KELLY NEWTON, 29
Kelly was born and raised in Monterey, California, a beautiful, yet small, coastal town. Originally, she was into ballet, tap and jazz. However, growing up with a competitive older brother, she made the switch to be an athlete like him. She played field hockey, softball, basketball, and some volleyball. She met her now husband in 2007, who got to get her first gym membership. She started working with a trainer and worked with him until he relocated. Lost without her trainer, she decided to play around with Insanity DVD’s and kickboxing classes. In 2014, she decided to take up powerlifting alongside her husband. She loved lifting heavy and eating “clean”, but felt that her body was capable of more, which is what brought her to the bodybuilding industry. She started competing in the NPC Bikini Division in 2015 and placed Top 2 and Top 5 at very large California shows. At the end of 2015, she picked up her entire life and moved to Las Vegas, for a new, yet exciting challenge. She now focuses on overall health and training with purpose, while enjoying flexible dieting and the Las Vegas life. Her goal for the upcoming year is to continue to build her physique and potentially make the transition into the Figure Class.
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IFBB Bikini Pro & Olympian Casey Samsel
I began in my career with the NPC in May 2013 and was granted my IFBB Bikini Pro status at North Americans in August of 2014. I competed 3 times in 2015 with my Pro Debut at the prestigious Pittsburgh Pro. In 2016, I competed 11 times including the Bikini Olympia and was self-coached through 2016 with more than half being top 4 placings and my first Pro win at the IFBB San Antonio Pro.
I opened my 2017 competition year under the guidance of Kim Oddo and I obtained enough points through 4 out of 4 2nd placings in some of the biggest and strongest shows in the pro league. I went on to the Bikini Olympia and was graciously and proudly awarded 4th Place amongst the the top Bikini athletes in the industry today.
I tried my first BamBody treats while in Miami working for SteelFitUSA. Stefanie so nicely packaged and personally delivered my first Treat Pack and I have been hooked ever since! My favorites include: EVERYTHING! Including my own special edition “Casey’s Lean Lemon” which we created special for the 2017 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships. They were an absolute HIT! You can now find them on the BamBody menu and order them year around! So happy to be a part of the BamBody Family!
Casey's Lean Lemon
In 2017 I stepped on stage again and earned my ANBF Pro card. That day changed my life forever. Since then competing has become not just a hobby but something I truly want to do with my life. I’ve now competed in 6 shows and can’t wait to take the stage again and will be putting all of my efforts into earning my IFBB Pro Card.
Thankfully my dear friend, Casey Samsel did a 12 days of Christmas giveaway in which i won my first Bambody treat pack. From the moment i had my first one i was hooked. As an Athlete and someone who takes their health/diet very seriously nutrition is KEY. I am also a coach and want to recommend only the highest of quality to my clients, friends, and family. Bambody has truly made the term “treat yourself” mean something and i feel so blessed to be a part of a Bambody Nutrition team! Diets don’t have to be boring and food that tastes good doesn’t have to be “bad for you”! I recommend these brownies to anyone whom will listen and I truly love them. They taste better than any homemade brownie I’ve ever had. The best part - other than the fact they taste amazing they are high in protein, and fiber, but low in carbs, fats, and have ZERO sugar.
My favorite to date is the S’mores Brownie - but, there’s not a Bambody I’ve ever had and didn’t like! Treat Yourself! “
Megan Van Vleet
My name is Megan – I am 33 years old – I am a national level NPC Bikini Athlete, a wife, a lifestyle coach and I work full time in Clinic Operations for a not-for-profit healthcare system. I was born and raised in Oregon, where I still live with my husband and 3 fur-children. I have been an athlete my whole life – including gymnastics, ballet, softball and now bodybuilding. I have always loved being active and involved in athletics, but after college found myself in an unhealthy place and lost – I had no direction for myself, no passion. I was struggling, and knew that I wasn’t taking care of my body the way I needed to for my health.
I finally took on the challenge of learning about nutrition and cleaning up my diet – focusing on whole foods and more balanced intake. As someone who had struggled with disordered eating in the past, this was such a key component of my journey – and one I feel like we are never done improving on. BamBody has allowed me to continue this focus while still enjoying the process of eating for my goals!
In 2012 I checked off my first goal, and ran a half-marathon with my then fiancé, now husband. Crossing the finish line together was a memory I will never forget! We got married in October of that year, and ran our second half-marathon a week later!
Finally with his encouragement & inspiration from my younger brother, I began prepping for my first NPC Bikini Competition in January of 2013. I stepped on stage for the first time that June – and I fell in love. I found my outlet, and a passion and I have been competing ever since. A proud natural athlete, I now have more than 15 NPC competitions under my belt, and was so honored to place at every national show I competed at in 2018. I love being able to show through my journey that any goal that you set your mind to is attainable – and what hard work, patience and believe in yourself can do. My goal is to earn my IFBB Pro Card in the bikini division, and make my place on the professional stage!
I discovered BamBody Nutrition over a year ago and have been addicted ever since! As someone who could live off all things sweet – BamBody has created a way for me to get my sweet-tooth fix while keeping my goals in mind. Knowing that every order is made fresh – and seeing the care and love that has been put into every item – BamBody Nutrition has opened the doors to making eating healthy and eating for your goals sustainable and enjoyable. My FAVORITE treat are their brownies – and I have turned down other’s “normal” brownies to enjoy the ones BamBody makes instead – THEY ARE THAT GOOD. I have told anyone and everyone I can about them – and particularly love sharing them with my lifestyle fitness clients!
One of my all-time favorite combinations is a frozen BamBody Brownie – with Mint Chocolate Chip Enlightened and some chocolate peanut butter on top!
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Taeler De Haes
Hey y’all. I’m a Texas girl making a home in Cleveland. By day, I’m an investigative reporter for a local TV station. As for my fitness journey, I’m a USPA powerlifter and NPC bikini competitor, aspiring to show others it’s possible to crush both career and fitness goals.
My favorite BamBody treat is the OG brownie, but I still have dreams about the cookie crumble.