Kingston, Jamaica – March 20th, 2018. The Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association (JABBFA) now have their first IFBB Elite Pro (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness). This recent achievement now places JABBFA as a top contender in regional and international competitions.
Richardo Daniels, former RJR Sportsman of the year and current Mr. America IFBB 2018 in his class is the first member of JABBFA to become an IFBB Elite Pro. Daniels earned his card after placing 2nd in a recent competition held in the Dominican Republic.
“Hard work pays off, but success never sleeps. This is only the beginning for JABBFA and my self as we aim to train and build more IFBB Elite Pros” said Richardo Daniels.
Becoming an IFBB Elite Pro takes commitment to diet, exercise and rest; the whole process is challenging. Any athlete who gets to this level should consider it a huge achievement. “ We are very proud of Richardo and his achievements and we are looking forward to helping other Athletes reach their fitness and bodybuilding, “said Audrey Allwood, President of JABBFA.
The International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness provides Elite Pro cards to competitors once they have met the requirements. In order to attain the card, a bodybuilder has to win a regional contest weight class. After which they are invited to a national championship in other countries. Pending the IFBB’s approval, if you are the overall champion of the contest you will then be provided with your IFBB Elite Pro card.
Over 100 athletes and trainers at JABBFA are now focusing, not only on their own fitness but also on the health and fitness of all Jamaicans. “We have seen where our advice and expertise could be beneficial to the diets, health, and fitness of many Jamaicans. Our Emerging Fitness campaign leading up to our national competition will host events to tackle some of these issues,” said Craig Harley, Director of Social Media and Public Relations. JABBFA National Championship & Sports Festival will be held on August 10th and 11th 2018.
Kirk Frankson (Vice President)
Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association
31 Phoenix Avenue
1 (876) 589-8264