Candyce Graham, the first African-American Bikini Olympia and Arnold Bikini International Athlete grew up in Gainesville, Florida where she also attended the University of Florida earning her Bachelors in Business Economics. She is a natural-born athlete and was a top competitor in multiple sports in high school. Candyce competed in track & field, judo, cheerleading, golf and basketball. She excelled in track & field, receiving national and local recognition, as well as earning Athlete of Year and four consecutive invites to compete for the Florida state title in the 400-meter dash.
In 2010, Candyce learned of NPC’s new bikini division and felt this would be the perfect platform to continue fulfilling her dream. She entered into her first NPC bikini competition, Orlando Europa, which is the state’s largest fitness show and won the overall bikini title. A year later, Candyce went on to not only become the First IFBB bikini Pro of 2011 but also the very First African-American IFBB Bikini Pro! Candyce would continue on rising amongst the ranks and breaking barriers becoming a Two-Time Bikini Olympia Athlete and Two-Time Arnold Athlete. Throughout her journey, Candyce has built a strong following and has had her accomplishments highlighted in various magazines such as Oxygen and Natural Muscle Magazine and has also appeared on multiple radio shows , nationally-syndicated commercials and ABC News. This driven bikini beauty is not afraid of a challenge and is a well-respected fitness personality lending her expertise as a national fitness judge and health coach.
Candyce continues to share her passion for health and fitness via her company Bikini Bellas, an online fitness hub dedicated to women of color that was launched in 2012. You can continue to follow her journey on all social media platforms.
With years of success and experience, Candyce is capable of analyzing your body and creating a fitness plan that will help you reach your goals. Most plans include healthy eating and exercise, to ensure the best results. Candyce will work with you to keep you on track and motivated to reach your goals.
I understand that adapting new fitness habits is difficult and often times fail. My goal is to change your view on fitness, so that it becomes apart of who you are and your lifestyle. I strongly believe that if you practice healthy habits, you will be able to obtain a healthy lifestyle.
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