Natalie Verges NPC Figure

How did you get interested in bodybuilding/working out?

As a child, I always tagged along with my Mom to Aerobics classes & played around with the weights at the gym. In high school & college, I ran Cross Country & mildly weight-trained. When I met my husband, Cade at Red Lerille's Gym in Lafayette, LA, he was preparing for a Bodybuilding competition. I was so impressed with his work ethic & physique that I started seriously weight training as well.

What was your first show like, any interesting experiences?

I placed 2nd in my first show at the NPC Louisiana Figure Championships in 2003, then won the NPC Greater Gulf States Figure Championships in 2003. I began competing at the National level in 2004.

What do you like and dislike about competing?

I love the challenge of competing & goal-setting opportunities!

What are your future goals in this industry?

This year, I'd like to place top 5 at a National NPC Figure show, turn Pro in the IFBB, & continue modeling & competing in the Pro Figure ranks.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

I see myself competing on the Olympia & Arnold stages, writing an advice column for a Women's Fitness Magazine, serving as an ambassador and role-model for Fitness/Figure, & being a model wife & educator.

Please tell us something special about you that most people wouldn't know?

I have an obsessive habit of trimming my split ends!

Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?

I would like to thank the following individuals for their support & confidence in me: my husband--Cade Verges, my trainer--Troy Simon, my parents--George & Marilyn Stelly, my brother--Zack Stelly, my in-laws--Creighton, Carla, Cary, Caylin, & Caly Verges, my grandparents-in law--Ma Nita & Pa Rodney Fontenot, & my "dog-ter", Maaje Marie Verges. Thanks to my sponsors from Baton Rouge, LA: Planet Beach, Chris Purvis w/Peak Performance Physical Therapy, Bonnecaze Plumbing, Jim's Firearms, Connie Frank w/PFIZER, Dr. Herman Soong, & Jeff Simoneaux w/NutriSport.

Competition History:
-July 2003--2nd--NPC Louisiana Figure Champs., Medim Class--Lafayette, LA
-July 2003--1st--NPC Greater Gulf States Figure Champs., Medium Class--New Orleans, LA
-June 2004--NPC Jr. National Figure Champs., B-Class Competitor
-July 2004--Louisiana Fitness Model Search--Winner
-Aug 2004--NPC Team Universe Figure Champs., C-Class Competitor
-June 2005--Jr. Nationals Figure Champs,. 5th place Class C
-July 2005--USA's Figure Champs., 7th place Class D

Natalie Verges

Date of Birth: May 11, 1976
Born/Grew up in: Great Yarmouth, England/Sunset, LA
Current Residence: Baton Rouge, LA
Marital Status: Married
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Current Occupation: 4th Grade Teacher, Fitness Model, & Track Coach
Favorite Hobby: Quality time w/my husband, Cade & dog, Maaje
Favorite Food: Diet--chicken, rice, & green beans; Cheat--Pepperoni pizza & ice cream
Favorite Music: Retro
Best Bodypart: Back
Years Training: 4



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