Where and when were you born?
What is your profession?
I work in Project Management
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training?
I've played competitive soccer and hockey for many years but just became interested in competing in bodybuilding as a sport about 2 ˝ years ago.
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?
I was initially interested in just getting into very good shape. I dieted like a bodybuilder but it wasn't until I volunteered backstage for a show that I really got the "bug"
Can you give me your competition history?
2nd place Northerns (Alberta) 2008, 4th place Provincials (AB) 2008. I am currently working towards Provincials again in 2009 and (fingers crossed) Nationals as well!
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you?
Of course Northerns was a great "high" to place second in my very first competition. The caliber of athletes in Northern Alberta is above most others at the same level. Then 3 weeks later I placed 4th at Provincials. Again a great high! Especially considering I had the flu.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
In "off" season I train 4 to 5 times a week. If I am training alone, I bang out my workouts with little rest between. If I'm working out with my partner, it takes a bit longer. Typically 1.5 hours. She likes to call herself "Julie's rest between sets" LOL
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don't like so much?
I love training shoulders and back. My least favorite would have to be legs (because they are my weak point, so I hit them twice a week).
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
Hmmm, I would have to say my shoulders. That's my opinion though
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
When I'm training for competition I love the discipline and dedication it calls for. In the off season I enjoy trying new exercises to see what it can do to my body and if it can increase my muscle density and overall "look".
Please describe a typical day in the life of Julie Kelly.
Typically my day starts at 5:45am when I get ready for work, then after work I go home to let the little furry animals out, eat supper, get ready for the gym, hit the gym, hit the tanning beds, eat again, relax and sleep. Repeat LOL
Please tell me about what you do when you don't work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, camping, travelling, playing hockey etc.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
I enjoy the dedication and discipline. Without that, life would be very boring for me J I need goals!
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
I used to barrel race when I was younger and teach western style horseback riding to kids. I also used to race BMX bikes
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
I would love to make it to Ms. Olympia, that is my ultimate goal. I would also like to own a gym someday for serious trainers to come and feel at home.
Julie does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!