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City: Eden Prairie
Country: United States
Occupation: artist/ choreographer
Being on the cover of Status: Being new to the Fitness industry with competing and modeling has just driven me harder in my training. Being a part of such a well-known Fitness magazine after transforming my physique would be such an honor and privilege. Being on the cover of STATUS is the true meaning of feeling that you have acheived your the ultimate "STATUS" in fitness.
Bethany Nelson, at the age of 28 decided to become a Fitness and Figure competitor because of her love for hip-hop dance and performing. After discovering she had a severe gluten allergy a year ago, Bethany quickly adapted to a new healthy lifestyle of eating clean and feeling fit for the first time in her life. In just the 15 months she has lost more than 20 pounds and cut her body fat in half! Last May, Bethany entered her first competition and earned 2nd place in Fitness. She achieved even more with becoming Mrs. Natural MN Figure Beginner Overall Champion. After strutting her stuff at Fitness America in November 2011, Bethany placed a strong 6th place in the Open Figure Short class. In order to raise extra funds for her fitness career Bethany started designing and selling her own clothing line calledTeam Peanut. The Team Peanut brand has been making its way all over the country!
"Anyone can give up!"
"When you lose, don't lose the lesson!"
"If you want to see the change, you've got to be the change!"
Nutrition / Supplements:
Lean meat, oatmeal, berries, peanut butter, egg whites, vegetables, nuts, sweet potato, salmon
Monday: Cardio Hip-Hop Group Fitness Class, Shoulders
Tuesday: Yoga, Back/Bis
Wednesday: Choreograph Fitness Routine, Abs
Thursday: Cardio Group Fitness Class, Legs/Glutes
Saturday: Bootcamp Group Fitness Class, Chest/Tris
Sunday: Choreograph Fitness Routine, Abs
What separates Status from any other fitness magazine: Status is unique and inspiring because it is a platform for both men and women to appreciate and learn more about fitness and bodybuilding. It is a collective and positive place for anyone in the industry to read about diet, training and supplements for all different types of athletes. I am always motivated and encouraged to see the gorgeous, strong women represented along with the men who train their bodies to the MAX!