TankTalk – Page 4 of 9 – FRANK'S FITNESS


Congrats to all of the athletes competing on Mother’s day 2017 at the Capital Classic.  Check out the gallery below!


TANKTEAM!  Check out behind the scenes at the OCB Atlantic Super Show / Pro Bowl.  Richmond always brings the heat!  Congrats to all of the athletes.


TANKTEAM!  – The 2017 Catonsville Conquer officially conquered!  The athletes brought the house down, and really shined up on stage.  Very proud of all of you!  Thank you to the athletes, staff, volunteers, friends, family and fans who make this show possible, we couldn’t do it without you! Click the button below for event pics and media!





Two organizations (ANBF & OCB), two promoters (Tina Peratino and Frank Meekins ) joined forces for benefit of our athletes!

This was a joint posing class held today for the OCB Catonsville Conquer and the ANBF Old Glory Natural Classic!

Today was an event unlike any other and an epic day for the sport of natural bodybuilding. Never before have two organizations and two promoters come together like this. I’m so blessed to be a pioneer in the effort to bring us closer together.

Thank you to everyone who came out today and put in the work! There’s more to be done, but these athletes will be KILLING it on our stages in 3 and 4 weeks! I can’t wait to see the end result!

If you’re interested in being a part of our next joint group posing class, registration is available online and there are a few spaces left, so reserve yours now and don’t be left behind the posing eight ball! #teamcsfp#csfpposing #csfpchoreography #anbf #anbfoldglorynatural #ocb#ocbcatonsvilleconquer

April 23, 2017
Premier Fitness Annapolis, MD
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $35



TANKTEAM!! Athlete spotlight coming at you!  Check out Bikini competitor, Jaclyn Sheridan and her amazing transformation.  See you at the Catonsville Conquer.



I’ve been competing for about 2 years now. I started because I was spending so much time in the gym and decided to challenge myself and take it to the next level. This next competition will be my last most likely for a long time because I will be going to OCS and becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.  @jaclyn_sheridan



The 2017 Catonsville Conquer after party will be at the Hilton BWI starting at 7pm.  Appetizers are free!  Come celebrate with OCB staff, fellow athletes and family.  See you there after the show!


Hilton BWI @ 7pm

“Flight Deck” Bar area

1739 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

(410) 694-0808




Checkout Katie Moody’s athlete spotlight below.  Katie your transformation and passion are inspiring!  Get it!!

My name is Katie Moody. I’m 27 years, and originally from the small town of South Hill, VA. I am a William and Mary alumni, Class of 2011, and I moved to Richmond, VA three years ago to finish my Master’s degree at VCU. I started my career and have been living in Richmond since.

I have always enjoyed being active and playing sports. I was a tom boy growing up, I was very athletic and into sports and the outdoors. I played softball, soccer, and volleyball all throughout school. When I started college in 2007, however, fitness was definitely not part of my agenda! Looking back, I had the typical college student lifestyle – poor diet, drinking, and no exercise! I went to the gym and did tons of cardio (elliptical bunny, anyone?), but was still clueless on how to get healthy. By my senior year, I had definitely gained the “freshman 15” and then some. I felt unhealthy and unhappy, and knew I needed to make some changes to improve my health and lifestyle.

My fitness journey started five years ago in 2012 when I moved home after college and decided I wanted to learn to lift weights. I had never stepped foot inside a weight room and was totally clueless and intimidated on what to do! I started lifting with friends and wanted to learn everything I could about fitness and nutrition. I did tons of research on my own about diets, supplements, and workout programs. After several months, I had dropped almost 30 lbs, and gotten much healthier and happier – I was hooked! It wasn’t until 2014 that I discovered bodybuilding. I competed in my first show in May 2014 in bikini. Immediately I knew that I wanted to continue learning about bodybuilding and improving my physique.

While I have been on one extreme of unhealthy lifestyle, I have also been on the other – I was in a very unhealthy relationship at this time and lost too much weight. Anxiety, depression, and poor eating brought my weight, happiness, health, and self-esteem to an all-time low. I struggled to gain weight for many months and truly hit rock bottom, mentally. Even though my fitness journey wasn’t completely linear, it was still a positive outlet in my life and something I felt empowered by. I moved to Richmond to go back to school and get my life together, and I used my next show to motivate myself to get healthy again.

Although much happier and healthier than before, I struggled with post-competition weight gain. I had successfully competed in two shows with restrictive dieting, but I wasn’t very knowledgeable about how to “maintain” during off-season. In early 2015, I found my coach, IFPA and ANBF pro Mike Pucci, who taught me balanced and healthy eating habits. Mike has coached and prepped me for all of my shows since then, including my first OCB show in May 2015 and my first NPC show.

In 2015, I also began training at Walker’s Gym in Hopewell, VA, and met my friend and trainer Jeany Walker. Jeany has been competing in bodybuilding for almost 35 years! She has taught me so much about the sport as well as how to be a better athlete. She also introduced me to powerlifting, and I began training for my first full powerlifting meet at the same time I was prepping for the OCB Atlantic Super Show in May 2016. The entire prep, I was squatting, deadlifting, and benching heavy all the way up until the show! A month later, in June 2016, I competed in my first powerlifting meet and set PR’s in all of my lifts. Who knew you could be strong and fit? I also became hooked on getting stronger, improving my technique, and learning more about lifting mechanics.

Since then, my training mostly consists of “powerbuilding.” I usually squat, bench, and deadlift twice a week in 12-week training blocks, along with other accessory work. Powerlifting has been a fun and difficult challenge that has also completely transformed my physique – in a good way (booty gains)! It has pushed me in different ways than bodybuilding, and has encouraged me not be afraid to lift heavy.

While my original fitness journey was to lose weight, I had no idea that it would become my passion and I would overcome so many challenges and meet so many amazing people along the way. Fitness is truly a sport where anyone can succeed – you can accomplish anything if you put in the work. It has brought much joy and patience to my life, and shown me that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagined. I’m always excited to see where the “journey” takes me, and looking forward to a great competition season this year.


AAU Triple Crown Classic – 1st Place Open 132 weight class with 225lb squat, 145lb bench, and 290b deadlift – June 2016, Henrico, VA

OCB Atlantic Super Show – 1st Place Novice, 3rd Place Open Bikini, Novice Bikini Overall – May 2016, Richmond, VA

NPC Virginia Grand Prix – 3rd Place Open Bikini – June 2016, Norfolk, VA

OCB Atlantic Super Show – 2nd Place Novice, 3rd Place Open Bikini – May 2015, Richmond, VA

NPA Tri Cities Regionals – 1st Place Bikini – December 2014, Colonial Heights, VA

NPA Ms. Virginia – 1st Place Open Bikini, Overall Bikini Winner – May 2014, Richmond, VA


For the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY two natural organizations are GOING TO WORK TOGETHER to help athletes save $$ and allow you to compete in two shows in different organizations!

Tina Peratino(ANBF Old Glory Promoter), Kent Bierly (ANBF Pres), Frank Meekins (OCB Catonsville Conquer promoter) and Matt Sheply (OCB Pres) have joined forces to allow competitors to compete in the OCB Catonsville Conquer (4/29, Catonsville, MD) AND the ANBF Old Glory Natural Classic (5/6, Alexandria, VA) WITHOUT HAVING TO PURCHASE TWO MEMBERSHIPS!

This means you can have an OCB membership and compete in both shows OR have an ANBF membership and compete in both shows without having to purchase the other organization membership (for these 2 shows ONLY)!

Not only that……
– You will ONLY need ONE MEMBERSHIP for both shows!
– You will ONLY need ONE POLYGRAPH for both shows!

Never have two organizations come together in this way! I’m very blessed and excited to be working with some amazing people in this sport who truly care about the natural athlete experience!

So….who’s in??? April 29th and May 6th (only 1 week apart)!!!!! Two amazing natural body building events!  Let’s show the world how natural body building CAN come together as one for the athlete’s benefit!

For more information on how to register visit:

Contact Frank Meekins – frank@franks.fitness (OCB Catonsville Conquer) or Tina Peratino – tina@centerstagefiguresandphysiques.com (ANBF Old Glory Natural Classic)


FITFAM!!  Checkout today’s athlete spotlight: Melissa Lindstrom!!  Melissa won her OCB Pro card at last year’s Steel City in Pittsburgh, PA and the gains keep rolling.  Check out her amazing transformation, congrats Melissa!

I am a minivan-driving mom of three, who lost 40lbs in 2012 after back to back babies. I started bodybuilding last April with the crazy idea to compete–OCB Steel City Natural was my goal show. 

I put my absolute best into every part of my prep even when it was totally out of my comfort zone, when I was exhausted, when self-doubt crept in, when I barely had time to breathe, let alone lift, when I cried and/or vomited during a workout, etc … I made myself give 110% so I could know that no matter the outcome, when I stepped on stage, I’d given my absolute all. 

That discipline came to fruition on November 5th when I won Novice A, Novice Overall, Bikini Open A, Bikini Overall, and thus, my OCB pro card and WNBF pro card… all during my first time ever competing!! (Did I mention that we sold our old house and signed the papers for our new house less than 24hours before the show? Because we did! Life was CRAZY!!!) 

The OCB Steel City Natural was one of the best days of my life and the outcome was beyond my wildest dreams. It convinced me, without a doubt, where my passion and purpose lies. I am excited to use this passion for fitness to inspire others to live their best lives. 

Since competing and winning, I’ve started Personal Training at Anytime Fitness and have become a Brand Ambassador with ON1E Clothing, as well as continuing to train and prep for the upcoming competition season. I am so excited to see what the future has in store for me. 

I am hoping that my story will inspire someone else, who may think it’s too late to chase their dream. With enough discipline and hard work, dreams can be reality! I am living proof. 

OCB Steel City Natural Champion

OCB Bikini Pro Athlete

ON1E Clothing Brand Ambassador

IG: @melindstrom