Where and when were you born?
Los Angeles, California
What is your profession?
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to fitness and how did you get started with weight training?
Yes, I started with water polo and swimming in high school. My high school water polo coach introduced me to weight training.
Was it a goal for you to compete in 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?
From the very first time I saw a poster of Cameo Knuer winning the Ms. National Fitness, I knew I wanted to compete in fitness.
Can you give me your competition history?
There are too many shows for me to list, I must have done about 40 by now. Most memorable was winning Ms. National Fitness and Ms. Fitness USA in the same year, back in 1992 and most recently I placed first at the LA Figure Championships as well as first in the Tournament of Champions in the tall class.
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you?
Although any show that I have won is more enjoyable than a show I did not win, they have all been memorable and I have used every experience to better myself and to learn from and to grow as a person. I would not be who I am today if not for all of those experiences, and I am grateful for them all.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
My training is ALWAYS changing. Every 4 weeks I change my program, sometimes more sometimes less. The theory behind this is that I want to keep surprising and shocking my body so it will continue to progress.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
I love training biceps and I also love training legs. Funny, I used to hate training abs, but now I train them 3 times I week and I love that too. I pretty much love all exercises. But I do get up a few extra minutes early on arm day.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
For sure calves. I don’t really train them much, they just seem to grow.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
I am 5’10” and my contest weight is 145. Off season I try to keep it at about 150.
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
I enjoy the mental discipline and I especially love the last 2 weeks before a show. I love selecting swimsuits, getting my hair and nails done, hiring a makeup artist, the intense diet and training, I love the mode my mind goes through that last little bit before a show. It is amazing what the body will do when the mind asks it too. My body has been very accommodating and I have asked much of it. I appreciate it for that.
Please describe a typical day in the life of Nancy Georges.
I usually wake up around 7-8am. Drink some coffee, check my emails then go to the gym for some cardio. Then come back, rest and eat a few times, then I train again my weight training for that day. Then I take an hour nap, then I go for starbucks, then I work on the computer and work on any web sites or design work I need to do. Then I will relax and watch a movie and go to sleep.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out (hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
My life in general is pretty relaxing. I do love to watch movies and spend time with my family and friends. I am pretty easy to please, a long walk at night or trip to nature is very enjoyable. I also love reading.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
The gym. Definitely the gym. I love to be in the gym working out. I get lost in time when I am working out and it is so thrilling.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
I am not a very surprising person, what you see is what you get and I will usually tell you what I think right to your face. I think this surprises people sometime, and equally what surprises them is not only can I dish it out, but I can take it too. I could be gentler but I prefer people to give it to me straight so I take that approach too.
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
My competition goals right now are to progress my physique to a level of perfection in my own eyes. I would say to win this show or that show, but outside factors are out of my control. I would love to make a progressive living motivating and inspiring others to live a healthy lifestyle. I would love for others to be able to use my lifestyle as an example to better their own life, in regard to health and fitness. There is so much misconception about what it takes to stay fit and healthy and what seems so difficult at first, becomes easier than they way things were done before, once you get the hang of it, it is like riding a bike and I myself am also continuing to improve and evolve as new ideas and philosophies come into play. I am very open and receptive to new ideas and I know that I do not have all of the answers, in that way, I keep myself learning as I help others to learn as well.
Nancy does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!