San Jose NPC Night Show



Rasa (left) awarded her 2nd place trophy in Women’s Figure

This last weekend we had two of our competitors participating in the 33rd annual San Jose NPC competition. Since it was my first time attending a competition, I brought a friend from out of town that was coincidentally visiting  to the night show with me. The show was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center and was nearly sold out. Continue reading

Mud Run 2013

About two weekends ago some competitors from Sweat Studio decided to run in the Survivor Mud Run up in Rancho Murieta, California. I decided to tag along with them and take photos of the event. The Mud Run consisted of 3.32 miles with obstacles throughout the course. Although the location was practically in the middle of nowhere, many people came together for this muddy event! Continue reading

What if you can compete in Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure or Bikini Competitions for FREE?

Being a competitor especially a female figure or bikini competitor can become expensive.  When you consider just the basics needed such as a suit, heels, tan, make up and enrollment fees it can easily average over $800.00 for your first show.  This price tag goes up when you need personal training, coaching, travel and lodging.  Some competitors may find themselves spending near $2000.  To some it’s well worth it, let’s face it, you are showcasing a physique that many wished they had.  Plus all the potential opportunities that may come your way from the publicity.    After you get through the first show, it’s easier to your pocket with spending expenses averaging about $450 , given the fact that you no longer need personal training and coaching while excluding travel and lodging. Continue reading

Trainers for Competitors

A lot of competitors in Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure, and Bikini are personal trainers. Others are fanatics may have been training for years. So if you are looking to compete and are a novice to both areas, you may have a difficult challenge. It’s logical to hire an experienced Certified Personal Trainer that also competes actively. Some people prefer to just hire a “Coach” and many of these “Coaches” do not have extensive experience with the fundamentals of certified personal training. “Also, just because a competitor does well in a competition does NOT mean they are qualified to train other people.” (Quoted from a returning client that went through this experience)