Friday, September 7, 2012

Epic Figure Presentation and Posing Camps= HUGE SUCCESS!
I can't be more happy about how successful the posing and presentation camps have been this summer. Figure, bikini and physique competitors have all come to don their heels (or bare feet) and pose for an afternoon of fun and SWEAT!

The ladies all came from different levels of experience ranging from first time competitors to Nationally Ranked athletes. They all came with their own styles and questions on how to present themselves better.
My goal is to polish the competitor not to pose like me! Everyone has their own unique "je ne sais quois". My job is to fine tune it and make the small tweaks that can make a world of difference!

The FINAL camp of the 3 part series will be held on Saturday September 22, 2012 at 2pm at HIFI Fitness at 820 N Orleans in Chicago. Registration is OPEN but spaces are filling up FAST!
Dr. Willes Ko, National level bodybuilder and Optimum Nutrition Athlete will be guest instructing and available to answer questions regarding nutrition, training posing and more!
Instruction for bikini, figure, physique and bodybuilding will be offered! Please contact Definition Fitness at if you have any questions or if you'd like to register! Hope to see you there!

Here are a few shots from our last two Posing and presentation camps!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Special thanks to Suit Sponsor Tamee Marie!

2012 has been an AMAZING year for me as predicted by my awesome coach Willes! I've been introduced to some fabulous people namely Tamee Marie!
Once I was selected to receive a suit sponsorship from Tamee Marie I knew I would be donning the most amazing pieces on stage!
Ive never been happier with my suit designers than I have been with Tamee.
Wearing an original creation by Tamee for the 2011 NPC Jr. Nationals, I won first place in class E. The suit fit like a glove, it dazzled on stage and I never felt so confident in any suit Id ever worn. One year to the date, Tamee designed another original creation for me for the 2012 NPC Jr National and I won my class AGAIN and fullfilled my dream of becoming an IFBB Figure Pro. Tamee is a hardworking amazing suit designer and I am honored to wear her creations!
Thank you Tamee! Cant wait to don my next number created by you for my IFBB Pro Debut!!!
You're fantastic!!!!
Visit Tamee at

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My website is on the way!!!

I am so excited to announce
the birth of my wonderful websites CHAYABOONE.COM & DEFINITION FITNESSCHICAGO.COM!
It's been a long time coming as I've been wanting to have my own website for ages! Well the time has come!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Epic Figures Competitor Feature: Shanon!

 Epic Figures Competitor Feature:
Shanon, a 40 something year old Attorney from Chicago, has been competing with Epic Figures for the past 2.5 years! Shanon has made a full body transformation by dropping an ASTONISHING 45 pounds. Through sheer hard work and determination, Shanon has reached a level of physical fitness that she hadn't ever thought possible and she is hungry for more!
Shanon's before and after!!!
 One thing is for sure, Shanon puts it down in the gym. Shanon lifts weights heavier than most guys in the gym and is never afraid to lift heavier! Shanon doesn't complain in the gym, however, she will grow very silent, when she is no longer "happy" with her workout and when she's ready for the "torture" to end.
Shanon helped coin "A$$ Tuesday" and definitely intergal in putting A$$ Tuesday on the map.
Shanon is entering her prep season now and getting ready for the the NPC Continental October 6, 2012 in Ottawa. I am confident that Shanon is gearing up for her best package and conditioning ever. Shanon has a work ethic and a drive that is tough to match. Shanon has hopes and dreams that she has no problem making them come true.
I am proud and honored that she has chosen me to be apart of her journey!
Go Shanon! Go Shanon!!!

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Posing with Pros Figure and Physique Camp June 28, 2012!

Competition Season is NOW!

Stage Presention Camp

IFBB Figure Pro
Chaya Boone

IFBB Physique Pro
Ladrissa Bonivel

Begins JULY 28, 2012


at HiFI Fitness Chicago

Only 12 spots available!!!

Registration is OPEN

$35/ camp

Friday, June 29, 2012

I did it! I am now an IFFB Figure Pro!

Dreams really do come true and it happened for me Saturday June 16, 2012 at the NPC Junior Nationals in my hometown!
I won my IFBB pro card after winning first place in class E. Just one year ago from the date I also won first place in class E, but was not awarded my pro card. It just wasn't my time. I needed more time to grow and that I did!
It hasn't been easy for me or anyone that has been around me for the past 6 months. After competing in back to back contests, dieting for 6 months and traveling I knew I could give it one more shot at the NPC Junior Nationals, but after that, I would need a rest! Well it happened in my hometown and it was the best feeling ever.
Cheers to "believing and achieving"! See you on a Pro stage soon :-)!

My shoulder workout right before NPC Junior Nationals 2012!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Almost there...

6 day countdown starts now...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Interview with Elliott Harris- One week out from NPC Showdown

Only one week and some change...

There is only one week and a few days remaining until I step on the stage to compete since NPC Team Universe 2011. It really feels good to be back in my groove again.
Reflecting back to 2011 competition year, I know that I come along way, physically but mostly mentally and spiritually. Last year was a whirlwind! My season started off by my first Overall placing at a NPC event in Iowa. My season peaked with a first place finish in figure class E at NPC Jr Nationals and finished with a 6th place trophy at Team Universe.
I was so wiped out after 7 long months of continuous dieting. My body had enough and I was ready for an off season. I knew I had to be productive for once. I had previously had off seasons where I would stay about 8-10 pounds from contest weight but never putting on the size I needed to really present a new package. I knew I wanted to do different this time around, so I did. I put on the size and had to learn to be comfortable walking around 25 pounds more that I would ever think I could grow used to.
Physically it was easy, mentally, not so much. None of my clothes fit and sometimes I couldn't even recognize myself. I questioned if it was worth all of this.  I asked myself why put myself through such torture. I had to learn to accept me, big or small.
I had a responsibility to do better, for myself, family, friends, clients, associates and everyone else who supported my journey. I never knew how much the win at 2011 NPC Jr National meant to so many people! There I was, one of six beautiful, amazing, African American women who were also winners of their figure class. For once, aspiring figure competitors had 6 women to look up to! So I knew then that I couldn't quit and that I had to do better. This was bigger than me...
So here we are, embarking on a new year of competitions. There will be highs and there will be lows, but I won't stop putting forth my best. It doesn't mean I will always be NUMBER ONE but it will mean that I will always be striving for a better me!
Here's to a great new season!

Photo courtesy of Black Women Do Workout

Monday, April 9, 2012

Congratulations to Kathy Johnson!

Round of applause for an incredible showing for first time competitor Kathy Johnson at the 2012 ABA Natural Illinois Championships! It was a HUGE show and she placed top five in all categories entered!
Katt or "Mighty Mouse" as some of her team mates have named her, received 4th place in Masters 35+ and 4th place in Open Figure Short.
Katt has big plans for the year so this will not be the last you will see of her! Way to making an EPIC first showing!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

3.5 week progress update photo!

So here we are 3.5 weeks away from my first in NPC show of 2012 season!
What a tough road this has been.

Dieting down hasn't been so easy this time around due to the weight I gained on my off-season. I purposefully gained around 20 to 25 pounds on my off season in order to put on some more size. So when you gave that kind of weight you have to diet down longer but slower and add a little bit of cardio.
I thought I was going to hate the cardio but I have to actually learn to appreciate it. Everything provided in a good prep has a place therefore I use cardio as a helpful tool. I do not over use it or I abuse it.

So I just wanted to give you a quick update. Everything is going well and I will be hitting the stage very soon!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

NEWEST EPIC TEAM MEMBER! Katt! Coming to an ABA near you!

Introducing Newest
Epic Figures Team Member

Kathy Johnson is a 48 year old professional who started with Epic Figures late in 2011 with dreams to compete in her first show. I knew right away she meant business. One of the first things she told me is that she either "does it well or not at all". There is no half stepping with Katt!
Kathy is extremely dedicated and continues to be a hard worker both in and out of the gym. She is thorough in her research and approach and wants to put her best foot forward. She has come a great distance and her physique is improving every step of the way!
I'm looking forward to seeing Kathy on the stage in two weeks. Both of her coaches will be right there rooting her on!
Go Katt! GO! 

 Katt February 2012

 Katt March 2012!

For more information on joining Epic Figures Team or training at Definition Fitness, contact Chaya at

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Welcome to week 7! 5 Mo To Go! Thank God for tea!

Here we are, three weeks after my last set of progress photos shot at 8 weeks. All photos are taken under the same lighting, same place, no food or water in my belly.
My weight is about 5-6lb down from where I was in my last set of update photos.
This prep has been a toughy! It's not the diet/ workouts per se but my hectic work schedule. My days start at 545am and end at 8pm due to my traffic commute. It's definitely not ideal. It has been extremely stressful but I'm hanging in there. My work buddies are extremely supportive and are aware of my endeavors!
On thing that I have grown to love is tea!! Oh my! I love tea!!! All kinds of tea! White tea, green tea, red tea caffeinated,decaf, I love em all. My favorites are by Republic
Of Teas and Teavana. I have grown quite a collection. I have a workmate who also has a love for teas. She brings her collection to work, has a little tea set like me and we swap loose leaf teas! It's crazy I know. But it's delicious and it helps me through my cravings for something "not on plan"!

So here was are. More than halfway through prep for contest nĂºmero UNO of the season. I'm expecting (more like hoping) these last few weeks will breeze by!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

8-weeks out update!

So welcome to week 4 of contest prep! Here I am bright and early in the morning, no food, no water, no makeup wearing the coke bottle glasses, YIKES!

Prep is moving along...
I'm feeling tired these days with prep, working full time with a 1.5 commute each way and training clients in the evening, but I am pushing through. I have to say, I don't think Ive ever wanted anything as bad as I want to have an awesome 2012 season.
I'm feeling blessed to have a great suit sponsor like Tamee Marie, a great beau to keep me sane and wonderful host of friends and family that support me 100%.
I apologize for looking  a  mix between "Beat it" and "Thriller" in this picture but I thought Id share with you my progression.
Thanks again for your continued support!