Where and when were you born?
San Jose, CA 1970
What is your profession?
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training?
I was always involved in sports in school, basketball, volleyball, track, gymnastics, cheerleading. I was a serious tomboy as a young girl, I had three older brothers whom I played basketball with and rode dirt bikes with.
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?
At first I had planned on competing, but decided to focus on the modeling aspect more.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
I train at least 5 days a week, usually an hour of weights and 30 minutes cardio. I hit each body part at least once a week. and legs sometimes twice.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
Legs and back are my favorites to train. My least favorite would be chest ans tri's.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
I feel my back and traps are strong and respond very fast, compared to my other body parts.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
Please describe a typical day in the life of Laurie Steele.
right now I am focusing mainly on my website, I take most of my own pictures and I usually take them during the day. Then I hit the gym.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out (hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
I love all types of outdoor activities, boating, hiking, traveling, rollerblading. I like staying home and just chillin, I can be somewhat of a homebody.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
I love all the interesting and great people I meet at the gym and on photo shoots.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
I have two very beautiful children 14 and 11.
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
To be the best I can be, not comparing myself to anyone but myself, always improving and striving to be bigger and stronger!
Laurie does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!