I’m a southern Cali girl who appreciates beauty from all walks of life, but there is nothing more appealing to me than seeing a man or woman who is in-shape and takes good care of themselves. I did not grow up playing sports. I was never athletic and I am horribly uncoordinated. If you ask anyone that knows me, they would agree. What I do have is heart, determination and commitment. I knew I had to start somewhere, so I decided to do a figure competition. In 2010 I competed in my first novice figure competition placing 2nd at the Muscle Classics in Venice Beach and two more NPC figure shows followed. I had no clue what I was getting myself into in terms of the amount of training, nutrition and the adjustments I had make in order to step on stage with other competitors. Through my journey of becoming a figure competitor and sculpting my body I realized it is more of a LIFESTYLE than anything else. Showing off the hard work I put in on a daily basis and then being able to share my knowledge with others who want to get in-shape or struggle with obesity brings so much joy to my heart. It goes beyond just ‘looking good‘ for me, it’s about KNOWING and UNDERSTANDING my body from the inside and out. You can reach Jackie by connecting with her on TWITTER and make sure and visit her website MissJackieFitness.com
Christina blazed a trail into the fitness industry with a no-holds barred approach to online personal fitness coaching. She has captured the attention of thousands online through her writing style, approaching fitness and nutrition with an inspiring “you can do it” coaching mentality. As a young adult, Christina struggled with her weight and body image herself. Overweight and unmotivated, she fell victim to binge eating throughout her teenage years. Deciding that this was not the lifestyle she imagined having, Christina decided to join a local gym where she grew to love the fitness and nutrition lifestyle. As time went on, family and friends started looking up to her and began asking for advice on fitness and nutrition. This inspired her interest in developing more credentials and sparked a newfound interest in becoming a certified personal trainer. Christina quickly acquired a NASM Certification and started working for a local gym as a trainer, where she developed and refined her training style. Now, a mother and integral part of her small family, Christina works from the comfort of her home when she’s not on the road, inspiring, coaching and enriching the lives of thousands of people from all over the world. Christina says, “ Helping people discover their potential in having a healthy, happy life by enriching their lives through fitness and nutrition coaching has been such an incredibly rewarding gift. I am devoted to the mission of lifelong health and to developing tools and resources that make being fit and healthy an easy decision for anyone I happen to cross paths with .” You can ...
Mike Escamilla, 34, is known for changing the face of BMX street riding, being a fearless stuntman… and for being a big talker. On a road trip to a BMX contest in 1994, pro rider Keith Treanor was so exhausted by Escamilla’s relentless chatter that he threatened to duct tape him to the roof of the car. Though he managed to avoid his duct-taped fate, the nickname “Rooftop” stuck.
Today, you can catch Escamilla at his “day job” on Fuel TV where he co-hosts “Strangers in Danger” along with BMX rider Zack “Catfish” Yankush. The pair travel the world taking part in strange rituals and bizarre stunts such as eating a live octopus, working as sewer divers in Mexico and occasionally breaking bottles on their foreheads. The show isn’t Escamilla’s first appearance on-screen, however. He made his feature film debut in 2002, alongside Vin Diesel in “XXX” playing a ramp truck passenger. He’s also spent time doing stunt work for NBC’s “The Cape,” “Chuck” and “Outsourced.” Escamilla is also a regular on The Learning Channel’s (TLC) hit show, “LA Ink,” Escamilla grew up in Southern California and started riding BMX at the age of 11. A local bike shop owner took notice of the then-14-year-old and contacted Ride Magazine. Shortly after his first photo shoot, he became a regular on the pages of magazines like Ride and BMX and took top honors at contests like the X-Games. He was named one of Ride Magazine’s most ...