The co-hosts of Femme Flex Friday, Alina Popa and Whitney Jones, are very familiar with big titles. Popa is a former Rising Phoenix world champion while Jones holds two Olympic fitness titles in her favor. In the latest episode of FFF, two more world champions were added. The 2012 Olympic Olympic Champion, Nathalia Melo, and the four-time Olympic Olympic Champion for women, Juliana Malacarne, were the special guests, and the four women talked about life after the stage.
Malacarne is considered by many fans, insiders and athletes as the greatest competitor for women in the history of this division. After her fourth Olympic victory in 2017, she retired. After a long career in the bodybuilding world, she decided to focus on her personal life.
“I've dedicated so many years of my life to the fitness career, and I've been doing that for about 20 years. I thought it was time to do this myself. That's what I've been doing for the past three years and it's been great. "
Before Malacarne started the historic run in their division, Melo was one of the first champions of the bikini division. w a wife and mother of two, she stated that the time to move on became clear when she stopped enjoying it.
"You have to have fun and enjoy what you are doing so that you can keep doing it. I told myself that as soon as I stopped having fun and enjoyed what I was doing, I would leave. And I still remember to this day to Arnold 2014, I woke up and had no butterflies. I had no butterflies, when I got on the bus to go to the arena, I just had no fire in me. My stage presence was switched off and I was not having a good time That was the moment when I knew I was done with the sport. "
Juliana Malacarne verified Melo's point of view and also expressed that it was another factor in her decision to move on to the next chapter of her life.
“I just decided it was time for me to stay up. I had won four times. I didn't think it would make a difference if I had five or six titles and I just thought it was the right time for me. My body was tired. "The full episode can be seen in full at www.wingsofstrength.net. Every Friday at 6 pm there are new episodes of FFF. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME.