Meet Canada’s Newest IFBB PRO: Alicia Bell!

PHARMAFREAK Athlete, Alicia Bell, is an Online Coach and Toronto based Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer, Strength Coach, Fitness Model, and Track & Field Sprint Coach. She has devoted her life to helping people reach their goals in health, fitness and sport. Alicia is also a well known Canadian Health and Fitness Influencer. In addition to her athletic endevours, Alicia has appeared as a fitness model in print magazines and commercials and has over 10 years of practical and educational experience.

Alicia also runs Train It Right, her own Personal Training business and Track and Field Club. Alicia is a regular health and fitness content creator for Fitness Republic and Corus Entertainment’s Wdish and is currently enrolled in the Canadian Sports Institute taking her advanced coaching diploma in Athletics.

But most importantly, Alicia is now an IFBB Pro!

At PHARMAFREAK, we’ve had the opportunity to see Alicia set (and subsequently crush) many goals, but this was the biggest one! We wanted to get the inside scoop on Alicia’s journey to a Pro Card and we figured it would be best coming from her!

Alicia Bell: At the end of 2017 I set a goal and wrote it down on paper, had an agenda printed with it, and put it on my mirror. It said “I will be an IFBB Pro In 2018.”

I had originally planned on taking it at the Arnold Amateurs but fell short placing 2nd behind the woman who would go on to win the overall. Next up was the Toronto Pro Show where I placed 1st in my class and narrowly missed the pro card in the overall. I kept pushing even though I was frustrated at coming short yet again and decided to compete in the Vancouver Pro Qualifier. My head was not in that prep and I placed 3rd in my class. I knew I didn’t bring my best, so the very next day I vowed that the next time I got on stage this year I was going to deliver a package that the judges simply could not say no to.

I worked the hardest I ever had in my life. I was thinking about doing North Americans and/or Olympia Amateur but I decided to pass on them and bring my best to the CPA’s first ever Canadian National Pro Qualifier. During this prep I had to push through some personal issues; at a time when many would have stopped, I decided to use it as fuel to my fire.

There were so many positive signs for this show: My number for the show was 213 (I was 2nd at Arnolds, 1st in Toronto, 3rd in Vancouver), my suit sponsor, Karen Phillips, was handing out the medals for my class, I had family in the audience for the first time ever, and my client was the overall trophy girl. While going into the show, Sean, my boyfriend and Coach, said “you look like a pro”. He rarely says things like this and that is when it set in that this might be my time.

After prejudging Sean came backstage with so much emotion and said “I think today’s our day”. I started crying and was so nervous for the finals, I couldn’t stop shaking. I managed to relax and keep a positive mindset going into the finals with my friends and my family (my cousin came all the way from Nunavut to see me, and no one in my family has ever seen me compete before).  To make it even more special, my client won her figure class and was going to be in the overall with me! What a huge coaching accomplishment. After the overall comparisons I held hands with her and my friend Tish, another competitor. When they called number 213 I was almost paralyzed. It finally happened. Everything I had been working towards all year, all the sacrifices I had made, all the time, energy and effort had paid off. I am now an IFBB Pro!

-Alicia Bell, Canada’s newest IFBB Pro.

 

Want to train like Alicia? Keep an eye out for The FreakMode Trainer: Alicia Bell Edition coming out soon!

Try out some of Alicia’s must-have supplements like Ripped Freak Keto and Vegan Freak. Use code TRAINITRIGHT10 to receive 10% off your order!

Keto Bundle

Are you currently following a ketogenic diet or have thought about trying it out? This bundle is perfect for anyone looking to boost the fat burning effects of the ketogenic diet.

RIPPED FREAK 2.0

Our reformulated RIPPED FREAK 2.0 Fat Burner utilizes the clinically proven ingredient SINETROL, Grains of Paradise and Caffeine to boost the body fat burning abilities. SINETROL Fat Shredding Technology enhances fat loss through a unique mechanism of action and is backed by three human clinical trials! Take 2 capsules of RIPPED FREAK 2.0 each day to boost the effects of the Keto Stack!

RIPPED FREAK KETO

Our newest pre-workout, RIPPED FREAK KETO, is one of our strongest pre-workouts ever. The addition of exogenous ketones will not only support the fat burning effects of the SD Pharmaceuticals KETONES, but will also provide you with a boost in cognitive performance and mental focus, perfect for big workout in the gym or a long day at work.

RIPPED FREAK KETO contains Carnitine, caffeine, olive leaf and B vitamins to further boost the ketones fat burning capabilities.

SD Pharmaceuticals Ketones

SD Pharmaceuticals® KETONES help you get into ketosis and put your body into a fat-burning state. You can use exogenous BHB ketones to get your body into ketosis quicker than it would on its own from following a low-carb diet. Using an exogenous ketone supplement after a period of eating carbohydrates will tell your body that you want to be using ketones for energy instead of those carbs.

Stack Ketones, RIPPED FREAK 2.0 and RIPPED FREAK KETO to boost your fat burning abilities, crank up your energy and improve your mental focus all while sticking to your ketogenic diet!

Wellness Bundle

Did you know that optimal overall health can have a significant impact on your fitness goals? Improving your overall health and well-being can support greater performance, more muscle and strength and even enhanced fat loss! Our Wellness bundle has all your essential nutrient needs covered.

GREENS FREAK

GREENS FREAK is the most complete super green foods formula of its kind! Every ingredient and complex found in GREENS FREAK has a specific function to help support optimal health and performance! It’s loaded with super greens, including 1.5 grams of spirulina, 1 gram of high-CGF chlorella and 1.5 grams of alfalfa, barley and wheatgrass! Best of all, GREENS FREAK comes in 2 delicious 100% All Natural flavours, Vanilla Chai and Sweet Apple! Add a scoop of GREENS FREAK to your post-workout shake to ensure you’re getting all your essential nutrients, antioxidants and digestive enzymes.

Note: only GREENS FREAK Vanilla Chai is vegan, the Sweet Apple flavour is not.

VITA FREAK

Add a VITA FREAK pack to your morning routine to provide your body with top-quality vitamins, minerals and micronutrients!

VITA FREAK isn’t just your daily multivitamin, it also includes Detoxifying Agents, Amino Acids, Antioxidants and other ingredients that benefit Immune Support, Digestive Health, Cognitive Support, Cardiovascular Health.

VEGAN FREAK

Are you tired of feeling bloated after your post-workout whey protein shake? Mix it up and try VEGAN FREAK, a plant-based protein powder made up of three vegan proteins, yellow pea, hemp and sacha inchi.

VEGAN FREAK is naturally flavored and sweetened, contains zero artificial ingredients and is easily digestible. With 20 grams of protein in each scoop and available in Natural Vanilla and Natural Dark Chocolate, VEGAN FREAK makes for a delicious and healthy alternative to your old protein powder.

Mix 1 scoop of Vegan Freak and 1 scoop of GREENS FREAK and take with your VITA FREAK pack each morning to ensure that you are getting the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed to work and perform at the highest level.

Vegan Bundle 

Did you know that optimal overall health can have a significant impact on your fitness goals? Improving your overall health and well-being can support greater performance, more muscle and strength and even enhanced fat loss! Our Vegan bundle has all your essential nutrient needs covered. 

GREENS FREAK 

GREENS FREAK is the most complete super green foods formula of its kind! Every ingredient and complex found in GREENS FREAK has a specific function to help support optimal health and performance! It’s loaded with super greens, including 1.5 grams of spirulina, 1 gram of high-CGF chlorella and 1.5 grams of alfalfa, barley and wheatgrass! Best of all, GREENS FREAK comes in 2 delicious 100% All Natural flavours, Vanilla Chai and Sweet Apple! Add a scoop of GREENS FREAK to your post-workout shake to ensure you’re getting all your essential nutrients, antioxidants and digestive enzymes. 

VEGAN FREAK 

Are you tired of feeling bloated after your post-workout whey protein shake? Mix it up and try VEGAN FREAK, a plant-based protein powder made up of three vegan proteins, yellow pea, hemp and sacha inchi.  

VEGAN FREAK is naturally flavored and sweetened, contains zero artificial ingredients and is easily digestible. With 20 grams of protein in each scoop and available in Natural Vanilla and Natural Dark Chocolate, VEGAN FREAK makes for a delicious and healthy alternative to your old protein powder. 

Mix 1 scoop of Vegan Freak and 1 scoop of GREENS FREAK and take with your VITA FREAK pack each morning to ensure that you are getting the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed to work and perform at the highest level.

Fat Burning Bundle 

RIPPED FREAK 2.0 

Our reformulated Ripped Freak 2.0 Fat Burner utilizes the clinically proven ingredient SINETROL, Grains of Paradise and Caffeine to boost the body fat burning abilities. SINETROL Fat Shredding Technology enhances fat loss through a unique mechanism of action and is backed by three human clinical trials! Take 1 capsule of RIPPED FREAK 2.0 twice daily to crank up your overall metabolism and fat burining capabilities. 

Focus Freak 

When trying to lose weight and get into tip top shape, some of us can lose focus or have trouble staying on track with gym and other commitments. Who wouldn’t want to have better focus and mental function? Having laser-like focus can not only help you improve your performance at the gym and get better fat loss results, but it can also help you stay on track with everything else going on in life, including your nutrition program, school, work, etc. Our new Nootropic supplement, FOCUS FREAK, was formulated to deliver laser-sharp focus, mental energy and stress reduction. FOCUS FREAK’s cutting-edge formula features the patented ingredient 

ZEMBRIN, which is clinically proven to enhance concentration and mood while reducing stress. FOCUS FREAK works fast! In fact, it will start working right after your very first dose! 

SD Pharmaceuticals Ketones 

SD Pharmaceuticals® KETONES help you get into ketosis and put your body into a fat-burning state. You can use exogenous BHB ketones to get your body into ketosis quicker than it would on its own from following a low-carb diet. Using an exogenous ketone supplement after a period of eating carbohydrates will tell your body that you want to be using ketones for energy instead of those carbs.

Stack Ketones, RIPPED FREAK 2.0 and FOCUS FREAK to boost your fat burning abilities, crank up your energy and improve your mental focus! 

Performance + Recovery 

Sport Collagen 

Sport Collagen has been formulated specifically for athletes and anyone who is active! With the physical demands of intense exercise and with age, collagen levels can decline, and this results in reduced muscle recovery, sore muscles and joints, skin wrinkles and thin hair. Sport Collagen plays a key role in the regeneration and health of the digestive tract, muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, skin, hair and nails. 

SD Pharmaceuticals SPORT COLLAGEN delivers 3 sources (marine, bovine, chicken) and 3 types of collagen (I, II and III). Most products on the market only contain either marine or bovine collagen, which only deliver type I and III collagen. We provide chicken collagen as a source of type II collagen, which is the most important for supporting healthy joints. 

Creatine HCL 

CREATINE HCL maximizes levels of phosphocreatine, which then reacts with ADP to form more ATP during exercise, which means you will see improvements in strength, performance and recovery during high-intensity exercise! 

CREATINE HCL is also more soluble than any other form of creatine. This means better absorption; the research shows that CREATINE HCL had nearly 50% greater oral absorption compared to creatine monohydrate. The increased solubility also means an increase in muscle cell volume and protein synthesis, leading to BIGGER and FULLER muscles. 

Citrulline Malate 

SD Pharmaceuticals’ CITRULLINE MALATE 2000 is formulated with a scientifically validated dose of pure citrulline malate. Citrulline has been shown in research to play a key role in aerobic and anaerobic pathways of energy metabolism, as well as nitric oxide (NO) production, demonstrating its ability to enhance energy, reduce fatigue and pump muscles up during workouts! 

Citrulline can help increase blood flow and nutrients to working muscles, help maintain nitrogen balance in the muscles, increase energy levels, help reduce fatigue and post-workout muscle soreness, and enhance endurance during exercise! 

If you are an athlete looking for increased strength & recovery, improved joint & connective tissue health and reduction in fatigue and post workout soreness, add this simple stack to your routine and see the difference. 

TEST FREAK 2.0

Clinically proven to enhance libido and sexual performance, TEST FREAK is the most advanced testosterone booster on the market.

TEST FREAK 2.0 has 7 new test boosting ingredients to take your testosterone and training to another level, including LJ100 Tongkay Ali, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Selenium, Bromelain, Astralagus, Rocket, and Aloe Vera Leaf Gel.

TEST FREAK 2.0 has everything you know and love from the original TEST FREAK, such as Fenugreek & Tribulus, Saw Palmetto, Stinging Nettle, Estrogen Blockers and a ZMA Complex.

ANDRO FREAK

Featuring a patented form of shilajit, PRIMAVIE, to support testosterone levels while delivering vitamins, resveratrol and L-theanine.

HORMONAL SUPPORT

ANDRO FREAK features the clinically studied ingredient PRIMAVIE, a patented form of shilajit. It’s the only form of shilajit proven to support optimal testosterone levels, nitric oxide production and cardiovascular health.

ADDITIONAL HORMONAL SUPPORT

Vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D3, and vitamin K2 are all important vitamins that play a key role in hormone production and, more specifically, testosterone synthesis. Having low levels of these vitamins has been associated with hormone imbalances in the body, not to mention fatigue and depressed mood.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

CH-19 sweet red pepper extract is a non-pungent (non-spicy) cultivar of red pepper and contains three known capsaicinoid- like substances that can boost fat burning: capsiate, dihydrocapsiate and nordihydrocapsiate. CH-19 sweet red pepper increases uncoupling protein (UCP1 and UCP2) content in the mitochondria, which increases thermogenesis and dissipates energy as heat instead of it being stored as fat.

Green coffee bean (GCB) can modulate fat metabolism by helping fat cells release free fatty acids to be burned off. GCB has also been shown to modulate glucose metabolism, and decrease absorption and utilization of glucose from food.

Diindolymethane DIM

Offers hormonal and estrogen level support as well as a health-promoting complex.

INDOLE-3-CARBINOL

Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a natural compound formed during the breakdown of plants and the digestion of indole-3-carbinol, from the Brassica genus of plants. Some of the vegetables that contain indole-3-carbinol include, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale. In fact, many of the positive health-promoting benefits of these vegetables are due to the activity of DIM in the body.

ESTROGENIC METABOLITES

Estrogen is broken down in the body into different metabolites. Each of these metabolites has different effects on the body. Some metabolites are low estrogenic and offer many benefits in the body and some are highly estrogenic, which are not as favorable. Research studies suggest that exercise works to increase the low estrogenic metabolites and decrease the high estrogenic metabolites and supplementation with DIM is also used by many people to support these effects.

HORMONAL BALANCE

Both men and women use DIM to support healthy estrogen metabolism and hormonal balance in the body. Many athletes, bodybuilders and fitness competitors like to stack DIM with other ingredients to achieve their desired goals.

RIPPED FREAK KETO

Our newest pre-workout, RIPPED FREAK KETO, is one of our strongest pre-workouts ever. The addition of exogenous ketones will not only support the fat-burning effects of the SD Pharmaceuticals KETONES, but will also provide you with a boost in cognitive performance and mental focus, perfect for big workout in the gym or a long day at work.

SD Pharmaceuticals Ketones

An exogenous Ketone supplement is a great way of helping your body quickly get into ketosis and reach a fat burning state. Using Ketones after a period of eating carbohydrates will tell your body that you want to be using ketones for energy instead of those carbs. Instead of eating very low carbs for days, you can just take a serving of exogenous ketones and get back into ketosis almost right away!

RIPPED FREAK 2.0

Our reformulated RIPPED FREAK 2.0 Fat Burner utilizes the clinically proven ingredient SINETROL, Grains of Paradise and Caffeine to boost the body fat-burning abilities. SINETROL Fat-Shredding Technology enhances fat loss through a unique mechanism of action and is backed by three human clinical trials! Take 2 capsules of RIPPED FREAK 2.0 each day to boost the effects of the Keto Stack!

SD Pharmaceuticals Ketones

An exogenous Ketone supplement is a great way of helping your body quickly get into ketosis and reach a fat burning state. Using Ketones after a period of eating carbohydrates will tell your body that you want to be using ketones for energy instead of those carbs. Instead of eating very low carbs for days, you can just take a serving of exogenous ketones and get back into ketosis almost right away!