Fitness Universe Pro Lorrie Lean says, "You are not the product of your past! You can change anything you set your mind to and work at. Stop comparing yourself. I’m working on this myself and acceptance. The great journey continues."
Ms. Bikini Korea Kim Hae Na 김해나 has turned fitness passions into commercial success. The 5'6", 110 lbs., Seoul model is also a popular celebrity trainer.
California fitness diva Ashley Flores says, "It’s you vs. you - not just on hard days but always 🖤. You are capable of more strength, love and compassion when it comes to yourself. Channel it and remember mind over matter."
North Dakota fitness diva Klaudia Almonte Happy says, "Hey you, don't hold back your waves because people want to swim. And remember life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live best live you created and deserve."
Ms. Bikini Florida Laura Marie Masse on South Beach this weekend. "Happiness, powered by fresh squeezed juice. Health is found within all aspects of your life. Physical. Mental. Emotional. Spiritual. Social. Spend time everyday on your health."
Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Champion Cora-Leigh Hutchinson-Gray says, "Well here are some shots the day before Fitness Universe™. I use to always wonder what I would look like in my 40’s and it’s really just a number. I just keep doing the right things and everything falls into place. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”
Polish fitness queen and media star Kasia Dziurska says, "Remember that beauty should be supported from the inside! Everything we provide to our body has a huge impact on our external appearance. That is why it is so important to have a balanced diet, hydration of the body as well as appropriate supplementation and supply of vitamins and minerals that we cannot take from the diet."
Fitness America Champion Else Lautala says, "My feelings and emotions take place of time. Consciously and subconsciously I think about how much time I still have before I can move normally. I know this is just passing time, but at the moment this is my life and these are my thoughts."
"It's been 2.5 weeks from my ACL surgery and I'm not planning to skip a day from this rehab journey. But I can't wait to be back to normal. Just to let you know I’m not unhappy or anything like that. I’m actually feeling really good. Just passionate to get back."
Kristi Haglund-Parrotte has a trifecta of careers owning a physical therapy clinic, fitness center and real estate brokerage. At 5'2", 115 lbs., 50 years young, she says, "But most importantly I am a mother of 3 grown children who continue to reach for the stars and touch the moon. Raised in Montana, Kristi reflects, "I was raised on a farm/ranch giving me many blessings, Everything I have learned in life I learned from my Dad on the farm, whether it was about business, or hard work, or just never giving up, and always having the courage to move forward."
Kriti leave the ranch next weekend when she competes at Ms. Bikini Universe in Miami.
Firefighter and EMT Lauren Frye puts her tests her mantel everyday on the job. But the 6', 160 lbs., 26 year old has also always challenged herself in sports. "As a child, I was a part of about 5 teams throughout the year including volleyball, basketball, and softball teams," Lauren explains. "And, while a college student, I played volleyball. I've received numerous honors including the conference's Player of the Year title and created a lifelong bond with my teammates that is extremely valuable today."
The eldest of 5 children, Lauren says, "I've always like to take the lead and help others."
In two weeks, she will take charge at Ms. Bikini Universe in Miami. "While this is my first fitness competition, I hope my fitness journey never ends."