Latest News: Amy Bella takes 3rd Place at the NPC Natural Ohio Championships held April 6th in Lakewood Ohio.
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Latest News: Amy Bella takes the silver in the 2013 Arnold Amateur Bikini this past March 2nd in Columbus Ohio.
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Amy Bella on RX Muscle in the Morning News: March 2013
RXMuscle Spotlight on NPC Bikini Competitor Amy Bella: March 2013
Good evening, Im so happy and proud to share with you the success of my Bella Bikini Girls in their first bikini competition. They have worked so hard to reach their goals! They set forth a journey only the elite make it through. So many say they are going to reach a goal or make it to stage level, but very few actually follow through. As their trainer, I can only provide the inspiration and motivation, but they had to provide the perspiration. They sacrificed all summer long, avoided temptation, did not fall into mediocrity and proved to so many how strong they really are, and made their mark in the bikini world. Enjoy their stories below. Im so proud of you Jessica, Nicole and Laurel! My newest Bella Bikini Girls
Before starting my training with Bella-Fitness, I never really thought I was “fat”. I knew I wasn’t at a comfortable weight though. My pants were tight and I couldn’t wear tight fitting shirts without seeing that “roll” over my jeans. When I first sat down with Amy, my goal was to lose 10 lbs. Even that felt unattainable at the time. Amy made it sound possible though. She was easy and fun to work with. She did a great job of working around my hectic schedule (I often work nights and weekends for my career). She was always quick to answer emails, phone calls and texts which was great. You don’t get such personal service with other trainers. I could call her at 9pm to ask a silly question about which peanut butter was best and she would answer! Of course when you’re new, no question is “silly” and Jeff and Amy made sure I knew that!
Once I got started ,it was addicting. I felt really powerful and almost special when it came to dinner and everyone around me was chowing down and I had to have my “specially prepared” meals. I felt like a real athlete. After 4 weeks the pounds were melting off! Even after a 7 lb loss I felt so amazing, that I wanted to do more. That’s when I knew I wanted to compete with other bikini girls. Everyone called me tiny before (I was 5’3 and weighed 128lbs) but now people started saying “wow you’ve lost weight. Your pants are HUGE”. It felt so good. I actually had to buy new clothes because everything was huge on me. My friends were jealous, my boy friend was proud, and most importantly I felt confident and sexy. Something I hadn’t really felt since college.
Fourteen pounds, two pant sizes (I barely fit in a zero now) and a fourth place finish in my first bikini competition later, and I am a changed person. It was so easy and fun with Amy. I mean she motivated me. She made me WANT to work out and make her proud. I don’t think I would have ever stuck to it as long as I did if I didn’t have a trainer I genuinely cared about and wanted to impress. It didn’t stop after the show either. I took a two days off of dieting and working out and I’m already going nuts! I can’t wait to get back to the weights. It truly became a life style. I can’t wait to start training for my next show. I know that Bella-fitness will be there for me when I need them.
Do it for yourself. Do it because you really don’t even know what you’re capable of accomplishing and nothing feel betters than surprising yourself and your loved ones. Do it because you deserve it.
I love you Amy & Jeff. Training aside, I feel like we are family now. I can’t thank you enough for your support, motivation and of course training!
Olympus Bikini Competitor
Laurel E. Wrigley (Meadville PA)
My whole life, I had never done so much as picked up a weight in a gym. I’d gone to the gym sporadically, and while I was at the gym I would only get on the elliptical, or take a few classes here and there. I was extremely self conscious, and even more so after having a baby and having even more extra weight. I tried a lot of unhealthy ways to get rid of weight, and I would always drop the weight but my body never looked quite right, and I’d always quickly gain it back. I had a few trainers lined up for consultations, and then a friend recommended Amy Bella Orzechowski to me, so I met with her as well. When I first arrived I immediately knew Amy would be the trainer I’d go with. She was very personable, made me feel comfortable and like I’d known her for years. Things were really rocky in my personal life throughout the training, and I wanted to quit more times than I can count on all my fingers and toes, buy Amy continued to motivate me and reminded me why I started training. I wanted a healthy lifestyle more than anything, and I wanted to feel good about my body. I wanted confidence. As we got closer to the end of our training, I realized that I had not only an amazing motivator but a friend, and someone who truly cared about my well being. Amy was such an inspiration to me, and now I have people telling me that I am an inspiration to them. She not only helped me transform my body, but she helped me transform my life. She taught me that when people tell me I can’t do something, it should be used as motivation to push me more, and in the end… I did it! A person who after having a baby weighed 174 lbs now has gone up on stage in a bikini, weighing 121 lbs and looking great… and that person was me! I never thought I’d ever do something like this, but I am so glad that I did. Amy Bella changed my life!
Nicole Massari (Erie, PA)
Olympus Bikini Competitor