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We have talked with 28 athletes who mention NPC bodybuilding.


Christina Longobardi Paradiso
Christina Longobardi Paradiso (female, 35)
How Losing Everything Helped Me Focus My Strength and Dedication
Before lockdown the plan was to compete in a NPC bodybuilding show in the wellness category at the end of May.
Rachel Rose
Rachel Rose (female, 24)
How a Binge Eating Disorder Got Me into Competitive Fitness and Modelling
Hi! I’m Rachel Rose, a commercial model and former NPC Bikini competitor.
Cody Stover
Cody Stover (male)
How Rocky Inspired Me to Get Fit and Become an Actor and Model
My accomplishments have stemmed from my passion for lifting and aesthetics. I came in Top 5 in my first NPC Men’s Physique competition in 2015 and have been competing ever since.
Nyla Fuller
Nyla Fuller (female, 34)
How I Work as a Canadian Fitness Model, Bikini Competitor and Business Professional
I started competing with the NPC bikini division in 2014 while living and studying in the United States. I have since moved back to my home country (Canada) and recently started training with a Montreal-based team (Ludachris Fitness).
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.
Shammara Abdulkhaaliq
Shammara Abdulkhaaliq (female, 45)
How I Feel in Love with Bodybuilding and Became IFBB Pro
I’ve been in fitness since 2012 and it was then I found my passion. Although that was the year I decided to compete in an NPC Bikini Show. I grew up in sports as a Track runner and some Gymnastics.
Ali Burkhardt
Ali Burkhardt (female, 27)
This is How Bodybuilding Saved Me After Struggling Anorexia
That was the beginning of it all, as I am entering my third show, (first two were INBA/PNBA, this third one will be NPC) this April. Except this time I will be competing in the new beautiful Wellness category.
Randalene Sergent
Randalene Sergent (female)
I'm a Bikini Champion and Track & Field Pole Vaulter. These are My Best Fitness Hacks
I would however change the fact that I have lost touch with a lot of the great coaches that had helped me learn and grow in some form or fashion through athletics. I want to recognize a few coaches specifically that made a difference in me: Coach Cash (HS Basketball), Coach Daniels (HS T&F), all of my high school coaches, Coach Wiess (UofL), Coach Doug Sharp (UofL Pole Vault), Coach James (UGA Pole Vault), Earl Bell(Bell Athletics), Kim Oddo (Oddos Angels), and Jon Lindsey (NPC Promoter). I hope to always pass along your wisdom. Thank you.
Alejandra Estefanía
Alejandra Estefanía (female, 30)
I'm a Fitness Influencer and Lawyer. This Is How I Train and Stay Fit
Besides fitness, I have a passion for travelling and animals. My goal for 2020 is to go to Japan for the Olympic Games and to compete again in Bikini Fitness in the NPC.
Alex Serrano
Alex Serrano (male, 24)
I'm an NPC Bodybuilder. This is How I Plan to Become IFBB Pro
Hi guys! My name is Alexander Serrano, I’m 24 years old, and currently live in central FL, and I’m currently an NPC bodybuilder, on the course of going pro. I compete in the Classic Physique category, which is where I plan on staying.
Tony DiNinno
Tony DiNinno (male, 52)
I'm a Competitive Bodybuilder and Fitness Model. This is How I Train, Eat and Recover
I have done numerous bodybuilding competitions at a young age since high school and different NPC bodybuilding competitions. Some wins and some losses but always competed to have fun and better myself from the last show.
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.
Sandy Lieu
Sandy Lieu (female, 32)
How Fitness Makes My Life Full, Beautiful and Happy
I’ve competed in five NPC shows, in which two were National shows. My expertise includes sports supplements, health, wellness and beauty. I love teaching, inspiring and motivating others. My goal is to inspire my audience to live a full, beautiful, and happy life.
Deniz Saypinar
Deniz Saypinar (female, 25)
How I Trained to Become the First Turkish Woman with IFBB Pro Status
I have got my qualifications but I couldn’t compete because of my visa. It broke my dedication and I decided to change federation and now I’m preparing to get my NPC Pro League card. Currently, I’m 6 weeks out.
Carissa Joy Johnson (Monroe)
Carissa Joy Johnson (Monroe) (female, 34)
How I Made a Miraculous Comeback in Bodybuilding Following a Horrific Accident
I earned my CSCS certification and began in-home personal training. My first competition I participated in was the NPC Natural Colorado. I attempted figure at the time and earned 2nd place in both novice and open categories.
Tim Conde
Tim Conde (male, 26)
How I Keep Going and Continuously Build a Bigger and Better Physique
Some of my accomplishments in the fitness industry include placing 5th in my first ever NPC Men’s Physique show in 2018(NPC New York State Grand Prix) and recently placing 4th in my second NPC Men’s Physique show last year 2019(NPC New Jersey State Championship’s)!
Melissa Sarah Wee
Melissa Sarah Wee (female, 36)
How Bulimia Got Me into Training and Competing in NPC Women's Physique
When I first started training, I have always wanted to compete but felt that I was not ready yet. I also did not dare to pursue it then. It was my dream to compete in one NPC Women’s Physique competition but my then-boyfriend did not support the idea. I went through a very bad breakup with him in 2014 after an 11-year relationship.
Jada Kelly
Jada Kelly (female, 38)
How I Help Women Transform Their Bodies and Live a Sustainable Fitness Lifestyle
I am honored to be sponsored by Team My HMB and Team Peak (Metabolic Technologies) and have been with them since 2010. I started with Team My HMB when I was competing in the NPC bikini division and have stayed with them through babies, mom life and training transitions.
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.
Eve Dawes
Eve Dawes (female)
I'm a WBFF Pro Diva. This is How I Combine Bodybuilding with Running My Own Business
I haven’t used coaches for four years but I learned a lot from both Bombshell Fitness and Manuel Torres, I got great results with both and did NPC Nationals with Bombshell and won my WBFF Pro card under Manny’s training. I never got injured or over-trained with either of them.
Cassandra Kilkenny
Cassandra Kilkenny (female, 25)
How I Moved on from Competitive Swimming to Weightlifting and Bodybuilding
I qualified for nationals at my first NPC Bikini Show, and have pulled PRs in bench and squat for 155 and 275 respectively. But my greatest accomplishment was deadlifting 300 pounds, which I did very recently in October, 2019. I’m also extremely proud of the fact that I can rep out hip thrusts at 450 pounds.
Allison Fahrenbach
Allison Fahrenbach (female, 35)
I'm a Natural Pro Figure Athlete. This is How I Combine IBD and Bodybuilding
I competed in the NPC for eight years before my passion for natural bodybuilding compelled me to switch to competing in drug tested federations.
Brandan Fokken
Brandan Fokken (male, 40)
How I Have Appeared on 31 Fitness Magazine Covers and in over 300 Magazines
2015 Pittsburgh NPC North Americans 1st IFBB PRO CARD
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler (female, 46)
How I Earned My WNBF Fit Body and Masters Figure Pro Cards in Less than Half a Year
In addition to that, I competed and surprisingly earned a crown and trophy by placing 5th (as a natural athlete and a vegan!) out of 11 (mostly steroid enhanced) athletes in the large 2019 National Physique Committee (NPC) Emerald Cup!
Rishi Kunal Joshi
Rishi Kunal Joshi (male, 29)
I'm a Supercomputing Engineer, Vegan Powerlifter, Bodybuilder and Fitness Coach. This Is How I Work, Train and Eat
My training and diet is ramping up now in prep for a bodybuilding competition in a couple months. I compete in the open class for Men’s Classic Bodybuilding in the NPC. It’s a lot to manage on top of other, objectively more important life priorities.
Brian Dobson
Brian Dobson (male, 62)
How I Train Hard, Set Lifting Records and Keep My Abs at 62
My name is Brian Dobson. I am 62 years old. I am from Fort Worth, Texas. I am the founder-CEO of Metroflex gym and I work 60 or so hours a week at the original Metroflex in Arlington running the gym, training clients and promoting NPC competitions, right now we have three a year.
Kristyn Mahoney
Kristyn Mahoney (female, 25)
How I Went Vegan, Replaced 50 Lbs of Fat with Muscle and Became a Pro Bodybuilder
Since October 2018, I have competed in five shows (WNBF, NPC, and CPA federations). Recently, on October 21st, I placed first overall in Figure and obtained my Pro Card with the WNBF (World Natural Bodybuilding Federation).

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