Issue #5


by HardFitness

California NPC and IFBB Championship Results

California NPC and IFBB Review

Video: Self Tanning an Alternative Part 2
by Shelly Leversage

ATTENTION Professional Make up for USA's Vegas
by Brittany Thorsch

Video Interview: Andrea Giacomi New HardFitness sponsored competitor

My Emerald Cup Experience
by Amanda Ogden

Video Interview: with IFBB Fitness Pro Stephanie Worsfold

Pre-Contest Abs Training by Katie Szep

20 Questions With Our Cover Model

Video Interview: Nancy Hirsch Pro debut at the Cal Pro

Prepare Yourself
by Shelly Pinkerton

Video Interview: Vicky Oates Amateur Figure: A mix of class and sex appeal

Women: Competing and their Menstrual Cycle
by Tanya Pennington

The Transitional Athlete
by Katie Madden

Training Video Jane Awad talks about working out legs

Ephedra and Estrogen
by Darlina Acampora

Stephanie Worsfold, Christine Moore, Karina Nascimento, Jane Awad, Amanda Ogden

Video Interview: Bodybuilder Christine Moore at the Arnold speaks about her upcoming shows

Down the Wire
by Shelly Pinkerton

Video Interview: Amanda Ogden upcoming Fitness Star

A Month After Pittsburgh
by Kristi Wills

Video: Self Tanning an Alternative Part 2 by Shelly Leversage


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About Shelly...

Shelly Leversage

Born in the "Summer of '69"
Grew up in Richmond, B.C.
Married in '94
Two children: Katrina (7) and Tyler (5)
Height: 5' 4.5"
Weight: 118lbs off season and 110 lbs on season
Occupations: Business owner/inventor, Ty-Kat Designs (Lion-In-the-Sun Lotion
Applicators), and Dental Hygienist

Proudest moment: Hearing my kids say that they "love me so much, and are lucky to have me as their mommy", they are the reason I am striving to meet my goals! (they deserve the most that life has to offer).

I have lifted weights (I asked for 10lb dumbbells for my 8th birthday, thanks to Charles Atlas on T.V.), and played numerous sports most of my childhood years. I became more involved in weight training in my late teens. However, it wasn't until 2002 that I started training to compete.

I competed in WNSO 2003 (Vancouver, World Natural Sports Organization) placing 2nd in the women's Light Weight Class. My Second competition was the FVF Femsport 2003 competition in Vancouver (I trained so differently for this and I loved it!). I will be competing next year, once I get my Lion-In-the-Sun product soaring.

I love competing, there is nothing that I have every done in my life that can compare to the exhilaration that I feel up on stage.

I was amazed by the incredible changes to my body that I saw every morning I woke up. What a great motivator. My body was transforming right before my own eyes. I owe so much to my trainers and nutrition counselors: Dawn Allison, Martin Crowder and Brent Axman. For without their professional care I could never have achieved 6% body fat while maintaining my Lean Mass.

I invented a product called Lion-In-the-Sun while preparing for my 1st competition. . . My life's path has changed as a result! I am now actively pursuing my dream of making my creation become a success. If you read my article you will certainly understand what motivates me. I have never worked harder in my life then I have these last 3 years (training and building a business). But I can honestly say that I have enjoyed and grown in so many ways as a result of my dedication and determination. I look forward to what the future will hold for me and for my family.

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