They’ve made fitness and health a priority. And today, some of those athletes, got a chance to compete and show off their fit and muscular bodies.
The National Physique Committee held is Oklahoma championship here in Tulsa.
She’s 35–and Elizabeth Thompson never imagined flexing in a bikini, in front of an audience. But a friend convinced her.
“She said she would like to have someone do it with her and I said I would do it with her because I didn’t realize it was such a big thing,” sad Thompson.
And this was her first big show in women’s bodybuilding. She’s not very tall. But she’s spent a whole year, defining her muscles which have been through quite a bit.
“We have four kids at home and we chase them all around and it’s…. Anybody can do it for sure and I think it’s something everyone should do to promote health and wellness.”
130 competitors signed up for this competition. We watched lightweight men pump it up before heading out on stage.
What you see when you look at each competitor is a very defined body, plenty of cardio, weights and a disciplined lifestyle. Could you do it? Elizabeth says yes.
“I love doing it. I think it’s so much fun. It’s a test of yourself and I think it holds yourself accountable to the choices you make everyday just to be healthy.”
Trophy or not, they’ll all have to wait and see. But they’re winners they are rewarded, just by getting on stage.