Athlete Profiles & Interviews

Get an inside look at some of the biggest athletes in the fitness industry.

All Athlete Profiles & Interviews

Akiva Stopford
Want a great physique? In this interview shredded fitness model Akiva Stopford shares his diet, training, cardio and supplementation secrets.
14.9K Reads 5 Comments
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Fitness model Shaka is a top ranked Men's Physique competitor who is motivated to help others improve their bodies, six packs and fitness lives.
20.2K Reads 1 Comment
Sherif Kamal
Fitness model Sherif Kamal incorporates boxing and the martial arts to maximize his health, and utilizes a raw, plant based nutritional approach.
12K Reads 3 Comments
Kelly Rennie
Figure competitor Kelly Rennie is also a fitness model, and has won the World Sports Model agency competition.
10.6K Reads 2 Comments
Tarah Andrews
A distance runner who became sidelined with a knee injury, Tarah soon found herself captivated by the strength and drive of fitness competitors.
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Brooke Nicole
Figure and bikini competitor talks about recovery from ACL surgery, her special bond with Jamie Eason, and how she feared "bulking up" like a bodybuilder.
20.2K Reads 2 Comments
Stephanie Woods
Stephanie is a trainer with a love of bodybuilding and lean cooking. In this interview she shares her cardio secrets and provides tips on getting ripped.
19.2K Reads 4 Comments
Chad Shaw
Inspirational natural athlete Chad Shaw talks overcame numerous major health issues and asthma. He shares his insight on training and nutrition.
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Matt Acton
A journey into Mixed Martial Arts left Matt Acton with a bruised rib and a layoff. During this period Matt turned to the iron and never looked back.
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Melih Cologlu
Trainer and NPC Physique competitor Melih Cologlu talks about his freaky effective 10 day muscle building split, and provides bulking and cutting advice.
15.8K Reads 10 Comments
Alex Carneiro
In this interview top Men's NPC Physique competitor and Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete Alex Carniero shares his secrets to building a shredded body.
104.7K Reads 6 Comments
Tanya Etessam
Tanya overcame anorexia and got into weight training and good nutrition at the age of 19. She is now a Top Secret Nutrition sponsored athlete, and an IFBB figure Pro.
41.7K Reads 7 Comments
Bree Lind
Magnum sponsored WBFF pro diva fitness model Bree Lind discusses her on and off-season eating plans, training and cardio.
13.5K Reads 1 Comment
Catherine Basile
At the age of 47, Catherine Basile has a body that every 18 year old would die for. In our interview with Catherine, she talks diet, competition and family.
7.8K Reads 2 Comments
Shawn Wolfe
Squats overrated? So says Shawn Wolfe! Learn more about Shawn's training, supplementation and love for bodybuilding in this interview.
14.2K Reads 11 Comments
Jen Mezzetti
Bullied in high school, Jen decided to change her lifestyle and prove them wrong. At age 18 she is now a top NPC bikini competitor and Total Nutrition sponsored athlete.
25.2K Reads 1 Comment
Larry Burt
Larry began competing in in 1980 and has 34 shows under his belt. And get this: he's only 46! In this interview Larry talks about his training and more.
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Samantha Baker
Ex-New England Patriots Cheerleader and current Figure champion and swimsuit model Samantha Bakers talks cardio, motivation, pet peeves and more!
13.3K Reads 1 Comment
Rasma Davis
Rasma Davis is a NASM certified trainer and a fitness model. Find out what motivates her to be the best.
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Kirk Gibson
Encouraged by his father to try CrossFit because he was overweight, NutriForce Sports sponsored athlete Kirk Gibson lost 70lbs and has placed highly in his first 2 competitions.
9.3K Reads 1 Comment
Nadine Dumas
Nadine talks about how she got into weight training and her goals for 2010. Read about her surprise transition from accountant to top fitness role model.
7.4K Reads 1 Comment
Michael Goodwin
Michael is a natural freak who is highly ranked both in bodybuilding and powerlifting. In this interview he outlines his 5 day split for both muscle and strength building.
13K Reads 1 Comment
Craig Capurso
Team Cellucor member and IFBB pro Men's Physique competitor Craig Capurso is an ex-football player and boxer who utilizes the intense HVT system to push his body to the limits.
13.1K Reads 0 Comments
Delbert Hickman
Contest promoter, writer, and a highly experienced natural bodybuilder. Learn how Delbert trains and diets, and find out what's up for him next in life.
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Josephine Dalton
Figure model and bikini champion Josephine Dalton has taken home 5 first place finishes in the past several years. She knows her training!
16.2K Reads 1 Comment
Bry Jensen
Bry Jensen didn't let a lung condition stop her, nor her skinny-fat body type! Find out how she made amazing changes to her body in only 2 years.
27.8K Reads 7 Comments
Olly Foster
Olly Foster is a top personal trainer in the UK and a fitness model who has landed 6 magazine covers. Find out how he stays in shape all year round.
25.1K Reads 0 Comments
Mary Bell
Pro figure competitor who is also an acclaimed competition coach. Mary was recently featured on E! True Hollywood Stories, Female Bodybuilders.
10.3K Reads 3 Comments
Rick Ryan
Bodybuilder Rick Ryan is proof that you can have an amazing physique well into your 50's. Lean how Rick approaches training, nutrition and cardio.
11.2K Reads 1 Comment
Anthony Catanzaro
It's the new year, and you have a laundry list of goals. In this conversation, trainer Anthony Catanzaro provides guidance on how to achieve your goals.
8.6K Reads 4 Comments
Matthijs Klein
Teen bodybuilder Matthijs Klein is already a beast! In this interview he details the training and eating plan that helped him to maximize his progress.
9.8K Reads 2 Comments
Karma Schopp
Karma Schopp, who calls herself a tomboy princess, is a pro figure competitor, a freelance writer, and a successful personal trainer.
6.5K Reads 0 Comments
Joe Ohrablo
Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo talks about his comeback to the stage following a devastating injury to both quads in December of 2008.
4.6K Reads 1 Comment
Holly Bricken
Holly is a competitive half marathon runner and NPC bikini competitor as well as an Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete.
33.5K Reads 3 Comments
Stu Yellin
Stu Yellin talks about training nuts and bolts, how he got involved with bodybuilding, and the factors that lead to a successful physique.
9.5K Reads 4 Comments
Erick Ruiz Salgado
Physique competitor and model shares his training, diet and cardio secrets, and talks about his passion for helping you achieve your dream six pack.
14.6K Reads 4 Comments
Ken Arsenault
Bodybuilder and OCB/IFPA contest promoter talks drug testing, and gives us a behind the scenes look at running a natural bodybuilding event.
6.5K Reads 1 Comment
Jerry Marsala
A behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a contest. Also, learn why it is important to ignore the steroid side of the sport, and support natural contests.
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David Ashton
A 2 time bodybuilding champion with a passion for lifestyle. In this interview he details his training approach which features a monster arm day!
20.7K Reads 5 Comments
Eric Broser
In this interview, Eric Broser tells us how the PRRS training system was born, discusses beginner training, and lays out an AAEFX supplement plan.
11K Reads 4 Comments
Chris Villa
Personal trainer and top NPC physique competitor Chris Villa wants to inspire you to get healthy and fit. Learn more about his approach to lifting and fitness in this interview.
19.2K Reads 1 Comment
Errol Hannigan
Errol is living proof that it's never too late. After a battle with a leg infection, and the loss of his leg, Errol ascended from the ashes like a phoenix.
23.2K Reads 9 Comments
Maik Wiedenbach
Maik is a former Olympic level swimmer who transitioned to bodybuilding. Learn about his hardcore, basic training style and his unique "culking" diet.
23.1K Reads 0 Comments
John Lee
John Lee is a NPC Physique competitor and Athletic Edge Nutrition sponsored athlete who transitioned from the martial arts into weight training.
27.9K Reads 1 Comment
RJ Perkins
Dedicated himself to bodybuilding in 2008. Two years later he is a Scivation sponsored athlete, and has his sights set on an IFPA pro card.
5.9K Reads 0 Comments
Amber Hayes
Amber Hayes decided to get in shape for her wedding. 6 years later she is bikini competitor and powerlifter who is looking to break into fitness modeling.
26.1K Reads 3 Comments
Rany Hok
After the birth of her son, Rany had something to prove. She wanted her healthy and physique back. Rany set a goal and turned her life around.
5.5K Reads 2 Comments
Kizzito Ejam
Kizzito Ejam took the discipline he learned from the martial arts and applied it to bodybuilding. He is now a top fitness model with an incredible physique.
20K Reads 0 Comments
Tony Gilgamesh
Tony Gilgamesh, also known as Body By Gamma, is an amazingly strong and determined young natural powerlifter and strongman.
9K Reads 2 Comments
Amer The Hammer Kamra
In 2011 Amer Kamra became the youngest pro fitness model in the history of the sport. Find out how this WBFF Pro trains and stays motivated.
21.9K Reads 1 Comment

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