Figure Universe Pro Catherine Brunswick placed top 5 on her Pro debut at Fitness America Weekend Last month. She shares shares, “We all have our own preference as far as the type of body or#physique we desire or try to achieve . For me I think there is nothing more beautiful than a woman with defined, strong musculature. I have been lifting weights consistently for the last 6 years and it has definitely changed the way I look and feel. Not everyone desires this look - you just have to figure out what makes you feel beautiful, confident and happy. And remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Ms. Bikini America Finalist Pamela Maass shares, “It wasn’t supposed to be this way…
Have you caught yourself saying that before?
It wasn’t supposed to be this hard.
It wasn’t supposed to look like this.
I wasn’t meant to feel like this.
I caught myself saying this through my late 20s, when I opted for the “easier” way.
The easier way, as it turns out was incredibly hard. My weight kept on yo yo ing... But that’s the thing, about stuff that’s difficult, they often take you the most extraordinary places.
And one of the greatest gifts that can come from the hard stuff, is the mental belief that you are stronger than you realize.
I speak from experience.
My journey to the stage required me to do some hard things, I had to overcome my insecurities. I had to do some had things I felt was impossible like meal prep. I was a horrible cook. And I hate to fail. Cooking made me feel like a failure.
I lost 30 pounds by making the commitment to prep most of my meals in advance (I used simple recipes that even I couldn't mess up). This was 90 percent of my transformation.
My journey also required me to workout consistently every day.
It was hard.
I was out of shape, and every time I finished one of those workouts, I didn’t think I would be able to peel myself off the floor.
But everyday I showed up.
Everyday, mentally and physically I became happier, stronger, more confident, and ya know what…
I started to believe in myself.
It shifted everything- not just my physical appearance.”
Model Universe Champion Bree’Anna Lucero shares, “I find myself living in my own little world and dancing to the beat of my own drum 🙃. But in my own little world I’m grateful to find the beauty in the hard times and the positives in the negative situations.
We have the freedom in creating each day we are Blessed with and no matter what kind of day we are given if we can be a positive light in one person that day then That is a successful day☀️. Not everyday will be easy but I believe everyday is worth it and especially knowing that God is guiding our every step. That’s comfort💜 .
2017 Figure Colorado Runner-up Champion, Elaine Tai is currently preparing to compete on April 22nd!
Elaine says, "Whenever people ask what inspired me to start competing, I always tell them "I literally had a dream about it. When I woke up, I thought 'Hey, that seems like a good idea. I'm going to do it!"
Ms. Bikini Universe Champion Alanna Mills follows her faith as an outlet for daily motivation.
Alanna hopes to strive and develop her motives, intent and character and to MODEL for those in my life the IMPORTANCE of doing just that. She says, "We must be open to make MISTAKES and GROW. Growth isn't based on being PERFECT, but moving towards to BEST we can be through God.💞
Here's to living a healthy, strong, fit, fearless, and faithful lifestyle."
Dieting Coach Paula Pavan says, "👋🏼 hi hi hi! Use me as a model, but not as a mirror, okay?
🧞 ♀️ each one is each. I have my glow ✨, you have your glow ✨, she has hers ✨ it may even be that you don't see, but it does! I swear! ❤️ you have your value...
😎 no more blah blah blah... I'm in " off season ". This means my body is " resting " and building muscles 💪🏼 mara for the next competition. 🤐 I'll tell when I'll be on stage again...
🙏🏼 I'm eating like a swine 🐽... yummy life!
👉🏼 Carbo 🥔 253 G Protein 🥩 135 g, fat 🍳 60 g.
Weight: 51 kg sometimes more, sometimes less
(our weight fluctuates much).
And have you calculated your macros? Tips? Leave your comment ❤️
Coconut kiss 🥥 with nutella 🍫 for you.
Let's get some Saturday morning motivation going to finish up the weekend strong and ready for the next!!
Figure Universe Pro Jill Braxmeyer shares, "I typically don't make a decision until I do my research. It was no surprise that I did the same while choosing theme wear for the bikini round. I wanted the theme to mean something personal to me and the events that occurred this past year. Enter The Peacock. In some cultures, the peacock, guards the entrance to the gates of heaven. It symbolizes some of the most admired human characteristics; such as, integrity, wisdom, patience, kindness, compassion, love, nurturing, good luck and the beauty we achieve when we show our true colors. May our true colors always shine."
As she stepped out of her comfort zone entering the fitness world in 2017, Canadian Figure Athlete Amy Attic brought it a step further by seizing the opportunity to perform her first photoshoot ever with the renowned photographer Eva Simon in Miami. Amy believes that women can be strong and feminine at the same time, sporty and classy simultaneously. For her, being brave enough to expose the different aspects of ourselves, embracing our uniqueness and remaining true to the essence of who we are is sexy and inspiring. In this shot, Eva Simon was able to capture the spirit of that beautifully.
Fit Mom and 2017 Fitness America Pro Champion Fitness Pro Stacie Venagro loves to remember when she rocked @taylorswift ‘s “Look what you made me do” in her Fitness Routine in November at @fitnessuniversetour !
We know we loved it!
Stacie says, "This prep was by far the easiest with my nutrition.
There wasn’t deprivation, hours of cardio or overtraining! I spent less than an hour in the gym and had rest days every week!
Stop over doing it and going to extremes! We don’t! That’s so old school."
Coach and Fitness Universe Star Ruby Carter Pikes shares, "It's that time of year again! Musclemania! All fitness people who love the fitness world come join us for the Antelope Valley Natural Championships Fitness body competition at the Eastside Performing Arts Center in Lancaster California April 28. Register to compete or come to enjoy the show and support local athletes who have trained hard to reach their competition goals!"