Aili Hammersmith   Hi my name is Aili Hammersmith, owner of Wicked Tan! I got into bodybuilding after running 3 half marathons and needed a new challenge. I won my first figure show in 2011 at the Northern States Natural Classic in Elk River. I have competed 3 times since then, 1 show in figure and 2 shows in bikini. I had the opportunity to start my own tanning business in 2014, working closely with show promoters who supported me in my venture and have continued to support me as I have grown. Starting off with 4 shows as exclusive tanner, we have grown to become the exclusive tanning AND hair and makeup sponsors for 13 shows in MN, WI, NE, SD, and IL! I could not be more excited about this growth! I cannot thank the show promoters, athletes, my staff and friends and family for their continued support as well. The girls that work for me have all competed, so they know what’s important and understand exactly what people are going through. While the bulk of my business is centered around bodybuilding competitors, we also do tanning for weight loss challenges, weddings, proms, cheer teams, special events and everyday tanning. I live in Plymouth with my 2 kids, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue guinea pigs. I love going to the gym, concerts, movies, binge watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends! Follow me on IG@getwickedtan

Aili Hammersmith

Hi my name is Aili Hammersmith, owner of Wicked Tan! I got into bodybuilding after running 3 half marathons and needed a new challenge. I won my first figure show in 2011 at the Northern States Natural Classic in Elk River. I have competed 3 times since then, 1 show in figure and 2 shows in bikini. I had the opportunity to start my own tanning business in 2014, working closely with show promoters who supported me in my venture and have continued to support me as I have grown. Starting off with 4 shows as exclusive tanner, we have grown to become the exclusive tanning AND hair and makeup sponsors for 13 shows in MN, WI, NE, SD, and IL! I could not be more excited about this growth! I cannot thank the show promoters, athletes, my staff and friends and family for their continued support as well. The girls that work for me have all competed, so they know what’s important and understand exactly what people are going through. While the bulk of my business is centered around bodybuilding competitors, we also do tanning for weight loss challenges, weddings, proms, cheer teams, special events and everyday tanning. I live in Plymouth with my 2 kids, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue guinea pigs. I love going to the gym, concerts, movies, binge watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends! Follow me on IG@getwickedtan

  Melissa Kunkel   My name is Melissa and I run the Wicked Tan Duluth location. I met Aili in the 2014 competition season and we instantly became friend and have been spraying for Aili with Wicked Tan since then. I have competed in both the Iron Viking in Duluth and Minnesota State. Aside from working for Wicked Tan, I work full time at a prison in Duluth, let’s put all these hard trained muscles to work right! I have two daughters, Makayla and Addyson, who keep me running and I love every minute of it! These days I am more focused on living a healthy lifestyle, staying active and continuing to lift. I am unsure about future competition plans at this time, but I still love the sport so having Wicked Tan in my life feels more like a hobby I enjoy than a job. So follow/contact me on IG @wicked_tan_duluth  I offer everyday tans in the Duluth area for weddings, vacations, special events or just your everyday gorgeous glow! You can contact me through the Wicked Tan Duluth Facebook page or call 218-390-0401 

Melissa Kunkel

My name is Melissa and I run the Wicked Tan Duluth location. I met Aili in the 2014 competition season and we instantly became friend and have been spraying for Aili with Wicked Tan since then. I have competed in both the Iron Viking in Duluth and Minnesota State. Aside from working for Wicked Tan, I work full time at a prison in Duluth, let’s put all these hard trained muscles to work right! I have two daughters, Makayla and Addyson, who keep me running and I love every minute of it! These days I am more focused on living a healthy lifestyle, staying active and continuing to lift. I am unsure about future competition plans at this time, but I still love the sport so having Wicked Tan in my life feels more like a hobby I enjoy than a job. So follow/contact me on IG @wicked_tan_duluth

I offer everyday tans in the Duluth area for weddings, vacations, special events or just your everyday gorgeous glow! You can contact me through the Wicked Tan Duluth Facebook page or call 218-390-0401 

  Sam Lamberta   Hi there, my name is Sam! I'm from the twin cities and have been spray tanning with Wicked Tan for almost 3 years now. I was first introduced to Aili, the owner of Wicked Tan, during my first bodybuilding competition prep. We hit it off almost instantly and have been close friends ever since. I have competed three times in the NPC Figure division and am currently taking a longer off season. I plan and hope to return to the stage in 2019. Outside of bodybuilding I work as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery assistant. It can be crazy busy and stressful at times, but I love my job. In addition, I enjoy spending spare time with my family and friends. I'm blessed with my pets (and pretty much all animals). And I have a mean sweet tooth for donuts! Follow me on IG@ slamberta.

Sam Lamberta

Hi there, my name is Sam! I'm from the twin cities and have been spray tanning with Wicked Tan for almost 3 years now. I was first introduced to Aili, the owner of Wicked Tan, during my first bodybuilding competition prep. We hit it off almost instantly and have been close friends ever since. I have competed three times in the NPC Figure division and am currently taking a longer off season. I plan and hope to return to the stage in 2019. Outside of bodybuilding I work as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery assistant. It can be crazy busy and stressful at times, but I love my job. In addition, I enjoy spending spare time with my family and friends. I'm blessed with my pets (and pretty much all animals). And I have a mean sweet tooth for donuts! Follow me on IG@ slamberta.

 
  Jules Goodwin   Hi my name is Jules, I first became involved in the competition world while living in Arizona and Working for some of the top supplement companies in 2013. As I moved back to Minnesota I decided to take on the midwest competition world and turned to Aili and Wicked Tan for my show tan. We quickly became friends and my background in cosmetology made it an easy decision to join her team. While I’ve only ever competed in the NPC, During show seasons I work with Aili at many of the natural shows as well as expediting and Working backstage for many of the the NPC shows. This allows me the unique opportunity of seeing competitors from all federations on a repeat basis and building friendships with clients. I love offering advice and support to first time athletes from skin prep to makeup and show day tips, I love working with new competitors to ensure their show day goes smoothly! From prom to wedding, bodybuilding to bikini, I love the art of tanning and making sure my clients look flawless! Follow me on IG @Jgoodwin625

Jules Goodwin

Hi my name is Jules, I first became involved in the competition world while living in Arizona and Working for some of the top supplement companies in 2013. As I moved back to Minnesota I decided to take on the midwest competition world and turned to Aili and Wicked Tan for my show tan. We quickly became friends and my background in cosmetology made it an easy decision to join her team. While I’ve only ever competed in the NPC, During show seasons I work with Aili at many of the natural shows as well as expediting and Working backstage for many of the the NPC shows. This allows me the unique opportunity of seeing competitors from all federations on a repeat basis and building friendships with clients. I love offering advice and support to first time athletes from skin prep to makeup and show day tips, I love working with new competitors to ensure their show day goes smoothly! From prom to wedding, bodybuilding to bikini, I love the art of tanning and making sure my clients look flawless! Follow me on IG @Jgoodwin625

  Rachel Williams   My name is Rachel Williams. I am 47 years old, a single mom, a special agent and currently a natural pro physique bodybuilder competitor. I have been involved in athletics since I was a young child and hope to share my love of staying fit with you. I currently compete in the world of Natural Figure & Physique Bodybuilding. Over the years, I have transitioned through a variety of sports and experienced varying levels of success in achieving my goals. I grew up competing as a competitive swimmer in United States Swimming. I swam in college and qualified as an All-American and transitioned into Master's Swimming as an adult. Soon, I grew weary of 'just' swimming and eventually transitioned into marathons and triathlons. I loved triathlons and thought I had found my niche. Unfortunately, I suffered multiple running injuries and was forced to retire from a sport I had grown to love. I needed a new goal, a new sport, a new challenge. I have always lifted weights as a component of my training regime and loved the strength it gives me. Little did I know, I would convert that training into a passion for a new level of fitness. At the age of 38, I took up bodybuilding and haven't looked back. Bodybuilding is unlike any other sport I have competed in. The biggest difference being it is a 'judged' sport. There is no finish line! I have had my share of successes and obstacles through out the years. It has not always been easy but the reward makes it worth the journey. After 8 years of competing, I earned my pro card in 2014 and competed as a pro for the first time in 2017. Follow me on IG @funkyleggz

Rachel Williams

My name is Rachel Williams. I am 47 years old, a single mom, a special agent and currently a natural pro physique bodybuilder competitor. I have been involved in athletics since I was a young child and hope to share my love of staying fit with you. I currently compete in the world of Natural Figure & Physique Bodybuilding. Over the years, I have transitioned through a variety of sports and experienced varying levels of success in achieving my goals. I grew up competing as a competitive swimmer in United States Swimming. I swam in college and qualified as an All-American and transitioned into Master's Swimming as an adult. Soon, I grew weary of 'just' swimming and eventually transitioned into marathons and triathlons. I loved triathlons and thought I had found my niche. Unfortunately, I suffered multiple running injuries and was forced to retire from a sport I had grown to love. I needed a new goal, a new sport, a new challenge. I have always lifted weights as a component of my training regime and loved the strength it gives me. Little did I know, I would convert that training into a passion for a new level of fitness. At the age of 38, I took up bodybuilding and haven't looked back. Bodybuilding is unlike any other sport I have competed in. The biggest difference being it is a 'judged' sport. There is no finish line! I have had my share of successes and obstacles through out the years. It has not always been easy but the reward makes it worth the journey. After 8 years of competing, I earned my pro card in 2014 and competed as a pro for the first time in 2017. Follow me on IG @funkyleggz

  Cassandra Magnussen   My name is Cassandra Magnussen. My friends call me Cass. I’ve competed in three different shows in two different divisions across 8 total classes always in NANBF.  2014 was my show when I competed at the Mr. Ms. Natural Minnesota in Bloomington, MN. This show I competed on Figure Tall. I placed 2nd in Beginner, 1st in Novice, and 5th in Open. My second show was in 2015 where I competed at the Northen States Natural Classic Clash of the Titians in Elk River, MN. At this show I competed in Figure and Women’s Physique. I placed 3rd in Open Figure, and 2nd in Open Women’s Physique. My third and final show was again at the Mr. Ms. Natural Minnesota in Bloomington, MN in 2006 where I competed in Figure and Women’s Physique. This time I placed first in Open Figure, and was one placing away from winning my Pro card in Figure. In Women’s Physique I placed 2nd in Novice and 2nd in Open, again, one placing away from winning my Pro card.  My interest in Body Building started well before I ever competed in my first competition in 2014.  I guess you could say I was always into fitness but it wasn’t always productive or healthy, I struggled with eating disorders my entire life. My interest in Body Building started when I felt I finally had control over it in 2006. It took me several more years to find the courage to put on a very sparkly suit and walk across the stage in four inch heals and be judged. I’m still an avid gym go-er who enjoys spending time with my Wicked Tan family both at and outside of shows. The rest of my free time is devoted to my husband of 10+ years, together we enjoy all the four legged creatures of the world, the shooting range, a good movie, and a considerable about of time binge watching our favorite shows on NetFlix. Follow me on IG@ cmag__

Cassandra Magnussen

My name is Cassandra Magnussen. My friends call me Cass. I’ve competed in three different shows in two different divisions across 8 total classes always in NANBF.  2014 was my show when I competed at the Mr. Ms. Natural Minnesota in Bloomington, MN. This show I competed on Figure Tall. I placed 2nd in Beginner, 1st in Novice, and 5th in Open. My second show was in 2015 where I competed at the Northen States Natural Classic Clash of the Titians in Elk River, MN. At this show I competed in Figure and Women’s Physique. I placed 3rd in Open Figure, and 2nd in Open Women’s Physique. My third and final show was again at the Mr. Ms. Natural Minnesota in Bloomington, MN in 2006 where I competed in Figure and Women’s Physique. This time I placed first in Open Figure, and was one placing away from winning my Pro card in Figure. In Women’s Physique I placed 2nd in Novice and 2nd in Open, again, one placing away from winning my Pro card.  My interest in Body Building started well before I ever competed in my first competition in 2014.  I guess you could say I was always into fitness but it wasn’t always productive or healthy, I struggled with eating disorders my entire life. My interest in Body Building started when I felt I finally had control over it in 2006. It took me several more years to find the courage to put on a very sparkly suit and walk across the stage in four inch heals and be judged. I’m still an avid gym go-er who enjoys spending time with my Wicked Tan family both at and outside of shows. The rest of my free time is devoted to my husband of 10+ years, together we enjoy all the four legged creatures of the world, the shooting range, a good movie, and a considerable about of time binge watching our favorite shows on NetFlix. Follow me on IG@ cmag__

  Shanon Ployhart   Hi my name is Shanon and I’m a small town girl from Wisconsin with a big city heart. I have spent the last 17 years living in Chicago and Minneapolis/St Paul. My first passion is my family and dogs. My beautiful daughter is my world. I am an advocate for pit bulls. I believe in the golden rule. My other passion has been my career in multifamily real estate where I support and coach a team of 60 team members. I have always been athletic and involved in sports my whole life but I never knew of the bodybuilding world until the summer of 2015. I had some friends that competed and I always thought "I could never do that." Then one day, I said "I want to do that.” I needed a life changer. Someone once told me I would never be able to commit to that, I could never do it...so I had to prove them (and myself) wrong. I competed in my first natural bikini competition in October 2015 where I continued my journey in natural bodybuilding by doing three shows in 2016. In 2018 I will face a new challenge as I give figure a try for the first time. I like competing because I have found that not only are the results so rewarding with what you put your mind, body, and soul through, but it always gives me something to strive for, a goal, and holds me accountable. One of the other blessings found in bodybuilding is the network of amazing, talented, inspiring people that I am grateful to know and call my friends. I have made some lifelong friends through my bodybuilding journeys, and I will forever be thankful for them!

Shanon Ployhart

Hi my name is Shanon and I’m a small town girl from Wisconsin with a big city heart. I have spent the last 17 years living in Chicago and Minneapolis/St Paul. My first passion is my family and dogs. My beautiful daughter is my world. I am an advocate for pit bulls. I believe in the golden rule. My other passion has been my career in multifamily real estate where I support and coach a team of 60 team members. I have always been athletic and involved in sports my whole life but I never knew of the bodybuilding world until the summer of 2015. I had some friends that competed and I always thought "I could never do that." Then one day, I said "I want to do that.” I needed a life changer. Someone once told me I would never be able to commit to that, I could never do it...so I had to prove them (and myself) wrong. I competed in my first natural bikini competition in October 2015 where I continued my journey in natural bodybuilding by doing three shows in 2016. In 2018 I will face a new challenge as I give figure a try for the first time. I like competing because I have found that not only are the results so rewarding with what you put your mind, body, and soul through, but it always gives me something to strive for, a goal, and holds me accountable. One of the other blessings found in bodybuilding is the network of amazing, talented, inspiring people that I am grateful to know and call my friends. I have made some lifelong friends through my bodybuilding journeys, and I will forever be thankful for them!