Meriza Deguzman-Ciccone is an IFBB Figure Professional, and a 2-time Olympian competitor. She is also a Sexy-Strong sponsored athlete. Meriza runs a very busy personal training and contest-prep business in Southern California. Her Posing and Presentation Clinics, The Art of Figure Clinics, sponsored by Sexy-Strong, focus on helping competitive Bikini and Figure competitors prepare for the competition stage.
She has certifications from 3 organizations, ACE, Cooper’s Institute and AAFA, and has received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University.
For more information about Meriza’s Art of Figure clinics, follow her on Facebook or IG: @ifbbpro_meriza.
Hey, girls! Nothing will make the boys remember you (even if they forget your name! lol) like a fit, tight derriere! Be sure they remember YOU when you walk past them…Tone and shape your own eye-catching bootie with a butt-blasting workout you won’t soon forget! Here’s a fun program to help you get fit and lean!
OK, hard-working ladies, if you’re looking to tighten, tone and sculpt your upper body – cap off those delts, taper that waist, emphasize that hourglass figure, look no further! Sexy-Strong athlete, IFBB Pro Figure competitor and trainer of champion athletes, Meriza Deguzman-Ciccone shows you how the pro’s do it! It’s time to get fit and lean with Sexy-Strong®!
Some people say that squatting thickens the waist.
IFBB Pro Meriza Deguzman-Ciccone might not necessarily agree.
"If done properly, squatting is one of the greatest exercises for not only the lower half, but the entire body. When you squat, you engage everything, including core, if you do it right. Hips, quads, hamstrings, glutes, inner thighs, core, you hit it all with the squat!"
Once upon a time, the fairer sex was encouraged to avoid physical activity; to "act like a lady" and "let the man do it for you"...
Well, that attitude and concept have all but disappeared, much like the one-way pager and the 400lb desktop computer...
These days, not only is it acceptable for a woman to be fit, it's actually celebrated in most demographic groups these days!
For just about all of us, achieving our best shape is something we are constantly working on. It’s not easy gaining control over our bodies – and maintaining that control can be even tougher. And if you’re a mom, or soon-to-be one, it can seem like mission impossible!
“Where am I going to find the time to exercise?” you may ask yourself. In between the changings, the bottles, the feedings, the lack of sleep (oh yes, trust me on that one!) where does a new mom have the time or the energy to take care of herself?