Kandee Bishop - Owner Guns N Poses Fitness, LLC
Fitness, ACE Certified Trainer, STOTT Pilates Certified Trainer, Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour, ACE Fitness Nutrition Certification, ACE Kids Fitness Certification.
For over 20 years, I competed, coached or judged physique competitions. When I won my Pro Card, I had so many people contacting me to train them with the goal of competition themselves. Ultimately, this is what started my on-line coaching career. At the time, there was a lot of coaches using extreme measures not backed by science and I wanted to help women compete in a healthy manner. Part of my heart will always be on stage but not only do I no longer compete myself, I do not coach competitors anymore either.
When the social media boom hit, I saw how many physically and mentally strong women soon developed body image issues throughout the competition prep process. It’s easy to compare yourself to filtered pictures and suddenly feel less than. It’s also easy to get wrapped up in wanting to maintain the “stage look”…which then can also create more issues with lack of self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and so on. I’m not saying the happens or happened to ALL competitors, but I can say MANY. Because of this, I decided I wanted to focus on helping women feel more confident in their skin EVERYDAY.