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"My name is Danielle, I'm 23 years young. I oversee the community relations program for all of ADT security. I met the most inspiring and supportive man six years ago and he has pushed me every day to be a better version of myself. I have been a Cheerleader since the age of 3; I cheered until my last year in college.
Cheerleading has opened many doors for me and has molded me into the individual that I am today. It has taught me be to be happy, it taught me teamwork, respect, dedication and to always push yourself to get where you want to be.
I enjoy giving back and living my life to make someone else's better. Being dedicated to my community and helping others has been my greatest accomplishment in life. This is why Epiphany is so important to me. It allows me to connect two extremely important parts of my life together. Epiphany helps to inspire others, achieve their goals through hard work and a healthy lifestyle.
Physically, I'm not where I want to be yet. With the help from my epiphany team/family, there is only room to improve!"
I'm a 21 year old bartender from Queens, New York. I spent my adolescents moving around different states in the U.S.A. but I've found home in sunny South Florida. My love for healthy competition and creating a better future has kept my interest in the fitness industry over the years.
Growing up, I was always active. Involving myself in sports like volleyball and lacrosse kept me out of trouble in my high school years. Later on, I was introduced to weight lifting. I was immediately addicted and the gym became part of my daily routine.
Despite all the negative experiences I've had in such a short life- Weight training has opened many doors to opportunity. Weight training gave me hope when I needed motivation most. I've now learned to find the things I'm most passionate about in life and to fight for them- In the gym as well as in my everyday life.
I was actually was born a miracle baby, which means I was born dead. Spent some time in the NICU. I grew up a skinny, lengthy kid and I never liked to eat a wide variety of food, very pick. My parents divorced when I was young. My mom worked three jobs; and I would see my dad when she needed a break from us. He was a cop. I never had big, expensive, flashy things. All I needed was a CD player and a basketball. I loved sports growing up but was never big enough to play anything besides basketball. Even then, I would just stay behind the three point line and shoot, never drove in. I was too scared. I've always wanted a body where people wouldn't be like, "Oh man, look how skinny your legs are" or "You look like a twig". The worst were my ears. I weighed nothing and my ears stuck a little further then they had to. I always got made fun of for that. I didn't want to be skinny anymore. I didn't have a clue what to do to 'get big'. I was at work one day and this kid dragged me to the gym, I was HOOKED! We trained arms, and from then on out I wanted more. Learning about supplements that were available, even though supplements aren't everything. It's all about the food. To this day I still learn about different, better supplements that will assist. Not steroids though, I dont see the long term benefits, or health risk of it. I'm not saying I'm a huge guy now, but I don't see myself as a twig with dumbo ears. I see myself as a good example for others. I continue to train to this day because it makes me feel good. I'm seeing results coming out of the gym because of the time and food I put in. It sets the tone for the day. I kill it in the gym, I'm killing it out of the gym. My days are always better when I go.
Before my passion for the gym, I struggled with my body image. I was 100 lbs. soaking wet, yet was convinced I was fat. I would starve myself one day, and the next day when I saw I wasn’t skinnier I would eat my emotions out, usually with McDonalds or foods of that nature. This vicious cycle went on for about a year. Finally, after stress consumed me, and my energy levels were awful, I realized something had to change. I started out by cutting out all junk food and soda, which was actually much easier than I thought. Once I cut out all the junk I was eating, I felt so much better inside and out. After changing my diet, I decided to throw in some physical activity. I would go on walks every night, these walks eventually turned into runs. This is when I started to love health and fitness. I felt as if I had been missing out on such an amazing feeling my entire life, this feeling being confidence. After a few months of at home workouts/runs I decided to join my local gym. In the beginning I refused to do anything besides run on the treadmill, I didn’t realize how intimidating a gym was. I would wear huge sweaters, do my miles on the treadmill and leave. Then one day, I decided it was time for another change. I no longer wanted to be “skinny”. I now had a desire to be fit, and that’s exactly what I did, and am still working hard to do. I began researching how to put on muscle, and watched YouTube tutorials of simple workouts I could start out with. Once I saw change, there was no stopping me. I was going almost every day, each day hungrier than the day before. The gym had now turned into my passion, and addiction, a place I could clear my head. Before I would eat my emotions out, now I work them out. I never thought I would be where I’m at today, I never thought I would be happy with myself. The girl who once hated the skin she was in, now loves it. There is no better feeling than true confidence.
We ALL desire to feel confident in our own skin. If time is an issue, knowledge is limited, and money is tight – you are in the right place. I like pizza, love carbs, and enjoy all aspects of fitness. I am a follower of Christ, husband to an amazing woman, father of five incredible champions, blessed friend, and passionate entrepreneur. Fitness, and more specifically, Christ through fitness and the friendships he brought through Melih and Covermodel Physique provided a bridge from depression to healthy expression in workouts. This group of incredible industry leaders is partnered to provide a single-source of solutions and power-packed motivation to move you into the bestversion of you!
They say life is the best “experience”.
In the past 20 years I have learned and journeyed in various aspects of fitness including sport-focused (baseball), bodybuilding (physique), and now, CrossFit (functional movement and intensity). I am personally certified in CrossFit and LOVE functional movement.
I have been blessed in friendships to work alongside elite athletes and
am excited to bring these partnerships to you for those desiring a simple
and high-impact solution.
You are in the right place, at the right time; now...LET'S GO!
I had wrestled all of my life, but It wasn’t until eighth grade when wrestling in the Big Ten for college became a dream of mine. This desire took my training to a whole different level. The end of my freshman year, I won a very highly ranked national tournament, I used that to build off of to reach further success. After my junior year, my dream came true. I signed to wrestle for Purdue University on an athletic scholarship. My senior year of high school, I suffered a very serious injury in which my abdomen muscles had been torn off from the bone. Because of this injury, I was forced to end my high school wrestling career before my senior year even really started. This was the first injury I had ever encountered that held me out of physical activity for quite some time.
Finally recovered, I jumped right into preseason training for Purdue University. I was not able to train as hard as I wanted, because I was mentally defeated by my own self. I didn’t think I could overcome the injury I suffered, and eventually quit the Purdue wrestling team. After quitting, I didn’t do any physical activity for about a year and I tried to make up all the time I missed with “friends” during high school. I experimented with alcohol and parties. I had a void in my life from the lack of wrestling. Nothing was ever satisfying enough to sustain. Drinking and partying was not for me and I became someone who I had never known before. It was at this moment that God started to open my eyes. I met someone who helped me see glimpses of God who just so happened to be part of a nutrition company. I then started lifting weights again and eating a decent diet. I got in contact with a competition prep coach, which just fueled the fire in me and gave me something to work towards. I competed in my first men’s physique competition and knew at that moment that I wanted to make fitness my career for the rest of my life. I have currently competed in four shows and after each one; I am more motivated to train even harder for the next one. Training is what I love to do and it is what I will do for the rest of my life. There will be failures, but failure is just a stepping-stone to success.
My name is Melissa. I was born and raised in South Florida. There are some people that are natural born athletes, that have a drive and passion for fitness and grow up playing sports all their lives. This was not true for me. Growing up I was always self conscious and insecure in my own skin. I struggled with an eating disorder most of my life. I was never content with my size, weight or body image. I used working out and excessive cardio as a punishment of what I ate and how I looked. It wasn't until I was hospitalized and taken to treatment for my severe health conditions that I realized that I needed to do something different in my life.
Once I began to take my health and eating habit back into control, I was slowly introduced to working out and weight lifting, instead of endless cardio workouts. My future husband had brought his passion to working out into my life. That was when I began my fitness and health journey. His drive and passion for overall health inspired me to be more active and begin to love not only the progress but the process. My husband continues to inspire and motivate me to work hard everyday.
For me working out has allowed me to achieve goals that I never believed I was capable of, to go outside my comfort zone daily and to continue a healthy lifestyle. No longer am I concerned or obsessed with the number on the scale or the size of my clothes. My goal is simply to inspire others that overall health and happiness is possible. Together, my husband and I want to build a family surrounded by a positive message that you can do anything when you put your mind to it. Our desire is to remain active and healthy for our future family.