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for the love of the sport bernadette chapuseaux

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 

for the love of the sport allen sizemore

For the Love of the Sport featuring Allen Sizemore

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Today I speak with Allen Sizemore, NPC State Chairman of Tennessee, NPC and IFBB Pro judge, promoter, and head expediter. Allen talks to us about his experience and responsibilities as a State Chairman, as well as how he progressed in the sport. He loved bodybuilding so much, he volunteered at every show he wasn’t competing at. 

Whitney and Allen share what is involved with promoting a show and why they love promoting shows. We hear how anyone can get involved and why it’s important to volunteer for all competitors. 

Allen gives us a behind the scenes look at the NPC and shows. You don’t want to miss this interview!

We talk about:

-learning through volunteering

-what’s involved in promoting a show

-creating a great experience for the athletes

-why it’s important to register early

-showing your best on stage

-how and why to volunteer

TIME STAMPS

1:00 Allen’s role as State Chairman

3:18 Allen’s role as a promoter

7:38 educating the athletes

10:57 how athletes can help

13:00 individual posing routines

15:30 reading the rules

16:40 how to get involved

18:30 best piece of advice

CONNECT WITH WHITNEY

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

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

CONNECT WITH ALLEN

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

NPC Tennessee Website: https://npctn.com

NPC Tennessee IG: https://www.instagram.com/npctennessee/

For the love of the sport marilyn spatola liquid sun rayz

For the Love of the Sport featuring Marilyn Spatola

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Today I speak with Marilyn Spatola, founder and CEO of Liquid Sun Rayz, the official tanning company of the Nashville Fit Show. Marilyn talks about her start in the salon industry and spray tanning and how it lead her to bodybuilding. As she becoming more experienced spray tanning bodybuildings, she set out to create her own product that fixed all of the complaints competitors had with their current options. We hear Marilyn’s top advice for getting your best tan every time. She dispels myths that some people have about tanning that can hurt your tan.

A high quality tan is integral to good stage presence. It can actually make or break your placing. That is why Liquid Sun Rayz focuses on the athlete experience to provide the best show day experience possible.

Marilyn has done so much to change the industry. You don’t want to miss this interview!

We talk about:

-how she treated her own product

-how Liquid Sun Rayz is different

-the importance of skin prep for a good tan

-tips for proper exfoliation

-training for spray tanners

-DIY tans, should you or shouldn’t you?

-the ins and outs of scheduling

TIME STAMPS

1:00 introduction

3:02 creating her own product

7:12 skin prep advice

11:00 communication for proper training

14:20 providing a good experience

15:30 DIY tanning and backstage experience

20:27 scheduling tans

24:17 advice for new competitors 

CONNECT WITH WHITNEY

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

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

CONNECT WITH MARILYN

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

Liquid Sun Rayz: https://liquidsunrayz.com

Skin Prep Guide: https://liquidsunrayz.com/pages/preparing-for-a-spray-tan-appointment

for the love of the sport mo Newman

For the Love of the Sport featuring Mo Newman

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Today I speak with MarieAnne Newman, Vice chairperson on NPC Carolinas, IFBB Figure Pro, and IFBB/NPC judge. Mo talks about the trends she is currently seeing in the spot, both positive and negative, and what she’d like to see in the future. She talks about the importance of not tying your identity to your places but still staying competitive. 

Being involved with the sport since 1993, Mo has so much wisdom and insight to share. You don’t want to miss this interview! Check out my previous two interviews with Mo to hear all about her story!  

We talk about:

-the importance of “MindPrep”

-current trends and what should change

-appreciating the journey 

-what is normal in prep

-celebrating the wins

 

TIME STAMPS

1:00 introduction

2:30 the importance of the journey

9:20 dealing with anxiety

15:30 growth of the sport

19:03 advice for competitors 

CONNECT WITH WHITNEY

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

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

CONNECT WITH MO

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

sarah lyon for the love of the sport maximum beauty

For the Love of the Sport featuring Sarah Lyon

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Today I speak with Sarah Lyon, owner and CEO of Maximum Beauty. Sarah tells us about her transition into the sport of bodybuilding and how it changed her life. We hear what led her to start Maximum Beauty and how a last minute surprised changed her involvement with her company. She tells us how show day glam has changed since she started competing and why having a solid team doing you hard and makeup is so important.

Sarah shows us how you can have a career in bodybuilding away from the stage. You don’t want to miss this interview!

We talk about:

-careers in bodybuilding outside of the stage

-all about Maximum Beauty

-advice for first time competitors

-minimizing stress

-enjoying the process

-the importance of mindset

TIME STAMPS

1:00 introduction

1:20 Sarah’s start in bodybuilding

4:45 likes and dislikes about competing

6:23 starting Maximum Beaty

9:25 behind the scenes of Maximum Beaty

11:20 scheduling with Maximum Beauty

18:05 advice for new competitors 

CONNECT WITH WHITNEY

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

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

CONNECT WITH SARAH

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

Maximum Beaty: https://www.beautyatitsmaximum.comhttps://youtu.be/XR2tTsqqtQc

Interview with Becca Sizemore IFBB Fitness Pro and Olympian, NPC Judge and Statistician

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Join me today as I interview with Becca Sizemore, IFBB Fitness Pro and Olympian. She is also an NPC judge and statistician. Through her roll with the NPC, Becca offers a unique perspective on competitions and competitors. What an interview!

Topics we Cover:
-How She Got Her Start in Fitness
-Who Can Compete in the Fitness Division
-Her Role in the Industry Now
-How the Judging Works
-How the Scores are Calculated
-How to Progress in the Sport from first-time NPC Amateur to IFBB Pro Athlete

Interview with Marie Ann “Mo” Newman, IFBB Figure Pro, IFBB/NPC Judge, NPC Carolinas Vice Chairperson

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In my interview with Marie Ann “Mo” Newman, IFBB Figure Pro, IFBB/NPC Judge, NPC Carolinas Vice Chairperson, we cover topics so many competitors are asking about! There is so much value in this conversation!

Topics we cover in this episode:
-Your Overall Stage Look
-Keep it Simple, Don’t Overcomplicate it
-What You Have to Have
-Makeup: No Muddy Faces
-Competition Suits Talk! How It Should Fit & How You Should Wear it
-Stage Presentation Posing: What Actually Matters
-Mo’s Top Piece of Advice for Competitors

Interview with Allen Sizemore, NPC TN State Chairman & IFBB/NPC Judge & Promoter

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Join me today as I interview Allen Sizemore, NPC Tennessee State Chairman & IFBB/NPC Judge & Promoter. The insight he offers as state chairman is invaluable! If you’re a competitor or are hoping to compete, you won’t want to miss this conversation!

Topics we Cover:
-Allen’s Vision for the NPC in TN
-Carrying Yourself as a Pro
-Q&A from Competitors
-Benefit of Doing a “warm up” show for Nationals
-The Importance of Stage Presentation
-Allen’s Top Piece of Advice for Competitors
-What is an NPC card?

And So Much More!

For the Love of the Sport: Bonus Episode with Mo Newman

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Join me in this bonus episode where Mo and I talk about the “Post-Show Blues” and how to regroup and find balance when your show is over and you don’t have another one on the calendar. We talk about avoiding the term “off season” and why “improvement season” can be better for maintaining balance. Mo is a master with the power of words. You don’t want to miss her insight!

Topics we cover:

-Training Your Brain to Build Your Body
-Tips to Conditioning Your Mind
-How to Cope with Post-Show Blues
-Improvement Season & Making it the most of it

Tune in to Mo’s NEW YouTube Series “Mo Newman’s Mind Prep” on her channel Mo’s World!

Guest Interview with Shawn Hektor-Lewis IFBB Bikini Pro, Miss Atlantic Coast, Owner of Shawn’s Couture Cuties, Overall Stage Look Specialist

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Interview with Shawn Hektor-Lewis IFBB Bikini Pro, Miss Atlantic Coast, Owner of Shawn’s Couture Cuties, Overall Stage Look Specialist and so much more!

In this episode we talk about:

-How Shawn & I met… back in the early days of competing
-The Process of Designing Your Suit
-Shawn’s Process as a Suit Designer
-Suits Colors: What’s Safe & What’s Not
-Shawn’s Experience in the Sport & How it plays into how she helps competitors now
-Stage Make-Up Do’s & Don’ts
-What To Look for in a Makeup Artist
-Dealing with the Mask Situation
-Stage Hair Styles
-Do Blondes or Brunettes Win More?
-Shawn’s #1 Piece of Advice to New Competitors

Shawn hosts one main event every January called Cuties Conquering the Stage, multiple posing workshops, and is on IG LIVE EVERY week night offering tons of valuable information!

Where you can find her:
On instagram at @shawnscouture
Or on her website at suitsandposing.com

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