ATHLETES

KELLY NEWTON, 29

Kelly was born and raised in Monterey, California, a beautiful, yet small, coastal town. Originally, she was into ballet, tap and jazz. However, growing up with a competitive older brother, she made the switch to be an athlete like him. She played field hockey, softball, basketball, and some volleyball. She met her now husband in 2007, who got to get her first gym membership. She started working with a trainer and worked with him until he relocated. Lost without her trainer, she decided to play around with Insanity DVD’s and kickboxing classes. In 2014, she decided to take up powerlifting alongside her husband. She loved lifting heavy and eating “clean”, but felt that her body was capable of more, which is what brought her to the bodybuilding industry. She started competing in the NPC Bikini Division in 2015 and placed Top 2 and Top 5 at very large California shows. At the end of 2015, she picked up her entire life and moved to Las Vegas, for a new, yet exciting challenge. She now focuses on overall health and training with purpose, while enjoying flexible dieting and the Las Vegas life. Her goal for the upcoming year is to continue to build her physique and potentially make the transition into the Figure Class.

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PEANUTBUTTER EXPRESS infused with CBD oil

Chris Gutierrez

 

We all start somewhere, right? We just don’t wake up one day and say I’m going to be a fitness model or physique competitor; we work until we achieve our goals in life and become successful in the things we love to do. No one knows the real story, or what we go through to get there, they just see the final product and think “he was born that way.” For me, it started when I graduated from high school. I was really thin; I loved being an athlete, played pretty much every sport, which made it increasingly difficult for me to gain weight. We try to figure it out ourselves; take every supplement “they” say we need, try fad diets, try everything and nothing seems to work.  One day I started watching Ronnie Coleman videos, trying to mimic what HE did; things got better. Next, I hired a coach.  I knew there was only so far I could go on my own. After all of this, I was ready for my first show. I placed top 5 in my class of 30 competitors, most that were older and more experienced than myself.  That’s it I was hooked.  I trained with a few coaches from there, a took a little bit of knowledge from all of them. I Studied Nutrition, learning the ins and outs, and started my own team here in Florida, Top Notch Physique.  For the last two years we have been growing like no other; In 2017 we made a lot of noise in the NPC and now have eyes on us to see what we have to offer in 2018. If you want something in life you have to chase it; be passionate about it; get ready to fail ALOT along the way.  Inevitably, that hard work you go through, no matter what you choose, will be pay off at the end.

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Cookie Crumble

Casey Samsel

IFBB Bikini Pro & Olympian Casey Samsel
Height: 5’7”
Age: 28

I began in my career with the NPC in May 2013 and was granted my IFBB Bikini Pro status at North Americans in August of 2014. I competed 3 times in 2015 with my Pro Debut at the prestigious Pittsburgh Pro. In 2016, I competed 11 times including the Bikini Olympia and was self-coached through 2016 with more than half being top 4 placings and my first Pro win at the IFBB San Antonio Pro.
I opened my 2017 competition year under the guidance of Kim Oddo and I obtained enough points through 4 out of 4 2nd placings in some of the biggest and strongest shows in the pro league. I went on to the Bikini Olympia and was graciously and proudly awarded 4th Place amongst the the top Bikini athletes in the industry today.
I tried my first BamBody treats while in Miami working for SteelFitUSA. Stefanie so nicely packaged and personally delivered my first Treat Pack and I have been hooked ever since! My favorites include: EVERYTHING! Including my own special edition “Casey’s Lean Lemon” which we created special for the 2017 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships. They were an absolute HIT! You can now find them on the BamBody menu and order them year around! So happy to be a part of the BamBody Family!

Casey's Lean Lemon