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...
Connect with Camile here:
Facebook: camile periat, ifbb pro
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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.
To connect with Manuella, follow her on instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/manufit4life/
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Katie Kerner; Going Pro After 13 National Shows, Food Relationship, Consistency over Perfection, Growing a Following on Instagram
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with Katie Kerner, previously known as Katie Miller, a personal trainer who specializes in 8 week online programs and who has been competing for 7 years.
Tune in to hear how Katie stuck it out for 13 national shows before earning her pro card, how she changed her relationship with food, the way she views progress in off season, how she stays only 7 pounds above stage weight using flexible dieting, and how growing her following on Instagram led to the expansion of her online business.
To Connect with Katie you can Follow her on Instagram or visit her website.
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Denby Cogert: Injuries, Raising Kids with Body Image in Mind, Is this Healthy?, Socializing, Internal Validation
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with new IFBB Pro, Denby Cogert about how she dealt with injury while on prep, her approach to raising kids while competing in a sport that involves critiquing the body and some lifestyle extremes, being in the medical field and understanding how healthy competing is, enjoying social situations, and finding internal validation.
Connect with Denby on Instagram: www.instagram.com/denbyc_ifbbpro/
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BREENA MARTINEZ: Mental Prep for Olympia, Switching Teams, Over training, Belief, Competition Life vs Healthier Life, and Tools for Recovery
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with 4x Bikini Olympian 5x IFBB champion, coach, sponsored athlete, and aspiring gym owner, Breena Martinez.
Breena opens up about her thoughts on girls switching coaches/teams, how she preps her mind for the Olympia and how it is different than other pro shows, the reason she wants to open up a boutique gym just for women, her different approach to coaching competitors vs. non-competitors, what she did after losing for a whole year, how she knew she was over training, and how recovery can make a difference in your physique on stage.
She shares many of her valuable methods, tools, and resources which can easily be applied right away so take notes!
Connect with Breena Here for all the resources mentioned and to show some love!
A note from Breena: Over the years, I've had many learning experiences when going into any Peak Week. My FeNIX Fit team has a checklist that's utilized to make sure things are not forgotten. You can text "checklist" to 64600 and receive that list for free. Laminate it and make sure not to forget anything! If anyone has questions about why something is on the list, shoot me a DM on IG @breenamartinez.
KAYLIE FOUNTAIN; Getting Sponsored, What happens after earning your Pro Card, Benefits of Working with a Coach even as a Coach, Ideal Conditioning & Mindset in Off-Season, and Enjoying the Sport Beyond the Trophies
In this insight filled episode, host Celeste Rains-Turk picks trainer, athlete, and nutritional science student, Kaylie Fountain's brain on what it was like to earn pro card/move through amateur days so quickly, becoming sponsored by well-known/loved companies, the impact of earning her pro card on her business, and the reasoning for staying conditioned even in the off season.
Tune in to hear about why Kaylie prepped herself for the start of her career in the sport, what inspired her to hand over that control to a coach, how her approach to social media changed once she got her pro card, the genuine approach she took to gain sponsorships, and her take on approaching the off-season to maximize potential within opportunities in the fitness industry.
CONNECT WITH KAYLIE HERE:
IG: kayliefountain_ifbbpro check her bio on instagram or shoot her a message to take advantage of the deals she can get you with her sponsorships!
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AMBER J CALLAHAN: IMPROVEMENT SEASON, PRESSURE, REACHING OUT TO COACH WITH STRUGGLES, ANOREXIA TO BODYBUILDING, AND PATIENCE
In this fun and energized episode, Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with Amber J Callahan, a woman who overcame anorexia, has a passion for fashion, beauty, & art with her bachelor’s degree in fashion design who has grown in the fitness industry as a professional bikini athlete who has stepped on the prestigious Arnold Stage 2x, fitness model, and EdgeSupps sponsored athlete.
Tune in to hear about why Amber is heading into an improvement season after 3 years of competition preps, how she battled anorexia and found bodybuilding, her passion for inspiring others, her take on the fitness and social media world, as well as how even as a pro she struggles with how she looks, if she will be ready, and the pressure of being a professional athlete. She shares how she found her coaches, how she reaches out for help in her journey's, and the way she handles outside critics.
Connect with Amber on Instagram here: @amberjcallahan_
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BISHOP GREEN; IIFYM APPROACH TO COMPETING, SINGLE MOM LIFE, MENTAL ILLNESS, AND HER TAKE ON THE NEGATIVE TREND OF GIRLS LEAVING THE SPORT
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk, speaks with Bishop Green, 25 year old pro, single mom, and full time personal trainer who lives in Maryland and got into bodybuilding after having her daughter. She is an advocate for speaking up about the demons she faces daily.
Tune in to this episode to hear how she channels her inner cheetah before stepping on stage, the way she preps for a show, how the manages her time as a single mom, full time trainer, and competitor, the breaking point when she realized she needed help for mental illness, and her opinion on the way women are leaving the bikini competitor lifestyle with negativity rather than gratitude.
To connect with Bishop:
Instagram and Twitter: @beegreenfit
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CHARINA BAKER; Growing up in a 3rd World Country, Being Teased, Going from Vegan to No Label, Off-Season Approach, Prioritizing her Family
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk brings on a mother of 2, coach, singer, actress, and human resources professional from the Bay Area who earned her procard at her first national show at the age of 43 in 2016, Charina Baker.
Charina discusses her childhood and adolescence, growing up in a third world country with her mother for a role model and support. Charina goes into the importance of her family time and how she fears missing out on her children's lives so she is prioritizing them over competing.
Charina talks about her approach to training and nutrition in the off season and it is contrary to what most pros do. She discusses how risilient she became to being teased, how she trains with scoliosis, the importance of connecting with judges on stage, the number on the scale meaning nothing, and how she went from being a top 10 vegan in PETA to no longer conforming to any dietary label.
You can connect with Charina on Instagram: @charinaifbbpro or Facebook: Charina Baker
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 (You know, the stuff we tend to wonder about the most). 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. There are a wide range of topics discussed including, but DEFINITELY NOT limited to; post show rebound, health complications, eating disorders, mental illnesses, winning mindset, dealing with losses, judges feedback, approaches to the stage, life outside of competing, money, relationships, philosophy, pursuing passions, and SO MUCH MORE! All show notes, links, and information can be found on www.celestial.fit/podcast Make sure to SUBSCRIBE, RATE, AND REVIEW THIS PODCAST if you LOVE it as much as we do so we can continue spreading the message to people worldwide! And be sure to follow @celestial_fit on Instagram too so you never miss an episode!
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
All show notes, links, and information can be found on THIS PAGE, JUST SEARCH THE ATHLETE YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO OR KEEP SCROLLING.
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