Figure Universe Pro Catherine Brunswick shares, “It does not matter what everyone else is doing. Focus on “YOU” and how you can improve the different aspects of your life. Compete against yourself and be better than you were yesterday.“
Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Jennifer Trinkner shares, “We cannot cultivate a healthy body without simultaneously cultivating a healthy mind.”
Model Universe and Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Andrea Romero Munoz shares, "Being kind doesn’t cost anything. A smile, giving up your seat to someone you don’t know, a compliment…these are all ways to connect for a short moment in time with someone else. Today try to pay attention to those around you and look for a way to be kind."
Ms. Bikini America Champion Leah Gruber shares, “Taking time to reflect on my goals this year and making sure I’m on the right path.
It’s so easy to go into autopilot and get stuck in the same routines. Well if we do the same things we are going to get the same results. So it’s good to push outside your comfort zone to grow.”
YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY
After a three-year hiatus, Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Jamie Lynn Hughes will be returning to the stage in June for Fitness Universe! The Texas native is now living large in Los Angeles and chasing the kinds of dreams you're able to chase in LA. Jamie says, "My life today is nearly unrecognizable to the way it was last time I stepped on stage. Change can be scary and sometimes pretty lonely, too. But there's something powerful about discovering your ability to go your own way." As is her style, Jamie has some playlist suggestions for us. "Of course, Go your own Way by Fleetwood Mac is a great song to add to your pump-up playlist when you're trying to power through difficult changes. But my favorite song to listen to right now is the Tina Turner version of Proud Mary. Every morning, Tina's on full volume. Before each workout. Anytime I'm feeling down or unsure of myself. It's like a shot of adrenaline!"
Jamie will be competing in the Pro Bikini division as well as Model Universe.
Like so many others, I started practicing yoga for the physical benefits (flexibility, mobility, symmetry, balance etc) but have discovered a whole new dimension to it in the mental benefits.
There are many upsides to meditation (meditation; contemplation, thinking, reflecting, praying, the act of giving your attention to only one thing) and I think one of the main benefits in this day and age is that we simply give ourselves time to just shut off the noise. A moment to ‘be’ and reconnect with ourselves, to simplify this crazy world we live in 💙”
Model Canada Champion Sally Leung shares, “Staying physically fit and healthy is not just for you to look good and feel better, it’s also a way to give more energy and effort to your loved ones. When you’re not feeling 100%, you can’t give 100%. Investing in your own health is not selfish, it’s necessary. “
Model Universe Champion and Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Jessica Vasquez shares, “Only look back to see how far you’ve come. Always moving forward!!!!”
Model America Champion Bree’Anna Lucero shares, “I know I am where I need to be at this moment.
The only person who can get in my way is Me.
I am my only competition, the girl I was last year has no comparison to the woman I am this year.
My path is set and I have Faith in the one who is guiding my every step”
Ms. Bikini Universe Runner-up Bella Hibbs shares, “Be unapologetically you 🙌🏼
It’s easy to start comparing yourself to others in your industry but make a conscious effort to take a step back and remember that we are all on our own journey. ❤️ -
Instead of getting jealous, lift each other up, make new friendships and learn to be genuinely happy for others”