Lehtonen was born in Tampere, Finland in 1968. Always interested in outdoor activities, she joined a sports club in 1983 and became a track athlete. Through training as a sprinter she discovered an interest in weightlifting. After two years of growing interest in bodybuilding, she decided to see if she could compete in the field […]
Fitness Olympia champion and now figure icon Monica Brant shown below in a video by longtime FemaleMuscle collaborator, Bill Dobbins.
I was born in the city of Stuttgart in Southern Germany on 3 June 1965, and I grew up in a nearby town called Boeblingen. Our house was right next to a forest, and during my childhood, I conducted a lot of outdoor activities. This probably explains my fascination for nature, which still exists today. […]
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Well before her time, screen legend Marilyn Monroe was reported to have always maintained a regime of weightlifting and regular exercise. Visitors reported finding gym equipment in the corner of her living room. At a time before running was a popular for exercise, let alone for women, Marilyn is said to have regularly partaken in […]
I remember purchasing a black and white tv some 20 years ago and being asked by the salesperson if I was planning to view reruns of The Twilight Zone. This photo is from the homespun website of Texas female bodybuilder Pam Franklin, who appears to date it from around 1986. I think that was the […]
Megan Dolan Vs. Alaina Berube – Female wrestling from the 2004 New York Athletic Club Christmas Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Alaina Berbue has quite the resume and is very accomplished in the wrestling world! She is currently coaching college wrestling. Sharon Jacobson Vs. Chelynne Pringle – – Female wrestling from the 2004 New York Athletic Club […]
Kay Baxter is unarguably a vital contributor and pioneer to women’s bodybuilding and even fitness. She was fearless and bold, and we love all of her influences!