Ryan Laos – Head Judge & Pro Bodybuilder

INBA Universe 1st place Pro

IFBB NSW 3rd U/90 kg

ANB Universe 1st place Pro

INBA World Cup 1st place Masters Pro 

2nd place Pro Open

INBA Olympia 1st place Masters Pro 

4th place Pro Men

One of the most highly respected natural athletes in Australia who has been competing for many years, has won numerous ANB titles, is an ANB Pro and has 20 competitions under his belt.

Melinda Theore Pattison – Judge & Pro Fitness Model

2019
2nd DFAC World Championships Miami Bikini Model
1st PRO SHOW ANB National Fitness Model

2018
1st PRO SHOW ANB Universe Fitness Model
1st ANB Universe Fitness Model
2nd ANB National Fitness Model
1st ANB Central Coast Novice, Over 30s, Overall Fitness Model Champion

2010
2nd National ANB Sports Model
2nd NSW Sports Model
ANB Best Pose Award
1st WNBF Sports Model, 2nd Asia Pacific

Years in the industry:
15+ years in the fitness industry
2 years ANB judge and Posing Coach

Fun fact:

I was a professional cheerleader for 10 years, in Sydney and London.

Advice for Athletes:

Mindset is everything. Visualise yourself how you want to be, feel and look on that stage. Plan week to week lead up to your show. Stay consistent with your training, nutrition and stage posing practise.

If you have an off day just jump back into the plan ASAP; and most importantly, enjoy the ride!

Bassim Yaghi – Judge

2013 ANB Nationals 3rd mens u/80
2014 ANB Sydney Titles 4th mens u/80
2014 ANB Nationals 4th mens u/80
2015 INBA NSW State Chanpionships 1st u/80
2015 INBA Muscle & Model championships 1st u/80
2016 INBA Australia Championships
2nd Open PRO MENS bodybuilding
2017 ANB Nationals 2nd u/80
2019 ANB Nationals 2nd u/80
2020 ANB Nationals 1st u/80 &
Overall Bodybuilding Champion
2020 ANB Pro Card

What naturally drove me to compete was my thirst for competition, with the addition of focusing on a sport that involves harnessing the ability to control and master both the mind and the body.

Advice for Athletes:

The main piece of advice to give to any one out there considering competing, is to ensure you are not only an avid gym enthusiast but able to master the mind as this particular sport will push boundaries you never dreamt of. To me, its all about sustainability and longevity. So the offseason shouldn’t be a dramatic change to when prepping. In essence, bodybuilding is a lifestyle! There’s never a “right time” to compete. You just gotta get out there and expose yourself. Be vulnerable and step outside your comfort zone! Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Nadema Nakhl – Judge & Figure Pro

2019 DFAC worlds
4th place nationals

2018
1st place ANB states & overall champion
1st place oceana & awarded pro card
1st place south coast regionals

2013

1st place regionals Newcastle & overall champion
1st place south coast regionals & overall champion
1st place novice nationals

Years in the industry

9 years  in the fitness industry
3 years ANB Judge

FUN FACT :

Traveled to Miami with the ANB family to compete in worlds .

I love traveling & living a flexible , healthy balanced life.

Fiona Wallace – Head Judge

Fiona has been proudly involved with ANB for over 20 years.

As a natural athlete in Women’s Physique Fiona has successfully competed a number of times with ANB Victoria.

She then moved into running backstage for a number of years, when she had the honour of being asked to judgefor many ANB shows on various panels.

Fiona was very pleased to become ANB Victoria Head Judge 6 years ago and has now been in the lead role of National Head Judge for the last 3 years.

Fiona has judged at international shows and has experience in competition prepping and posing for bodybuilding.

Fiona is very passionate about natural bodybuilding and the positive changes it brings to athletes lives and she has been involved in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer for over 13 years.

Kim Parrott – Judge & UFE Physique Pro

2015- ANB Victoria Fitness Mania Women’s Figure tall 163cm and over open 1st place
ANB Victoria Fitness Mania Overall Champion Female Figure
2016- ANB Virus Fitness Mania Women’s Figure Masters 35+ 1st place
ANB Virus Fitness Mania Women’s Figure Open tall 1st place
ANB Virus Fitness Mania Overall Women’s Figure Champion
UFE World Championships Masters Elite Physique 1st place
UFE World Championships Pro Women’s Physique 1st place
2018- UFE World Championships Pro Women’s Physique 1st place

Years in the industry: 7

Fun fact:

I created #tiaraadventures after winning my 1st Worlds and my tiara made daily appearances in every day
life….even to this day!!

Advice for Athletes:

take a deep breath before walking out on stage and HAVE FUN out there!! You need to enjoy the journey to stage as much as your time up there.

Narelle Tobin – Judge & Figure Pro

2016 WFF Victoria Figure overall champion
2017 ANB Victoria Figure overall champion
2018 ANB Victoria Figure overall champion
2018 ANB Universe Figure Open winner (Pro card)
2018 ANB Universe Pro figure Champion
2019 ANB Nationals Pro figure second place
2019 Ms Fitness Australia Pro figure champion

Since earning my ANB pro card in the Philippines in 2018, I have competed in 4 Pro lineups taking home 2 second place and 2 first place in the pro figure category.

After assisting behind the scenes and with trophy presentation at several ANB shows over the last few years, I am honoured and excited to be a part of this year’s judging panel.

Advice for Athletes:

There is a genuine sense of belonging with ANB. No matter how long you have been competing with the federation, you are instantly a part of the family. All athletes are appreciated and respected, not just treated like a number.

ANB do everything in their power to provide an even and fair competition for all natural athletes.

Nadema Nakhl – Judge & Figure Pro

2019 DFAC worlds
4th place nationals

2018
1st place ANB states & overall champion
1st place oceana & awarded pro card
1st place south coast regionals

2013

1st place regionals Newcastle & overall champion
1st place south coast regionals & overall champion
1st place novice nationals

Years in the industry

9 years  in the fitness industry
3 years ANB Judge

FUN FACT :

Traveled to Miami with the ANB family to compete in worlds .

I love traveling & living a flexible , healthy balanced life.

Fiona Wallace – Head Judge

Fiona has been proudly involved with ANB for over 20 years.

As a natural athlete in Women’s Physique Fiona has successfully competed a number of times with ANB Victoria.

She then moved into running backstage for a number of years, when she had the honour of being asked to judgefor many ANB shows on various panels.

Fiona was very pleased to become ANB Victoria Head Judge 6 years ago and has now been in the lead role of National Head Judge for the last 3 years.

Fiona has judged at international shows and has experience in competition prepping and posing for bodybuilding.

Fiona is very passionate about natural bodybuilding and the positive changes it brings to athletes lives and she has been involved in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer for over 13 years.

Randy Thomann – Judge & Fitness Pro

2018 ANB OCEANIA PRO/AM
2nd place theme wear
2nd place muscle model

2019 ANB QLD SHOW
1st fitness model 40+
1st fitness model novice
1st fitness model open class

Overall winner GC classic and fitness Pro
2019 ICN Sunshine Coast
1st fitness model 40+
2nd place fitness model overall

2019 ANB PRO SHOW Sydney
2nd place fitness model
2019 ICN World Championships
1st Fitness model 40+

Fun fact:

I would daily go over my posing routine in the back of the classroom while I was teaching class.

Words of wisdom:

Look for an experienced and proven coach and trust him/her all the way. And NEVER lick the spoon.

Ali Herreygers – Judge & Classic Physique Pro

2009 ANB Queensland
1st Novice Mens Bodybuilding
2011 3rd Strong Man Brisbane
2012 Glasshouse Mountains Strong Man Challenge
2nd Under 105kg
2020 ANB Queensland
1st Mens Physique Model
1st Mens Bodybuilding U90kg
1st Mens Bodybuilding Overall

Former features editor Oxygen Magazine, personal trainer and prep coach.

25 years in the industry. I was waiting at the doors when the gym opened on my fourteenth birthday and haven’t stopped training since.

Tiarne Nolan – Judge & Fitness Pro

2019 ANB CORAL COAST 3RD THEMEWEAR
2019 ANB CORAL COAST 3RD Novice Fitness Model
2019 ANB CORAL COAST 1ST U25 Fitness Model
2019 ANB CORAL COAST 2ND Open Swimsuit International
ANB 2019 CORAL COAST Female Encouragement Award
2019 ANB QLD 3RD U25 Fitness Model
2019 ANB QLD 1st Open Swimsuit International
2020 ANB QLD 1st Swimsuit International f
2020 ANB QLD 1ST U25 Fitness Model
2020 ANB QLD Overall Female Fitness Model & Awarded PRO card

Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.

Fun Fact: Before I started competing, I could hardly walk in heels. Posing practice is extremely important!

I’m so grateful and excited for the opportunities ahead with ANB. This is only the beginning!

Alison Jones – SA Head Judge & Nationals Judge

Qualified Personal Trainer, Seniors trainer, Posing coach & Prep coach

Started judging 2009 Have judged for  INBA, WFF and NABBA national and international judge

Head judge of ANB SA since 2013 and Ms Fitness Australia  since 2018

Began competing in 2004

Biggest achievements

2012 x 2 Overall Figure title’s at international and national competitions

Travelled overseas and competed in WFF universe

Passionate about the athletes because I know what it takes to be on stage, to me they are the most important person on the day

My favourite division is the free posing round which I would love to see more athletes do …

Janelle McLean – Judge

Competing since 1989
5 x INBA (now ICN) overall state titles
4 x NABBA/WFF overall state wins
2011 MS International winner
2 x WFF Australia class 2 winner
2011 WFF Universe 3rD

Fun Fact:

I’m determined, It took me 20 years to win my class at the nationals
I like to bang things… I’m a drummer

Over 30 years in industry

Judging for ANB since 2014

Posing coach since 1991

Kieran Reinboth – Judge

2014
2nd place INBA Men’s Fitness SA –

2017
1st place ANB SA Men’s Physique & Overall
2nd WFF Muscle Model 3rd ICN SA Mens Physique

2019
2nd Place ANB Nationals Men’s Physique.
2nd ANB SA Men’s Physique.

2020
1st Place ICN Men’s Physique SA
2nd Place ANB SA Men’s Physique
2nd Place ICN Nationals Men’s Physique

Fun facts-

Raced downhill mountain bikes state and nationally for 7 years prior to bodybuilding.

Am abit of a sneakerhead.

Always been extremely active growing up. Passionate about all things health and fitness.

Known to love a good music festival here and there.

Meegan Crannaford – Judge & Bikini Pro

1st ANB Swimsuit Champion 2019
2nd ANB Bikini Model Open 2019
1st Ms Fitness Bikini Champion & Pro card awarded
1st WFF Fitness model Open 2015
Overall WFF Fitness model 2015
2nd WFF Fitness Model 2015
2nd INBA Fitness Model open 2015
1st INBA Fitness Model novice 2015
1st INBA Fitness Model Novice & Open 2014
Overall INBA Fitness Model 2014
Years competing
7 years on and off
1st year judging

Fun Facts

I’ve climbed to Mt Everest Base Camp Junior Australia Swimming champion

I started my bodybuilding journey in the Fitness category

I’ve been on the ANB stage since 2015

Fiona Wallace – Judge

Fiona has been proudly involved with ANB for over 20 years.

As a natural athlete in Women’s Physique Fiona has successfully competed a number of times with ANB Victoria.

She then moved into running backstage for a number of years, when she had the honour of being asked to judgefor many ANB shows on various panels.

Fiona was very pleased to become ANB Victoria Head Judge 6 years ago and has now been in the lead role of National Head Judge for the last 3 years.

Fiona has judged at international shows and has experience in competition prepping and posing for bodybuilding.

Fiona is very passionate about natural bodybuilding and the positive changes it brings to athletes lives and she has been involved in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer for over 13 years.

Fiona Wallace – Head Judge

Fiona has been proudly involved with ANB for over 20 years.

As a natural athlete in Women’s Physique Fiona has successfully competed a number of times with ANB Victoria.

She then moved into running backstage for a number of years, when she had the honour of being asked to judgefor many ANB shows on various panels.

Fiona was very pleased to become ANB Victoria Head Judge 6 years ago and has now been in the lead role of National Head Judge for the last 3 years.

Fiona has judged at international shows and has experience in competition prepping and posing for bodybuilding.

Fiona is very passionate about natural bodybuilding and the positive changes it brings to athletes lives and she has been involved in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer for over 13 years.

Ryan Laos – Head Judge & Pro Bodybuilder

INBA Universe 1st place Pro

IFBB NSW 3rd U/90 kg

ANB Universe 1st place Pro

INBA World Cup 1st place Masters Pro 

2nd place Pro Open

INBA Olympia 1st place Masters Pro 

4th place Pro Men

One of the most highly respected natural athletes in Australia who has been competing for many years, has won numerous ANB titles, is an ANB Pro and has 20 competitions under his belt.

Alison Jones – SA Head Judge & Nationals Judge

Qualified Personal Trainer, Seniors trainer, Posing coach & Prep coach

Started judging 2009 Have judged for  INBA, WFF and NABBA national and international judge

Head judge of ANB SA since 2013 and Ms Fitness Australia  since 2018

Began competing in 2004

Biggest achievements

2012 x 2 Overall Figure title’s at international and national competitions

Travelled overseas and competed in WFF universe

Passionate about the athletes because I know what it takes to be on stage, to me they are the most important person on the day

My favourite division is the free posing round which I would love to see more athletes do …

Melinda Theore Pattison – Judge & Pro Fitness Model

2019
2nd DFAC World Championships Miami Bikini Model
1st PRO SHOW ANB National Fitness Model

2018
1st PRO SHOW ANB Universe Fitness Model
1st ANB Universe Fitness Model
2nd ANB National Fitness Model
1st ANB Central Coast Novice, Over 30s, Overall Fitness Model Champion

2010
2nd National ANB Sports Model
2nd NSW Sports Model
ANB Best Pose Award
1st WNBF Sports Model, 2nd Asia Pacific

Years in the industry:
15+ years in the fitness industry
2 years ANB judge and Posing Coach

Fun fact:

I was a professional cheerleader for 10 years, in Sydney and London.

Advice for Athletes:

Mindset is everything. Visualise yourself how you want to be, feel and look on that stage. Plan week to week lead up to your show. Stay consistent with your training, nutrition and stage posing practise.

If you have an off day just jump back into the plan ASAP; and most importantly, enjoy the ride!

Bassim Yaghi – Judge

2013 ANB Nationals 3rd mens u/80
2014 ANB Sydney Titles 4th mens u/80
2014 ANB Nationals 4th mens u/80
2015 INBA NSW State Chanpionships 1st u/80
2015 INBA Muscle & Model championships 1st u/80
2016 INBA Australia Championships
2nd Open PRO MENS bodybuilding
2017 ANB Nationals 2nd u/80
2019 ANB Nationals 2nd u/80
2020 ANB Nationals 1st u/80 &
Overall Bodybuilding Champion
2020 ANB Pro Card

What naturally drove me to compete was my thirst for competition, with the addition of focusing on a sport that involves harnessing the ability to control and master both the mind and the body.

Advice for Athletes:

The main piece of advice to give to any one out there considering competing, is to ensure you are not only an avid gym enthusiast but able to master the mind as this particular sport will push boundaries you never dreamt of. To me, its all about sustainability and longevity. So the offseason shouldn’t be a dramatic change to when prepping. In essence, bodybuilding is a lifestyle! There’s never a “right time” to compete. You just gotta get out there and expose yourself. Be vulnerable and step outside your comfort zone! Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Nadema Nakhl – Judge & Figure Pro

2019 DFAC worlds
4th place nationals

2018
1st place ANB states & overall champion
1st place oceana & awarded pro card
1st place south coast regionals

2013

1st place regionals Newcastle & overall champion
1st place south coast regionals & overall champion
1st place novice nationals

Years in the industry

9 years  in the fitness industry
3 years ANB Judge

FUN FACT :

Traveled to Miami with the ANB family to compete in worlds .

I love traveling & living a flexible , healthy balanced life.

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