No one looks good in these creepy masks for the "Miss Beautiful Eyes" contest in the 1930s

And you thought masks were wild these days.

December 19, 2020 by tanj Richter

Drill Team: Defending 7-Time State Champ Azurettes

Drill Team: Defending 7-Time State Champ Azurettes

The Azurettes look to defend the 7 straight UT State Championships this Saturday, February 1st, 2019.

December 17, 2020 by tanj Richter

Happy Halloween: Voodoo Doll Photo Love Story


Happy Halloween: Voodoo Doll Photo Love Story


Posted by Blogger/Artist: Lalanii @Lalanii Full blog post>> click here


Photographer: @mistaheiser 

Once upon an unhappily ending there was a dark faerie named Layla Rochelle. 

 When she set her sights on anything she wanted, she would soon have it.

........Click here to read the whole story
and see more picts of Lalanii >>


PLEASE SHOP THIS VOODOO DOLL COMPRESSION SUIT AT ~ special thank you to my friend and client Tanja! ~

You are a brilliant designer and I love this frikkin' suit.

All of your products are fantastic and ideal for working out! 

Additional thanks to: 
Retail Team: @ShapeShifterZ 
Photographer: @mistaheiser - thanks Andy I love you! 
Designer: @stephanietakemotoart - Steph, your banners are fire!
Mua: @infinitebeaut_t - My image comes alive in your hands. Thanks!

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October 13, 2017 by Ari Litvak

ShapeShifterZ leads the reel for the BBC NEWS article "Comic-Con 2017: This year's highlights in 90 seconds"

Comic-Con 2017: This year's highlights in 90 seconds

Fans and stars gathered in San Diego for the annual comics convention known as Comic-Con. 

The event welcomes more than 100,000 people - many dressed up as their favourite characters.

Production companies release sneak peaks of their upcoming films and stars meet the fans.

July 24, 2017 by Reposted Story

If you don't follow the Barbell Shrugged podcast, you should

The Keys To Getting Bigger, Stronger and Better at the Olympic Lifts Part 1 – Muscle Gain Challenge

Thought you might like these videos.

Especially if you feel like you're struggling to gain serious muscle mass and strength.

Learn how Barbell Shrugged coach, Kurt Mullican, added over 30 lbs of muscle to his frame, increased his strength and got really good at the Olympic lifts in this 3 part video series. 

Starting with this one:


If you don't follow the Barbell Shrugged podcast, you should. It's not only entertaining but so informative.....Click here to read the full article and check out the site. >>

January 12, 2017 by Tanja Richter

You wouldn't like me when I'm angry

Photo of She Hulk at the iconic Gold's Gym in Venice Beach
November 01, 2016 by Tanja Richter

Derrick Johnson lifts double his body weight

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Derrick Johnson lifts double his body weight on day 1 of 2016 USA Weightlifting National Championships at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Friday May 6, 2016.

Olympics: USA Weightlifting wants to capitalize on boom in sport’s popularity for next Olympic cycle

First Published     •    Last Updated May 06 2016 09:08 pm

CrossFit is said to have boosted U.S. participation in sport.

Phil Andrews didn't really stop walking or talking or watching Friday morning at the Salt Palace Convention Center. His backpack in tow, the newly minted CEO of USA Weightlifting answered questions, directed traffic and looked on as some of the 359 athletes competing at this weekend's USA Weightlifting National Championships attempted to raise the bar.

Which is what Andrews, a native of Great Britain, is trying to do for the sport in the U.S. The director of events and programs since the summer of 2013 was recently named CEO, on April 21. And he's seen firsthand the boom the program has witnessed during the last four-year cycle.

After the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Andrews said, USA Weightlifting had about 11,000 members nationwide. Entering this weekend's national championships and Sunday's Olympic Team Trials for the Rio Games this August, the program just eclipsed 26,000.

"We are one of, if not the fastest growing Olympic sport," Andrews said. "Which is very good for a sport that has historically been fairly low-interest in the United States. We're very proud of that [growth]. We're very delighted about more competition."

A priority for the new CEO, however, is to capitalize on the boom — mainly linked to the explosion in popularity of the sport of CrossFit, which itself emphasizes Olympic style lifting. That means building upon the massively growing numbers for the next Olympic cycle in Tokyo in 2020.

The U.S. will qualify three female lifters out of the 15 competing in Sunday's trials. The men — who haven't won an Olympic weightlifting medal since the 1984 games in Los Angeles — have no guaranteed spot in Rio. Eight Americans will qualify Sunday to travel to Colombia next month to face other lifters from around the globe for one remaining spot in Brazil.

"We want more in Tokyo [in 2020]," Andrews said. "I think we're likely able to achieve more. We want three men in Tokyo and four women. That's our target."

How U.S. lifters can do so is prepping for the 2018 and 2019 world championship events, which determine the amount of Olympic slots each country has. The American female lifters fared well in the 2015 world championships in Houston.

Ray Jones has been coaching weightlifting since 1980. The Beaufort, S.C., resident coaches 15-year-old C.J. Cummings, considered to be the next big thing in American lifting. Jones said the inclusion of CrossFit athletes is a major step to changing the fortunes of U.S. weightlifting in the future.

But the longtime coach thinks the lifters around the country need to start at a much younger age in order to fare better at the youth and junior levels before potentially advancing onto the senior stage. Some of his lifters have started out as young as age nine, where they first lift using a plastic PVC pipe.

"If you wait until kids are 16 or 17 years old — which is the last couple of years for youth weightlifting — they're usually already gravitating to other sports," Jones said.

Regarding what needs to happen in the next four-year cycle for American lifters to have more of a say in Tokyo, Jones said the random drug testing worldwide isn't as stringent as it is in the U.S. or other countries. That, he said, needs to change.

"These U.S. lifters … we know are randomly drug tested," Jones said. "If you're anywhere in that top tier, you're getting randomly tested. They're here. These are the ones that should be the superstars."

Twitter: @chriskamrani

May 07, 2016 by Tanja Richter

Athlete to watch - Alex Bellemarre

February 27, 2016 by Tanja Richter

ShapeShifterZ muscles their way into headlining at TomorroWear's Wearable Tech Fashion Show

The TomorroWear Wearable Tech Fashion show was a hit! Everything went smoothly. ShapeShifterZ muscled swimsuits, singlets, body suits and shorts were everywhere.

District2.CoManufacture La , Heart Centered Technology created a great event. We walked in to a room filled with beautiful models, professional hair and makeup artists and yummy food. The designers were cool and extremely talented. Our team had a blast! We talked about wicking activewear fabrics, human texture mapping and how technology affects fashion design. 

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Click here to See more of the SSZ show images 

Thank you Cassie Betts , Jennifer, Parris Harris and Jessica Eriksen of Three Moons Imaging for the great photos 



February 23, 2016 by Tanja Richter