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We have talked with 42 athletes who mention IFBB bodybuilding.


Derina Wilson
Derina Wilson (female, 40)
How I Got Stronger and More Motivated After Breast Cancer
Hi, my name is Derina Wilson. I am 40 years old and I am from Long Island, New York. I am a personal trainer, a certified yoga/Pilates/barre instructor, a choreographer, and an IFBB Professional Fitness Competitor…currently ranked 4th place in the world in Fitness at the Arnold Classic 2020.
Nick Stahl
Nick Stahl (male, 24)
This is How I Train and Eat to Maintain My Dream Physique
I have competed in seven bodybuilding competitions so far. Two of them being at the national level where I fell a few places shy of earning my IFBB Pro card.
Paul Takunda Bako
Paul Takunda Bako (male, 28)
How My Mind Helps Me Train and Become a Master of Fitness
In the men’s Fitness category I placed 1st at the IFBB Marume Classic 2018 which granted me passage to the IFBB Arnold Classic Africa in South Africa where I placed 2nd in the same category in 2019.
Kristina Angeli
Kristina Angeli (female, 26)
How I Combine Powerlifting and Bodybuilding with a Busy Career
I currently compete with IFBB Pro League in the bikini category and came first in my height class at this years national competition.
Maeve Kavanagh
Maeve Kavanagh (female, 29)
How I Stay Strong and Fit Without Having to Suffer and Do Endless Cardio
I’m also a bikini competitor in the IFBB, currently in a prolonged off season, plan is probably to compete again in 2022 after I’ve built my physique into a shape I’m happy with. My training is obviously geared towards hypertrophy for that reason.
Christopher Melancon
Christopher Melancon (male, 23)
I'm a Bodybuilding Coach. This is How I Lost 15 Pounds in Four Weeks
When my motivation is low, I remember where I started and all the progress that I’ve made and that I want to continue to progress and be the NPC Collegiate National Champion my third year of law school and one day become an IFBB pro.
Denise Guidry
Denise Guidry (female, 42)
I'm a Model and Fitness Coach. This is How I Became 4x Overall National Bikini Champion
This year 2020 is my first year back in competition mode and I’m getting my groove back and striving for my IFBB Pro Card.
Chyanne Jacomini
Chyanne Jacomini (female, 34)
How I Became an IFBB Pro Bikini Competitor After Giving Birth
Here I am today, almost two years later and it’s been a roller coaster ride, but I’m following my passion, educating myself and doing the best that I can with what I know. Thankfully, my passion goes hand in hand with what I do – bodybuilding competitions as a bikini competitor, which leads me to my next major accomplishment….becoming an IFBB Pro Bikini competitor in July 2019.
Shammara Abdulkhaaliq
Shammara Abdulkhaaliq (female, 45)
How I Feel in Love with Bodybuilding and Became IFBB Pro
I earned my IFBB Pro card in 2018 at Masters National in Pittsburgh. I found the world of bodybuilding through a friend (Tina Durkin IFBB Fitness Olympian) who opened my eyes to this world.
Jennifer Reece
Jennifer Reece (female, 42)
I'm an IFBB Figure Competitor. This is How Bodybuilding Gave Me Transformative Evolutions
My name is Jennifer Reece and I am an IFBB pro figure competitor. I am originally from Richmond Hill, Ontario just north of Toronto, Canada and currently reside in Fort McMurray, Alberta. As well as being a registered Dental Hygienist for the past 10 years, I hold a BA in psychology. I am also beginning to offer one-on-one lifestyle, fitness and wellness coaching for select clients.
Keri Ann Heitzman
Keri Ann Heitzman (female, 37)
I'm an IFBB WP Olympian. How I Kept Going After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Hello! My name is Keri Ann Heitzman, NCBTMB, LMT, CFT, IFBB Pro, and I am 37 earth years old. I am a positive vibration in this world with a modern body, an old soul, and a futuristic mind. I believe the mind is the strongest muscle in the body and we are limitless spiritual beings having a human experience.
Alex Serrano
Alex Serrano (male, 24)
I'm an NPC Bodybuilder. This is How I Plan to Become IFBB Pro
My main goals for this year are to just keep training hard, and improving my weaknesses, and I would really like to earn an IFBB Pro Card.
Allison Vaeth
Allison Vaeth (female, 28)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Pro. How I Train People to Become Successful in the Bodybuilding World
About five years ago, I knew that I wanted to switch my life up and follow a passion of mine. I knew that that had something to do with fitness. After embarking on my fitness journey in 2015, I worked years to finally turn IFBB Pro back in 2018 at USA’s. Since then I have made top 5 a couple times and have competed in five pro shows all together. I am currently starting prep for the 2020 season.
Moaad El Maguiri
Moaad El Maguiri (male, 27)
I'm a Fitness Model and Online Coach. Here's My Plan to Get My IFBB Pro Card
I’ve started competing in 2017 for the first time, then qualified for Ukraine Nationals then won it twice, and in 2018 I’ve started the road to get my IFBB PRO CARD, and managed to win two PRO QUALIFIER shows in Europe and I am still chasing that IFBB PRO CARD, I hope 2020 will be the year.
Martine Warmann
Martine Warmann (female, 36)
I’m a UKBFF Bikini Athlete. This is How I Help Moms to Lose Weight
Roll on six years and I’m back competing. 2019 was my first year back, finding my feet again and 2020 is the year to make some gains and strive for my IFBB Elite Pro Card.
Carla Dunlap-Kaan
Carla Dunlap-Kaan (female, 65)
I'm an IFBB Ms. Olympia Champion. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Strong at 65
I’m an IFBB Ms. Olympia Champion. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Strong at 65
Joe Seeman
Joe Seeman (male, 28)
How I Made the Leap From Amateur to IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
My Name is Joe Seeman, I’m a 28-year-old IFBB Pro bodybuilder and an online fitness/contest prep coach. I started training 10 years ago at 18 after playing many sports growing up. My most notable sports before bodybuilding were hockey and cross country running.
Francesca Lauren
Francesca Lauren (female, 38)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Pro. This is How Fitness Became a Huge Part of My Life
I do still try to involve myself with local shows as well as the IFBB, NPC, and bodybuilding community has been such an integral part of my life. Because fitness is my passion, I would think it’s safe to say that naturally, my daytime job is in that field.
Jessica Dickson
Jessica Dickson (female, 28)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Competitor and a Personal Trainer. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Healthy
Hello! My name is Jessica Dickson (28) and I am a personal trainer, online coaching and adventure seeker based out of Brisbane, Australia. I am also an IFBB bikini competitor, a lover of all animals and am on a mission to help our everyday population become healthier, more mobile and mindful humans.
Maria Lee
Maria Lee (female, 33)
How I Went From Editor to Fitness Entrepreneur and Vegan Activist
In the summer of 2018, I went on stage to compete as a natural vegan bikini athlete and placed 2nd in Bikini Open at my first regional show, the BC Cup Natural Championships. This allowed me to move on to the international tier, which was the IFBB Van Pro Qualifier. I didn’t win first place, but I did get 3rd in Bikini Open again, which I was VERY happy with given the fact that I didn’t even expect to get up to that tier as a total newbie to the stage.
Deniz Saypinar
Deniz Saypinar (female, 25)
How I Trained to Become the First Turkish Woman with IFBB Pro Status
I have started to compete seven years ago and I have done 27 competitions including Arnold Classic Ohio Amateur second place. I’m also the first Turkish Woman in IFBB history who could get PRO status.
Donna McGinn
Donna McGinn (female, 56)
I'm an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder. This is How I Build My Muscles and Compete After Age 50
My name is Donna McGinn. I am an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, licensed massage therapist and a certified personal trainer/prep coach/posing coach, sports nutritionist — Anything to do with bodybuilding, the muscles and showcasing them on stage.
Allison Ethier
Allison Ethier (female, 42)
How My Fear of Aging Keeps Me Motivated, Really Fit and Competitive
Weider Pro Natural Champion – 1st ever IFBB natural pro show. Olympia 2020 Qualified. 2018 Vancouver pro champions. Qualified for Olympia 3x, but have only gone once, as one time I got preggers at the same time. Arnold Amateur Champion. North American Champion. BodyBuilding.com Bodyspace Spokesmodel Champion. You can checkout my resume here.
Tabraiz Gondal
Tabraiz Gondal (male, 36)
How Bodybuilding Gave Me Purpose and Taught Me to Work for My Dreams
I always remember why I started. I always keep in mind where I am going to be. I have a goal to be IFBB pro. I want to win Olympia’s physique and Arnold’s classic. These are the reasons I keep going.
Stan Efferding
Stan Efferding (male, 52)
I'm the Founder of the Vertical Diet, IFBB Pro and World Record Powerlifter. This How I Eat and Train
I’m an IFBB Professional bodybuilder and a world record Powerlifter. I’m the only man over 40 years ever totaled over 2300 pounds. I was a high school soccer player and wrestler before I started lifting in college.
Shelby Guillaume
Shelby Guillaume (female, 28)
I'm a CPA IFBB Athlete. This is How I Found My Identity Through Bodybuilding
I have placed nationally within the CPA IFBB for both bikini and figure but am pursuing a bodybuilding career within figure. In addition to eventual wellness coaching I will soon be pursuing a career in firefighting.
Nucia Freitas
Nucia Freitas (female)
I'm a Full Time Bikini Athlete and IFBB Pro. This Is How I Stay Fit in My 40s
That motivated me to do more and after several other international competitions I got my IFBB Pro Card at the UK Olympia 2019.
Sean Harley
Sean Harley (male, 40)
I'm the Founder of Rock Solid Nutrition, IFBB Pro and 12x Cover Model. This Is How I Stay Strong and Fit
The next year I switched over to the NPC and earned my IFBB Pro card that same year. In 2016 I reached a major bucket-list goal by competing in the Olympia for the inaugural class of Classic Physique competitors.
Lenda Murray
Lenda Murray (female, 57)
How I Kept Going Strong after Winning Ms. Olympia 8 Times
I currently am the spokesperson for Wings of Strength a company that promotes fitness through sponsorship of major IFBB Pro League and NPC events nationally and internationally.
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson (male, 46)
I'm a CEO of a Supplement Company, Coach and IFBB Pro. This Is How I Eat, Train and Recover
I am the CEO of the supplement company called, Advanced Genetics, co-founder and coach at Gaia Fitness. I am also a national bodybuilding champion and men’s physique IFBB Pro. I am a certified holistic nutritionist,. I am an author of the books entitled, “Happyology” and “8 Secret Strategies for Success”, and I run a few other businesses.
Tom Ramsay
Tom Ramsay (male, 33)
I'm a Competitive Bodybuilder. This Is How I Keep Training Despite a Serious Injury
I see a general trend that bodybuilders hit their peak from 35 to 40. My intention is to achieve my all time best in the next five years and earn an elusive IFBB Pro card in bodybuilding.
Valentin Bosioc
Valentin Bosioc (male, 36)
This is How I Became the Most Followed Sports Influencer in Romania
I am an European Musclemania Champion and IFBB Romania National ViceChamp (placed second – because of the crappy politics, since then I refused to compete anymore). I also was a competitor in Ninja Warrior Romania and went all the way to semifinals.
Derek Duszynski
Derek Duszynski (male, 37)
Here's My Plan to Get on the Arnold Classic and Olympia Stages Multiple Times
My main goal over the next five years is to establish myself as a legitimate Classic Physique competitor in the IFBB and get on the Arnold Classic and Olympia stages multiple times.
Amanda Louise Warlo
Amanda Louise Warlo (female, 29)
How I Don't Let My Scoliosis Stop Me from Training, Coaching and Competing
I began working out consistently with weights in 2011 after suffering from debilitating stress and anxiety. I fell in love with the results and competed in Bikini Fitness in the IFBB in 2012, 2013 & 2015. My best result was a 6th place at the Danish Nationals.
Brandan Fokken
Brandan Fokken (male, 40)
How I Have Appeared on 31 Fitness Magazine Covers and in over 300 Magazines
I currently am a jack-of-all-trades. I am a wellness director, online trainer, speaker, writer and own my own line of peanut butter called, Fokken Nuts Peanut Butter. I am an IFBB PRO physique athlete and also an IFBB PRO judge.
Daz Hallett
Daz Hallett (male, 49)
How I Won Mr. Universe, Got Surgery and Then Won Mr. Universe Again
Now the Classic Physique division is growing in the USA, in both the IFBB and PCA federations, I have moved to the USA to carry on my career.
Helge Nilsen
Helge Nilsen (male, 20)
How I Went from Gamer to Aspiring Bodybuilder and Got Really Fit in Just 2 Years
My plans for the future : turning IFBB pro and becoming a coach myself.
Brian Dobson
Brian Dobson (male, 62)
How I Train Hard, Set Lifting Records and Keep My Abs at 62
I generally train with up and comers or IFBB pros if I can still hang with them. lol
Paulo Cavalcante Muzy
Paulo Cavalcante Muzy (male, 40)
I'm a Busy Medical Doctor and Bodybuilder. This Is How I Train, Eat and Recover
Because I am the Medical Director of IFBB Brazil among some other responsabilities, one of my passions is to treat people and show them how to achieve their goals without putting themselves at risk.
Fábio Veras
Fábio Veras (male, 42)
This is How I Stay Fit and Motivated After 25 Years of Competitive Bodybuilding
As a bodybuilder, I keep daily training sessions and I’m proud of being one of the most consistent athletes over here. I have competed in junior, senior and master classes at IFBB.
Alex Carneiro
Alex Carneiro (male, 31)
How My Motivation Has Changed the Way I Train, Eat and Recover
3rd IFBB Pro Physique in the History of the Division 1st Overall CA and CO Physique Champion in History 1st Latin IFBB Pro Physique Top 10 Mr Olympia Physique Finisher 55+ International Fitness Ads 5 International Fitness Covers I have been training for 13 years now and the reason I started was because I was passionate about the world of bodybuilding.
Mehdi Benmoussa
Mehdi Benmoussa (male, 23)
My Body Fat Percentage Is 7%. This Is How I'm Cutting, Eating and Training
Right now, I also have a pro show coming up in the next 2 months. After that show I’ll get my IFBB card and then I’ll apply to be in Arnold’s lineup.

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