Monday, February 25, 2013

FitGems to have Social Media Correspondent at Arnold Sports Festival 2013!

The Arnold Sports Festival is this week, and we are happy and privileged to announce that for the first time in FitGems Nation history, we will have our own social media correspondent at the Arnold Sports Festival! 

Her name is Jennifer Bahney. She is a future figure competitor who trains at Powell Fitness, which happens to be near Columbus, the home city of the Arnold. She runs a hair care web site called Long Hair Lovers, ( and posts quite a bit about her business on Facebook ( and Twitter( She is also dealing with hypothyroidism in her quest to compete one day. Definitely an inspiration. 

Jennifer will be attending the Arnold on Friday for the women's prejudging events (Ms. International, Fitness International, Figure International). She will be tweet via her personal Twitter account (@JenniferBahney) during those events and possibly the expo afterwards. She will also be providing some updates via our fan page ( For those that have followed FitGems since the beginning, this is a big step for us to even do something like this. In time, we hope to evolve and provide more exclusive footage from events such as the Arnold. 

Please follow along with Jennifer, and for all things Arnold, use the hashtag #asf2013. This is the official hashtag for the Arnold that will be used by everyone throughout the week. 

Jennifer, we look forward to what you will bring to the FitGems Nation this weekend and beyond. To all the spectators and competitors heading to Columbus in a matter of days, have fun! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

4th Annual FitGems Awards: Fitness Personality of the Year (Model/Trainer/Spokesperson)

Congrats to Jamie Eason on winning Fitness Personality of the Year!

For the 2nd year in a row, Jamie is your favorite fit personality!
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For the 2nd year in a row, it was a no-brainer on who the fans chose for this award. Jamie Eason has shown time and time again why she is one of the most popular names in the sport, despite not competing in a federation of any kind. 2012 saw this top fitness star leave the singles market and become married. Sorry, fellas! On top of that, she is now currently pregnant with her first child. Despite all that, we definitely see Jamie continuing to be an inspiration to a lot of ladies. In fact, with her becoming a mommy, she will be able to reach and connect with the mothers out there, expanding her reach even more than before!

Runner-up: Trish Stratus

Others nominated include Brittany Beede, Jillian Michaels, and Shawn Johnson