Katie Szep IFBB Fitness Pro
How did you get interested in
I have always been athletic, but had put on a few extra pounds in high school and college. I began weight training after college to get back in shape.
How was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
My first show was lonely! I was the only fitness competitor, which was probably a blessing since I was such a novice!
What do you like and dislike about competing?
The best part about participating in fitness is being able to compete in something again, after years of competitive gymnastics and cheearleading.
The worst part about competing is trying to do so naturally in an environment where drug use is so prevalent.
What are your future goals in this industry?
I would love to compete in the Olympia at least once.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
In 10 years, I see myself as a successful mom and wife who still has a passion for fitness (just not on stage!)
Please tell us something special about you that most people
Most people probably do not know that I am passionate about achieving my fitness goals through all'natural methods. For instance, I do not use artificial sweeteners, fat burners and, most importantly, drugs of any kind. It makes the journey a bit harder, but certainly safer and more rewarding in the end!
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my husband and my family for their constant support.
I also want to thank my clients and students who inspire me through their own hard work.
-NPC Physique 2001 1st place fitness short and overall
-NPC Physique 2002 1st place fitness short and overall
-NPC USA Nationals 2004 6th place fitness short
-NPC Junior USA 2005 1st place fitness short and overall
-NPC Team Universe 2005 2nd place fitness short (earned pro card)
-IFBB Charlotte Pro 2005 7th place fitness
Date of Birth: 4/11/75
Born/Grew up in: West Allenhurst, NJ
Current Residence: Highlands, NJ
Marital Status: Married to Matthew Szep
Weight: 125 out of season, 115 in season
Current Occupation: Certified Personal Trainer, Co-owner Core Fitness Inc.
Favorite Hobby: Reading, Beach
Favorite Food: French Fries, Pasta and Nachos
Favorite Music: Rock
Best Bodypart: Back
Years Training: 8