Where and when were you born? New Orleans, L.A.
What is your profession? Personal trainer
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to competing in Figure and how did you get started with weight training? I was a college softball player so weight training was always in me regimen but not as strict as it is now.
Was it a goal for you to compete in Figure 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? I started dieting for a show, so I already had my mind made up.
Can you give me your competition history?
NPC NEW ORLEANS FIGURE 2003 1ST
NPC LOUISIANA STATE FIGURE 2003 2ND
NPC GREATER GULF STATES FIGURE 2003 OVERALL
NPC NATIONAL FIGURE 2003 NO PLACING
NPC JR NATIONAL FIGURE 2004 2ND
NPC NATIONAL FIGURE (PRO CARD) 2004 OVERALL
IFBB FIGURE INTERNATIONAL (ARNOLD CLASSIC) 2005 3RD
IFBB PITTSBURGH PRO FIGURE 2005 1ST
IFBB CALIFORNIA PRO FIGURE 2005 1ST
IFBB FIGURE OLYMPIA 2005 5TH
IFBB SACRAMENTO PRO FIGURE 2005 4TH
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you? The show with the most meaning has to be the arnold because I came in as a rookie and placed third next to some of the best in figure
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.) I train 7 days a week with cardio twice a day, mon-legs,tues-chest,wed-bis and tris,thurs-shoulders,frid-back and hams.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? My favorite exercise is lunges, I don't like lat pulldowns
Which body part is your best in your opinion? Legs
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? Body measurements 36,28,36
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'? I love the way your body transforms with diet and training, I enjoy hanging out with friends and not worrying about eating things when I want them
Please describe a typical day in the life of Mary Lado. Wake up 5:20am to do cardio, train clients from 7-12, train, go home or do errands, go back to the gym for 4:00 to train clients then do cardio again, then get my food ready for the next day , and last but not least check e-mails, off to bed at 10:00
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out (hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.). I like the beach to relax and I love to shop.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle? I love the traveling and the wonderful people that you meet
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear. I am a people person and easy to get along with. If you need help with something I will be more that happy to help
What are your competition goals or personal future goals? To be IFBB Figure Olympia one day and serve as a great role model to many
Mary does not not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!