Name: Julie M. Lohre
Nicknames: J, Jewels and Hey Hottie - just kidding : )
Where and when were you born? Sept. 12 in Cincinnati, OH
What is your profession? Personal Trainer, Nutritional Specialist IFBB Pro Fitness competitor.
What kind of activities/sports did you do before you started lifting weights? Rock Climbing, Gymnastics, Cheerleading and even dabbled in Rugby with the boys but it wasn’t the ball they kept grabbin’ for…wonder why???
How and when did you get involved into lifting weights? Let’s see…the serious weight training started after I had a baby and wanted to get back in shape. I saw FAP on ESPN and knew it was something I could do. After that I went to the Arnold Classic and positively feel in love with the sport.
Was it a goal for you to compete in figure/fitness 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? Absolutely, from the time I started I knew I wanted my pro card and strove from that point forward to achieve it!
What was your first competition and how did you place? My first show will always be the most rewarding. I won the Overall at the 2003 Northern Kentucky Figure in a class of over 40 women. It was exactly five months to the day after I had my son and my entire family was there cheering for me.
And which contest has been the biggest success for you yet? 2004 NPC National Fitness where I earned my IFBB pro card and Best Routine of show. It was a dream come true.
Could you please add a history of all contests that you have entered so far?
-2005 Europa Super Show 4th Place - Figure
-2004 NPC National Fitness 2nd Place & Best Routine of show*
*Qualified for Pro status
-2004 NPC USAs 6th Place
-2004 NPC Pittsburgh Fitness Overall Fitness Winner
-2004 NPC Cincinnati Figure Overall Figure Winner
-2003 NPC Natural Northern USAs 1st Place
-2003 NPC Indianapolis Figure 1st Place
-2003 NPC Cincinnati Figure 2nd Place
-2003 NPC Northern Kentucky Overall Figure Winner
-2004 Winner of the Face of Fitsights.com model search
-2004 Semi-finalist in the WWE Diva Contest
Please describe a typical day in the life of Julie Lohre. Mostly I just sit on the couch and eat bonbons : ) Truthfully everyday is different and I pack so much into a day between taking care of my family, work, seeing clients, nurturing my web site, answering e-mails, studying new training and nutrition techniques and, oh yeah training that I am just too tired to write it all out.
Please tell me something about your daily training routine. I really like to change things up with my training. Currently I am working on a split program where I do strength training 3-4 times a week supplemented with intense cardio classes 2 times a week. My favorite is Spinning right now.
How often do you train in a week? 5-6 times a week
What are the main differences when you train for a competition and in off-season? Intensity, diet and off-season I give myself some breaks.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? I am really proud of my squat poundages lately…I have recently been up to 215lbs for a working set of 10 reps. 13.5” biceps…not bad for a girl!
Which body part is your best in your opinion? My A.S.S. - Abs, Smile and Strength (Get it?)
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? I love walking lunges. Great for the butt and I get some funny looks with the barbell loaded so heavy. I just love that! I really could go without Wide Grip Pull-ups…not much fun : ( But they work to help create a great V-Taper so I do them anyway.
What are your thoughts about today’s judging in Fitness/Figure and Bodybuilding? I am very happy about the new 20% ruling in the women’s categories, not just because I feel it will benefit me due to my physique, but I think it will discourage drug use in the sport. There can be pressure in a competitor’s own mind to use drugs because she thinks it is necessary to meet the standards of the ideal physique. Nothing is more important than the health and well being of our competitors and I feel this ruling is a big step in the right direction by the NPC and IFBB. I think that figure is evolving because it is new sport. At the local level, there is less consensus on judging criteria, but this will come as the sport matures.
Please tell me about what else you are doing when you don’t work out (profession, hobbies, etc.) I recently accomplished a major life goal by turning pro in Fitness at the 2004 NPC Nationals in Dallas. I have dreamed of being an IFBB pro for a long time and worked hard enough that it is now a reality. My new website www.julielohre.com is off to a fantastic start. I love the site design and have been having a lot of fun corresponding with my members. I have also started personal training and have very big plans for the future! I was recently featured on my first magazine cover - Body Muscle Journal and have a workout feature article in the latest issue. Look for me as a contributing author in fitness publications soon. Some of my hobbies are: Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Gymnastics, playing with our 2 year old son and black lab.
What are your future plans? I am so excited to begin a pro career. I love fitness and want to do everything I possibly can to promote the sport and have a positive influence on the fans. I strive to be the best I possibly can each time I compete and hope my ever-evolving physique and the routines that I love to perform are received positively. I still haven’t finalized my complete competition plans but will be competing in 1-2 competitions this year. One of those will likely be the Charlotte Pro Fitness. I will be opening a personal training facility that will help people reach their goals and I hope truly change peoples lives and their health for the better.
Julie does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!