The 2010 Fitness Olympia will be significantly different. There will be a few names missing from the usual top five. One of the top contenders will be sitting out this yearâ€™s event but with good reason. Julie Palmer is expecting her first child and will have to obviously pass on this yearâ€™s event. Does this mean weâ€™ve seen Julie on stage for the last time?
Julie Palmer has solidified herself as a top contender in any show she enters. She took home top honors at the Phoenix Pro show and was the runner-up at the 2010 Fitness International. She had her sights set on the Olympia title but that will have to wait a bit.
I caught up with the new momma-to-be to find out her thoughts. Julie shared, â€œBoth Mike and I are very excited that we have been blessed. I am due in January and hoping to be back on stage by next August for the Europa and qualify for the 2011 Olympia after the baby. Fitness means a lot and I have no desire to step away from the sport after the baby. I look forward to cheering on all the ladies this year at the Olympia and of course the Arnold next year.â€�