Fitness Interviews

8 Time Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray

How did you get started with bodybuilding? I began participating in organized sports at the age of 15. Track and Field and cheerleading in High School, Cheerleading 4 years in college and 2 years as a professional cheerleader with the USFL, Michigan Panthers. My transition into bodybuilding started as a way to stay in shape after organized sports. In addition to staying in shape, I was preparing for auditions with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Where does your motivation come from? My motivation comes from a passion for the sport. Being a career athlete equipped me with the discipline, willpower and tools necessary to compete. If you’re passionate about something, the motivation to continue regardless of the obstacles is steadfast. What workout routine has worked best for you? Exercising 5 days a week has really worked for me. I weight train each body part only once a week. Day 1, Chest, Day 2, Legs, Day 3Biceps and Calves, Day 4, Back, Day 5 Shoulders and Triceps. I do 4 exercises for large body parts and 3 exercises for small. I love doing a weight that will allow 12 to 15 repet...

IFBB Pro Men's Physique Bobby Ashhurst

Please feel free to give us some feed back and let us know your thoughts! Many more interviews to come with top pro athlete's from around the globe! Hope you enjoy the interview. :) How did you get started with fitness modeling? It was actually at the insistence of several friends to compete. After the show they started telling me I needed to start fitness modeling. One of my friends recommended a local photographer, Carlos Arias. At about the same time a fitness writer from France was in town going to the local gyms asking people who they felt he should do a feature on and apparently my name kept coming up. So we connected and a lot of the pictures from my first shoot ever wound up getting published in one of Europe’s largest fitness magazines. Where does your motivation come from? Initially my motivation came from the people who told me what I couldn’t do. I’m a little feisty by nature and was raised to believe anything is possible so whenever I heard that I felt it my responsibility to prove them wrong. As I matured that motivation changed. Now I’m fuelle...

IFBB Bikini Pro Bernadett Matassa

How did you get started with fitness training? And your journey to becoming an IFBB BIKINI PRO? As a little girl I was always very active and often got into trouble so my parents decided to keep me busy by enrolling me in kick-boxing, gymnastics and soccer classes. As a college student I became interested in power lifting and soon became The European Champion Of Power lifting in my weight class. I came to the USA to train and compete in America. My trainer (who became my Husband later) is a Top Level National Competitor. He helped me to be the best female overall lifter in 2003 and he introduced me to Fitness, Figure and Bodybuilding after I decided to stop Powerlifting. After I had my son I started to compete in Figure and Bikini Divisions in the NPC winning several overall titles, first places. My goal was always to become a professional competitor and I am very proud to represent my Country as a Hungarian IFBB PRO since 2011 September. Where does your motivation come from? I am extremely active and very energetic. My motivation is to keep up with my son, and to help encourage and motiva...

Canadian Fitness Star Aric Sudicky

How did you get started with fitness modeling? First of all, thank you for this interview. I appreciate anyone who is keen to provide educational information to help others get healthy. I started modeling during a break from playing varsity volleyball while completing my undergraduate science degree. Once published in Muscle & Fitness as a success story things steamrolled and before I knew it I was on stands in various magazines every month. Six years later I am enjoying the biggest year of my career! Where does your motivation come from? I am extremely passionate about health, wellness and sharing my knowledge with others. I truly believe that drugs are not necessary to achieve an elite physique and one of my mandates is to ensure I help others see this natural potential within their bodies. One word? NUTRITION! I have always been a competitive person and I thrive pushing myself to get better in all aspects of my career each and every day.  What workout routine has worked best for you? I have found that as a DRUG FREE athlete, the frequency of tra...

Ms Figure USA & Universe Michele Levesque-Presciano

How did you get started with fitness modeling? I started has a figure Athlete in 2005. And after a couple of shows, i got “discovered “ by some photographers that were working for fitness magazines and i had my first chance to have a spread in a mag and it all started from there ! I never thought i could model, honestly. I always hooked on working out and looking good more then anything lol. I discovered i had modelling talent i guess ! Where does your motivation come from? Working out always been part of my life since i was very young. SO my motivation is how working out makes me feel everyday of my life. I feel healthy, i feel strong, i feel unstoppable. That’s whats motivate me to get up and go for a run or at the gym. What workout routine has worked best for you? I like to try different stuff and be creative and have fun with my workouts. i actually was doing Kick Boxing before i got injured in my knee a couple of months ago. I also run everyday about 45 minutes. Then gym, i'll do a variety of squats, sumo squats, seated leg curls, w...

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