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Marielizabeth Rueger - Pro Figure
Marielizabeth Rueger

Marielizabeth Rueger - Pro Figure

Personal: Single, no children

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA


Facebook: marielizabeth.rueger

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!!

Marielizabeth Rueger

Marielizabeth Rueger