Amy did it!

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Congratulations again to Amy Pelz who won first place and her pro card this past weekend as a figure Pro. We are proud of you!  Your hard work and dedication has paid off.  You have become an inspiration to us all.

Crunch Time!

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By Amy Pelz So, I’m down to the final 12 weeks and feeling the effects of a low calorie restrictive diet. The upside of it though is that I’m seeing lots of changes in the way that my body looks and feels. The downside is that I’m having trouble thinking clearly and at times I’m extremely moody. From the moment …

Month 2-Figure Training

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By Amy Pelz This past month has been based on finalizing which competition to compete in and also establishing my splits for every week. I’ve began writing everything down. Everything I eat is recorded. Every rep and weight I use in the gym is recorded. Now that I know when I’ll be competing, it’s serious business from here on out. …

The Road To My First Competition

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By Amy Pelz A few weeks ago, I made the decision to do the unthinkable: To compete in a fitness competition! The thought to me is exhilarating. There is no better time than right now for me because I don’t really have any other major commitments in my life. Making the decision to do it was the first step in …

Competition! It’s on!

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By Amy Pelz At the beginning of this month, I decided to run the Lemont Freedom Run 5k. In the past I signed up for other 5k’s, but never ran them. This time, I had my co-worker with me for mutual support. It was perfect because it was convenient and I had never done one before, so I figured, why …

My Best Vacation Ever!

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I just got back from my annual family vacation and I’m feeling more rested and rejuvenated than ever. It’s what I physically work towards every year. It’s kind of ironic that I work so hard all year just so I can take it easy for a one week out of the summer. It was thrilling to be able to lay …

My Drive For Motivation!

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Have you ever wanted something so bad that you will stop at nothing to get it? Every ounce of time and energy are put forth to achieving your goal. You visualize it so much that you can touch it, plan what you have to do to achieve it, and take the first steps to work toward it. Mental roadblocks don’t …