Fitness champ Rocheal getting set for big things!

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Fitness champ Rocheal getting set for big things!

(PRESS RELEASE) – Last weekend, 20-year-old Rocheal Phillip emerged as the women’s bikini fitness champion in the Saint Lucia Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association’s national championships.

This came just a year after she got into the sport, which she took up to improve her fitness.

A member of Morne Stars Athletics Club, Rocheal is originally from De Breuil, Choiseul. She spent a year in England in her mid teens, before returning home.

She explains how her interest in bodybuilding developed, and what the transition was like from athletics.

“I always liked seeing a toned woman,” says Rocheal. “And also I’m addicted to fitness, so I just decided to give it a shot. And when I stepped on stage the first time, my love for that just grew. To me it just flowed from athletics to fitness competition, one into the next so easily.

“As a long distance runner, I was already doing a lot of cardiovascular conditioning, and I just added in the weights and body weight training. Plus, being in the gym helped me focus on maintaining a proper diet, which is essential for bodybuilding.

“I would definitely advise track and field athletes to get into bodybuilding and fitness competition, especially fitness. If you are doing athletics and training for fitness, you will put more into it. It will boost your love for training and fitness. Plus, most track athletes already have a great physique!”

Speaking of athletics, Rocheal says that although her immediate priority is preparing for September’s Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships in Mexico, you can look out for her on the road and on the tracks next season.

Fundraising is her main priority, as sponsors are needed to help underwrite the trip to Mexico. But as she harbours dreams of one day becoming a professional fitness competitor, Rocheal is also excited about linking up with her track club in coming months.

“Morne Stars is the best club, for so many reasons. We’re active on social media, and the club members support each other on and off the track. They’ve really been there for me. I like the fact that the members are always training, and it’s made up of a group of serious athletes.”

If you want to support Rocheal, follow her on Instagram!

Rocheal Philip on IG: @karibbeanfitqueen
Morne Stars on IG: @mornestars

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  1. This girl is what is commonly referred to as a "butter face". Everything about her is nice "but her face".

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  2. now nice girl. But why she had to wear that hair hat. I mean you showing your natural body and muscles but you have some fake hair taking all your shine, sad

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  3. Rocheal is getting set for big things? Well I got Rocheal's big thing right here in my two hands, come and get yours Rocheal.

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    • I'm off today enjoying a quiet Labor Day with my family and reading SLNO and your comment crack me up. You are too bright thanks for a hearty laugh I'm still cracking up.

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  4. New Testament Verse of the Day:
    I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood.

    – Revelation 6: 12

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  5. My Mom always tell us if we have nothing nice to say please say nothing at all. I have nothing nice to type so I pledge the fifth.

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