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Sponsored Athletes

 

Center Stage Posing Suits is honored to have a team of awesome sponsored athletes.  These individuals are passionate about health & fitness and are a positive representation of the sport and our brand.

 

Jehina Malik, IFBB Women's Physique Pro (2017/2016/2015/2014 sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Jehina Malik and I am a personal trainer, group exercise instructor originally from Queens, NY. Now currently living in Brooklyn, NY. I am the only known bodybuilder and physique competitor that has been vegan since birth. This is a great accomplishment, as I grew up skinny and small with many against me to enter this field. Fitness is my life and my passion and my love for bodybuilding only continues to grow as I place in many competitions. My first show, I won the teenage division in 1999 when I started competing and it has only continued with many more wins and my most recent win at the 2013 a Eastern USA placing 1st in both the light weight body building division and first and overall in the women's physique category. Then in 2014, I competed in my first national show and earned my IFBB Pro card!

My next goal is to step on that pro stage next year with an even better package, breaking another stereotype by being the first vegan since birth on a pro stage!!

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Laurelle Martineau, IFBB Figure Pro (2017/2016/2015/2014 sponsorship)

Bio: Laurelle Martineau (aka Elleboogiee) is a proud native of the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago currently residing in Maryland USA. Her desire to lose a few pounds brought her to the competition stage in 2011 where she immediately fell in love with the sport of body building. Since her figure debut in 2011 she has since earned both her IFPA and IFBB Pro Card. Laurelle’s passion to beat her personal best fuels her drive to be the best. Be sure to follow her journey as she vies for the 2016 Olympic stage. Working with the best in the industry Coach @TheHardbodyTeam (IG) and Personal Trainer @Rock_Built_Fitness (IG) she is sure to set a blazing trail to the top.

Be sure to follow her journey on SnapChat | Instagram | Periscope | Twitter: @Elleboogiee

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurelleMartineau

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Christine Keefer, IFPA/NGA Figure Pro (2017/2016/2015/2014/2013 sponsorship)

Bio: Christine Keefer is an award winning Pro Figure competitor, Personal Trainer and Posing Coach.  Christine is trained in all aspects of personal training which encompasses individualized training programs, bootcamps and assisting her clients in reaching their full potential and empowering them with positive changes both in and out of the gym.  On top of competing and training she is a full time mother of a beautiful 7 year old daughter named, Amanda.

Christine’s goals are inspiring others both in and out of the gym to lead healthier lifestyles and to be a positive role model for people of all ages and stages. You can follow her for inspiration and motivation on Instagram @chris_keefer and Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChristineKeefer.

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Mandy Kortkamp, Natural Figure Competitor (2017/2016/2015 sponsorship)

Bio: My motivation comes from being a mother of two and trying to be an example for others especially women, when they
feel like they can’t push themselves or that it’s too hard. So many moms put themselves 5th on the list of taking care
of themselves and they let themselves go and get depressed. They also have low energy and this directly affects
them and their mood but indirectly affects their entire family. If they were to take care of themselves first, this would
help them feel more confident and happier and would also have a more positive effect on those around them.

“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm

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Traci S. Rugged, Figure Competitor (2017/2016 sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Traci S. Rugged and I go by Traci S. I'm a mother as well as a competitive athlete for 18 years now. I'm ready and excited to take the stage as a Figure competitor this year so this is prep season for me. I currently reside in San Diego, CA and work as a Health Care Facilitator. I'm in the process of finishing up school studying in psychology next year. I'm the owner of RUGGED apparel est 2010 and I personal train as well. Find me on IG @tracisa or FB Traci S. Rugged

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Chara Dixon, NPC Figure Competitor (2017/2016 Sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Chara Dixon and I am 25 years old. I have always been an athlete and a competitor at heart. I grew up playing baseball, I was a competitive cheerleader, and I also did a year of track and gymnastics. My true love was baseball, but I eventually transitioned into fastpitch softball where I continued my love for the game throughout my collegiate years. I graduated Cum Laude with my Biology degree, and after college I felt lost without the competition, which is what drove me to weightlifting and eventually competing. I first stepped on stage in 2014 and I immediately fell in love.
 
I am currently working on my second Bachelor’s degree at Penn State’s Accelerated Nursing Program for my RN. I started this program in August, 2015 and I stepped on stage in November where I took 2nd in my open class at the Jay Cutler Classic in Baltimore. I took the last few months off from competing to focus my energy on my nursing program, but I am ready to come back and hit the stage! I graduate this upcoming December, so I will be prepping and competing while I am in my senior capstone. After graduation, I plan on taking the time to get my personal training certification and continue transforming my body through competing while I start my career working as an RN.
 
Instagram: @fitbabybeast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chara-Dixon-922104344506027/

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Sara Willis, NPC Figure competitor (2017/2016/2015/2014 sponsorship)

Bio: I am a wife, mother, personal trainer and NPC figure competitor. I started competing in 2010 and have competed in seven figure shows. I have won my height class in five of them, also winning the overall award for figure in the last two (2014 Ohio State and Ohio Open Championships). I have a passion for health and fitness and love helping others reach their goals. I am also an ambassador and sponsored athlete with 1st Step Pro Wellness and an affiliate with Cellucor. I currently live in my home state of Kentucky with my husband and three children (14 year old step son, 6 year old daughter, and 2 year old son). You can find me on Facebook (NPC Figure Competitor Sara Willis) or on Twitter & Instagram (@SaraW8701). 

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Ariel King, DFAC & NGA Bikini Pro (2017/2016/2015 Sponsorship) 

 

Bio: Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Ariel has always had a passion for fitness. She has won two natural pro cards (DFAC and NGA) and has also won the title of overall bikini twice. Aside from being a fitness competitor, Ariel is also a student at UCF. Currently, she trains at On The Move Fitness with her coaches Rick Pierre, Jim Yeagle, and Liz Stanton. Ariel hopes to inspire others through her fitness journey and is always more than happy to offer advice on how to stay motivated. She strongly believes in being grateful for every opportunity given and to always stay humble.  Instagram fit_mermaidxo

 

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Mitzzy Davila, IFPA Figure Pro (2016/2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: As a 36 year old Single Mom of Two (2) wonderful kids, I never thought of ME.  It was all about my KIDS.

Until, I decided to do something for myself and my family.  BE Healthy.  I wanted to transform my body, my habits.  I wanted to be able to LIVE Longer. 

I started my Journey in Fitness in 2013.  I simply wanted to prepare for a Fitness Show.  Well I sure did.  I competed in my 1st Competition May 2013, OCB Natural show – Placed 4th in Bikini Novice and Open.  Six (6) weeks later 2nd Competition July 2013, NPC Metropolitan – Placed 4th, again Bikini Open and  1st Bikini Masters.  I dieted for 6 months.  Needless to say, I rebounded from that Prep due to Restriction, countless hours of Cardio, depletion and simply not understanding, knowing about reverse Dieting . Was a Trophy worth all of the above?  I was DETERMINED to do what I enjoyed, Train and be a Competitor, in a Different way. 

Until, I came across Flexible Dieting, counting Macros correctly.  Having a healthy balance.  Started Reverse Dieting Feb. 2014, bounced back, started losing Body Fat while increasing my Calorie intake. 

I Competed Figure Division in Nov. 2014 in OCB Florida West Coast Classic, Placing 1st in Figure Novice and 3rd Figure Open, qualifying me for Nationals, IFPA Pro Card.  I Properly, Dieted down, slowly for                  16 weeks and Reversed Dieted up for about the same length of time.  I put on Less Body Fat this time around.  I was able to gain 10 pounds and gain muscle in a calorie surplus. 

Currently, Ive been incorporated Powerlifting to my Training.   Competed in my 1st Powerlifting Meet 

July 25th 2015, setting a Deadlifting PR of 245#.

Looking forward to a bright future in Fitness: Inspiring, Teaching and Growing.  Understanding that Transformation does not happen overnight, it takes time, patience and lots of dedication.  While, not exiling yourself from normality and excluding  your loved ones.  Success takes time and I will NEVER give up.  Thank you Lord ~  IG: Mrs_getfit  FB: Mitzzy Davila

 

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Susan Robarts, IFPA/ANBF Bikini Pro (2016 Sponsorship)

 Bio:  Susan is 32 year old IFPA Bikini Pro Athlete.  She competed for the first time with the OCB in 2008 as an amateur figure competitor.  She won the tall novice class at the OCB Steel City Championships, and then took a few years off to focus on her career and family.  Susan lives in Indialantic, FL with her husband, Tim.  She works full time for Medtronic as a Senior Hernia Sales Specialist.  Her days in the operating room start early, but she loves it! 

 Susan competed five times in 2015.  She placed 4th in the Open Bikini Class at the OCB Spirit of America in Mashpee, MA in April 2015, 3rd in the Open Bikini Class at the OCB Orlando Championships in Orlando, FL in April 2015, 1st in the Open Bikini Class at the OCB Central Florida Championships in Orlando, FL in October 2015, 1st in Open Bikini Class D  and earned her PRO Card at the Sword and Shield National Championships in Washington, DC in October 2015, and 1st in Masters 30+ Bikini, 1st in Novice Bikini, and 1st in Open Bikini Class C at the NPC Champions Cup in Orlando, FL in October 2015.

 Susan is in the process of setting her goals for the 2016 stage now.  She wants to have her PRO Debut here in Orlando the summer of 2016.  From there, the sky is the limit! 

 

Susan has also been working on her fitness industry credentials.  She not only has her Bachelors Degree from Virginia Tech in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Science, but she is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Certified Level One Coach with Precision Nutrition (soon to be Level Two as well), a Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist with Get Fit For Birth, a Certified Aerobics Instructor with the American Council on Exercise, a Certified Hand and Foot Instructor with the MELT METHOD, and a Certified Advanced Full Body Instructor with the MELT METHOD. 

 

Her motivation comes from this verse: “No discipline is enjoyable while its happening—it is painful!  But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.”  Hebrews 12:11

 

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Monika Robinson, IFPA Physique Pro (2016 Sponsorship)
Bio: My name is Monika Robinson, and I am 34 year old prior Marine SSgt. All my life I participated in sports but it wasn’t until after I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2013 that I decided to go the route of lifting. I hung up my running shoes and started to focus on lifting and building muscle. In 2014, after opening my boot camp, I was approached by competitors asking me if I competed and stated that I should really consider it.  After a year of thinking about it and trying to get over my fear of the stage, I decided that I should do it but only in the natural sector. I found my coach (Qawana Crockett) and became part of TeamForeverFit in 2015. I competed in my first show M.A.S.S. weekend and MPF in April 2016. I won my pro card and realized where my passion was. I love competing, being on stage and meeting fellow competitors and I can’t wait to see what this journey has in store for me.
FB page – Monika Robinson
Follow me on  Instagram - @Fitbody_Nika
Check out my website- www.gainesvillefitbodybootcamp.com

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Marlissa Jordan, IFBB Figure Pro (2016 Sponsorship)

Bio: I am an IFBB Figure Pro.  I began competing in the NPC June of 2013 and earned my IFBB Pro status November 2014.  My passion for fitness started well before I ever imagined stepping on stage to compete. I've always been what some would consider a "gym rat". My introduction to fitness been in high school where I took weight training for gym. I immediately fell in love with lifting weights and body sculpting. However it was just a hobby until I met another Figure Pro athlete (Elizabeth Maurice) at my local gym. After one conversation with Liz, I knew that I would compete and become a professional competitor. Since meeting Liz, I've entered 8 competition as an amateur and 2 competitions as a professional. This year my goal is to make it to the Olympia Stage and compete amongst some of the best competitors in the industry. Along with the knowledge of my coach, Johnny Casalena, and the support of my amazing family/friends I believe that this goal will be achieved.  
 
Professionally I am a full time corporate tax auditor and a freelance personal trainer.
 
Social media:
Instagram:  barbell_bunny_
Facebook:  Marlissa Jordan
Twitter:  BarbellBunny

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Kali Crocker, Figure Competitor (2016 Sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Kali Crocker and I'm 26 years old. I started competing in figure last year and have since been in several OCB shows, placing top 5 in all of them. I am am excited to start working on my first NPC prep. I haven't always been this way. A few years ago I lost a life changing 60+ lbs! Never athletic a day in my life, I walked into a gym armed with determination and Google. Now my strongest tool besides will power is my coach Bonnie Switzer IFBB Pro. I'm excited to see what's to come for me because this is just the beginning! Follow my journey in weight loss, weightlifting, competing and more on Instagram: @kcrocker89

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Jeannette McCoy, WBFF Diva Fitness Pro (2016 Sponsorship)

Bio: Athlete
15yr Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant
Former QB & ML Lingerie Football League


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FB Fan Page Jeannette McCoy WBFF Pro
FB Fan Page Jeannette McCoy Orlando Fantasy
IG JeannetteMcCoyWBFFPRO
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Twitter Jeannette McCoy

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Chiquita Nicole, NPC Bikini Competitor (2016 Sponsorship)

Born and raised in Orlando, FL with a strict Christian background and strong faith even today. I am in the Air National Guard and have been in the military for 8 ½ years now (starting out in the Air Force Reserves). I have 2 handsome sons, Isaiah (12) and Isaac (Zac-6). I’m a pretty reserved person so bodybuilding was a HUGE step out of the box for me, especially with my Christian background. I have always had a passion for fitness and in grade school I played several sports, to include volleyball, basketball and track & field. My alter ego and future brand is SASSYFIT and I came by that name because, though I am quiet and reserved, when it comes to performing and being on stage, my SASSY personality comes out. I am a LOVER of music and dance, which gets that sassy side to come out even more.

What got me into bodybuilding was by being approached about it. I was asked by one of my military colleagues if I had ever thought of competing in the NPC and was told that I would do well. I knew nothing about the NPC, so I researched it and came to love what I learned. I love a challenge so I decided to pursue it; never knowing that I would be as successful as I have been.

What I value MOST in life, aside from my walk with God, is my IMAGE. I feel the need for education and PURPOSE in life as well as MOTIVATION, AMBITION and DRIVE. I desire a STRONG support system; one who is there for me when I need it. I am faithful that I will come out on top because of God’s blessing and guidance, which gives me the strength and the ability to persevere and strive for the BEST that life has to offer me!

IG: @sassyfit_ness; Facebook: Chiquita Nicole; Facebook Fitness Page: Sassyfitness

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Crystal Perry, NGA Bikini Pro (2016 Sponsorship)

‪Bio: I'm a 32 year old Virginia native currently living in Atlanta, Ga. I studied Psychology at Norfolk State University, am licensed in real estate, certified in Personal Training and Sports Nutrition. My hobbies include going to the movies, traveling, zip lining, and working out. 

‪In Nov 2014, a friend convinced me to compete in an SNBF show where I took 1st place in my height class and 2nd overall. Ever since then I've been in love with the sport! This is my 2nd year as a Bikini class fitness competitor. So far I've competed in 5 competitions and have placed in all of them. I won my NGA Pro card at my 4th competition and made my Pro debut at an SNBF show Nov 2015 where I took 5th place. I am more than thankful for the amount of determination and passion that God has given me and am thankful for my family, friends, coach/trainer Kevin Wilson, and my “Team Inkredibles” teammates. 

Currently, I'm working on the final stages of my meal prep business, CP Meal Prep. I love nutrition and I love to cook, so I'm excited to be providing healthy meals to people who don't have the time to make them themselves. I really just want to do my part in helping those that I can.

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Candice Scott, IFPA Pro and 2014 DFAC World's Female Bodybuilding Champion (2015/2014 sponsorship)

Bio: I am originally from the Bronx, NY.  In 2010 I decided to check entering a bodybuilding competition off of my bucketlist.    I started training in August 2010 for my first show in October 2010.  I was determined to do the female Bodybuilding division, but my coach said I wouldn’t have the legs for female bodybuilding and that I should focus on figure. I didn’t know any better so I agreed to do figure.  First show was the OCB Yorton Amateur show.  I placed third in my class.  I was proud that I placed in my first show but I knew I was better than this.  So I did another figure show, came in third again.  At that moment I knew I had to try bodybuilding.  So I found a new coach and started training for my first Bodybuilding show.  In my first show I came in first place.  And I haven’t looked back since.  Since that time I have been very successfully I have won the following shows:

DFAC Worlds (Nationals) Overall Winner Oct 2014 - National Champion

IFPA Yorton Cup (Nationals) 3rd place Oct 2014

IFPA Yorton Cup (Nationals) Amherst, MA Overall Winner Oct 2013- National Champion

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Charina Fargeson, IFPA/ANBF Figure Pro, WNBF/PNBA/DFAC Physique Pro (2015 sponsorship) 

Bio: Charina Fargesen is a 42 year old fitness competitor and a mother of 3 very supportive kids! Charina has been competing since April 2011 and has accumulated quite a collection of pro cards. This missy is a PNBA Pro Physique, DFAC Pro Physique, IFPA Pro Figure, ANBA Pro Physique, WNBF Pro Physique. It's no secret that Charina loves this sport, the stage, and loves to motivate everyone around her. She proved her passion this year by entering four Championships in 2014: Placing 1st...Pro Figure short division at the IFPA Pro Yorton Cup World Championships; Placing 1st...Pro Physique at the DFAC World Championship in Miami; Placing 2nd...Pro Physique at the PNBA Natural Olympia in San Diego; Placing 1st...Pro Physique at the WNBF Pro World Championship in Boston.Charina will begin 2015 by promoting INBA/PNBA Pro/Am  CKT Eastern USA Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship in Atlantic City NJ.  Follow her on Instagram @charinachka

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Melissa Johnson, IFPA/PNBA Figure Pro; DFAC/IFPA Physique Pro (2015 sponsorship)

Bio: I am an all natural IFPA & PNBA Figure Pro and DFAC & IFPA Physique Pro who owns her own Prep and Nutrition company called Custom Fitness by MJ based out of St. Louis, MO.  Fitness is my passion and I used it to overcome a severe eating disorder in college.  I turned a negative obsession with food into something positive by taking my discipline and dedication to the next level.  I have been competing since 1999 and started out in bodybuilding.  Then switched over to figure in 2009 and most recently found my niche in Women’s Physique.  I am a single mother to a 4 year old little boy and have truly found a healthy balance in my life between family, fitness and my career.  I love competing and I take great pride in transforming my physique from show to show and year to year.  I also find great joy in helping others achieve their fitness goals and dreams. I will continue to compete and live this lifestyle forever as it has always been my life and I want my son to grow up with a good example and role model. 

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Mary Gibson, NPC Nationally Qualified Bikini Competitor (2015 sponsorship)

Bio: I have always had a true passion for fitness, I was a 4 year college athlete and after graduating with my degree in athletic training in 2012 I missed that competitive edge being an athlete brought to my life. I began my fitness journey in January of 2013, I was a simple girl who just enjoyed working out and staying healthy. However in January of 2014 I made the decision to begin competing, I found Bombshell Fitness to help me begin my journey. This journey has been one that has given me a lifestyle to be the best me possible. It has shown me the balance in a healthy and functional lifestyle. I have placed top 10 in every show I have competed in including Nationals at the IFBB North American Championships. I look forward to truly bringing the best me I can to that 2015 national level stage. I am honored to be apart of this Center Stage Family.

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Jane Campbell, IFPA Bikini Pro (2015 sponsorship)
 

Bio: My name is Jane Campbell, I’m 24 years old and from a small town in Maine. I recently graduated from the University of Maine with my bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics. I have always had a passion for health and fitness, however I lost site of that during my first few years in college. I was your typical party girl and gained 30lbs and my grades started slowly going down the drain. After being notified I was on academic probation I decided I needed to make a change. Not only to help me focus on school but to get my life together in general. I started getting back into the gym, mainly running and solely doing cardio. After losing the 30lbs plus more I started to get on another unhealthy path, obsessing over the gym. It was quite miserable slaving to the treadmill everyday! I decided I needed to yet again make another change and saw these girls that did bikini competitions on social media. I made it my mission to figure out how these girls were doing it. I attended my first show a year later and saw my now coach/ mentor compete and approached her that day. I began working with her, and competed in my first show a year after that in April 2014. It was the best decision I’ve ever made! I won my first show and completely fell in love with competing. It has created a balanced healthy life for me. I continued and won my next 2 amateur shows and won my IFPA Procard. I competed in 2 more pro shows after that and ended the season making it to the Yorton World championships placing 8th in the bikini short division. I’m so excited to see what the 2015 season has in store for me and completely over the moon excited to be working with Center Stage Posing Suits

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Carol Lehnert, NPC Bikini Competitor (2015 sponsorship)

Bio: I am a 36 year old mother of two beautiful children that are ten and twelve years old. My professional position is a Community Director at an upscale designer apartment complex and I spend my spare time training for NPC bikini competitions and studying to take the ACE personal training certification. I have always embraced a healthy life style while motivating and helping others mold their bodies through exercise and diet. I began my competition journey in August of 2014 when a friend introduced me to the sport. Shortly after I joined my team Breed Physique and began preparing for competitions. I competed at the Beach Bodies Classic show in Melbourne Florida in July of 2014 taking home first place both in Masters & Open Bikini along with my first overall Bikini award. Shortly after, I competed at the Florida State Championships in Orlando FL placing 3rd in both Masters and Open Bikini which qualified me for national competitions. Now, I am currently training hard for the 2015 season where I plan to compete at the national level starting with the Europa competition in 2015. I am extremely grateful to be a part of the Center Stage Team as they help me bring my best package to the stage. You can find me on Instagram( fit_mom2013) and on Facebook (Carol Lehnert).

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Alexandra Roane, IFBB Bikini Pro (2015 sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Alexandra Roane. Those who know me well call me Alee. I am from Maryland. Fitness for me started at a young age. I was consistently involved in sports and other physical activities. At this age, I also became fascinated by how the body functioned. This lead into my personal training career and owning my personal training company where I realized I had a passion to encourage and inspire people to create and embody health and fitness as a lifestyle. I am also teacher for international student where I teach about various subject in health and fitness. My bodybuilding career started when I wanted to be able to relate to my clients that would come to me for weight loss goals. Since I was never overweight, I figured if I could transform my body and drop weight, then I could help anyone else do it and know exactly what they would be going through mentally and physically. When I decided to go through with competing, my father passed and what became the most devastating experience in my life was turned into a blessing in disguise because what started out to help other also helped me to focus my emotion and energy on something positive, competing. After the first year, what was once a hobby turned into a Pro Card dreams. I finally reached the goals of IFBB Pro Bikini in July 2014. This journey as an amatuer was an incredible learning experience. To see how the competitions are going to time follow me on Instagram: @perfectfit_alee or facebook www.facebook.com/aleeroane or www.facebook.com/alexandraroane

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Katrina Roundtree, IFPA Figure Pro (2015 sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Katrina Roundtree and I was born in New Jersey, but grew up in VA Beach  I am a 36 year old mom of a first grader who keeps me on track...Always and is the best son ever  :-)  I am a Special Educator in DC and have love for kids and education.  I attended George Mason for undergrad and George Washington to obtain my Master's Degree in Human Development and Education. I have a love for fitness and sports too!   I ran track and field all the way through college.  I hung up my running shoes (not really because you might catch me running a mud race or a half-marathon just for the thrill of it) for heels.  I was introduced into the sport from my super fitness friend Jehan.  I received my IFPA pro card in 2005 from the distinguished Yorton Cup.  Throughout my completion career, I have been successful in many shows including receiving runner-up in the first ever Arnold Amateur back in 2007.  I have also done well in other organizations including NPC, IFPA, USBF, NGA, and I have also competed internationally with a lot of shows under my belt.  One of my most humbling and honored awards was receiving the Iron Woman Award at the Presidential Cup for excellence, inspiring, and supporting others in the sport at the Presidential Cup in August.    My motto has been Ya gotta want it! Thanks so much for welcoming me!  

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Heather Smith, Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: I am a 39 year old RN from Maine. I am an all natural figure competitor currently competing in OCB. I have two wonderful supportive daughters age 6 and 13. My fitness journey started about 2 years ago. I've always wanted to compete but with life's events it always seemed to be just a dream. As my kids got older I thought how great would it be for them to see my dream become a reality. So since I have competed in 4 shows. Placing top 5 in my first show and top 2 in my last 3 shows. My goal now is to obtain my pro-card and continue to compete at the pro level. I am honored to be part of Center Stage Posing Suits.  IG: @Heatherjo76

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Jasmine Riggins,  Natural Bikini Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: Jasmine Riggins, 24, was born and raised in the small town of Fort Pierce, Fl. Having always been active as a dancer since the age of 8, at a young age she had grown accustomed to performing in front of large crowds. Athleticism had always had an influence in her life with he father being a college football player from Auburn University, and an uncle who competed in Olympic games, amongst many more athletically driven family members. Jasmine attended college at the College of Central Florida on a dance scholarship where she worked on her associates of arts degree in psychology. While working on her degree she married and settled down, only to divorce a short two years later. It was then that she turned to alcohol and party in for a few short months, and realized that she needed to make a change. January of 2014 she began to work out with no real personal fitness goals, just going to the gym as an outlet to release her stress and pain. After noticing the changes in her body and her confidence, it was in that very moment she decided to compete in a bikini competition. Jasmine first took the stage on November 8, 2014 at the NPC North West Flex Fest, placing 4th place in Novice and 5th Place in Open bikini tall class. Quenching for victory to become nationally qualified, she took the stage a few weeks later at the South Florida Bodybuilding Championships, earning 4th Place in Open bikini tall class, gaining her national qualification with NPC. Now a competitor of the OCB and new competitor of the NGA, Jasmine has taken home an additional two trophies in 1st and 2nd Place for open and Novice as an OCB competitor and will compete on her first NGA Pro qualifier with hopes of gaining her pro status during her 2015 competing season.

You can follow Jasmine's journey here:

Instagram: @jai_michelle; Twitter: @jai_michelle; Facebook: Jai Michelle

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Tara Bosch, First-time BCABBA Bikini Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: I am a university student and entrepreneur. In the beginning of 2015 I made a promise to myself- An active decision to stare my fears in the eyes and learn to utilize them to empower rather than cripple me. Rather than simply dreaming and imagining the "what-if's" of different avenues I wanted to pursue, I decided to act. I took the leap, adopted a “I can and I will” attitude (that still has to be reinforced on a daily basis!) and left my pursuits in the Human Resources field to begin building my all-natural and sugar-free candy company, Stevi-Sweets. Building Stevi-Sweets ignited the passion I never knew I had for allowing myself to live life to it's fullest through nourishing my body with genuinely healthy ingredients and shaping it into something I've never had before physically. Something within me clicked and I finally began to understand the body-mind connection. I began actually enjoying eating in a healthy way and for the first time in my life began viewing the gym as an opportunity to fundamentally grow mentally and physically every day. It was then that I decided I wanted to push myself and compete, so I found my amazing coach Kristin Hazzard and joined Team Fit Barbie- I'm now on track to crush my goals and step on stage in November for the first time! Instagram: @taramarieb Twitter: @taramariebosch Snapchat: taramarieb Facebook: teamfitbarbie

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Maya Bhogal, First-Time BCABBA Bikini Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: With the completion of university last year, getting a job, going through some family struggles and being burdened by great deals of stress for the last few years, I decided that this year it was time to make a change and actually take the time to work on myself, for myself. Instead of using my past as a way of stumping my growth, it’s time to take the past and rework into empowerment and motivation for the present and future. I currently work with the school district as an Outreach Worker, targeting at-risk and vulnerable students. I am also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, which I practice on the side. Health and Fitness has always been a passion of mine as I grew up playing basketball and then eventually gained a love for the gym. As a first time Bikini Competitor, I want women to be inspired by other women, rather than suppressed by some cultural barriers that do not hold merit. Competing in a show is not just for the satisfaction of being on a stage or for a trophy, but rather a way to teach self-respect and believing in yourself to accomplish a goal. Not only does this build mental toughness, it builds character and self-confidence! My coach Kristin Hazzard @ Team Fit Barbie is an amazing mentor helping me to achieve my goals! Instagram: @mbhogs Facebook: teamfitbarbie

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Michelle Billig, National Qualified NPC Bikini (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: I’m Michelle, a military spouse, mom of three and an ACE Personal trainer and Health Coach with a passionate desire to become an IFBB Bikini PRO. For the longest time I was your average cardio bunny and I was extremely underweight because of thyroid issues when I decided to take up bodybuilding. In 2014 I decided to train for my first Bikini Competition. It was probably one of the best decisions I ever made. I adopted a healthier lifestyle, and worked towards building a stage worthy physique, I became stronger, had more energy, had more confidence and now I feel better than ever, no more feeling tired all the time or looking unhealthy. Now I’m following my dream to get my pro status, I’m still new to the competing industry and I’ve only done two competitions, but I’ve also taken away two 1st place trophies from both competitions and become nationally qualified in the space of 5 months. I like to believe that with hard work anything and everything is possible and that’s my mission…to work hard, pursue goals and make a name for myself in the fitness world. Dreams come true not by luck, but by persevering, committing and putting in hard work even when you don’t want to, and if I can do it, you can too!  Stay strong ladies :)

FB: Michelle Billig; IG @michellebillig

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Caryn Kelly, Natural Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: Caryn is a natural figure competitor working to earn her procard. She had competed in several competitions in Virginia and Maryland in 2013 and 2014 and placed anywhere from 2nd to 6th. She will be competing this fall at the National Championship and Virginia State Classic (INBA)  and agian at the NGA 5th Annual Florida State Natural Bodybuilding Figure Pro Qualifier. After losing 75lbs on her own, she now helps inspire and motivate others to live a healthier lifestyle and to incorporate strength training and part of a regular exercise program. She has helped those who have reached out to her for help at the gym, at work, and through social media with old school friends and friends of friends.

Caryn is a single mother, who works full time and makes fitness one of her top priorities. She believes being healthy and fit is one of the greatest gifts you can share with your family so that you can be there for them for the long haul. She believes her gym regimen carried her through some of her hardest times in recent years and that it provided stability and routine after being laid off from her last job before relocating to Jacksonville, Fl from Virginia.

Currently she works as an Instructional Designer developing online courses for a global corporation. She is considering obtaining her certification in Wellness Coaching and Nutrition once her procard is earned.

FB: CK Brown; IG: @CKBrown77

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Laura Newton, NPC Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio:  I am a 46 year old  NFPT Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and a NPC nationally qualified Figure Competitor who is pro card bound. I have always been a gym rat and have dreamed of competing for the last 20 years. I finally decided last year (2014) that it was time. My first show in April of 2014 was the Southeast Classic where I placed 4th in a large group of women in over 40, 2nd in Novice, and 1st in my class.  My second show was the Bill Wilmore Classic in June of 2014 where I placed 2nd in over 40 and 2nd in open.  My third show was the Ruby Championships in September of 2014 where I placed 1st in over 40 and 2nd in my class. I was getting reading to do Nationals in Miami in November of 2014 when we learned my fiancé had stage 4 colon cancer. I had to put my competing on hold. I never stopped training. Working out with my trainer is my ME hour, my hour to just zone out and focus on me and forget the world. I took advantage of the time and just tried to put on more muscle. I love competing. I love the discipline and watching my body change. I want to be a role model to all women over 45....age is just a number. What the mind believes the body achieves.  You can find me on Facebook: www.facebook/laura.jean.007, Instagram @LJEAN_NPCFIGURE, Twitter @LauraJeanNewton

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Priscilla Sites, PNUT - NPC Nationally Qualified Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Priscilla, also known as PNUT! I am a Nationally Qualified NPC Figure Competitor from the Melbourne, Florida area. Standing at only 4'11 but standing out with my passion to motivate and inspire others.

My first season was just last year, I competed in three NPC shows as well as Nationals. Within my first season placing 1st at my very first show, 2nd place for my next two and by the end on a National level stage. I couldn't have asked for a greater experience! As well as a competitor I am a full time Senior Graphic Designer for Victory Casino Cruises. I sing old classic country and love to design for others making their visions come to life!

My ultimate goal would be to further my career in the fitness industry by not only achieving my pro card, but to be someone who can show others to always trust the process and to love the journey no matter what fitness level they may be at. I can honestly say the journey's I've faced during prep have made major impacts on my life and there's nothing else I would rather have found a passion in. The experience is like no other, with the people you meet who become family, the obstacles overcome, the never ending ability of improvement, and the feelings that consume you once you stand on that stage there are no words to describe. 

I look forward to teaming up with Center Stage Posing Suits as I work towards bringing my best package yet to stage this 2015 season!!

The greatest stories you get to see are from start to finish, and I'm not done yet!

Follow me to the stage and the reveal of my CSPS on Instagram @psites19 or find me on Facebook! #peanutspiration

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Therese Ruble, Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: I am a 40 year old wife, mother of 3, and a pharmacist. But, I have always been an athlete. I played volleyball and ran track and field through college. That was when I was introduced to weightlifting. I graduated from University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1998 with a B.S. in Pharmacy, got married, and started a family. It was post baby weight that got me motivated to start moving again. I became an avid runner. I competed in several 5K’s, ran 3 half marathons, and even tried a sprint triathlon. But, I was injured all the time. I went to a physical therapist that got me started on a weight-training program to strengthen my knees and hips. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed lifting weights.  So I decided to take my workouts to the next level and compete in Figure competitions. I love it! I am passionate about being an athlete and staying healthy. I want to be a role model for my 2 boys and little girl. I want them to see what healthy is and learn how to take care of themselves physically, as well as emotionally. My goals are to teach them about healthy competition, hard work, goal setting, and achieving their goals. I also want to inspire other women to work for their dreams and set personal goals. If you want something bad enough, it can happen. My next competitions coming up this fall, I want to bring a better me to the stage. I have been able to place in the top 5 of every show I have competed in the last 3 years.  My goal is to earn my Pro Card and continue to compete at the Pro level.  I am so excited to be a part of the team at Center Stage Posing Suits. Follow me and my journey on:

 Instagram : @3reses_pieces

Twitter: @therese_ruble

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/therese.ruble

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Rachel Mercer, Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: Not many can say they love what they do. I am a 30yr old tattoo artist from Massachusetts and I have created a world for myself where I truly belong. Growing up dealing with depression/anxiety was never an easy task and I struggled for a long time to find myself. I spent many of my younger years "settling" because I thought that was all I was capable of.

I started going to the gym in college as a way to release my stress without continuing to be medicated. After college and working odd jobs, I decided to pursue my love of the arts and become a tattoo artist. It opened my eyes to an entirely different world where I could actually see myself. I have taken my love of art and fitness and developed this world for myself where I can continue to push my limits and succeed in what I once thought I was incapable of. I want to inspire others!

This is my first year competing, placing 2nd in both of my figure open and novice classes at my first show. I have an amazing coach and part of a great team of athletes! I look forward to my upcoming competitions and working towards competing as a physique athlete in the future. Hoping to eventually receive my pro card, whether it be in figure, physique, or both! Looking forward to what the future has in store! FB: /rachel.mercer85; IG: @rmercer85 2015-08-10-18.22.59-resized-copy.jpg

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Cortney Parker, Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Cortney Parker and I currently reside in the small state of Delaware (Dela-Where?). For the majority of my life I battled different eating disorders- anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and macro restricting. Finally in 2013 when enough was enough I decided to hire a personal trainer and quickly fell in love with weight training. In February 2014 I attended The Arnold Classic in Ohio and was inspired to compete in my first figure competition. After competing in the Maryland/ East Coast Classic in June 2014 I was hooked and decided to compete again in November 2014 at the Jay Cutler in Baltimore, MD. Since then I have had taken a long 10 month off season to gain muscle mass and muscle maturity.  During this off-season I have realized how much I love every part of the bodybuilding process- from the off-season gains to the low carb cut. Even though I keep a pro card as a goal in the back of my mind, my biggest goals are to continue to grow, continue to become stronger, and most of all to inspire others to never give up! In 2016 I am hoping to hit some OCB and NGA stages to show my new physique. You can find me on Facebook: Cortney Parker Instagram: Cortney_Shae

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Nikki Dastrup, Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

My name is Nikki Dastrup. I am 29 years old, a mother to two beautiful little boys, and I live in a very rural community in Southwestern Utah named Milford. My passion for health and fitness began a little over ten years ago when I needed to learn to love myself once again after a destructive marriage. Once I realized the benefits for my heart, body, mind and soul that being fit and healthy gave me, my passion blossomed! I am the owner of a nationally recognized group fitness company named Tonergy. I have trained with well over 2000 people personally and have a fitness DVD series that is reaching people all over America. I began competing just this year. I wanted to prove to myself and all of the people that look up to me that with a little dedication, hard work and discipline, that the sky is the limit and nothing is impossible! I’ve competed in two NPC shows in 2015 in the figure division, walking away with a first place trophy at both. I’m anxiously awaiting my lineup for this year and ready to bring the best package imaginable with the help of Center Stage Posing Suits. My goal is to earn that Pro Card! I am so grateful and honored to be part of Center Stage Posing Suits.

Follow me on my journey via FB www.facebook.com/nikkidastrup, www.facebook.com/OperationTnT, on IG www.instagram.com/tonergynikki or on my blog where I am currently sharing my journey to the stage day by day, www.teamtonergy.com.

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Jade Gold, Bikini Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: Born in Chicago, Ill. and raised in Houston, Texas..Jade learned the skills of leadership  and a competitive spirit at an early age. She dedicated over 10 years as U.S. gymnast in both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, track, basketball and cheer leading kept her busy and served a tour of duty in the United States Air Force during Desert Storm.  Now loving her her new career as a Corporate Trainer, Wellness Coach and Motivational Speaker life is all about giving back to help others.

 In 2008 she was awarded the contract to design the Latin Grammy Awards and in 2009 she was honored by the International Entertainment Society for Best Event Decor and Best Team Effort. In 2010 Jade was named Who's in Black Houston and in 2011 she was honored by the Houston Sun as one of Houston's "Future Business Legends" presented by Congress Woman Shelia Jackson Lee and graced numerous articles and magazine covers in several publications such as Modern Luxury, The Houston Sun, Houston Style Magazine and Go Local.  Jade was selected for and won “Dancing with the Houston Stars” in (2012) and has been featured on two reality TV shows. In 2012 Jade received the Still Standing Award with the Texas Business Alliance, most recently as One of Houston’s Top 50 Professionals & Entrepreneur Dmars Magazine and Houston's Top 40Over40 Entrepreneurs.

In 2014 she made a life style transformation after fighting with depression and many long working hours that caused reverting to an unhealthily lifestyle and being over weight. Her 8 month transformation lead to her first figure competition in May of 2014 and still there were set backs. This years back stronger than ever, she looks to gain her pro card in NPC Bikini Masters and continue to inspire others to reach for their dreams!

Follow @iamjadegold

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Sophia Marques, Bikini Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: I’m Sophia, a 36 year old bikini competitor, working towards earning my pro card.  I was born in Lisbon, Portugal, grew up in Lake Mary, Florida and work full time as a Clinical Informatics Specialist.  I am a mother of two beautiful girls ages 4 years and 11 months and have a very supportive husband.  No matter how busy life is I always make time to work out, it is my passion.  After having two kids of course your body does not look the way it used to, but I was determined to get back into shape.  I had my second child last year and soon after started training.  Eight months after having my second child, I met my coach, Hannah DeLee and was inspired to compete in my first show.  It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Under her training and nutritional guidance, I became physically and mentally healthier and more fit than pre-pregnancy, with only 8 weeks of prep.   My first competition was June 2015 in NGA, I placed 2nd in the Bikini Masters, 4th in the Novice and 4th in the Open categories.  I want to be a role model for new moms, especially as a mother of two, that soon after having a baby you can look and feel your best and conquer your dreams.  I plan to compete in my first NPC and OCB shows in 2015.

I am honored and excited to be part of the Center Stage Posing Suits & Bikinis team.

Follow me on Instagram: @smarques or Facebook: Sophia Marques

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Judy Arazoza, IFPA & WNBF Figure Pro (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: Judy is an IFPA and WNBF Figure professional, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach and owner of Kick It Up Personal Training, llc in Western New York state.  Judy, age 54, has been married for 31 years and together with her husband they have raised 4 children. 

Judy began her competing in figure competitions at age 52, and earned her professional status in her second year of competing.   She is a firm believer in empowering women to be their best.  Motivation is a choice, rather than a personality trait.  We can all choose to be motivated to reach our goals.

Follow Judy on Instagram and twitter at  @JudyArazoza, and on Facebook as www.facebook.com/judy.arazoza and www.Facebook.com/kiuptllc

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Deliris Montanez, Natural Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Deliris Montanez but I go by Dee. I am born and raised in Puerto Rico but since 2000 I have made El Paso, Texas my home. My interest in the fitness industry started back in my days of college where I became a certified NDEITA Aerobics Instructor.  Back in the day, I tought in several military bases and civilian gymnasiums to cover my college expenses.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Management.  Soon pursuing my PhD in Leadership in Organizational Development because of my 20 plus years in the Armed Forces as a Lieutenant Colonel serving in a Joint and Multinational Task Force in the Pacific. My civilian career interest has always been law enforcement in where I have served as a Detention Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, and at the present time as a Federal Agent with the Department of Homeland Security. I started competing back in 2006 as an NPC Figure Athlete but several injuries acquired at work in 2006, 2011, and 2013 have slowed my progress down. Doctors told me my years of competing were over.  Back in 2012, I registered Dance for Dreams, a 501 (c) (3) classified as a Public Charity, and that gave me the purpose for me to surpass and work over my injuries.  I was tired of feeling sorry for myself and wanted more out of life.  The passion and drive I have for the nonprofit organization is what literally drives me.  I am a junkie for working out and sweat my stress out….it is my outlet for my well-being and my mental relaxation. 

My ultimate goal is to bring awareness about the nonprofit organization at a global level and to find quality sponsors to support our youth scholarships.  I WILL get my PRO card as a natural competitor and will continue to inspire and motivate as many people as I can along my journey.

Follow my journey on:

www.dancefordreamsfoundation.org

Twitter: @dancefordreams1

Instagram: @deemontanez

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dancefordreamsfoundation

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                    www.bodyspace.com/bananafoster

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Jennifer Keller, NPC Nationally Qualified, Physique Competitor

I have always loved fitness and competition.  I was a college athlete and like many of us, after graduation, real life begins and our fitness journeys seem to fade.  I married and had 3 children who soon became my life.  I felt like I was missing something I loved and began working with a trainer.  I seemed to max out with my trainer and she suggested I train to compete as a bodybuilder. I knew nothing about the sport but knew I loved lifting and I loved competing so it seemed natural to give it a shot. I stepped on stage for the first time in March of 2014 and absolutely fell in love with the sport.  I have competed in 7 NPC bodybuilding shows and will continue to chase my dream of obtaining my Pro Card.  I work like many to maintain balance in my life juggling family, profession as a school teacher, and training for my upcoming shows.  I am chasing my dream and believe anything is possible when you put your mind to it.  You are never too busy to accomplish what you want to.  It’s just a matter of mentally deciding and then jumping in eyes wide open.

Instagram- 6ftfitchick

Facebook- Jennifer Conley Keller

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Cedrina Calder, IFPA Figure Pro (2015 Sponsorship)

My name is Dr. Cedrina Calder and I am a 32 year old physician who is originally from New Jersey. I never played any sports in school but began to develop a love for fitness after graduating college. When it comes to fitness, I like variety and have been involved in a number of different activities, such as, yoga, sprinting, long distance running, indoor rock climbing, and even pole dancing. I became more involved in weightlifting when I started doing Crossfit about 4 years ago. I began competing in bodybuilding just a year ago and initially started as a Bikini competitor. After two competitions in the Bikini division, I decided to transition to Figure after realizing that I was more suited for that division. In my first Figure competition I placed 4th in both Novice and Open at the NPC Baltimore Gladiator. Just recently, I competed in my second Figure competition at the OCB Presidential Cup and I was blessed to have won my IFPA pro card there. For the past year, I have not had a trainer and have completely trained myself. This has been an amazing learning process so I am truly proud of where I am today. I am lucky to have recently connected with Josepi Maese of 59 Athletics who is now my current coach and helped get me this most recent win. Through bodybuilding, I have acquired a passion for nutrition and started my own fitness nutrition company, FitDoc Nutrition LLC. I am excited to see what the future holds for me in the sport of bodybuilding and in the fitness and nutrition industry. 

FB page - Cedrina Calder

Follow my fitness journey on Instagram - @fitdoc83 

Follow FitDoc Nutrition on Instagram - @fitdocnutrition 

FitDoc Nutrition website (under construction): www.fitdocnutrition.com

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Kristin Peters, Bikini Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Kristin Peters, I'm 27 years old, and I am a bikini model and fitness model competitor. I compete in an all Natural Organization: Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE). I competed in my first fitness show in July 2015 - UFE Insurrection - where I placed 2nd in bikini model and 1st in fitness model. I also took fitness model overall - qualifying me for UFE Worlds and Elite Status!!  

I have been involved in sports from a very young age and let my passion for fitness and healthy living shine through my career as an Occupational Therapist. I love helping people in any way I can - especially towards a healthier lifestyle. 

I am also a figure skater and currently training for the Adult Figure Skating World Championships in Germany in 2016! 

The posing for fitness model and bikini model has helped with my presence on the ice and has given me much more confidence in myself and my abilities. 

I am looking forward to bringing an even better version of myself to the UFE World stage in November 2015, and am ecstatic to be representing Center Stage Posing Suits! I am so honored and thankful to be a part of the Center Stage family of amazing athletes.

Instagram is @kristinetoile.

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Jessica Tyler Klaus, Natural Figure/Physique Competitor (2015 Sponsorship) 

Bio: I am from Colorado, currently living in Texas. I am very passionate about health and fitness. I was never very athletic even though I participated in numerous sports growing up. Once I got into high school I decided not to try out for any teams and focused on lifting instead. I immediately fell in love. Now  I have my Master's degree in Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Physiology. I do wellness coaching and personal training. I compete in NPC, OCB, and WNBF Figure and Physique. I hope to inspire others and set a good example competing naturally and maintaining good health. 

Website: JessicaTylerKlaus.weebly.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicatylerklaus

Facebook.com/jessicatylerstockton 

 Twitter: @jessicatyler20; Instagram: @jessicatylerklaus 

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Chantel Van Dasselaar, INBF Bikini Competitor (2015 Sponsorship) 

Bio: Chantel placed 2nd in her first natural bikini competition in 2014 and is working hard everyday to brin an even better package to the stage in 2015. She underwent brain surgery this past May to have a brain tumour removed but she has proven that this won't set her back.  Chantel has fallen in love with the hard work of weight lifting and enjoys every step of the mental and physical challenge.  Not only has competing taught her discipline and commitment, but most of all it has ignited a passion.  You can follow her journey to the stage on Instagram @channyvandassey

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Sandy Lyles, NANBF, NPC, and DFAC Bikini Competitor (2015 sponsorship)

Bio: Hello, I'm a 40yr old wife and mother to my son Cooper, 5yrs old. I'm from a small town in Jerseyville, Illinois. I'm close to St. Louis, Mo and I'm a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan! I have a BBA and studied towards my MBA at Lindenwood University. I work full-time at a Power Plant and I'm a local 1306 Union Member. I enjoy everything fitness related. I have ran the Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder, and the Spartan Race with a great group of gym friends who inspire me on every level. I'm forever grateful to Karen Rose, previous competitive Bodybuilder and trainer from my gym. She introduced me to the weight room less than 2yrs ago teaching me the weightlifting ropes and proper form. Karen gave me the confidence to step on that stage and has been at my shows in support.  I also have a twin sister, Mandy who is my biggest fan and bites her nails in anticipation at every show!  My husband Joe has been to all of my competitions, helps me prep, makes travel arrangements, gives me pep talks, works out with me, and supports me 100%!  I couldn't ask for a better support team with him and my family.  I have fallen in love with weightlifting and the way it makes me look and feel. I decided to try competing at the end of November 2013. I have competed in NPC, NANBF, and DFAC in Open, Novice, and Masters Bikini divisions placing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in several competitions. I became NPC nationally qualified my first 2yrs competing. In 2014 I was also named top 12 Rockstar Bikini and had the opportunity to grace the Arnold stage in Columbus, Ohio along with photo shoots with Bodybuilding.com, NPC News Online, and appeared in NPC News magazine. I have recently joined Figure and Physique Pro Melissa Johnson's team, Custom Fitness by MJ. Melissa is a wonderful coach and is always their to support us all. My main goal and focus is to obtain my Pro card and compete at the Pro level. I would also like to transition from Bikini to Figure in 2016. I am inspired daily by all the women at my gym who do everything from weightlifting, cross-fit, marathons, triathlons, mud runs, and show up every day and give it their all. I hope I inspire them as much as they inspire me. Staying consistent, getting stronger, winning shows is my goal, but personality, kindness, and being humble go a long way in this industry. I hope to make my family, friends, and most importantly my son proud.

sandy.k.lyles@facebook.com

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Kristi Francis, Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Kristi Francis - St. Louis, Missouri .  I have been passionate about fitness for over 20 years.  I decided to start exercising because I wanted a way to make myself feel better and change my body.  When I was young I always struggled with my weight.  I didn’t eat bad but was just a chubby girl.  I was made fun of by friends and family.  I was not happy with myself!  That experience is what inspired me to take control of my body!!

 I started out doing aerobic classes in my early twenties and then in my thirties I decided I wanted to incorporate weights in my daily workouts.   I have been hitting the weights 6 days a week ever since and there is NO TURNING BACK!!  I have more self confidence, energy, and I love how my body has transformed.

What inspired me to become a natural competitor?  Well, I had always thought about competing since but always thought I wouldn’t have the time to commit.  In September of 2014 I met a amazing man and he inspired me to do it.  It wasn’t that I didn’t think I could do it.  I guess I just needed that little nudge along with his encouragement. Needless to say, I stepped on the stage and won 4 trophies! Now I am actively training hard and going to make another debut on stage in early November to get a 1st place Trophy and my Procard!

 NANBF St. Louis Naturals 2015

Figure 40+ - 2nd Place, Figure 35+ - 3rd Place,  Novice Figure Short – 4th Place, Beginner Figure – 5th Place 

Profession:  Certified Personal Trainer for 15+ years.    I am blessed to be doing what I love!  I love making a difference in peoples’  lives!  I hope to inspire more women in their 40’s!  The first step is just to BELIEVE in  YOURSELF!!

You can follow me on Facebook at Kristi.francis.5@facebook.com or email me at fitnessbarbie2@hotmail.com.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!

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Sheneese Townsend, Bikini Competitor (2015 Sponsorship)

Bio: My name is Sheneese Townsend, I’m originally from Las Vegas but I currently reside in North Florida.  I am a U.S Air Force veteran, full-time dental assistant, small business owner, wife, mother of three and Master degree student.  I live a busy life but I always make time for myself and my health.  Fitness is my escape and keeps me focused.  Every time I train I am sharpening myself mentally, spiritually and physically.  I will be competing in my first bikini competition on August 22, 2015 in Daytona, Florida.  I look forward to competing for many years to come.

FB-Sheneese Townsend; Instagram-sheneese.townsend

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Candace Berrena, Figure Competitor (2015 Sponsorship) 

Bio: I competed in my first OCB show in 2014 just to say that I could get in that kind of shape after gaining 60lbs while pregnant with my daughter.  When that show was over I knew then and there that I was in this for the long haul.  6 months later I competed in my first NPC show in Boston and placed 1st in my class, qualifying me for Nationals.  In November 2015 I am travel to Miami from Massachusetts to compete in my first NPC Nationals show in the figure division.  I have put my whole heart into my offseason and I have put even more to my prep so far. This show isn't about winning for me, it's another milestone on my journey. I hope to inspire others  and empower those who don't think they can be a better and healthier version of themselves. Bodybuilding is more than just competing for me, it's achieving something for myself that I once thought was impossible.  You can find me on IG at cmarie_221.

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Desiree Bruch, IFPA Figure Pro (2014 sponsorship)

Bio: My Name is Desiree Bruch. I have competed in the NANBF for 2 years.  I won 2011 Ms Arkansas Natural Figure and in November of 2013, I just won my pro card. I have coached Competitive Gymnastics for 15 years. As a gymnast growing up, I still try to keep the same athletic mindset and lifestyle that I grew up with. I take pride in staying physically fit and pushing myself in my workouts. Working out and staying healthy keep me stay focused in life.  Now as an IFPA pro, I look forward to stepping on a pro stage in 2014.

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Christie Bennett, NGA Bikini Pro (2014 Sponsorship)

Bio: I am married with two girls, I started this journey in Jan 2013 to better myself for them and never imagined I would be where I am today! If your goal is to lose a few pounds or to be a competitor never give up on your goals because you are so worth the struggle!
FB/ Christie B Pro Bikini Athlete 

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Celena “Mocha” Carter, Natural Bikini Pro (2014 sponsorship)

Bio: I’m in the military (GA Air National Guard) stationed at Robins AFB, GA. I’ve been in the military off & on for approximately 12 years now and I work in the Supply Logistics career field as a Computer Operations Manager/Security Manager. I have done runway modeling, commercial print, swimsuit, and my specialty now is fitness modeling. I have three college degrees: B.S. in Criminal Justice, Post Baccalaureate degree in Paralegal Studies, an A.S. in Logistics Management & currently working on Master's in Intelligence/Security Management & will seek my personal trainers certificate and nutrition certification during the off season. My first step was to become a natural pro bikini athlete. I’ve accomplished that at my third show. Then I wanted to be a successful natural pro bikini athlete. Since then I’ve done 8 shows in one year and took my competitive goals all the way up to the IFPA Yorton Cup and also the PNBA Natural Olympia! I made the top 5 at the Natural Olympia. Feeling accomplished, I have decided to take this natural bod to the NPC circuit for the 2014 season and shoot for my IFBB pro card, naturally.

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Jennifer Cox, IFPA/NGA Figure Pro (2014 sponsorship)

Bio: I began my fitness journey 10 years ago when I decided to become a firefighter.  Since then I have learned so much about exercise and nutrition, and it is truly a passion of mine to model a healthy lifestyle.  I am the proud single mom of two beautiful children, and I hope to inspire others to be healthy and strong. 

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Shernika Speights IFBB Bikini Pro (2014 sponsorship)

I have always enjoyed the aspect of competition thought my life. In high school, I participated in various sports such as gymnastics, cheerleading, and track and field. I always knew I wanted to continue doing something fitness related upon graduating high school. Quickly I became consistent in the gym and became addicted to the positive changes that I was making with my physique. My first fitness goal was to prepare for a NPC Bikini competition. After debuting and placing first in my class at the NPC Northern Kentucky, I later made my way to the National level stage at the IFBB North American Championships. This is where I took first place in my class and earned my IFBB Bikini Pro Card. I have a goal to one day qualify for the Olympia and share the stage with the prestigious athletes of my class. I want to thank Center Stage Posing Suits, Lisa Thomas, Team Haines, and Nutrishop Hendersonville for all of your help, and support thus far during my fitness journey. I’m looking forward to year 2014, where I plan to bring my best!

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Kim Clark, IFBB Figure Professional (2014 sponsorship)

Bio: A few years ago I decided that I wanted to look and feel better in my 40’s than I ever did in my 30’s.  Looking back to that time, it was clear that my ultimate goal was to begin living a healthier lifestyle.  As part of my journey, I found a trainer and began doing online research about health and fitness. My trainer encouraged me to look into the NPC and IFBB organizations.  The more I learned about bodybuilding and competing the more inspired I became to get on stage.  I competed in my first show in 2012 and I earned my Pro card at Team Universe in 2013, winning both Figure Open A and Master 35+ Figure A.  I am honored to be part of this big fitness family, and I hope that I can inspire and motivate others to do the same. 

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About Us

Center Stage Posing Suits was created by Anissa Joyner, Pro Figure competitor. The name says it all…Center Stage. When it’s time to show off your hard work, don’t get lost in the line-up! Stand out Center Stage with a posing suit that will ‘WOW’ the judges!