Issue #64


by Juan Carlos Lope

2010 Emerald Cup Photos and Results

20 Questions with Cover Model Stefanie Bambrough

Video Interview with NPC Figure Myschon Bales

Kim's Kounseling Korner
by Kimberly Martin

Video Interview with NPC Figure Julie Lee

Stefanie Bambrough, Monica Mark, Cheri Nguyen, Nicole Pearson & Nicoleta Chiorean

Elite Fitness and Figure Newsletter
by Greg Hasberry

Michelle Ould Photoshoot
by Michelle Ould

Video Interview with Canada Bodybuilder Carla Alambre

Interview with Minna Pajulahti
by Anne Pietila



Kim Kouseling Korner by Kimberly Martin

Dear Kim,

I have been dating someone that is up and down all the time. They love me but sometimes they can't control themselves and get really angry at me. This is becoming more and more difficult. What should I do? I am prepping for a competition very soon and I think my stress level are very high because of him. I love him but its just drama after drama!


Thanks for your question...it sounds like your boyfriend is verbally abusive to you. That kind of relationship can be toxic and it's the last thing you should have to endure, especially while getting ready to compete. You need to do what makes you happy...love isn't supposed to be painful and cause anxiety. I would tell him how stressed out and unhappy you are; give him a chance to change. If nothing changes and you're more relaxed and focused when he's not around, you probably need to break it off.
Hope this helps and good luck!


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About the Author...

My name is Kimberly Aline Martin, but I go by the name Kim. I was born in Decatur, GA on November 1st, 1969. I've lived in Georgia my whole life and can't imagine living anywhere else. Well, maybe Hawaii...

I've been married to my best friend for over 13 years and we have two wonderful children, both boys, ages 5 and 12.
We now reside north of Atlanta and I am currently a stay at home mom.

Three things I live by:
I truly believe 'what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger'....every obstacle in life that is overcome makes you a stronger individual.
I also believe that everyone makes mistakes and those mistakes shouldn't be regretted, but embraced because they make you the person you become.
Lastly, be consistent-about everything in your life-and surround yourself with people that do the same.

If you need some advice please email me at:


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