Almanac of
Women's Fitness
By Ron Avidan

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

  • Raines, Jenni
    1998 NPC Nationals Tall 6th;

  • Ralabate, Michele
    USA, 4'11", born 2/26/71 in Buffalo, New York. Attended Indiana University in Pennsylvania; majored in physical education and sports management. Was originally competing in woman's bodybuilding events, but then switched to fitness contests, going from over 150 pounds to 110 pounds. Has a video out called 'Alluring Fitness Woman Video Series #2'.

    Contests include the 1997 World Pro 5th; 1997 MIdwest Pro 2nd; 1997 Jan Tana Fitness 5th; 1997 Fitness Olympia 15th; 1999 World Pro 5th;

  • Rebecchi, Simonetta
    From Italy. Contests include the 1998 Fitness Olympia 16th; 1999 Italian Pro 10th;

  • Reck, Doreen
    Height 5'5". Grew up in Franklin Park, Illinois. Parents are Robert and Darlene Reck. Doreen has had professional dance and ballet training. Contests include the 1996 NPC Central States 3rd; 1996 NPC Illinois Classic 2nd; 1996 NPC Natural Michigan 1st; 1997 NPC Central States 1st; 1997 NPC Nationals 20th; 1998 NPC Junior Nationals Tall 1st; 1998 NPC USA Tall 11th; 1998 IFBB North American Fitness Tall 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals Tall 14th; 1999 NPC Team Universe Tall 5th; 1999 NPC Nationals Medium 5th;

  • Redden, Rene
    1995 NPC National Fitness 12th

  • Reed, Lisa
    Contests include the 2002 Southwest Pro 10th; 2002 Toronto Pro 5th; 2002 Atlantic States Pro 2nd; 2002 Fitness Olympia 14th; 2002 Show of Strength 9th; 2003 Fitness International 11th;

  • Rego, Shelly Ann
    Shlley is Vice President of 'Up In Flames, Inc.' Shelly is also a singer. Contests include the 1995 Ms. Fitness Metro New York 1st; 1996 Ms. Fitness World 8th; 1997 Palm Springs Classic 1st;

  • Rink, Charlene
    From Roseburg, Oregon. Height 5"6", hazel eyes. Contests include the 1997 NPC USA Fitness 6th; 1997 NPC West Coast Jubilee 2nd; 1997 NPC Nationals 15th; 1998 NPC California Fitness Tall 1st; 1998 NPC USA Tall 3rd; 1999 NPC USA Tall 1st; 2000 Atlantic City Pro 12th;

  • Roberts, Kimberly
    USA. 1995 NPC National Fitness 9th; 1996 Women's World Pro Fitness 15th; 1996 Florida Fitness Pro 9th; 1997 World Pro 8th; 1998 Jan Tana Pro 16th;

  • Rollolazo, Nicole
    At the age of four Nicole began dance classes ranging from ballet to jazz. She then started gymnastics lessons where she very quickly excelled. "I remember her first coach John Diaz being astonished at her natural talent!" says Nicole's parents. "Her petite size and amazing strength and determination made her a top athlete and we couldn't get her to stop tumbling through the house!"

    Once an athlete, always an athlete Nicole continued her athletic career throughout junior high where she became the all-around district gymnastics champion. In high school she began breaking the school records for all-around, floor exercise, and beam scores and became Thomas Jefferson high school's first gymnast to receive All-American honors. She contributes a lot of her success to her coach Debbie Hunter, who pushed her, yet was always very positive and caring. Nicole also utilized her leadership talent as the captain of the gymnastics team and the dance/drill team, and excelled in track and field as well as in diving. Setting the wheels in motion.

    In 1992 Nicole entered and won the Miss Thomas Jefferson High School bodybuilding contest. She enjoyed the competition so much she began to train for the Miss Tri-cities body building competition, placing fourth. Then her friend, Thoi Nyugen, convinced Nicole to focus her talents on entering her first fitness competition. At that very competition, Miss Fitness Iron Maiden in Everett, WA, Nicole struck gold by placing first. In 1998 Nicole placed 6th at the NPC USA Fitness Nationals in Las Vegas and then, in 1999, she won her class and the overall title at Washington's largest fitness competition, the Miss Fitness Emerald Cup. After winning the Emerald Cup Nicole got some really good advice from her friend Tanya Merryman.

    She's Back!!! After taking some time off from the NPC, Nicole is now back with a vengeance. In just two weeks she won the Los Angeles Fitness Championships and the 2002 USA Nationals, receiving her pro card! "I can't wait to start competing with the big dogs!" says Nicole. "Although my frame will always be very small I do plan to put on a little more size but always staying 100% drug free! My strength has always been my routine and my symmetry. My dream is to one day become Miss Fitness Olympia!"

    Contests include the Ironman 1997 Washington 1st; 1998 NPC USA Short 6th; 1999 Emerald Cup Washington overall champion; 1999 Fitness America Pageant ESPN Series Champion; 2000 Fitness Universe Pageant 1st runner up; 2002 NPC Los Angeles Fitness 1st; 2002 NPC USA Short 1st; 2003 Fitness International 9th;

  • Ronnqvist, Louise
    Sweden. 1997 Ms. Fitness World 11th;

  • Rosen, Jennifer
    1998 Ironwoman Tri-Fitness 8th;

  • Ross, Leigh
    1999 NPC USA Tall 9th;

  • Rosvall, Dana
    1998 NPC USA Short 16th;

  • Ruberte, Iris
    From New York. Height 5'7". Won the Miss Puerto Rico pageant in 1993, runner up in the Miss Caribbean Islands Pageant in 1994. Contests include the 1995 NPC New England 1st; 1997 NPC Atlantic States 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals Tall 9th;

  • Rush, Ruthie
    1995 Galaxy Fitness 6th

  • Ryan, Kelly Ann
    Born July 10, 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Height 5'3". Kelly has one brother, Mike, who is 3 years older. Mom's name is Niki. Kelly was in gymnastics as a child, and grew up in Seattle, in Bellevue. In fact, she was born in Minnesota, moved to Michigan, the Seattle, then back to Michigan, then to Jacksonville, Florida; then to Houston, Texas; then moved to Greenville, South Carolina. Kelly went to J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, South Carolina. Kelly went to the University of South Carolina (on a cheerleading scholarship), and has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Mass Communications. and also a degree in Marketing. Kelly was captain of varsity cheerleading, and captain of the dance team. She was also in the sorority Zeta Tah Alpha. Kelly moved to California in 1997. Kelly, at one time, had a problem with the eating disorder Bulimia, and she hit rock bottom during college, in which she went through a hospital rehab program. Kelly's favorite word is 'Cripes'. Currently, her boyfriend is pro bodybuilder Craig Titus, and they have moved in together, and she has an endorsement contract with Biochem.

    Contests include the 1995 NPC South Carolina 1st; 1995 NPC National Fitness 15th; 1995 Fitness America Pageant 6th; 1996 Fitness America Pageant 1st; 1996 Lifequest Fitness 1st; 1996 NPC Junior USA 3rd; 1998 NPC California Fitness Short 1st & Overall; 1998 NPC USA Short 7th; 1998 NPC Team Universe Short 1st; 1998 World Championships 4th; 1999 World Pro 2nd; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 1st; 1999 Fitness Olympia 2nd; 2000 Fitness International 1st; 2000 Fitness Olympia 2nd; 2001 Fitness International 2nd; 2001 Fitness Olympia 3rd; 2001 Pittsburgh Pro 1st; 2002 Southwest Pro 1st; 2002 Fitness Olympia 2nd; 2002 Show of Strength 1st; 2003 Fitness International 3rd;

  • Ryland, Skye
    1997 MIdwest Pro 5th; 1997 Jan Tana Fitness 4th;