Where and when were you born? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1969
What is your profession? Supervisor, Personal Training-Health Club
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training? Yes, I played Softball when I was younger and got into bodybuilding in my early twenties.
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? Competing was something I always wanted to do once I got into working out-you could always find me with a copy of the latest Muscle and Fitness, Flex or Muscular Development magazine-admiring the female bodybuilders. I
Can you give me your competition history? I started competing in the year 2000 and I have taken time off in between to build some solid muscle and then went back to competing in 2005 and did very well took 1st place and won the overall in all three of my shows that year.
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you? I think they all mean something because there is nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when you know how much it takes to compete-mentally, physically, the hard work, dedication, determination, however it is yet TBD because I am doing my first National show this year so I really hope to do well.
Please tell me something about your training routine (i.e.: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.) During the off-season I want to try to make good solid gains-I’ve always gained a lot of weight after competing but last year I had my weight under control pretty well, but I train 5x a week and do little cardio maybe 20 minutes 3x a week-precontest the intensity is much higher and because of dieting the weights are going to drop a little and the cardio is 2/hrs a day as I get close to show time.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? I really like training every body part; however I would say Shoulders, back and arms are my 3 favorate days to train however I like the sense of accomplishment I feel after a good leg workout.
Which body part is your best in your opinion? I’m told in the gym by the men, my arms, and calves, but I think my back.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? My best lifts still YTD but to date I would say I leg press 720 for a good solid 10 -12 reps, curls with the ez-curl bar 95lbs for reps of 10 and Seated calf raises 135lbs/12-15 reps just to name a few. Measurements last recorded about 5 months ago were: Calves: 16.5”, Biceps 15”, Quads, 25”, Shoulders 48” Chest 42”
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'? Off season I enjoy being able to eat some junk (lol) and I’m a lot stronger because of the extra carbs and calories and I love being strong. However, nothing compares to that feeling of accomplishment and seeing your body transform from week to week as you start to get ready for a show –the entire journey as you countdown to that time you step on stage is such a great experience because you see all your hard work coming to the forefront and it’s a great feeling.
Please describe a typical day in the life of Stacey Keller. Wake up 4:00 a.m. feed my 3 cats, get dressed, eat, head to the gym train, then do work at the gym,-paperwork, etc then go home, come back to the gym then if its precontest I would have typically the same routine but would throw in a cardio session in the a.m. then another one at night along with tanning and practicing my posing and routine.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out (hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.) I enjoy going to Bodybuilding and power lifting shows, outdoor flea markets and watching my boyfriend race his race car and no woman can go without saying SHOPPING which is my all time favorate : )
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle? The fondness fellow bodybuilders share with one another how when you go to a bodybuilding event no one stares at you as if you were going into the mall you are more accepted and I love competing and meeting new friends.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear. I don’t know if I want to : ) I love peanut butter I mean love it one time after my competition in 05 I ate an entire jar in a day of Power butter! Never again-lol I have major OCD disorder I’m very extreme either one way or the other. I’m also very sensitive sometimes too sensitive.
What are your competition goals or personal future goals? I will be doing my first ever National show in July, Masters Nationals and my goal is to just be better and better each year and to eventually earn my Pro Card if that is in the future.
Stacey does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!