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May 2022

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For the Love of the Sport featuring Bernadette Galvan

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Today I speak with IFBB Figure Pro Bernadette Galvan. She is the Vice Chair for NPC Texas and a promoter Galvanized Texas. After she graduated from nursing school, she started working in a fitness center which lead to her introduction to bodybuilding. She earned her Pro card in 2005 and competed at the Olympia in 2007 and 2008. Bernadette talks about how she has changed her mindset through competing and how that has carried over to the rest of her life.

Bernadette gives her advice as a judge for competitors when making their individual routines. She shares common mistakes she sees and what competitors need to focus on. You don’t want to miss this interview!

We talk about:

-volunteering at bodybuilding shows

-early days of Figure

-importance of presentation

-advice for amateurs in the individual routines

-hiding your flaws and showing your strong points

-taking advantage of opportunities

-bring a gym owner and having a clothing line 

-believing  in yourself

TIME STAMPS

1:00 introduction

1:38 getting started in bodybuilding

7:15 early days of Figure

8:40 importance of presentation

12:48 individual routines from a judge’s perspective

19:08 life as a business owner

23:15 feeling ready to compete

 

CONNECT WITH WHITNEY

IG: https://www.instagram.com/whitneywiserfit/

BUSINESS IG: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillefitshow/

CONNECT WITH BERNADETTE

IG: https://www.instagram.com/rockfit/

bGalvanized: https://www.bgalvanized.com 

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For the Love of the Sport featuring Alyssa Flores

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Today I speak with Alyssa Flores, founder and head coach of Dumbbells and Doughnuts, which is a coaching community. Alyssa speaks about her introduction to distorted eating habits and how that eventually lead her to the fitness community. Alyssa overcame extreme food restriction to find a healthier love of her body. She started the coaching community in early 2020 because she saw the need to connect coaches who truly care to empathize with every step of their clients’ journeys. She now leads a 13-coach team that coaches both men and women. 

Alyssa talks about how she balances her life with fitness and coaching. You don’t want to miss this interview!

We talk about:

-Alyssa’s fitness journey

-struggles with restriction and disordered eating

-the beginnings of Dumbbells N Doughnuts

-being empathetic as a coach

-potentially competing in the future

-fertility struggles

TIME STAMPS

1:00 introduction

6:30 starting a coaching community

10:27 approaches to coaching

12:59 lifestyle and competitor clients

14:55 goals and plans

19:40 advice for new competitors

CONNECT WITH WHITNEY

IG: https://www.instagram.com/whitneywiserfit/

BUSINESS IG: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillefitshow/

CONNECT WITH ALYSSA

IG: https://www.instagram.com/dumbbells_n_doughnuts/

Dumbbells N Doughnuts: https://www.dumbbellsndoughnuts.com