Almanac of
Women's Fitness
By Ron Avidan

The most complete information of fitness competitor's profiles available. The Almanac is updated whenever possible.

  • Fadhli, Amy
    I was born in Galveston, Texas on January 30. I have three siblings, a twin brother, an older brother, and an older sister. When I was one year old, my parents moved our family to Port Arthur, Texas, where I was raised, except for the brief year and a half we resided in the Middle East. Yes... in case you were wondering how I got my exotic looks, my father is from Baghdad, and my mother is Czech. My father, now retired, is a cardiovascular surgeon and a talented sculptor. My mother, an avid equestrian and breeder of Arabian horses, had me riding at the tender age of 4. A nature girl at heart, I love all God's creatures, especially animals.

    After graduating from college with a degree in (believe it or not) dental hygiene, I moved to Northern California, where I first got involved in serious fitness training. Two and a half years had passed, and homesick forTexas, I moved to Dallas and began swimsuit modeling and competing in bikini contests. I won several swimsuit titles, lots of cash, prizes, trips, and even a car. My hard work and training had finally paid off. I realized that my physique had advanced to competition level, so upon the urging of some of my friends and family, I decided to try my luck in a fitness show. I submitted my photo and resume' to the promoter of the Fitness America Pageant. As a result, I was invited to compete in the National Championships that year. I won the physique round, but placed only ninth overallq6y in the pageant. I enjoyed competing that first year, and began to feel confident that I had a chance at the title. At the same time, the fitness community started to take notice of me. A scout from Muscle and Fitness took a shine to me and as they say, the rest is history. The following year I competed again, and finished as first runner up. Fiercely competitive by nature and more determined than ever before, I kicked up my routine that next year, and became the Fitness America National Champion!

    Competing in fitness has opened many doors for me. It has launched my acting career, enabled me to become an entrepreneur, but most importantly has helped me to inspire others to achieve their personal fitness goals. Guest appearances, modeling, and acting have taken me to all corners of the world: Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Guam, and even Lebanon! My career has brought me many adventuresome and exciting times. I have been blessed with good friends, loyal fans and especially a loving family. I wouldn't trade any of them for the world!

  • Ferrari, Valentina
    Italian. Height 5'6". Contests include the 1995 Miss Fitness Italy 1st; 1996 Miss Fitness Italy 1st; 1996 Colosseum Grand Prix 1st; 1997 Miss Fitness Italy 1st; 1997 Italian Pro 10th; 1998 Italian Pro Fitness 15th; 1998 Jan Tana Pro 16th; 1999 Italian Pro 8th; 1999 World Pro 18th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 18th;

  • Finnegan, Mia
    Called the 'Queen of Fitness'. From Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA. Maiden name is Cosimini. Birthday October 30, 1966. Height 5'4". Gymnastics was her main focus during her teenage years. Went to Springfield College in Massachusetts, majoring in psychology with an emphasis on health and fitness. Married Ritch August 1992. Runs Tru Fitness Training Company with Ritch. Moved to Rhode Island from Southern California in 1998.

    Bodybuilding contests include the 1990 NPC Western National Bodybuilding 4th; 1990 ABA Golden Valley Physique 1st; 1992 Natural Universe 1st. Fitness contests include the 1993 Ms. Fitness Western USA 1st; 1994 Ms. Fintess California 1st; 1994 Fitness America Pageant National 1st; 1994 Galaxy Fitness 2nd; 1995 Galaxy Fitness 1st; 1995 Fitness Olympia 1st; 1996 Fitness Olympia 2nd;

  • Flores-Sarcev, Milamar
    From Alberta, Canada. Married to Milos Sarcev on 7/31/97. Contests include the 1995 Fitness Olympia 14th; 1996 Women's World Pro Fitness 18th; 1997 Fitness International 12th; 1997 Czech Pro 4th; 1997 Italian Pro 3rd; 1997 World Pro 7th; 1999 Italina Pro 3rd; 1999 World Pro 12th; 1999 Fitness Olympia withdrew;

  • Fons, Amy
    1997 NPC USA Fitness 16th;

  • Fonyo, Timea
    From Hungary. Contests include the 1997 Czech Pro 8th; 1997 Italian Pro 14th; 1998 Czech Pro 13th; 1998 Italian Pro Fitness 19th;

  • Forkner, Shena
    1997 NPC Nationals 10th; 1998 NPC USA Short 2nd; 1999 World Pro 11th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 8th; 2000 Fitness International 4th; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 2nd; 2000 Fitness Olympia 11th; 2001 Fitness International 7th; 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 8th;

  • Frabbiele, Melissa
    Born July 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently lives in Michigan. Eye color is Golden brown. Contests include the 1996 North American Fitness 2nd; 1997 Italian Pro 11th; 1997 Midwest Pro 8th; 1997 Jan Tana Fitness 3rd; 1997 Czech Pro 7th; 1997 World Pro 9th; 1997 Denmark Pro Fitness 14th; 1997 Norway Pro Fitness 14th; 1997 Fitness Olympia 16th; 1998 Fitness International 10th; 1998 Czech Pro Fitness 5th; 1998 Jan Tana Pro 16th; 1998 Midwest Fitness Pro 5th; 1999 Fitness International 7th; 1999 World Pro 3rd; 1999 Fitness Olympia 8th; 2000 Fitness International 7th; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 3rd; 2000 Fitness Olympia 10th; 2001 Fitness International 9th; 2001 Fitness Olympia 12th; 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 5th; 2001 Hungarian Pro 6th;

  • Frantz, Lori
    1998 NPC USA Tall 9th;

  • Friedmansky-Garcia, Adelina
    Born in the Dominican Republic on November 1, 1970. Height 5'1". Moved to Puerto Rico when she was 8 years old. Moved to Illinois when she was 24. Married to Brian. Will be graduating May 1999 with a degree in Criminal Justices Science. Contests include the 1996 NPC Pennsylvannia 4th; 1996 NPC Nationals 12th; 1998 NPC Jr. Nationals 2nd; 1998 NPC USA Short 9th; 1998 IFBB North America Fitness 6th; 1998 NPC Nationals short 8th; 1999 NPC USA Short 1st; 2000 Fitness International 8th; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 6th; 2000 Jan Tana Pro 2nd; 2000 Fitness Olympia 5th; 2001 Fitness International 3rd; 2001 Fitness Olympia 4th; 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 3rd; 2002 Fitness International 4th; 2002 New York Pro 1st; 2002 Atlantic States Pro 1st; 2002 Fitness Olympia 4th; 2002 Show of Strength 2nd; 2003 Fitness International 2nd;

  • Friend, Angel
    I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania called Lewisberry. As a child, my older sister and two older brothers were always involved in sports. When I was 5, I began taking ballet, dance, and baton twirling. By age 10, I was competing in baton all over the East Coast. I also took gymnastics for a short while, but then switched to baton when it became too costly. I continued to learn gymnastics by trying new skills in my yard or by breaking in the furniture ( not a technique I would recommend to anyone ). In high school I got back into gymnastics and started competing at age 17 for Central PA Academy of Gymnastics. I couldn't get enough of it and I worked out with both the high school team and the club team. After graduation from high school I attended West Chester University in West Chester, PA. Things were going well, and I continued to progress as a gymnast very quickly. Then, just one week out prior to our first meet of my junior season, I tore my ACL and cartilage in my left leg while dismounting from Bars. As part of my rehab program from surgery I was given several leg exercises which I practiced in the football weight room. I responded quickly to the training and was back on track for the senior season when I tore more cartilage in my knee just one week prior to our first meet ( Again!). Following graduation, I decided that I was dissatisfied with ending my gymnastics career on such a low note. I moved to Ocean City, Maryland, seeking a teaching job and found my way to the nearest gym to get into shape. It was there that I met Chuck Gochnour and Jule Mussell at Mussell & Fitness Gym on 1st street in O.C. Chuck trained me several times a week and tought me how to make gains through consistent training. ( All the while he encouraged me to try my hand at competitive bodybuilding ). In 1997 I moved to College Park, MD and began teaching at a school just outside of Washington, DC. While working out at Olympus Gym in Silver Spring, I met IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Susan Myers. Sue helped me to train for my first bodybuilding show, the 1997 Body Rock Classic. I placed 2nd as a lightweight and took the Best Poser award. After the show, Sue introduced me to Nutrition Guru, Todd Swinney. Todd helped me to learn about an amazing part of my now daily diet, "PROTEIN"! It was Todd who encouraged me to try fitness. (This was the ultimate chance for me to finish my "gymnastics" carrer on a high note). My first fitness show was the 1998 Maryland State Bodybuilding Championships. Although I only placed 2nd, I was hooked! She had knee reconstruction surgery in February 1999.

    Before she entered fitness contests, Angel was in a bodybuilding contest in 1997, and finished second place in the lightweight division. Fitness Contests include 1999 NPC Nationals Tall 7th; 2000 Jr. Nationals Tall 1st; 2000 NPC USA Medium 1st; 2000 NPC Team Universe Medium 1st & Overall; 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 22nd; 2002 New York Pro 19th; 2002 Southwest Pro 7th;

  • Frigard, Lynda
    1997 NPC Nationals 11th;