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Airman earns 'pro' status in fitness competition

Second Lt. David Simon placed second in the ‘muscle model’ category of a World Beauty Fitness and Fashion competition held in Florida. (courtesy of David Simon)

This week in Air Force Times, staff writer Oriana Pawlyk writes about an airman who is turning his fitness routine into a competition success.

She writes:

Many airmen worry about an upcoming PT test, but this airman doesn’t just perform for his leadership — he also performs for the judges.

Second Lt. David Simon from the 45th Operations Support Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., recently placed second overall in the “muscle model” category during a World Beauty Fitness and Fashion competition held in Florida.

“Since joining the Air Force, I’ve been pretty much working out consistently,” Simon said. He enlisted in 2000.

“I never really changed anything with my weight lifting repetitions. I just changed my nutrition and diet [to prep for the competition].”

Read the rest of Oriana’s story over on Air Force Times.

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 32 ultramarathons -- including her first 100-miler. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .

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