Kelly Burke Jennings NPC Bodybuilding
How did you get interested in
I have been an athlete all of my life and have followed bodybuilding/fitness
for years. I was always interested, but it wasn't until my last 2 years
of college that I started competing.
What was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
My first show was thrilling. I was so nervous, but once I got on stage
everything just flowed and felt so right. >From there I was hooked!
What do you like and dislike about competing?
Likes: the challenge of dieting and training
to get into competition shape. Dislikes: the subjectiveness of the sport.
What are your future goals in this industry?
I would love to turn pro! I love bodybuilding and want to do everything
I possibly can to promote the sport and have a positive influence on
the fans. For now, I want to work on optimizing my physique to the fullest
of my genetic potential!
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Raising children and still competing!! I would also like to be a role
model for younger women, letting them know that being physically strong
and muscular doesn't mean your not feminine!
Please tell us something special about you that most people wouldn't
In my spare time I am busy organizing the Race for Breath Lung Cancer
5K Run/Walk. www.raceforbreath.active.com . My mom passed away from
lung cancer in March of 2004. She and I were active in a number of cancer
walks and fundraisers--the Avon Breast Cancer 3Day Walk, the European
AIDS Ride, the Lance Armstrong Tour of Hope, and others. After Mom passed
away, it was important to me to continue this tradition, but now I was
focused on lung cancer because I had learned first hand what a devastating
disease it is. I looked online for events specifically for lung cancer
and found only one. Saddened by this result, and perhaps a little angry,
I decided I could make a difference! I would organize my own event that
would not only raise lung cancer awareness, but would honor my Mom!
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
A BIG thanks to my wonderful husband Sam. He is my biggest supporter
and I couldn't do all of this without him. Many thanks to my family
and friends whom have stuck by me throughout my journeys in life! A
Huge thanks to Big Al for his help with dieting and unconditional support.
-2003 VA/DC States3rd Middleweight
-2003 Lenda Murray Classic6th Middleweight
-2002 Jan Tana Classic4th Heavyweight
-2001 NGA Mt. Rogers2nd Heavyweight
Kelly Burke Jennings
Date of Birth: May 13, 1978
Born/Grew up in: Bethesda, Maryland
Current Residence: Virginia Beach, VA
Marital Status: Happily married to Sam
Weight: 160 offseason, 130 competition
Current Occupation: Physical Education Teacher
Favorite Hobby: Fitness, Cycling, Golf, Photography
Best Bodypart: Legs
Favorite Food: Hard to say because I love to
Years Training: 4
Website: Hope to have one in 2005!