Julie Lohre IFBB Fitness Pro
did you get interested in bodybuilding/working out?
I had a baby and wanted to get back in shape. I saw FAP on ESPN
and knew it was something I could do. After that I went to the Arnold
Classic and positively feel in love with the sport.
How was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
My first show will always be the most rewarding. I won the Overall
at the 2003 Northern Kentucky Figure in a class of over 40 women.
It was exactly five months to the day after I had my son and my
entire family was there cheering for me
What do you like and dislike about competing?
I love the amount of working out it takes to be in competitive shape.
It is also fun to get to do the girlie things like having your hair
and nails done, because it is really the only time I do those things.
I am more of a tomboy. The most rewarding part of competing is talking
with women that tell me I have inspired them to get in shape or
even begin competing. The part I dislike most is the tanning! Yuck!
Closely followed by the dieting.
What are your future goals in this industry?
I am so excited to begin a pro career. I love fitness and want to
do everything I possibly can to promote the sport and have a positive
influence on the fans. I strive to be the best I possibly can each
time I compete and hope my ever evolving physique and the routines
that I love to perform are received positively
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
I hope to be happy and healthy in a body that the sport of fitness
has helped me create. I plan to be my son's biggest fan in whatever
he chooses to do and to have partially paid my husband back for
all of the grief it takes to be a fitness husband. There my be perks,
but there sure are hardships too.
Please tell us something special about you that most people
I endured 18 hours of natural childbirth because I was too proud
to say I changed my mind, did a internship program in Washington
DC and am a reformed McDonald's junkie.
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
I would most like to thank my husband (trainer/financial supporter/therapist/all
around good guy) and my son who have put up with a tired, carb-deplete
mom & wife too many times, but still been there everytime I needed
them. I want to thank my family that has always believed in my and
from whom I like to say that I got my 'good jeans'. I also want
to thank the great people at Beverly International that got me started
on this path and have supported me along the road.
-2004 NPC National Fitness 2nd Place & Best Routine of show*
*Qualified for Pro status
-2004 NPC USAs 6th Place
-2004 NPC Pittsburgh Fitness Overall Fitness Winner
-2004 NPC Cincinnati Figure Overall Figure Winner
-2003 NPC Natural Northern USAs 1st Place
-2003 NPC Indianapolis Figure 1st Place
-2003 NPC Cincinnati Figure 2nd Place
-2003 NPC Northern Kentucky Overall Figure Winner
-2004 Winner of the Face of Fitsights model search
-2004 Semi-finalist in the WWE Diva Contest
Date of Birth: 9-12
Born/Grew up in: Born in Cincinnati, OH.
Current Residence: Northern Kentucky (not south
enough to have a southern accent, though : )
Marital Status: Happily married
Height: 5'43/4" (to be precise)
Current Occupation: Nurtitionalist and Marketing
Favorite Hobby: Weightlifting of course. I also
love gymnastics, hiking and politics.
Favorite Food: Sushi and chocolate chip cookies
Favorite Music: Would you believe that I listen
to talk radio. I do like M&M and Irish music.
Best Bodypart: That is easy...ABS!
Years Training: Seriously lifting, 2 years -
athletic training, since I was 3