Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I started as a competitive gymnast from a young age, took up college cheerleading at MIZZOU and have dabbled in fitness competitions; it’s simply a part of who I am. Nothing describes the feeling of completing a good workout – one where you are there only for yourself, to beat the person you were the day before and knowing that you alone accomplished it. When I’m in the gym, I’m there for me.
I’m a wife, a mom and a business woman, and I am constantly pulled in all different directions throughout the day. My routine at the gym is my time to reflect on me and feel good about myself and the decisions I’ve made; to rekindle the commitment I make every day to try harder and do better. It’s the way I choose to live my life and the example I choose to set for my kids as well. I choose to live healthy and kick my own butt every day and make that decision over and over again. I LOVE it and love to share it! If you see me in the gym, please say hi. If you want advice, ask between sets and no more than 45 seconds.
Sarah’s competition training started in April 2016. She joined Golds Gym early 2015 and was drawn to the competitive nature of competing in body building. Sarah put her heart and soul into creating a healthy lifestyle that translated directly into her training. Her natural competitive nature and determination helped her reach her goal of competing in a body building competition in the bikini category.
Sarah placed 2nd in her class at All Star Champions in Overland Park, Kansas on October 29 – her second competition ever! Her goals moving forward are to place first in her class and first overall at her next competition. She gives tremendous credit to her trainers, both lifting and posing, as well as all the help from 1 Nation Nutrition supplements.
My name is Joe Bourque, born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. I am now living in O’Fallon, Missouri since 2004. I proudly served 8 ½ years in the U.S Marines traveling around the world as a Desert Storm Veteran. I was very active in the Marines, and during my tour the heaviest I ever weighed in at was 125lbs. Like many soldiers, I eventually settled into the family and work life after leaving the Marines, sitting behind a desk and gaining over 60lbs .
In January 2015 the longtime all-natural bodybuilder Rick Armstrong approached me about competing in a competition in KC Missouri. I thought “NO WAY not me, I could NEVER,” but he stayed persistent until I finally checked out the site and found myself registering for a bodybuilding and physique competition. I had NO clue what I was getting myself into, nor the first thing about bodybuilding, competing, posing. NOTHING. During my prep for my first show, I blew my back out a month before the competition and couldn’t walk. I withdrew from the event but the guys running the show didn’t let me off that easy! They convinced me to continue to compete but only in the physique category. I thought that if I’m going to do it at all, I might as well do it all, so I pushed through and made it to stage in May 2015. I have since have competed in 7 competitions. In the fall of 2015 I started an apparel and fitness line called Grit Muscle with the hopes to inspire and help others with their fitness and weight loss journey. I appreciate all of the support from my family and friends and I am blessed to be a part of 1 Nation Nutrition!
Growing up I was always a chubby kid and when I graduated, I decided I needed a change. So, I started kickboxing, and the rest is history! I never thought I’d compete but when I started, I never stopped. I racked up over 100 amateur fights between boxing, kickboxing, and MMA and decided to turn pro in 2008.
I was undefeated in kickboxing and have accomplished a lot in MMA. I’ve fought for the top organizations, traveled the world, and met amazing people. After a small break, I’m back to competing and going to the top. Some of my accomplishments include being a two-time Golden Glove champion (in the same year, but two different divisions), I received the 2006 Outstanding Boxer award; I was named the IKF world kickboxing champion; I was a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 17, a UFC veteran, a Bellator veteran, a WSOF veteran, a WCL veteran, and a Shamrock FC veteran. And most importantly, I am a part of 1 Nation Nutrition!
Working out has become a huge part of my life and I can’t imagine going without it! It all started my junior year of high school when I wanted to get myself into the best shape I could be in. I was no where near fit; I was just skinny with no muscle at all.
One night, I decided to get up and go to the gym. That’s where it all started and that’s when I fell in love with the aspect of being fit and active. My trips to the gym became consistent. I was going every single day and I was starting to see progress. The more progress I saw, the harder it pushed me to become better and better. So I finally decided to compete. I wanted to come out of my comfort zone and do something for myself. I began training for a show my senior year of high school. I spent my week days going to school, going to work, and then the gym right after. My weekends were spent in the gym. But, I had no problem with this because I loved every second of what I was doing. Finally my show rolled around and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I was surround by so many down-to-earth and amazing women. It was my very first show and I placed 3rd in teen and 2nd in novice. I have never been so proud of myself and I can’t wait to continue to do this for myself. My life has been completely spun around ever since I stepped foot into the fitness world!
I started my journey facing serious health issues as an obese child. I became more involved with sports and then fitness became my passion. I played football, wrestled and ran track so I was in sports year round.