NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2013!
February 23, 2013
May 11, 2013
July 13, 2013
Sept 21, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
IFBB Figure Pro, 2012 Olympia contender, 2012 Overall USA Champion, Francine Sablan!
Meriza’s Posing Clinics for Bikini & Figure Competitors have grown into the premiere posing and presentation workshop for Bikini and Figure competitors in the Southern California region. Resident IFBB Pro, 2-time Olympia competitor, Meriza Deguzman-Ciccone has held these preparatory classes for the past 5 years, helping literally hundreds of NPC and IFBB competitors put the finishing touches on their stage presentation.According to Meriza, “In competitive Figure and Bikini, success is in the details, and presentation is everything! Girls who attend my clinics will be exposed to every aspect of the sport, and will leave with a detailed understanding of everything necessary to show their best come contest day! Presenting your best self to the judges and the audience really is an art.”
“In the sport of Figure and Bikini, it is not always just being the best physique that puts you in the winner’s circle. It’s about how your present the beautiful package, showing your strong points and down-playing your weak areas, showing the judges (and your friends and family!) your best possible YOU!
In my Posing & Presentation Clinics, we work hard together to bring out your best; solid technical presentation, and individualized posing to help you bring your absolute best to the stage! Join Francine and I at the next scheduled Clinic and be sure you’re as prepared as you can be for the stage!” xoxo Meriza
Interested competitors should email Meriza at:
or contact Francine at:
Sign up today! Our first clinic is only a few weeks away and space is limited!
It was another amazing clinic today! I had 31 beautiful, hard-working Bikini & Figure athletes join me to polish up their skills for the contest stage!
In the sport of Figure and Bikini, it is not always just being the best physique that puts you in the winner’s circle. It’s about how your present the beautiful package, showing your strong points and down-playing your weak areas, showing the judges (and your friends and family!) your best possible YOU! In my Art of Figure Posing & Presentation Clinics, we work hard together to bring out your best; solid technical presentation, and individualized posing to help you bring your absolute best to the stage!
Today, I was joined by Francine Sablan, IFBB Pro, Olympian contender and this year’s NPC USA overall Figure champion. Francine has made a name for herself based on her presence on stage this year. She’s got an amazing competitive record at the regional, national and now pro level. She joined us today to share her experience with all the girls – thanks, Ms. Francine!
Today, we had 20 Bikini competitors and 11 Figure athletes, all prepping for the upcoming NPC events, the Titans, Border States and a few for the Excalibur event in December. We worked hard, sweating and strutting in our heels! It wasn’t an easy day for the girls, but by the time they finished turning, sweating and sticking their poses, they all shined! Awesome job, ladies! Keep on practicing – it’s almost show time! I’ll see everyone at the upcoming NPC events!
Not me this time, but someone very special to me and to our family – Ms Francine Sablan IFBB Pro Figure, as prepares to step on stage in just a few more days…
I remember the first time I saw Francine. I thought to myself, “there’s something special about this girl.” She had just stolen the whole show at the 2010 NPC San Diego Championships – winning it all – with her smile and her well-conditioned physique.
Not just her physique, but her personality onstage, her charm is what captivated me. The sincerity of her smile drew me in, instantly. That’s when I thought, “this girl is going to be somebody special in our sport someday.” It was only her first show.
In the past year, I’ve had the chance to work closely with Francine as she trained and prepped for the 2012 NPC contest season. It’s been a tremendous year for her, no doubt. But it’s also been a blessing for ME, to be able to watch as this hard-working, driven young athlete as she made the journey not only to the IFBB Professional League with an overall victory at this year’s USA’s, but, by virtue of a hard-fought victory in her pro debut, she now prepares for the biggest show of all, Ms. Olympia!
She has worked so hard all year; I cannot say enough about how proud I am of her, for her dedication, her focus and her work ethic. When others would have packed it in long ago, Francine has kept pushing.
I just want to wish my sister-in-iron all the best as she completes her journey this year to the greatest show of all – God bless you, Francine. You’ve done all the work…now, it’s time to rock that stage, girl! Enjoy every moment – It’s your time to shine!
It’s been a busy spring for the 619 MUSCLE girls!
I’m so proud of all my girls who have worked so hard to dial in their condition for the spring/summer shows!
Starting with the California Championships, first of all, I have to say that I’m sooo happy – I worked harder than ever, and brought my physique in more streamlined and refined package – and feedback from the judges was good! I placed 4th out of a solid line up of 17 IFBB pro’s, some experienced girls and some beautiful rookies – which, to me, was so encouraging; I’ve had a few placings outside the top 5 recently, and I’ve had to work hard to take away muscle from my lower body, according to the judges recommendations. I think I’m on the right track, finally, and I’m thankful and re-invigorated!
Special thanks to my hubby and nutritionist, Pete Ciccone, and to my sponsor, iSatori Technologies, for the support! Their MX-LS7 helped get me into my best shape ever!
Next, I have to say congratulations to my girl, my client Ms. Francine Sablan. Francine started working with Peter and I late last year, and has been an inspiration to our 619 MUSCLE family! She had an amazing year last year, and has all the potential in the world – plus, she works so hard, without complaint…She kicked major butt last week, winning the overall NPC Figure California – unanimously! Go get ‘em, girl! Next up for Miss Francine, USA’s!
And special congrats to our Miss Birgitte Gomes, who has worked hard with me all year…The Cals was an unplanned show on Birgitte’s schedule, but she has worked hard, and her physique has come in early – so, we decided to give the Cals a run. She ended up placing a very respectable 5th in the Figure A class – not bad, for a ‘warm up’ show as big as this!
NPC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND!
For this weekend, my girls have all worked so hard, and are ready to strut and shine!
For Bikini competitors, kudo’s to Brittany, Juana, Tristan, Lillian, Candis and Paulina! They’ve all worked so hard, all year and will all be amazing this weekend!
For Figure competitors, Michelle, Audrey, Birgitte, Shuntae have also worked their tushes off, posing, and polishing their physiques and presentation – I’m SOOO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!!
It’s going to be an amazing weekend – we’ll see you all at this weekend’s show (where I’ll also be emceeing!)
Jon Lindsay’s 2012 NPC Southern California Championships!
Go get ‘em, girls – almost time to rock that stage!!
I’m so proud of my girls, (all of ‘em, really!) – but just last week, RoseMarie, Candis and Francine really took it to their own limits, pushed hard, and made it through one of their toughest lower body circuit programs yet!
Here’s what we did! I called it the “SUNSHINE CIRCUIT” because the girls were able to work on their tans, while working on their booties!
Circuit 1: (repeat twice)
Deep squats, feet just outside of shoulder width x25 reps
Parking Lot lunges, 75 yards, weighted (60 strides)
Sumo Squats, (wide stance) x 25 reps
Parking lot (walking lunges) back, weighted (60 strides)
Back inside gym:
Circuit 2(repeat 3 times)
1. Leg press, close-stance, feet high-up on plate, 25 reps, 20 reps, 15 reps (increase weight each set)
2. Hack squat, plie (wide-stance), 25 reps, 20 reps, 15 reps (increase weight each set)
3. Stiff-deadlift (machine) 25 reps, 20 reps, 15 reps (increase weight each set)
4. Seated hamstring curl, 25 reps, 25 reps, 25 reps.
3 sets of this circuit, then stretch good!
Give this circuit a try and see for yourself, why our girls got the greatest backsides in Southern Cal! Until next time,
I’m happy to announce officially that I’ve made a major change professionally! I started the new year right, by signing an exclusive endorsement agreement with the cutting edge supplement company, iSatori Technologies.
I will be working closely with my husband, Peter, as we introduce their exciting product line to the Southern California market. We will be making appearances on behalf of iSatori at nearly all of the Southern California NPC and IFBB events for 2012, promoted by my favorite promoter, Mr. Jon Lindsay!
We will also be responsible for promoting iSatori’s awesome transformation contest, the Iron Warrior Challenge! Grand prize is an endorsement deal with iSatori, and a trip to San Diego to train with us! Be sure to sign up now at iSatori’s fb page!!
Here’s the official press release from iSatori! Thank you so much, everyone, for your ongoing support over the past few years!
Pete and Meriza Join iSatori!
See you all at the next NPC or IFBB show!
ATTENTION BIKINI AND FIGURE COMPETITORS!!!
It’s a new year, and that means competition season is almost apon us! Alot of exciting things are happening! Lindsay Productions has organized 2 more contests for the Southern California region for the new year, making it a total of 13 regional shows for 2012! More chances to get on that stage and strut your stuff!
With that being said, it’s time to get to work, girls! Almost time to put on those clear heels, and start practicing the walk, the strut, the swagger! It’s like we always say, “it’s not always the best physique that wins the contest…it’s the girl with the best presentation, the one that shines! She’s the one everybody is looking at!”
2012 POSING CLINIC SCHEDULE FOR BIKINI & FIGURE:
All clinics will be held at World Gym San Diego/ 619 Muscle.
Located at 2949 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
We will be covering:
- mandatory and individual posing for Bikini & Figure (NPC)
- suits & shoes (where to get, buy, sell)
- hair, makeup services (connections with trusted artists provided)
- nutritional / supplement information, Q & A
Bring your heels, your suits, your food, a towel and water. We’ll see all of you on the following dates, to polish up your presentation in time for the upcoming shows!
Saturday, February 4th, 10am-1pm
Saturday, May 12th, 10am-1pm
Saturday, July 14th, 10am-1pm
Saturday, October 13th, 10am-1pm
I’ll also be having a few surprise special guests at each of my clinics…more details soon!
**update** My new sponsor, iSatori Technologies, will also be providing samples of their latest high-performance sports nutrition products! You don’t want to miss these events! Space is limited so please email me today to reserve your spot! I guarantee you’ll hit that stage with confidence and style! It’s going to be an incredible year!
What are you doing right now to acheive all of your life’s goals?
It’s a new year, and that means it’s the perfect time to set those resolutions. But you and I both know that those are just words, just empty promises to yourself, if you don’t take action! Get up off the couch, put down your iPad and put away the left-over Christmas cookies! Take action. Join the gym, plan your meals, and commit to regular exercise!
Honestly, email me, I’ll outline a plan for you, and send it right to your iPad! lol! I may not be good at bowling, but I know that I can help you achieve your fitness goals in the new year! (yes, I spent New Year’s day with some dear friends, bowling, and mostly laughing at myself! lol! I cannot bowl to save my life!)
Sincerely, it’s time to get up, take action, and make the new year count! Do something for yourself – take care of yourself! People around you that you might not even realize are inspired by you! Others surely look to you somewhere in your life for leadership, whether its your kids, your spouse, your friends, your co-workers or siblings…don’t let ‘em down! Inspire them, and make some positive changes to your own life!
The Happiest of New Year’s to you!
Just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who supported me during this contest prep! The competition was fierce! All of the girls were so beautiful, fit, and just amazing! One thing I have noticed during the past 3 years competing as a Pro, is that all of the girls are so nice, so supportive – I’ve made so many good friends on the Pro Circuit, it’s such fun to get onstage with the girls! Congratulations to everyone!
Overall, I’m very happy with my condition and the package I presented this weekend. This prep, I really focused on streamlining and refining my lines, keeping my roundness, but not being “too lean” or “too muscular”…The feedback from the judges was mostly positive, regarding the subtle changes to my physique..I know I still have work to do, but I’m moving forward with the look of my physique – and that’s the most important thing!
This sport can be tough on your ego, if you let it get to you…but don’t take the placings personally; just use your training and nutrition, work hard, work smart – just work to make the improvements that will make your own package better, and better…that’s the whole point anyway, right?
It’s the ongoing journey to be the best you can be!
Until next show,
And don’t forget, my next Presentation and Posing Clinic for Bikini & Figure athletes is schedule for all girls getting ready for the Excalibur!
11/19/11, from 10am-1pm at World Gym, San Diego! Don’t miss it!
BIKINI and FIGURE competitors! Polish up your presentation, work out the kinks, and share the journey with other girls who understand what you’re going through!
Meriza is the Premier posing and presentation coach for Figure and Bikini competitors in the greater Southern California region.
Meriza’s competed in over 30 professional and amateur contests and has competed in the IFBB Figure Olympia two-times in her 4 years as a professional. Her clinics are extremely popular and continue to grow, selling out every event since 2008.
“No matter what your experience level, come join us and share your experience, learn, and make new friends! With both Figure and Bikini, it’s all about the details. Join us to sharpen your presentation to be your best the day of the show!”
• Figure / Bikini Posing & Presentation
• Figure / Bikini Walk – “The Strut”
• Suits, with fitting and color selection on site at each clinic
• Tanning/make up/hair services coordinated
**JUST ADDED! 619 MUSCLE Seminar series presents: “Common Sense Fat Loss – 5 Simple Steps to get you LEAN!”
Seminar by Pete Ciccone CSCS SPN – FREE to attendees of the clinic! ($69 value!)
Learn how food and supplements can be used to target bodyfat for energy – and achieve your own perfect physique!** (immediately following clinic)
Oct 15, 2011
Nov 19th, 2011
WHEN: Saturdays, above dates, 10am-1pm
World Gym, San Diego
2949 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
WHAT TO BRING:
Competition suit or bikini, clear heels, towel, water, food (esp if you’re dieting)
$90 for participants; $50 for observers
Please note that these clinics are only open for the girls who are preparing to compete, or for you ladies who would like to learn more about Figure or Bikini competition, you’re also welcome to observe. Girls, this is YOUR time, so please, out of respect for all hard-working ladies, men will not be allowed to attend these clinics.
Thanks so much, everyone, for your continued interest in competing, and thanks to everyone who’s participated in the past. These clinics are so much fun! I can’t wait to see everyone again!