It really takes us back to the world of FAME --> We are very proud that FAME supported the growth of multiple brands, products, services and athletes, helping to launch careers, turn companies around and make dreams come true.
Many individuals-turned-athletes become fitness superstars, magazine cover models, and endorsed athletes. How cool was it that FAME's growth created a demand for new types of jobs: swimsuit designers, costume designers, self tanners, spray tanners, elite personal trainers, sports nutritionists, event promoters, workshop presenters, etc.
FAME was also the first organization to adopt the WNSO Sanction and premiered the revolutionary Physique Screening Panel. Through FAME, the athletic distinctions for Figure Athletes, Fitness Models, Bodybuilders, Swimsuit and Muscle Models were created. To this day those categories were adopted and built upon by other physique-focused organizations.
Their events and athlete coverage received global attention on television, radio, and magazines -- including the National Post and CBC. And FAME: Fitness And Model Expo became Canada's largest fitness consumer event all five years it ran. The ultimate high came with the announcement that TSN (ESPN) featured their Fitness Event as the network's TOP rated non-live TV Show.
Launching this BodyProud Community!
To be announced. Check the profiles and activity of each of the Empowerment Team Ambassadors!
What Made Me "ME"
Jeffrey Kippel & Mindy Blackstien, are a husband-wife entrepreneurial team who have been working side by side for over a decade. Armed with common ambition, focus and determination, they already changed the scope of the fitness communities, empowering it to new heights.
Discovering a void for high caliber fitness events promoting natural and healthy physiques in Canada, Jeff and Mindy accepted the responsibility, and developed the FAME World Tour and World Natural Sports Organization. Within five years their in-home business revolutionized the fitness industry internationally.
After a decade observing the athletes, the industry and the stage, Jeff and Mindy came to a sudden realization that they had unknowingly helped create another void. They chose to fill it. It was not an easy task. In fact it had taken five years of intense conceptualization, re-alignment, and dedication. Their purpose: to enhance the experience for the athletes, benefit the contest stages, and provide the athletes with new pathways and platforms that massively benefit humanity. And with that, the "I AM BodyPROUD" declaration, affirmation and culture was born. Intuitively Jeff and Mindy knew this is what was needed. It would change the way athletes experienced the event and celebrate their transformation as triumphs, regardless of placing. Fast forward to Ft. Lauderdale 2009. The concept was taken to the stage and the theory was tested. BOO-YAH!! This concept changed the event and the way athletes felt about themselves and their fellow competitors. It was magical. Truths were discovered, successes were celebrated, audience and media were inspired and athletes went home feeling bodyproud. How perfect!
All that was needed now was the time, focus, energy, pathways and platforms to make this a worldwide phenomenon. Stepping out of the spotlight, Jeff and Mindy chose to conceptualize and develop for three more years a system to help each person (athlete or not, and regardless of obstacles and start point) accomplish their bodyproud goals and lifestyle dreams. They aligned -- and are still aligning -- with key individuals, products, services, mentors and partners.
Guess what?! It's now time for a soft-launch within this community. All people who participate are able to be part of a mastermind type circle and give their feedback and advice to the FAME Team, as well as share their milestones, transformations, life lessons, knowledge, truths and passion with those who are ready to be inspired.
Stretching My Comfort Zone
Help the planet raise its level of consciousness so people LIVE ALIVE and are BodyProud--> physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Provide awareness, pathways and platforms to help love how they look and love how they feel through every stage of life.
Empower people to achieve their human potential while nourishing their body, pampering themselves and pleasuring their mind.
Step into their power: Gain an Abundance Mindset and develop a positive mental attitude as well as good communication skills.
Live from a place of LOVE: Give Love. Receive Love. To others, themselves and their body.
Create a HUGE BodyPROUD CROWD EMPOWERMENT TEAM who helps change society by sharing their truths, digging deep, and leading as a bodyproud example.
Talents I Wish to Hone.
We are the BodyProud CROWD EMPOWERMENT Team of Ambassadors! We are heart-led individuals from all walks of life who have each made the decision to step into the role of "creator" of our own body, health, happiness and life. As part of our own commitment to be bodyproud, we are here to share with you our AHA's, breakthroughs, passion, personal discoveries and new awarenesses. We have each chosen to lead by example and celebrate with you our milestones and personal triumphs. Together we have aligned as one so as to provide you with support, coaching, guidance, cheerleaders, education, and a distinct and defined pathway to help you achieve your own bodyproud goals and life dreams.
* We all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicities, and physical abilities can be - and should be - Body Proud!
* We only have one body so let's 'cherish it'. Let's LOVE it. It's ours for LIFE and it's ours to love.
First: Let's become AWARE that we can be Body Proud.
Second: Visualize your desired Body Proud physique FOR YOU!
Third Step: Want It
Fourth Step: Go for it!!
Fifth Step: Achieve it!!
Players I Wish to Associate With and Why:
As soon as one new person starts on their bodyPROUD journey, that one person is able to lead by example and empower one person, their family, or multiple members of society. Their energy becomes positive which is felt by others. As new-found confidence builds and that one new person experiences true joy, health and obviously love how they look and feel, people get motivated to follow suit. They ask questions and suddenly you have new powers, that of being a role model, a hero to those inspired to make good4me decisions and change their life as well. On both a philanthropic and personal level, making the decision to be bodyproud is one of the most nurturing decisions you can make. You only have one body. You only have one life. Choose to live it with confidence, fantastic physical abilities, and enjoyed health. Choose to be pamper your body and pleasure your mind. Doing so, directly correlates to experiencing life from a higher playing field and benefits both you and those you love!
The raw food diet is quite amazing. I first found out about it via books by people like Dr Bernard Jensen and Dr Richard Anderson. Then when I went to Vancouver I met Sam Abzaraky, a raw food bodybuilder (and huge hunky dude!). I spent about a year on a 100% raw diet using the 80/10/10 diet by Dr Doug Graham. It was blissful! My sporting performance was incredible and I was training for international competition when one day I dislocated my knee!
The only downside to raw was that I have to attend lots of functions for business where people often like to eat and drink. So eventually I started eating cooked again and having had to cut back on my training due to injury the weight just piled on. I've now gone to back to being majority raw and I'm training most days and the weight is shifting but I really miss those 100% raw days... up at 6am and jogging the park.... work all day with no afternoon lapse and great attention... take an exercise class in the evening... energy left over afterwards for study or romance... I can't tell you how much having that abundance of energy changes your life, you have to try it for yourself! Just be aware that life will never be the same again ;)
Thanks for the comment Jeff & Mindy! The site has come very far, since i joined here if i remember correctly, it was just starting..and now has thousands of members getting inspired by fitness enthusiats around the world. Congratulations to the both of you!! More power!
Hi there you 2. Best wishes to you and your families,and may 2011 be a beautiful year filled with love,health and sucess. I am so exited,i belive that my body and health is the best gift i could ever give to myself.
Hey, yep, my goal is to compete at UK Fame 2011. I suffered a brain haemorrhage in June this year and have been working my butt off to get back into shape! initially i was paralysed down my left side and could not even get out of my hospital bed, to cut a HUGE story short, I am now running up to 25 miles per week and adapt many exercise techniques and principles to training at home. I am a fully qualified PT and utilise all the knowledge I have gained over 12 years in the industry.My goal is to hit the fitness model or muscle category and display my physique that I came so very close to losing altogether. It is and has been the most difficult and heart wrenching 6 months and i just wanna show that I can come out the other side in fantastic physical condition!!