Here’s a quick video edit 5 months post surgery! Turning setbacks into comebacks after getting a section of my small intestine removed in October. If you look closely, the scar below my belly button constantly reminds me of the adversity I’ve faced and the struggles I’ve had to overcome. Always reminding me to never take… Read More Cinematic Edit – Turning setbacks into comebacks, 5 months post surgery
Instagram: @j9_fit & @competingwithcrohns Facebook: Competing with Crohns Website: competingwithcrohns.com to be launching soon! Janine is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Canadian Nationally qualified Bikini competitor, Crohn’s advocate and an amazing inspiration that refuses to let her disease hold her back. Diagnosed in 1997, Janine is no stranger to her disease. Her experience, knowledge and lifestyle… Read More INTERVIEW: Canadian Bikini Athlete Janine Kruse – Living with Crohn’s for over 20 years
On Saturday May 20th, 2017, I competed at the 2017 BC Cup held at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, British Columbia for the Provincial championships. If you have been following my previous posts, I competed two weeks prior to Provincials at the 2017 Kelowna Classic where I placed 4th in my class of 24… Read More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – The Finale at the 2017 BC Cup!
On Saturday May 6th, 2017, I competed in my second Men’s Physique competition! The day could not have gone any better. I met so many amazing competitors and heard some awesome stories along the way, which is my favourite part about competing. I was thrilled to accomplish my goal of making the Top 5, finishing… Read More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – Kelowna Classic Update: Advancing to Provincials!
I am 3 days out from my return to the stage at the 2017 Kelowna Classic! I am feeling awesome and cannot be more excited for Saturday! What is Peak Week? The week prior to the competition is called Peak Week. It is used by bodybuilders, fitness models and physique competitors to “peak” while on… Read More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – Peak Week Update
I will be competing in my second Men’s Physique show on May 6th, 2017! I have been getting questions and concerns about whether this is healthy or not, especially with Crohn’s. I am hoping this post clears things up a bit and gives some insight into why I am doing this. Is this healthy? The… Read More Is Competing in Bodybuilding/Men’s Physique Healthy?
Let’s try this again for 2017. I will be competing in Men’s Physique at the 2017 Kelowna Classic in Kelowna, British Columbia, on May 6th! Unfortunately a late start to the posts leading up to the show but I have been quietly putting in work for the last 6 weeks. I wasn’t sure if I… Read More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – 4 weeks out and coming in hot!
Read my Final Impact feature on the last page of the March/April issue of IMPACT magazine! Click the picture or link below to download your digital copy for free from their website or pick up a print copy on newsstands! IMPACT – March/April 2017: The Running Issue IMPACT magazine is a popular Canadian health, fitness… Read More Check me out in the latest issue of IMPACT Magazine!
It’s been over 10 years that I have been heavily involved in health and fitness. I have always been into fitness coming from an athletic background but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease that I immersed myself further into health, nutrition and fitness. Having an incurable disease has created a new awareness… Read More Health Induced Bliss – My advice to those on their own health and fitness journey
This is the best tip you’ll ever get if you’re looking for a well-developed midsection. Like any other body part, abs are muscles too and need to be worked with resistance for optimal development to occur. The key is to hit them frequently (ideally 2-3x per week) using resistance. I like working abs at the… Read More Ab Training Guide – Train with resistance for a better, more developed midsection