Hi, I am

Dena Anne Weiner

Physical Stats

Height:

5'6

Height:

5'6

Hair:

Blonde

Eyes:

Hazel

Stats:

34-25-32

Shoe:

7.5

Location:

Orange County, California

My Story

The beginning

The way my mother tells the story, from the moment I was born in Los Angeles, she knew I was going to be a fierce little competitor.  Put me on the floor with other babies and I could crawl faster, stand up longer and cry louder, alas her dainty little girl was destined to be a “Jock!  By age 4 I was ice skating and skiing; at 7, I was at the YMCA taking gymnastics, my “tomboy years”, included football and soccer with my brother.  It didn’t matter what the sport was – you would always find me in the middle of it, heading for the lead.

At 15, we moved to Orange County where I was on the USA Jr. Elite National Gymnastics Team,  training 4 to 6 hours a day for the ultimate goal of competing at the 1980 Olympics.

Broken Dreams

Unfortunately, President Jimmy Carter boycotted the USA team from participating in the Olympics that year.  Disappointed but undaunted, I moved forward and that very same year, I was thrilled to receive athletic scholarships to numerous colleges around the country.  I opted to attend UCLA for their great gymnastics team and coaches. Nicknamed “Tiger Geiger” by my teammates, I was enjoying gymnastics and everything associated with college life. By my senior year, I had grown 7 inches and blew my knee out while competing.

Marriage and Kids

I transferred to SDSU in San Diego to pursue a Business Degree in Marketing where, at age 19, I fell madly in love with my boyfriend, KR, and we’ve been together ever since!

After graduating college I started my career in the Mortgage Banking Industry while KR headed back East to attend Aviation Officers and Naval Jet Flight Training Schools. After KR graduated he was assigned to fly jets in San Diego. He looked so great in that uniform, I wasn’t about to let him get away!  We were married in July 1988 and over the next 3 ½ years I gave birth to our 3 sons. (We just celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary – still madly in love and going strong!)

In the early 90’s pursuing my version of the American Dream, I decided to stop working for others and started my own company in the Mortgage Industry.

Tiger Geiger's Comeback

Then, in 1994, at age 32, I attended a gymnastics reunion where my old teammates dared “Tiger Geiger” to compete in an upcoming fitness show.  Would I do it?  Could I do it? Here I was in my 30’s with 3 small babies at home (when most people set aside the dreams of their youth to follow more traditional roles).  I have to admit, after giving birth to 3 babies, virtually one right after the other; I was a little out of shape.  This challenge would give me the opportunity to get back in shape and compete again, which I greatly missed.  So, parroting a great line from an old war movie I said, “Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!”  I knew I would have to rely on the talent and knowledge I had gained from my previous 14 years of intense gymnastics training and nutritional practices if I was going to be ready to compete in a fitness show.  I thought, it really couldn’t be that different from all the other competitions I participated in – Oh Boy was I wrong!

A Lesson Well Learned

I will never forget that first show - What a humbling experience! The Galaxy Fitness Show was held in Florida, January 1995.  I arrived at the show thinking I was prepared and ready to win.  As soon as I walked through the door, I knew I was in trouble.  Although it was the middle of winter, beautiful women with impeccable make-up and great tans, were wearing custom bathing suits that highlighted every curve of their body and extremely high heals that accentuated and elongated their legs providing each woman with a leaner, toned on-stage presentation.  I stood beside them, white as a ghost (Tanning products - Never heard of them!)  At 5’6 in flat shoes with my hair in a ponytail and absolutely no make-up on, I must have looked like a little girl.  Adding insult to injury, I was wearing my favorite bathing suit, one that made me look really HOT – or so I thought!  Yikes, I just had a crash course in “Preparation PLUS Presentation make a Lasting Impression on Stage” A Lesson WELL Learned!

To the Present

Fast forward 16 years.  As of today I have competed in 85 fitness and figure shows worldwide under 14 different affiliations and the majority of my National and International Titles were won in my 40’s!  In November 2005, at age 43, I was the oldest woman to ever win the Fitness America Pageant. Another fitness affiliation I participate in,   Ms Fitness recommended me to the producers of an ABC reality TV show called “Wife Swap” I found this experience to be extremely rewarding.  Through the implementation of health, fitness and nutritional programs, combined with positive attitude and mental toughness I was able to help transform an entire family’s lifestyle.  Since the show first aired and even today as it is seen in reruns around the world, I continue to receive letters from viewers asking for advice and assistance in creating a healthier lifestyle for their families.    

Throughout my experiences I’ve learned that “you’re never too old AND it’s never too late to achieve the Ultimate Fit Life!

Education

Education Level / Academic Achievments

Graduated from Mission Viejo High School top 10 in my class. GPA 3.76. I was awarded an athletic scholarship to UCLA for gymnastics. I then transferred to SDSU to pursue my Business Marketing degree. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration Marketing.

Mortgage and Fitness

I have owned my own Mortgage Banking Corporation since 1991. I hold a California Real Estate License and a NMLS Morgage banking lic.ense. I am a Loan officer and processing consultant.

I have finished and received my personal training certification: FITA Fitness, INC. 500 hours of Fitness Certifications: personal Training, Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology and Practical Application Academy.

American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal training program.

Website:

Email:

Training History

years in training

All my life in sports.

years competing

1995 to Current:
85 fitness shows and figure shows.
Competitions and Guest appearances.

why did i start training

I have been a competitive athlete all my life. It is a way of life, a life style for my entire family. I am a role model for my children. Stay active and stay healthy, no matter what age you are. I motivate and encourage people that I come in contact with about the importance of being healthy and fit in body, mind and spirit!!!

Accolades

1976

National ranked gymnast
1976 to 1979

1977

USA Gymnastics Jr. Elite Nat. Team
Member.(Till 1979)

California state gymnastics champion

USA Gymnastics Jr. Elite national Team member

1978

USA Gymnastics Jr. Elite national Team member

2nd Place Jr. Elite USA Gymnastics Nationals.

1980

1980 to 1985 Gymnastics athletic
scholarship to UCLA  and
San Diego State University.

1995

1st place Ms. Fitness California

1996

1st place Ms. Fitness Pacific Coast

1st place Ms. Fitness Grand Prix

ESPN 11 Fitness America Series (96, 97, 98, 00 and 02)

Ms. Fitness USA Finals
(96, 98, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08)

1st place Ms. Fitness West Coast

Ms. Galaxy Obstacle Course competition
(96, 97 & 98)

Fitness America Pageants
(96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 02, 04, 05)

1998

8th Place Ms. Fitness USA Finals

2nd place Ms. Fitness National

1999

6th place NPC Fitness USA

3rd place Natural Olympia

4th place NPC Fitness Nationals

2002

1st place Ms. Fitness Universe

2003

1st place Ms. Fitness San Diego

11th place Ms. Fitness World Championships

1st Place Natural Fitness Olympia in New Zealand

6th place Ms. Fitness USA Finals

1st Place Ms. Figure at World Cup in Australia

3rd place Natural Figure Olympia in New Zealand

2004

1st place Ms. Fitness San Diego

1st Place Fitness routine round
Ms. Fitness USA

1st Place Natural Fitness Olympia

9th place Fitness America Pageant

11th place Ms. Fitness USA Finals

1st place Super Bowl of Figure

1st place Natural Fitness Universe

2005

14th place Ms. Fitness USA Finals

Fitness America Pageant 2005:

1st Place Winner!!!

1st place Ms. Fitness Nevada

3rd place Ms. Fitness Universe

Excalibur NPC open 2005:

3rd Place Open Figure Tall

2006

OCB Pro-Amateur Spring Nationals 2006:

1st place Masters Figure /
2nd place open figure

Muscle Beach Classic 2006:

1st place Master's Figure /
2nd place Open Figure Muscle

Team USA 2006:

1st place Open Figure /
Guest appearance Paris Fitness

Natural Universe 2006:

1st place Master's Figure /
2nd place Open Figure Over all

Musclemania 2006:

Opening number, guest appearance /
2nd place figure tall

NPC California 2006:

5th place Open Figure - Tall Class

San Diego Natural Classic 2006:

1st place Open Figure

OCB Yorkton Cup 111 Nationals 2006:

3rd place Master's and Open Figure

Classic Bikini America 2006:

5th place

2007

Ironman NPC Fittest Couple 2007

2nd place with pairs fitness partner
Rado Pagacs

Muscle Beach Int. Classic Memorial Day 2007

1st place Master's Figure /
2nd place Medium Class

NPC-NPC Masters Nationals 2007

10th place 45 and over Figure Class

Triple A Aerobics and Fitness Championships

1st place Pairs Fitness

Team USA 2007

1st place Gold Medal in Fitness

Triple A Aerobics and Fitness Universe

1st place Open Figure

Classic Bikini America 2007

3rd place Open Figure

Natural Universe 2007

1st place over all
Pairs - Fitness / Bodybuilding with
Rado Pagacs

Fas Net Barton's Show 2007

1st Place overall figure / guest appearance Pairs Fitness

Muscle Beach 4th of July 2007

1st Place in Masters Figure / 1
1st Place in Medium Open figure

Muscle Beach Classic Labor Day 2007

1st Place Pairs Bodybuilding /
2nd place in Masters and Open Figure

Titas FAME Hollywood Show

Guest appearance in Pairs Fitness /
1st place in Fitness

Natural Universe 2007

2nd place Open Figure &
2nd place Open Physique

Classic Bikini America 2007:

5th place

2008

Clash of the Female Titan

Overall winner - figure and model

FAME World Championships in Toronto, Canada

4th place in PRO Fitness & PRO Figure

Muscle Mania Championship 2008/11

Guest appearance - Open number for Paris fitness routine

INBA/NBA Fitness & Bodybuilding Hall of Fame 2008/11

Inducted to Hall of Fame

Natural Olympia in Thessaloniki, Greece

1st place

NPC National Qualifier 2008/10

Guest appearance with Rado - Pairs Fitness

LA Fitexpo, Fittest Couple Contest

1st place, cash prize, and interview

Clark Barton's Fas Net Fitness and Model Show

1st Place overall Fitness winner

Ms. Fitness USA 2008/9

Finals 12th place Open - Reno, Nevada

Masters Bikini American 2008/11

1st place

INBA Natural Olympia 2008/11

2nd place Figure

Natural Olympia in Thessaloniki, Greece

1st place pairs bodybuilding / fitness

2009

Toronto Canada for Neutron Pro/Am International for Fitness October

PRO AM International in Toronto, Canada

1st place winner!!!

Classic Fitness America

2nd place Masters Figure

Labor Day Muscle Beach Classic 2009

1st place pairs fitness with Rado

Classic Fitness America Las Vegas, Nevada

4th place Classic Fitness America

Toronto Canada/America Nuetron Show

1st place International Fitness

2012

Fitness America Guest Appearance

September 30, 2012

Open Swing Championships - Theatrical Cabaret

November 25, 2012

Holiday Classic - Pro-Am Theater Arts

Las Vegas, Nevada
December 7, 2012

California Classic - Pro- Am Cabaret Theater Arts

Newport Beach, CA
January 19, 2012

Londance Show Guest Appearance

December 1, 2012

Hollywood Dancesport Pro-Am Theater Arts

November 1, 2012

2013

Florida Superstars Dancesport

St. Petersburg, Florida
February 16, 2013

Arnold Classic Ballroom Dancesport Solo Division - 1st Place

Columbus, Ohio
March 2, 2013

Londance presents, "Hollywood Movies" - Guest Appearance

June 1, 2013

Millennium Dancesport Pro-Am Cabaret Theater Arts

Tampa, Florida
June, 2013

International Grand Ball: Solo Division
3rd Place

San Francisco, CA
July 27, 2013

National Triple Aerobic and Fitness Show - Guest Appearance

Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA
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November 16, 2013

Orange County Dancesport Challenge Pro-Am Theater Arts

Irvine, CA
October 13, 2013

Orange County Dancesport Challenge Pro-Am Theater Arts

Burbank, CA
December 1, 2013

Holiday Classic Pro-Am Theater Arts

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‍December 14, 2013

LA Fit Expo Guest Appearance
Fit Girlwear Fashion Show

Los Angeles Convention Center
January 19, 2013

Fitness America Regional Competition - Guest Appearance

Orange County, CA
March 28, 2013

Lauren Powers Classic: Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Competition - Guest Appearance

Cooks Corner Trabuco Canyon, California
June 15, 2013

Desert Classic Dancesport Pro-Am Theater Arts

Desert Springs, CA
June 13, 2013

USDC Dancesport Championships Pro-Am USA Theater Arts - 6th Place

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September 5, 2013

Ohio Star Ball Pro-Am World Champions
1st Place

Columbus, Ohio
November 23, 2013

Hollywood Dancesport Halloween Party - Guest Appearance1st Place

October 31, 2013

Londance Presents "Radio City Show" - Guest Appearance

December 6, 2013

2014

Great Gatsby Birthday Party - Guest Appearance

San Diego, CA
January 17, 2014

Arnold Classic Ballroom Dancesport - Solo Division
1st Place

Columbus, Ohio
March 1, 2014

PROFESSIONAL DEBUT in Cabaret Theater Arts Ballroom Dancing

July 5, 2014

Desert Classic Professional Cabaret Theater Arts
1st Place

Indian Wells, CA
July 11, 2014

Orange County Fit Expo - Guest Appearance
Received
"Professional Legends in Fitness Achievement Award"

Newport Beach, CA
August 23, 2014

USDC World Championships Professional Cabaret Theater Arts
7th Place

Orlando, Florida
September 6, 2014

2 Year Anniversary of Competing in Cabaret Theater Arts Ballroom Dancing at Hollywood Dancesport Championships in Professional Cabaret Theater Arts
3rd Place

Los Angeles, CA
November 1, 2014

Ohio Star Ball Professional Cabaret Theater Arts

Columbus, OH
November 21, 2014

California Star Ball Pro-Am Cabaret Theater Arts

Los Angeles, CA
November 30, 2014

Londance Presents RED Theme - Guest Appearance

December 7, 2014

LA Fit Expo - Guest Appearance

Los Angeles Convention Center
January 25, 2014

Londance Presents, "25th Anniversary of Existence"

February 22, 2014

Londance Presents, "Show Time" - Guest Appearance

Laguna Woods, CA
June 1, 2014

Manhattan Dancesport Championships Professional Cabaret Theater Arts
6th Place

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July 5, 2014

Nevada Ball Dancesport Professional Cabaret Theater Arts
3rd Place

Las Vegas, Nevada
August 16, 2014

Embassy Ballroom Dancesport Championships

Irvine, CA
August 29, 2014

LA Fit Expo - Guest Appearance

Los Angeles Convention Center
January 25, 2014

Lauren Powers Fitness Competition - Guest Appearance
Routine to the song, "Selfie"

Oceanside, CA
October 5, 2014

Completed 8 hour certification for teaching LABlast - Louis Van Amstel's version of ballroom dancing with aerobics

Trabuco Canyon, CA
October 12, 2014

Lauren Powers Fitness, Bikini & Bodybuilding Show / Competition - Guest Appearance

Trabuco Canyon, CA
October 12, 2014

California Star Ball Professional Cabaret Theater Arts
2nd Place

November 28, 2014

2015

Lauren Powers Fitness and Bikini Competition - Guest Appearance

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April 4, 2015

Emerald Ball Professional Cabaret Theater Arts
4th Place

Emerald Ball, LAX
May 2, 2015

Desert Classic Championships - Our one year anniversary competing in Professional Cabaret Theater Arts Ballroom Dancing
1st Place

Palm Desert, CA
‍July 10, 2015

Lauren Powers Fitness Bodybuilding and Bikini Competition - Guest Appearance

Corona, CA
July 19, 2015

Guest Appearance for a memorial and remembrance of all children lost due to drug overdose and suicide

Orange County, CA
August, 2015

Holiday Classic Professional Cabaret Theater Arts Ballroom

Las Vegas, Nevada
December, 2015

Americas Got Talent, NBC TV Audition - VIP Audition

Los Angeles Convention Center
February 14, 2015

Americas Got Talent Interviews and Audition in Front of Judges Howie, Howard, Heidi, and Mel B.

Kodak Theater, Hollywood, CA
April 10, 2015

We were invited 1 of 8 couples representing the Exhibition category of Ballroom Dance from all over the world to compete. This is an invite only for Professional Cabaret Theater Arts – they call it Exhibition category. – We were the new kids on the block but the oldest in age by as many as 30 years older…!!!

Blackpool, England
May 28, 2015

Nevada Ballroom Championships Professional Cabaret Theater Arts
3rd Place

Las Vegas, Nevada
August, 2015

USDC - World Championships
10th Place

Orland, Florida
September, 2015

2016

Vegas Open PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
3rd Place

Las Vegas, Nevada
March 4, 2016

Emerald Ball PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
4th Place

Los Angeles, CA
‍April 29, 2016

OC Amateur Elite Body Building and Fitness Competition - Guest Appearance

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United States Dance World Championship for PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
Finalist

Orlando, Florida
September, 2016

Ivan Berkovic and I ended our dance partnership

April 1, 2012 - October 2, 2016

California Open PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
4th Place

Irvine, CA
February 12, 2016

Beach Bash Ballroom Dancesport PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
4th Place

San Diego, CA
April 9, 2016

Londance Presents Showcase - Guest Appearance

June 4, 2016

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Las Vegas, Nevada
August 20, 2016

Cancer Black Tie Fundraiser Dance Untied - Guest Appearance

October 2, 2016

2017

Acro Yoga - Guest Appearance

Pasadena, CA
February 10, 2017

Emerald Ball - First competition together with new partner
6th Place

Los Angeles, CA
May 6, 2017

Desert Classic Ballroom Dancesport PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
1st Place

Palm Springs, CA
July 7, 2017

Nevada Ball PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
2nd Place

Las Vegas, Nevada
August 18, 2017

US Open Swing Championship PRO Showdance
‍5 Place

Burbank, CA
November 26, 2017

Nathan Brouwer and I started dancing together

January 1, 2017 - Present

Lauren Powers Fitness and Bodybuilding Competition - Guest Appearance

March 25, 2017

Great Gatsby Gala Dancesport PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
2nd Place

June 10, 2017

International Grand Ball PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
1st Place

San Francisco, CA
July 7, 2017

Hollywood Dancesport PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
4th Place

Las Vegas, Nevada
November 4, 2017

California Star Ball PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
2nd Place

Los Angeles, CA
November 24, 2017

Holiday Classic Dancesport Championship PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
‍2nd Place

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December 9, 2017

2018

Emerald Ball - LAX PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
6th Place

May 4, 2018

Desert Classic Ballroom Dancesport PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
1st Place

Palm Desert, CA
July 14, 2018

Nevada Open Ballroom Dancesport PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
2nd Place

Las Vegas, Nevada
August 18, 2018

USDC World Championships PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
‍9 Place

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September 8, 2018

Londance Showcase Kurious Circus De Solie Dance Routine - Guest Appearance

January 13, 2018

Great Gatsby PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
3rd Place

June 9, 2018

Can-AM PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
‍4 Place

Toronto, Canada
July 22, 2018

USA's at USDC PRO Cabaret Theater Arts
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Orlando, Florida
September 5, 2018

Elite Dancesport PRO Showdance
1st Place

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October 13, 2018

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