Muscle Beach Classic
Sponsored by Max Muscle Santa Cruz
Muscle Beach Classic 2009
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Muscle Beach Classic 2008 - Bodies by the Beach
For those who attended the show, Max Muscle Santa Cruz sponsored this year's Santa Cruz Muscle Beach Classic 2008. The turnout was every bit as expected and more and we can't wait to see what next year's competition will bring! Have a look at what Kelvin Fountano, the emcee of the event, had to say about this year's Santa Cruz Muscle Beach Classic 2008.
Click here to check out some pics from the show!
Congratulations to Geff and Sarah Malone, owners of Max Muscle Santa Cruz; and Gabriel Nicander, Personal Trainer on a successful promotion of the first Santa Cruz Muscle Beach Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships. The competition was held on August 24, 2008 on the Esplanade Stage at Capitola Beach.
The sand, sound of the waves, and the outside theater setting reminded us of the roots of bodybuilding contest. As contestants entered the stage and crowd gathered wearing tank tops, shorts and carrying surfboards, one could picture the early 1970's on Venice Beach watching Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbo, Frank Zane, Robbie Robinson, and the hall of fame icons of bodybuilding strutting their stuff along Venice Beach.
As one fan commented to me: "this is like a festival." Everyone had a great time, but there was serious muscle, great symmetry, and beautiful figures to grace the Esplanade stage.
In addition to the great competition, guest posers included Steve and Isabel Franklin performing a mixed pairs routine and national fitness competitor Patrice Bager performing her Carribbean Pirates routine. Max Muscle Santa Cruz models Lauren Penn and Ashley Heuser presented overall champion trophies to following athletes: Men's Novice Bodybuilding, Alex Colannino; Women's Open Figure, Sarah Stewart; and Men's Open Bodybuilding, Michael Sausedo. For information on the 2009 Santa Cruz Muscle Beach Classic, contact Geff or Sarah Malone here.
Event posters are still available for download online by clicking here!
Thanks for coming out. See you next year!
Geff & Sarah