Pam Shealy NPC Bodybuilding
How did you get interested in
After college, I joined a gym in efforts to stay active and manage bodyweight.
I fell in love with weight training. I discovered the world of bodybuilding
when I attended a BB show with a friend. Instantly intrigued, I read
everything I could find related to the sport. Later I was encouraged
by gym members to compete.
What was your first show like? Any interesting experiences?
My goal was to enter an entry level show. However, the gyms owner, a
former competitive FBB, encouraged me to enter the state showso, I did.
At the time, I had no understanding of the levels of competition or
really what I was doing. However, I won 1st in my class. My self-confidence
was much improved after this show, especially since I achieved a goal
through hard work, and not to mention, stepped on stage (Im rather shy)
in a bikini.
What do you like and dislike about competing?
Bodybuilding is more a competition with self. It represents a personal
journey of strengthening oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Preparing for competition and achieving my personal best on contest
day is very empowering. I am very goal-oriented and I crave structure.
I enjoy the satisfaction of achieving a goal through discipline, commitment,
and passion for the sport. Dislike cardio. So much cardio.
What are your future goals in this industry?
I want to achieve professional status and compete at this level. I want
to see Body Tech continue to grow and represent the best of fitness
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Hopefully, I will still be competing. Most definitely, Ill be in the
gym, lifting weights. And, workingI feel blessed to be able to make
a living doing the very thing I love. In short, everything Im doing
now, but better.
Please tell us something special about you that most people
I have 2 graduate degrees: Med in Rehabilitation Counseling and MS in
Exercise Physiology. I am an elected member of the SC Governors Council
on Physical Fitness. And, I have 2 beautiful, highly intelligent, and
very muscular (of course) English bulldogs.
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
My husband David, who as my best friend and #1 fan, has provided me
with unconditional support, patience, and love. My coach and contest
consultant, Ken Taylor, who has helped me reach new levels of training
and conditioning. My parents. And, finally those friends and clients
that have provided support and encouragement.
-1993 SC State BB Championships 1st LW
-1993 MidCarolina 1st LW and Overall
-1994 Dixie 2nd LW
-1996 Jr. Nationals 5th LW
-1999 Mountaineer 1st LW
-2000 Mountaineer 1st LW
-2001 Jr. USA 5th LW
-2002 Jr. USA 2nd MW
-2002 Jr. Nationals 7th LW
-2003 Jr. USA 3rd MW
-2003 SC State BBC 1st MW and Overall
-2003 USA 4th LW
-2004 USA 2nd LW
Date of Birth: February 14,
Born, raised, and reside in: SC
Marital Status: married to David
Weight: Offseason 135-140
Current Occupation: co-owner of Body Tech: Health,
Fitness & Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer,
and Nutritional Consultant
Favorite Hobby: Bodybuilding
Favorite Food: egg white and rye bread sandwich,
Years Training: 14