Asian fitness models, Asian fitness competitors, Asian female bodybuilder, Female MMA Fighters and more
I was thinking just the other day...
I have Asian articles and Fitness articles, so why not combine the two of them and do an Asian Fitness article?
So I did.
And here is the result.
We have five Asian female bodybuilders, two or three Asian fitness competitors, a few IFBB Figure Pros, female MMA fighters and Asian fitness models.
I notice that quite a few of them are from Canada.
Which goes back to my idea that Canada is trying to take over the world using beautiful women.
Anyway...here are Rebekah Kresila, Rin Nakai, Michelle Jin, Tanji Johnson, Denise Paglia and more Asian fitness beauties.
Female mixed martial artist Rin Nakai fits into two categories
One...she is a female MMA fighter.
Two...she looks like she could go into bodybuilding if she wanted to.
Yeah I know, she maybe too big of a woman for some peoples taste.
Despite how big she looks in pictures though, Rin is only five foot one and weighs in at 145.
Her current MMA record is 16-2-1.
Amateur bodybuilder Rebekah Kresila is from Cleveland, Ohio.
Rebekah is a certified personal trainer and has training as a classical pianist.
Do a search for her on the internet and you will find tons of videos and pictures were she's posing, flexing, doing mixed wrestling and arm wrestling.
Brenda Raganot is a Filipino American female bodybuilder.
She was born on September 8,1966 in either Kent, Washington or Annapolis, Maryland.
Brenda's first contest was the 1993 NPC USA Championships where she came in 3rd.
She continued to compete all the way up to the 2010 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International, where she came in 10th.
Brenda is five foot three and weighs 135 (contest).
Tanji Johnson is not only a fitness competitor, but a former American Gladiator to boot!
On American Gladiators, her character was "Stealth".
She is of Black/Korean decent and was born in Bamberg, Germany.
In addition to being a fitness competitor and Gladiator, she is a personal trainer, NPC Promoter and writer.
Since American Gladiators, Tanji has gone back into competition heavy.
Tanji sponsored her own fitness competition in 2011, The Tanji Johnson Vancouver 2011.
Starting with the 2002 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals, Tanji has competed in almost forty competitions.
Tanji Johnson - Mind of a Champion
This is IFBB Figure Pro, Fitness Model and Beauty Image Consultant Kiana Phi.
Kiana is five foot one and weighs 114.
2008 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 13th
2008 NPC Oregon State Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Championships - 1st
2009 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 13th
2009 NPC Oregon Ironman - 2nd
2009 NPC Emerald Cup Bodybuilding Fitness & Figure - 1st
2010 NPC Oregon Ironman - 1st
You can find out more about Kiana at her website here:
This is Asian-American female bodybuilder Michelle Jin.
She was born in China, but moved to the US when she 18.
Michelle is competing in amateur contests right now, mainly in natural bodybuilding.
Other than that, I don't have a lot of info on her.
Then again, her mass and definition speaks for itself.
Like Rebekah Kresila, Michelle does a lot of posing and wrestling videos.
Satoko Shinashi was born on January 29th (my birthday!), 1977 in Tokyo, Japan and is a female MMA fighter.
Mixed martial arts fighters have to be in shape, a lot of the fitness models use MMA training as a way to stay in shape.
Satoko is trained in Judo, Sambo (a Russian martial art), and jiu-jitsu in her matches, and is known for her armbars.
Her MMA record is 29-2- 2 with 23 of those wins being via submission and 17 of those submissions were armbars.
Pretty much if she gets an armbar locked in, it's over.
Her only MMA losses were to Mai Ichii by decision and Hisae Watanabe by knockout.
Satoko's last win was over Yukiko Seki (submission via arm bar) at Deep - 38 Impact on October 23rd, 2008 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Denise Paglia was very popular in the fitness magazines in the 90s, and her fame has carried over to today.
You may remember her from the 90s TV show, Fitness Beach on ESPN2.
I read that she was of Japanese and Italian descent and she is sometimes listed as Denise Paglia Cole.
Not only is Denise is a Certified AFAA Fitness Trainer, but she was a fitness competitor as well.
Denise placed in the 1992 and 1993 Fitness America National Pageants, and she came in 5th at the 1995 Fitness Olympia.
She was on the cover of the very first issue of the fitness magazine, Muscle & Fitness Hers.
Beautiful Lisa Cheng is not only a bodybuilder, but a rock climber as well,
She's so good at rock climbing, she's earned the nickname, “Hong Kong Spider Woman”.
Besides rock-climbing, I have heard that she might be looking at getting into MMA.
Lisa has a respectable contest history....
Asian Championships (2007) - Women Body Fitness, 7th place
Asian Championships (2007) - Women Fitness, 4th place
Asian Championships (2008) - Women Body Fitness, 3rd place
Asian Championships (2008) - Women Fitness, 4th place
Hong Kong Bodybuilding And Fitness Championships (2008)- 1st place.
And here is the lady that handed Satoko Shinashi her first loss, Hisae Watanabe.
Hisae was born on October 21st, 1980 in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan and shes a female MMA fighter and former kickboxer.
She has been competing since 2002 and in her first fight she was disqualified for using an illegal kick.
Satoko is a former DEEP Ladies' Lightweight champion and she has a MMA record of 19-6-0.
And yes, that leopard print two piece outfit is her standard fighting gear.
Jung Dayeon is the woman who started the "momjjang" (hot body) fad in Korea.
She transformed herself through exercise and diet, and is known as an expert on physical training and exercise now.
Jung has released a popular fitness book, a DVD called "Momjjang Diet" and even been in a K-drama (in Korea) called "Aquarius" where she played a fitness instructor.
You can see parts of her Figurerobics DVD on YouTube.
Maria Kang is a fitness model, group director, fitness manager, personal trainer, communications specialist and spokesperson, but if you read very much about this beautiful young lady, you will see that her favorite role is mother. Read anything on her website and that love and dedication will shine through everything.
She is of Filipina, and Malaysian Chinese descent.
Her contest history:
1997 Miss Asia Pacific Islander
1998 Miss Petite Philippines
1998 Miss Petite Teen International
2003 Miss San Francisco Chinatown USA
2003 Miss Philippines USA
2003 Miss Bikini California
2003 Bikini America Nationals
2003 Top Five National Finalist Miss Model America
2003 Top Five National Finalist Miss Bikini America
Huong Vo is a Vietnamese NPC figure athlete.
It looks as though Huong may have stopped competing, since the last figure competition I can find for her is in 2008.
Huong Vo's Figure Competition History:
2005 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure - 13th Place
2007 NPC Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest - 16th Place
2007 NPC Junior California Bodybuilding and Figure Contest - 2nd Place
2007 NPC Los Angeles Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Championships - 1st Place
2008 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 16th Place
This is NPC figure competitor, personal trainer and fitness model Cheri Nguyen.
And by the way, Cheri is also a MMA ring girl and aspiring fighter.
Cheri's life has been no walk in the park, she had to overcome a lot of adversity to get to where she is today.
Due to mental and physical abuse (from her family), she lived in children’s homes and was in state custody from the age fourteen to eighteen.
But in 2000, she started weight training after the birth of her son.
Cheri hasn't forgotten her past though, today she she volunteers for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, a group that protects children of abuse.
Cheri's Contest History:
2010 NPC National Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships - 9th Place
2010 NPC Arkansas State Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships - 1st Place
2010 NPC Arkansas State Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships - 1st Place
2010 NPC Muscle Mayhem Championships - 1st Place
2011 NPC Team Universe & National Fitness Championships - 10th Place
2011 NPC Junior USA Championships - 2nd Place
2011 IFBB Arnold Amateur - 2nd Place
This is personal trainer, fitness model and member of Team Ultimate Nutrition, Andjani Kwee.
I really couldn't find out a lot about Andjani other than she is from Jakarta, Indonesia and she has a Facebook page here:
She also has a website here, http://andjanikwee.com/, but I had a bit of trouble accessing it.
This lovely young lady started out in bodybuilding, switched to figure and has now gone back to bodybuilding.
Janet's Contest History
2009 NPC Tim Gardner Extravaganza - 2nd
2010 NPC Southern States Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini - 2nd
2011 NPC Junior National Championships - 12th
2011 NPC Junior USA Championships - 9th
Milamar Sarcev (also Milamar Flores) IFBB Fitness Professional and owner of Gold's Gym Fullerton.
She's five foot six and weighs 125 pounds.
Milamar's Contest History
1995 IFBB Olympia-14th
1997 IFBB Italian Pro Fitness-3rd
1997 IFBB Czech Pro Fitness-4th
1997 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals-12th
1999 IFBB Womens World Pro-12th
1999 IFBB Italian Pro Fitness-3rd
2003 IFBB Night Of Champions-13th
2005 IFBB Charlotte Pro-6th
2005 IFBB Europa Super Show-18th
2007 IFBB California Pro Figure Championships-12th
This is Singaporean bodybuilder Joan Liew.
Joan started lifting weights when she was 17 and even chose what college she went to based on how good their gym facilities were.
She was trained by bodybuilder Augustine Lee and in 2005, she and Augustine went into business together and opened Fitness Factory in the Boat Quay area in Singapore.
You can check out her website here:
Co-owner of Fight2BeFit, and Pro Fitness Model, Belinda (Kim) Kiriakou is a WBFF Pro Fitness Diva Model.
And she's also a health columnist and yoga instructor.
This Vietnamese/French beauty is Dentist and Fitness Model Yen Nguyen.
Yen is 5 foot 3, weighs 105 pounds and lives in Tampa, Florida.
She is working on her own fitness site, but until then you can keep up with her on Facebook here:
South Korean fitness model and bodybuilder, Chu-mi Kim.
But you also see it as Kim Ju Mi, Ju-Mi Kim and also Julie Kim.
Yu Hwa Shim
South Korean fitness competitor, professional fitness coach and fitness model Yu Hwa Shim
Yu Hwa Shim Training
Saiki Reika wears a lot of hats.
This four foot eleven lady is a dancer, model, and pro wrestler.
I have also heard she was a bodybuilder, but I don't know if it is competitively or not.
She reminds me a little of Rin Nakai.
The Best Asian Fitness Beauty?
Asian Fitness Models Comments
SUNIL SINGLA on May 24, 2012:
THE NATION , THE COUNTRY WHOSE MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS ARE SO HEALTHY(SIX PAC ABS & BICEPS) - THE MOMENT FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRYMEN WOULD BE ENORMOUSLY AWESOME, CHEERFUL AND OFCOURSE GREAT AS TO BE PROUDY.
I LIKE THEIR(CHINA, JAPAN, THAILAND, AND ALSO WHOLE ASIAN WOMEN) INTELLECT - GREAT MIND AND POWER., INFACT I LOVE THEM ALL BY HEART AND SALUTE TO THEIR FOREFATHERS(ANCESTORS).
Tornsonbrink on March 16, 2012:
Beautiful future people
sial on January 11, 2012:
ooooooh cheri is lovely fit
jamterrell on June 28, 2011:
Great hub. I enjoy looking such beautiful women photos.
Workout Routines for Men on February 12, 2011:
You're awesome, Sabre. Another great Hub to inspire the fitness community...thank you.
health store on November 11, 2010:
Great Hub Hot women ^_^ very nice list
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on August 27, 2010:
Vinnie: They look very sweaty?
Vinnie on August 26, 2010:
not really , a truly beautiful asian woman doesn't look like that. They look very diaphoretic and wont look very good when they are older.
Adonis on August 06, 2010:
How can i get more pic of Michelle Jin ?
J on June 02, 2010:
Her muscles affecting my hear t
deancortez044 from Las Vegas on May 05, 2010:
These are some beautiful Asian women, and their dedication to diet and exercise is inspirational for sure.
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on April 16, 2010:
I didn't know Kiana was Hawaiian not Asian. Loved this article. Thank you very much! Being short I relate and these ladies are inspirational for me.
James Ranka from Port Neches on April 15, 2010:
NO WAY Rebekah Kresila can bulk up like that unless she is using PEDs - NO WAY!
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on April 07, 2010:
I did an entry on Amrit on one of my fitness blogs, (I think she is incredible) but there is already a Hub about her and I was trying to stick to ones that people probably didn't know a lot about.
And to tell the truth, I hadn't heard of Naomi Lee Couper till you mentioned her. I'll have to research her.
THE LIP from PLANET EARTH-SOMEWHERE IN ASIA on April 07, 2010:
Have been wondering how come you chose to omit Amrit Dhaliwal as well as Naomi Lee Couper from your hubs. Cud it be because of their nationality or because you did not have ample materal on them?
While Amrit is of Indian origin settled in U.K. Naomi Lee Couper is Sri Lankan born settled in London.
Wud love 2 hear from you.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on December 10, 2009:
Actually Kianna is Hawaiian, which isn't technically Asian. But I did think about putting her in here anyway because she is just plain gorgeous.
KellyEngaldo on December 10, 2009:
Would Kianna Tom qualify also? She is one of my all time favorites but I may be dating myself here.
Great article and inspiring photos - sabreblade is correct.
sukhera143 from Home on October 19, 2009:
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 18, 2009:
One of the reasons I post these Hubs is for inspiration.
Think about yourself looking TWICE as good as one of these women, and you will!
Priscilla Chan from Normal, Illinois on October 18, 2009:
Thanks for sharing! Only if can look half as good as one of these women:)