Next move – body fitness?
Domini Alleyne says there is every chance she will not return to the stage in bikini fitness competition where she has dominated in 2014 with triumphs at the national championships and the Darcy Beckles Invitational Classic.
“My ultimate goal is to win a pro card but there is a possibility that I might not be coming back as a bikini fitness competitor because my body is going in a different direction.
“I may be switching to body fitness but I am not quite sure just yet. I will have to think long and hard before I come to a final decision. One thing for sure, the plan is to get a pro card for Barbados,” she said.
Alleyne, 29, a medical personal assistant, told MIDWEEK SPORT she had a chat with four-time Arnold Classic winner Dexter “The Blade” Jackson, and is hoping to join Team Blade.
“It would be great if I could hook up with his team. It would be special as a Barbadian athlete to join an overseas team of that calibre. It would be fantastic if that works out.
“Rihanna is doing her thing in the music industry and it would be great if someone from here can push health and fitness in such a way,” she said.
Guyana-born Alleyne was happy to end the season on a high note.
“It has been a great year. I started with the Bridgetown contest and then went onto the Nationals where I won the overall bikini fitness title.
“I had bit of a blip at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships so it is good to come back strong. I have enjoyed every moment of this season,” she said.
That blip at the recent CAC Championships in St Maarten, was when she was not her best and had to settle for second spot in her division.
Over the weekend at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre she brought poise, style and the best shaped legs in the competition for an emphatic victory to erase the memories of CAC.
Shakira Doughlin who didn’t make the top six at the CAC, bounced back to take a solid second place on Saturday night ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Abeni Procope. Rhadika Yearwood took fourth place with promising teenager Macara Thronhill, who has made steady improvement over the past few months, completing the top five.
The bikini fitness contest was slightly devalued with the absence of Nationals divisional winner Lana Richards and Caribbean class champions Natalie Webb and Melissa Burrowes.
Soweto Hoyte, Vickie-Ann Hope and LeDonna Crawford, all of whom made some impact at the nationals, were also missing in action.