Jill Smith NPC Figure
How did you get interested in
I grew up in a very small town with nothing to do, so I started running
and riding my bike all the time. Then I moved to college and joined
a gym and was hooked. I've learned so much in the last 9 years about
training and dieting. I am very amazed by the whole process.
What was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
Yeah, a few. Simply amazed by the science of this sport. I had no idea
my body held soo much water until the day after the show. Can we say
What do you like and dislike about competing?
I liked the whole experience except three
weeks before the show when you feel absolutely retarted because you
are on no carbs. My brain can't funtion under normal circumstances much
less under those. :) I travel for work, so needless to say, packing
a weeks worth of chicken, sweet potatoes, and brocolli wasn't fun, nor
was finding a gym/cardio equipment in the small towns I travel to.
What are your future goals in this industry?
I am currently working on an ACE certification
to become a trainer as secondary income. I want to learn all I can about
fitness and how the body responds to different training techniques.
2005 I will be attending Junior Nationals again to receive my pro card.:)
That's the goal isnt it??
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Hopefully I will be married with a few kids and be able to train a few
clients and stay home with my children.
Please tell us something special about you that most people
Most people wouldn't look at me and guess that I have a Piano Performance
degree. I have studied music since I was seven years old and went to
college on a scholarship. Just a little Jill History.
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
Three years ago I wanted sooo badly to do a show but didn't even know
where to start. My friend, Stephanie Knowles, decided to compete in
her first figure show 8 weeks out. I just remember how she looked about
4 weeks out and thought I could never do that, so I kept running and
ended up running a marathon instead because I knew I could probably
accompolish that. A year later I met the wonderful Howie Huddleston,
Owner of Body Tech in Moore, Ok. He saw potential in me and talked me
into doing my first show. He trained and composed a diet for me. He
told me the first time I cheated, he was done. That's basically all
he had to say. I never did. I placed 2nd in that show. A year later
I decided to do two more shows, the changes were dramatic and I'm still
amazed. Stephanie and I trained together for Junior Nationals in June
2004 with her husband as our trainer, Justin Knowles. He did a wonderful
job with us. I won short class in the Oklahoma and placed 15th at Juniors
in my height class. Stephanie placed 3rd at Juniors. I had amazing support
from my gym and wonderful trainers the past two years. I'd like to thank
Howie for allowing me to train at his gym and look at me from week to
week. I was always questioning him, but somehow, he was ALWAYS right
on the money. I guess that's why he had such a successful 2004. A few
procards came from our gym this year. Also, special thanks to my darling
friend, Stephanie and her husband, Justin for all the support. Without
her right by my side the whole way, I could've never accompolished what
I have. She is an amazing person. Thanks for all the help.
-Red River 2003 Norman, OK 2nd Place Short Class
-Oklahoma Bodybuilding Show 2004 Tulsa, OK 1st Place Short Class
-Junior Nationals 2004 15th Place Class B
-Red River 2005 Norman, OK Figure Overall
Date of Birth: October 3, 1976
Born/Grew up in: Drumright, Oklahoma
Current Residence: Oklahoma City, OK
Marital Status: Dating
Weight: hmm..... 120 Contest 135 Off Season
Current Occupation: Pharmacy Software Installer
Favorite Hobby: Playing the Piano and Being at
Favorite Food: All of them
Favorite Music: Elton John and U2
Best Bodypart: Legs
Years Training: 8 years, 4 years seriously