Stats & Info


Off-Season: 105
Contest: 97

Height: 4’11 3/4

Current Residency: San Diego, CA

Years Competing: 9 Years

Favorite Exercise: Squats & Lunges

Contest History:

  • 2012 IFBB Pro California Championships: 4th
  • 2011 IFBB California Pro: 6th
  • 2011 IFBB Border States: 6th
  • 2010 IFBB California Pro: 4th
  • 2009 Europa Dallas: 3rd place *qualified for Olympia
  • 2009 IFBB Pro Houston: 3rd *qualified for the Olympia
  • 2009 IFBB Ms Olympia: 15th
  • 2007 IFBB Ms Olympia: 18th
  • 2007 Figure National Championships: 2nd *EARNED PRO CARD

Professional Info:

  • I work as a Prep coach ( hands on training; pre contest stuff; posing) for bikini and figure and few physique competitors
  • I do Online Coaching as well.
  • I am an IFBB PRO FIGURE from 2007 to Present


Who Am I: I am Filipina; so I am raise strict Catholic and just in a very strict household; I am a mom and I was a single mom for a long time before Pete Ciccone IFBB PRO BB and I got together in May 2006. So as a single mom I had to be a dad and a mom to my child; I worked very hard and never depended on anyone. I started training and building my training business in 2006 here at Worlds GYM SD and now I help all women attain their personal best on their fitness. I help women build shape by building muscles; educate them in proper eating; taking care of them selves; I help women be proud of their bodies they create by being healthy; fit and strong. This is how we got the concept of sexy-strong!

Meriza has been actively working with both men and women for the past 10 years as a professional trainer. She has certifications from 3 organizations, ACE, Cooper’s Institute and AAFA, and has received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University. As a professional, Meriza has trained literally 100′s of individuals seeking to improve their health, along the entire spectrum of experience and fitness level. She has helped overweight people achieve dramatic weight loss, and has helped national and professional level competitors reach their own highest level of performance. Meriza specializes in managing the fitness path of the female athlete.

Meriza is the most-popular presentation and posing coach in the Southern California region. She regularly holds posing and presentation clinics during the course of the competitive season, for both Figure and Bikini competitors. Her clinics, Meriza’s Art of Figure Posing & Presentation Clinics, are the most well-attended instructional events in Figure.

An athlete competing at the highest level herself, Meriza belongs to the IFBB pro league. She earned profesional status in 2008, and has competed among the highest level of athletes at the prestigious Ms. Olympia competition in both 2007 and 2009. She has competed in over 35 professional and amateur shows, placing in the top 5 in nearly every show she’s entered.

Meriza’s experience as both an athlete and a professional trainer are unparalleled in the region and the industry today. She has worked directly with many of the industry’s top athletes as coach and mentor, helping females of all experience levels bring their own “perfect physique” to the contest stage. Whether your goal is to get into shape for the summer, the upcoming class reunion, or the top levels of competition, Meriza’s knowledge and experience are rivaled by few, and her commitment to the success of her clients is beyond compare.