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About me

My story

I'm Alex Golodriga (formerly Alex Navarro) and I’m a mom of toddler, a health and fitness enthusiast who has a love for food, for lifting heavy things, flipping upside-down and who has a passion for helping women uncover their limiting beliefs around what it means to be "fit".

Fun facts about me...

  • My favorite foods include burgers and sweet potato fries, ice cream and steak!
  • I find cooking therapeutic, especially when I’m trying a new recipe or making a creative meal.
  • I love being upside down - whether it’s in a handstand or back-bending – maintaining as muchof my kid-like skills as possible is an important fun-factor for me
  • I prefer sitting on the ground than in a chair - I find it comforting to be close to the Earth
  • I’m an extroverted-introvert. I can be “on” and engaging when I need or want to be (hence being able to be on stage competing in front of hundreds of people), but I desperately need solo time to unwind. After big events like conferences and competitions (even friends and family events), I need several days of quiet and little interaction to fill my energy tank back up. If I don’t answer your text messages for days, that’s why!
  • I have a mild obsession with taking care of my skin and hair. I blame it on my younger years of suffering from eczema and then working in a beauty salon for 6 years!
  • I’m an Enneagram 9 – peace is my driving force.
What motivates me…

Being of service. Helping others with the skills, tools and experiences I’ve gathered in my lifetime and using my quiet nature to hold the space for them to look deep into themselves, flourish and grow through movement and fueling their bodies.

Fitness and food happen to be the way I express these services and offerings best and it’s my goal and mission to share anything and everything I can with those who are ready to receive it.

Where it all began…

I started flipping around at a very young age and was a competitive gymnast for most of my youth. I dabbled in sports in high school – including the wrestling team! I was a tomboy at heart, so I fit in pretty well wrestling with the boys.

So when I decided to take on the challenge of competing in my first fitness and bikini competition in 2005, my friends and family were surprised, to say the least. I was finishing my last semester at San Francisco state university when I committed to hitting the stage for the first time.

I got hooked. I continued to compete in for the next 6 years, placing top 5 Nationally and Internationally, being featured on Fox Sports and gracing the inside of Oxygen Magazine – a dream come true! Yet having experienced the good, the bad and ugly side of the competition scene, I was hungry for more knowledge and desperate for another approach to getting stage ready. The conventional approaches were proving to be both ineffective and detrimental to my health and the health of fellow competitors around me.

For the first time I questioned why I was competing and whether it was worth it.

Until I was introduced to The Carb Nite Solution and my world was flipped upside down.

No longer were the days of 6-mini meals every 2 hours. Or endless hours of cardio. The all-or-nothing, no-pain-no-gain mindset was gone. And my life has never been the same.

Through my extensive competition experience I began coaching other women get to the stage using sound nutrition and training, that allowed for a more balanced approach than is traditionally thought to exist.

I’ve spent the last decade researching, experimenting and gaining every ounce of insight through personal experience and working with a wide range of women from every walk of life to better serve you.

HER Body

what I’ve learned in last 2+ years...

When I first met my now husband, I didn’t know what balance was. I thought I had balance in regards to diet and training, but I didn’t. I found myself wanting to experience more of life with my new life partner and while we both enjoyed eating well and staying active, I learned to loosen the reigns of my regimented life and open the door to b-a-l-a-n-c-e, while still maintaining the aesthetics, strength and functional movements that I’ve gained over the years.

Learning and practicing this balance of a fit-healthy-happy life proved itself again when I became pregnant with my son in 2017. I was even more dedicated to eating well – for both of us – and staying active in ways that felt good, kept me sane and strong till the end. I share details on each trimester in these episodes of HER Body.

I used similar techniques during my post-partum journey and details on how I approached this new balancing act of having a family can be found on this episode of HER Body.

Competition accomplishments and achievements:

1st Place

2012 WBFF – Earned Pro Card Sacramento, CA

1st Place

2011 Ms. Natural Fitness Olympia Reno, NV

2nd Place

2011 Fitness Universe Miami, FL

4th Place

2010 Fitness America Las Vegas, NV

3rd Place

2010 Ms. Fitness World Las Vegas, NV

3rd Place

2010 Ms. Fitness USA Las Vegas, NV

1st Place

2009 Ms. Fitness Ms. Fitness USA National Qualifier Windsor, CA

1st Place

2008 Ms. Fitness Ms. Fitness USA National Qualifier Windsor, CA

1st Place

2007 Bikini Diva Amateur Bodybuilding Association Las Vegas, NV

1st Place

2007 Bikini Diva Amateur Bodybuilding Association Oakland, CA

2nd Place

2019 WBFF PRO Bikini 35+
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