JASON ROGERS // MEN WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH

Jason Rogers is nationally ranked Physique Competitor with NPC, Army Combat Veteran, Scivation Athlete, and an Online Fitness/Nutrition Coach located in Northern Virginia area.  Jason always had the love fitness but it wasn’t till he joined the Army back in 2002 and he was deployed to Iraq where the gym was his outlet.  Jason has competed in five shows within last 3 years and has … [Read more...]

Health and Fitness Tips to Help Busy People Stay on Track

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DC’s Sought After Trainer: Ingrid Nelson

ATHLETES WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH /// INGRID NELSON   We caught up with Ingrid Nelson, a Washington D.C. based Nike trainer,  the Founder of her newly launch The ING Group, a PureRyde Instructor, Equinox, and Sweetgreen Fitness Ambassador who was named D.C.'s best personal trainer in 2014 by Washingtonian … [Read more...]

The Secret to Her Success: Achieving that Ultimate Bikini Body

The Secret to Her Success: From a face in the crowd to a first place finish, our senior fitness and nutrition blogger Jenna Scott tells us how she took her bikini body to a new level. By Tracey Longo TUA: How does it feel for all of your hours in the gym and the kitchen to pay off....to get that hardware for first place in your bikini competition at the … [Read more...]

MEN WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH

MEN WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH: THE INTREPID ALEX GOLDBERG // FROM NATIONAL POWERLIFTING RECORDS TO STRONGMAN, THIS IS ONE GINGER WHO EMBRACES THE PAIN // By Tracey Longo It takes a big man to rock a kilt, but red-headed Alex Goldberg is neither shy nor retiring when it comes to fighting for records in not one but three strength sports. If donning a kilt adds some adrenalin, … [Read more...]

WOMEN WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH

By Tracey Longo // NAME: Penny Seabolt, WNBF Figure Pro AGE: 40 LOCATION: Lutherville, Maryland GYM YOU TRAIN AT: J’s Next Level Fitness, Retro Fitness and Fit Gym (Baltimore County) CLAIMS TO FAME: 2010-OCB Eastern Regionals - 2nd place debut, 1st place novice, 1st place … [Read more...]

MEN WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH

  By Tracey Longo // With a second place finish under his belt at the 2012 Richmond Pro Bowl, this IFPA Heavyweight Pro has his sights set on his first pro win. The first thing you notice about Donovan is his intensity, even before you are struck by his heavyweight physique, which by the way he keeps totally covered up in sweats in the gym. I know this … [Read more...]

The Amazing Shrinking Act – NPC Bikini Athlete Kelsey Byers

How the Houston beauty went from overweight student to sponsored athlete and fitness model - By Lydia Michalitsianos with Tracey Longo //  This year at the Arnold Sports festival, The Urban Athletica was pleased to catch up with rising NPC bikini competitor and newly-sponsored Labrada athlete Kelsey Byers. Houston-based Kelsey had just finished two photo-shoots when we caught up to her in the … [Read more...]

ATHLETES WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH

THE URBAN ATHLETE By Tracey Longo // NAME: Lynn Sambuco, winning bikini competitor, fitness model, trainer and mother of two TRAINS AT: LA Fitness, Pittsburgh, PA. CLAIM TO FAME: Lynn racked up a remarkable 10 bikini competitions, since making the commitment to compete in 2010.  She came in first place twice and won an overall title in 2010. HIGHLIGHTS: The 2012 Arnold amateur … [Read more...]

ATHLETES WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH

THE URBAN ATHLETE By Tracey Longo Name: Rob Kreider, winning bodybuilder, trainer and entrepreneur Trains at: Xsport in Alexandria. I train my clients at Fitness First Health Club in Alexandria. Claim to Fame: Rob swept the NPC Met-RX East Coast Classic in 2010, winning first place, overall champion and best poser awards. A winning athlete and competitor, he’s competed in 27 … [Read more...]