Bodybuilding / Fitness Hall of Fame

Every sport has a hall of fame. Here we have athletes that have entered the bodybuilding and fitness hall of fame, based on the merits and impact that they have made in the sport. They are listed in alphabetical order, in three section (Men's Bodybuilding, Women's Bodybuilding and Fitness). By RAS Statistics.

Men's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame

  1. Grimek, John Carol
    Along with Joe Weider, John Grime is the one individual most responsible for making the sport of bodybuilding what it is today. Known as the 'Godfather of Bodybuilding'. Born June 17, 1910 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. (He was one of six children). Height 5'8". His first magazine photo was in 'Strength' magazine in 1929. In the 1930's, John worked in a foundry with 100 pound ladles of metal. The 'highlight of his life' that changed him was when he visited the New York gym of Sig Klein (a strongman). John also posed as a model for art students at several universties. In 1936, John settled in York, Pennsylvannia. One of the reasons that Grimek is a legend is that when he began displaying his physique to the public in the late 1930's no one had ever seen anyone quite like him. His mass and symmetry changed the bodybuilding sport forever.

    Married his wife Angela on October 20, 1940, and had six children, three daughters, Regina, Patricia and Bonnie; three sons, Robert, Steven and John. He is considered the first great bodybuilder. He worked for 'Strength and Health' magazine until 1964. In 1964 , he became the editor of Muscular Development magazine, a new magazine at the time, and was the magazine's main force for the next 21 years. John was also a competitive weightlifter, winning the 1934 New Jersey State Championships heavyweight division. He also went to the 1936 Olympics, where he placed ninth in the snatch, press and clean and jerk. John passed away on November 20, 1998. John was inducted into Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame in January 1999.

    Contests include the 1939 York Perfect Man 1st; 1940 Mr. America 1st, 1941 Mr. America 1st; 1946 Most Muscular Man In America 1st; 1948 Mr. Universe Short 1st & Overall; 1949 Mr. USA 1st;

  2. Haney, Lee
    Born Nov 11, 1959 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Height 5'11". Middle name is Marvin. Has one older brother, and two younger sisters. Father was a truck driver, mother was a housewife. Religion is Southern Baptist. Excelled in football when he was a teenager. Went to Broom High School; then to Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina where he accepted a scholarship to play football. Received a degree in Juvenile Corrections. Opened and owned two fitness centers by the time he was 21 years old. His gyms used to be called 'The Animal Kingdom', but now they are called Lee's World Class Fitness Centers. Met his wife Shirley at the age of six in second grade; and started his romatic relationship during the 9th grade. Has two children, Joshua and Olympia. Has a 40 acre retreat called "Haney's Harvest House" located in College Park, Georgia, which is an environment for kids of all backgrounds to enjoy different activities. In January 1999, Lee was inducted into the Joe Wieder's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.

    Record eight straight Mr. Olympia wins. Contests include the 1979 AAU Teenage America 1st; 1980 Mr. USA 4th HW; 1982 Atlantic USA 1st; 1982 NPC Junior Nationals 1st HW & Overall; 1982 NPC Nationals 1st HW & overall; 1982 Mr. Universe 1st; 1983 Pro World 3rd; 1983 Night of Champions 1st; 1983 Mr. Olympia 3rd; 1983 Grand Prix Switzerland 3rd; 1983 Grand Prix Sweden 2nd; 1983 Grand Prix World 2nd; 1983 Grand Prix Caesars 1st; 1984 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1985 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1986 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1987 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1987 Grand Prix Essen 1st; 1988 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1989 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1990 Mr. Olympia 1st;1991 Mr. Olympia 1st .

  3. Oliva, Sergio
    Born July 14, 1941 in Cuba. One of 22 children born to Julia and Alfonso Oliva. Nicknamed the 'Myth'. Defected from Cuba in 1960, when he was at the Pan-American Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Initially lived in Florida, then moved to Chicago in 1961. Currently lives in Rogers Park (a subarb of Chicago). Sergio has a son named Sergio Jr, and a daughter named Julia. In 1986, in a domestic incident with his ex-wife Arlene, Sergio was shot in the abdomen and arm, and required surgery. Three weeks after the surgery, the doctors found a large cyst in his knee that required the removal and replacement of his kneecap. He was divorced in 1987, and got full custody of his kids. Sergio works for the Chicago Police Department since 1976. At one time, Sergio owned a Powerhouse Gym in Chicago.

    In January 1999, Sergio was inducted into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.

    Contests include the 1963 Mr. Young Chicagoland 1st; 1964 Mr. Illinois 1st; 1984 Mr. Mid-States 1st; 1964 AAU Mr. America 7th; 1965 Jr. Mr. America 2nd; 1965 Mr. America 4th; 1966 Mr. World 1st; 1966 Jr. Mr. America 1st; 1966 Mr. America 2nd; 1966 Mr. Olympia 2nd ; 1967 Mr. Universe Tall 1st & Overall; 1967 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1968 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1969 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1971 Pro Mr. Universe tall 2nd; 1972 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1972 WBBG Mr. Galaxy 1st; 1973 WBBG Mr. Galaxy 1st; 1973 Mr. International 1st; 1974 WBBG Mr. Azteca International 1st; 1975 WBBG Mr. Olympia International 1st; 1976 WBBG Mr. Olympus 1st, 1978 WBBG Mr. Olympus 1st; 1984 Mr. Olympia 8th; 1985 Mr. Olympia 8th;

  4. Park, Reg
    Born June 7, 1928 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Height 6'0". Married Mareon Isaacs on October 22, 1952. Children include daughter Jeunesse (1953) and son Jon Jon (1957).

    Reg Park was Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuiding inspiration. In Italy, Reg starred in 4 movies, including 'Hercules Conquers Atlantis' (1961), 'Hercules at the Center of the Earth' (1961), 'Maciste in King Solomon's Mines' (1964), 'Hercules, Prisoner of Evil' (1964). Reg also was renowned for his strength and his mighty physique. Reg aslo had published some magazines including Mr. Universe (began March 1952, lasting 8 issues), Muscleman (begain September 1952, lasting 16 issues), and the Reg Park Journal (from January 1954 - December 1959). Reg currently lives in South Africa. Reg was inducted into Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame in January 1999.

    Contests include the 1949 Mr. North East Britian 1st; 1949 Mr. Britain 1st; 1950 NABBA Universe Tall 2nd; 1950 Mr. Europe 1st; 1951 NABBA Amateur Mr. Universe 1st; 1958 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe 1st; 1965 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe 1st;

  5. Pearl, Bill
    Born Oct 31, 1930 in Prineville, Oregon on the Warm Springs Reservation. Bill is a Nez Perce Indian. Has one older brother (Harold), and one older sister (Fontelle). Bill was in the Navy from 1950 to 1954, where he was an outstanding wrestler before he turned to bodybuilding. Married his first wife (Sylvia Ann Frazer) on November 5, 1954, which lasted eight years, and had three children; son Phil (2-7-57), daughter Kimberly (12-5-55), and daughter Renee (4-4-58). Bill owned several gyms, including one in Sacramento (1954), a second in Los Angeles (1962), and a third in Pasadena (1969). Currently still lives in Medford, Oregon with his second wife Judy Rogers, whom he married on April 19, 1967 in Las Vegas. Wrote a book called "Keys to the Inner Universe", which took him and his wife (along with Leroy Perry) 4 years to write. It is 640 pages, and contains over 3,000 exercises. Also coauthored 'Getting in Shape'. Bill enjoys collecting antiques, including bicycles, old coins, automobiles and exercise equipment. In January 1999, Bill Pearl was inducted into the Joe Weider Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.

    Contests include the 1952 Mr. San Diego 3rd; 1953 AAU Mr. California 1st; 1953 AAU Mr. Southern California 1st; 1953 AAU Mr. America 1st; 1953 NABBA Mr. Universe 1st, 1956 Mr. Universe Short 1st; 1956 Mr. USA 1st; 1961 Mr. Universe 1st, 1967 Mr. Universe 1st; 1971 Mr. Universe 1st;

  6. Reeves, Steve
    Born Jan 21, 1926 in Glasgow, Montana. Married twice, first to Sandra Jeanne Smith, then to Aline Czartjarwicz. His cuurent girlfriend is Debbie Englehorn. Nicknamed Mr. Everything. In 1948, Steve got a seven year contract with Paramount Studios. He almost got the part in the 1949 movie 'Sampson & Delilah' but could not lose the 15 pounds he needed to, and was let out of his contract. From 1948 to 1957, he worked as a promotion man for American Health Studios. With his perfect physique and flawless symmetry, Steve Reeves made the phrase 'V Taper' a popular phrase in bodybuilding.

    Steve also made two films during that time, "Jailbait", which was directed by Ed Wood and "Athena", a follow up to the movie 'Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers'. In 1957, Steve made the movie 'Hercules' in Italy, which became an international phenomenom, and made hjim a star. Other films after Hercules include the 'The White Warrior". "Hercules II: Unchained" , "Morgan the Pirate" , "The Thief of Baghdad" , "The Last Days of Pompeii" , "The Long Ride from Hell" , and many more...

    Steve retired from the movies when he hurt his shoulder in an on-set accident and could not get it right again. Reeve's also wrote a book 'Building the Classic Physique the Natural Way'. Steve is married to Deborah. He trains horses, and loves the outdoors.

    Contests include 1946 Mr. Pacific Coast 1st; 1946 Mr. Western America 1st; 1947 Mr. Pacific Coast 1st; 1947 Mr. America 1st; 1948 Mr. Usa Pro 2nd; 1948 Mr. Universe Tall 1st; 1948 Mr. World 1st; 1948 Mr. USA Pro 3rd; 1950 Mr. Universe Tall 1st & Overall;

    Steve was inducted into Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame in January 1999.

  7. Scott, Larry
    Born October 12, 1938 in Blackfoot, Idaho. Larry is a devouted Mormon, and currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Raised in Pocatello, Idaho. Enrolled in California Air College, and studied electronics. First magazine photo's were in a magazine called 'Tommorow's Man'. Larry had a small part in the 1964 movie 'Muscle Beach Party'. On October 29, 1966, Larry married Rachel Ichikawa. Has five kids, four boys and 1 girl. (Derek, Michael, Nathan). Son Derek died in a motorcycle accident at age 23. Son Michael took his own life at age 19. Has published a book called 'Loaded Guns' in 1991.

    Lary Scott established and personified bodybuilding's beach Adonis image, and became the sport's Golden Boy after winning the IFBB Mr. America title in 1962. Larry won the first two Mr. Olympia contests, establishing his name in glory forever. Larry was inducted into the Joe Weider Bodybuilding Hall of Fame in January 1999.

    Contests include the 1959 Mr. Idaho 1st; 1960 Mr. Los Angeles 3rd; 1960 Mr. California 1st; 1961 Mr. Pacific Coast 1st; 1962 IFBB Mr. America 1st; 1963 IFBB Mr. Universe Medium 1st; 1964 IFBB Mr. Universe Medium 1st & Overall; 1965 Mr. Olympia 1st (he won a crown), 1966 Mr. Olympia 1st (he won $1,000); 1979 IFBB Diamon Cup 9th;

  8. Schwarzenegger, Arnold
    Born July 30, 1947 in the city of Thal, in the province of Styria, in Austria ... Father's name is Gustav, who was the chief of poliice for the local area, who passed away in 1972 ... Mother's name is Aurelia, who died on August 2, 1998 .... Arnold had an older brother, Meinhard, born July 17, 1946, who died in a car crash in May 1971 ... Arnold served one year in the Austrian army as a tank driver ... Married Maria Shriver on April 26, 1986 ... Has a son named Patrick, and two daughters Katherine and Christina. Currently lives in Pacific Palisades, California ... Co-owns a restaurant in Santa Monica callled 'Schatzi on Main' ... Jim Lorimer and Arnold are responsible for the Arnold Classic Pro Bodybuilding & Fitness shows, which has been held for the last 10 years in Columbus, Ohio, usually in March.

    Arnold is probably the most famous bodybuilder of all time, the man who brought bodybuilding into the national spotlight, and mass recognition. In Janaury 1999, he was inducted into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilders Hall of Fame. Arnold also headed the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport.

    Contests include 1964 Jr. Mr. Austria 1st; 1964 Mr. Austria 3rd; 1965 Mr. Styria 1st; 1965 Jr. Mr. Europe 1st, 1966 Mr. Europe Amateur 1st, 1966 Best Built Man of Europe 1st, 1966 Mr. Universe Amateur Tall 2nd; 1967 NABBA Mr. Universe Amateur 1st, 1968 NABBA Mr. Universe Professional, 1968 IFBB Mr. Universe tall 1st, 2nd overall; 1968 IFBB Mr. International 1st; 1969 IFBB Mr. Universe Pro 1st; 1969 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1969 NABBA Mr. Universe Pro 1st; 1969 Mr. Europe Professional 1st; 1970 NABBA Mr. Universe Professional 1st; 1970 AAU Mr. World Professional 1st; 1970 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1971 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1972 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1973 Mr. Olympia 1st , 1974 Mr. Olympia 1st , 1975 Mr. Olympia 1st , 1980 Mr. Olympia 1st .

    At the Arnold Classic 1997, he received the IFBB Gold Order Award, proclaiming him the greatest bodybuilder of the 20th century. Movies include Hercules in New York (1970); The Long Goodbye (1973), Stay Hungry (1976), Pumping Iron (1977), The Villain (1979), Scanvenger Hunt (1979), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyet (1984), Terminator (1984), Red Sonja (1985), Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987), Red Heat (1988), Twins (1988), Total Recall (1990), Kindergarton Cop (1990), Terminator II (1991), Last Action Hero (1993), Junior (1994), True Lies (1994), Eraser (1996), Jingle All The Way (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), End of Days (1999), True Lies II (2000), Terminator 3 (2000),

  9. Yates, Dorian
    Born Apirl 19, 1962. Lives in England. Full name is Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates. Nicknamed the 'Shadow'. Height 5'10". Owns Temple Gym in England. Currently lives in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, England. Married to Debbie. Has a son named Lewis. Has two boxer dogs names Conan and Samson .... retired from bodybuilding in 1998, joined a company called Chemical Warefare (now Chemical Nutrition). Dorian is considered the #1 bodybuilder of the 1990's.

    Contests include 1984 Mr. Birmingham novice 1st; 1985 Novice West Coast (England) 1st; 1985 World Games 7th (London); 1986 EFBB British HW 1st (in London); 1988 British Championships 1st; 1990 Night of Champions 2nd; 1991 Night of Championships 1st; 1991 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1991 English Grand Prix 1st; 1992 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1992 Grand Prix England; 1993 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1994 Grand Prix Germany 1st; 1994 Grand Prix Spain 1st; 1994 Grand Prix England 1st; 1994 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1995 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1996 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1996 Grand Prix Spain 1st; 1996 Grand Prix Germany 1st; 1996 Grand Prix England 1st; 1997 Mr. Olympia 1st;

  10. Zane, Frank
    Born June 28, 1942 in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Married Christine Harris in December 1967. In 1981, purchase Cary Grant's former estate in Palm Springs, and opened Zane Haven, which was a place where clients stayed, worked out, etc. In 1988, the format changed to the Zane Experience, where people came into town, and underwent an intensive three day program designed for their unique goals. Frank has written many books, including "Fabulously Fit Forever" , "Zane Way to a Beautiful Body" , "Super Bodies in 12 Weeks" , "Mind, Body, Spirit" , and "Frank Zane's Personal Diary" (1997). Has a musical group called Zane, which released their first CD in 1997, containing 25 bodybuilding oriented song, all written by Frank. In 1998, created a new TV show with Cie Allman titled 'The Infinite Power Workout'. Over the year, Frank has close to 60 magazine covers. In January 1999, Frank was inducted into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.

    Contests include the 1961 Mr. Pennsylvania 17th; 1962 Mr. Keystone 1st; 1963 Mr. Keystone 2nd; 1965 Mr. Sunshine State 1st; 1965 IFBB Mr. Universe Medium 1st; 1966 IFBB Mr. America Medium 1st; 1967 IFBB Mr. America Medium 1st; 1967 IFBB Mr. Universe Tall 3rd;1968 IFBB Mr. America Medium 1st & Overall; 1968 Mr. Universe Short 1st & Overall; 1970 Nabba Amatuer Mr. Universe Medium 1st & Overall; 1971 Nabba Pro Mr. Universe Short 1st; 1972 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe Short 1st & Overall; 1972 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1974 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1985 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1976 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1977 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1978 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1979 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1980 Mr. Olympia 3rd; 1982 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1983 Mr. Olympia 4th;

Women's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame

  1. Barrilleaux, Doris
    Born in 1930. Doris is known as the first lady of bodybuilding, for helping propel women's bodybuilding into the national spotlight. She started weight training in 1955. In 1978, Doris was one of the first contestant in a women's bodybuilding competition, held at the YMCA in Canton, Ohio. She was one of the founders, in 1978, of the Superior Physique Associations (SPA), for women bodybuilders. The SPA put out it's first contest, the Ms. Brandon Physique competition in Brandon, Florida, on April 29, 1979. At the first women's pro contest, the 1980 Ms. Olympia, Doris was called onstage to pose with the winner, in appreciation of how much work she had put into the sport's foundation.

    Doris also was an editor at Muscle & Fitness magazine and had a regular column titled 'Curves and Peaks'. She also was a bodybuilding photographer. In November 1980, she was elected chairwoman of the IFBB. Doris also helped organize the AFWB (American Federation of Women Bodybuilders). In 1982, she was nominated for a Healthy Fitness Leader award in Washington, D.C. She published SPA News from 1979 to 1983. Doris also was women's editor of Muscle Training Illustrated (MTI). From 1987 on, Doris has been photo editor of Florida Muscle News magazine.

    Contests include the 1979 Florida State best poser; 1979 Ms. Gold Coast over 35 1st; 1987 Ms. Senior Citizen 1st;

  2. Chizevsky, Kim
    Born April 23, 1968 at Mattoon, Illinois. Raised in Decatur, Illinois. Height 5'8". Her father was a football coach at Stephen Decatur High School, one time being drafted by the Los Angeles Rams. Went to Southern Illinois University, studying to be a paralegel. Kim is married to Chad Nicholls. They have a tiger-striped cat named Tigger.

    Contests include the 1989 Tri-State Bodybuilding (Ilinois) 2nd; 1989 AAU Illinois 1st; 1989 AAU Central USA 1st; 1990 NPC Tri-State 1st; 1990 AAU Southern Illinois 1st; 1990 AAU Illinois 1st; 1990 NPC Illinois 1st; 1990 NPC Central USA 1st; 1991 NPC Continental USA 1st; 1991 MPC Midwest Grand Prix 1st; 1992 NPC Junior Nationals 1st; 1992 North American 1st; 1993 Ms. International 1st; 1993 Ms. Olympia 5th; 1994 Ms. International 5th; 1995 Ms. International 2nd; 1995 Ms. Olympia 2nd; 1996 Ms. International 1st; 1996 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1997 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1998 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1999 Ms. Olympia 1st;

  3. Dunlap, Carla
    Born October 22, 1954. From New Jersey, USA. Carla has been a leading spokeswpmamn for bodybuilding over the years, and is the only women bodybuilder to have competed in the decades of the 70's. 80's and 90's. Carla helped embody the spirit of what women could accomplish in a sport previously thought of as an exclusively male domain. In January 1999, Carla was inducted into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.

    Contests include the 1979 IFBB Best in the World 5th; 1980 Eastern Cups 1stl 1980 Ms. Atlnatic Shore 2nd; 1980 Bodybuilding Expo I 1st; 1980 American Championships 9th; 1981 Pro World 4th; 1981 World Games I 4th; 1981 United States Championships 2nd; 1981 American Championships 1st; 1982 Superbowl of Bodybuilding I 1st; 1982 Night of Champions 1st; 1982 United States Championships 2nd; 1982 AFWB American Championships 1st; 1982 Ms. Olympia 2nd; 1982 Swedish Grand Prix 1st; 1983 Pro World 1st; 1983 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1983 World Cup Caesars 1st; 1984 Pro World 2nd; 1984 Ms. Olympia 4th; 1985 Ms. Olympia 4th; 1986 Ms. Olympia 9th; 1987 Ms. Olympia 12th; 1988 Pro World 10th; 1988 Ms. Olympia 10th; 1993 Ms. International 13th;

  4. Everson, Cory
    Born January 4, 1959. Also called Corinna Everson. Raised in Wisconsin, USA. Attended the University of Wisconsin Madsion, Cory started in track and field. Cory brought women's bodybuilding to national recognition, winning six consecutive Ms. Olympias. She has a television program on ESPN2 called 'Gotta Sweat'. Cory Is featured in five videos, named 'Aerobic ZGroove, Circuit Sculpt, Island Aerobic, Cardio Kick, and Step On It.' In January 1999, Cory was inducted into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame

    Contests include the 1980 Ms. Mid America 1st; 1981 Ms. Midwest Open 1st; 1981 Ms. Central USA 1st; 1981 American Championships 11th; 1982 Ms. East Coast 1st; 1982 Bodybuilding Expo III 2nd; 1982 AFWB American Championships 5th; 1982 IFBB North American 1st; 1983 Bodybuilding Expo IV 1st; 1983 AFWB American Championships 8th; 1984 NPC National HW 1st & Overall; 1984 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1985 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1986 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1987 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1988 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1989 Ms. Olympia 1st

  5. McLish, Rachel
    Born June 21, 1958 in Harlingen, Texas. Raised in Austin, Texas. Currently lives in Rancho Mirage, California, although has a house in Texas. Married to film producer Ron Samuels. They raise Doberman dogs. They have a doberman named Princess Olympia the First. Also had two Arabian horses. Rachel has been in a few movies, includes Aces: Iron Eagle III, and Ravenhawk. In a bodybuilding competitive career that lasted only four years, Rachel won the inaugural United States Bodybuilding Championships, and the first ever Ms. Olympia. She was in the movie 'Pumping Iron II'. Currently, she lives with her husband, Ron Samuels, in Palm Springs, California. In January 1999, Rachel was inducted into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.

    Contests include the 1980 United States Bodybuilding Championships 1st; 1980 Frank Zane Invitational 2nd; 1980 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1981 Ms. Olympia 2nd; 1982 Pro World 1st; 1982 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1983 World Cup Caesars 3rd; 1984 Ms. Olympia 2nd;

  6. Murray, Lenda
    Lenda climb to fame is that she has won 6 Ms. Olympia's in a row. Lenda is married to Urel McGill. She started cheerleading at an early age, and stayed with it until after college. Graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Was a professional cheerleader in Detroit for the USFL Michigan Panthers football team. Currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Contests include the 1985 NPC Michigan State 4th; 1985 NPC Eastern Michigan 1st; 1986 NPC Michigan 3rd; 1986 NPC Ironwoman Michigan 3rd; 1987 NPC Michigan 3rd; 1987 NPC North Coast 2nd; 1988 NPC Michigan 1st; 1989 NPC Junior Nationals 1st; 1989 IFBB North American 1st; 1990 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1991 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1992 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1993 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1994 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1995 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1996 Ms. Olympia 2nd; 1997 Ms. Olympia 2nd;

Women's Fitness Hall of Fame

  1. 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;

  2. Semple-Marzetta, Carol
    USA, birthday Feb 23rd. Started gymnastics at the local YWCA at the age of 10. Moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Denver, Colorado in 1976 with her family. Carol's original goal was to compete in the Olympics in Gymnastics. But she was diagnosed with Osgood Schlateer's disease, which meant for a while, her bones were growing faster than the muscles. Coupled with the fact that it was financially hard on her family, the dream soon gave way. Her gynastics dreams also gave way when she was involved in a car crash onMay 23, 1983, which injured her knees, her back, and her neck. During her 20's, she worked as a fitness instructor at the local Holiday Spa. One day while training, she spotted some information about the Ms. National Fitness competition, and started training for it. The rest is history. In January 1999, Carol had back surgery to repair a herniated disc. Also, in 1999, Carol has her own line of supplements out, called KISS (Keep it Safe and Semple).

    Contests include the 1991 Ms. Fitness Colorado 1st; 1991 Ms. National Fitness 3rd; 1991 Ms. Fitness USA 2nd; 1992 Ms. National Fitness 1st; 1993 Ms. National Fitness 1st; 1994 Ms. Fitness USA 1st; 1994 Ms. Fitness World 1st; 1995 Ms. Fitness USA 1st; 1995 Ms. Fitness World 1st; 1995 Fitness Olympia 2nd; 1996 Fitness Olympia 5th; 1997 Fitness International 1st; 1997 Fitness Olympia 1st;