Featured Athlete: IFBB Pro Alexis "FREAKIN RICAN" Rivera


From Bodyboarding to Bodybuilding, get to know a little more about this athlete who puts God and family first.


  • Full Name: Alexis Rivera Rolon
  • Age: 35
  • DOB: 08/12/1981
  • Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Current residence: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Getting to Know Alexis:

What are your current (and past if you want to include) sports/hobbies?

Currently my sport is bodybuilding. Prior to this sport, my hobby and passion was bodyboarding. I’m sure that someday, once I retire from bodybuilding, I'll return to bodyboarding.

What is your biggest recent accomplishment? What does it mean to you?

My most recent achievement this year was competing amongst Olympian athletes and being compared against them by the judges. It was my first year competing as a PRO and I was only one place away from qualifying to the Mr. Olympia! In addition, I obtained a second place finish at the Tampa Pro!

What are your top 3 goals for the future?

  1. Ensure that my sons become fine men, professionals, and never diverge from God!
  2. Qualify for the IFBB Mr. Olympia!
  3. Maintain a united and happy family; just the way my parents taught me!

What is something that people don't know about you?

Bodybuilding did not used to be my passion; my passion was to surf, but due to a lesion that I developed, the doctor recommended that I exercise my shoulder with weights. This is how I discovered my good genetics for bodybuilding and my love for this sport has only grown since that day. The rest is history!

What is your favorite food?

My favorite meal is a good skirt steak with pasta and a triple chocolate dessert.

What is your favorite supplement? Why?

My favorite supplement is the . I have had great results, which gives me the assurance that the quality of their protein is top notch… and their flavors taste the best!

What is your favorite quote?

"The sacrifice is temporary but victory is eternal."

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