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2015 IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Contest Schedule


women's bodybuilding
The 2015 IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding contest schedule has been released and there’s a couple of changes. In 2014, Women’s Pro Bodybuilding was dropped from the Arnold Sports Festival which many felt was a sign of things to come. Meaning women’s bodybuilding was on its last lifeline as part of the IFBB Pro League. The division isn’t dead… yet. There are six pro shows on the 2015 schedule however the Ms. Olympia is missing. Will there be an Olympia for the Women’s Bodybuilders? As of now, no but don’t rule it out. I’m told by reliable sources that the Ms. Olympia could be put back on the schedule but when and where has not yet been determined.

If it weren’t for Wings of Strength sponsoring the majority of these shows there would be no women’s bodybuilding. They’ve added another show to the lineup for the women at the Houston Pro, which is the only new event for the Women’s Bodybuilding division.

There’s an attempt online to save women’s bodybuilding but it’s received very little response. You can read the “petition” www.change.org.

2015 IFBB Women’s Bodybuilding Schedule

IFBB OMAHA PRO WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING
Date: May 30, 2015
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
www.npcmidwest.com


TORONTO PRO WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING
Date: June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 705‐561‐0775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO PRO
Date: July 2-4, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843  0 tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.chiocagoproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW PRO
Date: August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 –  tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON PRO
Date: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Houston, Texas
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 –  tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROMOTER FOR ALL INFORMATION
Over 35/Over 45/Over 55
Date: September 3, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Gary Udit – 412‐377‐1438 – gudit@comcast.net
MORE INFO: www.garyudit.com

2015 IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Contest Schedule is updated at ifbbpro.com.



Coffee or Bottled Water… Which Do You Spend More?


coffee vs bottle water
Which do you spend more money on each year… Bottled water or Coffee? We’ve never actually added it up but found ourselves buying both today and it made us stop and think. You could easily use a reusable water bottle and filter water. You could also buy your own coffee grounds instead of the trip to Starbucks. It might frighten you to add up what you spend per year on either one of these or both.

Coffee or Bottled Water… Which Do You Spend More on Per Year?

Anyone want to keep track in 2015?



2015 Contests – IFBB Women’s Physique Schedule


2015 IFBB Women's Phyisque
There are currently 21 contests on the 2015 IFBB Women’s Physique contest schedule and the prize money ranges from $3,500 on up. A number of shows have decreased their prize money from 2014. Four shows that took place in California have been removed with one addition. Canadians will be happy to see two new pro events added to the schedule and are the lone shows outside of the USA for Women’s Physique. There will be new shows in Atlantic City, Houston and Little Rock in 2015. The biggest addition for the Women’s Physique division is the first ever Women’s Physique International that will be part of the Arnold Sports Festival.

Note the dates on the shows below. There are a few that are on the same day/weekend.

NEW SHOWS / NOTES:
• Women’s Physique International – see who got invited.
• IFBB SPARTAN’S WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – San Diego
• IFBB EDMONTON PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
• IFBB PRESTIGE CRYSTAL CUP PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
• IFBB VANCOUVER PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
• IFBB ARKANSAS PRO
• IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
• IFBB EUROPA ATLANTIC CITY PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE

• New York Pro is in Teaneck, NJ and on Sunday
• Dallas Europa moved to June
• San Jose moves from July to June

REMOVED SHOWS from 2014
• IFBB PRO GRAND PRIX WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – Culver City
• IFBB EMERALD CUP PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – Washington
• IFBB GOLDEN STATE GRAND PRIX WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – Northern California
• IFBB TITANS GRAND PRIX PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – Culver City
• IFBB FERRIGNO LEGACY PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – California

2015 Contests – IFBB Women’s Physique Schedule

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 5-8, 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Jim Lorimer – 614‐431‐2600 – lgreen@arnoldexpo.com
MORE INFO: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com


IFBB ST. LOUIS PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  April 4, 2015
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB EDMONTON PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Promoter: Rick Knight
Prize Money: $20,000.00
MORE INFO: www.edmontonproshow.com


IFBB EUROPA SHOW OF CHAMPIONS WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 1-2, 2015
Location: Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB SPARTAN’S WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 2, 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com


IFBB OPTIMUM CLASSIC PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 9, 2015
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Promoter: Robert Blount – 318-347-2208 – info@optimumclassic.com
Prize Money: $3,500


IFBB NEW YORK PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 10, 2015
Location: New York, New York
Promoter: Steve Weinberger – 516‐933‐1111 – info@bevfrancis.com


IFBB MILE HIGH PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 30, 2015
Location: Denver, Colorado
Promoter: Jeff Taylor – 303‐668‐8578 – jtnpc@comcast.net
Prize Money: $3,500.00


IFBB OMAHA PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 30, 2015
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB TORONTO PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 705‐561‐0775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB EUROPA DALLAS WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  June 19-20, 2015
Location: Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB GREATER GULF STATES PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  June 19-20, 2015
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Promoter: Luke Tesvich – 504‐439‐6224 – NPCLAoffice@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcggs.com


IFBB SAN JOSE PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  June 26-27, 2015
Location: San Jose, California
Promoter: Steve O’Brien and George Jackson – 408‐384‐9039
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.musclesportproductions.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO
Date:  July 2-5, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.chiocagoproshow.com


IFBB PRESTIGE CRYSTAL CUP PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: July 18, 2015
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Promoter: QC‐BB Promotions – Andres Miller –  561‐376‐9849 – qcbbpromotions@gmail.com
Prize Money: $3,000.00
MORE INFO: www.prestigecrystalcup.com


IFBB VANCOUVER PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Promoter: Michelle Krack – 778‐878‐2267 – info@vancouverproshow.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: vancouverproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW TAMPA WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB ARKANSAS PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  August 22, 2015
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Houston, TX
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Over 35/Over 45
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROMOTER FOR ALL INFORMATION 
Date:September 3, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Gary Udit – 412‐377‐1438 – gudit@comcast.net
MORE INFO: www.garyudit.com


IFBB EUROPA ATLANTIC CITY PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: August 28-29, 2015
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso –  BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


OLYMPIA WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE SHOWDOWN
Date: September 17-20, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Robin Chang – 8666762007 – rchang@weiderpub.com
MORE INFO: www.mrolympia.com


IFBB EUROPA PHOENIX WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  October 10-11, 2015
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB ULTIMATE WARRIORS PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: November 7, 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Promoter:
Jon Lindsay 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com

Check back as the shows change throughout the year. More info at ifbbpro.com.



Rihanna Named Global PUMA Ambassador


Rihanna signs with puma

Rihanna Named Global PUMA Ambassador
Herzogenaurach, Germany (16 December) – Today, PUMA and Global Cultural icon Rihanna, announced a new multi-year partnership, kicking off in January 2015. Rihanna will become PUMA’s global ambassador for Women’s Training and serve as the PUMA Women’s Creative Director, bringing her styling sensibilities and innovation to PUMA’s collections. Embodying everything that PUMA stands for, Rihanna’s unstoppable spirit, creative energy and prowess both on and off the stage, make her the perfect representation of the PUMA brand.

Through this partnership, Rihanna will be the face of PUMA’s Women’s Training category. Fans can anticipate PUMA and Rihanna taking a fresh, forward thinking and non-traditional approach to sports, fitness and lifestyle – fusing Rihanna’s personality, love of sports, spirit and style into the growing footwear and apparel segment. No stranger to breaking the mold with beauty, fashion and lifestyle trends, Rihanna, with PUMA’s support, will bring her personal touch and creativity to the athletic world.

Rihanna will also assume the role of PUMA’s Creative Director for the category, directly influencing product collections as early as 2015, and working in partnership with PUMA’s Internal Product Creation team. These collections will be designed with the goal of strengthening women in training sessions and beyond, and inspiring confidence in their bodies and themselves – the exact confidence for which Rihanna is so well known and celebrated. As part of her role, Rihanna will work with PUMA to design and customize classic PUMA styles as well as create new styles to add to the PUMA product portfolio.

Speaking about the new partnership with PUMA, Rihanna said: “It’s great to find a brand that celebrates strength and individuality. I couldn’t think of a more perfect partner to collaborate with as a creative director. I’m excited for you to see what Puma and I come up with.”

Rihanna will play a starring role in PUMA’s brand campaign, Forever Faster and be featured along with many of PUMA’s world-class athletes such as Usain Bolt and Sergio Aguero. PUMA and Rihanna will launch several fan activations throughout the partnership around the world such as consumer and retail events, training and fitness related social media content, and product programs.

Bjørn Gulden, CEO at PUMA commented: “Signing Rihanna is a fantastic step for PUMA. Her global profile, her charisma and individuality, her ambition – all these things make her a perfect ambassador for our brand. She also aligns perfectly with the values PUMA strives for: to be Confident, Brave, Determined and Joyful. With a strong portfolio in football, running and motorsport, finding an inspiring partner for women’s training was very important. Rihanna was a natural choice for us. We’re delighted to have her as a partner, and we’re looking forward to what’s to come.”

Adam Petrick, Global Brand & Marketing Director for PUMA said, “Rihanna brings joy to audiences around the world but also ignites and awes. PUMA admires her for never waiting for the next big thing, but more so for driving what happens next – in fashion, style, music and soon to be – sports. We can’t wait to empower women worldwide with Rihanna – she demonstrates a body confidence and determination that is the exact representation of the PUMA Woman.”

Anxious to learn more? Follow PUMA and Rihanna’s journey on Instagram (@PUMA and @badgalriri), Twitter (@PUMA and @rihanna) and Facebook (facebook.com/PUMA and facebook.com/Rihanna) and online at www.puma.com and www.rihannanow.com.

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Rihanna Signs with Puma ©Photo Courtesy of Puma 

Story and images courtesy of PUMA.



2015 Arnold Athlete Invite List Announced


2015 Arnold Invite
The 2015 Arnold Athlete invite list has been released courtsey of Arnoldsportsfestival.com. New to the Arnold Classic Festival this year are the Men and Women’s Physique divisions. Oksana Grishina will be back to defend her Fitness International Title as will Ashley Kaltwasser in Bikini and Candice Keene in Figure. We’ll see the first two Women’s Physique Olympia champs face off once again with Dana Linn Bailey and Juliana Malacarne both on the invited list.

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UPDATED LISTS – DECEMBER 18, 2014
Felipe de Franco was added to Men’s Physique and Nathalie Falk added to Women’s Physique.

2015 Fitness International (14)
Michelle Blank
Myriam Capes
Bethany Cisternino
Regiane Da Silva
Ryall Graber
Oksana Grishina
Fiona Harris
Tanji Johnson
Whitney Jones
Sara Kovach
Ashley Sebera
Melinda Szabo
Aurika Tyrgale
Trish Warren

2015 Fitness International


2015 Figure International (15)

Dana Ambrose
Ava Cowan
Heather Dees
Amanda Doherty
Cydney Gillon
Candice Keene
Candice Lewis
Vera Mallet
Julie Mayer
Andressa Ribeiro
Camala Rodriguez-McClure
Myra Rogers
Gennifer Strobo
Ann Titone
Latorya Watts

2015 Figure Internationals

2015 Bikini International (15)
Noy Alexander
Nicole Ankney
Narmin Assria
Sara Back
Bianca Berry
Christina Strom Fjaere
Ashley Kaltwasser
Janet Layug
Sarah Elizabeth LeBlanc
Stephanie Mahoe
Justine Munro
Noemi Olah
India Paulino
Anna Starodubteseva
Kenea Yancy

bikini international 2015

2015 Women’s Physique International (11)
Dana Linn Bailey
LaDrissa Bonivel
Tycie Coppett
Nathalie Falk
Heather Grace
Juliana Malacarne
Karina Nascimento
Mindi O’Brien
Jillian Reville
Jennifer Robinson
Sabrina Taylor

2015 Women's Physique Arnold

2015 Arnold Classic (14)
Mohamad Ali Bannout
Lionel Beyeke
Evan Centopani
Justin Compton
Brandon Curry
Marius Dohne
Vitaley Fateev
Toney Freeman
Dexter Jackson
Michael Kefalianos
Cedric McMillan
Ben Pakulski
Branch Warren
Roelly Winklaar

2015 Arnold Classic 212 (10)

Aaron Clark
Eduardo Correa
Charles Dixon
Eduard Duque
Shawn Joseph-Tavernier
Cory Mathews
Jose Raymond
Marco Rivera
Angel Manuel Rangel Vargas
Hidetada Yamagishi

2015 Arnold Men’s Physique (11)
Mathew Acton
Andre Adams
Michael Anderson
Mark Anthony
Anton Antipov
George Brown
Felipe de Franco
Xavisus Gayden
Sadik Hadzovic
Jason Poston
Rodney Razor



UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Signs with Reebok


ronda rousey reebok
The women’s UFC Bantamweight Champ, Ronday Rousey continues to kick ass and collect checks. Rousey shared the news of her signing with Reebok on twitter, while her male counterpart Jon Jones took to Instagram. Jones chose to dance with joy at the news of signing with Reebok, this after was released by Nike earlier this year.

Matt O’Toole, Reebok President told UFC.com, “Not only are Ronda and Jon admired by millions of UFC fans, but they also are among the fittest, most disciplined athletes in the world, and an inspiration to the millions of people around the globe who train like fighters.”

Find out more of Ronda’s favorites like the Reebok Womens LM Bodycombat.

Today Jones posted a much happier video.

 

Rousey then posted…

Ronda is quoted on UFC.com, “From the very beginning, it was clear to me that Reebok is passionately invested in our sport and its athletes. The team is committed to helping push our sport forward and I am proud to be part of it. Reebok understands what tough fitness means for women and what women need for their fitness lifestyle. Together we’re going to inspire even more people to train like fighters.”

Reebok Womens LM Bodycombat



2015 IFBB Pro Fitness Contest Schedule


2015 IFBB Fitness Schedule

The 2015 IFBB Pro Fitness contest schedule has been released and things are looking up for the division. No shows were dropped from the 2014 schedule and four new shows were added. The Orlando, Vancouver, Houston and Nordic Pro have all added the IFBB Pro Fitness division to their schedules. The only unfortunate timing, as it currently stands, is the Nordic and Phoenix Europa are on the same days.

 

2015 IFBB Pro Fitness Contest Schedule

FITNESS INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 5-8, 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Jim Lorimer – 614‐431‐2600 – lgreen@arnoldexpo.com
Prize Money: $56,000.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com


IFBB EUROPA ORLANDO PRO FITNESS
Date: May 1-2, 2015
Location: Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Betty & Ed Pariso – 8174983631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB ARNOLD CLASSIC BRASIL
Date: May 29-30, 2014
Location: Rio deJaneiro, Brasil
Promoter: Rafael Santonja and Robert Lorimer
MORE INFO: www.arnoldclassicbrasil.com


IFBB TORONTO PROSHOW WOMEN’S FITNESS
Date: June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 7055610775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO PRO
Date: July 2-4, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 8139087843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB VANCOUVER PRO FITNESS
Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Promoter: Michelle Krack – 778‐878‐2267
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: vancouverproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW PRO
Date: August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner  – 8139087843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON PRO
Date: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Houston, Texas
Promoter: Tim Gardner  – 8139087843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


FITNESS OLYMPIA
Date: September 17-20, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Robin Chang – 8666762007 – rchang@weiderpub.com
MORE INFO: www.mr.olympia.com


IFBB ARNOLD CLASSIC EUROPE
Date: September 25-26, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Promoter: Celia de La Rosa -(0034) 915352819 – info@ifbbevents.com
MORE INFO: www.arnoldclassiceurope.es


IFBB EUROPA PHOENIX PRO FITNESS
Date: October 10-11, 2015
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Betty & Ed Pariso – 8174983631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $10,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB NORDIC PRO FITNESS
Date: October 10, 2015
Location: Lahti, Finland
Promoter: K.P. Ourama – kp.ourama@kpfitness.fi
MORE INFO: www.nordicfitnessexpo.com



2015 IFBB Pro Figure Contest Schedule


2015 IFBB Pro Figure
The 2015 IFBB Pro Figure Contest Schedule has been released and there are a number of changes from the 2014 schedule. A number of events have moved dates and venues so be sure to note this when planning contest events to compete in or attend. The Dallas Pro Figure moves to June from May. There are a few new shows added to the 2015 schedule. Canada will see two new events added to the calendar and the IFBB returns to Atlantic City. Houston will play host to a new Wings of Strength show and it will be on the same day as the Tahoe Pro. Promoter Jack Titone has brought the Figure division back to his Omaha Pro show in May. There will be a new pro Figure show in Los Angeles, but the Cal Pro and Tournament of Champions Figure are no longer on the contest schedule. The Europa Phoenix Figure, St. Louis Pro, Mozolani and Emerald Cup are also absent from the 2015 schedule. The prize money increased for the new Arnold Australia Pro but dropped at the Southern California shows by nearly half.  The New York Pro will move from the Tribecca Center to Teaneck, New Jersey and will be held on Sunday.

NEW SHOWS/NOTES:
Edmonton Pro
Vancouver Pro
Houston Pro
Atlantic City Pro
Los Angeles Pro
Nordic Pro

Dallas Pro moves from May to June
New York Pro on Sunday and in Teaneck, NJ

REMOVED/NOTES:
St Louis Pro Figure
Emerald Cup
Mozolani – Slovakia
Cal Pro
Tournament of Champions
Phoenix Europa

2015 IFBB Pro Figure Contest Schedule

FIGURE INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 5-8, 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Jim Lorimer – 614‐431‐2600 – lgreen@arnoldexpo.com
Prize Money: $44,000.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com


IFBB ARNOLD CLASSIC AUSTRALIA PRO FIGURE
Date: March 13-15, 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Promoter: Tony Doherty – 613‐9388‐0866 – tony@arnoldclassic.com.au
Prize Money: $15,000.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldclassic.com.au


IFBB CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS CUP PRO FIGURE
Date: March 20-21, 2015
Location: Sacramento, California
Promoter: Ted Williamson – tedwm@aol.com/ John Tuman – bbspy@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00

Masters Figure
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.spectrumfitnessproductions.com


IFBB EDMONTON PRO FIGURE
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Promoter: Rick Knight
Prize Money: $20,000.00
MORE INFO: www.edmontonproshow.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH PRO FIGURE
Date: May 1-2, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Jim Manion – 412‐276‐5027 – npcfirst@aol.com


IFBB NEW YORK PRO FIGURE
Date: May 10, 2015
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
Promoter: Steve Weinberger – 516‐933‐1111 – info@bevfrancis.com


IFBB BODYPOWER PRO FIGURE
Date: May 15‐16, 2015
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Promoter: Ollie Upton – o.upton@bodypower.tv – 01926 485423 /  Neil Hill – neilhill69@btinternet.com
MORE INFO: www.bodypowerexpo.co.uk


IFBB OMAHA PRO FIGURE
Date:
 May 30, 2015
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: Jack Titone –  314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: npcmidwest.com


IFBB TORONTO PRO FIGURE
Date: June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 705‐561‐0775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB EUROPA DALLAS PRO FIGURE
Date
: June 19-20, 2015
Location: Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO FIGURE
Date: July 2-4, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO:  www.chiocagoproshow.com


IFBB LOS ANGELES PRO FIGURE
Date: July 18, 2015
Location: Culver City, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay  866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Figure Over 40
Prize Money: $1,750.00
MORE INFO:  www.musclecontest.com


IFBB VANCOUVER PRO FIGURE
Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Promoter: Michelle Krack – 778‐878‐2267
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: vancouverproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW PRO FIGURE
Date: August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com

Masters Pro Figure
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB TAHOE PRO FIGURE
Date: August 22, 2015
Location: Tahoe, Nevada
Promoter: Steve Karr – 775‐375‐5438 – info@TahoeShow.com
MORE INFO: www.TahoeShow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON PRO FIGURE
Date: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Houston, TX
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com

Masters Pro Figure
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB EUROPA ATLANTIC CITY PRO FIGURE
Date: August 28-29, 2015
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso –  BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROMOTER FOR ALL INFORMATION
Over 35/Over 45/Over 55
Date:  September 3, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Gary Udit – 412‐377‐1438 – gudit@comcast.net
MORE INFO: www.garyudit.com


FIGURE OLYMPIA
Date: September 17‐20, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Robin Chang – 866‐676‐2007 – rchang@weiderpub.com
MORE INFO: www.mrolympia.com


IFBB BORDER STATES PRO FIGURE
Date: October 3, 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Figure Over 40
Prize Money: $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com


IFBB NORDIC PRO FIGURE
Date: October 10, 2015
Location: Lahti, Finland
Promoter: K.P. Ourama – kp.ourama@kpfitness.fi
MORE INFO: www.nordicfitnessexpo.com


IFBB KENTUCKY MUSCLE PRO FIGURE
Date: November 14, 2015
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Promoter: Brent Jones – 502‐387‐3808 – lbrentjones@kentuckymuscle.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.kentuckymuscle.com


IFBB FELICIA ROMERO PRO FIGURE CLASSIC
Date: November 13-14, 2015
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Promoter: Felicia Romero – 480‐363‐1723 – feliciaromeroclassic@gmail.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00

Check back for updates to the 2015 IFBB Pro Figure Contest schedule as there are often new shows added, dates changed or events removed throughout the year.



2015 IFBB Pro Bikini Contest Schedule


2015 IFBB Pro Bikini

The 2015 IFBB Pro Bikini Contest Schedule has been released and there are a few changes from last year. Gone are the Europa Orlando and Dallas Pro Bikini shows. The Shredder Built, St Louis Pro (August Pro), Prague, Tijuana, Russia and Ferrigno Legacy Classic have also been removed from the schedule. New to the schedule are two shows in Canada, the Alberta Pro which has the highest prize money at $20,000 and the Vancouver Pro Bikini. Two new shows have been added to the Florida schedule as well, the Miami Muscle Beach and the Florida Grand Prix. The Puerto Rico Pro is also a new addition to the pro bikini contest schedule. The Australia Pro has become the Arnold Classic Australia and with that the prize money has more than doubled. The prize money varies from show to show but the minimum prize total for an open event is $3,500 which is typically split amongst the top three. Some shows will feature a Masters Bikini Pro division where the payout is $1,750 which is typically split amongst the top three. Check back as this schedule often changes with shows being added and occasionally dropped.

ADDITIONS/NOTES
• The Australia Pro bemuse the Arnold Australia and Prize Money increases from $6k-15k.
• St Louis Moved from March to April.
• Edmonton Pro in Alberta, Canada
• Miami Muscle Beach
• Puerto Rico
• Vancouver Pro Bikini
• Florida Grand Prix

REMOVED
• Europa Orlando
• Europa Dallas
• Shredder Built
• St. Louis Pro – August
• Prague Pro
• Tijuana
• Russia Pro
• Ferrigno Classic

2015 IFBB Pro Bikini Contest Schedule

IFBB LEGENDS PRO BIKINI CLASSIC
Date: January 31, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO:  www.musclecontest.com


BIKINI INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 5-8, , 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Jim Lorimer – 614‐431‐2600 – lgreen@arnoldexpo.com
Prize Money: $13, 00.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com


ARNOLD CLASSIC AUSTRALIA PRO BIKINI
Date: March 13-15, 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Promoter: Tony Doherty – 613‐9388‐0866 – tony@arnoldclassic.com.au
Prize Money:  $15,000.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldclassic.com.au


IFBB MUSCLECONTEST.COM PRO BIKINI
Date: March 14 , 2015
Location: Culver City, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money:  $3,500.00
MORE INFO:  www.musclecontest.com


IFBB NEW ZEALAND PRO BIKINI
Date: March 21, 2015
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Promoter: Moes Elmoussawi – moesmuscle@yahoo.com – 6421567212


IFBB BATTLE ON THE BEACH PRO BIKINI
Date: March 28, 2015
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Promoter: Shannon Dey –  sales.npcflorida@gmail.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO:  www.npcbattleonthebeach.com


IFBB ST. LOUIS PRO BIKINI
Date: April 4, 2015
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB EDMONTON PRO BIKINI
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Promoter: Rick Knight
Prize Money: $20,000.00
MORE INFO: www.edmontonproshow.com


IFBB MIAMI MUSCLE BEACH PRO BIKINI
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Promoter: Geobanny Paula –  786‐217‐2110 – geobannypaula@me.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.gpphysique.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH PRO BIKINI
Date: May 1-2, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Jim Manion – 412‐276‐5027 – npcfirst@aol.com


IFBB NEW YORK PRO BIKINI
Date: May 10 2015
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
Promoter: Steve Weinberger – 516‐933‐1111 – info@bevfrancis.com


IFBB NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PRO BIKINI
Date: May 30, 2015
Location: Sacramento, California
Promoter: Ted Williamson  – tedwm@aol.com – 951‐687‐9366 / John Tuman – bbspy@aol.com  – 209‐480‐1798
Prize Money:$3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.spectrumfitnessproductions.com


IFBB PUERTO RICO PRO BIKINI (open and Masters)
Date: May 28-30, 2015
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Tim Gardner –813‐281‐4696 – tgflex@aol.com / Bubby Lupo – 540‐330‐4784


IFBB DENNIS JAMES CLASSIC PRO BIKINI
Date: May 23, 2015
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Promoter: Dennis James – 602‐363‐0149


IFBB TORONTO PRO BIKINI
Date: June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 705‐561‐0775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB GREATER GULF STATES PRO BIKINI
Date: June 19-20, 2015
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Promoter: Luke Tesvich – 504‐439‐6224 – NPCLAoffice@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcggs.com


IFBB PATRIOTS PRO BIKINI
Date: July 4, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Jon Lindsay 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com


IFBB PRESTIGE CRYSTAL CUP PRO BIKINI
Date: July 18, 2015
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Promoter: QC‐BB Promotions – Andres Miller –  561‐376‐9849 – qcbbpromotions@gmail.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.prestigecrystalcup.com


IFBB VANCOUVER PRO BIKINI
Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Promoter: Michelle Krack – 778‐878‐2267
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: vancouverproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW TAMPA PRO BIKINI (and Masters)
Date: August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐281‐4696– tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB ORANGE COUNTY MUSCLE CLASSIC PRO BIKINI
Date: August 8, 2015
Location: Culver City, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com


IFBB DALLAS PRO BIKINI
Date: August 15, 2015
Location: Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Lee Thompson – 281‐435‐8804 – lee@tltinc.org
Prize Money: $3,500.00


IFBB FLORIDA GRAND PRIX BIKINI
Date: August 22, 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Promoter: Serge Saric – 561‐460‐6000 – ProBodyOutlet@gmail.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.probodyoutlet.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PRO BIKINI
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROMOTER FOR ALL INFORMATION Over 35
Date: September 3, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Gary Udit – 412‐377‐1438 – gudit@comcast.net
MORE INFO: www.garyudit.com


BIKINI OLYMPIA
Date: September 17‐20, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Robin Chang – 866‐676‐2007 – rchang@weiderpub.com
MORE INFO: www.mrolympia.com


IFBB KOREAN GRAND PRIX PRO BIKINI
Date: September 26, 2015
Location: Seoul, Korea
Promoter:  Alex Hong – cubeintl@gmail.com
Prize Money: $10,000.00


IFBB NORDIC PRO BIKINI
Date: October 10, 2015
Location: Lahti, Finland
Promoter:  K.P. Ourama – kp.ourama@kpfitness.fi
MORE INFO: www.nordicfitnessexpo.com


IFBB EUROPA PHOENIX PRO BIKINI
Date: October 10-11, 2015
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO:  www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB FORT LAUDERDALE CUP PRO BIKINI
Date: October 17, 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Promoter: Shannon Dey – sales.npcflorida@gmail.com
Prize Money:$3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.npcftlauderdalecup.com


IFBB SACRAMENTO PRO BIKINI
Date: November 7, 2015
Location: Sacramento, California
Promoter: Ted Williamson  – tedwm@aol.com – 951‐687‐9366 / John Tuman – bbspy@aol.com  – 209‐480‐1798
Prize Money:$3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.spectrumfitnessproductions.com


IFBB IOWA PRO BIKINI
Date: November 14, 2015
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB IRONGAMES PRO BIKINI
Date: November 14,  2015
Location: Culver City, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO:  www.musclecontest.com

See the 2014 schedule to compare events / dates. Check back as the schedule often changes throughout the year.



2015 Arnold Sports Festival Expands


2015 Arnold

The 2015 Arnold Sports Festival will expand to the Ohio Expo Center and all bodybuilding events will relocate to the convention center. The professional and amateur bodybuilding events are relocating to the Greater Columbus Convention Center due to the Veterans Memorial closure. There are a number of new events slated for 2015 including the addition of Men and Women’s Pro Physique.

2015 Arnold Sports Festival Expands To Ohio Expo Center & Bodybuilding Events Relocated to Convention Center
18,000 athletes compete in 50 sports and events before 175,000 attendees

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport event in the nation, will move several competitions to the Ohio Expo Center in 2015, including the NEW Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO. All professional and amateur bodybuilding shows will be relocated to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, due to the closing of Franklin County Veterans Memorial.

Sports and events to be held at the Ohio Expo Center in 2015 include Archery, Cheerleading & Dance, CrossFit Endeavor, Disc Golf, Pickleball, Table Tennis and XPC Powerlifting.

The new Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will feature demonstrations and clinics in baseball, chess, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, soccer and tennis, among others. The Kids Fitness EXPO will feature nonstop stage entertainment, a new Arnold’s Got Talent show, and vendor booths. It will be held Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Avenue.

The Arnold Sports Festival’s professional bodybuilding shows that have traditionally been held at Veterans Memorial, will be held at Battelle Grand at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Pole Fitness National Championships, returning for its second year, will be held at Battelle Grand on Friday, March 7 at 9:30pm, immediately following Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International and Figure International Finals.

The Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships that were held at Veterans Memorial on Thursday and Friday in the past will also move to Battelle Grand.

Other new events in 2015 include IFBB Pro Men’s Physique, IFBB Pro Women’s Physique, Model Search, WWE, Chess, America’s Next Great Trainer, Soccer, MAS Wrestling and Rowing.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer have co-produced the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989, when it debuted as a one-day bodybuilding competition known as the Arnold Classic. The Arnold Sports Festival has grown over the years and is now a four-day festival that features a variety of sports, including professional and amateur bodybuilding, strongman, weightlifting, and powerlifting. Youth sports include gymnastics, cheerleading and dance, fencing, martial arts and many others.

Admission to the Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO and the sports and events at the Ohio Expo Center is included in the Daily EXPO Ticket ($10 in advance, $15 at the door). Children 10 and under are FREE. Parking at the Ohio Expo Center will be $6. FREE shuttles will run from the Ohio Expo Center to the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Friday, March 6-Sunday, March 8.

The 2015 Arnold Fitness EXPO will be held March 6-8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and feature more than 900 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition and a stage that hosts unique, non-stop competitions and entertainment that combine to make the Arnold Fitness EXPO the heart of the Arnold Sports Festival.

“A Daily EXPO ticket affords a great entertainment value and allows our attendees to experience a great variety of sports and events,” co-promoter Jim Lorimer said. “We are very proud to provide the opportunity for athletes, a majority of them youth, to compete at the largest multi-sport festival in the U.S.”

A daily ticket to the EXPO includes admission to most of the 50 sports and events. For a complete list of events visit the website’s Ticket Information page.

Separate tickets are required for the following events:
• Arnold Amateur Classic Bodybuilding Prejudging & Finals, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Prejudging 4pm Thursday, March 5, Battelle Grand $25.
• Meet & Greet with IFBB Pros, 8pm Thursday, March 5, Hilton Columbus Downtown $25.
• Amateur Bodybuilding Prejudging, Physique & Figure Masters Prejudging & Finals, 9am Friday, March 6, Battelle Grand $25.
• Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International, Figure International Finals and Pole Fitness National Championships, 7pm Friday, March 6, Battelle Grand $50-75.
• Amateur MMA Festival, 7pm Friday, March 6, Lifestyles Communities Pavilion $30-$75 (not included in VIP package).
• 27th Annual Arnold Classic and Bikini International Prejudging, 2pm Saturday, March 7, Battelle Grand $50.
• 27th Annual Arnold Classic, Bikini International and Strongman Classic Finals, 7pm Saturday, March 7, Battelle Grand $50-$100.
• Arnold Party With The Pros, 9pm Saturday, March 7, Hollywood Casino $25.
• Arnold Pro Boxing, 7pm Saturday, March 7, L.C. Pavilion (not included in VIP package).
• Arnold, Sunday Showcase Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, 11am Sunday, March 8, Hilton Columbus Downtown $50 ($25 for students with ID).

VIP Ticket Packages and individual event tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com/arnold or 800-745-3000. Daily EXPO tickets are available for $10 in advance (plus service charge) or $15 at the door of all Arnold Sports Festival venues. Children 10 and under free.

Presenting Sponsor: Europa Sports Products.

Diamond Sponsors: EAS Abbott Nutrition, Hollywood Casino Columbus, MHP, MusclePharm, Quest Nutrition.

Gold Sponsors: 6 Pack Fitness, Animal, BPI, BSN, CytoSport, Gasp & Better Bodies, Gymshark, Jan Tana, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Optimum Nutrition, ProMera Sports.

Silver Sponsors: 4 Dimension Nutrition, AEP, ABB Performance, Allmax Nutrition, Beast Sports, Bodybuilding.com, Gaspari Nutrition, GAT / World Health Products, GEAR, Inc., Gifted Nutrition, Kiosk Kings Champion Energy, Liftag Sport, Lone Star Distribution, MuscleTech, Nutrex Research, Oh Yeah! Nutrition, Ricart.com, Rivalus, Rogue Fitness, SAN Nutrition, USN, VPX.

Bronze Sponsors: 1 Up Nutrition, Active Interest Media, BioRhythm, Blender Bottle, Cellucor, Flexicus.com, FUEL, Gold’s Gym, Grow Dietary Supplements, GT Nutrition USA, Infitnitude, iSatori, Inc., Mutant, MRI, MRM, Muscle Egg, N.V.E. Pharmaceuticals, Scivation, Skechers, SmartShake, Twinlab.
For more information, including schedules, locations and hours, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.



Women’s Semifinal Results – Dew Tour Mountain Championships


dew tour 2014

Women’s Semifinal Results – Dew Tour Mountain Championships
The field is set for the women’s 2014 Dew Tour Mountain Championships events. The semifinals took place today in Breckenridge, Colorado and the top five women advanced directly to the finals. New to the Dew Tour this year is a last chance qualifier (LCQ). The LCQ provides the next eight top ranked competitors with one more attempt to earn a spot in the finals. The top score from the LCQ advances to the finals.

WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD SUPERPIPE SEMIFINALS – 2014 DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Kelly Clark – 95.00
2. Arielle Gold – 92.95
3. Chloe Kim – 89.00
4. Xuetong Cai – 85.75
5. Elena Hight – 80.75
LCQ Qualifier – Hanna Teter – 75.50

Complete semifinal results on DewTour.com.

WOMEN’S FREESKI SUPERPIPE SEMIFINALS – 2014 DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Annalissa Drew – 84.75
2. Ayana Onozuka – 81.25
3. Maddie Bowman – 78.00
4. Janina Kuzma – 77.00
5. Virginie Faivre – 74.25
LCQ Qaulifier – Roz Groenewoud – 73.00
Complete Freeski Superpipe Final results on DewTour.com.

WOMEN’S FREESKI SLOPESTYLE SEMIFINALS – 2014 DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Maggie Voisin – 83.50
2. Julia Krass – 80.25
3. Anouk Purnelle-Faniel – 77.25
4. Emma Dahlstrom – 77.00
5. Keri Herman – 76.25
LCQ Qualifier – Kim Lamarre – 76.75

Complete Freeski Slopestyle Results on DewTour.com.

WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE SEMIFINALS – 2014 DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Enni Rukajarvi – 93.50
2. Spencer O’Brien – 92.00
3. Anna Gasser – 88.25
4. Jamie Anderson – 85.25
5. Sina Candrian – 80.00
LCQ Qualifier – Christy Prior – 91.50

Visit DewTour.com for complete results.

Check out the latest updates on Dew Tour’s Facebook. Watch the finals on DewTour.com/Live.



Skullcandy Welcomes Olympic Snobowarder Silje Norendal to the Team


Silje Norendal

Skullcandy Welcomes Silje Norendal to the Team
PARK CITY, Utah, Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKUL) the original lifestyle and performance audio brand, is pleased to announce that Norwegian Olympic snowboarder and multiple Winter X Games gold medalist, Silje Norendal, has joined its family of elite athletes. Silje, known for her progressive style and athleticism in slopestyle, is a standout athlete and influencer in women’s action sports.

Since she jumped on her first board at the young age of four, her consistent focus and dedication to training has made her a threat to be on top of the podium at all of the major events. Silje has developed one of the smoothest styles in snowboarding and is now recognized as a standout athlete at just 21 years old. Silje harnesses serious motivation from music before competing—making her a perfect match with the brand’s best in class crew of athletes.

“It’s amazing to get to partner with a brand I love so much,” said Silje. “I’m looking forward to being part of the Skullcandy family and working on progressing, competing, and exploring the connection between my music and my riding. This is an exciting time in my career and I can’t wait to see what happens next!”

“Silje joins an amazing roster of athletes and artists who are all committed to performing at their best,” said Rob Layer, Brand and Sports Marketing Manager, Skullcandy. “She is one of the leading ladies in the snowboarding world and we are stoked to have her join the family.”

In addition to joining their roster of athletes, Silje will also be featured in the Skullcandy Women’s Collection campaign, which features three options that are specifically engineered and fine-tuned for women.

To learn more, visit www.skullcandy.com.

About Skullcandy, Inc.
Skullcandy is the original lifestyle and performance audio brand inspired by the creativity and irreverence of youth culture. Skullcandy designs, markets and distributes audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL brands. Skullcandy was launched in 2003 and quickly became one of the world’s most distinct audio brands by bringing unique technology, color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The company’s products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide, including the company’s website at skullcandy.com.

Photo by Isaac Hinds



2015 Arnold Model Search


2015 Arnold Model Search
The Arnold Sports Festival is always a weekend of non-stop activities and events. There are a variety of new events taking place in Columbus, Ohio (March 5-8th) and one of them will be the Arnold Model Search. The model search kicks off online and the Top 10 in the first-annual Arnold Model Search will be invited to compete in the Arnold Model Search Finals during the Arnold Sports Festival. The registration is open and all entries must be submitted by January 30, 2015. You’ll want to get your entry in early because voting begins on January 1, 2015 and closes on January 31, 2015.

We’re proud to join the Arnold Sports Festival in this first annual event. We’ll see you in Columbus!

The Arnold Model Search strives to discover and reward aspiring “fitness models” through an online contest that will identify finalists that will compete in finals at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival.

For more information and to register, visit www.arnoldmodelsearch.com.

Overview
The Arnold Fitness Model Search (“Model Search”) strives to discover and reward aspiring “fitness models” through an online contest that will identify finalists that will compete in finals at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival. Sponsors for the 2015 Arnold Model Search include, but are not limited to, Maximum Human Performance (MHP), Muscular Development Magazine and Hardbody News. The “Model Search” is owned and operated by the Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and the Fitness Factory. (“Operators”).

Registration
Registration for the first-annual Arnold Model Search will close on January 30, 2015

Finals
The Top 10 in the first-annual Arnold Model Search will be invited to compete in the Arnold Model Search Finals during the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival. Finals will be held on Friday, March 6 during the Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships at the Battelle Grand at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Voting
Once a contestant’s entry is approved, her name, hometown and three photographs will be posted on the MHP Web site at http://mhpstrong.com/arnold-model-search/. At that point, the contestant should encourage family, friends and others to visit the MHP Web site link to vote.

The top ten (10) vote getters plus two at-large finalists (chosen by event organizers) will be invited to the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival to compete for the title of “2015 Arnold Fitness Model Search Winner.”

Winners will be announced via e-mail. Winners are responsible for all travel and hotel expenses incurred to travel to the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival to compete in the finals.

Prizes
The winner of the 2015 Arnold Model Search will win a prize package that includes a Sponsorship Package totaling over $4000 from MHP, feature photo spread in Muscular Development Magazine, a feature on Hardbody News and a photo shoot with Lift Studios, and the opportunity to be the cover girl and participate in a variety of promotional opportunities for the 2016 Arnold Model Search.

2015 Arnold Classic Model Search Prize Package
First Place:
• 1 Year Sponsorship by MHP
• Joining MHP Booth Staff at Arnold Expo and Olympia
• $300 in MHP Gear
• $400 in 2015 Contest Reimbursements from MHP
• Feature photo spread in Muscular Development Magazine
• Feature on Hardbody News including a photoshoot with Lift Studios
• Two tickets to the Fitness International, Figure International and Arnold Classic 212 Finals on Friday, March 6
• Two tickets to the Party With The Pros (Official After Party Of The Arnold Classic) on Saturday, March 7 at Hollywood Casino
• Lunch and photograph with Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday, March 8
• The opportunity to be the cover girl and participate in a variety of promotional opportunities for the 2016 Arnold Model Search.

Second Place:
• $500 MHP Supplement Prize Pack
Plus consideration for additional MHP Sponsorship package

Third Place:
• $300 MHP Supplement Prize Pack
Plus consideration for additional MHP Sponsorship package

ENTER THE MODEL SEARCH and find out more at arnoldmodelsearch.com. Looking for more information on the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival? Check out arnoldsportsfestival.com.



2015 NPC National Contest Schedule


2015 NPC National Schedule
The 2015 National Physique Committee (NPC) schedule has been released and now is the perfect time to start planning your national level competitions. The schedule follows the same basic format it has for years and there are no unepected changes with locations or dates. It’s business as usual for 2015 with things kicking off in Charleston, South Carolina in May as the first IFBB Pro Qualifier. The national NPC schedule comes to a close in Miami, Florida at the end of November. Note, it will be in the same location as it was held in 2014.

2015 National NPC Schedule

2015 NPC JR USA
When:  May 30, 2015
Where:  Charleston, SC
Promoter:  Tres Bennett
More Info: npcjuniorusa.com

2015 NPC JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
When:  June 12 – 13, 2015
Where:  Chicago, IL
Promoter: Pam Betz
More Info: npcjrnationals.com

2015 NPC UNIVERSE & NPC FITNESS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
When: July 3 – 4, 2015
Where:  Teaneck, NJ
Promoter: Steve Weinberger
More Info: bevfrancis.com

2015 NPC  MASTERS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
When:  July 16 – 18, 2015
Where:  Pittsburgh, PA
Promoter: Gary Udit
More Info: www.garyudit.com

2015 NPC USA CHAMPIONSHIPS
When: July 24 – 25, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Promoter: Jon Lindsay
More Info: lindsayproductions.com

IFBB NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
When:  September 3 – 5, 2015
Where:  Pittsburgh, PA
Promoter: Gary Udit
More Info: www.garyudit.com

2015 NPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
When:
November 20 – 21, 2015
Where: Miami, FL
Promoter: Steve Karel
More Info: www.nationalbodybuilding.com

For more information on the NPC and competitions in your area visit npcnewsonline.com. Looking for some help in your contest prep? Find out what the best women in the world did to reach the Arnold and Olympia stage in the Women’s Precontest Bible.



O2 Media Acquires E-Retailer Inbox Fitness


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Inbox Fitness Acquired By O2 Media
Award-Winning Media and Television Production Company Acquires InboxFitness.com to Expand Fitness E-Retailer Brand onto Broader National Media Platforms

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. and NEWARK, Del.Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – O2 Media™ is pleased to announce that the company has acquired the health and fitness e-retailer InboxFitness.com.

The capital investment will strengthen and expand InboxFitness.com‘s growth as well as give the e-retailer a launching platform to take their e-commerce business to an even broader level through national television, YouTube, and other broadcast and media platforms.

O2 Media, the leader in creating and producing branded entertainment, is a fully integrated broadcast media production company. Its four award-winning and long-running branded entertainment shows The Balancing Act®Designing Spaces™Mission Makeover®, and All Mixed Up™ currently air on Lifetime® Television and are also seen in U.S. syndication markets. Access Health®, the fifth show on its roster, launched November 26, 2014.

As an e-commerce business focused on health and fitness, we’re thrilled about teaming up with O2 Media, and impressed with their knowledge about, and dedication to, health and fitness programming.  We’re excited to have the opportunity to expand our media reach and inspire millions more people to get fit, and connect people with the right tools to help them do it,” said Founder and CEO of Inbox Fitness, Vincent Scalisi.

InboxFitness.com is the first flash-sale retailer in the $124 billion U.S. health and fitness market, and in less than a year has amassed a range of nearly 3000 unique products from over 200 different brands.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of InboxFitness.com’s future, and look forward to a mutually successful relationship that will only strengthen and expand each of our platforms in the health and fitness space,” said Thomas Deters, President and CEO, O2 Media.

This acquisition also reunites Scalisi and Deters who were previously both top executives at Weider Publications Inc., and who helped position that company for sale to American Media Inc. for $350 million in 2003.  Both executives also helmed Weider’s flagship publication, Muscle & Fitness as Editor-in-Chief, in successive tenures that spanned almost 20 years of that magazine’s history.

About O2 Media™
O2 Media™ is the leader in branded entertainment, creating and producing more than 2,000 episodes airing across their four award-winning shows The Balancing Act®Designing Spaces™Mission Makeover®, and All Mixed Up™ currently airing on Lifetime® Television and U.S. syndication markets and is also launching its new series Access Health® this fall. O2 Media™ has collaborated with over 2,900 global and national brands, including Forbes top 500 companies that have come to shoot in the company’s state-of-the-art production and development studios in South Florida. This has allowed O2 Media™ the unique opportunity to produce successful shows and test brand concepts for Marketers. www.o2mediainc.com

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About Inbox Fitness®
Inbox Fitness® is a flash-sale e-retailer of health and fitness products, including nutritional supplements, exercise equipment, fitness apparel and accessories, healthy home and kitchen items, and a variety of organic and natural nutrition products.

Inbox Fitness® is the first flash-sale/event-sale retailer in the $124 billion U.S. health and fitness market, and in less than a year has amassed a range of nearly 3000 unique products from over 200 top national brands. www.inboxfitness.com

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/InboxFitness
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Eat This, Not That! Magazine Launched


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NEW YORK and DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) (www.meredith.com); and David Zinczenko, CEO of Galvanized, LLC, (www.galvanized.com) today unveiled Eat This, Not That! magazine, the first-ever stand-alone newsstand product for the brand. It will be available in more than 80,000 newsstand pockets nationwide starting December 2.

Eat This, Not That! magazine is based on the bestselling book franchise by Zinczenko and coauthor Matt Goulding, which has generated 16 titles and sold more than 7 million copies since its debut in 2007. Since acquiring the Eat This, Not That! franchise in September 2014, Zinczenko and Galvanized have been working to relaunch the brand across multiple platforms including a redesigned website launching later this month (www.eatthis.com) and mobile applications, a quarterly digital magazine, and two new books available in the first half of 2015.

“With the holidays upon us, this is an ideal time for consumers to pick up a copy of Eat This, Not That! magazine,” said Meredith National Media Group President Tom Harty. “David has done an excellent job bringing the best of the Eat This, Not That! brand to life in a magazine format, and has created exciting new features that will entertain and inform. We’re excited to be working with Galvanized and look forward to creating more products in the future.”

A highlight of the premiere issue of Eat This, Not That! magazine is the debut of the Eat This! Awards for the Best Supermarket Foods in the country, selected for readers by the Eat This, Not That! staff. The Eat This! Awards cover everything from lunchmeats to cookies to hummus to frozen corn dogs (yes, corn dogs). Other features include:

• Master Your Kitchen, which features more than 50 recipes designed for maximum nutrition and weight-loss impact.

• The Best and Worst Kids’ Foods in America, plus a survival guide for parents trying to feed their children well.

• The Restaurant Survival Guide, designed to help readers drop pounds by making simple choices at their favorite restaurants, from Applebee’s to Wendy’s. (One simple burgers-and-steak swap at Outback will save readers 620 calories alone!)

• The exclusive Eat This, Not That! Reader Poll, with surprising new insights into the way we shop and eat today.

EAT THIS NOT THAT“Eat This, Not That!” cover (PRNewsFoto/Meredith Corporation)

“According to our research, 46 percent of Americans are currently on a diet – but 71 percent can’t tell you how many calories were in their last meal,” explains Zinczenko. “Eat This, Not That! has never been so essential, and in Meredith, we’ve found the perfect partner for bringing this powerful brand to an even wider audience.”

Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile, tablets and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith’s National Media Group reaches an audience of over 200 million monthly, including 100 million unduplicated women and 60 percent of American millennial women through well-known brands such as Better Homes and Gardens, Parents and Allrecipes. Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 16 owned or operated television stations reaching more than 10 percent of U.S. households.

In addition to the magazine and digital efforts, the Eat This brand also features more than 630,000 followers on Twitter and more than 320,000 Facebook fans. Eat This, Not That! has bimonthly segments on Good Morning America, the top-rated morning show in the U.S. Zinczenko and Galvanized have also established content syndication deals for Eat This, Not That! with the new Yahoo! Health magazine, which also includes a biweekly feature on the home page of Yahoo!.

Eat This, Not That! magazine’s debut marks the first step in a partnership with Meredith for Eat This, Not That! and Galvanized, the media company launched by Zinczenko and co-founder Stephen Perrine in 2013. It already has established partnerships with American Media, Inc., ABC News, Bonnier Corporation, William Morris Endeavor, and Random House.

Photos courtesy Eat This, Not That!”  (PRNewsFoto/Meredith Corporation)



FIS WORLD CUP U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix


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This weekend in Copper Mountain, Colorado kicks off the new season for snowboarding and freeskiing. Th FIS WORLD CUP U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix will be held December 1-6, 2014. You won’t want to miss the world’s best female freeskiing and snowboarding women in the 22 for super pipe. Expected to compete are veterans Kelly Clark (last year’s winner), Hannah Teter, Kaitlyn Farrington and more. See below for the athletes’ lists.

GRAND PRIX TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
General: This year’s tour events are slated at top resorts that support the progression of freeskiing and snowboarding. Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort, Mammoth Mountain, CA and Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort will be showcasing the best athletes in the world on the best terrain in the world.

Network Tv: Each stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix will be broadcast on NBC and NBCSN, as well as Universal Sports Network. Finals from Copper will be live streaming on nbcsports.com and on the NBC Sports LiveExtra app.

Partnership: Grand Prix partner Paul Mitchell will be title sponsor of the Paul Mitchell slopestyle skiing and both halfpipe events at Mammoth Mountain along with snowboarding slopestyle snowboarding in Park City.

Visa Freeskiing: The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix also incorporates the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix with freeskiing events at Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain and Park City Mountain Resort.

SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 3
8:30am – 2:30pm Freeski Qualifiers
2:30pm – 3:30pm Snowboard Practice

Thursday, December 4
8:30am – 2:30pm Snowboard Qualifiers
2:30pm – 3:30pm Freeski Practice

Friday, December 5
11:15am – 12:15pm Freeski Practice
12:30pm – 2:00pm Freeski Halfpipe Finals – Awards immediately following

Saturday, December 6

11:15am – 12:15pm Snowboard Halfpipe Practice
12:30pm – 2:00pm Snowboard Halfpipe Finals – Awards immediately following

COPPER US GRAND PRIX SNOWBOARD WOMEN ATHLETES
Emily Arthur
Holly Crawford
Alexandra Duckworth
Caylnn Irwin
Katie Tsuyuki
Xueton Cai
Shuang Li
Juan Sun
Zhifeng Sun
Xiujuan Xu
Henna Ikola
Ella Suitiala
Clemence Grimal
Sophie Rodriquez
Mirabelle Thovex
Hikaru Oe
Queralt Castellet
Madison Barrett
Kelly Clark
Noelle Edwards
Kaitlyn Farrington
Summer Fenton
Arielle Gold
Madeline Schaffrick
Hannah Teter

COPPER US GRAND PRIX SNOWBOARD WOMEN ATHLETES
Katrien Aerts
Rosalind Groenewoud
Keltie Hansen
Cassie Sharpe
Anais Cafardeux
Megane Collomb
Marie Martinod
Ayana Onozuka
Yurie Watabe
Janina Kuzma
Virginie Faivre
Zyre Austin
Maddie Bowman
Jaimie Crane-Mauzy
Jeanee Crane-Mauzy
Annalisa Drew
Keri Herman
Devin Logan
Kimmy Sharp
Brigita Sigourney
Angeli Vanlaanen

For more information on this weekend’s events and how you can watch it live visit ussnowboarding.com.



2014 IFBB Russia Pro Bikini Results


2014 Russia Pro Bikini

The IFBB Russia Pro Bikini contest, held in Moscow on November 29th, was the final pro show of the 2014 season. The pros will have a few weeks off before ramping back up for 2015. The lineup for the Russia Pro Bikini wasn’t the biggest but it was competitive. Reigning Bikini International and Bikini Olympia champion, Ashley Kaltwasser edged out Anna Starodubtseva by one point for the win. The victory put Ashley in at the top of the Bikini record books with 11 career wins. Pretty impressive given she was only been a pro for two years and was 10th at the 2013 Arnold. She was the first bikini pro to win back-to-back titles at the Olympia and will look for her second Arnold win in March.

The second place finish for Anna was her highest as a pro and will look to qualify for the Olympia next year’s shows. Coming in third was Russia’s Sofia Tandilian. Rounding out the top five was Norway’s Christina Fjaere in fourth and Stephanie Mahoe in fifth.

2014 IFBB Russia Pro Bikini Results
Moscow, Russia – November 29, 2014

1. Ashley Kaltwasser
2. Anna Starodubtseva
3. Sofia Tandilian
4. Christina Fjaere
5. Stephanie Mahoe
6. Egle Eller-Nabi
7. Olga Korchaka
8. Nina Ross
9. Yuliya Detusheva



Nike Women: Brasilian Skateboarder Leticia Bufoni


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NIKE Women has released a new video featuring Brasilian skateboarder Leticia Bufoni. She’s been with Nike for awhile but they haven’t utilized her much to date. It’s great to see Nike supporting women in sport and investing in talented athletes like Leticia. She has over half a million Facebook fans and 218,000 followers on Instagram.

VIA NIKE.com
For Leticia Bufoni, skateboarding wasn’t love at first sight. Rather, it was love at first touch.

“The first time I touched the board, I was like, ‘Wow, I want to skate, I want to skate every day,’” the Brasil native says.

And skate every day she did, although it wasn’t always easy to find the time.

“Every day my dad went to work, I took my board and went to skate,” Bufoni says. “But I made sure to be back home before he returned because he didn’t like skating at all, mostly because I was skating with boys.”


Nike Women: Brasilian Skateboarder Leticia Bufoni

While Bufoni’s persistence and dedication eventually convinced her father to let her skate, it was her victory in the first event she ever entered that convinced him she had talent.

This talent brought her to Southern California, the mecca of skateboarding. Since landing in the states in 2007, Bufoni’s career has taken off. She’s considered one of the leading faces of women’s skateboarding, and at 21 years of age, Bufoni is just getting started.

“I’m living my dream,” Bufoni says. “I’m skating every day. I’m traveling around the world and skating with friends I know from Brasil and the U.S. It’s just a dream.”

With the exception of the NTM x Jordan Sneaker Tight, the footwear and apparel featured on Bufoni are from the Nike Women’s Spring 2015 collection. Product from this collection will be available in select retailers and on nike.com beginning in January. The NTM x Jordan Sneaker Tight is available beginning Nov. 28.

Lead images via youtube.



FDA Issues Final Menu and Vending Machine Labeling Requirements


The FDA has issued its final menu and vending machine label requirements. The key points…

  • Menu labeling final rule: Applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name, offering for sale substantially the same menu items and offering for sale restaurant-type foods.
  • Vending machine final rule: Requires operators who own or operate 20 or more vending machines to disclose calorie information for food sold from vending machines, subject to certain exemptions.

NEWS RELEASE
FDA Issues Final Menu and Vending Machine Labeling Requirements

November 25, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines to help consumers make informed decisions about meals and snacks.

The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name, and offering for sale substantially the same menu items. A restaurant or similar retail food establishment is generally defined as a retail establishment that offers for sale restaurant-type food, which is generally defined as food that is usually eaten on the premises of the establishment, while walking away, or soon after arriving at another location. Examples of restaurants and similar retail food establishments include sit-down and fast-food restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and grocery and convenience stores. The menu labeling final rule also requires calorie labeling for certain alcoholic beverages and certain foods sold at entertainment venues such as movie theaters and amusement parks. The FDA also clarifies in the menu labeling final rule that certain foods purchased in grocery stores or other retail food establishments that are typically intended for more than one person to eat and require additional preparation before consuming, such as pounds of deli meats and cheeses and large-size deli salads, are not covered.

To help consumers understand the significance of the calorie information in the context of a total daily diet, the FDA is requiring a succinct statement that says, “2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary” to be included on menus and menu boards. The menu labeling final rule also requires covered establishments to provide, upon consumer request, written nutrition information about total calories, total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, fiber, sugars and protein.

Restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are covered, including those that voluntarily register with FDA to comply with the menu labeling requirements, will have one year from the date of publication of the menu labeling final rule to comply with the requirements.

The vending machine final rule requires operators who own or operate 20 or more vending machines to disclose calorie information for food sold from vending machines, subject to certain exceptions. Vending machine operators that are covered, including those that voluntarily register with FDA to comply with the vending machine labeling requirements, will have two years from the date of publication of the vending machine labeling final rule to comply with the requirements.

For More Info:

Menu and Vending Machines Labeling Requirements

Federal Register Notice – Final Rule: Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments (PDF)

Federal Register Notice – Final Rule: Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines (PDF)



2014 IFBB Russia Pro Bikini


The final show of the year for the IFBB Bikini Pros will take place in Moscow, Russia this weekend. Only 8 competitors are signed up to compete but it’s a competitive group with 2x Bikini Olympia champ, Ashley Kaltwasser leading the way. Keep an eye on Christina Fjaere as one of the top contenders in this group as well. For more information visit powerproshow.com.

2014 IFBB Russia Pro Bikini Competitors
November 29, 2014 – Moscow, Russia
Christina Fjaere
Ashley Kaltwasser
Olga Korchaka
Vladimira Krajova
Stephanie Mahoe
Nina Ross
Anna Starodubtseva
Sofia Tandilian



2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Competitor Lists


2014 Ferrigno Pro

The final IFBB Pro show of 2014 will take place this weekend in Santa Barbara, California. The IFBB Ferrigno Legacy show will host Open Men’s Bodybuilding, Bikini, Men and Women’s Physique. The IFBB portion will be held on Friday, November 28th at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA. If you’re wondering why the show would be held on a the day after Thanksgiving, you’re not alone. It will require competitors, fans and media to travel on Thanksgiving Day in order to arrive in time for the show. Santa Barbara isn’t exactly easy to get to whether driving or flying. One look at the lineups and you can see the timing of this show didn’t exactly bring out the A-list competitors but none-the-less the show must go on. There will be a free webcast of the event on bodybuilding.com which usually only happens with the Arnold and Olympia, so fans can tune in to see the show from the comfort of their own home. The NPC portion of the show will take place on Saturday. No word on whether Lou will be charging for photos and autographs for those in attendance.

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Competitor Lists
Santa Barbra, California – November 28-29, 2014

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Bikini Competitors
Jade Carroll
My Coustels
Barbie Heng
Jazmeen Hernandez
Titiana Koshman
Sarah LeBlanc
Angela Marquez
Breena Marquez
Cristina Mendivil
Edna Olivas
Camile Periat
Lindsey Waters
Katherine Williams

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Misty Ali
Natalia Batova
Evageline Belton
Holly Chambliss
Jill Dearmin
Dominique Furuta
Jennifer Jacques Conn
Candrea Judd Adams
Eleni Kavva
Marlene Koekemoer
Marina Lopez
Danielle Mastromatteo
Moria McCormack
Amber McElreath
Leona Paula Muttoni
Jamie Postill
Marie Ripert
Jill Rudison
Jane Santos
Ida Sefland
Casie Shephard
Jill Vadala
Marnee Winn

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Competitors
Pedro Barron
Lionel Brown
Omar Deckard
Constantinos Demetriou
Marius Dohne
Michael Ely
Jerome Ferguson
Will Harris
Dalibor Havek
Stefan Havlik
Rafael Jaramillo
Kiss Jeno
Bola Ojex
Ryan Peteracki
Robert Piotrkowicz
Ronny Rockel
Brad Rowe
Varingh Singh Ghuman
Vladimar Sizov

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Andre Adams
Joe Cantu
Chad Crouse
Mariusz Czerniewicz
Tim deGroot
Damir Delic
Chad Demchik
Timothy Feuling
Frank Griffin
James Hurst
David Kampfe
Tyler Larson
Ian Lauer
T.A. Martin
John Nguyen
Jake Routt
Adam Schafer
Willie Spencer

Friday, November 28, 2014
IFBB Check In at Granada Theatre – 8:30 AM
IFBB Pre-Judging – 11:00 AM
IFBB Night Show Finals – 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 29, 2014
NPC Pre-Judging – 9:30 AM
NPC Night Show Finals – 6:30 PM

For more info visit ferrignolegacy.com.



Sam “Sweet Feet” Gordon Dominates… Again


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Sam Gordon didn’t let being the smallest player in her league stop her. She didn’t let being the only girl in her age division stop her. The phenom football player made national news two years ago and even appeared on a Wheaties box. Sam took a pass on competing in football during 2013 to focus on her soccer but came back this year and made her presence known. She scored 15 touchdowns and averaged 13 yards per carry. Pretty impressive! Oh and she played defensive too where she snatch 3 interception, recovered a fumble and recorded 59 tackles.

Check out Sam’s highlight reel and be sure to subscribe to her youtube channel. She’s a breathe of fresh air and reminds us all to have fun. GREAT JOB SAM! Keep up the good work! You’re a HARDBODY!

FOLLOW SAM ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SamSweetFeetGordon
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sam_Gordon6
Instagram: http://instagram.com/sam_gordon6
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samgordonfootball



2014 NPC Nationals in Miami


2014 NPC Nationals

The last pro qualifying event in the NPC takes place this weekend in Miami, Florida at the 2014 NPC National Championships. Expect to see close to 1,000 competitors compete at this year’s event. Over 60 pro cards are up for grabs in the men’s and women’s bodybuilding, women’s physique, bikini, figure and men’s physique divisions. Check-ins take place on Thursday, November 20th and the prejudging kicks things off on Friday at 1pm. For more information and tickets visit nationalbodybuilding.com. Follow npcnewsonline.com all weekend long for photos, videos, results and more.

2014 NPC NATIONALS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday – November 20, 2014
9am – 9pm – NPC/Promoter’s Office – Hyatt Regency
3pm – 4pm – NPC Trustees Meeting – James L. Knight
4pm – 6pm – NPC Board of Governors Meeting – James L. Knight
1pm – 8pm – Weigh-in/Check-in – All Athletes – James L. Knight
NOTE THAT THIS IS A “ROLLING” SCHEDULE – ALL ATHLETES ANY TIME – THERE IS NO WEIGH-IN OR CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY!
24 Hours Microwave Room Hyatt Regency
24 Hours by appointment – ProTan Spray Tanning

Friday – November 21, 2014
11:45am – Men’s BB Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
1pm – Men’s BB Prejudging – James L. Knight
1pm – Women’s Physique Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
Time tbd Women’s Physique Prejudging – James L. Knight
Time tbd Bikini Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
Time tbd Bikini Prejudging – James L. Knight
24 Hours Microwave Room Hyatt Regency
24 Hours by appointment – ProTan Spray Tanning

Saturday – November 22, 2014
8am – Women’s Bodybuilding Meeting – James L. Knight
9am – Women’s Bodybuilding Prejudging – James L. Knight
Time tbd Men’s Physique Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
Time tbd Men’s Physique Prejudging – James L. Knight
Time tbd Figure Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
Time tbd Figure Prejudging – James L. Knight

4pm – All Competitors Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
5pm – Finals James L. Knight



AD WATCH: Choose Your Winter


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It’s easy to come up with a million excuses to stay inside during the cold, winter months and not venture outside for a workout. In their newest ad Nike asks, “WHAT KIND OF WINTER WILL YOU CHOOSE?”

NEWS RELEASE
With falling temperatures and expected sub-freezing conditions on the horizon, it’s easy for some to sit back and let the weather dictate their workout. However, when equipped with the right baselayer it’s just another challenge to overcome. Athletes know that if they succumb to the elements, then someone else will take their spot.

When training in the winter months, athletes have a choice to make – take the easy road and sit it out on the sidelines, or stay in the game and take on the weather while using it to their advantage.

Nike’s latest cold weather campaign takes a playful approach to tackling the elements and “choosing your winter.” The film is the first in a multi-part series, debunking the myth that just because it’s cold outside, you have to stay inside. By wearing Nike Hyperwarm baselayer, Nike athletes can lock in their performance while simultaneously locking out the elements.

The initial film features football athletes Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson, soccer players Clint Dempsey and Brad Evans, distance runner Mary Cain, figure skater Gracie Gold, snowboarder Johnnie Paxson and actor Chris O’Dowd as a weatherman.

Hockey’s Dion Phaneuf and Baseball star Yasiel Puig will also be featured later in the campaign.

What kind of winter will you choose?

news via nike



2015 ESPN Winter X Games Invited Athletes


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The ESPN Winter X Games return to Aspen, Colorado on January 22-25, 2015. This will be the 14th consecutive year for the winter games in Aspen. The snowboarding, freeskiing, and snowmobiling competitions will be free and open to the public. The event will also play host to concerts, sports and more. Expect to see some of the top Winter Olympic athletes competing in the 2015 Winter X Games. Olympic Gold Medalist, Jamie Anderson leads the pack in the Women’s Snowboard slopestyle and other top female athletes like Torah Bright, Kelly Clark, Kaitlyn Farrington, Arielle Gold and Maddie Bowman. The rising star in the Women’s Snowboarding Superpipe is Chloe Kim. Kim was too young to be part of the Olympic team but don’t let her age fool you. She’ll be one to watch in the years to come.

Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe
Torah Bright
Kelly Clark
Kaitlyn Farrington
Arielle Gold
Chloe Kim
Rana Okada

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle
Jamie Anderson
Isabel Derungs
Silje Norendal
Spencer O’Brien
Sarka Pancochova
Enni Rukajärvi

Women’s Snowboarder X
Carle Brenneman
Raffaella Brutto
Yuka Fujimori
Faye Gulini
Lindsey Jacobellis
Alexandra Jekova
Dominique Maltais
Nelly Moenne Loccoz
Helene Olafsen
Eva Samkova
Chloe Trespeuch

Women’s Ski Slopestyle
Dara Howell
Kim Lamarre
Kaya Turski
Maggie Voisin

Women’s Ski Superpipe
Maddie Bowman
Roz Groenewoud
Marie Martinod
Brita Sigourney

Competition Schedule:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
• Men’s Ski Slopestyle Elimination
• Mono Skier X Final
• Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Final
• Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination & Final
• Snowmobile Speed & Style Finals

Friday, January 23, 2015
• Snowboarder X Men’s, Women’s and Adaptive Finals
• Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination
• Men’s Ski SuperPipe Elimination
• Snowboard Big Air Final
• Snowmobile Long Jump Final

Saturday, January 24, 2015
• Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
• Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
• Snowmobile Hillcross Final
• Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
• Ski Big Air Final

Sunday, January 25, 2015
• Men’s & Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
• Snowmobile SnoCross & SnoCross Adaptive Finals
• Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final

The X Games in Aspen will also feature concerts by Skrillex, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo and Snoop Dogg , Jan. 22-25, 2015. For the complete list and more information on the X Games visit xgames.espn.go.com.



2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Results


The 2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Figure Pro was the final stop for the women in the Figure division. The next IFBB Pro Figure show will be the Figure International in Columbus, Ohio next March. The show drew a number of competitors but no “big names” which makes it interesting for those who enter as there’s no odds-on favorite heading into the show. Who could have predicted that Brasil’s Renata Guaraciaba would go from 16th place at the Kentucky Pro to winning in Arizona just one week later? Not this cat. She not only won but did so with in unamious fashion on the judges’ scorecards. Renata is now qualified to compete in the 2015 Figure Olympia. Coming in second was Brittany Campbell from Killeen, Texas and rounding out the top three was Megan Wyble from Lafayette, Louisiana. Jennifer Brown who finished in second at the Kentucky Pro slipped to seventh at this contest.

The Men’s Physique Pro was won by Rodney Razor.

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Figure Results
Mesa, AZ – November 15, 2014
1. Renata Guaraciaba
2. Brittany Campbell
3. Megan Wyble
4. Myra Rogers
5. Tara Ramos
6. Danielle Kifer
7. Jennifer Brown
8. Andrea Cantone
9. Ivana Ivusic
10. Krista Dunn
11. Olga Karavayeva
12. Agnes Russo
13. Emily Zelinka
14. Nancy Bowlin
15. Karen Noorlun
16. Maggie Cambronero
16. Natasha Davis
16. Sarah Dominguez
16. Robynn Europe
16. Dawn Fernandez
16. Trisha Fleischer
16. Maria Garcia
16. Samantha Maycock
16. Melanie Oberg
16. Andy Page
16. Linda Potter
16. Cinderella Richardson
16. Tamara Sedlack
16. Liane Seiwald
16. Kavvy Sonhos
16. Nicole Sturtze
16. Bojana Vasiljevic

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Men’s Physique Results
Mesa, AZ – November 15, 2014
1. Rodney Razor
2. Joseph Lee
3. Axel Alvarez
4. Otto Montgomery
5. David Gonzalez
6. Chris Griffin
7. Michael Bevins
8. Matt Christianer
9. Joe Cantu
10. Denis Gusev
11. Greg Jones
12. Nick Adams
13. Nick Olsen
14. Jake Alvarez
15. Jake Phippen
16. Eric Heidelberg
17. Matthew Wold
18. Harold Allen
18. Mariusz Czeniewicz
18. Chad Demchlk
18. Stephen Fiore
18. Roderick Gaines
18. Evan Gryka
18. Steve Moussharbash
18. Tonnell Rodrigue
18. Collin Wasiak



Give Up. That’s What They Want You To Do.


Cam Newton Beats
Hitting the gym is becoming quite the fashion statement as of late. That and wearing a pair of Beats By Dre headphones. In the a new commercial we see NFL Quarterback, Cam Newtown doing both. It’s the third commercial Beats has shown a professional athlete working out with their wireless headphones. Serena Williams was featured in September and followed by Lebron James last month.

Tough workouts are the key to Cam Newton’s performance. The wins and the losses inspire his passion. The praise and the scrutiny fuels his motivation. Cam carries all aspects of the game with him and takes them “Straight to the Gym.” Get a close-up look at his quest for greatness in the newest film in the Powerbeats2 Wireless series. – youtube

Give Up. That’s what they want you to do.
Stop. That’s what they want you to do.
You’re not the best. That’s what they say.
Come on, let’s be great.



2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Competitor Lists


2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro

This marks the final IFBB Pro Figure show of the 2014 calendar year. The 2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pr will feature the Pro Figure and Pro Men’s Physique. The event is held in conjunction with a NPC National Qualifier in Mesa, Arizona. Prejudging takes place on November 14, 2014 at 7pm and the Finals will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 6pm. The even will be held at the Mesa Arts Center – 1 East Main Street.

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Competitor Lists (Updated November 10th – 5pm MST)
Mesa, Arizona – November 14-15, 2014

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Figure Competitors
Nancy Bowlin
Jennifer Brown
Maggie Cambronero
Brittany Campbell
Andrea Cantone
Natasha Davis
Sarah Dominguez
Krista Dunn
Robynn Europe
Dawn Fernandez
Trisha Fleischer
Maria Garcia
Renata Guaraciaba
Ivana Ivusic
Olga Karavayeva
Danielle Kifer
Samantha Maycock
Karen Noorlun
Melanie Oberg
Andy Page
Lidna Potter
Tara Ramos
Cinderella Richardson
Myra Rogers
Agnes Russo
Tamara Sedlack
Liane Seiwald
Kavvy Sanhos
Nicole Sturtze
Bojana Vasiljevic
Megan Wyble
Emily Zelinka

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Men’s Pyhsique Competitors
Nick Adams
Harold Allen
Axel Alvarez
Jacke Alvarez
Michael Bevins
Joe Cantu
Matt Christianer
Mariusz Czeniewicz
Stephen Fiore
Roderick Gaines
David Gonzalez
Evan Gryka
Denis Gusev
Eric Heidelberg
Greg Jones
Joseph Lee
otto Montgomery
Steve Moussharbash
Nick Olsen
Jacke Phippen
Rodney Razor
Tonnell Rodrigue
Matthew Wold



2014 IFBB IRON GAMES Pro Bikini Results


Congratulations to California’s Janelle Saitone-McGuire on her first IFBB Pro win. She took top honors at the 2014 IFBB Iron Games Pro Bikini in Culver City, California. The win qualifies Janelle for the 2015 Bikini Olympia in Las Vegas, Nevada. The blonde beauty beat out the favorite, at least on paper before the show, Christie Marquez. Coming on strong in her second pro show in the Bikini division was Tatiana Koshman. This was her second top five finish in as many shows. Rounding out the top five were Ivete Carreon and Michelle Mein. Iveth took top honors in the Masters show with Michelle in second.

2014 IFBB IRON GAMES Pro Bikini Results
Culver City, California – November 8, 2014
1. Janelle Saitone-McGuire
2. Christie Marquez
3. Tatiana Koshman
4. Iveth Carreon
5. Michelle Mein
6. Annie Parker
7. Yarishna Ayala
8. Lisa Asuncion
9. Jessica James
10. Jaclyn Wilson
11.Queenie Pe Benito
12. Lisandra McGrath
13. Kristen Moffett
14. Harriet Davis
15. Emily Nicholson
16. Lisa Roy
16. Christina Williams
16. Emma Fernandez

2014 IFBB IRON GAMES Pro Bikini Master Results
Culver City, California – November 8, 2014
1. Iveth Carreon
2. Michelle Mein
3. Lisandra McGrath
4. Kristen Moffett
5. Harriet Davis
6. Emma Fernandez
7. Emily Nicholson
8. Lisa Roy



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