Get Muscle & Fitness Hers' September/October Issue

Learn more about our cover model, WWE's Alexa Bliss, and find out what features are in the new issue.

Get Muscle & Fitness Hers' September/October Issue
Per Bernal

Alexa Bliss’ sporting career began at age 5, when she competed in gymnastics at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH, her hometown. She returned to the Arnold as a cheerleader years later and graced the stage there in 2013 as an IFBB bikini pro. She even returned to the festival this spring as an NXT Superstar as part of a WWE event.

Bliss started to compete in the bikini division as a way to stay in shape after college. “I told my trainers that I was serious and wanted to compete. They gave me five weeks to prepare! I was training nearly every day and taking posing classes. It was grueling, but I went on to become one of the youngest people to get a pro card [at age 20],” Bliss recalls.

After a year of competing in the IFBB (placing as high as sixth in the Pittsburgh Pro), Bliss set her eyes on sports entertainment. “I’d heard there was a [WWE] tryout, so I made a video and sent it in,” she says. “I got a call back, went to L.A., and was signed shortly thereafter.”

Read the rest of our exclusive interview with Alexa Bliss on page 24 of Muscle & Fitness Hers' September/October issue, on newsstands now!

Here's what else you'll find in the September/October 2016 issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers:

  • Alexa Bliss' dynamic training workout
  • Hers' 2016 Cleanest Packaged Foods Guide
  • An upper body workout featuring IFBB figure pro Nicole Wilkins
  • A "Get Lean" workout poster
  • Olympia Bikini champ Ashley Kaltwasser's winning exercises
  • Editor-tested athletic shoes
  • Our favorite fall activewear pieces that'll take you from gym to street style
  • Olympia insights from top competitors
  • And more!

Photography by Per Bernal.
Hair by Jennifer Beverly.
Makeup by Fawn Thoi.
Clothing by TapOut.