Where and when were you born?
What is your profession?
AFLAC! Supplemental Insurance… I work with businesses & their employees. I give business owners and employees cash money when they get sick or hurt.
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training?
I was a competitive Barefoot Water skier and swimmer. I started weight training to gain strength in these sports. Barefoot Water skiing takes a lot of strength.
Was it a goal for you to compete in bodybuilding competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body?
Well lets see………..I have always had an attraction to muscle: Male & Female. I could never have dated a skinny dude. He had to of course have much bigger arms than I do. (Thank god my husband is a bodybuilder) I swear I was born with an athletic body; I started training at age 16. It was always easy for me to put on muscle. However, I didn’t put all the components of training, diet, & cardio together until January; 2004. I decided to compete at the Michigan Novice in March; 2004 after a girl in the gym said that I would be an awesome bodybuilder and that I should try competing. I told her that I would go to the mall and think about it then the next day I saw her in the gym and said “o.k., I’ll do it. What do I need to do?” That girl became my good friend; New IFBB Figure Pro, Karen Zaremba.
Can you give me your competition history?
2004: Novice Michigan Light Weight Winner and Overall
2004: Michigan Championships Middle Weight Winner and Overall
2004: Nationals: Light Heavy: 15th Place
2005: Jr. Nationals: Light Heavy: 1st Place
2005: Nationals: Light Heavy: 11th Place
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you?
Believe it or not I would have to say the Michigan Novice. It was my very first show. I thought I was only going to compete once… You know, get it out of my system. The minute I walked off stage I knew I had started a brand new journey in my life; female bodybuilding.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
O.k., I feel like I’m the only bodybuilder out there that doesn’t have a set routine. I just don’t… I never know when I’m coming or going……….. I do whatever I can on that day. In other words; I wing it! I simply do my best to make sure I have worked all my body parts during the week. I am a wife and a mom of two young children: My son, Jager is only 2 yrs old and my daughter, Sumer is 6 yrs old. I also work and keep up on the house and cooking and eating and……...Plans change daily and sometimes kids get sick and I can’t even go to the gym. Although I do have a treadmill at home that saves my big butt. I am good at balancing my life. I don’t wig out, I just give everything my best. You only life once so you better make the best of it, eh? I am one of those people that works hard when it’s time to work but play hard when it’s time to play.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
I like squats. I think it’s amazing how strong you can get with this if you just keep adding a couple pounds each week. Once I told a friend that I wanted to one day squat 3 45lb plates on each side for 8 to the floor reps (315)…. He said “Cant be done”…. I said “watch me”. It took me about 6-8 weeks. I did it 4 weeks out from Jr. Nationals. The bet was that he had to suck my toes If I did it…… with peanut butter (Nice eh?) I hate training chest. It’s boring and I just hardly do it.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
My wheels. I have always been genetic gifted with that; I can’t say I really train them all that hard either.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
I will have to get back to you on this one. I never measured.
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
I enjoy seeing the changes in my body from week to week; especially the last week of competition. Justin Harris of Troponin Nutrition once put competitive bodybuilding In respective. He said bodybuilding is kind of like taking a piece of coal and slowing shaping it into a diamond. You see a lot of my “normal friends” think I do this just for the look…. Well of course it’s much more than that. It’s the journey along the way…They will never get it.
Please describe a typical day in the life of Alicia St. Germaine.
Like I said earlier. It changes daily Monday thru Friday I get the kids ready in the morning, get my daughter off to school and usually head to the gym with my son, Jager. (Thank goodness for day care at the gym). Then I come home and get ready for work and work a few hours. Get home, clean cook, play with the kids. We almost always have dinner as a family every evening. On the weekends; we play and I usually will pre cook most of our chicken, steak, etc. Of course the type of play depends on the season. In the Summer, We do the boating thing. In the Winter, we snowmobile. So we stay active all the time. It’s good for ya.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
I love the Summer time in Michigan. I love being on the water. Whether were Driving across the lake or just being anchored in Muscamoo bay is relaxing to me. I don’t diet during the Summer. Well I should say this I eat clean Monday thru Friday but on the weekends I eat whatever I want and even drink a few beers. After all, I’m in a bikini all Summer so I try & look decent.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
I like meeting new friends and of course you do meet a lot of other bodybuilding & figure athletes. It’s nice meeting others that are interested in the same thing that you are. The staring doesn’t really bother me. My husband, Jeff thinks that it is hilarious when people stare at me. There are not many girls w/ muscle up here. Michigan is somewhat of a conservative state and also known for a state with a lot of “fat” people; therefore, people aren’t used to seeing people with lots of muscle.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
Oh crap, I don’t know. I always say with me: “What you see, is what you get”.
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
To one day compete on a “pro” stage” and to be part of female bodybuilding in it’s new direction. I would like to look the way I want to look which is just a girl with lines, curves & muscle but doesn’t look like a guy. In another note, there have been some very beautiful, feminine, sexy girls that are placing at National Shows. I hope that sometime soon female body builders will be back on covers of Muscle Magazines and receive the respect that they deserve. I don’t know what happened to this sport; it’s mind boggling.
Alicia does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!