By Cosete Jarrett Their bods and commitment are inspiring women around the world to set the goal of one day stepping on the stage as a fitness competitor in the bikini division at the next local competition. Yet this community still isn't universally understood or accepted. Outsiders ridicule fitness competitions, using hateful words about participants' bodies and the steps it took to get them.
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Love0 1 month after the Bikini Competition — how am I doing? That was fast…it seemed like a completely different time in my life. Ok now pretend you are watching me on stage. I flash my BIGGEST smile, put my left hand on my waist, and sway the life out of my hips and walk like the biggest diva model there ever was. That smile is pasted. My cheeks are quivering from the intense cheesin. All I can think is how Kip told me to tense up all my muscles — gotta make everything, all that hard work POP!
The over-50 bikini braggers: They love flaunting bodies
The makeshift dressing room is packed with dozens of tanned and taut women touching up makeup or pumping resistance bands. Bodybuilding grandmother Mary Dinner competing in the master bikini and figure competition at the Henderson Thorne Natural Classic, pumps up her muscles backstage before the start of the master bikini and figure competition. The competition, her first, comes after months of juggling intense training along with parenting her three-year-old son and a stressful career as a research co-ordinator at a clinical-trials site. He says the growth has led the OPA to add new height and age classes, including a grandmaster category for women 45 and older.