Bethani Terrell IFBB Fitness Pro
How did you get interested in
My aunt gave me a workout book by a bodybuilder at the time, Gladys
Portugese, when I was 14 years old. I absolutely loved her body.
How was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
My first show was a learning experience to say the least. My trainer
had only helped 1 other girl for a fitness contest and of course I knew
nothing. I thought I looked real good until I got there. I did not put
on any color, so compared to the other girls I was white! My suit I
bought off the shelf at the mall. and I did not know how to apply makeup.
I came in 5th place though, and I learned allot.
What do you like and dislike about competing?
I love being on stage and looking my best. I like preparing for the contest and pushing myself. I do not like the last minute preparations, applying the tanning and nails and all that stuff. I always feel so rushed. I don't like the politics.
What are your future goals in this industry?
I would like to continue competing but what I really want to do is
train other athletes in this sport. I love getting other girls ready for shows. I know first hand what it takes. I will be the female Chad Nichols of fitness and figure. I already have 1 pro I have helped. Deanna Lee won the overall at Nationals this year. I would also like to write health and fitness articles.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself owning my own studio and having my own web
business. I will be one of the best trainer/consultants in the business.
Please tell us something special about you that most people
Well, some people may know this but I truly enjoy people. I love
making other people smile and I have a very deep faith in God.
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
I would like to thank Darrell Terrell, my ex-husband, for getting me started and having faith in me and for pushing me harder than I wanted to be pushed. And my family for putting up with me for 8 years trying to turn pro. and last but not least my new beau for being everything I have always wanted.
-Fitness America Regional 1996 - 5th place
-Fitness America Regional 1997 - 2nd place
-NPC Oklahoma fitness championship 1998 - 2nd place
-NPC USA 1998 - did not make top 15
-NPC Jr .Nationals fitness championship 2000 - 1st and overall winner
-NPC USA 2000 - 5th place medium class
-NPC USA 2001 - 3rd place medium class
-NPC Nationals 2001 - 5th place medium class
-NPC Nationals 2002 - 6th place medium class
-NPC Nationals 2003 - 3rd place medium class
-NPC USA 2004 - 1st place and overall winner ( ifbb pro!)
Born/Grew up in: El Reno, Oklahoma
Current Residence: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Marital Status: single ( divorced)
Height: 5'3 1/2"
Weight: Contest: 117-120lbs / Off season: 130-132lbs
Current Occupation: Personal Trainer ( specializing
in fitness/figure prep)
Favorite Hobby: Reading, but I am becoming more
interested in photography
Favorite Food: cheesecake
Favorite Music: I like all types. Anything with
Best Bodypart: Abs
Years Training: 8 yrs.