Catherine Sanson-van Nederveen goes to Africa

Here's a few pix from Africa - I have tons of amazing pics even with elephants, Maasai and Samburu tribes. It was an incredible, eye opening experience in Kenya. I spent 5 weeks on Safari to Ambroseli, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Tsavo... I would love to share the photos with you someday soon.

In the meantime, I have relocated permanently to Los Angeles. I have a new PO Box - it is PO Box 5381 Santa Monica CA 90409

I am available for work in printwork or television opportunities. I am ready and remain in great shape.

Stephanie Middleton

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Birthdates: April 15, Place of Birth: Lynchburg, VA,Current City and State residence: Desoto, Texas /Profession: Account Executive / Height 5'4 /On Season: 125 / Off Season: 115 / What sport Activities did you like before weight training? I ran track in High School and College. I ran the 100 and 200 yard dash and the 440 and 880 relay. What was your first contest like? My first contest was the 2004 Ronnie Coleman Classic and I was very nervous because I never done anything like that before, but overall it gave me a rush, because I am a very competitive person. Have you always wanted to compete? At first I did not, but I saw my first body building show with my husband and I saw the competitors and said to myself. I have a great physique so I enter my first Figure Show in 2004. Contest History: 2004 Ronnie Coleman Classic I came in 2nd place and the 2005 Jr. Nationals in Chicago I came in 16th place Please describe your typical day? A typical day for me, I get up in the morning at 5:30am to get ready to go to the gym. I try to get there no later than 6:30am. I would do at least 30 mins of cardio(off season and competition time I would do at least 1 hour) I would train with my trainer at least 3 time a week. After work out I would get ready for work between 9:00am to 5p.m. I would pick up my daughter from school and take her to gymnastic. Then I would come home and relax. How often do you train? On the off season I work out 5 days a week and Competition time I will work out 6 days a week. Plans for 2006: My plans for 2006 I will continue to develop my physique. I will competite in at least 3 to 4 show a year and one day I will earn my pro card in the Figure Division. I would also like to project a positive image with the nutrition companies and fitness magazine. Email:

Izabella Hochkeppel

Izabella Hochkeppel
Izabella Hochkeppel,
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My name is Izabella and I grew up in Warsaw, Poland. I attended the University of Warsaw where I received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and English Literature and a minor in Dance. Ever since I remember, sports and fitness have always been a big part of my life. I grew up in a family of professional athletes. My mom and dad were competitive figure skaters so from a very early age I became regular at the Warsaw Ice Skating Rink where I was watching my parents perform on the ice. I got my first pair of skates when I was only four and soon started competing in various national venues. Unfortunately, a severe knee injury prevented me from pursuing my life passion and dream of becoming a World Champion. However, this did not stop me from seeking other forms of expressing myself through art. Thanks to encouragement of my mother, I enrolled in a modeling school and soon I was taking on local modeling jobs and attending modeling conventions. Slender and tall at 5'10", with baby blue eyes and wavy dark brown hair, I strutted down the catwalks for various designers not only in my native Poland but also in France, Italy and Spain. I briefly moved back to Warsaw to finish my degree and shortly after graduation I left for New York where I have been residing ever since. Apart from being a fitness model, currently I also work as a wardrobe stylist and a fashion consultant. I am also a certified trainer and aerobics and spin instructor. I teach classes in various gyms in NYC as well as provide private personal training sessions. I enjoy helping my clients achieve their goals in staying fit and healthy. My life is focused on promoting fitness and good health. With my knowledge, experience, motivation and positive energy, I want to help people stay fit and achieve total wellness.

My Stats: Height: 5'10" Weight: 140 lbs Bust: 34 C Waist: 28 Hips: 38 Foot: Size 9 Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: Blue So stay tuned and enjoy my site-----there is a lot more Izabella to come:

Dena Westerfield on track for Nationals!

We got an update from Dena Westerfield on her prep for Nationals and she's looking incredible! Look for Hans' preview on Nationals that will appear in the magazine shortly!

Stacey Golas wins MWs!

Straight from Stacey: "Well one down two more to go :) I took 1st in the Middle Weights at the 2005 SJ Show this past weekend on the 15th. Here are some photo's I was sent. What do you think? I plan to look even better, harder and leaner for my show on the 29th at the Gold's Classic. Wish me luck!"

Sandra Probert wins!

From Stephen, Sandra's husband we have great news:

"Sandra came first and qualified for the finals in France on 11-12 November! I will be sure to let you know how she does then. Thanks for your interest, and for putting Sandra on your main site!!! "

Pia Johnsen

Pia's been back in Norway so you may not have seen much of her lately, but here's a recent pic she just sent us. Pia promises to be back in the states in March of 2006 and we already have a shoot planned!

Lennart Bergstrom and the Universe

Lennart Bergstrom and the Universe

We're pleased to welcome Lennart Bergstrom to our forums and introduce him to the rest of you all. Lennart is a Dane who's been photographing in Europe for a while and who we met at the Worlds last year. Here's a shot of his from the NABBA Universe earlier this month in England!

Nancy Lewis' letter to the IFBB

We've posted the full letter in our message boards - check it out here.

The Performance Nutrition Talk Radio Show to Debut at the Olympia in Las Vegas!

October 11, 2005 Fort Lauderdale FL - For Immediate Release: Jose Antonio, Ph.D. has signed on to host "The Performance Nutrition Show", a one-hour weekly internet radio broadcast in which he will team up with co-host Carla Sanchez, CSCS, a world-class fitness competitor, and fitness and figure coach of the Performance Ready Team ( A leading research advocate in the field of performance nutrition, Dr. Antonio currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the International Society of Sports Nutrition ( The program will explore the latest sports nutrition science as well as real-world training and dieting techniques for those with an appetite for cutting-edge information delivered in a practical format. The inaugural show will broadcast live (audio and video feed live; go to from the exhibit booth at the Olympia in Las Vegas NV on October 15, 2005 at 12 noon (Las Vegas time). For more information, contact Dr. Jose Antonio at The show is co-produced by Dan Solomon, creator of Pro Bodybuilding Weekly - talk radio for bodybuilding fans, presented by “The Performance Nutrition Show” series will subsequently commence in January of 2006.

WPI makes a splash

So the WPI has info up on their site now and will also be sponsoring an Olympia Afterparty at Seven on Saturday night.

Magda Lipinska

Here's a great find by our friend British Strongwoman Hanne Bingle who wrote to us:

"Please have a look at my friend Magda Lipinska (once from Poland, but having lived in London for 7 years). Magda competed in the British Finales in figure last weekend and placed 4th in a hard class of 14! It is Magda's first year of competing so I am so proud of her."

From the looks of it Magda's got a great future ahead of her!

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