TARA GRIER; Becoming a Pro after 2 Amateur Shows, Genetics, Not Being on a Team, Boyfriend as a Prep Coach
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with Tara Grier, a competitor who earned her pro card after only doing two shows. She was a gymnast for years then found passion in the gym!
So she used her love for the lifestyle and became a pro bodybuilder with the help of her boyfriend as her coach.
Tara Grier now serves Orange County as a trainer and posing coach, contact her for info.
Tune in to hear all about what it was like for her to become a pro so quickly, how her genetics played a role in her ability to stay lean, what it is like to prep with her boyfriend and have him as a coach, as well as her take on joining a team. She shares what it is like being backstage with the other pros and how she felt when her friends and family became envious of her lifestyle.
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In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk talks with Anh Vu, a competitor who has been competing since 2016 who stepped on the stage 10 times with 4 of those times being a national show before earning her pro card in 2017 at USA's. She has worked in the supplement industry for 6 years and is currently working with Global Formulas while being a full time communications student.
Tune in to hear how Anh juggles her priorities and responsibilities, handles not having her family at her shows, how she landed her sponsorships, and her take on if breast implants impact a competitors success on stage. Anh also dives into how she is choosing to regain her health after competing non-stop for 2 years on her road to pro.
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You can follow her on Instagram here:@anhvfit
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BARBARA KRIS LUDWIG: Entrepreneurship, Taking 'Risks', Mindset Ritual, and the Confidence to Follow Your Dreams
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk talks all about Entrepreneurship, business building, and pursuing our passions with 24/7 Mom, Barbara Kris Ludwig, ex- aerospace engineer turned designer and CEO of Black Active Wear.
Barbara shares why she left her steady paycheck to pursue her dreams, how she approaches life without a 'Plan B' and the confidence required to go ALL in for your goals.
She discusses the time she took away from the stage and how her goals and priorities have shifted with her to now be back in prep-mode.
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HEATHER MCALLISTER: From Smoking, Eating Disorders, and Bad Habits to Professional Athlete; Her Story with Hashimoto's, Infertility, and the Come-up
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk talks to Heather Mcallister, Founder of FlavoredPBCo and nutritionist with a passion for fitness who has been diagnosed with autoimmune disorder and thyroid disease. She is a wife to a police officer and mother who has been through years of depression, anorexia, binge eating, weight gain, and even infertility. She made her health a priority, practiced her education on herself, turned her life around and even became a pro athlete.
We discuss her past with; smoking, eating disorders, and bad habits and how she turned all of this around, became obsessed with fitness, and discovered her love for bodybuilding despite her thyroid complications.
After struggling with kidney issues for years and going on antibiotics for over 1.5 years her illness began and had a lack of nutrients from poor eating habits and a damaged gut which let her to not absorb the right nutrients.
She had to undergo 2 years of fertility treatment.
She grew up as an athlete and played tennis for half of her life, got very into fitness classes and bootcamps then she prepped with a coach for her first show and realized she needed more help to take it to the next level... tune into the episode to hear the full scoop.
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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 (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.
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!