Fitness Stack

Myriam Capes’ Hardbody Gym Jams


Myriam Capes Music
Canadian Fitness Pro, Myriam “Mimi” Capes has been busting her butt in the gym getting ready for the 2015 Fitness International. As you can imagine she spends a fair amount of time getting hardbody in the gym. During the hours of sweating and building her best body, Mimi likes to listen to a variety of music.

Myriam Capes’ Hardbody Gym Jams
1. Innocence – Avril Lavigne
2. I Gotta Believe – Yolanda Adams
3. Magic Fortune – Highland
4. Hold Me Back – Rick Ross
5. Jump – Kris Kriss
6. You Can Do it – Ice Cube
7. (Rap) Superstar – Cypress Hill
8. Crank Dat – Souljia Boy
9. 4 My People – Missy Elliott
10. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor (Rocky IV Soundtrack)

Listen to Myriam Capes’ Hardbody Gym Jams on Spotify.



Bodybuilding.com Opens New Corporate Office In Portland


bodybuilding.com logoThe Internet’s Most Visited Fitness Website is Coming to Portland
BOISE, Idaho, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bodybuilding.com is thrilled to announce the opening of its new corporate office in Portland’s chic Pearl District. Founded in Boise, ID, Bodybuilding.com‘s new corporate expansion will help the growing company hire top tech talent from the renowned Silicone Forest.

New talent, locally based in the Portland office, will be working on projects designed to help and improve the experience of the 30 million unique visitors who turn to Bodybuilding.com every month. As the Internet’s top destination for health and fitness information, Bodybuilding.com provides the tools people need to achieve their health, fitness, and appearance goals, all for free.

“Building a successful business from the ground up requires revolutionary ideas,” says Bodybuilding.com founder and CEO Ryan DeLuca. “We believe in taking an aggressive approach to bring these ideas to life. Innovative thinking has fueled our ability to grow from a simple website selling creatine to a complex online resource with thousands of products, a wealth of fitness information, and a thriving online community.”

With over 9.4 million registered users, Bodybuilding.com’s fitness social media platform and workout-tracking app, BodySpace, is the largest of its kind. The new team member additions from the Silicone Forrest will be working on projects to revolutionize how people get fit. Bodybuilding.com’s mantra, “we change lives,” is more than just a saying; it’s a mission.

Of course, the proof is in the high-protein, low-fat pudding, which takes form from the thousands of amazing transformations fueled by Bodybuilding.com’s comprehensive weight loss and muscle building plans. Check out some of these incredible stories in the Motivation section of the website.

In 2014 alone, BodySpace members tracked 6 million workouts, hoisted 94 billion pounds, and performed over 700 thousand hours of cardio, resulting in a total weight loss over 2 million pounds.

About Bodybuilding.com
Based in Boise, Idaho, Bodybuilding.com is the world’s largest online sports nutrition store. The site carries more than 13,500 health and fitness supplements and accessories, shipping to customers in more than 155 countries. Bodybuilding.com helps more than 29 million people every month achieve their health, fitness and appearance goals by offering over 35,000 pages of FREE information, including more than 25,000 articles and 10,000 videos, expert-designed online training programs, and new content added daily. For more information, please visit www.bodybuilding.com.



2015 Burton US Open in Vail


2015 Burton Us Open
The 2015 Burton US Open presented by MINI will be held in Vail, Colorado from March 4-7th. Some of the world’s top snowboarders will be competing this weekend at the 33rd annual US Open. This event features the men and women riders where they will compete for the same prize money. Yes, the women will earn as much as the men in this event. Something female athletes rarely see. Fans can watch the event in person or online for free.

PRESS RELEASE VIA BURTON
BURLINGTON, VT (February 18, 2015) – The Burton US Open presented by MINI announces a world-class field of riders slated to compete in Vail, Colorado from March 4–7th. Confirmed riders for this year’s event include 2015 X Games gold medalists Danny Davis (USA), Mark McMorris (CAN), Chloe Kim (USA) and Silje Norendal (NOR); four-time Olympian Kelly Clark (USA), 2015 Burton European Open slopestyle gold medalist Stale Sandbech (NOR) and halfpipe Olympic silver medalist Ayumu Hirano (JPN). As the grand finale of the competitive snowboarding season, the legendary US Open gives riders one final chance to take home a major title, and spectators get to watch all the action for FREE.

“The US Open is one of those events that everyone respects and looks forward to,” says back-to- back defending US Open slopestyle winner Mark McMorris. “There’s such good vibes and it really wraps up the year for me.”

The 33rd annual US Open kicks off on Wednesday, March 4th with men’s and women’s slopestyle semi-finals featuring defending US Open champion Mark McMorris (CAN), 2015 X Games silver medalist Stale Sandbech (NOR), Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson (USA), 2014 Olympic silver medalist Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) and 2015 X Games gold medalist Silje Norendal (NOR), along with Maxence Parrot (CAN), Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Darcy Sharpe (CAN).

Next, the highly anticipated halfpipe semi-finals take place on Thursday, March 5th in Vail’s 22-foot superpipe featuring back-to-back X Games gold medalist Danny Davis (USA) and seven-time US Open champion Kelly Clark (USA). Brothers Ben and Gabe Ferguson (USA) as well as Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Olympians Christian Haller (SUI), Ayumu Hirano (JPN) and Greg Bretz (USA) are also set to compete in this legendary event steeped in snowboarding history.

Kelly Clark is really looking forward to the Open and says, “The US Open is one of the best events of the season—everyone has been riding all season and they get to showcase their efforts. If there was ever was a peak in riding during the year, it’s at the Open.”

Then on Friday and Saturday, it all comes down to the finals when 10 men and 6 women compete for equal prize money in slopestyle finals on March 6th followed by halfpipe finals on March 7th.

In addition to world-class competition, there’s also plenty of action to enjoy off the hill, with three nights of live music on the Solaris Concert Stage, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros following slopestyle finals on Friday, and Girl Talk following halfpipe finals on Saturday.

And if you can’t experience the US Open in person, catch all the action online via the live webcasts at www.Burton.com/USO. And be sure to tune in to the men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe competition live shows on FOX Sports 2. Here is the complete broadcast schedule.

2015 Burton US OPEN

2015 Burton US Open in Prize Money
Women’s Halfpipe & Slopestyle
1st – $45,000
2nd – $20,000
3rd – $10,000
4th – $5,000
5th – $2,500
6th – $1,500

Total Prize Purse: USD $343,000

2015 Burton US Open Women’s Halfpipe
Arielle Gold – USA
Chloe Kim – USA
Clémence Grimal – FRA
Elena Hight – USA
Hannah Teter – USA
Hikaru Oe – JPN
Holly Crawford – AUS
Kelly Clark – :: USA
Liu Jiayu – CHN
Maddie Mastro – USA
Mirabell Thivex – FRA
Queralt Castellet – ESP
Sophie Rodriqguez – FRA
Xuetong Cai – CHN
Zoe Kalapos – USA

2015 Burton US Open Women’s Slopestyle
Aimee Fuller – GBR
Anna Gasser – AUT
Cheryl Maas – NDR
Christy Prior – NZL
Cilka Sadar – SLO
Elena Koenz – SUI
Enni Rukajärvi – FIN
Hailey Langland – USA
Jamie Anderson – USA
Jessika Jenson – USA
Kjersti Buaas – NOR
Sarka Pancochova – CZE
Silje Norendal – NOR
Spencer O’Brien – CAN
Yuka Fujimori – JPN

View our coverage from the 2014 Burton US OPEN.



15 Things NOT to Ask a Competitor


15 Things NOT to Ask
This is the final week of prep for those competing in the 2015 Arnold. If you’ve ever competed you’ve likely been asked some things that make you shake your head. If you’ve never competed you may not know better. So here’s a quick list of 15 things you should NOT ask a competitor, especially in their final week of prep.

15 Things NOT to Ask a Competitor
1. Are you getting ready for a show?
2. Are you really going to eat that?
3. Why are you so skinny?
4. Why are you going to the gym again?
5. How do you feel?
6. Why are you so grumpy?
7. Why do you look so tired?
8. Can you get me an autograph from Arnold?
9. Can I try a bite of that?
10. How much more weight to you have to cut?
11. Will you flex for me?
12. What do you eat to look like that?
13. Have you lost weight?
14. How much cardio do you do?
15. Is bread bad?

If you have something we missed feel free to tweet it to @hardbodynews and use the hashtag #ThingsNOTtoAsk along with #asf2015.



2015 Arnold Australia Competitor Lists Updated


2105 Arnold Australia Competitors
According to the official Arnold Australia Facebook page, these are your confirmed competitors in the 2015 Arnold Australia. The lists have change quite a bit since they were first announced the end of last year. This will be in the inaugural Arnold Classic Australia and the action is set to take place on March 13-15, 2015. Many of these competitor will head straight to Australia from the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

The Arnold Australia page confirmed that these are the “Official Pro Lineups, all signed and ready to rock!”

2015 Arnold Australia Competitor Lists Updated
New to the lists are Dana Ambrose and Genn Strobo in Figure. Jessica Arevalo and Ebony Quince are new additions to the Bikini line up. There were no new additions to the Men’s Bodybuilding competition. A few people have been removed from the original lists. Gone are Alicia Coates, Ava Cowan and Bethany Wagner-Cisterino in the Figure division. Lacey Deluca and Anna Starodubtseva have been scratched from the Bikini competition. Michael Kefalianos and Cedric McMillan’s names have been removed from the original invite list in the Men’s Bodybuilding portion.

2015 ARNOLD AUSTRALIA WOMEN’S FIGURE COMPETITOR LIST:
Dana Ambrose
Heather Dees
Amanda Doherty
Maria Garcia
Candice Keene
Candice Lewis
Eliyan Lobez
Asher Prior
Tara Ramos
Larissa Reis
Camala Rodriquez-McClure
Myra Rogers
Rinnah Schmid
Gennifer Strobo
Anne Titone
Latorya Watts

2015 ARNOLD AUSTRALIA WOMEN’S BIKINI COMEPTITOR LIST:
Jessica Arevalo
Narmin Assria
Pollianna Batista-Moss
Summer Bernard
Barbie Heng
Ashley Kaltwasser
Janet Layug
Stephanie Mahoe
Jade MacKinnon
Sheena Martin
India Paulino
Ebony Quince
Whitney Wiser
Amy Wright

2015 ARNOLD AUSTRALIA MEN’S BODYBUILDING COMEPTITOR LIST:
Evan Centopani
Justin Compton
Brandon Curry
Toney Freeman
Dexter Jackson
Josh Lenartowicz
Saman Mohammad
Ben Pakulski
Luke Schembri
Branch Warren
Roelly Winklaar

Get your tickets and more information at www.arnoldclassic.com.au.

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New Video Captures The Essence of the espnW


espnW video
The folks at ESPN continue to invest in the espnW brand on and off-line. In an on-going effort to drive more awareness to the brand, espnW created a show video that will show during on-air women’s sporting events. It’s great to see ESPN showcase and bring awareness to the espnW brand across their entire network. Take a look at the 15-second version and visit espnW.com for more info on the latest in a variety of women’s sports.


This special espnW Hallmark will appear on-air during women’s sporting events across ESPN network channels. – espnW

image via youtube.



Vote for Your Favorite Fitness Magazine Cover


Fitness covers

Four IFBB Pros grace the covers of popular women’s fitness magazines. It’s something that hasn’t happened in awhile as many of the magazines have been opting for “celebrities” over competitors. IFBB Bikini Pro, Dianna Dahlgren hasn’t competed in over a year but that hasn’t stopped her popularity and graces the cover of FitnessRX for Women. This is her third FitnessRX for Women cover. The 2012 Biking Olympia champ, Nathalia Melo landed her first Muscle & Fitness Hers cover but not her first cover in the industry. Reigning Figure International Champ, Candice Keene scored her first Oxygen (North American edition) and it’s good timing heading into the Arnold next week. 2x Figure Olympia Champ, Erin Stern hasn’t competed in nearly a year but that didn’t stop Oxygen Australia from using her on their cover.

Dianna Dahlgren CoverDianna Dahlgren – FitnessRX for Women Cover.

Nathalia Melo coverNathalia Melo Muscle & Fitness HERS Cover,

Candice Keene CoverCandice Keene Oxygen Cover.

Erin Stern coverErin Stern Oxygen Australia Cover.



2014 Olympia DVDs


Olympia DVDsIf you missed the 50th Anniversary of the Olympia weekend don’t worry. You can no order the events on DVD. In an email the creators shared, “Despite the incredibly long delay, the 2014 Olympia DVDs will be shipping very soon to bodybuilding fans worldwide. This year’s discs are by far the very best production ever – and you get DOUBLE DVDs with over SIX HOURS of content for either the Men’s Olympia or the Women’s Olympia sets. More content, more clarity – you can join the sold-out arena with a front-row seat at the Greatest Muscle Shows on Earth!”

The Women’s portion is described as, “Ms. Olympia, Physique Olympia, Figure Olympia, Fitness Olympia and Bikini Olympia. NINETY-FIVE fabulous female athletes appear and you get every introduction, every comparison, every pose, the dazzling Fitness routines … you get it all! 10-time Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle ends her reign with a sensational victory, and 9-time Fitness Olympia returns to make her emotional retirement speech.”

women-olympia-dvd

For the first time ever, you will receive TWO discs with over 6 hours of complete contest coverage! Catch all the action including the five women’s Olympia divisions.

Ms. Olympia Results: Iris Kyle (1 – and don’t miss her 10-time champion celebration and sadly, her retirement announcement!), Alina Popa (2), Debi Laszewski (3), Alana Shipp (4), Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia (5), Anne Freitas (6), Sheila Bleck (7), Jennifer Sedia (8), Rita Bello (9), Margie Martinn (10), Christine Envall (11), Lisa Giesbrecht (12), Simone Oliveira (13). Fitness Olympia Results: Oksana Grishina (1), Regiane Da Silva (2), Tanji Johnson (3), Bethany Cisterino (4), Myriam Capes (5), Fiona Harris (6), Trish Warren (7), Whitney Jones (8), Danielle Ruban (9), Marta Aguiar (10), Amanda Hatfield (11), Somkina Lludmilla (12) – and the emotional retirement speech of nine-time Fitness Olympia Adela Garcia! Figure Olympia Results: Nicole Wilkins (1), Candice Keene (2), Candice Lewis (3), Ann Titone (4), Latonya Watts (5), Gennifer Strobo (6), Julie Mayer (7), Dana Ambrose (8), Cydney Gillon (9), Allison Frahn (10), Alicia Coates (11), Jessica Graham (12), Camala Rodriguez (13), Wendy Fortino (14), Andrea Calhoun (15), Sasha Brown (16), Krista Dunn (16), Karina Grau (16), Nathalia Lemartova (16), Zsuzsanna Toldi (16). Physique Olympia Results: Juliana Malacarne (1), Dana Linn Bailey (2), Tycie Coppett (3), Karina Nascimento (4), Sabrina Taylor (5), Mindi O’Brien (6), La’Drissa Bonivel (7), Jillian Reville (8), Jennifer Robinson (9), Frances Mendez (10), Karin Hobbs (11), Jacklyn Abrams (12), Patricia Mello (13), HJeather Grace (14), Tamee Marie (15), Rachel Baker (16), Roxie Beckles (16), Olga Bellakova (16), Nathalie Falk (16), Samantha Hill (16), Sandra Lombardo (16), Leila Thompson (16), Toni West (16). Bikini Olympia Results: Ashley Kaltwasser (1), Janet Layug (2), Stacey Alexander (3), Yeshaira Robles (4), Amanda Latona (5), India Paulino (6), Sarah LeBlanc (7), Tawna Eubanks (8), Noemi Olah (9), Stephanie Mahoe (10), Candice Conroy (11), Narmin Assria (12), Vladmira Krasova (13), Lacey DeLuca (14), Christie Marquez (15), Noy Alexander (16), Jessica Arrevalo (16), Taylor Bentson (16), Kelsie Clark (16), Christina Fjaere (16), Sandi Forsythe (16), Jenee Leger (16), Dayna Maleton (16), Angela Marquez (16), Crystal Matthews (16), Brittany Taylor (16), Nikola Welterova (16).

The Mr. Olympia is also available along with a combo pack. The individual DVDs are priced at $39.95 and the combo pack for the men and women will set you back $75.00. Get your Olympia DVDs here.



2015 Arnold Amateur Competitor Lists


Arnold AmateurThe 2015 Arnold Amateur Competitor Lists have been announced. The Amateur event coincides with the Arnold Sports Festival held in Columbus, Ohio on March 5-7th. Some of today’s leading ladies have competed in this event before they went on to the professional ranks. India Paulino finished in second at the 2011 Arnold Amateur and went on to be a top Bikini pro. In the same show (and same class) was an unknown bikini competitor by the name of Ashley Kaltwasser. Ashley finished in 14th in the 2011 event. The next year she won the overall amateur bikini title. Last year Ashley shook Arnold’s hand as the 2014 Bikini International champion. It’s a great reminder that ever pro was once an amateur and you have to start somewhere.

Which of these Arnold Amateur competitors could be the next top pro? We’ll find out in a just over two weeks.

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE

Women’s Physique Short
Nicole Berube (Canada)
Paola Jaira Sanchez Bonetti (Dominica Republic)
Priscila Cristiane Cavilha (Brasil)
Jennifer Duncan (Indianpolis, Ind.)
Nicky Foord (Australia)
Teresa Heron (Canada)
Jenaya Hofer (Canada)
Amy Kozie (Brighton, Mich.)
De Franciscis Loredana (Italy)
Roberta Gomes (Brasil)
Tiana Holtzhausen (South Africa)
Indira Yunuem Dominguez Lopez (Mexico)
Fino Mara (Italy)
Daniele Oazen (Brasil)
Maria Ortiz (Reading, Pa.)
Claudia Gabriela de Leon Pardo (Mexico)
Rocha Grou Patricia (Italy)
Lada Plihalova (Czech Republic)
Jenna Reid (Canada)
Thea Renee Schuler (Canada)
Brianna Smith (San Antonio, Texas)
Georgianna Spybey (Pataskala, Ohio)
Indrell Thomas (Greenacres, Fla.)
Petra Urbánková  (Czech Republic)
Tammy Wallace (El Paso, Texas)

Women’s Physique Tall
Stacy Always (El Dorado, Calif.)
Julia Axford (Canada)
Marjorie Beck (Brasil)
Tina Chinchic (Warren, Ohio)
Dana Connell (Clarence Center, N.Y.)
Robin Eve (Canada)
Lydia Fernandes (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Julia Föry
Alessandra Grimaldi (Brasil)
Carrie Grissinger (Ozarks, Mo.)
Kathy Hornbuckle (Copake, Texas)
Arie Gail Humphrey (Idledale, Colo.)
Linda Jensen (Norway)
Debbie Marcy (Rochester, N.Y.)
Caló Maria Melania (Italy)
Claire McGee (United Kingdom)
Adele Moyton (Round Rock, Texas)
Ryzhikova Natalia (Russia)
Piari Oksana (Russia)
Susan Ormiston (Canada)
Imane Russchen (Netherlands)
Karma Schopp (Canada)
Dana Shemesh (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Chelsea Staedter (Oceanside, Calif.)
Fralova Tatsiana (Belarus)
Joan Liew Lee Ting (Singapore)

FITNESS

Fitness Short
Elva Concepcion Gonzalez Luna (Mexico)
Shelby Maynard (Bargersville, Ind.)
Emma Paveley (United Kingdom)
Sandra Grajales Romero (Mexico)
Julia H. Luz Sanchez (Mexico)
Dominika Multanova (Slovakia)
Kim Scoffins (Canada)
Shesterikova Svetlana (Russia)
Toni Wheeler (Morehead, Ky.)
Brittany White (Lousiville, Ohio)

Fitness Tall
Kelley Durbin-Williams (Missoula, Mont.)
Foroni Giorgia (Italy)
Narandzic Milica (Serbia)
Toni Naramone (Maumee, Ark.)
Venus Ramos (Long Beach, Calif.)

FIGURE

Figure A
Milly Cowan (Miami, Fla.)
Krista Easto Johnson (Canada)
Sara Huxter (Canada)
Sharonda Lowe (Southgate, Mich.)
Stephanie Onorato (Kingwood, Texas)
Angela Robinson (Canada)
Brenly Rosenblatt (Canada)
Dusty Smith (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
Chie Terui (Homewood, Ill.)

Figure B
Michelle Bailey (Trinidad & Tobago)
Emily DeSalle (Springfield, Ohio)
Janaina Ferreira (Brasil)
Ihona Gonzalez (Riviera Beach, Fla.)
Francesca Hartman (Buckeye, Ariz.)
Leidy Hernandez (Spain)
Pam Leather (Canada)
Melanie Noel (Canada)
Visintainer Roberta (Italy)
Kathleen Shreve (Erie, Pa.)
Mercedes Sousa (Brasil)
Finsas Kristine Terese (Hong Kong)

Figure C
Amie Adcock (Woodbury Heights, N.J.)
Ally Chargualaf (Redmond, Wash.)
Jaime Coughlan (Marion, N.Y.)
Menini Cristina (Italy)
Alejandra Diaz Mercado Chavez (Canada)
Ann-Marie Flinn (Canada)
Ariadna Fontelio (Panama)
Amber Forrest (Canada)
Nikolaeva Iaroslava (Russia)
Donya Jackson (Cleveland, Ohio)
Kaitlyn Kollar (Canfield, Ohio)
Jaclyn Lefebvre (Canada)
Amani Moss (Seattle, Wash.)
Donna Murphy (United Kingdom)
Molly Musselman (Camp Hill, Pa.)
Rachel O’Connor (Pembroke, Mass.)
Morgan Oiler (Elkhart, Ind.)
Carolina Solano Peralta (Dominican Republic)
Michele da Silva Pinto (Brasil)
Rita Singh (India)
Karla Plott (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Jeannette Post (Delray Beach, Fla.)
Vanessa Rogers (Canada)
Wagna Vargas Savietto (Brasil)
Leticia Vecchi (Brasil)
Nicole Walters (Findlay, Ohio)
Aimee Welu (Winnetka, Ill.)
Jenna Marie Wilcox (Canada)
Li Yi-Ming (Chinese Tapei)

Figure D
Mabel Alvarez Alvarez (Dominican Republic)
Oksana Balanyuk (Lakewood, Wash.)
Navarrskaya Daria (Russia)
Ashley Garcia (Marshall, Ill.)
Dezio Giusy (Italy)
Carly Gregson (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mariia Gubanova (Ukraine)
Mimi Macias (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Ilic Marsela (Serbia)
Catherine O’Guin (Bloomfield Hillis, Mich.)
Julie Peterson (Canada)
Helen Petras (Canada)
Zuleica Resende (Deerield Beach, Fla.)
Amanda Schmidt (Canada)
Yulia Shumakova Catron (North Las Vegas, Nev.)
Chantal Swart (South Africa)
Carli Terepka (Fayetteville, N.C.)
Agnes Tüske (Hungary)
Jena Weiss (Ardmore, Okla.)
Denise Wortheim (Lake Park, Fla.)

Figure E
Kalugina Anna (Russia)
Avril Belanger (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Yvette Brown (Australia)
Egorova Ekaterina (Russia)
Charlene Gilbert (Canada)
Rachel Killam (Canada)
Kelly King (Canada)
Alisa Kron (Birmingham, Ala.)
Shamaine McVay (Clinton Township, Mich.)
Paula Miller (Rochester, N.Y.)
Barbara Moyneaux (Canada)
Morennah Camila S. Nascimento (Brasil)
Marcia Olsen (Canada)
Viridiana Sanchez (Mexico)
Rachel Solano (Hewitt, Texas)
Chephirah Williams (Jamaica, N.Y.)
Sara Willis (Barbourville, Ky.)

Figure F
Denean Arntson (Canada)
Robyn Askew (Canada)
Delyse Botes (South Africa)
Rebecca Broadwater (Owings Mills, Md.)
Azusena Cardenas (Mexico)
Lauren Connell (Columbus, Ohio)
Ramona Curiel (Netherlands)
Teri Donald (Canada)
Jennifer Gordon (Shelby Township, Mich.)
Monika Kaczmarski (Canada)
Khady Malombe Toure (Canada)
Jennifer Ozari (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Rosemarie Roodenburg (Netherlands)

FIGURE MASTERS

Figure Masters Short
Milly Cowan (Miami, Fla.)
Ann-Marie Flinn (Canada)
Jill Frew (New York, N.Y.)
Claudinea Gentil (Brasil)
Britney Gonzalez (Birmingham, Ala.)
Beatriz Vazquez Heredia (Mexico)
Jennifer Hill (Sumter, S.C.)
Donya Jackson (Cleveland, Ohio)
Shrell Krawczyk (Williamsville, N.Y.)
Sharonda Lowe (Southgate, Mich.)
Melanie Noel (Canada)
Roseli Perfoll (Brasil)
Edna Alessandra Piu (Brasil)
Lada Plihalová (Czech Republic)
Jeannette Post (Delray Beach, Fla.)
Dusty Smith (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
Patricia Spezia (Brasil)
Chie Terui (Homewood, Ill.)
Nicole Walters (Findlay, Ohio)
Mel Warrington (Canada)
Aimee Welu (Winnetka, Ill.)
Li Yi-Ming (Chinese Tapei)

Figure Masters Medium
Oksana Belanyuk (Lakewood, Wash.)
Lisa Brown (United Kingdom)
Lea Deonarain (Richardson, Texas)
Judy Doughty (Canada)
Esmeralda Higareda Gonzalez (Mexico)
Carol Grayer (Canada)
Cindy Lee (Waco, Texas)
Ilic Marsela (Serbia)
Hege Mathisen (Norway)
Catherine O-Guin (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
Zuleica Rezende (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Leigh Rumball (Canada)
Liese Scott (Round Rock, Texas)
Yulia Shumakova-Catron (North Las Vegas, Nev.)
Mende Todd (Secretary, Md.)

Figure Masters Tall
Denean Arntson (Canada)
Donna Boyd (Australia)
Dana Connell (Clarence Center, N.Y.)
Teri Donald (Canada)
Cindy Gregoire (Canada)
Monica Kaczmarski (Canada)
Barbara Molyneaux (Canada)
Marcia Olsen (Canada)
Jennifer Ozari (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Rosemarie Roodenburg (Netherlands)
Brenda Whitehead (Canada)

BIKINI

Bikini A
Lori Alix (Montgomery, Ala.)
Elisangela Angell (Allex, Texas)
Svetlana Berman-Majeau (Canada)
Ninoshka Cano (Hamburg, N.Y.)
Karolina Fierlej (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
Renee Freeman (Canada)
Bishop Green (Laurel, Md.)
Stephania Fabiola Andrade Jimenez (Mexico)
Heather Krause (Columbus, Ohio)
Deanna Demay Lee (Canada)
Sheyla José Rodriguez Molina (Dominican Republic)
Ericka Jeannette Morales Morgan (Guatamala)
Kozlova Oxana (Russia)
Karen Pham (Canada)
Phananya Powell (Lowell, Va.)
Sierra Roach (Sylvania, Ohio)
Jessica Suarez (Miami, Fla.)
Hyacinthe Tamayo (Canada)
Denis Mireles Torres (Mexico)
Jen Trotman (Canada)

Bikini B
Tumeko Allen (Snenville, Ga.)
Mandi Ashley (Effingham, Ill.)
Caroline Aspenskog (Sweden)
Heather Cobb (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Nicole David (Ewa Beach, Hawaii)
Lauren Elizabeth David (Canada)
Julenoy Dias (Brasil)
Sherry Mae Junsay Espera (Phillipines)
Danitza Alejandra Espino de Dios (Mexico)
Ana Doljuejra (Redmond, Wash.)
Anya Ellis (Canada)
Maria Ferrari (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Larissa Evidente Francisco (Philippines)
Lauren Hagwood (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Lauren Hardaway (Coppell, Texas)
Elizabeth Hwangbo (Canada)
Danika Johnson (Fairfax, Vt.)
Virág Kiss (Hungary)
Vanessa Kurtzman (Beachwood, Ohio)
Ashley Lemos (Hurricane, W. Va.)
Amanda Lima (Brasil)
Paige Lodge (Canada)
Jaana Malytcheva (Finland)
Ekaterina Rozemborskaya (Ukraine)
Nancy Rodriquez Martinez (Mexico)
Jenna Parente (Olmsted Township, Ohio)
Sabina Plevakova (Slovakia)
Oemil Rodriguez (San Antonio, Texas)
Flor Maria Moran Romero (El Salvador)
Nahed Abdul Sater (Lebanon)
Sachie Sonkin (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Finessi Stefania (Italy)
Lisa Traugott (Pflugerville, Texas)
Alyssa Vance (London, Ohio)
Lauren Wheeler (Mount Morris, N.Y.)

Bikini C
Kaufman Alena (Russia)
Erin Joanna Augis (New York, N.Y.)
Samantha Barnes (Galena, Ohio)
Karen De Beer (South Africa)
Silvie Beránková (Czech Republic)
Nicolene Booysen (South Africa)
Marina Borodyanskiy (Columbus, Ohio)
Tamkia Bullock (Fishers, Ind.)
Carly Byron (Chicago, Ill.)
Burova Elena (Russia)
Katrina Freds (Hamilton, Ind.)
Marina Gatica (Argentina)
Victoria Gill (United Kingdom)
Keishawna Griffin (Mitchellville, Md.)
Giovana Guido (Brasil)
Lindsay Honaker (Grove City, Ohio)
Alexi Rae Irvine (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Stefanini Jessica (Italy)
Thais Urbam Jorge (Brasil)
Jordan Judd (Hanover, Md.)
Pudovikova Julia (Russia)
Sherstneva Karina (Kazakhstan)
Lucy Kim (Canada)
Amanda Kurt (Maumee, Ohio)
Melissa Lefebvre (Sudbury, Calif.)
Chandelle Lombard (South Africa)
Chelsea Louik Peterson (Davison, Mich.)
Shumakova Marina (Kazakhstan)
Renee Mazza (Toms River, N.J.)
Shelbi Neumann (Clinton Township, Mich.)
Maidê Salles Nogueira (Brasil)
Andrea Ortiz (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Shelagh Paton (Canada)
Sauyuri Paula Torres (Brasil)
Denise Trindade Real (Portugal)
Krystal Ricci (Lincoln, Calif.)
Andrea Romero-Munoz (Las Cruces, N.M.)
Julie Royer (Canada)
Crystal Rutherford (Westerville, Ohio)
Natalie Saul (Columbus, Ohio)
Kelly Shamrock (Warren, Ohio)
Cassidy Shell (Winfield, W. Va.)
Nathasha Simpson (Port Sanilac, Mich.)
Jill Smetlz-Klinker (Attica, Ohio)
Tasha Star (Canada)
Joana Talim (Brasil)
Tizana Temple (Canada)
Sabine van Pelt (Netherlands)
Danielle Watkins (Keller, Texas)
Brittaney Weyand (New Albany, Ohio)

Bikini D
Melissa Allen (Tampa, Fla.)
Raven Barnes-Harrington (Pasadena, Calif.)
Olivia Cambalova (Slovakia)
Nora Prado Carvajal (Mexico)
Diane Chazelle (France)
Nora Denno (San Antonio, Texas)
Cara Dukes (Milford, Mich.)
Krasavina Ekaterina (Russia)
Sandee Estes (Reynoldsburg, Ohio)
Gobbetti Fedrica (Italy)
Iordanova Galia (Italy)
Siliana Chanel Gaspard (Houston, Texas)
Chantelle Harvey-Houghton (Canada)
Vanessa Hill (Trinidad & Tobago)
Angela Howden (South Africa)
Nicole Hubertu (West Bend, Wis.)
Tiffany Inboden (Logan, Ohio)
Alysha Jamal (Canada)
Kerri Keller (Canada)
Raquel Long (Birmingham, Mich.)
Kaori Matsumoto (Lafayette, Calif.)
Briana Neumann (Clinton Township, Mich.)
Katya Nosova (New Zealand)
Diem Nugyen (Canada)
Mana Noda (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Anessa Norman (Canada)
Jamie-lee Phillips (Trinidad & Tobago)
Tiffany Roy (Canada)
Diana Salamon (Hungary)
Brandie Sharp (Columbus, Ohio)
Naomi Sonek (St. Louis, Mo.)
Sierra Steinback (Canada)
Sheila Tague (Pollock Pines, Calif.)
Diana Hilda Alvarez Trejo (Mexico)
Desma Triplett (Columbus, Ohio)
Jennifer Weintz (Canada)
Joanna Wolosz (United Kingdom)

Bikini E
Elma Adanalic (Sterling Heights, Mich.)
Alina Alexeahu (Canada)
Zubkova Anna (Russia)
Jade Atkinson (Canada)
Olivia Caldareri (Canada)
Madeleine Conti (Atlanta, Ga.)
Brittany Fendikevich (Rochester, N.Y.)
Christy Float (Pickerington, Ohio)
Marcia Cristiane Goncalves (Brasil)
Jacqueline Groleau (Canada)
Vasilyeva Irina (Russia)
Julie Johnson (Fairhope, Ala.)
Jaime Kurgan (Lowell, Ind.)
Jennifer Lee (Columbus, Ohio)
Darlene Lizotte (Oakland, Calif.)
Pellegrino Mariella (Italy)
Whitney Matthews (Canada)
Jessica Maxon (Chandler, Ariz.)
Shelia McCarthy (Eugene, Ore.)
Kalugina Nataliya (Russia)
Elis Naumanis (Estonia)
Lisa Netherly (Columbus, Ohio)
Mariana Maria Pereira De Oliveira (Brasil)
Elizabeth Perez (Spain)
Abby Pollock (Canada)
Laura Prerost (Downers Grove, Ill.)
Sara Reis (Brasil)
Ayazhan Seitkazina (Mountain View, Calif.)
Karina Skowronska (United Kingdom)
Frida Paulsen Stern (Sweden)
Danielle H. Vaughn (Canada)
Susanne Zavelle (Florence, S.C.)

Bikini F
Shellie Andrews (Miami, Fla.)
Stephanie Blackburn (Waukesha, Wis.)
Brittany Brinkman (Columbus, Ohio)
Jill Bunny (Canada)
Rebecca Burger (France)
Lotten Daberno (Denmark)
Oksana Davydova (Ukraine)
Anne Everett (Hampstead, N.C.)
Luciana Del Giudice (United Kingdom)
Melissa Hardesty (Ashland, Ky.)
Kayla Harrington (Palm Desert, Calif.)
Sarah Harrison (Canada)
Lauren Henley (Groveport, Ohio)
Amanda Insalaco (Jackson, Tenn.)
Anna Jaworska (Poland)
Nadia Kovacova (Alexandria, Va.)
Kate Linehan (Dublin, Ohio)
Olya Lomakina (New Zealand)
Traisha Martin (Garland, Texas)
Maria Carolina Meyer Martins (Brasil)
Lyndsay Maynard (Shadyside, Ohio)
Valerie Mazza (Chicago, Ill.)
Leanne McFarland (Canada)
Nicole Muller (Brasil)
Kristen Olson (Ira Township, Mich.)
Jennifer Amari Peña (Dominican Republic)
Angela Palumbo (Agoura Hills, Calif.)
Jasmi Qvick (Finland)
Gabriella Rákóczi (Hungary)
Maggie Resztake (Canada)
Whitney Scurlock (Chicago, Ill.)
Mileane Silva (Danbury, Conn.)
Nataly Castanheira Da Silva (Brasil)
Maria Stamer (Tempe, Ariz.)
Heather Stump (Adrian, Mich.)
Olga Svyrdova (Wayne, Pa.)
Alicia Sweet (East Aurora, N.Y.)
Brooke Tabor (Alburquerque, N.M.)
Cherise Taylor (Chicago, Ill.)
Miranda Van Orden (Lake Ariel, Pa.)
Josiane Weber (Brasil)
Courtney Wicks (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Haley Young (Ames, Iowa)
Rebecca Zirkle (Noblesville, Ind.)

For more information and men’s competitor lists visit ArnoldAmateur.com.

2011 BIKINI OVERALL: Ingrid Romero (USA)
2012 BIKINI OVERALL: Ashley Kaltwasser (Akron, Ohio)
2013 BIKINI OVERALL: Anna Starodubtseva (Russia)
2014 BIKINI OVERALL: Kenea Yancey (USA)



2015 Arnold Kids Fitness Expo Schedule & Events


The Arnold Sports Festival continues to expand and new events. This year multi-day event in Columbus, Ohio has added an Arnold Kids Fitness Expo. Children ages 6-16 (and their parents) will be able to watch various demonstrations and participate in a variety of activities. Children 10 and under get in FREE.

Arnold kids expo

Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO Stage Schedule
Bricker Building, Ohio Expo Center

The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will be open from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. The event will feature a variety of sport demonstrations and a stage with two days of entertainment.

Saturday, March 7, 9:00am-5:30pm
9:15 am Cyril Scott Pipe Band and Scottish Highland Dancers
9:45 am Hooping Ninja
10:00 am Extreme Table Tennis
10:30 am Comedy & Juggling of Matt Jergens
11:00 am Richens Timm Academy of Irish Dance
12 Noon Father & Son Jugglers – Rejean & Sebastian
12:30 pm Hula Hoops & More
1:00 pm Arnold’s Quest For Talent! FINALS
2:45 pm OSU Cheerleaders
3:00 pm Chess: Arnold vs. Emma Chang
3:30 pm Jedi Fencing
3:45 pm Arnold’s Quest For Talent! Awards
4:00 pm Self Defense / Karate Seminar with Ashley Hill
4:15 pm World Jump Rope
4:30 pm Straub Dance

Sunday, March 8, 10am-4pm
10:00 am World Jump Rope-Double Dutch U.S. Championship
12:30 am Father & Son Jugglers – Rejean & Sebastian
1:00 pm Richens Timm Academy of Irish Dance
2:00 pm Hula Hoops & More
2:30 pm Extreme Table Tennis
3:00 pm Pinnell Dance

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 and FREE shuttles will run between the Ohio Expo Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center from…
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, March 6
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8

FREE Shuttles will transport attendees between the Ohio Expo Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Friday , Saturday and Sunday.

Ohio Expo Center-Greater Columbus Convention Center Shuttle Hours
Friday, March 6: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, March 7: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO to Energize Columbus Youth
PARENTS AND KIDS CAN EXPERIENCE 28 SPORTS, ACTIVITIES IN ONE PLACE!
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The newest B-I-G thing at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2015 is a focus on kids ages 6 to 16 (and their parents) by providing a smorgasbord of 28 sports and activities at the Ohio Expo Center. And those age 10 and under will get in FREE.

“Each year we try to present a variety of sports and events to accommodate the many ways people choose to express their physicality,” said Jim Lorimer, who has partnered with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to present the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989.

“We created the Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO to give parents a great way to let their children experience literally dozens of sports and activities, hopefully helping them find one they wish to pursue.”

The activities and demonstrations available at the Ohio Expo Center during the Arnold Sports Festival and new Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO include: archery, ballroom dance, baseball, chess, Crossfit Endeavor, disc golf, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, hula hoop, Irish dance, jump rope, juggling, karate, lacrosse, pickleball, power and speed training, rowing, Scottish dance and bagpipes, soccer, table tennis, talent show, tennis, unicycle and zip line.

The relocation of several competitions to the Ohio Expo Center and the debut of several new events is the result of the closing of Franklin County Veterans Memorial, which hosted the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989. Arnold Sports Festival events, including the popular 900-booth Arnold Fitness EXPO, will continue to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will be held on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the Bricker Building. The event will feature demonstrations by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Columbus Crew, Ohio Machine, Royal Arts Fencing Academy, Cyclone Gymnastics, Ohio State Chess Club, the United States Tennis Association and others. The non-profit Buck-Icon will offer football demonstrations featuring former Ohio State University football players.

The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will also feature a stage with two days of entertainment, highlighted by the by the Arnold’s Quest For Talent! Finals presented by Columbus Children’s Theatre from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Chris Kirkpatrick, of the band *NSYNC, will emcee the talent show. At 3 p.m. Saturday, a Chess Challenge Featuring Arnold vs. 8-year-old Emma Chang of Dublin, Ohio will be featured on the stage. (See Page 2 for complete Kids Fitness EXPO Stage Schedule).

In addition to the Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO, a variety of sports will be held in other buildings at the Ohio Expo Center, including Archery, Cheerleading & Dance, CrossFit Endeavor, Disc Golf, Equestrian, Pickleball, Table Tennis, XPC Powerlifting, and POWER X.



Under Armour – Erase All Doubt


Erase All Doubt
Actor Jamie Foxx narrates Under Armour‘s latest brand campaign, The Book of Will. The new campaign is the biggest in the brand’s global initiatives. The first two films, directed by Acclaimed film director Peter Berg, feature NBA’s Stephen Curry and US track and field athletes Manteo Mitchell and Natasha Hastings.

The spots focus on self-determination and the inner drive to Erase All Doubt. They’re well done and worth checking out. Under Armour continues to gain momentum in not only the apparel category but also the shoe game. As the spot says, “The excellent ones reinvent the race.”

Press Release
NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx Team Up in Under Armour’s Biggest Ever Global Brand Campaign
The Yearlong Campaign Launches During NBA All-Star Weekend and Features a Series of Short Films Celebrating the Spirit of the Underdog

New York, NY (February 12, 2015) – Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx and NBA All-Star Stephen Curry joined Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank at an event in New York City to launch the brand’s biggest ever global brand campaign, The Book of Will. Foxx is the star and Creative Director of the new short films that are expanding the brand’s I WILL campaign dedicated to the underdogs whose journey is defined by a relentless drive to succeed. The first film from the campaign, which debuted at the event, tells the story of Curry’s journey and is entitled “Volume One: Shakespeare Got it All Wrong.” It will air on February 15 during the 2015 NBA All-Star Game telecast on TNT.

“We’ve had a relationship with Jamie since 1998 when he was filming the movie ‘Any Given Sunday’ and we knew he was the right creative partner to help bring Stephen’s journey and the underdog message to life,” said Kevin Plank, Under Armour Founder and CEO. “He understands what it means when athletes will themselves to make something happen, and – like creating a legacy in Hollywood or taking the NBA by storm — a lot of times that means rewriting the book and creating your own path.”

Acclaimed film director Peter Berg, directs each spot in the campaign. The new film is available to watch now at youtube.com/underarmour.

“Stephen Curry is the hottest player in the NBA right now, and this film tells the story of his tough journey to get there,” said Foxx. “With the season he’s having, everybody is acting as if they believed in his talent from the start, but he had to fight his way up from day one, through high school, to putting a small college on the map, to dominating in the league.”

“Shakespeare Got it All Wrong” depicts Stephen’s path from being the son of an NBA star, to an overlooked high school basketball player, to becoming the game’s new creative genius and most “unguardable” playmaker. After being virtually unknown to scouts and pundits just a few years earlier, the film anoints him as “The Patron Saint of Underdogs.” Detailing Curry’s rise, and the response he has received causing mob scenes at Under Armour stores around the world, from New York to Shanghai, the content is comprised of real moments in his life going back to his childhood. Now in his fifth professional season, Curry has established himself as one of the game’s most electrifying players. He is redefining the point guard position with a combination of floor vision and shooting that sets him apart from anyone who has ever stepped on a basketball court. The leading vote getter amongst all players, he is starting in his second straight NBA All-Star game this Sunday in New York City.

“I appreciate the journey I am on and what I’ve gone through to get where I am today,” said Curry. “I’m enjoying the success, but I still feel I have room to grow to reach my full potential. The process is about getting better everyday and never losing the hunger to reach all my individual and team goals.”

Featured in the commercial is the “Dark Matter” Curry One – the colorway of his signature shoe that he will wear during the NBA All-Star game. Available at UA.com starting on February 13 for $119.99, the new shoe features Charged Cushioning™ and Anafoam technology. Charged Cushioning absorbs impact and converts it into a responsive burst, offering explosiveness in every step and change of direction. Anafoam molds together EVA foam and mesh to provide basketball players of all levels with anatomical support at key pressure points.

The second film in the series, “Volume Two: Aristotle Got it All Wrong,” also debuted at the event. It airs on broadcast starting February 17 on the NFL Network and ESPN, and is available to watch now at youtube.com/underarmour.

Starring Foxx alongside US track and field athletes Manteo Mitchell and Natasha Hastings, the film chronicles the self-determination and inner drive it takes to be the fastest person on the track. In this take, its Aristotle’s famous: “You are what you repeatedly do,” quote that is rewritten for Under Armour athletes to: “You are what you repeatedly do, when things get hard.” For Mitchell, his reaction to the challenge is detailed by his resolve during the 2012 Olympics when he broke his leg while running the 4×400 relay and continued running another 200 yards to pass off the baton, giving his team the chance to eventually win the silver medal.

In the spot, Mitchell and Hastings are wearing UA SpeedForm® Gemini and UA SpeedForm® Apollo Vent running shoes, respectively.

UA SpeedForm Gemini brings precision fit and feel to a shoe made for long distance running. It features a seamless heel cup and lightweight, breathable upper, which minimizes distractions and allows for a more locked in, personalized fit. UA SpeedForm Gemini is available now for $129.99 at UA.com.

UA SpeedForm Apollo Vent, engineered using the same seamless heel cup technology, delivers zero distraction and next-to-skin support and comfort. The ArmourVent™ mesh upper delivers maximum breathability in a light, stretchy, durable, fast-drying fabric and the molded 4D Foam® footbed conforms to your foot’s exact shape to eliminate slippage. It’s available on UA.com beginning February 13 for $109.99.

For more film content visit youtube.com/underarmour and to join in on the conversation follow @UnderArmour on Twitter, Instagram and record.underarmour.com/.

About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.



Arnold Webcast to Stream Live On Bodybuilding.com


Arnold Webcast

If you’re unable to attend the Arnold Sports Festival don’t lose too much sleep over it. You’ll be able to watch the Arnold Webcast stream LIVE and FREE on bodybuilding.com. The webcast will kick off with the Arnold Amateur championship on Friday, March 6, 2015. The Friday night webcast will feature the finals for the Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure International. The prejudging for those events will be held earlier and not on the live web stream. Following the conclusion of the pro events, the webcast will switch gears and feature the 2nd Annual National Pole Fitness Championships. If you’ve never seen pole fitness, you’ll want to check it out. It’s incredible to watch and props for it moving to the big stage this year.

Saturday will feature the Bikini International and the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding. No word on the newly added Men’s and Women’s Physique competitions being aired or recorded. The events will have their prejudging and finals on the expo stage, like at the Olympia.

Bodybuilding.com Announces Exclusive 2015 Arnold Webcast
Boise, ID – February 9, 2015 – Bodybuilding.com, the Internet’s most-visited fitness website and largest online retailer of nutritional supplements, will offer a free worldwide webcast of select portions of the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival, presented by BPI, BSN, and MuscleTech.

The 2015 Arnold Classic is a must-see event for all fans of physique competition. Thanks to this live webcast, everyone can tune in—for free! The live HD webcast, as well as post-event video-on-demand replays, will stream on the Bodybuilding.com website and via the Livestream mobile app.

The webcast will commence with the live Arnold Amateur championship early Friday morning, March 6, from the Battelle Grand Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (6:00 a.m. Pacific).

The Friday night webcast will feature the finals for the Men’s 212 division (men weighing 212 pounds or less), as well as the beautiful women of the Fitness International and Figure International competitions, starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Pacific) with a preshow commentary segment.

A new addition to the webcast lineup this year is the inclusion of the 2nd Annual PCS Championship (Pole Fitness National Championship), immediately following the IFBB Friday night show. The Pole Fitness webcast segment starts at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time (6:30 p.m. Pacific).

On Saturday, March 7, the webcast coverage continues at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (10:30 a.m. Pacific) and culminates with the Saturday IFBB night show events at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Pacific). Saturday coverage features the men’s Arnold Classic competition, as well as the fan favorite Bikini International, and plenty of preshow discussion and post-show analysis and interviews.

The webcast also includes the annual Arnold Webcast Fan’s Choice Award, where fans get to vote for their favorite athlete. As always, Arnold Schwarzenegger himself will be on hand to congratulate the winners and interview them after their victories.

Each live segment will kick off with an insightful pre-show discussion hosted by veteran sports broadcaster Dave Farra (SyFy, Fox Sports, NBC), who will also provide play-by-play coverage of the competition. Farra will be joined by a panel of leading experts including Bodybuilding.com team athletes IFBB Physique Pro Steve Cook and IFBB Figure Pro Kathleen Tesori, along with reigning Ms. Figure Olympia Nicole Wilkins. Each will provide valuable insights into the streamed competitions as they happen.

Pole Fitness experts Fawnia Dietrich and Annemarie Davies round out the expert panel, and will provide play-by-play commentary during the pole fitness webcast segment.

Stay tuned for details and more 2015 Arnold Sports Festival coverage available soon at Bodybuilding.com!

Be sure to check out all of Bodybuilding.com’s 2015 Arnold Sports Festival coverage at:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/arnold



Ronda Rousey in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


Ronda Rousey Swim Suit
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been published since 1964. Some of the most popular models have graced the SI Swim cover over the years from Cheryl Tiegs, Elle Macpherson and Christie Brinkley to Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks. Elle Machperson has the most covers to her credit with five.

Every year there’s some sort of buzz around the models and not only who made the cover but also who was left out. Fans of athletic females tend to point to fitness models and wonder why none of them are featured. The rationale you’ll find it all over the place. If you’re looking for athletic women featured in a magazine, you’re better off picking up ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. While it’s more the exception than the norm, there have been female athletes featured in the magazine over the years. The majority of the athletes featured have been tennis players with Steffi Graf, Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Anna Kournikova all being featured in the magazine. In the 2010 issue, Winter Olympians Hannah Teter, Lindsey Vonn, Ana Ivanovic, Lacy Schnoor and Clair Bidez were featured.

This year two female athletes are featured in the magazine. Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and UFC champion Ronda Rousey. While it’s not surprising to see a tennis athlete featured it is highly unusual to see a mixed martial artist in the swimsuit issue. Rousey has become one of the most popular fighters in the UFC. She’s without question the most popular in the women’s division but she’s arguably becoming the most recognized in the entire organization. She’s has roles in the Expendables and has an upcoming part in Entourage the movie. Rousey’s stock continues to rise as she dominates inside the octagon and will looks to do so again later this month (Feb. 28th) when she fights Kat Zingano.

ronda Rousey

Rousey shared a few of the images on her Facebook page and shared, “I purposely tried to get a little bit heavier for the SI issue so I was a little bit curvier and not in top fight shape look but the look at which I feel I’m the most attractive. It’s very natural for a person’s body to go through seasons.”

While Rousey lacks no confidence in her fight game she admitted, “I’m not the best model in the world. I try my best.” She goes on to share in a behind the scenes video, “Strong and healthy is the new sexy.”

Rousey SI Swim

Ronda reminded everyone that those photos were taken months ago, as common with every magazine, and she currently has other matters at hand. If you’re thinking of talking negatively about her photos or her decision to appear in the magazine, watch the clip below before you do…


Check out Ronda and all the women in this year’s SI SWIM issue.

Photos via Sports Illustrated by Walter Looss Jr.



Jada Pinkett Smith’s Inspiration


inspiration fitnessIt’s not every day you see a Hollywood celebrity post that their inspiration comes from a Figure competitor. On Sunday, Actor/Director Jada Pinkett Smith shared a photo of IFBB Figure Pro Natalie Benson on her Facebook page and said, “Here’s one of my new inspirations to hit the gym. This is Natalie Benson and this picture is the wallpaper on my phone. When I’m contemplating whether I’m going to work out or not…I look at her and I’m out the door. I will never look like her, but she inspires me everyday. She’s magnificent…”

That’s pretty sweet. When Natalie heard of the news she shared, “thank you for this POST!!! Girl people are always thinking and quoting that I look like a man!!! And I’m far from that… I do not let the negative comments affect me and I keep on pushing and pushing.. I’m a 40 year old woman, with a 21 year old daughter!! and I take care of myself just as you!!! You have a great body hun!!! And I love it.. I’m smiling like crazy to know that Jada Pinkett Smith has me as her wall paper!! Love Ya CHICA!! Let’s keep on inspiring woman… To push themselves no matter what!!”

Natalie Benson
As Jada shared, “Find a workout muse…it helps”. Solid advice for all of us to stay motivated and inspired.

photo via Physique Art Inc.



Katy Perry’s Halftime Show – Love it or Hate it?


katy perry rides a tiger or lion
The people who sit by their TVs and watch the Super Bowl Halftime show instead of getting another snack or walking the dog want to be entertained. They’ve grown to expect larger than life performances and why wouldn’t they? It’s the biggest day in American football and one of the few times people choose to watch commercials. The halftime show is no different. Most people genuinely want to like it before it starts. Sure there are a few “haters” who will think it sucks no matter what happens but that’s the case in anything.

So what about this year? Did Katy Perry deliver or did it fall flatter than a Patriots ball in a playoff game? We’ve seen comments range from YOU ROCKED to THAT SUCKED and everything in between.

One debate was did Katy ride in on a lion or was it a tiger? The verdict is still out. The question we want to know is where does that feline end up and how can we get a ride on it? Seriously.

Missy Elliott seemed to be a hit with most who watched it, especially those 90s kids. The younger generation watching it may not understand the excitement their elders had for seeing Missy on stage but that’s to be expected. Just chalked that up to #oldPeopleProblems.

Hardbody Poll – Katy Perry’s Halftime Show – Love it or Hate it? Cast your vote.

The dancing sharks were more memorable that most of the commercials even if it felt like you were watching a Barnie meets Sharknado mashup on acid.



Top 5 Best Super Bowl Commercials of 2015


superbowl ads
Super Bowl Sunday. The one day when most people tune into tv just to watch commercials. The biggest day in American football has turned into the biggest day in the world of advertising at least for creativity and hype. The commercials that run during the Super Bowl XLIX (that’s 49) cost around $4.5 million per 30 second spots. Many advertisers target the Super Bowl because of the hype that surrounds the big game. Now people take to twitter and Facebook to rate, judge and comment on their favorites as they happen.

So which Super Bowl ads were a hit? The game may have been better than the commercials for the first time in recent memory but here’s our top five best Super Bowl commercials.

Hardbody Top 5 Best Super Bowl Commercials of 2015

5. Clash of Clans: Revenge (Official TV Commercial)
Actor Liam Neeson plays the part well and anyone who has been to a coffee shop will relate to their name being mispronounced. It’s way more creative than some other approaches video games have gone.

4. Official 2015 Dodge Super Bowl Commercial | Wisdom | #DodgeWisdom
This spot by Dodge features elderly in a classy way. The spot gets better and better as it progresses so watch until the end.

“You call it attitude, we call it character. Sometimes in order to get the most out of life you need to keep your eyes open and your mouth shut. So live fast, don’t bitch and most importantly never, ever forget where you came from.” via Youtube.

3. SNICKERS® – “The Brady Bunch”
You’re not yourself when you’re hungry. Who can’t relate to that? HA! Especially those of you in contest prep mode. If you didn’t watch the Brady Bunch growing up it may not be as funny to those who did but it’s still gets a thumbs up in our book.

2. Always #LikeAGirl – Super Bowl XLIX
ALWAYS reintroduces the “LIKE A GIRL” campaign after it was widely successful in 2014. The commercial has received over 54 million views since it went live on Youtube. We’d put this one first but since it was a remake of the previous commercial we had to put it in the runner-up spot.

“Take a stand. Join our movement. Together, let’s make #LikeAGirl mean amazing things.” via Youtube.

1. 2015 Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial “Lost Dog” | Budweiser #BestBuds
Who doesn’t love a a spot with animals, especially dogs and horses? The answer is everyone. Ok well maybe not everyone but millions of people saw the spot before it aired on the big game and were fans. Will it make you buy Budweiser? Probably not but it is a feel good spot that you’ll want to watch more than once.

Which was your favorite commercial from the 2015 Super bowl? Join the conversation on twitter and/or Facebook and let us know.

Many people have cited the FIAT commercial as their favorite but really? It’s a total boner concept (lame pun intended) that has been played out but hey maybe it resonates for reasons we don’t need to know about.

Saturday Night Live makes fun of the big game and women’s role in it. The Super Bowl Activity Pack for Women is ridiculously funny because we know it would never happen.



Contest Results: Jamie Del Angel wins the 2015 IFBB Legends Classic Pro Bikini


 Legends Classic Pro Bikini
The first IFBB Bikini pro show is in the books and Jamie Del Angel from McAllen, Texas took home a unamious win. This was Jamie’s third IFBB pro contest and first title since she achieved pro status at the 2014 NPC USAs. Candice Chamberland from Murletta, California finish in second and fellow Californian Christie Marquez wound up third. Canada’s own Cynthia Benoit finished in fourth with Tamara Haddad rounding out the top five. The win locks Jamie in for the 2015 Olympia and the remainder of the tope five earn points towards the Olympia Point Series. The next pro contest will be the Arnold in Columbus, Ohio the first weekend of March.

Harriet Davis from North Carolina finished just outside the top five in the open division, with a six place finish but took the top spot in the 2015 IFBB Legends Classic Pro Bikini Masters’ division. The Masters division does not accumulate points towards the Olympia.

2015 IFBB Legends Classic Pro Bikini Results Open & Masters:
Las Vegas, NV – January 31, 2015

2015 IFBB Legends Classic Pro Bikini
1. Jamie Del Angel – McAllen, Texas
2. Candice Chamberland – Murietta, California
3. Christie Marquez – Culver City, California
4. Cynthia Benoit – Quebec, Canada
5. Tamara Haddad – Long Beach, California
6. Harriet Davis – Charolette, North Carolina
7. Ruth Dales – United Kingdom
8. Ashley Pfaff – Miami Beach, Florida
9. Michelle Mein – San Jose, California
10. Jessica James – Rancho Murietta, California
11. Alicia Marie – Sherman Oaks, California
12. Jade Carroll – Destin, Florida
13. Melissa Brizic – Colorado Springs, Colorado
14. Lindsay Oxford – Beaumont, Texas
15. Nicole Markovic – Newman, Georgia
16. Emma Fernandez – San Diego, California
16. Nana Kim – Los Alamitos, California
16. Lisandra McGrath – San Diego, California
16. Satrice Rigsby – Baltimore, Maryland
16. Chassidy Smothers – North Highlands, California

2015 IFBB Legends Classic Pro Bikini Masters
1. Harriet Davis – Charolette, North Carolina
2. Michelle Mein – San Jose, California
3. Lindsay Oxford – Beaumont, Texas
4. Lisandra McGrath – San Diego, California
5. Melissa Brizic – Colorado Springs, Colorado
6. Kat Ciresi – Longwood, California
7. Emma Fernandez – San Diego, California

Official Scorecards can be found here.



2015 IFBB Legends Pro Bikini Competitors


Legends Pro Bikini
The first IFBB Pro Bikini competition kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will take place at the Riviera Hotel on Saturday, January 31st. Prejudging starts at 10am with the finals slated to begin at 5pm. Twenty women have sent in their contracts to compete.

Christie Marquez could be the one to beat in this line-up. A name we haven’t seen on a competitor list in quite some time is Alicia Marie. Alicia has been a popular model and turned pro in the Figure division, before there was a bikini division. It’s no surprise that most of the competitors are coming from California buy Florida will be representing as well.

2015 IFBB Legends Pro Bikini Competitors
Las Vegas, Nevada – January 31, 2015

Cynthia Benoit
Melissa Brizic
Jade Carroll
Canndice Chamberland
Kat Ciresi
Ruth Dales
Harriet Davis
Jamie Del Angel
Emma Fernandez
Tamara Haddad
Jessica James
Nana Kim
Alicia Marie
Nicole Markovic
Christie Marquez
Lisandra McGrath
Michelle Mein
Ashley Pfaff
Satrice Rigsby
Chassidy Smothers



Dove Hair Encourages Girls to Love Your Curls


Dove Love Your Curls

Dove has been encouraging women to embrace their bodies and now they want women to love their hair. The brand is focusing their attention on girls and letting them know their curly hair isn’t something to be ashamed of. In their newest commercial, which has over 3 million Youtube views in the first four days, they focus on girls with curls.

The ad features daughters and mothers with curly hair. It’s a feel good spot that aims to encourage mothers and daughters to love their curly hair. The spot is one of many that has turned to focusing on the power of loving yourself as you are.

Dove encourages women to share their stories online and join the conversation with #LoveYourCurls.

Lead image via Youtube.



Interview & Poll: Yeshaira Robles’ Baby on Board


Yeshaira Robles Baby on Board

Yeshaira shows off her before and after with the same outfit. :)

Yeshaira Robles is one of the top IFBB Bikini competitors in the world. She consistently finishes in the top six and has become a fan favorite. Yeshaira is always smiling and friendly to everyone whether she’s in the gym, backstage at a show or at a booth signing autographs. She’s also an inspiration to mothers who struggle to find balance with work, family and food. Many people were wondering why Yeshaira’s name was absent from the 2015 Arnold invitees. Well, the secret is out. Yeshaira and her husband Marco (who is competing in the Arnold 212 Bodybuilding) are expecting their second child. We caught up with Yeshaira to find out a bit more on her big news!

HARDBODY INTERVIEW – YESHAIRA ROBLES BABY NEWS!
HBN: Congratulations! We’re you trying for a new addition to the family?
YR: We didn’t plan this one, it just happened. It’s funny because we spoke about it last year that we were planning on having another baby after the Olympia 2014, but then we decided to wait till after Olympia 2015 and LOOK! LOL! I guess it was the perfect time for both of us.

HBN: When did you find out the news?
YR: Right after the Olympia. I noticed that my monthly didn’t come down and I’m never late. haha. I fell off the couch and Marco noticed that my stomach was huge and took a pic. He said “didn’t you have a six pack a few days ago?” I didn’t think anything of it. lol.

HBN: Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl?
YR: Not yet its too soon, but we will know for sure next month.

HBN: When’s the baby due?
YR: Right now the Dr. said July 5th.

HBN: What baby names are you leaning towards?
YR: I haven’t picked any yet. How about Hardbody helps us decide? A poll sounds like fun, lets do it. Lila (my daughter) picked out names if it’s a girl, she said Marshmallow Alvarez and for a boy, Rocky. LOL!

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HBN: What was Lila’s reaction to being a big sis?
YR: I think it was all her. The beginning of the year she said she was praying to God to plant a seed in my belly. She said she prayed every night and she can’t believe it came true. She’s sooooo excited.


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HBN: Anything noticeably different this time around with the pregnancy?
YR: OMG! I got so sick with this one. The first trimester I was sick 24/7 non stop. Now I’m feeling so much better… it’s about time.

HBN: What’s been the biggest challenge of the pregnancy so far?
YR: First, I didn’t have an appetite but now that i’m better I can’t stop eating hehe. I need to control the amount of junk that I’m having. I’m craving everything.

HBN: What advice do you have for other mothers?
YR: If you’re pregnant eat in moderation. Make sure you’re drinking lots of water, eating your veggies, fruits and all the protein you need to feed that baby. If the doctor gives you the ok do light workouts at the gym, but make sure your heart rate is below 140.

HBN: Are you still exercising / working out?
YR: Nooooo… It’s been 3 months! YIKES but since the Dr. gave me the ok I will be back in action next week. I will be training light and some cardio.

HBN: Anything you know you won’t be doing this time around… things you learned the hard way with first pregnancy?
YR: I won’t be eating like crazy especially junk. With Lila I gained 67lbs that was too much for me.

HBN: Your fans want to know… will you be at the Arnold Sports Festival in March?
YR: Absolutely, I will be cheering on my husband Marco Rivera he will be competing in the 212 division.

Keep up with Yeshaira throughout her pregnancy by following her on…
http://www.twitter.com/yeshaira
https://www.facebook.com/yeshairarobles
http://www.instagram.com/liftstudios

Yeshaira is also one of the featured champions in the Women’s Precontest Bible. If you’re looking for her diet, workouts, nutrition, tips and more… order your copy today!



Top Male Fitness Model Greg Plitt Killed in Train Accident


Gregg Plitt dead at age 37. Top male fitness model and motivational speaker, Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a Metrolink train on Saturday. Greg was reportedly filming near train tracks when he was struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank, California. He was 37 years old.

Greg was known for his intense, no-excuses attitude in the industry. He appeared on multiple magazines covers and ads over the years. Despite his intense approach in the gym, Greg could often be seen smiling and signing autographs at various fitness events. He was always willing to take a photo with a fan and offer some motivational advice. He’ll be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Greg.

“It’s your life, your book…”

“Give credit where it’s due.”

The news has everyone in the fitness industry in a state of shock. As news continues to spread, friends, fans and colleagues share their thoughts. Follow the conversation on twitter at #ripGregPlitt what some of the people are sharing after learning of the tragic news.

“I am in disbelief and heart broken to hear of Greg Plitt’s passing today. frown emoticon He was always someone who would go the extra mile for his friends and he loved the fitness industry like no other! Greg had so many great things going on in his life right now, so to have his life end so quickly, hit by a train as he was filming a spot for his protein shake, is just gut wrenching! Michael and I will miss you greatly, dear friend! We are praying for everyone you have left behind. There will be a void in the fitness industry and the whole world without you.

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Jamie Eason, Fitness model

“I am deeply shocked and saddened at the loss of my friend and teammate Greg Plitt. I was looking forward to working with him in a few weeks at our first appearance together for 2015.

Greg was by far one of the hardest working, self-motivated and inspirational individuals I have ever met. I will never forget how passionate he was when he was talking to fans- he had a way of making you believe anything was possible if you wanted it bad enough. That life was too short to wait around wishing for things to happen- to go out there and take a chance.

I will miss hearing about your crazy adventure stories, the next big business project and just joking around at the shows. I am forever grateful for all of the personal and business advice you have given me over the years. You were an amazing human being.

Rest in peace.”
- Nicole Wilkins, 4x Figure Olympia Champion and Met-Rx athlete

“I can’t believe this. I can’t. Greg Plitt has passed away today. I’ve worked with Greg since 2003, and he was one of the kindest souls I’ve known. He always went head first into everything he did, and he did it to the best of his ability. Michael Lyons just spoke with him a few days ago. He did a taped submission for us for the TV show Bones. Mike and I discussed how awesome it would be if we booked him something big right before the Arnold Classic. Greg was more than just a model and actor. He changed so many lives for the better whether it was helping them with fitness or fixing up their house. You may not know, but Greg was an expert craftsman. He lived right around the block from me down in Arlington VA. I used to love going to his place to watch TV in his “mancave”. The world has lost a good soul today. An amazing friend and an amazing soldier. God bless him and his family.”
Adam Silver, Silver Models

“It is with a heavy and tragically sad heart I inform you that Greg Plitt was killed today by a train in Burbank..

Greg was the sole individual who got me into the fitness industry, gave me guidance that serves as the foundation of my success today. Though a friend, he was truly someone I admired, had unyielding respect and love for. I really can’t even put words together right now to accurately articulate everything he meant to me… I will touch on this tomorrow.

The world lost a true hero today…. I really have no words, just pain, confusion, sadness…”
Joe Donnelly, Fitness model

Greg recently starred in the Bravo reality series “Friends to Lovers”.

Lead photo via Greg Plitt’s Facebook.



Finish Strong Friday Motivation


It’s the end of the work week but that doesn’t mean it’s time to coast into the weekend. We encourage you to FINISH STRONG. Use that mindset with every workout, every day, week and month. It’s easy to start strong but can you finish strong? Use the hashtag #finishstrong to show how you’re embracing this mantra. We’ll begin sharing some of them here to help inspire and motivate each other. If you want to be a Hardbody you have to not only train your but also your mind. Think about this the next time you workout. Did you finish strong?

Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and be sure to include #FinishSTRONG.

Finish StrongLibby DiBiase, Reebok sponsored CrossFit Athlete.
#FinishSTRONG #motivation



World of X Games Presents Air + Style Innsbruck


Tune into the World of X Games: Air + Style Innsbruck snowboard event this Saturday, January 17, streaming live at 1:15 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

Athletes competing will include two-time X Games medalist and Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg, three-time X Games medalist and Olympian Ståle Sandbech, and 22 other world class snowboarders as they push the limits of progression in the second of three stops of Shaun White’s 2015 Air + Style Tour.

In addition to streaming live this Saturday, a World of X Games: Air + Style Innsbruck recap show is scheduled to air February 15 at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2, featuring competition highlights, interviews and more.

Air + Style Innsbruck will stream live this Saturday, January 17 at 1:15 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

The final stop of the Air + Style tour will culminate in Los Angeles and will be streamed live February 21 on ESPN3, with the recap show scheduled to air February 28 on ABC. For the full list of invited riders and more event information, please visit http://www.air-style.com.

The World of X Games is a weekly program on ABC and ESPN platforms, which features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For the most updated schedule and information on World of X Games, go to www.xgames.com. Check local listings for additional details.

News via ESPN.



Weight Watchers: My Butt


My Butt Weight Watchers
It’s common to see weight-loss companies ramp up their advertising and marketing around the first of the year. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is diet and exercise. Weight Watchers released this video shortly before the new year and it’s gaining some buzz online. The video has over 2.25 million views on youtube and is all about the “butt”. You don’t need to be a fan of Weight Watchers but “My Butt” is a pretty solid ad. “Everyone has a butt. Any every butt has a story. This is one.”

Check it out. Conceptually strong and spot on.


This is My Butt – Weight Watchers Video

Props Weightwatchers Youtube.



This Girl Can Video: Women… Do Your Thing


this girl can
This Girl Can is described as “a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations.” The campaign aims to celebrate women who are setting aside fear and self-doubt by “doing their thing”. The video has only been up a couple of days and it’s already closing in on one million Youtube views. Why? It feels authentic, real and in turn creating a buzz online.

It’s easy to give this video a pass and overlook some of the clichéd sayings like “sweat like a pig”. You’re not going to see models with rock hard physiques in this video and that’s the point. Not every one aspires to be on a cover of a magazine. This Girl Can offers a great reminder, “Fear of judgement is stopping many of us from taking part in exercise. But as thousands of women up and down the country are proving, it really doesn’t have to.”

The video is set to female rap artist, Missy Elliott’s “Get UR Freak On”. Elliott was noted for her weight-loss in 2014 and has an on-going battle Graves’ disease. The singer encouraged her 2.5 million twitter followers to check out the #thisgirlCan campaign.

This Girl Can:
I jiggle there for I am
Sweat like a pig, feeling like a fox
I kick balls, deal with it
Damn right I look hot

This Girl Can celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get. They’re here to inspire us to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.#thisgirlcan

Follow THIS GIRL CAN:
FACEBOOK
Twitter @ThisGirlCanUK

this girl can

This Girl Can Video – Do Your Thing.



Aspen Preview – World of X Games


World of X Games Presents Aspen Preview – Saturday, January 17, at 3 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT on ABC

Tune into World of X Games this Saturday, January 17 for a special episode on “Aspen Preview” airing at 3 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on ABC.

Saturday’s one-hour episode will preview X Games Aspen 2015 and highlight some of the top moments with X Games commentator Brandon Graham and analyst Craig McMorris, as they dive into the major story lines for X Games Aspen as well as examine the award-winning lineup of musical acts and festival village experience. Featured athletes will include seven-time X Games snowmobile medalist Levi LaVallee, X Games Snowboard Slopestyle bronze medalist, Gus Kenworthy, Sochi Olympic Snowboard Slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg, X Games Mono Skier X gold medalist and Sochi Paralympic gold medalist Josh Dueck and 14-year-old Snowboard SuperPipe phenom and X Games silver medalist, Chloe Kim.

The World of X Games is a weekly program on ABC and ESPN platforms, which features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For the most updated schedule and information on World of X Games, go to www.xgames.com. Check local listings for additional details.



Joseph Santos Named VP of Operations for IFM Media Inc.


Joseph Santos officially welcomed as IFM Media Inc.’s Vice President of Operations
OAKVILLE, ON – IFM Media Inc., publisher of Inside Fitness and the Inside Fitness Women’s Training Guide, is pleased to announce that Joseph Santos has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Operations, effective immediately.

With over 20 years of management experience, including 15 in the technology channel, Joseph brings with him a wealth of knowledge from across many different industries. Past roles held by Joseph include Internet Architect at Robert Kennedy Publishing, former publisher of Oxygen and MuscleMag, and Technologies Manager for Sherson Group, parent company of Nine West. In these roles he was responsible for large-scale, company-wide projects that thrust these respective associations into the digital realm, including the creation and maintenance of several digital properties at RKP as well as establishing Nine West’s first e-commerce solution.

Joseph’s talents in both the IT and operational landscapes will lend heavily to the development of the growing Canadian publishing company,which announced in late 2014 that they will be publishing a total of 12 issues per year beginning in 2015.

Terry Frendo, CEO and Publisher of IFM Media, is confident that Joseph’s skills will be of valuable asset to the team as they head into yet another groundbreaking year. “I have known Joseph personally and professionally for over a decade,” he says. “Inside Fitness has experienced exponential year-over-year growth since its inception, and Joseph’s expertise in digital communications will help us to further our domination as a publishing force to be reckoned with.”

About Inside Fitness Magazine
Inside Fitness is Canada’s #1 fitness magazine, published by IFM Media Inc., one of the fastest-growing publishing companies in the nation. The magazine is a collaboration of some of the brightest and most knowledgeable fitness, health, injury-prevention, and bodybuilding experts in the industry, including Brent Bishop, Tommy Europe, and many more. You can subscribe at www.insidefitnessmag.com, and follow the magazine on its Facebook page (facebook.com/insidefitness), Twitter (@inside_fitness), Instagram (@inside_fitness), and on the magazine’s dedicated YouTube channel (insidefitnessTV).



Who is Qualified for the 2015 Olympia?


2015 Olympia
The 2015 IFBB Pro League season is set to begin next week and with that continues the Olympia Point Series. See who is already qualified for the big show and who is leading the Point Series as the new season gets started. Currently, there is no Ms. Olympia bodybuilding on the schedule but that could change.

Who is Qualified for the 2015 Olympia?

2015 MS OLYMPIA
Iris Kyle
Alina Popa
Debi Laszewski
Alana Shipp
Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia


2015 FITNESS OLYMPIA
Oksana Grishina
Regiane Da Silva
Tanji Johnson
Bethany Cisternino
Myriam Capes
Sara Kovach

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Danielle Ruban – 4
Whitney Jones – 4
Ryall Graber – 3
Chika Aluka – 2
Kelcie Gahley – 1


2015 FIGURE OLYMPIA
Nicole Wilkins
Candice Keene
Candice Lewis
Ann Titone
Latorya Watts
Allison Frahn
Vera Mallet
Kamla Macko
Renata Guaraciaba

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Brittany Campbell – 6
Karen Noorlun – 4
Ivana Ivusic – 4
Jennifer Brown – 4
Julie Mayer – 3
Josie Zamora – 3
Carly Starling Horrell – 3
Megan Wyble – 3


2015 BIKINI OLYMPIA
Ashley Kaltwasser
Janet Layug
Stacey Alexander
Yeshaira Robles
Amanda Latona
India Paulino
Tawna Eubanks
Stephanie Mahoe
Sarah LeBlanc
Nicole Ankney
Narmin Assria
Janelle Saitone-McGuire

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Christina Fjaere – 11
Noemi Olah – 8
Christie Marquez – 7
Bianca Berry (USA), 6
Tatiana Koshman (USA), 6
Lindsey Waters (USA), 6
Vladimira Krasova – 5
Breena Martinez – 5
Francesca Lauren – 4
Jessica Arevalo – 4
Katherine Ampolini – 4
Jade Carroll – 4


2015 OLYMPIA WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE SHOWDOWN
Juliana Malacarne
Dana Linn Bailey
Tycie Coppett
Karina Nascimento
Sabrina Taylor
Tamee Marie
Teresita Morales
Heather Grace
Jamie Postill

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Candrea Judd Adams – 8
Leonie Rose – 5
Katerina Kyptova – 4
Loana Paula Muttoni – 4
Desunka Dawson – 3
Marnie Holley – 2
Jane Santos – 2


2015 MR. OLYMPIA
Phil Heath
Kai Greene
Shawn Rhoden
Dennis Wolf
Dexter Jackson
Roelly Winklaar
Essa Obaid
Mo Bannout
William Bona
Ronny Rockel
Abdelaziz Jellali (Overall Winner Amateur Olympia)

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Steve Kuclo – 11
Johnnie Jackson – 7
Robert Piotrkowicz – 7
Brad Rowe – 7
Victor Martinez – 5
Dalibor Hajek – 5
Juan Morel – 3
Daniel Toth – 3


2015 OLYMPIA 212 SHOWDOWN
Flex Lewis
Eduardo Correa
Jose Raymond
Hidetada Yamagishi
Baito Abbaspour

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Ahmad Ahmad – 9
Guy Cisternino – 6
Mark Dugdale – 4
Sami Al Haddad – 2
Tricky Jackson – 2


2015 OLYMPIA MEN’S PHYSIQUE SHOWDOWN
Jeremy Buendia
Sadik Hadzovic
Jason Poston
Matthew Acton
Steve Cook
Xavisus Gayden
Anton Antipov
Dean Balabis
Michael Anderson
Rodney Razor
Andre Adams

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Michael Ferguson – 8
Jake Alvarez – 8
Joseph Lee – 6
James Hurst – 5
Emmanuel Banks – 4
Arya Saffaie – 4
Paul Batrony – 4
John Nguyen – 4

The next IFBB pro show will be held on January 10, 2015 in California.



Hardbody’s Top 59 Songs of 2014


Top Songs of 2014

Check out the top 59 songs in 2014, at least in our book. There’s a wide variety of songs from country, R&B to Rock that will provide nearly 4 hours of awesomeness. Listen to the songs below via Spotify and let us know if we missed any of your favorite songs from 2014. Visit Spotify.com to subscribe to this and more HARDBODY Music Playlists.

Hardbody’s Top 59 Songs of 2014

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Mo’ne Davis Named 2014 AP Female Athlete of the Year


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.

That’s when 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis became an instant celebrity as she took the mound in the Little League World Series and mowed down batter after batter, giving “throw like a girl” a whole new meaning.

She was the first girl to win a Little League World Series game, and her performance dazzled fans young and old. Her steely gaze and demeanor on the mound were intimidating, while off-the-field, she shined in interviews. She told admirers that if they thought she was good at baseball, they should see her play hoops. Only in eighth grade, Davis already plays for her school’s high school varsity basketball team.

Davis appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, has her jersey displayed in baseball’s Hall of Fame and was named Sports Kid of the Year by Sports Illustrated Kids.

She met the Obamas at the White House, starred in a Spike Lee-directed car commercial (the NCAA said it wouldn’t hurt her eligibility), marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along with her Taney Dragons teammates and presented Pharrell Williams with Soul Train’s “Song of the Year” award.

The talented three-sport star — she also plays soccer — and honor student from South Philadelphia handled all the attention with poise, modesty and maturity.

“A lot of adults around me help out, taught me to be respectful, to be calm during everything and not let anything get to you,” Davis said after learning of her latest honor.

A vote by U.S. editors and news directors selected Davis as The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year. The youngest winner in history, Davis beat out Mt. St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill — who played her first college basketball game while battling terminal brain cancer — and three-time winner Serena Williams. The selection was announced Monday.

Davis tossed a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 in the Little League World Series opener for both teams. Davis, the first girl to appear for a U.S. team in South Williamsport since 2004, had eight strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter. Her team was eventually eliminated after losing to teams from Las Vegas and Chicago. Davis gave up three runs in the Las Vegas game, and could not take the mound against Chicago because of pitch limits.

After the tournament, Davis was everywhere.

She threw whiffle balls to Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Tonight Show, threw out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series and signed a book deal.

“It’s been really fun, got to do a lot of things, meet a lot of cool people,” Davis said. “My favorite thing to do was playing in Williamsport or going to the White House. (The Obamas) just seemed like a regular couple, no different from anyone else.”

While others are still talking about her Little League performance, Davis, a point guard, is concentrating on basketball.

“It’s making me a lot better, helping me make decisions,” Davis said of playing varsity. “In middle school, I can get away with small things. The girls now are a lot taller so I’m working on my jump shot and ball handling a lot.”

Davis aspires to play for the University of Connecticut and reach the WNBA. She plays midfielder on her soccer team and hopes to play three sports in high school, though she’s not sure about baseball.

“I know the boys will be much stronger so that depends,” she said. “Hopefully, I can continue playing as long as I can.”

Davis isn’t just a jock. She excels academically despite such a great demand for her time.

“It’s all about time management, how you plan your projects and not waiting until the last minute,” she said.

Steve Bandura, a recreation leader for the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and director of the Anderson Monarchs sports programs, has helped coach Davis since she started playing sports. His son, Scott, was the catcher for Taney. Bandura said Davis has maintained her “natural personality” no matter how many cameras or microphones are in her face.

“She’s still the same person, still a kid who wants to do kid things,” Bandura said. “She has fun meeting celebrities and all that but the bottom line is she loves to play sports, go to school and have fun. The adults make a bigger deal out of it. Her teammates understand she’s breaking down barriers and they’re proud of her. They’ve been together so long, it’s like she’s their sister.”

Davis knows she has become a role model.

Her message to everyone, especially girls: “Always follow your dreams. If there’s something people tell you that you can’t do it, go for it.”

via Associate Press.



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