DENETRA BLACKSHEAR

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In today’s episode, host Celeste Rains-Turk interviews IFBB Pro Denetra Blackshear. A former Hip-Hop dance professional, Denetra stumbled into the world of bodybuilding and has not looked back since. A current member of Team ProPhysiques, as well as a personal coach to lifestyle clients, Denetra enlightens listeners on all of her exciting experience in and outside of competing. In this episode you will find tons of knowledge and advice on both the expected and not so expected! Denetra shares about her passion for participating in Comic-con events and how it has given her a unique perspective on the importance of inspiring others. She also humbly opens up about her experience as a black woman in the IFBB Professional League. Denetra is clearly a huge ambassador of the bikini division, and it shows through the way she presents herself and her experiences! CONNECT WITH CELESTE: website: http://www.celestial.fit instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celestial_fit/ all links: http://www.celestial.fit/links.html CONNECT WITH SHARON: instagram: www.instagram.com//denetrabfit

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[00:50] Celeste opens the podcast, introducing IFBB Pro Denentra Blackshear

[1:55] Celeste asks about a pre-stage ritual

[2:40 ] Denetra shares her background in HipHop, and how she found her way to bodybuilding

[6:00] Denetra shares her first show experience, her path to pro and some fun experiences along the way

[10:31] Denetra shares the aspects she appreciates about competing

[13:58] Celeste inquires about the connections Denetra has made through competing

[18:30] Denetra shares about her life outside of competing

[23:45] Celeste asks Denetra to expand on some of her previous experiences with previous coaches

[30:20] Denetra talks about the importance of the offseason

[32:46] Celeste asks how Denetra support her own coaching clients

[35:00] Denetra expands on how she motivates her lifestyle athletes

[38:52] Celeste and Denetra talk about working with Comic-Con players and how she got involved

[45:30] Denetra share how she is a very supportive personality

[46:45] Denetra talks about how she helped influence a fellow competitor

[49:50] Celeste asks Denetra to expand on any misconceptions about Cos playing

[53:13] Denetra shares about what it is like being a black woman in the IFBB pro league

[58:28] Denetra talks about her experience being placed center stage by Sandy

[61:50] Denetra shares her experience competing in Korea and the logistics with International travel

[67:44] Denetra elaborates on her current mindset as she preps for her upcoming show, Chicago Pro

[73:58] Denetra shares some “pro tips”

[76:45] Denetra shares her best advice for girls who have never competed and girls on their road to pro

[79:00] Denetra gives her social media contact information

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