By BRENT STUBBS
Senor Sports activities Reporter
WITH the World Magnificence and Health Vogue (WBFF) again on the town to stage the Bahamas Worldwide Professional-Am present on Saturday on the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, Bahamian Bodybuilders Jason Johnson and Wellington Miller made good use of their alternative to show their expertise.
Johnson gained the Male Health Mannequin title and he earned his skilled card within the course of, whereas Miller bought second within the muscular male class and third within the male health mannequin class.
The duo had been the one two Bahamians to compete within the present, which attracted a lot of worldwide rivals, however only a few followers due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
“It was an excellent expertise. It’s the primary time I competed within the WBFF. It was totally different from the boys’s physique within the IBFF (Worldwide Bodybuilding and Health Federation). I had a beautiful time. It was a number of enjoyable,” Johnson, who indicated that if he’s given the chance to compete once more, he would do it once more.
“I simply went on the market to compete. It got here right down to conditioning. I had a number of enjoyable. I didn’t know I used to be going to return first. I simply wished to have some enjoyable and compete. I actually loved it. My vitality was totally different.”
Competing at house within the COVID-19 setting didn’t actually have an effect on Johnson, who famous that being at house, he felt comfy on stage, although he wished there have been extra spectators within the stands.
“Ain’t nothing we are able to do about it,” mentioned Johnson, who has competed in larger crowds since he first began in 2019 within the males’s physique within the IFBB.
Johnson, a bodily health teacher on the Gaines for Life Fitness center on Soldier Street, operated by himself and LaFleur, mentioned no matter present comes up, he will probably be competing, whether or not it’s within the WBFF or the IFBB.
Throughout the present, the 30-year-old Johnson mentioned he and Miller made a dedication to help one another on and off the stage, offering the ethical assist to get by the competitors.
Miller, 40, concurred with Johnson that the present was utterly totally different from the boys’s physique within the IFBB as he bought to mannequin in a go well with.
“It was a unique expertise, good publicity. We actually didn’t have a crowd as a result of it was a small present, however I bought an opportunity to do some good networking,” mentioned Miller, who can also be a private coach at Gaines for Life Fitness center.
“I bought to put on a go well with and did extra modelling. The poses had been somewhat extra suttle.
“It wasn’t as sturdy as the boys’s physique posing. I nonetheless bought an opportunity to point out my physique,” added Miller.
If given the chance to return subsequent yr, Miller mentioned he would nonetheless wish to compete. He mentioned he simply wished to check the waters within the WBFF and to see how nicely he may carry out.