrath
Kristen Moffett
Cristina Ortiz
Catherine Radulic
Brittany Taylor
Beth Transue
Ashley Wade

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Master Bikini Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Andra Beam
Vicki Counts
Mart Dent
Vladimira Krasova
Amanda Marinelli
Lisandra McGrath
Kristen Moffett
Janet Lynn West

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Silvia Alves Fraga
Sarah-Aude Salbot
Rachel Baker
Orlandina Balan
Evangeline Belton
Rose Brunner
Jill Dearmin
Antoinette Downie
Roxanne Williams
Gloria Faulls
Jessica Gaines
Rocio Guillen
Jennifer Hernandez
Lisa Lopez
Danielle Mastromatteo
Frances Mendez
Paloma Parra
Tammy Patnode
Dona Pohl
Elizabeth Schneider
Ana Paul Silva
Mikalia Soto
Nola Trimble
Tracy Weller

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Master Women’s Physique Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Rachel Baker
Evangeline Belton
Jill Dearmin
Roxanne Edwards
Rose Brunner
Rocio Guillen
Jennifer Hernandez
Lisa Lopez
Frances Mendez
Tammy Patnode
Dona Pohl
Elizabeth Schneider
Nola Trimble
Tracy Weller

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Men’s 212 Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Khalid Almohsinawi
Caleb Blanchard
Rafael Cabrera
Raul Carrasco
Shaun Clarida
Manuel Manchado
Alison Maria
Milton Martinez
Leonardo Pacheco
Carlos Rabiei
Marco Rivera
Mauricio Solis
Willie Vegas

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Axel Alvarez, Jr
Michael Anderson
Michael Bevins
Travales Blount
A.J. Cannon
Victor James Clark
Nicholas Dennard
Ramon Dodson
Michael Feeks
David Gonzalez
Denis Gusev
Mario Hervas
Ryan Hinton
Jim Holcomb
Aaron O’Connell
Lorenzo Orozco
Arash Rahbar
Tim santiago
Chase Savoie
William Sullivan
David Velazquez

2015 IFBB Puerto Rico Pro Masters Men’s Physique Competitors
San Juan, Puerto Rico – May 31, 2015
Michael Anderson
A.J. Cannon
Victor James Clark
Jim Holcomb
Lorenzo Orozco
Tim Santiago
William Sullivan
David Velazquez

IFBB Prejudging Puerto Rico Convention Center – 12:00pm

IFBB & NPC Finals Puerto Rico Convention Center 5:00pm

Tickes & More Information online www.timgardnerproductions.com



2015 IFBB Omaha Pro Competitor Lists & Show Preview


2015 Omaha Pro
The 2015 IFBB Omaha Pro competition will feature Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure and Physique. On the men’s side of things the show will play host to the 212 Bodybuilding division. There will also be a star studded guest appearance line up with 8x Olympia champions, Adela Garcia and Lee Haney in attendance. The Pro show will be held in conjunction with a national qualifying NPC event in Omaha, Nebraska on May 30, 2015.

The writing is on the wall when it comes to Women’s Bodybuilding on the amateur and pro level. It’s hanging on by a thread and the competitors are doing little to help it from becoming extinct. In one of only a few pro shows that feature Women’s Bodybuilding the field is less than ten. Strangely the Women’s Physique division has a fairly small turn out as well. It could be because there are three pro shows on the same day and it’s inevitable that not every show will draw a huge turn out. No offense to the folks of Omaha but when you have a chance to head to Puerto Rico to compete, chances are you’re going to choose that over Nebraska. It also doesn’t help that this show is on the same day as Denver’s Mile High Pro which essentially draws from the same pool of people. You can’t help but wonder if the shows weren’t on the same day if there would be a better turn out. The Men’s 212 bodybuilding turn out has been dismal all year and no offense to those who entered but this line up is sight for sore eyes. When only five guys enter you know things need to be looked at but that’s a topic for another day.

It certainly isn’t from lack of promotion as Jack Titone promotes the hell out of his shows online and in the area. The event is always well run and the venue is top notch. The Figure pro division will be well represented and will be the division to watch this weekend in Omaha.

In the dismal Women’s Bodybuilding lineup it will be Monique Jones and everyone else. The only way Monique doesn’t win is if she comes in out of shape. She’ll have the best lines and best back in the show but hasn’t been consistent with her conditioning. Even an 80% Monique could walk away with the win.

UPDATED LISTS ON WEDNESDAY MAY 27th.

2015 IFBB Omaha Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Competitors
Omaha, Nebraska – May 30, 2015
Irene Anderson
Rene Campbell
Lisa Cross
Christine Envall
Paula Francis
Judy Gaillard
Monique Jones
Margie Martin
Elizabeth Mexa Gomex
Angela Rayburn

The Women’s Physique competition has a variety of physiques and who knows how this one will play out. Leonie Rose has been at the top before but how will she match up to the rest of the women in this lineup. You’d be a fool to bet on how the top five of this one plays out.

2015 IFBB Omaha Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Omaha, Nebraska – May 30, 2015
Margarita Charaim
Caroline Guame
Joy Henderson
Melanie Horton
Gillian Kovack
Andrea Lenihan
Loan Lenoard
Sheilla Mettler
Leonie Rose
Casie Shephard
Leila Thompson

#UPDATE# Gen Strobo will be competing in Puerto Rico so the field is wide open in Omaha.
The Figure division drew the biggest turn out and the judges will have their hands full with this line up. The physique vary dramatically in the line up but if you’re gambling on who will come out on top you have to go with veteran Genn Strobo. Strobo has been a top competitor at the Olympia and will be the one to beat in this line up. Look for Shalako Bradberry, Julie Mayer, Chaya Boone and Tamara Sedlack to be contenders. Krista Dunn could also be in the mix but you never know where she’ll end up. Some shows she’s in the top callouts and the next week she’s out of the top ten.

2015 IFBB Omaha Pro Figure Competitors
Omaha, Nebraska – May 30, 2015
Chaya Boone
Shalako Bradberry
Jessica Canty
Maria Carlone
Angela Coleman
Natasha Davis
Krista Dunn
Chrissy Garcia
Ivana Ivusic
Elizabeth Jenkins
Candice John
Kimberly Jones
Danielle Kifer
Charmain Lett
Julie Mayer
Karen Noorlun
Jennifer Palazzo
Dawn Reichley
Agnese Russo
Tamara Sedlack
Gennifer Strobo
Carly Starling Horrell
Katerina Tarbox
Bojana Vasiljevic
Jessica Vetter
Natalie Waples
Nadia Watt
Sue Ling Yip

It’s Tricky Jackson, Darron Glenn and everyone else. A men’s physique competitor with a decent set of legs could be a contender in this lineup. Darron has yet to nail his conditioning and Tricky is almost always on his A-game. I’d go with Tricky on this one.

2015 IFBB Omaha Pro Men’s 212 Pro Competitors
Omaha, Nebraska – May 30, 2015
Oliver Adzievski
Dobromir Delev
Darron Glenn
Tricky Jackson
Rod Ketchens
Daron Lytle
Bleu Taylor

For more information visit NPCMIDWEST.com



2015 IFBB Northern California Pro Bikini


2015 IFBB Northern Cal Bikini
The women of the IFBB Pro Bikini division will be in competition this weekend at the 2015 IFBB Northern Cal. The show currently has 16 women slated to compete with the winner qualifying for the Olympia. There’s no clear cut favorite on the list which should make things interesting to see who will finish on top. Jessica Arevalo, Crystal Rose Matthews and Angela Marquez have all been to the Olympia before and could be the ones to watch this weekend.

The competition takes place in Sacramento, California on Saturday May 30th.

UPDATED MAY 27th

2015 IFBB Northern California Pro Bikini Competitors
Sacramento, California – May 30. 2015
Kate Abate
Jessica Arevalo
Lisa Asuncion
Shannon Atkinson
Valeria Ammirato
Krissy Chin
Harriet Davis
Enjôli Enriquez
Emma Fernandez
Tamara Haddad
Francesca Lauren
Alicia Marie
Angela Marquez
Sheena Jayne Martin
Crystal Rose Matthews
Michelle Mein
Lori Lynn Micheff
Liana Moroz
Kristina Olson
Joni Ortiz
Ashriel Osgood
Camile Periat
Chassidy Smothers
Christine Williams

2015 IFBB Northern California Pro Bikini Masters Competitors
Sacramento, California – May 30. 2015
Shannon Atkinson
Krissy Chin
Harriet Davis
Emma Fernandez
Michelle Mein
Lori Lynn Micheff
Joni Ortiz
Camile Periat

IFBB Northern California Pro Bikini & Masters Pro Bikini
WHERE: Community Center Theater, 13011 L St. – Sacramento, CA
WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015
TIME: Prejudging – 8AM – Finals – 5PM

More information visit: spectrumfitnessproductions.com



2015 IFBB Mile High Pro Competitor Lists


2015 Mile High Pro Competitors
The 2015 IFBB Mile High Pro will take place on May 30th in Denver, Colorado. The show will feature the IFBB Pro Women and Men’s Physique divisions. The number of entries aren’t the most impressive but the physique should make up for the lackluster turn out. Look for Jacklyn Abrams and CeaAnna Kerr to lead the pack in the Women’s Physique division with Alex Carneiro in the Men’s competition.

The pro show will be held in conjunction with the NPC Mile High competition that always has a solid turnout.

UPDATED MAY 27th

2015 IFBB Mile High Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Jacklyn Abrams
Roxie Beckles
Erica Blockman
Andrea Boudreaux
Paula Frega
Keri Ann Heitzman
Tracy Hess
Kellyn Huehn
CeaAnna Kerr
Janeen Lankowski
Rachael Loftis
Nadia Meyer
Melissa Pearo
Antonia Perdikakis
Laura Richards
Lisa Stark

2015 IFBB Mile High Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Kameron Bailey
Jake Campus
Alex Carneiro
Negus Ferguson
Earnest Flowers
Brent Guillory
Brandon Hendrickson
Brent Johnson
Cory Lagasse
Stephen Mass
Jason Alan Robinson
Austin Standage
Tony Torres

WHAT: 2015 IFBB Mile High Pro

WHERE: Colorado School of Mines – Green Hall Bunker Auditorium
924 16th Street
Golden, Colorado

WHEN: May 30, 2015

TIME: Prejudging – 1pm / Finals – 7pm

Visit MuscleQuest.com for more information.



Kara Webb, Lindsey Valenzuela & Michele Letendre Lead After Day 2


Kara Webb, Lindsey Valenzuela & Michele Letendre Lead After Day 2 at the CrossFit Regionals. The top five point totals in each Regional will advance to the CrossFit Games held in July. Australia’s Kara Webb is running away with the Pacific Region winning three out of the first five events. She slipped a bit in Event four but maintains a 61 point lead heading into the final day of action. Michele Legendre holds a 17 point lead over Dani Horan. It will likely come down to the two of them in the final day of competition at the East Regional. Lindsey Valenzuela has been consisted throughout the weekend and looks poised to return to Carson City after narrowly missing out last year. She holds a slight edge over Chyna Sho who is having a great weekend. The points are close throughout spots and will come down the the final two events to see who makes it to the Games.

2015 CrossFit Pacific Regional Leader Board – Day 2
1. Kara Webb (460)
2. Alethea Boon (399)
3. Stephanie Ortiz (395)
4. Tia-Clair Toomey (393)
5. Denae Brown (386)
6. Sammy Wood (384)
7. Lindsay Vaughan (364)
8. Justine Beath (349)
9. Andrea Miller (340)
10. Ashley Higgins (331)

2015 CrossFit East Regional Leader Board – Day 2
1. Michele Letendre (424)
2. Dani Horan (407)
3. Kari Pearce (340)
4. Kaleena Ladeairous (332)
5. Kelly Munroe (327)
6. Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault (325)
7. Kelley Jackson (325)
8. Heather Soukas (323)
9. Jennifer Smith (314)
10. Maude Charron (309)

2015 CrossFit California Regional Leader Board – Day 2
1. Lindsey Valenzuela (392)
2. Chyna Cho (377)
3. Brooke Ence (370)
4. Alessandra Pichelli (348)
5. Chelsey Grigsby (344)
6. Rebecca Voigt (343)
7. Kirsten Pedri (321)
8. Meaghan Gonzalez (303)
9. Courtney Walker (294)
10. Colleen Fotsch (290)



2015 IFBB Dennis James Classic Pro Results


2015 IFBB Pro Dennis James Classic

The women of the IFBB Pro Bikini were back in competition this weekend at the IFBB Dennis James Classic in Mesa, Arizona. The 2015 IFBB Dennis James Classic Pro Results went as those who follow Bikini expected with Courtney King leading the way. She was coming off a third place finish at the New York Pro and a fifth place finish at the Pittsburgh Pro. Courtney punched her ticket back to the Olympia which will be held later this year. The surprise of the show was Arizona’s own Ashriel Osgood. Ashriel was 19th at the Pittsburgh Pro and 14th at the New York Pro earlier this month. She finished in the runner-up spot tonight. Rounding out the top three was Michelle Sylvia. Defending champ Angela Marquez had to settle for sixth place this time around.

2015 IFBB Dennis James Classic Pro Bikini Results
May 23, 2015 – Mesa, Arizona

1. Courtney King
2. Ashriel Osgood
3. Michelle Sylvia
4. Valeria Ammirato
5. Adrienne Crenshaw
6. Angela Marquez
7. Jessica Lynn
8. Jazmeen Hernandez
9. Anette De La Rosa
10. Francine Slobodnik
11. Jessica Arevalo
12. Kenea Yancey
13. Joni Lyn Ortiz
14. Sheena Jayne Martin
15. Christine Williams
16. Karen Brunette
16. Dawn Fernandez
16. Aly Garcia
16. Caryn Paolini

2015 IFBB Dennis James Classic Pro Men’s Results
May 23, 2015 – Mesa, Arizona

1. Joe Cantu
2. Jake Campus
3. Kelly Schmidt
4. Kameron Bailey
5. David Gonzalez
6. Matt Christianer
7. Darnell Moss
8. Jacques Lewis
9. Nickolas Dennard
10. A.J. Cannon
11. Matt Pattison
12. Stanisias de Longeaux
13. Aaron O’Connell
14. Matt Wold
15. Roderick Gaines



2015 IFBB California Pro Results – Dallas McCarver Wins


Dallas McCarver wins his IFBB Pro debut in Culver City, California. He becomes one of the youngest in history to do so. Italy’s own Feras Saied shook things up and finished in second. Hometown favorite, Brade Rowe was relegated to third. Rounding out the top five were fellow Californian’s Grigori Atoyan and An Nguyen.

When looking at the scores you can see things changed dramatically at the night show for Brad Rowe and Feras Seid.

2015 IFBB California Pro Men’s Open Bodybuilding Results
1. Dallas McCarver
2. Feras Saied
3. Brad Rowe
4. Grigori Atoyan
5. An Nguyen
6. Keith Williams
7. Constantinos Demetriou
8. Omar Deckard
9. Mark Byers
10. Adorthus Cherry

Cal Pro Scorecard
Scores via IFBBpro.com



Nike Opens First Women’s Only Store in Europe


Nike Women Europe

NIKE KING’S ROAD OPENS, THE BRAND’S FIRST WOMEN’S ONLY STORE IN EUROPE
Nike opened its first women’s-only store in Europe today, Nike King’s Road. Located at 33 King’s Road on London’s iconic shopping street, Nike King’s Road is a 207 square metre consumer experience store that offers the best Nike’s performance products and services and is designed to inspire the women of London to reach their athletic potential. King’s Road is the third women’s only store for the brand; Nike opened locations in Shanghai, China and Newport Beach, California late last year.

Nike King’s Road offers consumers bespoke services such as pant hemming, gait analysis and bra fitting. Consumers can also get advice on the best products for individual running techniques and training programmes.

The store will create a fitness hub in the King’s Road community with free weekly Nike+ Training Club classes and a Nike+ Run Club. A booking system is housed on the digital community wall within the store allows visitors to reserve spots at all Nike running and training sessions held by Nike across London. Consumers can also access the full Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ Run club schedule at www.Nike.com/London, where they can book a space at any session. In addition to weekly Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ Run Club gatherings, special events will celebrate key sports and fashion moments.

“Our new King’s Road store is yet another example of our commitment to women to bring them the very best of Nike,” said Heidi O’Neill, VP & GM Nike Stores. “Our women’s business has never been stronger and our deep connections with women at retail are helping fuel this growth.”

The store’s digital services offer convenient ways to connect with the Nike community and purchase products. Consumers can buy latest Nike collections via a “click and collect” system at www.nike.com and pick up their purchases in the store. Consumers can also showcase their personal style via www.nikeid.com by designing bespoke shoes with a NIKEiD consultant who can provide guidance on fabrics, colour palettes and the correct footwear style for all needs, including training, running and everyday use.

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Style forms a central theme of the new space and is highlighted by unique, creative installations in the store. Isamaya French, a London-based illustrator and make-up artist, produced a piece of art that communicates the synergy of sport and style in the store’s basement level. A separate map of London also pays homage to the UK capital and features Nike heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson and is incorporated into the store’s design. Consumer enjoy special dimmers in the changing rooms that show outfits in three different lighting scenarios –morning, afternoon and evening.

Nike’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in the reclaimed wood used for the flooring and that the store’s LEED Platinum certification, the highest level granted in the green building program.

Nike King’s Road is located at 33 King’s Road, London, SW3 4LX. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 6pm.



Lauren Fisher’s New Nike Metcon Shoes


lauren fisher Nike Metcon
LAUREN FISHER LIFTS, SPRINTS AND CLIMBS IN HER NEW NIKE METCON SHOES
FISHER IS STRONG, AND GROWING STRONGER
At this time of year, most college students are busy studying for finals, hanging out with friends and looking forward to their long summer break. That’s all true for Lauren Fisher, though she has a few other things on her agenda as well. On May 22, she will compete in the Southern California Regionals, hoping to get one step closer to her dream of one day winning the World Championships in Carson, Ca. This year, she will debut the new fall 2015 Nike MetCon training shoe in her own exclusive colorway – a shoe specifically tailored for high-intensity competitive training.

The 21-year-old athlete, known for her 250-pound clean-and-jerks and her signature loose ponytail, is training hard for the upcoming competition just as she finishes her semester at San Diego State University. As she prepares to go up against some of the strongest and most explosive athletes in the region, she maintains her process and the importance of life balance. Her formula is simple: stay dedicated and work a little harder than everyone else.

“My dad instilled a work ethic in me since I was kid,” she says. “I learned that if you want something, you have to work at it. It can be tough to manage it all – eating well, training, homework, classes. My goal for each day is to stay relaxed, have fun, and just get it all done.”

GROWN STRONG
Fisher grew up with three older brothers who always played rough and picked on her. In her younger years she would run inside to cry to her mother who would tell her to be tough and send her back out with the boys. In later years, her brothers would play sports with her – and ultimately introduce her to the world of high intensity training when she was just 14.

“That’s what grown strong means,” says Fisher, referring to a tagline and hashtag the athlete uses on everything from T-shirts to her social media posts.

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“To me, strength is not only being strong in weight lifting and training, but also having that special willpower in your daily life. Pushing through obstacles and not listening to what others say.”

At 18 years old, Fisher finished 9th in the world championships and also represented the United States in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships. After graduating from high school, she moved to San Diego for college and joined the Invictus gym under coach C.J. Martin. Since her move, she has finished ninth overall at the 2014 Nationals and represented the United States in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships.

EMBRACING THE CULTURE
Although she grew up focused on playing basketball, Fisher found her passion when she discovered professional strength training. She uncovered a community that shared her interests of fun, fast-paced and challenging workouts that changed every day. She also found a group of people that embraced working hard and living a fit lifestyle outside of the gym.

“I love being a part of the high intensity training culture,” she says. “Whether you are the last person to finish the workout or the first, we are all there cheering on one another. We are all friends in the gym and we all want to live a healthy lifestyle. People think it’s very intimidating. But anyone can do it. It’s totally scalable.”

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“I want people to know that they can work out without treadmills and machines. You can work out at home. In professional training, our bodies are the machines.”

STRENGTH & BEAUTY
Fisher is active on social media, where she shares her workouts, her daily challenges, and her drive to be better at what she does. In return, Fisher gets inspiration online, too. “There’s a big community out there with girls who are following each other and inspiring each other with workouts,” she explains. “It impacts my training because I have a huge support system behind me. It makes me put my best self out there and be who I am. I just try to be Lauren Fisher.”

“I want to show that being strong is beautiful,” she says. “That having toned arms and legs looks good on a girl.”

THE NIKE METCON: A SHOE TO FIT THE SPORT AND THE ATHLETE
Fisher will debut her exclusive colorway of the popular Nike MetCon training shoe at the Southern California Regionals. Rendered in a turquoise and black palette designed for Fisher herself, the shoe was developed with high intensity training specifically in mind.

The shoe is durable, versatile, and unlike any other in the Nike catalogue. Designed with the extensive demands of cross-training in mind, the shoe pairs a stable heel that can withstand weightlifting with a flexible, sticky forefoot that is ideal for movements like push-ups and burpees. The tough, sturdy outsole protects the shoe during intense activities like rope climbing, while abrasion-resistant mesh and Flywire cable technology on the upper offer lockdown and long-term resilience.

The exlusive Lauren Fisher colorway of the Nike MetCon will launch on Nike.com on July 9. The broader Fa15 Nike MetCon collection in three colorways will launch at select Nike retail destinations in mid July.

“What’s great about the MetCon is that it’s super comfortable as well as versatile,” says Fisher. I can wear it when I lift, rope climb, and even during running, all without having to switch out my shoes. It’s lightweight but stable enough that I can lift heavier weights too.”

Fisher helped test the shoe and chose the turquoise color scheme. “I love how it looks,” she says. “It’s sleek and clean and looks good with everything. I have routine going into competition to make sure my hair looks good and that my outfit and nails are coordinated.”

“If you feel good about how you look, you perform better.”

SOCAL REGIONALS – AND BEYOND
Fisher’s immediate goal is to place well enough at Regionals to make the cut for the 2015 World Championships. But looking ahead, she is aiming to win her sport’s biggest prize, participate in the World Weightlifting Championships, and ultimately qualify for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. “There are some people who get nervous under pressure, But I love competing,” Fisher says. “When I’m on the competition floor, I’m going to bring it.”

via Nike



Samantha Stosur Advances to Her First Final This Season


STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to her first final this season with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens at the Strasbourg International Friday.

Stosur, a former French Open finalist, is hitting form at the right time, with the clay-court Grand Slam tournament starting on Sunday at Roland Garros.

Next up for Stosur will be Kristina Mladenovic, who won an all-French semifinal when Virginie Razzano retired with an abdominal injury while trailing 6-3, 1-2.

The 26th-ranked Stosur is bidding for her seventh career title, her first since winning in Osaka last year.

via AP



NBC Sports Group Presents the 2015 AVP Tour


NBC SPORTS GROUP TO SERVE UP FIRST TELECAST OF 2015 AVP TOUR WEDNESDAY AT 12 AM ET ON NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. – May 22, 2015 – NBC Sports Group and The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will present the AVP New Orleans Open, the first AVP Tour telecast of the 2015 season, this Wednesday at 12 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBCSN’s telecast will kick off the AVP’s 2015 season, as beach volleyball’s biggest stars take to the sand in Laketown in Kenner, La. for three days of main draw play, May 22-24. Players scheduled to compete include three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner, silver medalist April Ross; two-time Olympian Jake Gibb and his partner, Casey Patterson; Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and his partner, two-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal; and rising stars Theo Brunner, Tri Bourne, Summer Ross, Emily Day, Lane Carico.

Coverage of the AVP New Orleans Open will mark the first two hours of more than 17 hours of AVP Tour coverage airing on NBC and NBCSN in 2015, and the first event as part of the AVP’s and NBC Sports Group’s new multi-year media rights agreement.

Veteran broadcaster Paul Sunderland (play-by-play), Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton (analyst), and beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong (analyst) will be onsite to call the action from New Orleans. Blanton, Wong and Chris Marlowe (play-by-play) will manage duties for all other AVP telecasts on NBC and NBCSN this season.

NBC Sports Group’s schedule for the 2015 AVP Tour (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time Network Event
Wednesday, May 27* 12 – 2 a.m. NBCSN AVP New Orleans Open
Saturday, June 20 4 – 6 p.m. NBC FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam
Sunday, June 21 2 – 4 p.m. NBCSN FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam
Sunday, June 21 4 – 6 p.m. NBC FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam
Sunday, July 19 1:30 – 3 p.m. NBC AVP New York City Open
Sunday, August 9 4:30 – 6 p.m. NBC AVP Seattle Open
Sunday, August 16 4:30 – 6 p.m. NBC AVP Manhattan Beach Open
Sunday, August 30 4:30 – 6 p.m. NBC AVP Chicago Open
Sunday, September 6 7 – 9 p.m. NBCSN AVP Cincinnati Open
Sunday, September 13 3 – 4:30 p.m. NBCSN AVP Huntington Beach Open

* – Coverage will air at 7 pm ET if NHL Playoffs coverage is not necessary.

As announced in April, the AVP and NBC Sports Group’s new partnership is the most comprehensive media partnership in Tour history. It returns the country’s premier professional beach volleyball tour, entering its 33rd year, to the network that first televised the AVP 25 years ago, and calls for 17.5 hours of coverage in 2015, 10 on NBC and 7.5 on NBCSN, plus live streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra.

Coverage will include the men’s and women’s finals of all seven regular-season tournaments. In addition, NBC and NBCSN will feature the finals and early-round coverage of an AVP-run tournament on the international FIVB (Federation International de Volleyball) World Tour within the United States. Encore presentations of select telecasts will air on Universal Sports Network.

Marlowe, a veteran of four consecutive Olympic telecasts on NBC, called play-by-play for NBC’s coverage of beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and at every major volleyball event since 1981 – including the AVP Tour when it was last televised on NBC. A talented indoor and beach player, Marlowe won eight tournaments on the sand, including two prestigious AVP Manhattan Beach Opens, and captained the gold medal-winning United States Olympic Volleyball team in 1984.

Two-time Olympian Blanton won beach volleyball gold at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney with partner Eric Fonoimoana and is one of the most decorated players in AVP Tour history.

Wong made his pro beach volleyball debut on the AVP Tour in 1995. He represented the U.S. at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and notched seven career victories on the AVP before retiring from competition in 2009. In 2012, he served as NBC’s beach volleyball analyst, alongside Marlowe, at the Summer Games in London.



Lindsey Valenzuela Inks New Partnership


CytoSport Monster Series made their presence known at the 2015 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio with a new look and a “rebirth” of their speciality brand. Until this year there was never a clear identity to the brand but rather a series of products ranging from Monster Amino, Monster Mass and the popular Monster Milk. It was obvious at the Arnold Expo that the CytoSport had regrouped and reinvested in becoming a serious player in the specialty category.

A look at the #CytoMonster Series. Look for them in stores soon. #monsterisreborn

A photo posted by CytoSport Monster (@cytomonster) on

This week the California based supplement brand reinforced their commitment to being a serious player by signing top CrossFit athlete Lindsey Valenzuela. While the terms of the sponsorship weren’t disclosed it appears she will play an active role in the brand’s marketing and advertising.

Lindsey went from being a spectator to a CrossFit Games participant in a few short years. In 2013, she solidified her position as an elite CrossFit athlete with a second place finish at the Reebok CrossFit Games. This year, she’s ranked as one of the top California Regional competitors and considered the favorite to win the Regional competition. A strong showing this weekend will put her in CrossFit Games title contention.

Lindsey Valenzuela CytosportPhoto Via Lindsey Valenzuela/Cytosport Monster Series

Lindsey shared, “I’m extremely happy to be a CytoSport Monster athlete. One of the things I paid more attention to this year was my nutrition and supplementation. It’s important to properly fuel your body and take the time to recover if you want to be an elite athlete. CytoSport Monster Series is a supplement brand I can trust and I couldn’t be happier with this partnership. I’m excited for the Regionals and thankful for their belief in me.”

You can follow Lindsey on Facebook (LiftLikeLindsey), Instagram and Twitter, or her website on www.wodshop.com. For more information on the new CytoSport Monster Series check out their Facebook, Instagram @cytomonster, Twitter, and cytosportmonster.com. The newly released products are currently available on VitaminShoppe.com and in a variety of stores.

The California Regional will begin on Friday May 22nd with the finals concluding on May 24th. The women with the top five points qualify for a trip to Carson City, CA for the 2015 CrossFit Games. For more information visit games.crossfit.com.



Inergetics and Muscle Maker Grill Launch New Product Line of Booster Supplements


Inergetics and Muscle Maker Grill Launch New Product Line of Booster Supplements
NEWARK, N.J., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Inergetics, Inc. (OTCBB: NRTI), a world-class developer of nutritional and consumer health products, today announced the launch of a new product line of booster supplements at Muscle Maker Grill locations across the U.S.

The Muscle Maker Grill booster supplements are intended to meet the growing consumer demand for customized smoothies and protein shakes as well as help Muscle Maker Grill franchisees expand their drink menu and profitability.

“We are excited to grow our partnership with Muscle Maker Grill, the leading fast casual chain that shares our company’s focus on promoting health and fitness,” said Jim Kras, CMO of Inergetics. “This new product line will allow Muscle Maker Grill to sell its branded booster products as a retail item direct to consumers opening a whole new sales channel for the franchisees.”

Inergetics will continue to support the new product offerings with free in-store promotional materials.

About Inergetics, Inc.
Inergetics’ portfolio of brands includes: Martha Stewart™ Essentials, a complete line of NSF® Certified, whole-food-based supplements created specifically for women; Surgex® Sports Nutrition, the preferred nutritional supplement of Army Sports; Bikini Ready®, a leader in active lifestyle solutions; SlimTrim, the affordable, premium value diet brand; OmEssentials®, a line of scientifically advanced nutritional supplements designed to further the health and wellness of yoga practitioners and active individuals; and Nulief™, a line of Cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutritional supplements. Inergetics’ brands are available domestically and internationally at thousands of premier locations including Akins, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bi-Lo, Cardinal Health, Discount Drug Mart, Drug Emporium, Fruth Pharmacy, H-E-B, Harmon, Harris Teeter, Harveys, Ingles, Lewis Drugs, Meijer, Navarro Pharmacies, Price Chopper, PriceSmart, Schnucks Markets, ShopRite, Walgreens, Weis Markets, Whole Foods and Winn-Dixie as well as leading e-tailers such as Amazon, Bodybuilding.com, Bulu Box, CVS.com, Drugstore.com, iHerb, LuckyVitamin.com, Swanson, Vitacost and Zulily.

To learn more about Inergetics, visit www.inergetics.com, and the Inergetics brands’ websites at: www.marthastewartessentials.com, www.surgexsports.com, www.surgexsportsblitz.com, www.slimtrim1.com, www.bikinireadylifestyle.com, www.kahunasands.com, www.omessentials.com, and www.nuliefcbd.com.

About Muscle Maker Grill
Muscle Maker Grill is one of the country’s fastest-growing franchises with 57 units in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Muscle Maker Grill has sold 200 units nationwide to date. It enjoys food service sales from its large menu of low-calorie, protein-packed healthful fare, as well as retail sales of protein supplements and packaged foods from retail sections within each restaurant. The chain’s management seeks our restaurant sites inside or near to health clubs and fitness centers, which puts Muscle Maker in proximity to its target customer base-consumers committed to healthy lifestyles. To learn more about Muscle Maker Grill, visit www.musclemakergrill.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those with respect to the objectives, plans and strategies of Inergetics set forth herein and those preceded by or that include the words “believes,” “expects,” “given,” “targets,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “projects,” “forecasts,” or similar expressions, are “forward-looking statements.” Although Inergetics’ management believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are, or will be, correct. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause Inergetics’ future results to differ materially from those anticipated. Inergetics assumes no obligation to update any of the information contained or referenced in this press release.

SOURCE Inergetics, Inc.



Ronda Rousey on HBO Real Sports


Ronda Rousey HBO Real Sports
“It makes me feel way better than is someone told me I was pretty.” That was Ronda Rousey’s response to HBO Real Sports correspondent Jon Frankel when he mentions that Sports Illustrated named her the best pound for pound fighter (man or woman) in the UFC. HBO Real Sports tackles gender stereo types and how Ronda Rousey is changing the conversation.

Real Sports premieres tonight (May 19) 10pm ET on HBO.

This wasn’t the first time Rousey was on HBO Real Sports. She appeared on the show in 2013 before



2015 CrossFit® South Regional Women’s Results


2015 CrossFit South Regional
Camille LeBlanc was in the lead heading into the third and final day of the CrossFit South Regionals by 33 points. She continued her winning ways by dominating Event 6. She set the event record with a time of 13:49.1. Coming in second was Natalie Newhart who was neck and neck with Camille until the final round. Natalie finished under the 16 minute time cap with a time of 14:41.2. Rounding out the top three in Event 6 was Tiffany Hendrickson with a time of 15:02.5

Women’s Event 6 – Time Cap: 16 Minutes
Five Rounds For Time:
• 25-Calorie Row
• 16 Chest-to-bar Pull-Ups
• 9 Strict Deficit Handstand Push-ups

2015 CrossFit South Regional Event 6 Results:
1. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet
2. Natalie Newhart
3. Tiffany Hendrickson
4. Amanda Goodman
5. Rachel Garibay
6. Jenn Jones
7. Chely Galvan
8. Alexis Johnson
9. Jaime Gold
10T Tylinn Rashan
10T Tatiana Rebane

Camille has a comfortable lead heading into the seventh and final event. The fifth and final qualifying spot will be the one to watch. Only the top five women with the highest points will head to the 2015 CrossFit Games.

2015 Overall Points CrossFit South Regional WomenAfter Event 6
1. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet (555 Points)
2. Margauex Alvarez (487 Points)
3. Jenn Jones (474 Points)
4. Amanda Goodman (457 Points)
5. Whitney Cappellucci (397 Points)
6. Natalie Newhart (388 Points)
7. Maddy Myers (388 Points)
8. Tiffany Hendrickson (380 Points)
9. Tennil Reed (377 Points)
10. Brista Mayfield (374 Points)

Amanda Goodman turned things up a notch in the final event and set the Event record. In doing so she won the event and moved up into the third place spot in the overall standings. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet finished Event 7 in second place and cruised to a victory in the overall point standings. Coming in fourth in the event and second overall was Margie Alvarez. Jenn Jones finished the overall standings in fourth. The fifth and final overall spot went to Maddy Myers. Myers was in 7th heading into the final event but an impressive third place finish launched her into that fifth and final qualifying spot.

Women’s Event 7 – Time Cap: 6 Minutes
• 15 Muscle-Ups
• 1 Squat Clean – 135bs
• 1 Squat Clean – 145lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 155lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 165lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 15lbs

2015 CrossFit South Regional Event 7 Results:
1. Amanda Goodman 1:21.0
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet 1:29.6
3. Maddy Myers 1:29.9
4. Margaux Alvarez 1:53.0
5. Tiffany Hendrickson 2:03.0
6. April Digiannantonio 2:13.6
7. Alexis Johnson 2:14.9
8. Whitney Cappellucci 2:15.3
9. Alexandra LaChance 2:18.5
10. Jaime Gold 2:20.3

2015 CrossFit® South Regional Women’s Overall Results:
1. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet (650 Points)
2. Margauex Alvarez (572 Points)
3. Amanda Goodman (557 Points)
4. Jenn Jones (539 Points)
5. Maddy Myers (478 Points)

For complete results visit games.crossfit.com.

Read more from Day 2’s competition.



2015 Women’s CrossFit® Atlantic Regional – Results


2015 CrossFit Atlantic Regionals
Heading into third and final day of competition, Anna Tunnicliffe held a 12 point lead. Emily Bridgers had a slow start in day one but turned up the intensity in day two. She was in second place heading into the sixth event with Same Briggs nipping at her Reebok Nano’s. Heading into the final heat only Hannah Richards finished Event 6 under the 16 minute time cap.

It was neck and neck between Briggs and Bridgers in Event 6. Bridgers slowed during the rowing portion of the even but made up time in the chest-to-bar pull-ups and handstand push-ups. The opposite was true for Sam Briggs who cruised through the Calorie row but slowed a bit by the time she made her way to the handstand push-ups portion. Ultimately the Atlanta favorite, Bridgers pulled away for the victory in a time of 14:01.4. Sam Briggs finished under the cap with a time of 15:22.5 and coming in third was Hannah Richards with 15:59.0. It looked as if Richards came up just short of the time cap but it was overturned. Cassidy Lance and Anna Tunnicliffe tied for fourth.

Heading into the seventh and final event the overall standings…

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Overall Standings (through 6 Events)
1. Emily Bridgers (517 Points)
2. Anna Tunnicliffe (514 Points)
3. Sam Briggs (504 Points)
4. Cassidy Lane (470 Points)
5. Whitney Gelin (410 Points)
6. Alea Helmick (382 Points)
7. Christy Adkins (376 Points)
8. Caroline Dardini (358 Points)
9. Lindsay Eder (356 Points)
10. Gretchen Kittelberger (345 Points)

Women’s Event 6 – Time Cap: 16 Minutes
Five Rounds For Time:
• 25-Calorie Row
• 16 Chest-to-bar Pull-Ups
• 9 Strict Deficit Handstand Push-ups

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 6 Results
1. Emily Bridgers
2. Sam Briggs
3. Hannah Richards
4T Cassidy Lance
4T Anna Tunnicliffe
5. Lauren Truskwoski
6. Lindsay Eder
7. Alanna Colon
8. Rachel Krumm
9. Caroline Dardini
10. Corrinna Benz

Emily Bridgers finished the weekend winning four of the last five events. She finished the 7th event in the number one spot and earned another trip the CrossFit Games in Carson, California. Emily finished 15 seconds ahead of Christy Adkins with a time of 1:33.9 in Event 7. Caroline Dardini was third and Alea Hemlick in fourth. Rounding out the top five in the final event was Sam Briggs. After the competition conclude, Briggs shared that she would be heading into surgery and had been competing on a broken foot.

Women’s Event 7 – Time Cap: 6 Minutes
• 15 Muscle-Ups
• 1 Squat Clean – 135bs
• 1 Squat Clean – 145lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 155lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 165lbs
• 1 Squat Clean – 15lbs

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 7 Results
1. Emily Bridgers
2. Christy Adkins
3. Caroline Dardini
4. Alea Helmick
5. Sam Briggs
6. Sarabeth Phillips
7. Whitney Gelin
8. Cassidy Lance
9. Allan Colon
10. Corinna Benz

The top five from each regional qualify for the 2015 CrossFit Games in July. Emily, Sam, Anna and Cassidy have all been to the Games before. This will be Whitney Gelin’s first trip to the CrossFit Games. Your final standings in the Atlantic Regional.

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Overall Final Standings
1. Emily Bridgers (617 Points)
2. Sam Briggs (584 Points)
3. Anna Tunnicliffe (561 Points)
4. Cassidy Lance (541 Points)
5. Whitney Gelin (483 Points)

For complete results from the 2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional visit games.crossfit.com.

Read more: from day 2 at the Women’s Atlantic Regional.



2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Results – Day 2


Atlantic Regional Day 2
Day two is in the books at the 2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional and there’s a new leader in the Women’s Individual division. Anna Tunnicliffe sits in the top spot with 429 points. Fan favorite and the leader after Day 1, Sam Briggs fell to third and sits 20 points behind Anna. Emily Bridgers made up tremendous ground from day one and currently sits in second. Emily was in sixth heading into the second day of action.

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Individual Events 3

Heat 1 – 0:00:00
Heat 2 – 0:30:00
Heat 3 – 1:00:00
Heat 4 – 1:30:00

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 3 Results
1. Emily Bridgers
2. Anna Tunnicliffe
3. Sam Briggs
4. Christy Adkins
5. Kim Cocce
6. Caroline Dardini
7. Lindsay Eder
8T. Whitney Gelin
8T. Cassidy Lance
10. Jaimie Byerly

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Individual Events 4 & 5

Heat 1 – 0:05:45
Heat 2 – 0:16:45
Heat 3 – 0:27:00
Heat 4 – 0:39:00

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 4 Results
1. Emily Bridgers
2. Jessica Carillon
3. Cassidy Lance
4. Hannah Richards
5. Nicole Corey
6. Elizabeth Parry
7. Anna Tunnicliffe
8. Sarabeth Phillips
9. Gretchen Kittelberger
10. Linsey Wise

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Event 5 Results
1T. Nicole Corey
1T. Cassidy Lance
3. Whitney Gelin
4T. Emily Bridgers
4T. Gretchen Kittelberger
6. Alea Helmeck
7. Corinna Benz
8T. Sarabeth Phillips
8T. Anna Tunnicliffe
10. Caroline Dardini

2015 Women’s Atlantic Regional Overall Standings
1. Anna Tunnicliffe (429 points)
2. Emily Bridgers (417 points)
3. Samantha Briggs (409 points)
4. Cassidy Lance (385 points)
5. Whitney Gelin (363 points)
6. Alea Helmick (333 points)
7. Christy Adkins (313 points)
8. Nicole Corey (309 points)
9. Jessica Carillon (291 points)
10. Caroline Dardini (291 points)



Camille Leblanc-Bazinet Leads CrossFit South Regional – Day 2 Results


Day 2 CrossFit South
The 2014 CrossFit Games Women’s champ, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet finished Day 2 of the CrossFit South Regional in the number spot. She started day two with a fifth place finish but regained championship form in event number four. She finished the day with a second place finish in event number five. Camille heads into the third and final day with a 33 point lead over Margaux Alvarez. Margo lost some ground in event number four coming in 14th in the event. Rounding out the top three is Jenn Jones who finished the day off with an impressive 190 lbs snatch in event five, which earned her the in in the event. She is 23 points behind Margaux and 56 points behind Camille heading into the final two events.

2015 Overall Points CrossFit South Regional Women Overall Results
1. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet (455 Points)
2. Margauex Alvarez (422 Points)
3. Jenn Jones (399 Points)
4. Amanda Goodman (372 Points)
5. Tennil Reed (334 Points)
6. Whitney Cappellucci (328 Points)
7. Brista Mayfield (325 Points)
8. Maddy Myers (315 Points)
9. Alexis Johnson (311 Points)
10. Andrea Ager (296 Points)

2015 South Regional – Women’s Event 3

Heat 1 – 0:01:40
Heat 2 – 0:31:40
Heat 3 – 1:01:45
Heat 4 – 1:30:00
Heat 5 – 2:00:00

CrossFit South Regionals 2015 – Event 3
1. Natalie Newhart
2. Marguex Alvarez
3. Tiffany Hendrickson
4. Whitney Cappellucci
5. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
6. Alexis Johnson
7. Jenn Jones
8. Chely Galvan
9. Tennil Reed
10. Rachel Garibay

CrossFit South Regionals 2015 – Event 4
1. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
2. Tiffany Hendrickson
3. Tennil Reed
4. Brista Mayfield
5. Jenn Jones
6. Amanda Goodman
7. Alexandra LaChance
8. Arielle Armstrong
9. Alexis Johnson
10. Tylinn Rashan

CrossFit South Regionals 2015 – Event 5
1. Jenn Jones
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
3. Amanda Goodman
4. Alexandra LaChance
5. Whitney Cappellucci
6. Andi Turner
7. Margaux Alvarez
8. Maddy Myers
9. Beth Spearman
10. Tennil Reed



2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Results


2015 Body Power Pro

The 2015 IFBB Body Power Pro took place today (May 16) in Birmingham. The event didn’t draw the largest fields but none the less the winners qualify for the 2015 Olympia and the second through fifth place finishers earned points towards the Olympia Point Series.

Adela Ondrejovicova from Slovakia was the unanimous winner on the judges’ score sheet in the Figure division. She beat out nine other women for her first IFBB Pro victory and in doing so punched her ticket to her first Figure Olympia. Vivien Olah from Hungary was second and in third was the Louise Rogers of the UK.

Adela Ondrejovicova 2015 Figure Body Power ProAdela Ondrejovicova Figure Pro Winner – Photo by extrifit.cz

 

2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Figure Results
Birmingham, United Kingdom – May 16, 2015
1. Adela Ondrejovicova – 3
2. Vivien Olah – 6
3. Louise Rogers – 9
4. Maria Garcia – 12
5. Agnese Russo – 15
6. Leah Dolan – 18
7. Maria Scotland – 21
8. Tamen Stuve – 25
9. Kizzy Vaines – 26
10. Giada Simari – 29

Eight men entered the 2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Bodybuilding 212, with the late entrant Kim Jun Ho winning in unanimous fashion. Kim was coming off a second place finish at the New York Pro. The Korean bodybuilder is now qualified for the 212 Showdown in Las Vegas later this year.

Kim Jun Ho Winner 212Kim Jun Ho – 212 Men’s Bodybuilding Winner – Photo by extrifit.cz

2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
Birmingham, United Kingdom – May 16, 2015
1. Kim Jun Ho – 3
2. Shaun Joseph Tavernier – 6
3. Khalid Almohsinawi – 9
4. Dobromir Delev – 12
5. Vojtech Koritensky – 15
6. Thomas Benagli – 18
7. Manuel Manchago – 21
8. Patrick Ostolani – 24
DNF John Armstrong

Three men entered the 2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Wheelchair division and it was Harold Kelly who was victorious in the competition. Coming in second was Gabriele Andriulli from Italy and rounding out the top three was Nick Scott from the USA.

Harold Kelly Body PowerHarold Kelly Wheelchair Bodybuilding Winner – Photo by extrifit.cz

2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Wheelchair Results
Birmingham, United Kingdom – May 16, 2015
1. Harold Kelly – 3
2. Gabriele Andriulli – 6
3. Nick Scott – 9

Visit www.extrifit.cz to see more photos from the 2015 IFBB Body Power Pro.



2015 CrossFit Regional Women’s Standings – Day 1


2015 CrossFit Regional
Anna Tunnicliffe and Sam Briggs battle it out in the Atlantic Region while Margaux Alvarez and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet are the top two women at the South Regional. Sam Briggs sits in the top spot at the Atlantic Regionals with 195 points after day one. Briggs is on a mission this year and it shows. She was the 2013 CrossFit Games winner but failed to qualify last year. It’s also worth noting that Sam is competing in a new region this year. She had previously competed in the European Region.

Anna Tunnicliffe is in second just five points behind Briggs. Anna Tunnicliffe is a two-time Olympian and won a Gold Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games sailing. Anna was seeded in the number six spot heading into the Atlantic Regional.

Emily Bridgers and Christy Adkins will be ones to keep an eye on in the Day 2 events.


2015 CrossFit Regional Women’s Standings – Day 1

Atlantic Regional Women’s Event 1
1. Samantha Briggs (2:28.8)
2. Cassidy Lance (2:45.8)
3. Anna Tunnicliffe (2:52.3)
4. Alea Helmick (2:55.7)
5. Christy Adkins (2:55.9)

Atlantic Regional – Individual Event 1

Heat 1 – 40:00
Heat 2 – 52:00
Heat 3 – 102:00
Heat 4 – 110:00

Atlantic Regional Women’s Event 2
1. Anna Tunnicliffe (8:24.9)
2. Samantha Briggs (9:36.4)
3. Whitney Gelin (10:51.3)
4. Madi Mansberger (11:00)
5. Christy Adkins (11:01.7)

Atlantic Regional – Individual Event 2

Heat 1 – 5:00
Heat 2 – 26:00
Heat 3 – 46:00
Heat 4 – 106:00

Atlantic Regional Overall Women Standings after Day 1:
1. Samantha Briggs (195 points)
2. Anna Tunnicliffe (190 points)
3. Christy Adkins (160 points)
4. Whitney Gelin (153 points)
5. Alea Helmick (152 points)
6. Emily Bridgers (132 points)
7. Jessica Carillon (130 points)
8. Laura Brannen (130 points)
9. Madi Mansberger (128 points)
10. Cassidy Lance (124 points)

Watch Atlantic Regional Day One Events

SOUTH REGIONAL
Margaux Alvarez was the number four seed heading into Day One’s South Region events but ended up in the number one spot after two events. She dominated in Event one with a time of 2:35.3. She followed up that up with an impressive showing in the second event. The 2014 CrossFit Games champ, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet finished day one in second place and 15 points behind Alvarez. There are still plenty of points to be earned in the next two days. As evident with Andrea Ager’s event two performance, anything is possible. Andrea’s win in Event 2 helped her finish the day in the third place, this after a 10th place finish in Event 1.


South Regional Women’s Event 1
1. Margaux Alvarez 2:35.3
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet 2:42.2
3. Jasmine Dever 2:44.7
4. Jenn Jones 2:44.8
5. Rachel Garibay 2:47.6

South Regional Individual Event 1

Heat 1 – 103:00
Heat 2 – 113:00
Heat 3 – 123:00
Heat 4 – 133:00
Heat 5- 143:00

South Regional Women’s Event 2
1. Andrea Ager (8:32.0)
2. Margaux Alvarez (9:33.4)
3. Natalie Newhart (9:42.9)
4. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (9:47.9)
5. Whitney Cappellucci (9:56.1)

South Regional Individual Event 2

Heat 1 – 1:50:00
Heat 2 – 2:10:00
Heat 3 – 2:30:00
Heat 4 – 2:51:00
Heat 5 – 3:11:00
End of Day 1 at the Desk – 3:30:00

South Regional Overall Women’s Standings after Day 1:
1. Margaux Alvarez (195 points)
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (180 points)
3. Andrea Ager (167 points)
4. Amanda Goodman (148 points)
5. Jenn Jones (146 points)
6. Gabrielle Andrews (144 points)
7. Whitney Cappellucci (143 points)
8. Randi Stevens (142 points)
9. Maddy Myers (132 points)
10. Natalie Newhart (131 points)

Watch South Regional Day One Events

The action resumes on Saturday May 16th. Watch the South Regional and Atlantic Regional live on Youtube. For more information visit games.crossfit.com.



Reebok and DuPont Partner on New CrossFit® Collection


Reebok and DuPont Partner to create new Reebok CrossFit Collection with Kevlar®

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DuPont and Reebok Collaborate on New Reebok CrossFit® Collection
The science and engineering behind this advanced material enables athletes to Dare Bigger™ and push the limits of their sport.

Wilmington, Del. – DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) and Reebok International (Reebok) announced the signing of a multi-year trademark license agreement for the use of the DuPont™ Kevlar® and Dare Bigger™ trademarks. Launching this upcoming June, the new Spring-Summer 2015 Reebok CrossFit® collection will incorporate the DuPont advanced material and feature the DuPont trademarks.

DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber is known for its extreme strength and durability. It is used in a variety of high-performance sporting apparel, accessories and equipment. As CrossFit® workouts continue to evolve and become more challenging and the limits of fitness are pushed, the CrossFit® athlete requires apparel that can withstand the rigors of functional movements performed at high intensity. This collection was designed with distinct emphasis on the specific needs of the CrossFit® athlete.

“The science and engineering behind this advanced material enables athletes to Dare Bigger™ and push the limits of their sport,” said Marc Doyle, president of DuPont Protection Technologies. “The collaboration is a great fit between our companies and capitalizes on the synergy between our brands, allowing us to innovate and help make strong, light and durable athletic apparel and gear.”

Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® has helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world. The use of Kevlar® has been extended to everything from fire fighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, mining belts and commercial aircraft. The Kevlar® brand and science also is used in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires, workwear and high-performance sporting apparel, shoes and equipment. This year, DuPont is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discoveries that led to Kevlar® and this new line of Reebok CrossFit® apparel and footwear is an example of advancing the innovation legacy of Kevlar® forward.

To celebrate the collaboration of this new line of Reebok CrossFit® apparel, Reebok has created a short video that emphasizes the unique partnership of these two powerful brands. The video truly highlights the story of how Reebok and DuPont are coming together to reach new heights. Many products are featured in the video, including the Reebok CrossFit® Board Shorts built with patches made with Kevlar® fiber. This product line also will be presented at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit® Games.

“My CrossFit training regimen is constantly testing my limits. I work out multiple times a day so I need consistent, durable gear that withstands the toughest workout,” said Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, professional CrossFit® athlete and female winner of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit® Games. “Reebok CrossFit® apparel and footwear made with DuPont™ Kevlar® are an ideal combination resulting in high-performance gear that allows me to do even more than I think is possible.”

“Reebok has strategically engineered Kevlar® into key abrasion zones within its apparel and footwear so they are durable enough to withstand even the toughest workouts,” said Corinna Werkle, senior vice president, Training at Reebok. “We value our relationship with DuPont for the science behind these world-class products and for the power of the DuPont™ Kevlar® brand.”

The Reebok CrossFit® apparel collection will be available on June 1, 2015, ranging from $100 MSRP – $250 MSRP at Reebok.com, store.crossfit.com and select retailers worldwide.

 

Dupont & Reebok

 

Reebok International, headquartered in Canton, Mass., USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enable movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race; the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC, and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. For more information, visit Reebok at http://www.reebok.com.

CrossFit Inc. is the developer and provider of the CrossFit® strength and conditioning program and a recognized worldwide leader in functional fitness. Founded by Greg Glassman and built on the foundations of constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements, education and collaborative competition, CrossFit-brand workouts develop strength and fitness while cultivating community and camaraderie in each of the more than 10,000 affiliated gyms in its global network. CrossFit Inc. is a leading accredited certificate issuer for physical-training professionals worldwide and offers specialty certificate programs in addition to its core curriculum. CrossFit Inc. publishes the CrossFit Journal, promotes physical fitness and cognitive health through the CrossFit Kids Foundation, and created and operates the CrossFit Games, an annual competition where elite athletes compete to be named the Fittest on Earth™. To learn more, visit crossfit.com, games.crossfit.com, facebook.com/crossfit or youtube.com/CrossFitHQ.

DuPont Protection Technologies is a leader in technologies and products that protect people, the environment and critical assets worldwide. For additional information, please visit DuPont Protection Technologies. For media information on the Kevlar 50th anniversary, please visit the DuPont™ Kevlar® Media Center.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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CrossFit, Forging Elite Fitness, The Sport of Fitness and Fittest on Earth are registered trademarks or trademarks of CrossFit Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Competitors


The 2015 IFBB Body Power Pro will feature the Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Wheelchair Bodybuilding and Figure. The numbers aren’t great and someone will have a great opportunity to qualify for the Olympia with a win in the UK this weekend. It’s a bit surprising there aren’t more competitors in the show considering it’s the UK’s only IFBB Pro show in 2015.

2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Figure Competitors
1. Leah Dolan
2. Maria Garcia
3. Vivien Olah
4. Adela Ondrejovicova
5. Louise Rogets
6. Agnesse Russo
7. Maria Scotland
8. Giada Simari
9. Tamen Stuve
10. Kizzy Vaines

2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding
1. Khalid Almohsinawi
2. John Armstrong
3. Thomas Benagli
4. Dobromir Delev
5. Kim Junho
6. Vojtech Koritensky
7. Manuel Manchago
8. Patrick Ostolani
9. Shawn Joseph Tavernier

2015 IFBB Body Power Pro Wheelchair Competitors
1. Garbriele Andriulli
2. Nick Scott

More info: www.bodypowerexpo.co.uk



Fifth Annual Toronto SuperShow Info


2015 Toronto SuperShow

THE TORONTO PRO SUPERSHOW IS BACK – BIGGER AND BETTER.  

TORONTO, ON  – Sport fans and fitness enthusiasts alike love the Toronto Pro SuperShow. The 5th annual Toronto Pro SuperShow will be taking place on June 6th and June 7th, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Boasting an annual attendance exceeding 10,000, the Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO is Canada’s largest health and fitness exposition and sport festival of its kind held in one location. It showcases leading businesses, sports and organizations with the latest trends in the health and fitness industry.

The Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO will also be hosting over 900 athletes across its various sporting events including Sweat for SickKids Toronto Fitness Challenge, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Pro Wrestling, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Arm-wrestling, Strongman, RushClub Crossfit, Inside Fitness Magazine Model Searches and IFBB Pro Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Competitions.

The Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO is a must see attraction at $20.00 per day is a great value for the level of sport entertainment.

Tickets are on sale now on the Toronto Pro SuperShow website www.torontoprosupershow.com.

IFBB Bodybuilding

The Toronto Pro SuperShow IFBB Championships is one of two professional IFBB sanctioned events in Canada. Check out the largest Men and Women Bodybuilders and the most fit and beautiful Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique athletes in the world. The Toronto Pro SuperShow will also be featuring all classes and divisions at the Pro level, as well for the first time on the Toronto stage, IFBB Pro Wheelchair Bodybuilding.

This year the prize purse for the professional level bodybuilding has been increased to over $80,000 US. The prize purse will be distributed to the winners of each bodybuilding division with the winner of IFBB Pro Men’s Open Bodybuilding receiving $30,000, IFBB Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding receiving $12,000, and the remaining evenly distributed to the other bodybuilding divisions – IFBB Pro Men’s Wheelchair, IFBB Pro Men’s Physique, IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding, IFBB Pro Women’s Figure, IFBB Pro Women’s Physique, IFBB Pro Women’s Bikini and IFBB Pro Women’s Fitness.

Meet IFBB Legends

Meet some of the most recognizable professional bodybuilders in the industry. Ronnie Coleman, Kai Greene, Big Ramy and Nicole Wilkins will be on-site in the Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO.

Ronnie Coleman: Former football player and police officer, 8 x Mr. Olympia and record holder for the most IFBB Professional Titles (26). Ronnie Coleman, also known as “Big Ron”, turned PRO in 1991 at the World Amateur Championships and competed until 2007. Ronnie Coleman to this day, remains one of the most recognized bodybuilders in the sport.

Kai Greene: Over the years, Kai has gained vast notoriety beyond what he could have imagined in his youth. Within the bodybuilding arena, Kai has been held as one of the most inspirational athletes of his time. With a seemingly unique, yet well -developed vocabulary, Kai has made a seemingly unconscious effort to create a revolutionary approach to bodybuilding. He has changed bodybuilding’s fans, competitors and the overall perception of a once thought of as, “pick things up and put them down” bodybuilder.

Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy): Born and raised into a family of fishermen, where “Big Ramy” worked that trade until he and his brothers arrived in Kuwait and he became a trainer at Oxygen Gym. In between his work at the fish market, “Big Ramy” would also train at the gym to stay in shape and it was there where he was first discovered. With only one IFBB Pro win, all eyes were on Ramy and this allowed for him to have a huge fan following leading up to the 2013 Olympia, where he placed in the Top 10.

Nicole Wilkins: 4 time Ms. Figure Olympia; Nicole lives and breathes this sport and lifestyle, not only with her professional career, but personal. She has gone through many ups and downs as a competitor, but has always made an effort to see the positive in everything she does. Nicole travels the world and shares her talents and knowledge with everyone she meets.

Combative Sports at the Toronto Pro SuperShow

Boxing, Muay Thai and Kickboxing; the Toronto Pro SuperShow combative area is a non-stop combative excitement on the EXPO floor. Over 200 combative athletes will be competing for Canadian and North American titles.

Model Searches

Toronto Pro SuperShow will be once again hosting the Inside Fitness Women’s Fitness Model Search, Women’s Bikini Model Search and Men’s Fitness Model Search. Over 100 fitness and bikini models will be competing for the ultimate prize of a photo feature in Inside Fitness magazine.

About the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB)

The International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness was founded in 1946 in Montreal by brothers Joe and Ben Weider, whose dream was to bring the sport to international prominence. The IFBB currently has 182 affiliated National Federations as members, and organizes more than 2,500 competitions from regional to world levels each year. The organization is recognized by many world sporting organizations including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and more than 90 National Olympic Committees. Competitors participate for medals in the Pan American Games, the European Games and the IOC Regional Games, among others. The IFBB is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, and promotes fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

About the Toronto Pro SuperShow

The Toronto Pro SuperShow is an annual event held in Toronto, Ontario. Its main goal is to increase exposure to a variety of sports in an environment that encourages others to get active and involved. It showcases leading businesses and organizations with the latest trends in the health and fitness industry.

Website: www.torontoprosupershow.com
Twitter: @TOProSuperShow
Instagram: @TOProSuperShow
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TorontoProSuperShow
To subscribe to the online newsletter: http://www.torontoprosupershow.com/newsletter/subscriptions

Toronto Pro SuperShow Media Contact:
Carla Heins
Toronto Pro SuperShow Promotions Ltd.
Tel: 1-888-883-5766 ext. 3
Email: media@torontoprosupershow.com



Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2015 Results


Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2015 Results

NORTH BERGEN, N.J.  — Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:  VSI), a multi-channel specialty retailer and manufacturer of nutritional products, today announced preliminary results for the three months ended March 28, 2015. Total net sales in the first quarter increased 9.4% to $336.8 million compared to $307.8 million in the same period of the prior year.  Reported fully-diluted earnings per share in first quarter 2015 were $0.63, compared with $0.67 in first quarter 2014.

Commenting on the quarter’s results, Colin Watts, recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, “Our first quarter results were both below our expectations and were disappointing due to a combination of external headwinds and margin pressure. We are working quickly to strengthen the core business and develop new growth opportunities.  As a trusted, leading health and wellness retailer, we have confidence in our ability to deepen our relationships with our customers and to improve business performance going forward.”

First Quarter 2015 Results
Sales growth in the quarter was driven by: 1) Total comparable sales of 1.2%, 2) growth from non-comp stores, and 3) manufacturing revenue of $14.0 million.  Retail comparable sales were 1.5% and ecommerce sales were down 90 basis points.

Cost of goods sold, which includes product, distribution, manufacturing and store occupancy costs, increased $23.8 million, or 12.0%, to $222.2 million for the three months ended March 28, 2015, compared with $198.4 million for the three months ended March 29, 2014.

Gross profit increased $5.2 million, or 4.7%, to $114.6 million for 2015 first quarter, compared with $109.5 million for first quarter 2014.  Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 34.0% for the quarter ended March 28, 2015, compared to 35.6% in first quarter 2014. The decrease was mainly attributable to product mix, increased promotional activity, deleverage on store occupancy costs and the impact of Nutri-Force.

Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A), including operating payroll and related benefits, advertising expense and depreciation and amortization increased $8.5 million, or 11.3%, to $83.7 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2015, compared with $75.2 million for the quarter ended March 29, 2014.  SG&A includes approximately $0.4 million of acquisition-related costs.  SG&A for first quarter 2014 included acquisition related expenses for Super Supplements and manufacturing consulting costs of approximately $1.8 million.  Reported SG&A as a percentage of net sales was 24.8% for first quarter 2015 compared with 24.4% in first quarter 2014.  Excluding non-operating items for both periods, SG&A as a percent of revenue was 24.7% in first quarter 2015 and 23.9% in first quarter 2014. This increase in SG&A rate was mainly driven by higher store payroll, digital advertising costs and depreciation and amortization expense.

Income from operations in first quarter 2015 of $31.0 million compared to $34.2 million in the same period of the prior year.  As a percentage of net sales, income from operations was 9.2% for first quarter 2015 compared with 11.1% for first quarter 2014.  Adjusted for non-operating costs in both periods, income from operations as a percentage of sales was 9.3% in first quarter 2015 and 11.7% in first quarter 2014.

Net income was $18.7 million for first quarter 2015 compared to $20.5 million in the same period of the prior year.  Reported earnings per diluted share were $0.63 in first quarter 2015 compared with $0.67 in first quarter 2014.  Adjusted EPS was $0.63 for first quarter 2015 and $0.70 for first quarter 2014.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
Cash and equivalents at March 28, 2015 were $1.9 million and $18.0 million was drawn on the revolver.

Capital expenditures were $11.3 million in the quarter. Funds were primarily expended on new stores and IT investments.

During the quarter, under the company’s previously announced $100 million share buyback program, the company repurchased 400,000 shares of its common stock for a total purchase price of $16.5 million.  As of March 28, 2015, 1,672,039 shares have been repurchased for a total of $74.4 million.

Subsequent Event.  The Board of Directors has authorized another share repurchase program that enables the company to purchase an additional $100 million of its shares of common stock over the next three years.  Shares will be repurchased from time-to-time in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.  The repurchase program does not obligate the Company to acquire any specific number of shares and may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason, including market conditions, the cost of repurchasing shares, the availability of alternative investment opportunities, liquidity, and other factors deemed appropriate. These factors may also affect the timing and amount of share repurchases.

2015 Outlook
In view of first quarter 2015 results and recent trends, management now expects the following for 2015:

  • Net sales increase of 6% to 8%
  • Total comparable sales growth, including e-commerce, in the low single digits for the year
  • Approximately 60 new stores
  • Earnings per diluted share of approximately $2.05 to $2.25 for the full-year. This assumes completion of the 2014 share buyback program.

Webcast
Management will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter 2015 results at 8:30a.m. Eastern Time (ET) today.  Interested investors and other parties may listen to the simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.vitaminshoppe.com. A telephonic replay will be available beginning at 11:30a.m. ET on May 6, 2015and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 or 1-858-384-5517 for international callers. The passcode for the replay is 5621899.The replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on May13, 2015.  The webcast will also be archived on the company’s website at www.vitaminshoppe.com in the investor relations section.

About the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI)
Vitamin Shoppe is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products based in North Bergen, New Jersey.  In its stores and on its websites, the Company carries one of the most comprehensive retail assortments in the industry, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and beauty aids.  In addition to offering 900 national brand products, the Vitamin Shoppe also carries products under The Vitamin Shoppe®, BodyTech®,True Athlete®, MyTrition®, plntTM, ProBioCareTM, Next StepTM, Betancourt and Nutri-Force Sports®brands.  The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 700 company-operated retail stores under The Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail banners, and primarily through its website, www.VitaminShoppe.com.Follow the Vitamin Shoppe on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/THEVITAMINSHOPPE and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VitaminShoppe.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements”. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and actual results of operations may differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including the strength of the economy, changes in the overall level of consumer spending, the performance of the Company’s products within the prevailing retail environment, trade restrictions, availability of suitable store locations at appropriate terms, the availability of raw materials, compliance with regulations, certifications and best practices with respect to the development, manufacture, sales and marketing of the company’s products and other factors which are further described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2014 and in all filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K.  The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required to do so by law.



2015 IFBB New York Pro Results


2015 IFBB New York Pro Results for Figure, Bikini, Women’s Physique, Men’s Physique, Open Men’s Bodybuilding and Men’s 212 Bodybuilding. The event was held on Sunday, May 10th in Teaneck, NJ. The winners of each division qualified for the 2015 Olympia held later this year in Las Vegas.

2015 IFBB New York Pro Figure Results
1. Latorya Watts
2. Allison Frahn
3. Andrea Cantone
4. Bethany Wagner
5. Chioma Uwasomba
6. Andrea Paynter
7. Georgina Lona
8. Kimberly Jones
9. Megan Olson
10. Sheila Forjuoh
11. Vivien Olah
12. Amy Puglise
13. Susana Garcia
14. Julie Mayer
15. Maria Scotland
16. Andrea Calhoun
16. Amber Crowder
16. Jennifer Everson
16. Sarah Fechter
16. Ester Gozhansky
16. Marlissa Jordan
16. Olga Karavayeva
16. Sophie Lagace
16. Katie Luna
16. Monique Norval
16. Marie Ong-Allegro
16. Rinnah Schmid
16. Diana Schnaidt
16. Rebecca Schubeck
16. Linda Stephens
16. Susetty Tabash
16. Katerina Tarbox
16. Yolanda Tillman
DNF Beckie Boddie

2015 IFBB New York Pro Bikini Results
1. India Paulino
2. Stephanie Mahoe
3. Courtney King
4. Bianca Berry
5. Angeles Burke
6. Katherine Ampolini
7. Vladimira Krasova
8. Elia Fernandez
9. Jamie Del Angel
10. Francesca Lauren
11. Casey Samsel
12. Lorena Bucio
13. Callie Bundy
14. Ashriel Osgood
15. Joanne Holden
16. Michelle Ackerman
16. Yarishna Ayala Otero
16. Ana Rita Contreras
16. Anna Kiseleva
16. Jeanette Kolonias
16. Liana Moroz
16. Francine Slobodnik

2015 IFBB New York Pro Women’s Physique Results
1. Michelle Cummings
2. Gloria Faulls
3. Jennifer Hernandez
4. Tamee Marie
5. Ayanna Carroll
6. Fabiola Boulanger
7. Jessica Gaines
8. Marcia Simmons
9. Heather Grace
10. Margarita Charaim
11. Jillian Reville
12. Mascha Tieken
13. Loana Muttoni
14. Roxanne Edwards
15. Tracy Hess
16. Orlandina Balan
16. Olga Beliakova
16. Laurie Davies
16. Cassandra Floyd
16. Nathalie Foreau
16. Jody Garland
16. Candrea Judd-Adams
16. Katerina Kyptova
16. Jehina Malik
16. Donna McGinn
16. Nadia Meyer
16. Geraldine Morgan
16. Miava Nelson
16. Jennifer Palazzo
16. Katie Sauter
16. Patricia Watson
DNF Dolly Lazarre

2015 IFBB New York Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results
1. Juan Morel
2. Victor Martinez
3. Max Charles
4. Henri Pierre Ano
5. Grigori Atoyan
6. Clarence DeVis
7. Alexander Federov
8. Pablo Ayala Zayas
9. Derek Upshaw
10. Daniel Toth
11. Juan Carlos Graham

2015 IFBB New York Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
1. Guy Cisternino
2. Kim Jun Ho
3. Marco Rivera
4. Jose Raul Sanchez Reyes
5. Chris Tuttle
6. Leonardo Pacheco
7. Shaun Clarida
8. Mboya Edwards
9. Wendell Floyd
10. Alison Maria
11. Javier Martinez

2015 IFBB New York Pro Men’s Physique Results
1. George Brown
2. Chase Savoie
3. Anton Antipov
4. Matthew Acton
5. Arash Rahbar
6. Geobanny Paula
7. Brandon Hendrickson
8. Darnell Moss
9. Daniel St. Peter
10. Dean Balabis
11. Michael Balan
12. A.J. Shukoori
13. John Nguyen
14. Nic Dennard
15. Chris Gurunlian
16. Sunny Akhigbe
16. Emmanuel Banks
16. Banner Budden
16. Folajaiye Dania
16. Michael Feeks
16. Andre Ferguson
16. Logan Franklin
16. Joseph Gass
16. William Gregory
16. Frank Griffin
16. Denis Gusev
16. Justin Hassan
16. Michael Hughes-Lewis
16. Ryan John Baptiste
16. Shane Makan
16. Matthew Masotti
16. Martin Mester
16. Chris Mosher
16. Musin Nasir
16. George O’Banyoun
16. Lorenzo Orozco
16. Sharif Reid
16. Steven Rogers
16. Ani Saliasi
16. Tim Santiago
16. Sean Sapera
16. Eduard Seferi
16. Stephan Talamo
16. David Velazquez



2015 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique Results


2015 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique Results from the Shreveport, Louisiana on May 9, 2015. Dianne Brown from Hyattsville, Maryland won in unanimous fashion and in doing so qualified for the 2015 Olympia showdown in Las Vegas.

2015 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique Results
Shreveport, Louisiana – May 9, 2015

1. Dianne Brown
2. Lise Thexton
3. CeaAnna Kerr
4. La’Drissa Bonivel
5. Rachel Baker
6. Lynn Reif
7. Heather Barbee
8. Michelle Jin
9. Amber McElreath
10. Marnee Winn
11. Victoria Dominguez
12. Sheila Mettler
13. Andrea Boudreaux
14. Jody May
15. Elizabeth Schneider
16. Yasha



2015 IFBB Eastern Seaboard Pro Competitors


This weekend in Atlanta, Georgia the IFBB Bikini and Men’s Physique pros will be competing for a spot in the 2015 Olympia. Surprisingly many of the competitors slated to compete in this show on Saturday, May 9th are planning to fly to Teaneck for the New York Pro the following day. That could get interesting.

2015 IFBB Eastern Seaboard Pro Bikini Competitors
Atlanta, Georgia – May 9, 2015
• Romina Basualdo
• Bianca Berry
• Angeles Burke
• Anne Marie Caravalho
• Elia Fernandez
• Nicole Markovic
• Jessica Pimental
• Samantha Maycock
• Shandy Ortiz
• Catherine Radulic
• Jessica Renee
• Brittany Taylor
• Kat Williams
• Whitney Wiser
• Kenea Yancey

2015 IFBB Eastern Seaboard Pro Men’s Competitors
Atlanta, Georgia – May 9, 2015
• Hercules Barthelemy, Jr
• Michael Bevins
• Travales Blount
• Greg Brant
• Tony Candales
• Andre Ferguson
• Michael Ferguson
• Vincent Fiore
• Jim Holcomb
• Andre Johnson
• Michael Johnson
• Jacques Lewis
• Diogo Montenegro
• Ryan Terry
• Derrick Wade
• Antoine Willaims
• Matt Wold

Sugarloaf Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

TIME:
Prejudging: 10am
Finals: 7pm

For more information on this show visit:georgianpc.com.



2015 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique


The 2015 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique will take place on May 9th in Shreveport, Louisiana. Fifteen IFBB Women’s Physique pros are slated to compete with the winner qualifying for the Olympia later this year. The pro competition is held in conjunction with the NPC Optimum Classic Championships. Prejudging for the pros kicks off at 9am and the finals are slated to start at 6pm.

2015 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Shreveport, Louisiana – May 9, 2015
• Rachel Baker
• La’Drissa Bonivel
• Andrea Boudreaux
• Dianne Brown
• Victoria Dominguez
• Michelle Jin
• CeaAnna Kerr
• Jody May
• Amber McElreath
• Sheila Mettler
• Lynn Reif
• Elizabeth Schneider
• Lise Thexton
• Marnee Winn
• Yasha

For more information visit optimumclassic.com.



2015 IFBB New York Pro Competitors


The 2015 New York Pro will showcase over 150 IFBB Pro League competitors on Sunday, May 10th. The event will play host to the Bikini, Figure, Women’s Physique, Men’s Physique, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding and Men’s Open Bodybuilding divisions. This year’s event will move to Teaneck, New Jersey.

As of May 5th these are your lineups, the are subject to change.

2015 IFBB New York Pro Bikini Competitors
Teaneck, New Jersey – May 10, 2015
1. Michelle Ackerman
2. Katherine Ampolini
3. Yarishna Ayala Otero
4. Bianca Berry
5. Lorena Bucio
6. Callie Bundy
7. Angeles Burke
8. Ana Rita Contreras
9. Jamie Del Angel
10. Elia Fernandez
11. Melissa Haywood
12. Joanne Holden
13. Courtney King
14. Anna Kiseleva
15. Jennette Kolonias
16. Vladimira Krasova
17. Francesca Lauren
18. Stephanie Mahoe
19. Liana Moroz
20. Ashriel Osgood
21. India Paulino
22. Casey Samsel
23. Francine Slobodnik

2015 IFBB New York Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Teaneck, New Jersey – May 10, 2015
1. Orlandina Balan
2. Olga Beliakova
3. Fabiola Boulanger
4. Ayanna Carroll
5. Margarita Charaim
6. Michelle Cummings
7. Laura Davies
8. Roxanne Edwards
9. Gloria Faulls
10. Cassandra Floyd
11. Nathalie Foreau
12. Jessica Gaines
13. Jody Garland
14. Heather Grace
15. Jennifer Hernandez
16. Tracy Hess
17. Candrea Judd Adams
18. Katerina Kyptova
19. Dolly Lazarre
20. Jehina Malik
21. Tamee Marie
22. Donna McGinn
23. Nadia Meyer
24. Geraldine Morgan
25. Loana Muttoni
26. Miava Nelson
27. Jennifer Palazzo
28. Jillian Reville
29. Katie Sauter
30. Marcia Simmons
31. Masha Tieken
32. Patricia Watson

2015 IFBB New York Pro Figure Competitors
Teaneck, New Jersey – May 10, 2015
1. Beckie Boddie
2. Andrea Calhoun
3. Andrea Cantone
4. Amber Crowder
5. Jennifer Everson
6. Sarah Fechter
7. Sheila Forjuoh
8. Allison Frahn
9. Susana Garcia
10. Ester Gozhansky
11. Kimberly Jones
12. Marlissa Jordan
13. Olga Karayeva
14. Sophie Lagace
15. Georgina Lona
16. Katie Luna
17. Julie Mayer
18. Monique Norval
19. Vivien Olah
20. Megan Olson
21. Marie Ong-Allegro
22. Andrea Paynter
23. Amy Puglise
24. Rinnah Schmid
25. Diana Schnaidt
26. Rebecca Schubeck
27. Maria Scotland
28. Linda Stephens
29. Susetty Tabash
30. Katrina Tarbox
31. Yolanda Tillman
32. Chioma Uwasomba
33. Bethany Wagner
34. Latorya Watts

2015 IFBB New York Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Teaneck, New Jersey – May 10, 2015
1. Sunny Akhigbe
2. Anton Antipov
3. Dean Balabis
4. Michael Balan
5. Emmanuel Banks
6. Banner Budden
7. Folajaiye Dania
8. Nic Dennard
9. Michael Feeks
10. Andre Ferguson
11. Logan Franklin
12. Joseph Gass
13. William Gregory
14. Frank Griffin
15. Chris Gurunlian
16. Denis Gusev
17. Justin Hassan
18. Brandon Hendrickson
19. Michael Hughes-Lewis
20. Ryan John Baptiste
21. Shane Makan
22. Matthew Masotti
23. Martin Mester
24. Chris Mosher
25. Darnell Moss
26. Mushin Nasir
27. John Nguyen
28. George O’Banyoun
29. Geobanny Paula
30. Arash Rahbar
31. Sharif Reid
32. Ani Saliasi
33. Daniel St. Peter
34. Tim Santiago
35. Sean Sapera
36. Chase Savoie
37. Eduard Seferi
38. A.J. Shukoori
39. Stephen Talamo
40. David Velazquez

2015 IFBB New York Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Competitors
Teaneck, New Jersey – May 10, 2015
1. Guy Cisternino Jr.
2. Shaun Clarida
3. Mboya Edwards
4. Wendell Floyd
5. Kim Jun Ho
6. Alison Maria
7. Javier Martinez
8. Leonardo Pacheco
9. Marco Rivera
10. Jose Raul Sanchez Reyes
11. Steve Silverman
12. Chris Tuttle

2015 IFBB New York Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Competitors
Teaneck, New Jersey – May 10, 2015
1. Henri Pierre Ano
2. Grigori Atoyan
3. Pablo Ayala Zayas
4. Max Charles
5. Juan Carlos Graham
6. Clarence DeVis
7. Alexander Federov
8. Juan Morel
9. Jose Raul Sanchez Reyes
10. Daniel Toth
11. Derek Upshaw

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2015 IFBB Pro Spartan Women’s Physique Results


2015 IFBB Pro Spartan Women’s Physique Results
San Diego, California – May 2, 2015

1. Candrea Judd
2. Leonie Rose
3. Erica Blockman
4. Jacklyn Abrams
5. La’Drissa Bonivel
6. Susan Salazar
7. Danielle Mastromattteo
8. Tonya Hooker
9. Erika Laine
10. Marnee Winn
11. Tammy Patnode



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