ATHLETES

Kelly Newton

(The OG Athlete)

"My name is Kelly Newton. I was born and raised in Monterey, California. A beautiful, yet small, coastal town. As a child, I was originally into ballet, tap and jazz. However, growing up with a competitive older brother, I made the switch to be an athlete like him. I played sports all year long-- from volleyball, basketball, softball, and field hockey. 

I met my husband in 2007, who got me my first gym membership. I started working with a trainer and worked with him until he relocated. Lost without him, I moved into mostly "at home" workouts like Insanity by Shaun T. In 2014, I  decided to take up powerlifting alongside my husband, who used to do it competitively. This was the first time ever where I "weighed" all my food and meal prepped. I LOVED lifting heavy, and actually enjoyed eating "clean", since I had never dieted before. However, I knew my body was capable of more, which is why I was drawn to bodybuilding. I started prepping for my first show in 2015, and competed at 2 Spectrum Fitness Production shows in the NPC Bikini Open Division. I was fortunate enough to place Top 2 and Top 4 at those shows. Again, I knew my body was capable of more. I dabbled with the idea of moving into Figure-- but at the end of 2015, we picked up our entire life and moved to Las Vegas, for a new, yet exciting challenge. I have gotten "competition lean" since, but haven't really had the desire to get back on stage-- at least not yet. I now focus on overall health, training with purpose, and most importantly -- FLEXIBLE DIETING! In 2018, we under went the IVF process to have a baby. We are planning on transferring the embryo to get pregnant sometime in 2020! After baby... IT'S GAME TIME!"

Try Kelly's favorite treat:

PEANUT BUTTER EXPRESS infused with CBD oil

Aria Adamy 

"I didn't always take my health seriously, despite being a medical professional and graduating from pharmacy school in 2005.  As I got closer to my 30th birthday, I got more interested in learning about nutrition and weight training.  One day I was looking for healthy recipes and I stumbled upon photos of IFBB bikini athletes.  I loved the strong but feminine look.  At the age of 31, I did my first NPC bikini competition.  That was October 2012 and I've been hooked ever since!  I proudly earned my IFBB Pro Card at the 2016 NPC Teen, Collegiate & Masters National Championships.  In May 2017 I was eligible to fulfill my dream of competing at the legendary IFBB NY Pro.  I was fortunate to compete again at the 2018 IFBB NY Pro.  After placing 11th at both NY Pro appearances, my current goal is to crack the top 10, then the top 5!
I honestly almost never tried my first BamBody treat!  I met Stefanie at the 2017 IFBB Florida Grand Prix in the IFBB bikini line up backstage.  I realized she and her husband, Ramiro, were running the BamBody Nutrition booth at the show.  I have always admired entrepreneurs and fit couples, so I was immediately impressed especially because Stefanie was working while competing!  Unfortunately, the booth sold out before finals was over, so I never got to try a Bam.  As fate would have it, Stefanie and I competed together again at the 2017 IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Pro a few months later.  Again, the booth sold out before I grabbed a sample!  I've had my fair share of dry, tasteless protein desserts so I was hesitant to order but if the BamBody booth was selling out at every show I had to try them!  I ordered a half pack of the Peanut Butter Swirl and I almost ate them all the day they arrived!  Yes, the Bams are that good!  I will never eat another sugary 'real' brownie again!
My favorite BamBody treat is the limited edition Snickerdoodle.  I admire Stefanie's ability to use her education in nutrition to make delicious calorie conscious desserts, which really are so good you think they can't be healthy!"
Try Aria's Favorite treat:
Pumpkin Bread... With Snickerdoodle trailing behind in a close second place!

Ariel Sloan

"In 2015 I stepped on stage for my very first time. I had spent 12 weeks in my first prep. It was the first time I had ever been to the gym, ever meal prepped, or ever poured my heart into anything so deeply. Body building saved me. For many years i had been in toxic relationships, had an awful relationship with food, and felt empty. After competing for the first time, i fell in love - not just with the glitz & glam of the stage but with the sport itself. I loved building on becoming a better person. Physically, mentally - every day being a better me.

In 2017 I stepped on stage again and earned my ANBF Pro card. That day changed my life forever. Since then competing has become not just a hobby but something I truly want to do with my life. I’ve now competed in 6 shows and can’t wait to take the stage again and will be putting all of my efforts into earning my IFBB Pro Card.

Thankfully my dear friend, Casey Samsel did a 12 days of Christmas giveaway in which i won my first Bambody treat pack. From the moment i had my first one i was hooked. As an Athlete and someone who takes their health/diet very seriously nutrition is KEY. I am also a coach and want to recommend only the highest of quality to my clients, friends, and family.  Bambody has truly made the term “treat yourself” mean something and i feel so blessed to be a part of a Bambody Nutrition team! Diets don’t have to be boring and food that tastes good doesn’t have to be “bad for you”! I recommend these brownies to anyone whom will listen and I truly love them. They taste better than any homemade brownie I’ve ever had. The best part - other than the fact they taste amazing they are high in protein, and fiber, but low in carbs, fats, and have ZERO sugar.

My favorite to date is the S’mores Brownie - but, there’s not a Bambody I’ve ever had and didn’t like! Treat Yourself!"
Try Ariel's favorite treat:
Smore's 

Megan Van Vleet

"My name is Megan – I am 33 years old – I am a national level NPC Bikini Athlete, a wife, a lifestyle coach and I work full time in Clinic Operations for a not-for-profit healthcare system. I was born and raised in Oregon, where I still live with my husband and 3 fur-children. I have been an athlete my whole life – including gymnastics, ballet, softball and now bodybuilding. I have always loved being active and involved in athletics, but after college found myself in an unhealthy place and lost – I had no direction for myself, no passion. I was struggling, and knew that I wasn’t taking care of my body the way I needed to for my health.

I finally took on the challenge of learning about nutrition and cleaning up my diet – focusing on whole foods and more balanced intake. As someone who had struggled with disordered eating in the past, this was such a key component of my journey – and one I feel like we are never done improving on. BamBody has allowed me to continue this focus while still enjoying the process of eating for my goals!

In 2012 I checked off my first goal, and ran a half-marathon with my then fiancé, now husband. Crossing the finish line together was a memory I will never forget! We got married in October of that year, and ran our second half-marathon a week later! 

Finally with his encouragement & inspiration from my younger brother, I began prepping for my first NPC Bikini Competition in January of 2013. I stepped on stage for the first time that June – and I fell in love. I found my outlet, and a passion and I have been competing ever since. A proud natural athlete, I now have more than 15 NPC competitions under my belt, and was so honored to place at every national show I competed at in 2018. I love being able to show through my journey that any goal that you set your mind to is attainable – and what hard work, patience and believe in yourself can do. My goal is to earn my IFBB Pro Card in the bikini division, and make my place on the professional stage!

I discovered BamBody Nutrition over a year ago and have been addicted ever since! As someone who could live off all things sweet – BamBody has created a way for me to get my sweet-tooth fix while keeping my goals in mind. Knowing that every order is made fresh – and seeing the care and love that has been put into every item – BamBody Nutrition has opened the doors to making eating healthy and eating for your goals sustainable and enjoyable. My FAVORITE treat are their brownies – and I have turned down other’s “normal” brownies to enjoy the ones BamBody makes instead – THEY ARE THAT GOOD. I have told anyone and everyone I can about them – and particularly love sharing them with my lifestyle fitness clients!

One of my all-time favorite combinations is a frozen BamBody Brownie – with Mint Chocolate Chip Enlightened and some chocolate peanut butter on top!"

Try Megan's favorite treat:

Brownies 

 

Taeler De Haes

"Hey y’all. I’m a Texas girl making a home in Cleveland. By day, I’m an investigative reporter for a local TV station. As for my fitness journey, I’m a USPA powerlifter and NPC bikini competitor, aspiring to show others it’s possible to crush both career and fitness goals.

My favorite BamBody treat is the OG brownie, but I still have dreams about the cookie crumble."

Try Taeler's favorite treat:

Cookie Crumble