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22 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
Season 5 Episode 3: How to crush your goals & make 2023 your year!
In this episode of the podcast Laura lays out 5 tips to make 2023 your best year yet as a competitor & person! You won’t want to miss it, highly requested podcast topics also get previewed at the end of the episode so stay tuned for that! Follow on social media IG: @bikinithings @laura_ifbbpro YouTube: Laura Moore-Shay moreathletics.com
16 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
Season 5 Episode 2: Surviving the Holiday Season
In this episode, Laura talks about some strategies to make it through the holiday season as sane, happy, and healthy as possible! Whether we are on prep or not, there are different challenges and strategies we can implement to find balance and work towards goals! Follow on social media at @bikini_things @laura_ifbbpro @moreathletics
24 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
Season 5 Episode 1: 2022 Season Recap & What's Next?
We are back baby! This week’s episode is a quick one overviewing Laura’s 2022 IFBB season, the feedback and what’s next. Other topics covered: why athletes shorten their careers, is being tall a disadvantage, and what’s it like to be a self-employed as a bikini pro? You won’t want to miss it! GET SOCIAL IG: @BikiniThings @Laura_IFBBPro @MoreAthletics YouTube: Laura Moore-Shay
61 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Season 4 Episode 6: Common Health Concerns for Competitors with Dr. Kirsten Singler
On this episode of the podcast, Laura sits down with Dr. Kirsten Singler, Clinical Director at Lee Regenerative Medical Institute in Huntington Beach, California. Dr. Singler is Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and is a wealth of information for athletes and non-athletes alike! She specializes in hormone replacement therapy, longevity, and functional medicine. On this episode of the podcast, Laura sits down with her to discuss common health issues for female competitors, the effects of PEDs and other supplementation, and how to be proactive and think long term about our health! Disclaimer: The content and discussion in this podcast is for entertainment & informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a your health concerns or medical conditions. You can find her & the practice on Instagram at @dr.singler and @leeregenerative And over the phone or online: Lee Regenerative Medical Institute 18800 Main Street, Suite 106 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Phone: (714) 375-1441 Fax: (714) 375-1443 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.leemedicalinstitute.com
23 minutes | May 17, 2022
Season 4 Episode 5: How to Avoid Excess Weight Gain in Off Season
In this episode, Laura reviews strategies and tips to avoid excess weight gain post-show or in an off season, and also talks about personal experiences and strategies with clients. Don’t forget to rate the podcast 5 stars and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Apply for coaching and check out the podcast on Instagram at @bikinithings, Laura’s IG at @laura_ifbbpro and client page @moreathletics.
40 minutes | May 9, 2022
Season 4 Episode 4: Toxic Angelz Bikinis Founder Margaret Bialkin
On this episode of the podcast, Founder of Toxic Angelz Bikinis Margaret Bialkin joins to talk about starting her own business, and how to design the bikini of your dreams! You won’t want to miss this episode, find out more about Toxic Angelz Bikinis and how to book a consultation here: https://booking.setmore.com/scheduleappointment/53009c0b-1cac-463b-acd7-64c738552910 Toxic Angelz Bikinis Design Guide: https://toxicangelzbikinis.com/pages/design-guide
24 minutes | May 2, 2022
Season 4 Episode 3: 20 Questions with IFBB Pro & Olympian Raphaela Milagres
On this episode of the pod, Laura sits down with IFBB Bikini Pro, Olympian, Body by O teammate, and roommate Raphaela Milagres to play a game of 20 questions! Rapha is a bikini pro, originally from Brazil, currently living in Southern California. She primarily works as a fitness model and is an athlete with C4 Energy and Bombshell Sportswear as well as ring girl for Triller Fight Club. Find out more about her on Instagram @raphamilagres
51 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Season 4 Episode 2: IFBB Bikini Pro Nikia Hovey
On this episode of the podcast Laura sits down with friend and fellow IFBB Bikini Pro Nikia Hovey. Kia is a full time school principal in Southern California, as well as a cheerleading coach, and a wife and mom of 2! Kia is a true boss lady and has an amazing mindset and work ethic, she won her pro card at NPC Universe in 2021 and did her pro debut just a few months later! You won’t want to miss this episode, catch up with Kia on Instagram at @da_original_kia_ifbbpro
32 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Season 4 Episode 1: Laura's Big News
On this episode of the podcast Laura records solo and describes some of the big changes in her life, as well as her 2022 plans. You won’t want to miss this one! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe so you never miss an episode! You can follow the podcast on Instagram at @bikinithings and follow Laura and her clients at @laura_ifbbpro and @moreathletics
59 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Season 3 Episode 17: IFBB Bikini Pro Cory Hageman
On this episode of the podcast, Laura sits down with IFBB Bikini Pro Cory Hageman. Based in Los Angeles, Cory is in nursing school and is also an online prep coach. She earned her pro card in 2021 at Jr USAs, also winning the overall! Cory then went on to place top 5 in several pro shows that same year! Cory is currently prepping herself for her 2022 season, you won’t want to miss this episode! Get in touch with Cory here: IG: @cory_fit www.coryfit.com
58 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Season 3 Episode 16: Plastic Surgery for Active Women with Dr. Jay Calvert, MD, FACS
On this episode of the podcast, Laura sits down with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Calvert. Dr. Calvert has offices in both Newport Beach, CA and Beverly Hills, CA and also co-hosts his own podcast the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery podcast. This is a great episode for anyone considering cosmetic surgery in the future, you won’t want to miss it! Want to find out more about Dr. Calvert? https://www.drcalvert.com Newport Beach, CA Office (1617 Westcliff Dr Suite 202, Newport Beach, CA 92660) Tel: 949-644-2858 Beverly Hills, CA Office (465 N Roxbury Dr Suite 1001, Beverly Hills, CA 90210) Tel: 310-777-8800 Check out the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery podcast on all major podcast platforms!
44 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Season 3 Episode 15: IFBB Pro Mahsa Akbarimehr
In this episode, Laura catches up with IFBB Bikini Pro Mahsa Akbarimehr! Mahsa is the first ever Persian IFBB Bikini Pro, pro champion, and competed in the prestigious Arnold Sports Competition in 2020. You won’t want to miss this episode! Check out Mahsa’s links and info here: IG: @Mahsa_ifbbproEmail: Mahsa.email@example.comWebsite relaunch is under work - Getfitwithmahsa.comSponsors:Supplements @globalformulasSuit @toxicangelzbikinisHeels&jewlery @theshoefairy_
65 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Season 3 Episode 14: IFBB Pro & Precision Elite Head Coach Will Sage
In this episode of the podcast, Laura sits down with IFBB Classic Physique Pro & CEO of Precision Elite Will Sage! Will talks about his journey competing in seven national shows to finally come away with a pro card in 2019! Will then went on to place top 5 in both his pro Men’s Physique and pro Classic Physique debuts. His athletes, particularly his bikini athletes, had an exceptional year and not by accident. Will details his approach to training, coaching female athletes and the importance of reverse dieting. You won’t want to miss this episode! Check out his coaching services through Precision Elite here: https://teamprecisionelite.com/
51 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Season 3 Episode 13: 2x Bikini Olympian Lucia Malavaze
On this episode of the podcast Laura sits down with 2x Bikini Olympian and online coach Lucia Malavaze. Lucia, originally from Brazil, is an amazing athlete with a strong mindset and show stopping posing routine! She is an online coach, and posing coach, and is currently just a few days away from one of the most prestigious competitions in bodybuilding, the Arnold Classic! Check out Lucia’s sponsors and discount codes below! You can follow her on Instagram at @Luciamalavazepro Body by O Angel Competition Bikinis “LuciaM” SteelFit “Lucia10” Familia FarmaDr Lift Tech Fitness ProTan “Lucia10” Blackstone Labs “LuciaMalavazePro”
25 minutes | Feb 13, 2022
Season 3 Episode 12: 6 Signs you should take a step back prepping
In this episode of Bikini Things, Laura records a solo episode reviewing 6 examples that indicate it might be time to take a break from prepping for shows, and times she should have considered taking breaks herself. You won’t want to miss this one! From the episode, here are some notes on show costs (specifically for bikini/wellness competitors:NPC card - $135 required to enter any NPC show, good for 1 calendar year. Show registration ~$150-175 per class (e.g. novice and open would each have a separate registration fee). This will vary by event producer and location.Hotel & travel costs - varies based on locations and number of nights needed.Tanning ~$120-170 per show, less if you use the ProTan DIY kitHair & Makeup - Professionally done may be ~$200-$300 you could also do it yourself (if you can do dramatic/stage makeup and hair looks on yourself) or have a friend do it if you know someone that can do stage makeup/hair. Stage Bikini/Suit - up to $400-700+ if you purchase a new custom suit. Would be less if you borrow or rent a suit, center stage rentals is a good rental company you can check out on IG @center_stage_rentals Competition heels ~$40-$120Stage jewelry $40-$80 (could also borrow)Clip in hair extensions $40-$200 (essentially required unless your hair covers your entire back) sewn in extensions can cost ~hundreds every 4-8 weeks to maintain.Profession Stage Photos (optional purchase on show day) ~$80-$120Coaching ~$200-650/monthSupplements - $100-$200/month depending on what your coach recommends
54 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
Season 3 Episode 11: Celeste Rains-Turk
On this week’s episode, Laura sits down with queen of the bikini podcasts, Celeste Rains-Turk, host of the popular Confessions of a Bikini Pro podcast! Celeste not only has a bachelors degree in psychology, but also a masters in clinical mental health, and when she is not interview bikini pros she is a coach helping women build more than just a body! Celeste focuses her coaching on building positive relationships with food and their bodies, which is so important particularly for competitors. Check out everything Celeste does at the link below! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform! Catch us on Instagram at @bikini_things.Celestial Fit
53 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Season 3 Episode 10: Bikini Olymian Ariel Barley
In this episode, Laura sits down with IFBB Bikini Pro, 2021 Olympian, Body by O Teammate & fellow plant/dog mom Ariel Barley! Ariel, originally from San Diego, and life long athlete won an incredible FIVE overalls in her short time as an NPC athlete. She turned pro at Jr. Nationals in June 2021, and qualified for Olympia at her second pro show just one month later! Ariel is a proponent of meditation and mental strength and her recommendations for resources on those topics are listed below as well as all of her discount codes! Don’t forget to give us a 5 star rating, give us a review and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform so you never miss another episode! Catch us on Instagram at @Bikini_Things and DM us your questions & episode requests! Link for Headspace meditation app- https://www.headspace.com/Book on meditation- Practicing Mindfulness by Mathew SockolovThe Power of Now, link hereAriel’s Discount Codes:Toxic Angelz Bikinis - Code ArielProfessor Nutz - Code Ariel10All that glitters gems - Code ATGG-arielProjectad.Me - Code ariel10Top America Usa - Code ariel15
18 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
Season 3 Episode 9: Prepping (or not!) through the holidays!
On this episode of the podcast Laura does a quick solo episode to talk about strategies for managing the and making the most of holidays whether you are on or off prep! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe so you never miss another episode!
44 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Season 3 Episode 8: What's a reverse diet? Everything you need to know!
On this episode of the podcast Laura and Michelle sit down to talk about reverse diets! Maybe you have heard the term before, but what does it mean? And how do we reverse diet successfully after a competition? You won’t want to miss this episode! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe and give us a follow on Instagram at @bikinithings and @laura_ifbbpro & @chellekeepitfit
23 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Season 3 Episode 7: Finding Balance with Life & Competing
On this solo episode Laura speaks about finding your balance with life, competing, and everything that comes with! Don’t forget to rate, review, subscribe and give us a follow on Instagram at @bikinithings Laura at @lauraifbbpro and Michelle at @chellekeepitfit
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