To Top

Esmey Leon

Photography by Jerry Fredrick at Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA


Height: 5’3”     Weight: 115

Age began training: I began training officially when I was 19 years old. I played all kinds of sports growing up—basketball, volleyball and track and field—but I never hit the weights until I went to college.

Reason you started lifting: I took a weight-training course at the University of Portland that sparked the fiery high any trainee gets after a great weight-training session. I loved the feeling of being on top of the world. It’s when you push for that last rep that your body is saying is impossible, but your mind power takes over and you just do it. It’s a reminder that you can always do more than you think you can.

Training: I train seven days a week. Not every day is high intensity, but I do try to get my blood pumping in some way or another every single day. I don’t break down my bodyparts by days. I assess my body and see what I’d like to improve on and make that my focus for the week while integrating my favorite bodyparts, such as biceps and back. I’ve heard great things about the body split method, but at the end of the day you have to evaluate your own body and see what works best for you.

Factoids: I grew up in the boonies in eastern Oregon in a town with a population of 1,000. I have seven siblings, so I always had someone to play with growing up. I didn’t know the meaning of privacy until I was 21 years old; that’s the first time I ever had my own room! I owned an exterior-house-painting business (brush and roll only) when I was 20 years old. I’m creating a fitness brand called OnePower, based on the idea that a sexy mind will bring about a sexy body.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Female Athletes

  • Total Knockout!

    You already fell for Lindsay Christiansen with one simple glance. Are you man enough to dive into who she really is?...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 16, 2017
  • Warrior Woman!

    Rose DiNuccio can probably do anything better than you and here’s the proof! BY THE EDITORS   The face of a...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 2, 2017

    By: The Editors   Some women take your breath away. Some women impress you from the first glance. Some women can...

    Sharon OrtigasSeptember 19, 2017
  • Dr. Cat: Closing Incisions & Deals In Heels

    Dr. Cat is a surgeon, publisher, business woman, fitness inspiration, wife, and mother who has shattered stereotypes of what it means...

    Sharon OrtigasAugust 25, 2017
  • Beautiful

    Twenty-four of the most stunning women in the fitness world captured through the Iron Man lens [RANDY: Use 24 instead of...

    Sharon OrtigasAugust 11, 2017
  • Cori Baker

    This IFBB Bikini Pro champion proves that you can be an elite competitor and a mom all at the same time....

    Sharon OrtigasJuly 4, 2017
  • Sheena Jayne Martin

    This former lawyer is New Zealand’s most prolific Bikini Pro. By Mike Carlson   PQ: “My shoulders are on the dominant...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 21, 2017
  • The King and her Crown

    After Olympia What is life like after winning the Bikini Olympia? Courtney King opens up about her success. PQ: “You can’t...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 5, 2017
  • Lorie Forman

    This stunning 43-year-old Masters Bikini champion is ready to take on all comers. Interview by Mike Carlson   Lorie Forman gets...

    Sharon OrtigasMay 10, 2017