Posted on May 03 2016
Our Collective Status Owner, Benjamin Steiner, prepped for his first-ever fitness competition
in support of his love and IG famous girlfriend, Jasmin Mercedes. He found that in the
process, he personally got very motivated to compete. Dieting is a BIG part of the overall final
result in preparing for the event, so that was a big challenge to overcome in addition to
rigorous hours in the gym, but overall, Jasmin placed 1st in the Figure Open Class B and Novice
categories and Benjamin placed 2nd in the Novice Physique category! All thanks to Coach
Hixson, who provided the guidance and training in a step-by step approach, and moral support.
"I couldn't have done it without him."
The competition inspired Benjamin to begin carrying athletic gear in the near future, so be
on the lookout!
A good friend, Radio Raheem came out to show love! Thank you, Radio for the fun times
together and celebratory dinner!
Jasmin and Benjamin - after the wins!
Benjamin and Mom, Susie Caraway, showing her love and support! Susie is the Operations
Manager for Collective Status Boutique.
"All thanks to @mealpronick for all of the amazing meal prep food and encouragement.
Thanks to @flexxybrown, my posing coach, and thanks to @radiosworld and @susie4umktg
and @sheisbella for coming and supporting at the show. Lastly, thanks to all of my friends
and family who continue to support me with support and words of encouragement."
Coach Hixson: @coach_hixson
Benjamin Steiner: @benjaminsdaily
Jasmin Mercedes: @thejasminmercedes
Radio Raheem: @radiosworld