Where and when were you born?
What is your profession?
I am a nutrition consultant for Simply For Life
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training?
Well I got started in grade 7 when a guy in my class told me kickboxing was just for guys. So being as stubborn as I am and that I wouldn't let anyone tell me what I could and couldn't do, I joined kickboxing just to prove a point. I did that for a few months before I moved on to karate. I then started to take notice of the women that were displayed in the fitness magazines and decided that I wanted to look like them, so I joined a gym. It was from that point that I fell in love with weight training and how it made me feel. One day at the gym a bodybuilding show was on tv and I was just mesmerized by the physiques of these people and I knew that that is what I wanted to do. The rest is history. I started to educate myself on the science of this sport and have been involved in it now for the last 10 years. My inspirations are my trainers Bruce Sweeney and Mike Griffin of SIMPLY FOR LIFE, my mom and dad who showed me never to give up on what I want, and my best Friend Anna who always kept me on the right track.
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?
It wasn’t my goal to compete right from the start. It was only after a few years that when I started to see real changes, that my trainer at the time suggested I give it a shot
Can you give me your competition history?
2003 New Brunswick Bodybuilding Championships – Womens heavy weight 2nd place
2004 New Brunswick Bodybuilding Championships – Womens heavy weight 1st place and overall
2007 Nova Scotia Bodybuilding Championships – Womens heavy weight 1st place and overall
2007 Atlantic Bodybuilding Championships – Womens 1st place and overall
2010 Canadian Nationals 11th place heavyweight
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you?
I think the Atlantics of 2007 was my biggest success and the one that also meant the most to me. It was the weekend right after the Nova Scotias and all my friends and family were there for support. My dad even flew down from BC to watch me! That really meant alot
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
Preacher curls for biceps, skull crushers for triceps, seated rows for back are my 3 favs, and military presses is the exercise I like the least.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
Best lifts : bench press 235lbs, straight bar curls 115lbs, leg press 1010lbs
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
I love the way you see your body change during competition time and I love how you can eat bigger portions during the off season, with the occasional piece of cheesecake… or two..
Please describe a typical day in the life of Caissie Liberatore.
Well my days are pretty much the same. I wake up early, eat breakfast, get ready for work. I eat all day, get home from work, go to the gym, then come home and maybe watch a little tv before I prepare my meals to get ready for the next day. On the weekends (off season) I usually go out for a night to hang out with some friends and to dance a little.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out (hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
Well I like to just hang out with my friends, go to the movies, do some shopping. Spending some me time is always great too, just reading and drinking some coffee works well for me.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
I love how it makes me feel. The high that it gives you when you know you have the power to sculpt your body into what you want. I love how it makes me different, I don’t like being average and bodybuilding is definitely not an average sport.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
I am usually a very shy and reserved person
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
Well I would like to win the Nationals at some point. Going to compete in my first one in September 2008. My personal goals, I just want to be successful at what I do and still be happy while doing it. Not too much to ask for !!
Caissie does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!