Valenti Gold Cup Results & Photos

The inaugural IFBB Valenti Gold Cup is in the books and it was one for the history books. Erin Stern took top honors in the Figure division en route to the Olympia where she’ll look to reclaim the title she held in 2010. Yeshaira Robles won the bikini division, the first in her IFBB competitive career. Karina Nascimento solidified her position as one of the top women in the new Women’s Physique Division by taking home top honors. Myriam Capes unveiled a refined physique and new routine which earned her the win in Sarasota.



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Jaime Baird Bikini Olympia Interview – “Fitness fuels life success.”

IFBB Bikini Pro Jaime Baird continues to refine her physique and has positioned herself as one of the leading ladies in the division. She will be heading to the Olympia once again this month and as with most competitors plans on bringing her best look to date. caught up with the always professional Jaime for an interview where she talks about a busy schedule, staying focused and more.

Judging by your professional resume, you appear to juggle many interests at once. How do you balance your competitive aspirations with other important areas of your life?
It can definitely be a challenge. However, I feel that fitness has made me more effective in all areas of my life. I like to say: “Fitness fuels life success.” That said, time and energy are limited resources. For me, making good use of the early morning hours is a key to fitting it all in. I accomplish so much between the hours of 5-and-9 a.m. (there are fewer demands on my time early in the morning). Also, I’ve had to become extremely scheduled—accounting for every minute in a day. If I want to add something, I must delete something. So, I’ve had to become comfortable with saying “no” and prioritizing. Although to be honest, I still struggle with both from time to time. Sigh. Please send any tips and tricks my way.

Read the entire interview here.


Bikini Olympia Interview: Sonia Gonzales‘s David Robinson caught up with 2010 Bikini Olympia champion Sonia Gonzales. Sonia is heading to her third Olympia in hopes for repeating her 2010 finish. She dropped to 5th at last year’s show however has two wins under her heels this year, including the Bikini International. Sonia tells Robinson she’s been working on her glutes and bringing in a rounder booty to the show.


How do you handle the pressure associated with competing in a major event such as the Olympia?
I pray and I know God has put me in this event for a reason; it’s all his plan and that’s truly what I believe. It’s not an accident that I’m there. I believe it’s truly a gift from God.

Where do you feel you will land at the 2012 Olympia, and why? Do you see yourself as a favorite to win?
I am going to bring my best shape ever. Let the best woman win. It’s God’s plan, and he will put me where he thinks I need to be!

Read the entire interview here.

Krissy Chin Breaks the News – There’s a Baby on Board

One of the nicest couples you’ll meet in the fitness industry is IFBB Figure Pro, Krissy Chin and her husband Troy. The dynamic duo are always friendly at expos and a pleasure to be around. The California couple shared some exciting news with us recently. Krissy was preparing for this weekend’s IFBB California Pro Figure show but realized something wasn’t going quite right with her contest prep.

She shared, “About four weeks out I was a little sluggish and that’s usually when I start to see major changes. I was sticking to the plan but it felt like I was bloated and this little pooch didn’t want to go away.” Anyone who has seen Krissy’s photos, especially at contest time knows she doesn’t have a pooch. In fact, she has some of the sickest abs in the biz. Krissy decided to take a home pregnancy test, wait make that three pregnancy tests and they all came back with the same positive reading. Krissy and Troy confirmed with the doctor that they will in fact be having their first child this Fall. Krissy said she was 12 weeks and four days pregnant when she confirmed the news. She’s currently sitting at about 15 weeks pregnant and will find out the sex of the baby during the next visit to the doctor.

She’ll obviously be sitting out this weekend’s Cal Pro and the Olympia. The baby is expected to arrive on November 15, 2012.

Join us in congratulating Krissy and Troy on this exciting news. You can leave a comment here or post one to Krissy’s facebook wall.

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