2009 Canadian Bodybuilding National Champion Lyris Cappelle

Just wanted to share this shot from our shoot – we got some incredible stills and motion photography with Lyris who is not only a great bodybuilder but also a fantastic model!

Look out for Lisa Giesbrecht - another greate figure to bodybuilding switchover!

We first heard about Lisa Giesbrecht from Steve Wennestrom who may be featuring her in Ironman magazine soon so keep an eye out for this stunner. Lisa used to compete in figure but after coming in ripped at every show, she decided to make the jump to bodybuilding and displayed an incredible and ripped physique at the 2009 Canadian Bodybuilding Nationals. Another successful crossover athlete and that’s something we’re happy to see.

2009 Canadian Bodybuilding Nationals prejudging

Well it looks like it’s going to be a pretty impressive fight for the Pro Cards this weekend. The Masters and open classes were really impressive and lots of tough competition. The MWs only had three athletes, but there were 18 in the HWs.

Full gallery of pix from prejudging are posted here.

Tracy Beckham on E! Entertainment THS Female Bodybuilders


We got this from Tracy Beckham - check it out and let us know what you think!


    I hope you are doing well.

    I'm on the TV Show E! Entertainment THS (true hollywood stories)
    Female Bodybuilders.

    The show airs again tonight Aug. 20th at 6 pm (Pacific time), Aug.
    21 at 9 pm, and Aug.25 at 6 pm.

    I hope you can watch it!

    Best to you always....and keep on training!

    Tracy Beckham
    Certified Personal Trainer/Nutrition Specialist
    IFBB Pro Bodybuilder

one more KO preview pic from her photos/videos in Vegas!

Just a teaser – James shot some more great video out in the HEAT with KO!

LaDawn McDay

A new competitor who impressed a lot of people at the USA two weeks ago was LaDawn McDay, who at 5-foot-4 and 139 pounds placed third in the light-heavyweights - the toughest class in the show. LaDawn is a 35 year-old Detroit schoolteacher who actually trains at the same Powerhouse Gym in Highland Park, Mich., where eight-time Ms. O Lenda Murray began her bodybuilding career. "Lenda Murray is a great inspiration to me," she says. She has been competing in shows in Michigan since 2004 and placed sixth in the heavyweights at the North Americans - her first-national level show - last year.

LaDawn teaches 8-10 year-olds who she says are very supportive of her being a bodybuilder. "During pre-contest, they make sure that I eat my meals or drink my shakes on time," she says. "In fact, they enjoy bragging that their teacher has muscles. Many of the young girls see me as a role model and aspire to get in shape and want to know more about my eating and training routines. I use bodybuilding as a tool to educate my students on living a healthier lifestyle." LaDawn plans to do the North Americans again on August 29. She will also be guest posing at the John Simmons Bodybuilding Classic in Detroit on September 12.

iPhone videos abound! (this one's with Sarah Dunlap)

We’ve noticed a lot more video clips now that the new iPhone 3G-S is out. We’ve uploaded a few clips from Jr Nationals, Teen, Collegiate, Masters and USAs in the past three months and I was just forwarded this clip of Sarah Dunlap taken with one too. Keep your eyes out – there will be a ton more video everywhere as iPhones and DSLRs get used more and more to take video.

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