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Most people would not consider eating 7 to 8 meals a day, especially meals that don’t contain their favorite sweets, but for Mica DeWitt, 25, and Kayla Wilson, 23, it’s part of their mission.
Building the body beautiful 032711 NEIGHBORS 1 JUNEAU EMPIRE Most people would not consider eating 7 to 8 meals a day, especially meals that don’t contain their favorite sweets, but for Mica DeWitt, 25, and Kayla Wilson, 23, it’s part of their mission.

KLAS STOLPE / JUNEAU EMPIRE / Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

Mica DeWill and Kayla Wilson, shown in the Alaska Club at the Juneau Racquet Club's Mendenhall Valley location, are getting "pumped up" for two upcoming National Physique Committee fitness and bodybuilding contests in April.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Story last updated at 3/26/2011 - 9:39 pm

Building the body beautiful
Local women in training for national fitness competitions

Most people would not consider eating 7 to 8 meals a day, especially meals that don’t contain their favorite sweets, but for Mica DeWitt, 25, and Kayla Wilson, 23, it’s part of their mission.

“We have no say in what we eat,” DeWitt said. “We are training for the NPC and we have a nutritionist.”

The NPC, or National Physique Committee, is the organizing group behind most fitness and body building competitions in the United States.

DeWitt and Wilson will be entering their first competition in the NPC at the Vancouver USA Natural Bodybuilding Championships and Tanji Johnson Fitness, Figure and Bikini Classic at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Wash. on April 2.

Two weeks later, they will compete in the Emerald Cup Bodybuilding contest at Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Wash., on April 16.

Divisions in the contests include bikini, figure, fitness, and body building. The duo will compete in the bikini competition as it is their first contest.

DeWitt , a 2003 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and former cheerleader, has been training on and off for nine years. Wilson is a 2005 JDHS graduate and former high school volleyball player from Idaho.

Both have been training for the NPC since November. They began with six days a week and now are in the gym daily with both weight and cardio training. Weight training is usually an hour-long regime and cardio is over 45 minutes restricted to StairMaster machines and bikes.

“We eat from when we get up to right before bed,” DeWitt said. “It’s not calorie restrictive. He knows macronutrients and feeds us well. We are not starving and we are eating a wide range of foods.”

Their nutritionist is Reuben Sandoval of “Fit To Be In Your Kitchen” fame from Sedona, Ariz. He has the pair each eating up to 2,000 calories daily, comparatively not an enormous amount for male body shapers but seemingly large for these mothers with small children.

“We want our pre-mother bodies back,” both said in unison.

The multiple meals are actually designed to keep their metabolism “revved” up to burn fat calories while building lean muscle.

“The driving force for us, really, is that we want to be positive role models for our children,” DeWitt said.

• Contact Klas Stolpe at 523-2263 or klas.stolpe@juneauempire.com.