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Rebecca Mitchell is an NPC Figure Competitor and a fairly well known fitness model. She currently lives in Maryland. She is 5’8″ tall, and weighs around 135 lbs. She started training in 2006, and entered her first contest in 2010. She has done well:
2010 NPC Tracey Greenwood Classic 8th
2011 NPC Met-Rx MD State Championships 1st
2011 NPC Deleware State 4th
2011 NPC East Cost Classic 1st
2012 NPC East Cost Classic 2nd
2012 NPC Met-Rx MD State Championships 1st
Now if that’s not an impressive showing for the first 6 contests, I don’t know what is!
Rebecca says it wasn’t the smoothest sailing at first. She got into the gym just trying to stay fit. She was naturally thin, and found it hard to gain muscle, but tended to store any extra calories in her legs and hips. By finding the right trainers and straightening out her nutrition and training schedule, it only took Rebecca 2-3 years to start winning contests. Although that sounds like forever, the fact that she could do so much so quickly says a lot about how knowledgeable she and her support system is about the iron game. more Rebecca Mitchell
Sharon Polsky started out on a very athletic path – she had two older brothers that she was always dodging and running away from to keep them from picking on her. She and her brothers were born and raised in Long Beach California. She was in the gym by the time she was 14 years old, and teaching aerobics by the time she was 16.
At one point, Sharon was a nationally ranked swimmer, she’s been trained as a dancer, and she has always been a runner. It’s a shame, but she says many of her friends and most of her family have never really understood her fitness lifestyle and the compromises it entails. When she trains her butt off, or eats very carefully, they shake their heads and roll their eyes and tell her she’s being silly.
Sharon is always a bit peeved when someone casually claims that she looks the way she does due to good genetics. She says she has terrible genetics, and has to train incredibly hard to show the minimal gains she does. Basically – if she can do it anybody can! more Sharon Polsky
Natalie Waples, who placed 5th in the Figure portion of the 2012 Toronto Supershow, grew up in Ontario Canada before moving to Ottawa to pursue a degree in Commerce. It’s interesting that Natalie was always active and involved in sports, but also showed particular interest in beauty and modeling pageants. Both activities tended to lend her experience and build expertise for a career in fitness modeling and figure competitions.
Natalie started competing in fitness/figure in 2006, and earned her pro card in 2008. As you can see from the list below, she has entered many contests. In the last few years, it seems like her results have become more consistent. She says she believes in a very natural expression of fitness and beauty. She does the best she can when she competes, but she always tries to be healthy and positive, and act as a role model for other women in the sport or trainees she coaches.
2012 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro-Am Extravaganza 2nd
2012 IFBB Toronto Pro Supershow 5th
2012 IFBB California Pro Figure 9th
2012 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Orlando 7th
2011 IFBB Border States Pro Figure 4th
2011 IFBB Houston Pro 16th
2011 IFBB Olympia 16th
2011 IFBB Tournament of Champions Pro Figure NP
2011 IFBB Toronto Pro Super Show 13 th
2011 IFBB California Pro Figure 3rd
2011 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Figure & Bikini 13th
2010 IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro Figure 16th
2010 IFBB Border States Pro Figure 7th
2010 IFBB Europa Super Show 9th
2010 IFBB Europa Battle of Champions 9th
2010 IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships 8th
2009 IFBB Sacramento 15th
2009 IFBB Ft. Lauderdale Pro Fitness & Figure 14th
2009 IFBB California State Pro Figure Championships 20th
2009 IFBB Europa Show of Champions 12th
2008 IFBB North American Bodybuilding and Figure Championships 1st
2008 IFBB Arnold Classic Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest 1st
2007 IFBB North American Championships 4th