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Follow Through!

Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Lacey Nevin shares, “Running and operating a business, a household, a soon to be 2 year old, and my fitness goals is not easy... trust me. 
Earning my PRO status in 2018 was a test of my capabilities to juggle (what felt like) a million things at once. What got me through? A specific plan every day that gave me the ability to perform at my very best; and of course my incredible husband. 😍. Set goals and make a plan. Then... FOLLOW THROUGH. If you need any help or advice feel free to reach out! I’m so excited to be back and training for the Fitness Universe Fitness Model competition in 2019 and have my Bikini PRO debut on an International Stage 😉. “

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A Lifestyle Change

Figure Universe Pro Catherine Brunswick shares, “It’s that time of the year when people set #health and #fitness resolutions. If you want to improve these aspects of your life, it is important to realize that it requires a lifestyle change. It is not an overnight process. It is a long journey that requires commitment. .
Starting small and changing one behavior at a time can help set you up for success. And remember be kind to yourself- if you eat a cookie or skip a#workout don’t punish yourself for it. No one is perfect. Just get back on track and move on.”

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Currently Training to Step Back on Stage

Model America Kara Bellum missed the stage and is currently in training to step back on stage after a year of break.

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I Can Do This!

2016 Model Antelope Valley Champion Sivenn Lee Competed on both the Fitness America and Ms. Bikini America divisions last week. During her fitness routine she dislocated her shoulder and was rushed to the ER. The next day she returned to the stage and took 2nd place on a very competitive Ms. Bikini America class. The fit mom shares, "2nd place of over 200 plus competitors! Dislocated shoulders and many pain meds later! I told my son I can do this and hell I did it!"

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Lighting the Fire

Fitness Universe Pro Angela Gargano shares, “Did this post just shock you or what 😮....
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I feel like a lot of people I meet just assume that I was fit my entire life. And truth is, I was always “active.” Always involved in gymnastics...but in between tearing my ACL in 2010 graduating, and working in the science lab (yup I was a chemist everyone nerd status) I wasn’t the healthiest.
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Lots of partying which always leads to lots of pizza, lots of hours working, which leads to an unhealthy lifestyle. I want you to understand that I no means felt “fat” but I def was a bit “fluffy” and of course tired 😓 and just didn’t feel right.
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I knew I needed something to light my fire again, I just wanted to flip and the gym just wasn’t fun for me. So I signed up for my very first Fitness competition, where you do a 3 minute fitness routine filled with acrobatics, strength, dance, basically everything. I mixed my gym training with a mix of my fitness elements and BOOM the rest was history. The gym all of a sudden felt fun again, and I officially had a goal to keep me on track.
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Numerous competitions and fitness titles later I was able to take the Miss Fitness America Pro title. .
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Even more important than that though I was able to help others along the way in their fitness journey. And that to me means MORE than winning any title. .
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If I can do it, you can too. No goal is too big or too small. I got you! Link in bio to apply to train together 💪🏻

 

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Be You!

Model Universe Champion Jessica Vasquez shares, "Be BRAVE. Be BOLD. Be YOU. Darling be whatever your heart desires! Shoutout to ALL the AMAZING LADIES working super hard day in and day out to keep their LIFE balanced."

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Make the Day a Good One!

Ms. Bikini Lone Star Pro Champion Silvia Leslie shares, “Tuesday: One day closer to your goals and one day closer to the weekend?!! Can’t beat That. The day is what you make it so make it a good one!”

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To be Successful You Must Persist

2017 Ms. Bikini America Champion Leah Gruber shares, “No one may ever recognize all the hard work that goes in, but to be successful you have to persist on.
There’s a lot more time, effort, prep work, and people that go into a photograph. 
People don’t see the workouts, food prep, struggles staying balanced, and self doubt that go into getting ready for a shoot. 
In the end it’s definitely worth it to make goals happen.”

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Follow Your Own Path

2017 Fitness America Champion Leah Gruber shares, “Always follow your own path. For so long I did what other people wanted me to do and what I thought I was suppose to do. The more I follow my passions and things that I love the happier I am. I’ve also found that when I take my own path my life is never boring 😆❤️
Start doing the things that you wish you could do.”

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Working with Weights

Figure Asia Champion Glady Leong shares, “I wanna lose weight and "tone" but I don't wanna build muscles.... contradicting but this sentence has been heard more than 10 times a week for trainers.... What helps women stay strong, burn calories, and build healthy bones? Strength training. ... Resistance training increases resting metabolism by about 7 percent and help minimize muscle loss as you get more calories burnt. Working with weights keeps your body working long after you’ve stopped lifting. This is the process commonly called “after-burn.” There is much talk in exercise circles about the body’s ability to continue burning calories after exercise, called “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,” A study reports that the body takes between 15 minutes and 48 hours to return to a resting state after exercise. This means you can continue burning calories after you exercise.

Reduces risk of osteoporosis
-Because of hormonal changes that women experience as they get older, they naturally lose bone density, putting them at increased risk for developing osteoporosis. Routinely lifting weights slows bone deterioration and can help your bones grow stronger, help you maintain strength, and reduce your chance of developing or slows the effects of — osteoporosis.

Decreases injury risk
-When you build muscle, you help protect your joints from injury and increase your balance and coordination. This becomes increasingly important to help you maintain your independence as you age.

An NO you will NOT become muscular.... only shapey and stronger as females do not have 
testosterone and it's a lot harder for us to get masculine. Remember Weights Don't Make You BIG, Junk Food Does! ( From 5kg bicep curls to 14kg now😍 #milestone)”

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