Let’s go ahead and recap the most popular fitness babes (at least here on FBB) for the month of August 2012:
1) Laura Trott
2) Lolo Jones
3) Dianna Dahlgren
4) Jennifer Nicole Lee
5) Catherine Holland
Sometimes we blog about what we are interested in, but it could be a compelling argument to say we should blog about what you’re interested in. Hopefully in the coming days, you’ll see a few more posts about these top 5 ladies. We’ll try to give you what you’re looking for 🙂
Back by popular request, we’re adding some more Catherine Holland pics. She is becoming more and more popular with fans of fitness babes. People occasionally email us DEMANDING more info on her, more photos, more videos.
Catherine Holland triceps, where Catherine is in the gym getting her pump on and showing off her muscular arms.
Catherine Holland dress – it’s rare that we see Catherine so dressed up and elegant. Clearly this babe looks good whether she’s wearing gym shorts or ball gowns.
Catherine Holland pool – although the photo size isn’t huge nor is the quality stunning, this is probably the best of the three pics. The way the sunlight highlights the muscles in her shoulder and upper back, shadowing her buttocks, and emphasizing her calves is amazing.
Lindsey Weigand was born and raised in Baton Rouge Louisiana. She graduated from LSU with a degree in Psychology. She grew up active and competitive because of her brothers. She liked team sports, but preferred to go out on her own, with the win or loss pinned solely on her. She says she played soccer on her high school girls team, but had that much more fun playing coed soccer later on.
The amount of muscle Lindsey carries on her legs is a testament to how hard she works. She has the ability to push through the pain barrier and keep going when others cry uncle. Although she doesn’t have very much experience, Lindsey loves being in front of the camera, showing off the body she has worked so hard for. She wants to one day be on the cover of a fitness magazine. more Lindsey Weigand
The 2011 NPC Excalibur Championships, held in Culver City California on Dec 2, was a gigantic competition. Between the men and the women, over 300 hopefuls gathered to throw down some poses for the fans and the photogs.
Of particular interest was the Class A Bikini Competition, or more importantly, who ended up winning it. In her first contest, former (current?) glamour model Denise Milani took the crown. Shredded skin and some muscular displays were evident, apparently this lady has been on a strict diet for awhile now.
Girlie Viray more Excalibur Results
Tanya Hyde is a lot of things. By that, I mean it’s hard to describe her and tell you who she is and what she does succinctly. As you can see, she is a female bodybuilder and a fitness competitor. She also does quite a bit of fitness modeling, and she happens to be a professional chef. She always enjoyed cooking, so she went to the Culinary Institute of America in New York to obtain an official degree.
Tanya says the hardest part about competing for her is always the diet. She has such a love/hate relationship with food – she’s around it all the time, she is passionate about cooking, but then she has to be so strict and disciplined about what she eats because of her fitness aspirations. more Tanya Hyde
It’s hard to believe we’ve never profiled Nicole Nagrani, the youngest IFBB Bikini Pro ever. She is 19 years old, and is a full-time college student at Stetson University. She is single, but don’t hold your breath guys, as you can imagine she’s kind of a popular lady. She lives in Daytona Beach Florida. She is 5’2″ tall and weighs about 112 lbs.
Nicole wants to be a physician, but isn’t sure what she eventually wants to specialize in. Nicole’s mother is a figure competitor (Kristen Nagrani), so clearly she has inherited some amazing genetics. Nicole has been winning shows since she was 14. Even though she’s in college, she says she’s really not tempted to go out partying or eat fast food. This girl is really committed to her sport. It’s incredible to think about how far she might go or what she can achieve if she practices for 5 or 10 more years.
Nicole is coached by Shannon Dey, who seems to be everywhere in the ladies fitness world these days. more Nicole Nagrani
Elena Panova is a professional bodybuilder from Russia. She is 31 years old, stands 5’4″ tall, and usually competes at around 136 lbs. Elena grew up in the era of some amazing female bodybuilders, looking up to the likes of Lenda Murray and Cory Everson. She graduated college with a degree in Public Relations, but found herself attracted to the fitness and bodybuilding industry. She competed in her first contest in 2003, and became a personal trainer in 2004. more Elena Panova
Jessica Ziegler is an amateur bodybuilder out of Buffalo New York. She is 5’8″ tall and weighs 150lbs. She started training in earnest after going to college and pretty much “retiring” from anything more active than drinking beer and partying. She hired a personal trainer and started following a very disciplined diet and workout regimen.
Jessica says she hopes to eventually earn her pro card and end up on a few magazine covers. Those arms and those abs may me think she has the stuff to go all the way.
more Jessica Ziegler
Wendy Fortino is one of those fitness babes destined for greatness. She was a former track and field star headed for the Olympics until she suffered an injury. Actually, she was formerly a lot of things, including a gymnast and a dancer. When she began lifting weights in the gym to recover from her injury, it wasn’t long before the competitive fitness bug bit her.
Wendy stands 5’1″ tall and weighs about 115 lbs. As expected from a former dancer and runner, she has great leg development but her quality upper body speaks volumes about her training, her genetics, and her abilities. She has a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s in kinesiology.
more Wendy Fortino
Julie Palmer is 5’5″ tall and competes at 124 lbs. She won 2nd place in the 2010 Arnold Fitness International Contest. I am pretty sure she placed 2nd at last year’s show too. Her fitness routines are phenomenal – she is very athletic. She works as both a registered nurse and a personal trainer near her home in Ohio. She cheered and did gymnastics in high school.