Shawna Walker

Shawna Walker is a 32 year old heavyweight bodybuilder. She was a volleyball player in college, and started lifting weights when she injured her back during a game. After several years of heavy lifting, she enter the Modesto Central Valley Classic and won her very first bodybuilding contest. Since then, she has competed in many shows. Shawna has been featured in Muscle & Fitness Magazine (2008) and Women’s Physique World Magazine. Shawna currently works as a personal trainer in central California.

competes at 145
BS Kinesiology
soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball
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Claire Rae

Claire Rae’s first contest was a fitness competition hosted by the Manitoba Bodybuilder’s Association in 2003. Claire is a personal trainer, and she loves pretty much all forms of dance (hiphop, jazz, even pole dancing). She stresses to her customers an individualized training an nutritional regimen tailored to their body and metabolism. Eventually, Claire would like to open her own gym and gear it towards moms who need guidance and support as they pursue their fitness goals. Claire loves fitness modeling, and obviously has more than a little talent in that regard.

Claire Rae Stats:
Height 5’4″
Weight 120 lbs
Measurements 32C-25-35
Eyes green
Hair blonde/brown
Age 27

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Taryn Bagrosky

Picture a lady with movie star looks, a megawatt smile, and a muscular physique. Okay, you’ve got Taryn Bagrosky. Bright blue eyes, 29 years old, currently training in Colorado (via Train with Taryn). She is a fitness competitor, and a heck of a good one considering she is the current Miss Fitness USA. She is 5’6″ tall, lists her occupation as personal trainer, and says she loves skiing. With a BS in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University, Taryn’s brain matches her brawn.

Her contest history:
2005 Northern Colorado Bodybuilding 2nd runner up
2005 Ms Fitness Colorado Champion
2008 Ms Fitness USA, 5th place
2008 Ms Fitness World, Top 20
2008 Ms Fitness LoneStar Champion
2009 Ms Fitness Flex Appeal, Champion
2010 Ms Fitness USA, Champion
2010 Ms Fitness World, 6th Place

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Kris Murrell

Kris Murrell is not a tiny lady. At 5’7″ tall, she weighs in at 175 lbs. And she is incredibly strong. She bench presses more than 250 lbs, and can leg press 1200 lbs. Kris is 31 years old, and was born in Georgia. She may still be working for Cory Everson‘s Fitness for Women as a the Director of Personal Training. Kris is known for her extreme workouts and her dedication to lifting heavy weights and building no-screwing-around muscle.

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Sasha Anna Brown

Sasha Anna Brown grew up in the Ukraine but currently lives in LA California. She is 28 years old, competes as an NPC figure competitor at 122 lbs, and stands 5’6″ tall. Sasha is a fitness model and personal trainer, but actually has a degree in computer science and business management. She is an expert at martial arts, and she loves teaching boot camp.

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Viviana Soldano

Viviana Soldano was born and raised in Genoa Italy. She grew up participating in sports and dance so fitness and weightlifting fell naturally to her. Viviana currently lives in Southern California and works as a personal trainer and nutritionist.

Height: 5’4
Weight: 130 lbs
Bust: 36DD
Waist: 24
Hips: 35
Eyes: Blue
Biceps: 14
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She has a very glamorous look, which is consistent with the fact that she grew up in and around the fashion industry because of what her parents did for a living. If she had turned out more than 5’4″ tall, she may have been in a different profession! more on Viviana

Gina Aliotti

Where to start with Ms. Gina Aliotti? Gina is a 26 year old fitness model and competitor who currently lives in San Diego California. She won her Pro card back in 2005. As a youngster, she played softball and field hockey, and competed in dance. As a college student, she began lifting weights and practicing her working knowledge of nutrition. She earned a degree in Foods and Nutrition. She stays busy running her personal training business, her activewear/clothing business, nutritional consulting, and judging NPC figure and bikini contests. Gina most recently placed 2nd in the 2009 IFBB Figure Olympia (which she also did in 2008 and 2007!). She has been competing since 2004.

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I don’t think we’ve ever visited the sport of diving before. I’ll mark this one in the swimming category in an attempt to keep clutter at a minimum (hmph, too late for that). Diving involves such artistry and grace. Not to mention precision. It’s not unlike gymnastics or ice skating in that it’s scored by judges who are looking carefully at every little nuance of movement and entry into the surface of the water. If you’ve never jumped from some terribly high platform into a body of water, it is an exhilarating experience. Climbing up can be nerve-wracking, but is nothing compared to standing at the top and looking down.

Note how this girl has her tongue stuck out. I’m guessing that means she is concentrating and terribly deep in back room of her mind where she can exert perfect control over her body. She better be careful or she’ll bite it right off! diver pic

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Michele Monika

Michele Monika is a Fitness Model from Washington (State). She is 5’9″ tall and weighs about 125 lbs. Her striking dark hair and unique green eyes work just great with her tiny 26″ waist and 37 inch hips. Michele is a mother and says she loves to dance!

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