Monday, February 9, 2009

Black History Spotlight for February 9, 2009-Carla Dunlap

Carla Dunlap has been regarded as the woman that broke the gender barrier when it came to women competitng in what was seemingly just a men's sport. She started to compete in the late 1970s and went on to compete in the 1980s and 1990s, winning a Ms. Olympia title in the process, and becoming the only woman to compete in the 1970s, 80s, AND 90s. After her final competiton in 1993, she went on to be a part of ESPN's Bodyshaping, was a part of the movie "Pumping Iron II-The Women", among other things. She now operates her own gym (FLEXFIT in Massachusetts), and is also Carla is a certified Nutrition Counselor as well as a certified Pilates Instructor.

For more on Carla, go to her website at

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