“I take pride in being in good shape, always have,” Bonnie Bernstein says with a laugh. You probably know Bonnie Bernstein from her years as an analyst and sideline reporter covering some of the biggest games in sports.
I love the symbolism behind Wonderwoman's arsenal of weapons including the indestructible bracelets of submission and the Lasso of Truth. I admire her superhuman strength and try to embrace those qualities in my training and prepping for competition.
Spotlight On NPC Bikini Competitor: Rhonda Loewen Hutchinson
Fruitvale, BC, Canada
As many of you know, I'm a big fan of all five Women's Divisions. I believe each one brings certain special qualities to the fitness industry. One division that has always been of significant importance to me is Figure. Although it's now flanked by Physique & Bikini, the classic Figure look remains one of the most desired - by athletes and the mainstream public alike.
Spotlight On NPC Figure Competitor: Britani Campanoli
Do you remember when you decided to make a change for the better? Jessica Giblin does. “It was just something physical in me, a total body feeling,” she says. “I was kind of stuck in a rut: physically, mentally, emotionally, career-wise. I got out of bed and just decided to pick up a pair of little pink dumbbells and walk around the neighborhood to clear my head.” Since she made that choice 18 months ago Giblin, a Charleston, South Carolina native, has since upgraded from the pink dumbbells to become one of the fastest rising NPC Physique competitors in the country.
Spotlight On IFBB Womens Physique Pro: Tye Pierpont
It wasn’t that long ago when I was presenting a nutrition and training seminar outside of Baltimore, Maryland, where I noticed a tall steely-eyed blonde woman in the back of the audience.
When my presentation ended she approached me to thank me for the information provided during my talk and I instantly recognized her potential as a competitor. She had great muscularity and rock-hard condition – teetering between the Female Bodybuilding and Women’s Physique criteria. It wasn’t long after that first brief meeting that the woman, whom I later learned was Donna McGinn, earned the title of IFBB Women’s Physique Pro.
Many of us try to find different ways to conquer and improve our lower bodies. We look for techniques to target our weakest areas in the least amount of time in order for us to display the best physique possible. Isn’t that everybody’s goal? However, it’s these shortcuts that lead to improper form, ineffective techniques, possible injury and ultimately, minimal gains.