Name: Isabelle Selena Turell
Birth place - Tampa, FL
Current living- Terre Haute, Indiana
Birthday: October 22
Started bodybuilding: April 2000
What did I do before body building?
Before bodybuilding I was going to college to major in Marine Biology. Outside of school I was involved in improv, had a hot rod/muscle car hobby, and I was into building/repairing computers. I tried to get involved in different activities and always kept myself busy.
How and when I got involved into bodybuilding/lifting weights?
I played sports so I had to be fit to play my role in the game. I do admit I was a fatty little thing. I had a little belly and huge thighs. My nickname was thunder thighs. Once in a while I lifted weights but I didn't know nothing about how to lift a weight or exercise with weight training. My whole life did a 360 when I was 20 yrs old. I really wasn't a fan of muscles and bodybuilding. I thought it was silly. I wanted to give bodybuilding a try as I believe you have to try everything once in life. At that point I wanted to do something that I never done before. I ran into an old friend that was a bodybuilder. I told her I wanted to compete in a show. I had no idea the lifestyle change I was getting into. Nor did I know it was going to forever change my life.
I strongly believe that anyone can achieve anything thier hearts desire. You just have to believe in yourself and in your dreams. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it. Some people say I can't do it or I could never achieve my goals. Never say never or you can't do something. Of course you can. I don't just mean bodybuilding, I mean everything and anything in life. Trust me, I know this from experience. I didn't have an easy life growing up, I had to keep my chin up and keep moving forward. I admit, bodybuilding is one of the toughest sports. You have to mentally focused and be very discipline.
I believe that to be successful in bodybuilding you have to do a couple of things...
1. Think positive
2. Stay on your diet (this is critical)
If you make one little mistake on your diet
it could set you back. On top of that your giving the other competition an advantage. Think Big, How bad do you want it!
3. Be dedicated and determined to be the best.
4. Don't slack cardio
5. Don't skip meals and most of all training
6. Be strong minded
7. Believe in yourself as you area champion
8. Have fun
Offseason favorite cheat food(s):
Calamari, cheesebuger with bacon, orange flavored chicken, rice and beans, pepperoni n cheese pizza with extra cheese, tiramisu, cheesecake
Contest favorite foods: Sweet potatoes with splenda and cinnamon
Least favorite contest food: green beans
Favorite things to do
Cooking, baking, traveling, watching movies, shopping, walking on the beach, fishing, hunting, shooting, reading, playing video games, sleeping :)
Fulltime bodybuilder, trainer, student and freelance writer
June 7 2000 Orlando classic,
1st middleweight 119 lbs
June 14 2000 Mid-muscle Classic
December 6, 2003 Excalibur
los angelas, Ca
*1st and overall heavyweight
November 19-20 2004 Nationals
April 16th, 2006
Pannama City, FL
1st heavyweight and overall
IFBB North American
1st lightheavy weight
1st heavyweight and overll
*earned pro card
A typical day in my life.
I get up at 7:00am do cardio, eat, work, train, relax (watch a movie,etc.), sleep.
1 body part a day
calves, abs 2 x a week
How often do I train
I train 4 days a week 3 days off
Back width lat spread 48
Thighs off season 28 contest 25
Biceps 16 1/2
Leg press 1400 lbs x 12 reps, So far
Bicep curl 75lb x 3 reps 1 arm
Tricep overhead extension 100 lb s x 10
Bench w dumbbells 110 lbs x 5 with a partner close by
Deadlifts 585 lb x 12 reps
Shrugs 125 lb with db at 10 reps
Best body part- back
Least body part- calves
Favorite exercise- chest press
Least favorite exercise –seated calf raises
Hobbies- scuba diving, offshore fishing, traveling, working out, dancing, drawing, acting, modeling, swimming, ice sculpting, working with the Humane Society and helping out the homeless, and educating people on nutrition and exercise, reading
I am now available for guest posing at shows. I am offering personal training. So if your in my area or traveling to my area and would like a training session please contact me and tell me your fitness goals and your current training program. I look forward to being your trainer.
I would love to hear from you and you can contact me at [email protected]
I want to thank Andy from AMG-Lite for everything he has done for me and the female bodybuilding community. I am also very thankful to my fans, friends and family. I appreciate your support and emails. It keeps me going to do what I love the most and that is bodybuilding!
Isabelle does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!