"We have to accept the things we can't change but with accepting them only makes us stronger. It will suck, it will hurt, it will depress you and sadden you but in the long run you will be a much stronger person for it. Just BELIEVE!!!" Matt Lehr.
I love all of the amazing people that I meet at shows and all of the friendships I make. Some of my closest friends are ones I have met at competitions. It's nice having close friends who live the same lifestyle that you can laugh, cry, rejoice, and complain to. It makes it all so much easier.
“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.