Where and when were you born? Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
What is your profession? Bodybuilding. I also import goddesswear clothing in for Canada. I was giving Distribution rights last year. I also do graphic design, I have my degree in accounting, a major in finance. I have my BA Diploma, and also a certificate in Fitness training.
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training? Wasn’t involved in any organized sports. But was always active. I was always conscience of how I looked, and this time I got to fat…so I started training and hooked up with a trainer right away, I didn’t want my effort to go to waste.
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? When I started with a trainer, which had done numerous competitions himself, asked me if I wanted to go in the Muscle Beach competition coming up 4 months later. I said “yes”. This was my first taste of competing..I really didn’t know how I would do since I had only trained for 4 months. But I had made it to the National stage in 10 months of training.
Can you give me your competition history?
~ 2002, Muscle Beach Classic, Lightweight (111lbs), 1st and Overall.
~ 2003, Alberta Provincial Bodybuilding Championships, Lightweight (114.5lbs), 2nd Place
~ 2003, Canadian Nationals, Middleweight,(116lbs) 6th place
~ 2004, Alberta Provincial Bodybuilding Championships, Middleweight (120lbs), 1st and Overall
~ 2004, Canadians Nationals, Middleweight (124.5lbs), 6th place
~ 2005, Canadian Nationals, Heavyweight (140lbs),2nd place
2009 Canadian Nationals, 3rd place Heavyweight
2009 North American, 1st place Lightheavyweight
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you? My biggest success was the Alberta win, winning the car, and the ring, along with some money was such a fulfilling feeling. I knew that this was way leaner than I had ever been. Canadian Nationals 2005 had the most meaning, just because I entered into a whole new weightclass…I trained so heavy this last year and wanted to be a heavyweight, but I wanted to be a true heavyweight not just a smooth heavyweight. Well, my wish came true..i ended up bringing 16lbs of the 20lbs of lean muscle mass that I gained in the off-season to stage. This was the best conditioning ive ever had. I went into show feeling awesome.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.) In the off-season, about 1 hr 15…to 1hr 30min..usually no cardio. 6 days a week.
Training for comp. Same amount of training time…and add in about 30-40 min cardio 3 – 4 times a week
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
I really have no favorites, I do like training all parts.
Which body part is your best in your opinion? My back, and my shoulders, my quad have some nice feathering too.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
Hacksquat – 6 (45lbs) plates per side 540 lbs plus the sled.
60 lbs bi-cep curls
270 lbs bench
these are some stats…don’t want to give at all away.
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'? I love seeing improvement and change, every year there has been huge change. My body has never stayed the same…there is always gain.
Off-Season – the food of course. And being able to take some time off, my better half is skilled in dozens of areas of his life….so one thing we do is go hunting, travel, and help him get ready for shows as well. We are always together, so whatever time we have extra we rest up or fly to a remote place up north and go moose hunting. Lol!!
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
I am currently setting up stores within Canada, to carry this awesome new active wear by Goddesswear. Women don’t have enough good clothes around to last them. So this is why I started the Goddesswear Distribution for Canada. These clothes are virtually indestructable. I wear them everyday, they don’t shrink, they don’t pill, they don’t fade, they don’t even wrinkle. They breathe too! So when I see women love these clothes and be comfortable in them, and thank me for importing them in. It makes it all worthwhile.
I also spend time working at my graphic design business (Tekiniqly Graphik) My last contract was for Pepsi. Currently I am designing a new label for a Pro Nutritionist, which should be on the shelves shortly.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
I enjoy the feeling of power, power in a sense that you have control of how you look and how you feel. It brings a very positive outlook to life. Im a very positive person, and have made it a point to surround myself with positive people…my trainers especially, they are people that set a great example, Thanks Brian and Donna.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
My better half is the worlds largest amateur bodybuilder, and very strong of course. So when I train along side him, since this last off-season I weighed half of what he did, I figured I should lift half of what he lifts. Did it too!!
What are your competition goals or personal future goals? I hope to win my Pro Card, get to a few Pro Shows…and maybe one day end up on the Olympia stage! That would be my dream.
Jody does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!