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Melanie Duncan – Team Beachbody Coach

Melanie Duncan - Team Beachbody Coach

This feature really hits home for me! Meet Melanie Duncan, a Team Beachbody Coach!

Being a Beachbody Coach myself, I always enjoy reading transformational stories of Coaches and the awesome positivity they bring to the mix! Coaches are all about connecting with and inspiring others as we lead normal everyday lives!

Melanie Duncan has inspired me and am sure she’ll do the same for you too! (Not to mention she’s ROCKING MB!)

Could you share with us your Background (Education, Interests, etc.)?

I love spending time with my family and friends! They are the biggest part of my life and without them I would not be who I am today. God has truly blessed me with them! I attended the University of Missouri for two years majoring in Psychology. While I did really enjoy it, I realized I didn’t want to make it my career. I wasn’t passionate about it. So, I decided to take a break from school for a while. I’m still on that break, but planning on going back and possibly majoring in Nutritional Sciences!

So who would you say has inspired you the most to succeed in Life and in Fitness?

My two brothers have had inspired me the most in my fitness journey. My younger brother is an amateur bodybuilder and has done many shows and shoots, and my older brother is a P90X fanatic. He has done 7 rounds already!

What’s your favorite Fitness Program and how has your experience been?

I am a Beachbody Coach, so I’m all about some P90X! I’m actually in my third month of it right now, and I have never felt so amazing mentally or physically! It has literally opened up a brand new world for me, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Why did you decide to become a Beachbody Coach?

I decided to become a Beachbody Coach probably 2 weeks or so into P90X. I was so on fire about every aspect of what it entailed. I love working with people and helping them succeed and get motivated in whatever it is they are interested in. Everyone I’ve met through Team Beachbody are such incredible people, and they are so passionate about what they do! I couldn’t have asked for a more positive and inspiring group of people to work with!

What are your future Goals in both Life and Fitness?

As for my future fitness goals, I would love to one day compete in a bikini/fitness model competition. I think it would be a ton of fun and really cool experience! But more than anything, I want to encourage and inspire people to be the best they can be with whatever interests and goals they have in life. I love seeing people succeed and better themselves in ways they could’ve never imagined! Helping others to do just that, is my passion!

Where can our fans find out more about you?

If you want to know more about me, or have any questions, you can find me on Twitter @Melanie_Fitness or on FB at Facebook.com/MelanieDespinaDuncan! God bless!

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Jennifer Hennessey – Figure Athlete

This mom, veterinarian and now figure athlete has made amazing transformations to her body. Even though Jennifer is a very busy woman, she still made time for her health and fitness, and is slowly conquering the fitness world!

1. Briefly share with us your background (Education, Interests, etc.)?

I am writing to share my story of conquering enormous obstacles to become a fit mom after completing an 8 month body transformation.

I am a full time mom (my day job!) and also hold a full time job (the night job – emergency veterinarian). I graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and have been a full-time emergency veterinarian ever since.

I spend any “me time” also working on the side a veterinary journalist and doing veterinarian lecturing; and when weather permits I ride and show.

I decided this year to find time to shed my “mom/veterinarian” body through serious diet/nutrition coaching to obtain not just a leaner figure, but try to become extraordinarily fit…to compete in bodybuilding/Figure competitions!

I have a background in equestrian sports, not bodybuilding or anything similar! 🙂  I literally work overnight (6p-8a), come home to care for my 2 and 4 year olds all day, then go back to work  and do this for 4 week days…notice there is no bedtime in that schedule. 🙂

I love the challenge of spending time (vs a caregiver doing it) with my kids while also honoring my veterinarian obligations. Somehow, I have been able to work in 2-3 hours/day of exercise and training (done kid-side at home and at the local YMCA) for the past 8 months.

If that wasn’t challenging enough, I also had to focus about 2hr every 3rd day to cooking my food for the week and had to organize a structured (nutritionist driven) meal plan of eating every 2-3 hours!

2. Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Fitness Competitor?

The first time I came across the sport of Figure Competing online (Dec 2010), I started looking at pics of the Pros and have been super motivated by Erin Stern; I also admire Cheryl Brown as she was recently worked at my nutritionists office and is an amazing mom and athlete!!

3. What competitions have you made appearances in? From these, what were your placements (titles won)?

My very first time to step on stage was April 2nd 2011 at the REAL Deep South show which was at my 90 day completion of P90X and 8 weeks after dieting clean:

  • Placed 3rd in REAL Beauty/Bikini
  • Placed 5th in Figure/Novice

Just completed my 2nd show – Optimum Nutrition Lone Star by REAL on August 20th 2011 (my original goal) show for this years transformation and the stepping stone for further progress as a Figure athlete and fitness model:

  • 1st place Figure/Novice
  • 1st place Fitness Model
  • Won the Rising Star Award by REAL
  • Won a fitness model Photo-shoot with Michael David Photography
  • Crowned the new inspirational athlete for the 2011 “I Decide” campaign with Michael David Photography

4. When is your next upcoming show? What will be your competing class?

Planning for an NPC show in Spring, possibly the Ronnie Coleman Classic; will be competing in Figure

5. Where can fans find out more about you (website, published magazines, etc.)?


Feature will be in November 2011 issue of Muscle & Body Magazine

Aslo, a testimonial is being designed by Beachbody and expected to be released soon!

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