COLUMBUS — One year ago, Columbus personal trainer Sam Salinas never saw herself competing in body building competitions. She said she started going to the gym a few years ago to help deal with stress and anxiety that she grew up with.
Fast forward to April when Salinas won the Miss Diva Fitness USA national title in Orlando, earning a spot in the World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) World Championship, which takes place in August.
Salinas said she didn’t envision herself competing in these type of events.
“This last year I’ve done six shows and I’ve just really, really fell in love with being on stage and the show production part of it,” Salinas said. “It’s pretty breathtaking for me sometimes to think that I’m a national title holder and that I could have come this far, especially being from here, a little town in Nebraska. It’s pretty phenomenal