Hi International Fit Fam,
Eileen & I completed our Tour of Asia in Sanya, China & Manila, Philippines with the Sanya Pro-Am and the Shawn Rhoden Pro-Am Classic; both shows respectively IFBB Professional League Pro Qualifiers and Pro contests.
In Manila, the Pro Media Group & Flex Appeal Gym Crew extended our stay to experience the island life of Boracay for a few extra days – talk about being spoiled rotten. We really enjoyed the winding down process and was able to relax with our fitness family while taking advantage of the laid back atmosphere.
One week before Christmas put us in front of 351 entries of NPC athletes all eyeing a National qualification at the NPC Holiday Classic in Ft. Lauderdale. Who would have ever thought that December would be an ideal time to put on a bodybuilding event? The show capped off the 2018 season with our State having much to be proud of in this year’s accomplishments.
We strategically planned our 2019 NPC Florida Promoters & Judges Sanction Meeting to piggy back off of the Holiday Classic Weekend. In spite of being a long day of various scheduled segments, the energy was enthusiastically high as we discussed the direction of the NPC in Florida and how it ties in with the rest of the Nation.
As the newly appointed NPC Florida Zone III Chairman, I made the commitment to make everyone’s NPC experience elevated to a higher level for 2019. I challenged all in attendance to also bring more to the table on their behalf as we unify our efforts as an NPC community.
Exciting times for sure and I can only imagine the new memories to be made next year worldwide but for now, let’s take time out to appreciate all of the blessings bestowed to all of us. I truly enjoy every aspect of my life and am very grateful for all of the opportunities afforded to me. I hope everyone gets to enjoy their family and closest of friends during this Christmas season. Let’s set some lofty goals as we ring in the New Year. More importantly, let’s accomplish them 100%.
Happiest of Holidays, my friends.
Yours in IFBB Professional League & NPC,