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Laura Dyck – National Figure Athlete

Busy working mom of two, Laura always has time to fit in a workout. All her hard work has paid off this year to get all the way to the Canadian National Figure stage!

Please read more about Laura.

Can you please share with the readers your background and interests?

I am a 40 year old mother of two beautiful girls, Madison (10) and Sophie (8).  On top of being a full-time Mom, I am also a part-time physiotherapist at Kelowna General Hospital.  I have always enjoyed leading a healthy and active lifestyle. I figure skated competitively for 12 years which consumed most of my childhood but taught me self-discipline, self-confidence and the ability to laugh at myself.  Watching old videos of yourself will do that!!  My most current passions involve lifting weights, playing hockey, snowboarding, skate skiing, rock climbing as well as biking, hiking and running.  I am also helping to coach my daughter’s triathlon club and am always amazed and inspired by my girls strength, determination and energy.  They keep me young and make me want to be a mom that they can look up to and be proud of.

Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Figure Competitor?

The amazing women like Monica Brant and Jamie Eason who grace the covers of Oxygen magazine.  I have had the privilege to train with Monica Brant at her F.E.M. Camps last September in Marina Del Rey and again in Kelowna this July.  This woman is so extremely passionate and motivating about fitness and reaching your goals. Her drive, dedication and discipline are contagious and she is not only beautiful on the outside but radiates pure joy and strength from the inside as well.  My other source of inspiration is my husband.  He sees all of the things in me that I can’t and believes in me on the days that I can’t believe in myself.  He always builds me up and never lets me quit.  He is my rock!

What competitions have you made appearances in, and what titles have you won?

Nov 2011 –     Sandra Wickham Fall Classic –         

Open Figure Short 6th place

May 2012 –     Western Canadian Championships – 

Open Figure A 1st place

June 2012 –      B.C. Provincial Championships –     

Open Figure A 2nd place

Masters Figure A 1st place

Aug 2012 –     CBBF National Bikini, Figure, Fitness, Physique and Elite Bodybuilding Championships –                                

Open Figure A 5th place

Masters Figure A 6th place                                                 

When is your next upcoming show and what will be your competing class?

I started training for my first show less than a year ago and I never expected  to do more than one show let alone make it all the way to Nationals!  Right now it is time to digest all that has happened in the last year, spend time enjoying these last lazy days of summer with my wonderful husband and kids and enjoy my training for the pure joy it brings me.  Never say never though, you might just see my smiling face back on the National stage next year.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”

C.S. Lewis

Where can fans find out more about you?

You can find me on facebook under Laura Lynn Dyck.

 

 

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June Newsletter


MuscleBombshell.com is going strong! We have many amazing women who have contributed with interviews and articles, and much appreciated support from our many Facebook fans and Twitter followers. Great things are happening in the future, and our fans have helped make this possible! Stay tuned for future contests, promotions and future competition appearances from the MB Crew!

~Angelique Kronebusch, MB writer and promoter

 

Western Canadians Round Up

By Angelique Kronebusch

On May 19th, the town of Kelowna, BC, Canada had the biggest bodybuilding show in all of Canada so far with over 230 competitors! This included bodybuilders, the new physique round, fitness, figure and bikini.

The Bikini round stole the show with over 90 bikini competitors and 7 different categories, including 2 master categories. IFBB Bikini Pro Leigh Brandt and her husband Dean Brandt from Vancouver brought 18 to the show, with a few of their girls taking 1st place trophies home.

I brought in 13 girls with many placings on my team as well. Laura Dyck from Kelowna taking the Figure Class A round, Susie Hall from Kelowna placing 2nd in Figure Class B with 103.9 The Juice Kelowna host Christy Farrell not far behind with 4th place in Figure Class B. Toby Tannas, Kelowna CHBC Anchor placed 5th in a very competitive Figure Class D round. In bikini, my very good friend and on Team Wickham, Crystal Raposo placed 2nd in Bikini Class A, just missing 1st place against Sarah Yim from Team Body By Brandt taking 1st in Bikini Class A. Reanna Lamb from Pentiction placing very well in her first show, taking 3rd in her Bikini Class B division. Leslie Keats from Kelowna took 5th in Bikini Class C, and two of my girls in Class D, Roxanne Patricia from Prince George and Nicole Laderoute from Kelowna place 2nd and 3rd. This was a very successful event for all my girls and everyone who attended. Congrats to all and a big thanks to Sandra Wickham, Ross Webb, and the promoters of the show Leigh and Dean Brandt for another successful event!

New York Pro Round Up

By Angelique Kronebusch

The New York Pro is a very popular event, with many great athletes from all over the world attending. This year the New York Pro After placing 3rd at the Arnold Classic, Candice Keene had a big win and looked amazing at this show, with Heather Dees placing 2nd and Ava Cowan taking 3rd place. India Paulino stole the Pro Bikini round with Jaime Baird placing a close 2nd and Yeshaira Robles placing 3rd. Canada’s Newest IFBB Bikini Pro Sandy Avelar made her very first Pro appearance as well!

Congrats to all for a successful event!

 

Summer is Here!

By Margie Mack, MB Writer

Here are a few healthy tips to get you through the summer barbeques and lazy days at the beach.

1. Drink water!  During the summer days it is easy to get dehydrated quickly. By the time you are thirsty, your body is screaming for water.
2. Eat fresh foods like vegetables and fruits instead of the chips and dip.
3. Limit your alcohol consumption: Choose beverages that aren’t packed with sugar. An average margarita contains roughly 500 calories. However a glass of white wine contains about 90.
4. Seize the day! Nothing beats a morning jog on the beach. Wake a little early before the sun gets hot and get your cardio done on the sand. If you are at the pool, swim a few laps in addition to the lounging you are doing poolside.
5. If you do indulge in some summertime treats, watch your portions. Portion control is the most important thing when at those summertime parties.
6. Enjoy! Be safe and have a great summer!

Athlete Spotlight

Laura Dyck, physiotherapist, mother of two and Provincial Level Figure Athlete

Stay Lean With Weight Training

By Angelique Kronebusch

Every woman wants a lean physique, whether its a bikini body or a ripped figure competitor physique-like body. Time to ease back on the endless amount of cardio and train hard with weights!

Weight training is great for the body in many ways. The more you train with weights, the stronger and leaner you get. With proper nutrition, your body will put on more muscle mass, which will increase your metabolism and burn more calories at rest then with just typical cardio training. This means a leaner physique all year around, and defined arms, legs and abs! The biggest key is to not give up or quit after a few months. This type of physique takes time and dedication to your fitness and health, all year around.

Its time to change your attitude with your workout, and start lifting those dumbbells!

Articles by Margie Mack and Angelique Kronebusch


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Alicia McBride – Figure Athlete


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Alicia has been an athletic girl most of her life, and now has added another accomplishment to her athletic background: Figure competitions.

Read more about Alicia…

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Goal Setting Tips for the Fitness Girl


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Goal-setting consistently has played a huge part in my success over the years, not only in the fitness world but also in my personal life.

Over these last few years, I have set goals for myself and worked my way through them. It is amazing what you can do when you have a clear mind about what your goals are and what you want out of them.

Whether you are competing soon, need to clean up your diet or want to fit in a bikini for your next beach holiday, a list of goals will help you keep on track and motivated to achieve them.

This is a list of ways that can help you with your goals, whatever they may be.

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Leah Berti – IFBB Figure Pro


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Leah Berti just received her IFBB Pro Card this year in Figure and is excited to step on the Pro stage soon! Even though Leah is very busy with her full time career, she is very passionate about health and fitness and loves to help others achieve their fitness goals.

Find out more about Leah Berti…

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