Mallory and Miller looking for improvement
Bodybuilding athletes Jamila Mallory and Kai Miller will launch their professional careers competing at Toronto Pro SuperShow IFBB Championships this weekend.
Miller is competing in the bikini class and Mallory in the women's physique.
“I'm very pleased with my overall improvements from my previous competition, which I earned my pro status, and looking forward to showcasing my physique on the pro stage and getting the judges' feedback,” Miller said.
Miller and Mallory both workout at Positive Results Ltd on Woodlands Road where they have been put through their paces in the lead-up to the big event by trainer Carmichael Bryan.
“The preparations are going to plan at the moment,” Bryan said.
“The goal is to improve on the last performance and we're on track, so it's just a matter of fine-tuning now; altering water intake, carbohydrates intake and protein intake to be at that final competition look.”
Mallory secured her IFBB Pro Card after winning the overall women's physique class at the CAC Games in Nassau, Bahamas, in 2015 and Miller after clinching the bikini class E title at last year's Ben Weider Legacy Cup in Toronto, where she also finished runner-up in the bikini overall.
The competition will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with prejudging taking place on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.
“This is a big competition and really and truly the quality athletes are top of the line,” Bryan added. “I'm going with no expectations because these are new athletes going on the pro circuit. I'm just going to put my athletes on stage with the best package we can present and leave the rest for the judges to judge.”
Mallory and Miller head to Toronto today and will be accompanied by Sabrina Burgess, Denielle Dunn, Laura Laws and George Moroianu, who are competing in the professional qualifiers and are also trained by Bryan.
Burgess and Dunn, who have won multiple national titles between them, are competing in the open figure and masters and bikini open and masters classes, Laws in open bikini and Moroianu in men's open physique.
Laws and Moroianu claimed the bikini and men's physique titles competing at the Bermuda Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation's April Extravaganza at City Hall.
Also making the trip to Toronto are Ultimate Fitness Club pair Ross Caesar and Sunder Singh.
Caesar is competing in the masters bodybuilding over-40 and open class light heavyweight division and Singh in the men's physique class A in the professional qualifier.
The Ultimate Fitness Club athletes were among a 12-strong group of local competitors that produced 12 podium finishes, including five overall titles, at the National Physique Committee Florida Grand Prix in West Palm Beach this month.
Multiple “Mr Bermuda” Caesar secured the men's masters over-40 and overall masters titles in bodybuilding, as well as the masters over-40 classic physique title. He was also third in the light heavyweight bodybuilding division.
Singh was second in the masters over-35 in the men's physique.