Janelle Saitone-McGuire 

Division: PRO BIKINI

Height/Competition: 5’7

Age: 31

Bio: Competing  bio IS A BIT OF A LONG STORY BUT I WILL GIVE A BRIEF ONE FOR TIMES SAKE HAHA! I WAS MOTIVATED TO COMPETE BY GOD AND MY COACH KIM ODDO. IN 2010 BEFORE I STARTED MY FIRST SHOW PREP I WAS IN A DARK PLACE IN LIFE AND SUFFERING FROM AN EATING DISORDER. THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS “ON AGAIN OFF AGAIN” SINCE CHILDHOOD. I ALLOWED THIS TO TAKE COMPLETE CONTROL OVER MY LIFE- I WAS MISERABLE- EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF THIS. SOMETHING NEEDED TO CHANGE, SOMETHING HAD TO CHANGE- I WAS DESTROYING MYSELF! I FELT FROZEN AND FEARED REACHING OUT TO OTHERS BECAUSE OF MY STUPID PRIDE.

DURING THIS TIME THROUGH A MUTUAL FRIEND I WAS INTRODUCED TO KIM. I HAD A COUPLE FRIENDS THAT WORKED WITH HIM AND HAD JUST STARTED COMPETING. SO I HAD HEARD OF HIS NAME BEFORE BUT WAS UNAWARE OF THE DETAILS OF HIS COACHING OR THE ENTIRE WORLD OF BODYBUILDING IN GENERAL. I RAN INTO HIM AT THE GYM ONE DAY AND HE SHARED WITH ME THAT HE THOUGHT I HAD GREAT POTENTIAL TO COMPETE IN THIS NEW CLASS CALLED “BIKINI”. HE SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE DETAILS BUT I WAS NOT INTERESTED. THE THOUGHT OF PUTTING ON MUSCLE ( AKA WEIGHT IN MY HEAD) AND LOSING CONTROL OF MY FOOD AND TRAINING PROGRAM TERRIFIED ME. UGH!

KIM WAS KIND AND ASSURED ME THAT IS I CHANGED MY MIND I COULD ALWAYS VISIT HIM AT HIS FACILITY FOR A CONSULTATION.
IT WAS THEN THAT GOD STARTING WORKING ON MY HEART. THE IDEA STARTED STIRRING IN ME TO PURSUE A TRAINING PROGRAM AND COMPETE WITH KIM’S GUIDANCE. I HAD TO PRAY – ALOT ! I KNEW I HAD TO RELINQUISH TO CONTROL OVER MY EATING HABITS AND TRAINING. I HAD TO LET GO TO SAVE MYSELF FROM THE PRISON I WAS IN.

ILL NEVER FORGET THE DAY I MADE THE CALL TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH KIM AND ILL NEVER FORGET THE DAY I STEPPED INTO HIS OFFICE. I WAS SO RELIEVED AND FELT FREE FROM MYSELF.

IVE BEEN COMPETING AND WORKING MY AMAZING COACH SINCE THEN. BECAUSE THE LORD OPENED UP THAT DOOR AND IMPRESS ON MY HEART TO PURSUE COMPETING I WAS ABLE TO CONQUER MY DISORDER. NO IT DIDNT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT AND YES I HAD MANY SETBACKS- BUT I LEARNED AND GATHERED STRENGTH THROUGH EACH ONE. THE REST IS HISTORY AND I HAVE BEEN COMPETING EVER SINCE!

Contest results/Career Highlights: My career highlights would be : Obtaining a sponsorship with top supplement company “CYTO “CYTOSPORT Monster Milk” , Winning 1 st place in 2014 iron games muscle contest qualifying to compete in the Olympia and competing in my first Olympia 2015.

Hometown: ROHNERT PARK, ca.

Current Residence: Murrieta,  ca.

 

Favorite Exercise: Hip thrust and sumo deadlift

Best advice I ever received: Seek the lord in all you do.