25 year old Julie Coram (aka Julie Bonnett) is a fitness babe who knows how to kick some booty in competitions. She won 6th place in the 2009 WBFF World Pro Diva Fitness Model competition. She has been competing since 2006. She is 5’4″ tall and weighs 112 lbs. She is from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Julie went through some kind of steroid flap with FAME, but was apparently exonerated. It’s a shame when professional athletes get dragged through the mud. Note the vascular abs, wow. She has come a long way since she started weight training at 17 years of age.
Danitza Denn was born in 1974 in beautiful Redondo Beach California. She stands 5’2″ tall and competes at 110 lbs. She is the mother of two (daughters) and is a certified personal trainer. She draws inspiration from two other top competitors Monica Brant and Amanda Chapman. Danitza lost an incredible 60 lbs on her journey to be a figure competitor. Weight loss for women never seems to be easy, and Danitza conquered it with a change in her lifestyle. I don’t have her complete competition history, but the latest show I found she entered was the 2007 Orange County Muscle Classic in Anaheim CA where she placed 2nd in her class.
Julie Ann Kulla is a 28 year old fitness competitor from Minneapolis Minnesota. She stands 5’2″ tall and weighs about 112 lbs when she competes. She’s been competing for about 4 years, and it shows in her arm and deltoid development. She is a personal trainer and spokesperson for Species Nutrition. Julie Ann placed 2nd in Pro debut at the 2008 IFBB New York Figure competition, which qualified her for that year’s Ms. Figure Olympia. She placed 12th in that contest. She says her favorite cheat food is chocolate, which means she’s human instead of bionic, and may have to diet a little extra if her cravings get out of control!
Drop-dead gorgeous beauty is not a requirement for fitness competitors. Fit babes tend to make a statement with their beautiful bodies, not their faces. But wow, it sure does help when you have the looks to make people stop and stare. Melissa Merritt has that problem – the one where people stab themselves and turn their heads and drop their jaws and pant like overheated doggies. She competed in the 2008 Lackland Classic and suffered a very disappointing 2nd place loss. In many eyes, she stole the show. But she did manage to return to the Fitness America World Championships in Vegas later that year and clinch a 1st place win for Figure Overall. Melissa is 27 years old, 5’9″ tall, and lives in Austin Texas. She is a certified personal trainer, and trains Abby Marie (shown with Melissa in one of the photos below). She hopes to ultimately obtain her pro card and advance up the competitive ranks of fitness competitors.
Fitness competitor Monica Guerra lives in Venice Beach California. She stands 5’2″ tall and weighs in at 117 lbs. She did well in 5 different shows back in 2005, but I only see one show she was in during 2006, and can’t find any since then. As a youngster, she was involved in ballet, gymnastics, track and field, and volleyball. She started lifting weights to balance out her upper body with her strong legs. Monica seems to maintain a trim figure year round, and really gets into fitness and nutrition. Her favorite piece of fitness equipment is the leg extension machine.
Monica’s Twitter account.