janet layug wearing a blue bikini

Janet Layug

IFBB Professional Bikini Competitor, Fitness Model, Sponsored Athlete

Janet Layug is an IFBB professional Bikini competitor, fitness model, and sponsored athlete from Florida, U.S.A. She rose to prominence in the fitness world, after she claimed a 1st place spot at the 2013 NPC National Championships.

This win gave her a Pro Card, and since then, she has won 4 more professional competitions. On the back of these victories, she managed to attract international attention, finding work with several high-profile industry brands.

Fast forward to today, and Janet manages to juggle her photo shoots, interviews, competition training and meal preparation with her family life. She is always looking towards her next competition season, and truly loves the sport she’s a part of.


janet layug competing back and front

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Janet Layug
125 - 135lbs (56.7 - 61.2kg)5'8" (172.5cm)AmericanIFBB Professional Bikini Competitor, Fitness Model, Sponsored Athlete
Weight125 - 135lbs (56.7 - 61.2kg)
Height5'8" (172.5cm)
ProfessionIFBB Professional Bikini Competitor, Fitness Model, Sponsored Athlete


janet layug competing




janet layug coming out of swimming pool


Glutes Focused

Janet says that her “favorite exercises to do at the gym are glute exercises.” She loves to complete lunges, leg presses, as well as squats. When she wants to use alternate leg exercise in the gym, she incorporates cable kick-backs along with barbell hip-thrusts.


For her cardio workouts, Janet likes to choose from a variety of options including High Intensity Interval Training, outdoor sports such as hiking, and playing tennis. She loves cardio as it can often be a time for her to relax and plan her next weeks workout.


janet layug holding two plates in her hands


Healthy Eating

Janet eats a very healthy diet and tries to consume 5-6 meals a day. She keeps a track of her macronutrients, and makes sure she hits her targets for each day.

Her protein is always sources from lean meats such as turkey, chicken, and fish. Her carbs are from healthy sources such as brown rice. When it comes to vegetables, she says that she “loves the green options” such as broccoli and spinach.

Prepares Meals In Advance

In terms of meal preparation, Janet tries to cook her meals a day in advance of eating them. She stores her meals in small boxes in her fridge and then takes them with her wherever she goes.

Through doing this, Janet says she can take away the stress of having to come home from working out, tired, and preparing a meal from scratch.

She also knows exactly what nutritional content each meal contains this way.


janet layug in the pool with a black bikini

What we can learn from Janet Layug

Janet has displayed how it is possible to balance the family life with the fitness life. She is an IFBB pro who has achieved a number of victories and gathered international attention. But, she still makes time for her children and husband.

This may be inspiration for other mothers out there. If you are finding it hard to make it to the gym, it may be useful to make more time where you can to workout, as this will benefit all areas of your life – just like Janet Layug.

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Janet is amazing! She is the best and is very very gorgeous and has won so many 1st’s in Bikini competitions. She also won the 2019 Japan Pro Bikini, Asia Grand Prix Pro Bikini and Arnold Classic Australia Bikini, and the 2019 Bikini International! She just wins!

Janet is a great role model for girls and young women. Intensely motivated to be the best that she can be. Very kind and family-oriented. She and her family welcomed my granddaughter and me into their home, couldn’t be more gracious. Proud to know her.

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