JACKY GOMEZ; Getting her Pro Card After Negative Feedback, Overhauling Nutrition and Training Style, Sponsorships, Advice that She Will Never Forget, and Gaining Back Motivation
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with Jacky Gomez, a Spanish athlete who was born and raised in New York, has been married to her highschool sweetheart for 9 years and aside from being a sponsored athlete and bikini pro she is also a teacher at a Montessori school.
Jacky shares some of the struggles she faced after being in a caloric deficit and doing tons of cardio for so long. She talks about how she switched up her nutrition and training and took the leap of faith which ended up paying off big time. By bringing back the motivation she lost after getting sick after competing a lot in a short period of time, she was facing depression, anxiety, and her body shut down. She couldn't even train because she was so exhausted and out of it, everything was off.
She recalls moments as an amateur that helped her in her years competing and what Nicole Wilkins said to her on stage that provided her new perspective, what she did to overcome some negative judges feedback before stepping on stage to earn her pro card, and the way that sponsorships offload a lot of the expenses competing brings.
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STEPHANIE SEQUIERA; Weight Acceptance, Paying your Dues, Top 10 to Dead Last, Freedom in Letting Go, and Making Biz Happen
In the first episode of 2019, Celeste talks to Stephanie Sequiera, a competitor who started her journey on stage in 2015 and got her pro card in 2016! She has a background in nutrition, psychology, and personal training she helps competitors and non-competitors achieve a heightened level of health and fitness.
During the episode Steph shares how coining herself as the ab chick has put some pressure on herself to live up to the name, how she gets her head out of the numbers game and shifted from being so concerned about the number on the scale to the way she feels more than anything.
She talks about how she encourages her own clients to accept weight for what it is and deal with the unexpected challenges of life, like when she got into a car accident and couldn't train upperbody and gained weight because of it.
Stephanie opens up about some of her life struggles and how she made things happen with her online fitness coaching business to be able to support herself and her boyfriend. Steph and I get into the controversies of the body positive movement and how to improve your mindset for success. Stephanie discusses how her career in the IFBB has been one of many losses, despite her success in the NPC early on; placing top 10 to dead last. She even shares what her mindset it like to keep her feeling on point and staying accountable.
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STEFANIE ANTORCHA; Common Misconceptions about Competing, Are you Ready to Prep?, Major Life Flops, Letting go of the 'Good vs. Bad' Mentality, Risking Your Life for the Stage
Host, Celeste Rains-Turk wraps up 2018 with a fun-laughter filled energetic interview with Stefanie Antorcha, Founder of BamBody Nutrition, who has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years, is a nutritionist, personal trainer, wife and parent.
Stefanie openly discusses some of the hardest times in her life including anorexia, debt, and not being able to pay her rent. She discusses how the tough times taught her she can overcome anything. Stefanie talks about how she launched into her booming business, what she does everyday no matter what, and her opinions on the common misconceptions of competing. She even shares her top 2 ways of knowing if she is having a healthy prep
She shares her viewpoint on things like waist trainers, risking your life for the trophy, facing the shit you have been avoiding through competing, letting go of the good vs bad food mentality and how the mindset of 'I have to' works negatively against the body.
There was so much value, fun, and golden nuggets in this episode! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
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ASHLYN BROWN; Getting Capped Shoulders, Coming Back from a Nasty Rebound, Developing a Love for the Sport, How Small Tweaks can Make all the Difference, and Staying Consistent
In this episode, host Celeste Rains-Turk, has an awesome conversation with Ashlyn Brown, a 26 year old bikini pro who is an online coach for lifestyle clients and competitors, shes a momma to two puppies with her husband and love of her life Curtis brown, she is a sponsored athlete and lover of all things food and travel!
Tune in to this episode as Ashlyn shares how to avoid denting your mental health by risking your physical health, how she overcame a rebound where she gained 14 pounds in 5 days, what her approach is to getting back on the grind if you fall out of it, and what she uses to build her capped shoulders and balanced physique!
Ashlyn shares how she felt after getting her feedback from Sandy after earning her pro card and how she eats before stage that could be the only change she needs to make, how even the weather can impact your results, she talks about what she does the day of the show and how/why she water loads before stage. She reflects on a time in her life where she wasn't seeing the results she wanted and how she finally got to the point of knowing what she needed!
One thing Ashlyn shares is how important it is to have a positive mindset, love prep for the long term (the good, bad, and the ugly), how she destresses, what she thinks is the key to getting more results, and how she recommends seeing food as just food.
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LAUREN DANNENMILLER: Mini Cuts, Diet Breaks, Will Judges Forget You?, Long Off Seasons and Preps, De-stressing at a Show
In this episode, host Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with Team Cosmic Bodies Coach, 2017 NPC Nationals Overall Champ, and posing coach Lauren Dannenmiller.
Lauren goes into full depth and detail about why she takes year long off seasons, 20+ week preps, and implements mini cuts and diet breaks along the way. She shares her exact strategies for doing this along with when you know it is the right time to implement it.
She describes her decision to leave her coach and have her boyfriend and co-coach at Team Cosmic Bodies lead her to her Pro Debut. She even expresses some of the things that make her cringe about other coaches and what you need to know before hiring a coach!
Lauren tells us an awesome story about how the head IFBB judge remembered her and her whole story despite Lauren taking a year off to build.
This is NOT an episode you want to miss (most aren't though am I right?!)
I am really blown away by how much Lauren shared.
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KERRYNE HENICH; Intuitive Eating on Prep, Ending Toxic Relationships, Qualifying for the Olympia with 10+ Shows
In this episode, host Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with Kerryne Henich who has been competing for 10 years, was Utah’s very first bikini competitor to qualify for the Olympia, and just competed at the Olympia at age 39!
She has recently married the love of her life after being in an abusive and toxic relationship for 16 years and she and her new husband have brought their families together and have 5 kids.
Kerryne gives us some insight on how she made such an incredible glute and hamstring transformation sharing her BEST kept secret, how she eats intuitively and always has on prep even when given a meal plan, making life work with so many kids, and celebrating her best package even if it is not rewarded by the judges.
Kerryne is a shining example of someone who honored herself through toxic relationships with herself, food, and an ex husband. She finally put an end to her suffering, stood up for herself, and is now living her life and doing what she loves.
She even lost track of how many shows it took her to compete in before qualifying for the Olympia! But, along the way her husband and kids stood with her! Her husband even lost over 50 pounds to step on stage with her and experience what she goes through!
You won't want to miss this one.
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TIFFANY JENSEN: Accepting What Is, Making Every Rep Count, Handling Judges Feedback, Prioritization and Organization, and Pursuing your Life Goals
In this episode, host Celeste Rains-Turk, speaks with Tiffany Jensen, a full time HR manager, writer for Forbes.com, co-owner of Elite aesthetics gym with her hubby and the momma to 7 doggies.
Tiffany gives us the low down on how she stays so organized and on task when accomplishing her day to day tasks, career goals, and client demands.
She explains her process for choosing what shows to do, handling judges feedback, and making every rep count in the gym. Sharing some of her best tips, tricks, and hacks for giving her workouts, life, relationship, preps, and off season her absolute all.
Aside from her incredible experience, she also has a Bachelor's in Kinesiology, Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Business and Human Resource Management so grab a pen because you will hear a lot of amazing golden nuggets throughout this episode!
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DES SCOGGINS: Losing Your Period, Birth Control, Is the Pro Card all Hype?, Accepting Weight Gain, Discussing Faith, Struggles as Strengths, and 'Not Being Another Swipe Video'
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk, dives right into some pretty personal and vulnerable topics with Des Scoggins, a Dog mom of 2, DBFT Fit Guide creator, Bodybuilding.com and Bite Meals athlete, New IFBB Bikini Pro, college volleyball player, believer in all things Jesus, and professional hype woman of others.
Tune in to hear about Des's experience with amenorrhea (loss of period), what she learned about birth control after that experience, getting comfortable with weight gain, her opinion on the ol 'stay 5-10 pounds above stage weight' saying, and the hype around the coveted pro card.
We also discuss, the 'influencer' image, using struggles as strengths, being open about religion online, growing a loyal base of followers, and eating a slice of humble pie after the Olympia expo.
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CAMILE PERIAT: Persistence in an Age of Instant Gratification, What is a Successful Prep?, Importance of the Off Season, Defining 'Balance', Bringing Healthy Back, 1st Place vs. 10th
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk, has an EPIC discussion with this absolute boss of a woman, owner of Team Pulse, Santa Cruz Sports Nutrition and Santa Cruz power fitness, a dental hygienist, a mother, andddddd a top 10 competitor at both the Olympia and the Arnold Classic. She just competed at the Olympia and Legion Sports Festival which qualified her for the Arnold, Camile Periat!
Tune in to hear all about Camile's approach to mindset work in all seasons for success, bringing healthy back after a season of shows, truly embracing the off-season and not rushing back to the stage, creating balance on and off prep, having persistence in an age of instant gratification, dealing with body functions and changes after a show, getting to know your body, identifying negative triggers, developing dense muscle mass, remaining patient, using comparison as a tool for growth not a detriment, and staying the course of your own unique journey!
So many golden nuggets in this episode and I know we touched on things I cannot even begin to summarize in words here...
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Manuella Kelbaugh; Making Yourself a Priority as a Parent, Fitness for her Struggles Postpartum, Limiting Guilt, Supportive Spouse/Boyfriend, & Prioritizing Goals
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with, Manuella Kelbaugh, a Brazilian and American fit mom. Looking to inspire and help women reach their fitness and health goals.
Tune in to hear how Manuella went pro at her second competition by enjoying the process more, learn about how she struggled after having her daughter, what she does everyday to make herself a priority as a parent (especially when prepping), how she manages guilt, and why she thinks having a supportive husband or boyfriend is so important.
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Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast
The Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast is the only place where IFBB Bikini Pros share their struggles, strategies, stories, insights, and advice in a real, raw, and vulnerable setting. Host, Celeste Rains-Turk, dives into the parts of these professionals' lives that aren't always openly discussed in the public eye or on social media
CONFESSIONS OF A BIKINI PRO PODCAST
The Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast is the only place where IFBB Bikini Pros share their struggles, strategies, stories, insights, and advice in a real, raw, and vulnerable setting.
The goal of this podcast is to educate, inspire, and remind other competitors, athletes, or the average gym goer that even the most elite professionals face hardships, health problems, mental obstacles, and other adversities. A
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