S2 E7 Mariana Belief Power and Beauty

 

Mariana Fernandes is a born and raised New Jersey girl, but this IFBB Pro athlete has tropical Brazilian blood running through her veins. Ever since Mariana was very young she has always been very active and attracted to this kind of lifestyle. At the age of 8, she became a part of a local dance company and pursued ballet, modern, jazz for the following 10 years of her life. However, when she got to Rutgers University she put her dancing aside and began focusing on her studies where she earned her degree in Psychology and a double minor in Public Health and Women & Gender Studies.

Nevertheless, in order to stay fit, she joined a local gym and began exploring different ways of staying in shape. At first, as any typical rookie to the gym, Mariana was completely intimated by the endless sea of equipment, which caused her to only stick to her comfort zone of treadmills and ellipticals. But with time she began exploring weight training and preparing for 5k races and obstacle challenges. When she began to realize how she was able to shape and mold her body to her liking she wanted to push herself even further. This was when she reached out to Bombshell Fitness and began preparing for her first NPC show. 

February 2014 marked that date she first began to seriously prepare for her first NPC Show. From the moment she stepped on stage she knew she had found her calling and completely fell in love with the sport. Mariana pushed herself not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well making her grow in ways she had never expected. Her first show was in April 2014 and by her 5th show on July 2014 she was on the NPC National stage and earned her IFBB Pro Card as well as taking the title of Overall Bikini Champion.

Mariana is determined to continuously push her limits to see how far she can go. Her heart is all about fitness, having fun, and being adventurous. She loves to be able to inspire others and the biggest compliment she can receive is when someone tells her that she was the one that caused them to change their lives for the better.

References

Mariana’s Facebook

Email: mari.fernandes0507@yahoo.com
Instagram: mariana.fernandes0507

Episode 15: JaVonte’ Ashford Diamond Cut Muscle

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JaVonte’ is currently a college administrator, coach and natural bodybuilder competitor that has figured out how to balance achieving his own personal goals along with helping others achieve theirs. His ability to work over 50 hours a week and still stay dedicated to his physique has caught the attention of and inspired many. He recently signed to Diamond Cut Supplements as an athlete where he will help market and promote their brand.

Instagram: natural_jla

Episode 12: Gary Bye (Fitness is The Way)

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In the Beginning 

I originally started bodybuilding when I was fifteen (1983), inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger and his book, “The Education of a Bodybuilder”. I was passionate about bodybuilding all through high school…hoping to be a great bodybuilder someday. But things changed quickly after high school. College, work and friends became my new commitments. I started smoking when I was eighteen and started drinking on the weekends. My healthy lifestyle slowly faded away, although I continued to train hard into my mid twenties.

Lost The Way

By the time I was thirty, I had completely stopped exercising. I was self-employed as a stock trader in the late 90’s. I chained smoked, drank tons of coffee and was very stressed out. In 2003, I filed bankruptcy and struggled financially for several years afterwards. By the time I was in my late thirties, my overall health was very poor. My lungs burned when I smoked and I was constantly coughing, spitting and out of breath. After twenty two years of smoking, I successfully quit on my son’s 12th birthday.

I remained somewhat active until I took a desk job in 2008. By 2010, I started to develop severe lower back pain. I tried chiropractic support belts which helped, but the issue was getting worse. I was in constant pain and considered seeing a chiropractor. One day on a whim I decided to workout. 

Inspired

My wife had bought me a weight set and it was sitting unused for two years. That workout was amazing! It was the first time I felt a pump in a decade! It felt so good to train, I was hooked from that moment on. After only thirty days of training, ALL of my lower back pain disappeared! Within two years, I had regained all my prior strength from my twenties. 

Leading The Way

I have now been training for four years and have entered my third bodybuilding contest. My goal is to continue eating healthy, training hard and seeing how far I can develop my physique and strength. I’m passionate about training again. This has been a fantastic time in my life. I hope I can inspire others.

References:

Resveratrol

Episode 10: CrossFit Cult Curious

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Dawn is a certified personal trainer group exercise instructor. She is a bodybuilder, former gymnast and an Air Force Academy graduate. Dawn competed in the SWVA crossfit games 2013 and is a Level 1 CF trainer. She enjoys helping others become fit and healthier and works with a wide range of clients.

Episode 7: Rubber Arm Muscle Rub (The Story)

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Rubber Arm Muscle Rub is a registered trademark of Rubber Arm, Inc. and we have submitted our patent information and currently in patent pending status. Rubber Arm, Inc. understands the need for local and national sponsors. We will dedicate 10% of our profits to local and national vendor sponsorships throughout the United States. If your organization has an upcoming event with vendor sponsorships/booths/tables available please contact us with all of the details. Helping organizations provide outreach programs for children and adults, so they can participate in athletics and stay active, is an important mission for all of us at Rubber Arm, Inc.

“Developed for Athletes by an Athlete”

Rubber Arm Muscle Rub Available in 3 sizes:

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“Developed for Athletes by an Athlete”

Indications:

For the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with backache, arthritis, muscle strains, bruises, sprains, and cramps.

Application:

Rubber Arm Muscle Rub is easily applied with a roll on applicator or it can be massaged directly into the muscle or joint by hand with our fast absorbing cream.

The Goal:

Rubber Arm Muscle Rub was developed to help athletes and everyday people recuperate faster from the aches and pains associated with physical activity. The goal is to get people “back in the game” as quickly as possible by reducing muscle and joint discomfort.

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Developer Bio

Rubber Arm Muscle Rub was developed by a former professional baseball player who has been working in the Biopharmaceutical Industry for the past 15 years. enny Wentz played high school football and baseball at Halifax County Senior High School where he was the starting quarterback and infielder/pitcher for the Blue Comets. After high school, Lenny was offered a baseball scholarship to Virginia Tech where he played from 1986 to 1990. In 1990, Lenny signed with the Cincinnati Reds and played in their organization until he was traded to the San Diego Padres in 1993. Shortly after that trade, Lenny suffered a career ending shoulder injury. He then became a high school teacher and head baseball coach at Amherst County High School. After teaching and coaching for 4 years, Lenny was offered a biopharmaceutical sales position. Lenny suffered a snow skiing accident in 1998 which tore the labrum muscle in his right hip. For years, Lenny
dealt with severe pain which limited his physical activity. Before the injury he was an avid runner, weight
lifter, and golfer. He could no longer enjoy these activities because of the pain they caused. In 2010, Lenny remembered an old family remedy his grandmother (who was a registered nurse) had introduced to him. In high school, he would rub the home remedy on after football and baseball games to help relieve his sore muscles. He thought that it might help with the current pain he was experiencing so he made a batch. The old home remedy worked! Because of his background in molecular and biochemistry, Lenny started looking at the ingredients and realized that with a few adjustments this muscle rub could be approved by the FDA and it could eventually help millions of people like him who suffer from muscle soreness and pain. That is how Rubber Arm Muscle Rub and Rubber Arm, Inc. began.

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Rubber Arm Muscle Rub Ingredients:

Methyl Salicylate:

A topical analgesic that is similar to aspirin. Considered a pain killer and mild muscle relaxer, it increases blood circulation which brings in oxygen and nutrients. It causes a deep heating or warming sensation to the area where it is applied.

Menthol:

A topical analgesic which opens the pores and enhances the effectiveness of methyl salicylate. Also blocks neuropathic pain signals and gives a cooling effect to the skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate:

A skin moisturizer that creates a protective surface layer while helping to improve elasticity and tone.

Glycerin:

A skin moisturizer that prevents dryness and shores up the skin’s own natural protection.

Isopropyl Alcohol:

A rubbing compound that helps cool and sooth the skin while removing impurities.

Carbomer:

Thickening agent.

Sodium Hydroxide:

pH buffer.

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