Stephanie Sanzo is a famous fitness influencer and personal trainer from Australia. She gained quite a bit of unwanted flab after birthing two children, and started a fitness journey that resonated with thousands of fans.
Weight: 120 lbs
Born: 1987 (36 as of this original post)
Marital Status: Married (to Jamie Bisset)
Bio and Misc:
Stephanie is a mom two a boy (Diezel) and a girl (Maya), two children from her first marriage.
She has irritable bowel syndrome, and has publicly talked about the effect it’s had on her psyche and social life.
She has dealt with pelvic floor issues related to her two pregnancies, and is never ashamed to share her story with other women.
“Being strong isn’t just about lifting big weights. I’ve gotten through tough things in my life. Being strong is a mental thing, and to me it’s about resilience.”
“My favorite podcast varies, but I like Tony Robbins and others that tend to pump me up and keep me positive.”
“The biggest piece of advice I’ve ever been given is: get over it. Also, don’t look at problems as problems, but as opportunities to grow and get better.”
It was reported that Stephanie entered a bodybuilding competition in 2013, where she placed 2nd. She competed three other times, but stopped when she found it was having negative effects on her health.
Stephanie’s most popular channel is on Instagram. She has over 3.2 million followers!
These fitness models/athletes may not be “new” as in new to the scene. Some of them have been around for years or even decades. But they may be new to you. So check them out and let me know what you think!
1) Tiffany Rodee is a mom of 3, a teacher, and she competes. I see that she won 1st place in the Class C 2019 NPC Southeast Texas Championships. Her Instagram account is https://www.instagram.com/tiffernhtown/ and she currently has 6,007 followers.
2) Dana Shemesh is an IFBB Pro. She placed 8th in the 2019 IFBB St. Louis Pro Women’s Physique category. She has been a personal trainer for over fifteen years. Her Instagram account is https://www.instagram.com/dana.shemesh.ifbb.pro/?hl=en, and she has 58k followers. She is from Israel.
3) Jessica Gubenschek is a figure competitor, online fitness coach, and fitness model. Her InstaGram is https://www.instagram.com/fit.by.jg/ and she looks to have around 17,800 followers right now. She lives in Canada, stands 5’8″ tall, and typically weighs around 175 lbs in the off-season or around 150 lbs when competing. She won 3rd place in H Class of the 2019 NPC North America Championships Figure contest.
4) Katie Cork is a crossfit athlete and as far as I can tell she does not compete in figure or fitness contests. Her InstaGram is https://www.instagram.com/katiecork/ and she is quite popular with 166k followers. She lives in the United Kingdom, and is a hairdresser for her “day job”.
5) Laura Marie Masse graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in interior architecture. She is a fitness model, and lately has began competing in the NPC bikini division. Laura is really popular on Instagram. Her account is https://www.instagram.com/lauramariemasse/, and she has 316k followers. She is getting ready to turn 32 years old. She always seems to be in tip-top shape.
It’s pretty rare that I cover a Chinese fitness model or bodybuilder. It doesn’t seem like it is a wildly popular pastime in China, and I supposed I’m just not exposed to much of the mainland China culture. But today we have an exception!
Yuan Herong works as a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. She is thirty years old, and was recently married. Although she dreamed of being a Kung Fu fighter when she was a kid, her parents, who are in the medical industry, forced her to follow medicine as a career. Darn parents!
Yuan has a tiny waist, and surprisingly broad shoulders. her quads are well-developed, and as you can see her abs are no joke.
She has competed at various times, and in fact I read some news stories that she was dieting for a bodybuilding competition when the Covid-19 virus took root in China. But I am not able to find any competition history to list for her.
Semi-Recent awards include:
2016 NPC Nationals – 3RD PLACE 2016 Elite Muscle Classic – 1ST PLACE
2014 WNBF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2ND PLACE
2014 WNBF NORTH AMERICA PRO DEBUT – 3RD PLACE
2013 MR AND MRS VIRGINIA WNBF OVERALL WINNER PRO CARD
Here are a few more random fitness babes. One of these girls may be an amateur. But she is carrying quite a bit of mass and shape to be an amateur, I’d guess she competes. The other girl has some tattoos and an impressive upper back musculature!