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Marielizabeth Rueger - Pro Figure
Personal: Single, no children
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA
State (residence): Pennsylvannia
Available For Posing Exhibitions and/or Seminars: Yes
Occupation: Personal trainer and nutrition counselor at Retro Fitness East Norriton.
Hobbies: Dance, working out, watching netflix
Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Band: Backstreet Boys
Favorite Performer: Zac Brown Band
Food: Italian and Japanese
Favorite TV Show: Once Upon a Time
Pro Athlete Training since: 2013
Year Turned PRO: 2016
Stats: Height: 5'3.5-5'4 Weight: Preshow 125 Weight: Show 117
Education: HS Graduate, Some College
Best Body Part :Legs
Most Challenging Body Part: houlders because I dislocated my left shoulder back in 2011
Favorite Exercise: Lat Pulldowns and Lateral Raises
Least Favorite Exercise: Burpees and Intervals
Traits You Admire Most In Others: Work ethics
Traits You Admire Most In Yourself: Drive and determination
3rd place open bikini Mr and Ms Natural Philadelphia
1st place open bikini World's Gym Natural Philadelphia
1st place open bikini Tri-State Championships
1st place open bikini United States Championships
1st place open bikini Natural New Jersey Championships
1st place open bikini and 1st place/ earned pro card in open figure Mr and Ms Natural Philadelphia
Certificates: ISSA cpt and sfn, bikini and figure competiton and posing coach
BIO: I am a full time personal trainer and competiton coach. I grew up dancing my whole life, starting at the age of 4 and I am now 26. I went to a professional dance studio 6 days a week and trained for 2-6 hours a day. I went to the Creative and Performing Arts Highschool of Philadelphia and graduated in 2007. From 2007-2010, I attended The University of the Arts College and then later transferred to Missouri State University from 2010-2011. During my time in college, from 2008-2010, I was a part of the Philadelphia Angels Dance Team which was the National Lacrosse Leangues dancers for the Philadelphia Wings. In 2011, I was hired as a professional dancer with Disney Cruise Line, where I moved to Toronto, Canada for rehearsals for two months and then relocated to the Disney Dream fleet for 7 months, where I got to travel around the Caribbean in 2013, I accepted a short term replacement contract with Disney Cruise Line for 4 months. Later in the year, I decided to get my personal training certification and was hired by Retro Fitness in August of 2013. In January 2015, I decided to enter my very first fitness competition and ever since then, I fell in love with the sport and competing and meeting new athletes around the world with the same fitness lifestyle. In October of 2015 is when I found my amazing coach, Marc Tauriello. He has been, besides my brother, the most influential person in the fitness industry and always looks out for my best interests. He led me to a double win in the Open Bikini and Open Figure Divisions for my first show of the 2016 season. I am so excited to what my future holds in the NGA!!