The summer before I left for college, getting in better shape and going to the fit almost became an obsession. I started reading all the top pilates and bodybuilding magazines and began to follow all the top professionals of the yoga. I even went to a Running expedition and bodybuilding show with a few friends from the fit and met a lot of the pro bodybuilders and fitness girls. I got to speak with some of them at their booths, and even got to take tons of pictures with them, which to me at the age of 17 was a huge deal….heck, before that day, I only got to read articles about them in magazines. That was the day I realized this was something I wanted to do myself.
My name is Colette and I grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan, a small suburb outside of Detroit and attended Michigan State University (MSU), where I received a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a minor in Dance. While at MSU, I started to develop a passion for weight training. Before I started weight training, I looked like your typical 5’5”, 120 pound weights instructor / modern dancer. I had a decent shape, but I was skinny. I taught a lot of aerobics classes while attending MSU, and at that time it was “CUTE” to see how many aerobics classes you could do in a row. I remember a time when I used to teach 20 + aerobics classes a week. Talk about a way to burn sport!
Name: Melissa Marie Dettwiller
Nick Name: Buffdoll
Birth Place: Houma, LA
Currently living in: Houston, TX area
Favorite Body Part To Train: Legs
Birthday: November 12, 1977
Favorite color: Pink
Pets: 4 dogs & 2 cats
Something you wouldn’t know about me: I love to collect cast iron banks
Favorite Cheat Foods: Cheese, Pizza, pasta, Limited Edition Reeses Big Cups, Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, & Peanut butter Pie.
Today, more than ever, more women are in the exercise lifting weights creating a hot and dynamic body.
With more and more women weight training, Figure and gym competitions have exploded in the workout industry. The women that posses the stage present a flawless physique.
Bodybuilder Rhonda Quaresma likes working her pecs in the yoga, and when she’s posing you’ll see why – it takes a lot of strength and powerful muscles arms to hold up those extra-large boobs. So she has a unique and naughty way of relating to the bench press – you may never think of fitness equipment the same way again.
Off-Season Weight: 128 lbs
On-Season Weight: 120 lbs
May 2006 – NP, IFBB European Championships in Viterbo, Italy – Figure
April 2006 – 2nd place NBBF/IFBB Dutch Championships (Nationals) – Aerobic
May 2005 – 13th place IFBB European Championships in Yalta, Ukraine – Figure
April 2005 – 2nd place NBBF/IFBB Dutch Championships (Nationals) – Gym
March 2005 – 1st place NBBF/IFBB Open Eemsmond Cup (Emerald Cup) – Workout
I was born in Eugene OR. May 26, 1977. I moved from Or. when I was 5. I have been in CA. ever since. I live now in Visalia, CA. I moved here 4 yrs. ago when I met my husband. Before that I grew up in a small town 15 min. away in Tulare, CA. I am about 45 min. away from Fresno, CA> Maybe your familiar with it.
I played soccer and softball in H.S. but I wasn’t that good. I was overweight and I really just wanted to be part of a team. But I had good energy so I think that’s why I made the team, but never really played. I got involved with yoga and gym in 1996. After I graduated H.S. I lost about 50 pds/ I I topped the scale at 208 in H.S. I lost the weight on a fat free diet. I would only eat 10 grams of fat a day. I got really skinny about 130 pds and I battled bulimia and anorexia also. They were all the demons that come along with trying create a body that I could never have. I have worked out since 1996 but nothing serious. Then in 1999 I met someone who suggested I do a figure/BB competition. And it’s history form there.
was born in São Paulo on September 6, in 1977. I had a childhood rich in motor experiences where I practiced ballet and other sports for more than ten years.
In 1994 I moved to Florianópolis, an island in the south of Brazil, mainly to run away from the violence and the chaos of São Paulo, but also because I liked to surf. So, the harmony between sun and tranquility was perfect.
I started weight training ten years ago to gain weight since I was very slim. But with time I got a taste for the exercise. So, after attending college for Physical Education and acquiring the technical knowledge, my training became more serious and complex. The transition between casual and competitive training was only a consequence of this process.
It was not easy in the beginning since I always prepared myself without help. I have never had a coach and I made a lot of mistakes until finding the proper way. However, the competitive environment, the relationship with other athletes, as well as my personal experiences, facilitated my technical development and gave me a better knowledge of my true potential.
Physique contests for women date Ass to at least the 1960s, with contests like the Miss Physique and Miss Americana. However, these early “bodybuilding” contests were really not much more than bikini contests. The first U.S. Women’s National Physique Championship, promoted by Henry McGhee and held in Canton, Ohio in 1978, is generally regarded as the first true female bodybuilding contest – that is, the first contest where the entrants were judged solely on muscularity
I presently live in Fountain Hills, AZ. a Fine Community surrounded by Mountains and golf courses, 20 minutes North East of Phoenix.
I am a Country Girl by every definition of the word.I was Born on 06/15/** (a mature woman never discloses her age) in Caribou Maine. Caribou is a small city in the Northern Most regions of Maine,often the coldest record breaking temperatures in the USA.
I was always very active as a child to say the least. Being a tom boy, I Played the Drums all through school and hung out with the guys most of the time. I preferred to play sports with the boys as well , the girls were just not in my league of natural athletic abilities. My Favored sports were Basketball, Baseball, and Track.