Fitness STAR Magazine: Show Diva’s Don’t Forget

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Mercedes Gold proves her writing skills in “SHOW DIVAS” an Article Mercedes wrote for Fitness STAR Magazine check it out below, Enjoy!

Show Divas Don’t forget…

The smell of spray tan is in the air. I see BIG lashes, BIG smiles and BLING!

Show season is in full swing.

I am sitting at the Fitness STAR Network’s first show of the season along side a future bikini diva. I am so ready to watch two former clients rock the stage.

I just have to go backstage and hug my girls for old time’s sake. All I can hear is “Opps, I forgot” and “Omg, I can’t find…” and “can I please borrow….?” Girls! Pack the suitcase in advance! Make sure you can identify it quickly! Pick a color or put a ribbon on it so that it screams your name! You may want to use a professional makeup case as well. Make sure anything that can spill is in zip lock bags.

After countless figure and bikini shows, I have compiled a list of items you need to pack.

  • Directions to the show
  • Swimsuit/fitness outfit
  • Socks
  • Insoles
  • Music if needed
  • Hair products
  • Portable mirror
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Tanning glaze
  • Tampons
  • Eyelash glue
  • Ipod
  • Phone and charger
  • Flip-flops
  • Towel
  • Money
  • Food and water
  • Your competition number
  • Hairbands/barrettes or elastics
  • Heels/athletic shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Makeup
  • Curling iron/ straightner/curlers
  • Bikini bite or double sided tape
  • Disposable gloves
  • Spray tan touch up
  • Baby wipes (always needed)
  • Nail polish/ nail glue
  • Camera
  • Resistant bands or dumb bells
  • Silk robe
  • Lucky charm
  • Tums/ Advil/ Tylenol


Have a great season! Rock the stage and always smile!

Mercedes Gold
Level 3 Fitness Star
CPT,nutritionist, show diva, mother of 3 and self proclaimed Wonder Woman
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