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NGA - PRO ATHLETES GALLERY

 

Welcome to the NGA Pro Athletes Gallery

Long time NGA show promoters, Francine and Andrew Bostinto, welcome men and women athletes to share their accomplishments. Andrew is president and founder of the National Gym Association (NGA).

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Maureen Themis-Fernandez - Pro Bikini, Pro Master Bikini
Maureen Themis-Fernandez

Maureen Themis-Fernandez - Pro Bikini, Pro Master Bikini

Personal: Married, no children

Email: princess moe1@gmail.com

State (residence): Florida

Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: Yes

Occupation: First Responder, Wellness Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist

Hobbies: Surfing, paddle boarding, snow shoeing, ice skating, and travelling

NGA Pro Athlete: Pro Bikini

Pro Athlete Training Since: 2004

Year Turned PRO: 2014

Stats: Height: 5' 9" Weight: Preshow 131 Weight: Show 126

WINNINGS/PLACINGS:
2014 - Southern Cross Naturals
1st Place - Masters Bikini Over 45, Masters Overall Winner (Pro Card earned)
3rd Place - Open Bikini Tall (Pro Card earned), "Best Presentation"

2014 - Abraham Fitness Championships
3rd Place - Over 30 Master Bikini
5th Place - Open Tall Bikini

2010 - NGA Florida Naturals
3rd Place - Bikini
3rd Place - Figure

Certificates:
Master’s Degree - Public Policy Management
First Responder / 911 Personal Trainer
Wellness Instructor
Holistic Health Practitioner
Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: HS Graduate, and Certificate Programs

BIO: I have been an athlete all of my life. I was also a professional model in my late teens and early 20s. I truly enjoyed every moment that both opportunities presented as a means of expressing myself as strong, unique woman.

Throughout my 30s and early 40s, although I focused primarily on progressing in my career as a First Responder, I also remained passionate about fitness and wellness and became certified to train and teach emergency personnel, especially women, to be the healthiest they can be. I also began my adventure as a Figure and then a Bikini competitor and enjoyed modest success in both areas at the amateur level.

Despite my knowledge, skills, and expertise in the area of Wellness, I didn’t always practice what I preached. Eventually, the inherent stress and demands associated with my primary occupation caught up with me.

At the age of 45, I was diagnosed with Severe Aortic Regurgitation and had open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve with a mechanical one. Of course, at that time, I was told by many fitness and medical professionals that I would never compete again.

The dietary, medication, and workout restrictions were considered too insurmountable. Yet, remembering the words of Maya Angelou, "You are confined by the walls you build yourself", I made a defining decision and refused to surrender.

Not only did I decide that I would compete again but I also set the goal of becoming a Professional Bikini Athlete. It took three years of unwavering discipline and unshakable faith.

On August 23rd at the Southern Cross Naturals, I earned my pro cards in both the Master Bikini and the Open Bikini Tall Division. I plan to continue to compete for years to come in order to inspire women everywhere to hold onto their dreams and keep the faith! (Jer 29:11).

Maureen Themis-Fernandez

Maureen Themis-Fernandez

Maureen Themis-Fernandez