By Dan Solomon, Publisher
The singular most endearing quality of the global fitness community is the passion and dedication shared by those who have committed to the lifestyle. On Saturday, February 13th, we joined forces with longtime NPC/IFBB event promoter Tim Gardner for the inaugural Digital Muscle Athlete Seminar for a full day of knowledge, motivation and even a few surprises! Attendees heard from a panel of selected fitness industry insiders, including international bikini star Janet Layug, Natural Bodybuilding legend John Hansen, IFBB pro athlete Karina Nascimento, along with Mel Chancey, Deb Callahan, Pete Fancher, master posing coach Kenny Wallach and myself.
The day got started with an agility camp, followed by the seminar, and culminating in the evening with the DigitalMuscle.com Cocktail Hour, highlighted by Tim Gardner’s emotional marriage proposal to his longtime girlfriend Eileen Monrouzeau (there wasn’t a dry eye in the house).
On behalf of our entire team here at Digital Muscle I’d like to thank Tim and his team for a special day on Florida’s west coast…..and a word of thanks to the media who covered the event, including the NPC News. — Please join me in congratulating Tim & Eileen on their engagement. Wishing them a lifetime of health & happiness. Cheers!!!
Video by John Hawley (courtesy of NPCNewsOnline.com)
For two decades, Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of fitness & bodybuilding publishing. Having conducted many of the industry’s most wide reaching and high profile interviews, Dan has served as host and lead commentator for the Mr. Olympia contest, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, while also having appeared as host & moderator at the Olympia Press Conference. In 2018 Dan was named Chief Olympia Officer by American Media Inc to oversee the Olympia brand and its annual showcase event held annually in Las Vegas. Dan was Co-Executive Producer for the movie BIGGER, The Story of Joe Weider (in theaters 2018) and he developed the Pro Bodybuilding Weekly radio show in 2005, a first of its kind program, for which he was awarded the IFBB’s Lifetime Achievement Medal by co-founder Ben Weider. Prior to creating Digital Muscle, Dan was the Senior Features Editor at Muscular Development Magazine and has worked with many of the top brands in both nutrition and media.
His favorite thing to talk about? Baseball.