Mark Anthony and Jennifer Dorie are Bodybuilding’s Olympia Couple

The May 6, 2022 episode of Femme Flex Friday encompassed the world champions all around. Co-hosts Lenda Murray and Whitney Jones both know about winning the Olympias. Jones is actually the reigning Fitness Olympia winner. Their guests on this show were the inaugural Men’s Physique Olympia champion, Mark Anthony, and reigning Bikini Olympia champion, Jennifer Dorie, who also rose to the heights of their divisions. Anthony and Dorie are important in the sport of bodybuilding for another reason – they are the first Olympia couple.

Anthony and Dorie got married on February 22, 2022 and Dorie explained that the date was important to them.

“If you see triple numbers, those are angelic numbers. That’s what is considered,” she explained. “When we met in Tampa, my competitor number was 222. His UPS box number at the time was also 222.”

That connection aside, Mark Anthony and Dorie felt the union was meant to be. They got married in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they also live. Anthony said getting married in their current city was the obvious choice.

“Apart from our condo, there was a chapel there, and we literally saw weddings going on there all day,” Anthony said. “It was nostalgic. I said ‘let’s get married downtown.’

The newlyweds plan to have a bigger wedding in the future, but for now Dorie needs to start focusing on defending her Bikini Olympia title. Olympia 2022 will be held from December 16-18, but it won’t have to travel far. The contest has returned to Las Vegas after a two-year move to Orlando. Although wedding bells may have been ringing in her ears before, she is now aiming to repeat as champion in 2022. Her husband will also be there to help her along the way.

“Mark is helping me. He helps me train. We do it together,” she explained. “It varies depending on where I am at, what I need to improve on.”

Dorie shared more about how she is preparing for the Olympia, and the couple shared more about their decision and how it affects their careers and their relationship. Catch Femme Flex Friday every week on www.wingsofstrength.net.

Teresa E. Burton