Michele Ralabate was one of the most impressive and beautiful women in bodybuilding and fitness in the 1990's. She was one of my favorites from that era and was excited when I found out she's still around. While no longer in the competitive field, she currently works as a Pilates Coach and Medical secretary/assistant in the Buffalo/Niagara area.
About Michele: I have been a world-class athlete and fitness trainer for more than twenty years. My early athletic endeavors were in gymnastics, with a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. I graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education / Sports Management. As an elite level gymnast, I was invited to the 1984 Olympic Trials. Unfortunately injury prevented me from finishing the competition but that would not deter me from pursuing other physical feats. I then went on to earn professional status in both bodybuilding and Fitness. As a result of of my bodybuilding success, I have been featured on ESPN. My articles on training and nutrition have been published in several magazines. Featured in well over thirty magazines both nationally and internationally. I have graced the cover of several muscle & fitness magazines.
I am one of only three women to compete in both the IFBB Ms. Olympia bodybuilding and the IFBB Fitness Olympia. I have won the lightweight and overall title at the 1994 Nationals and then went on to win my first pro show at the 1995 Jan Tana Classic. I have also won the Women’s Strength Extravaganza two years in a row.
I have always won the best poser award taking advantage of my vast athletic abilities as a gymnast and dancer. I was in the Guinness Book of Word Records 2000, the same year as my sister Maria.
1997 IFBB Midwest Pro Fitness Classic – 2nd
1997 IFBB Fitness Olympia- 15th
1997 IFBB Jan Tana Pro Fitness Classic – 5th
1997 IFBB World Pro Fitness Championships – 5th
1996 IFBB Ms. International – 6th
1995 IFBB Jan Tana Classic – Overall Champion
1995 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 9th
1994 NPC National Championships – Overall Champion
1992 NPC Pittsburgh Championships – Overall Champion
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