Fitness

Tampa Pro 2020 Women’s Results: Bikini, Wellness, Figure, Fitness, Physique, Bodybuilding

Tampa Pro 2020 Women’s Results: Bikini, Wellness, Figure, Fitness, Physique, Bodybuilding…We just had EVERY women’s category compete at the 2020 Tampa Pro Show and it was amazing!  The Tampa Pro brought us newly qualified athletes heading to Olympia, our first ever Wellness Pro Winner, and so many points awarded for our top 5 competitors.  It was really fantastic to witness the achievements of these athletes, and to live a little vicariously through them, too…

Fitness

Omaha Pro 2020 Women’s Physique and Bodybuilding + Iris Kyle Olympia 2020

Omaha Pro 2020 Women’s Physique and Bodybuilding + Iris Kyle Olympia 2020…Yesterday, June 18, 2020, was the Omaha Pro Show, and what an exciting event it was for Women’s Physique and Women’s Bodybuilding!  It is really wonderful that competitions are happening again, and it’s thrilling to see how the qualified athletes list is changing for Olympia 2020.  I mentioned in last week’s video the amazing news that Iris Kyle is returning to the Olympia this year (!!!!!), but I had a little more that I wanted to say about it, it’s all just too exciting!  Click on the picture below to watch the video…

Fitness

IFBB Northern California and Wasatch Warrior Pro Bikini Results 2020

IFBB Northern California and Wasatch Warrior Pro Bikini Results 2020…It’s happening, IFBB Pro shows are back for the summer!  And what a thrilling start to the season it has been.  Yesterday marked two big shows for our IFBB Bikini Pros, the Northern California and the Wasatch Warrior.  We have two newly qualified Olympia athletes, how exciting…

Fitness

Upcoming IFBB Pro Women’s Events 2020

Upcoming IFBB Pro Women’s Events 2020…Ok, guys, this is it, the moment we have all been waiting for…contest season is here!  The first Bikini Pro Shows of the summer are happening this weekend, with Wellness, Figure, Fitness, Women’s Physique and Women’s Bodybuilding not far behind!  There is so much going on in the next two months, I thought I’d make a quick video telling you all the competitions that are happening for your favourite categories.  Be sure to come back here for my video recaps talking about the placings and what the results mean for Olympia…

Life

Palm Beach Theme First Birthday Party for Baby A

Palm Beach Theme First Birthday Party for Baby A…It’s hard to believe it, but my littlest baby girl turned 1!  Even though we are in the midst of a pandemic, we still wanted to celebrate her, however strange and unusual the circumstances may be. So, we threw together a socially distanced (i.e. no guests!) Palm Beach themed party for her, and it was fabulous…

Fitness

Ms. Fitness Olympia 2020 Preview

Ms. Fitness Olympia 2020 Preview……

Competition season is almost upon us once again, it is so exciting to see everyone getting ready for Peak Week!  I cannot wait to see who qualifies for the coveted Olympia athlete spots.  As we continue waiting, I thought I’d give a preview of what is probably the MOST exciting category of them all this year, Women’s Fitness…

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Olympia 2020 Current Point Qualified Female Athletes

Olympia 2020 Current Point Qualified Female Athletes……

I’m finally back with another video, this time all about how the Olympia 2020 point qualification system works and who is currently qualified to compete this December.  It’s so nice to finally have a date for the Olympia and to know that contests will be happening again soon.  I’m sure the athletes are just as anxious as we are to see who will solidify their entry to the Olympia this year…

Recipes

Key Lime Pie Donuts

Key Lime Pie Donuts…I hope quarantine and isolation are going well for everyone.  If it isn’t, here is something to brighten your day and delight your taste buds: Key Lime Pie Doughnuts.  Seriously, these are life changing.  I am very grateful that I have a backyard for the kids to play in, warm weather to enjoy, sunshine streaming in my windows for my houseplants, a healthy family…and these KEY LIME PIE DONUTS!  Things could certainly be better, but they could absolutely be worse.  So, I am feeling very blessed and thankful these days, and juicing a lot of key limes…

Fitness

Women’s Physique vs Women’s Bodybuilding

Women’s Physique vs Women’s Bodybuilding…One of the comments on my last video asked if I thought the Women’s Physique category had changed since it did not have Women’s Bodybuilding as a cap above it to limit the degree of muscle mass on the athletes.  I thought this was a fantastic question!  I started digging, looking specifically at the Olympia and the Arnold Classic…

Fitness

Ms. Olympia 2020

Ms. Olympia 2020…There are quite a few bodybuilding categories for women to compete in these days:  For those who like a toned, fitness model appearance, the Bikini category is the way to go.  If you like the Bikini look but have more muscle mass in your lower body, Wellness is the one for you.  For those who like more muscle and a more athletic appearance–but not too big–the Figure category is a good fit.  If you want to have the Figure look and also perform a routine filled with gymnastics and strength and power moves (like back flips and jumping splits), then Fitness is the one.  If you like even more muscle, a more traditional bodybuilding posing style, and you don’t want to wear high heels on stage, Physique is the way to go.  And, I am happy to say that as of 2020, one more category has returned to the Olympia, Women’s Bodybuilding.  This category is for ladies who have the most amount of muscle and do traditional bodybuilding poses and routines in bare feet.  So, there’s something for everyone…