Locals impress on international stage

Ellie HoneyboneSound Telegraph

Competitors from 24/7 Power Fitness Rockingham had an outstanding weekend at the International Natural Bodybuilding Association’s Bali Paradise event last month, bringing home a swag of trophies.

Bodybuilders from all around the world including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Malaysia and Russia travelled to Indonesia for the competition on October 29 and 30.

24/7 Power Fitness Rockingham co-owner and trainer Jourdana Clarke proved she was one to beat after she finished fourth in the bikini 30+ division and fourth in the bikini open class 2.

Rachel Vines returned home with a fifth place in the figure international category, fifth in Ms. figure novice and fifth in Ms. figure open class 1.

After spending the past few competitions backstage supporting his clients, Rockingham trainer Steve Morley took his turn in the spotlight and blew the judges away.

After receiving his INBA Pro Card in May this year, Morley was awarded first place in the pro men’s fitness category at the Bali International.

Clarke said it was fantastic to compete in an international show so close to home.

“Competing on an international stage is exciting and also very scary as you are completely out of your comfort zone and up against the best of the best,” she said.

“Bali is very humid so we had to take into account the humidity and be careful of retaining water from the flight.

“We are all back to training and the gym now and I’m looking forward to seeing what shape I can create over the next 12 months.”

Clarke and Vines will take a break from the competition stage in 2017 and focus on increasing muscle while Morley will prepare for the INBA Australian National Titles in Melbourne in October.

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