Cover image captured by renowned photographer Michael Brooks during the weekend of the 2020 IPL Arizona contest, held on October 3rd in Phoenix Arizona. At this contest Marissa placed 1st in Women’s Athletic Open and earned her IPL Pro Card. Then went on to make her Women’s Athletic Pro debut at this contest, placing 3rd. She also placed 1st in Bikini Novice, 3rd in Bikini Open and 1st in Women’s Athletic Novice. This contest marked Marissa’s return to the IPL stage after a four-year hiatus.

“Speechless! My heart is overflowing with so much love and gratitude for the opportunity to be featured on the cover of this magazine. This is just a result of unwavering perseverance, unconditional self-love through the highs and lows and choosing to show up for yourself, no matter what. Thank you to the IPL for creating the space to allow others to authentically and naturally show up for themselves and their passion for fitness.“- IPL Women’s Athletic Pro, Marissa Burns

The International Physique League is a competitive fitness federation celebrating top “Natural”/drug-tested physiques from around the Globe! The IPL offers 7 divisions of competition including Bodybuilding, Figure, Athletic, Sports Model, Bikini, & Fitness Angels and Evening Gown.

The IPL also offers “Exhibition Divisions” which do not have a Professional level. These divisions include Women’s Bikini Mammas, Men’s Beach Body, Inspiration Transformation, Women’s Themewear & Kids Fitness.

The IPL maintains the “sport feel” of Physique Competition and we will never veer away from that. We are a sport league and will maintain the integrity and spirit of competitive sporting events. TheIPL is not a “Pageant-style” federation. We are also not a bare-bones, nitty gritty operation either. That being said, we do like a little flash and flair and as part of a media company we are looking to create and promote ambassadors who represent true health and fitness.

The IPL is wholly owned by MiBoLife Publishing, the leader in publicity, news, and media for drug-tested Physique Competition.  IPL athletes, contests, and events are featured in the following magazine publications: NATURALMAG, NATURAL BIKINI, NATURAL GAINZ, VIGOROUS, SEAM & ATHLETIC. Six magazines. Tons of potential cover models and countless articles, features, and spreadsMichael Brooks Photography is always on site capturing the incredible energy and excitement, and looking for the next superstars.

MiBoLife Publishing and the IPL have adjusted Physique Competition for more mainstream appeal. We have severed the sport’s connection with the negative stigmas that have given “Bodybuilding” a bad name for decades. And, we have positioned the sport to attract major sponsors and endorsements, as well as have Olympic games potential.