Ever since she was a child, Bethany Kludt was into fitness. She started with BMX bike riding and then quickly turned to gymnastics and golf. However, it was when she entered college when Kludt find out about bikini competitions. These competitions are a form of physique contests, and the first time Kludt saw a contest, she was hooked.
For Kludt, she admired the strong and feminine physique of these women. Kludt had lifted weights in high school and was in good shape in her opinion, so Kludt decided to enter a local competition.
In the ensuing twelve weeks, Kludt dedicated herself to her studies and her training. Often she would wake up at five in the morning to spend at least an hour if not longer on the treadmill before her classes began. After finishing the days’ schoolwork, she would go back to the gym and lift weights. This routine would happen six days a week. During those days, she would train every major muscle group in her body. Aside from the exercise, Kludt would adhere to a strict diet that resulted in fat loss without losing muscle.
At the end of twelve weeks, Kludt was ready for her first competition. She had bought a new competition bikini with some of her money that she made while waitressing and had her hair and makeup done by a friend before the contest. Those ten minutes she was on stage were exhilarating. She had an instant rush of adrenaline when she stood up in front of the crowd and was proud to be competing against such a group of healthy women. Although she did not win the competition, she did win because she was in the best shape of her life. Kludt knew she was hooked. What she had accomplished in the past twelve weeks was astonishing. Kludt loved that feeling of being healthy and being able to push her body to a place where she did not think it could go. She immediately signed up for another contest two months away.
After her second bikini contest, Kludt will have to take a break from the sport. She is studying to become a registered nurse and has to concentrate her time on her classes so that she can graduate. However, she does not rule out returning to bikini competitions once she becomes a registered nurse and can dedicate more time to the sport. For Bethany Kludt, she has found a sport in bikini competition that can cater to her competitive attitude and push her body to a place she had never imagined.