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Melissa Jackson

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    I am 47 years old and have been happily married to my husband and very best friend going on 15 years. I work full time as a Human Resources Coordinator. Fitness has been a part of my life for many years. My brother was my biggest inspiration in my earlier years, as he introduced me to weight training because he trained and competed as a body builder.  I have always loved weight training, even when it wasn’t the “cool” thing to do as a female.  It wasn’t until I turned 41 and decided to compete in my first figure competition to try take my training to “another level”. To my amazement, after doing the first show, I was hooked and highly motivated to continue doing more shows. I have been going strong ever since.

    What are your greatest fitness accomplishments so far?

    My first figure competition was the Northern KY show and I placed 4th in the Masters Class. This stoked my internal drive to push and train harder going forward. My biggest accomplishment is that I have competed in 13 shows over the past 6 years and have placed at every one.

    2009 – 4th Masters Northern KY, 4th Masters NPC Cincinnati, 5th Masters KY Muscle
    2010 – 2nd Masters Northern KY, 2nd Masters and Open C Class Kentucky Muscle
    2011 – 4th Masters Northern KY, 2nd Masters and Open C Class NPC Indianapolis
    2012 – 3rd Masters Northern KY, 3rd Masters and 2nd Open C Class Indiana State, 3rd Masters 45+ KY Muscle
    2013 – 2nd Place Masters, 5th Place Open Figure  NPC Kentucky Muscle Classic
    2014 – 1st Masters 45+ Kentucky Derby
    2014 – Overall Masters Figure Champion and 1st Place Open Figure Class B NPC Natural Circle Championships
    2015 – 5th Open F Class Kentucky Derby

    I was also featured in Beverly’s No Nonsense issue of “Getting started in Master’s Figure”, volume 15, #4.

    I was also featured in Beverly’s No Nonsense issue of “Getting started in Master’s Figure”, volume 15, #4.

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    WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU SEEN & WHAT HAS HELPED YOU MAKE THE TRANSFORMATION?

    Since I began training for figure competitions in 2009, my body has completely changed. I have worked out for many years, but never had the results I have today and truly believe it’s because of the clean eating diet. It has now become a way of life for me.

    What do you enjoy most about fitness?

    I love everything about fitness! I am very self driven when it comes to my workouts and look forward to them every day. Sometimes I go to bed at night excited to wake back up so I can get started on my next training session. I think I may be a “fitness geek”.

    What are your fitness goals?

    I love competing, so I always want to continue to try and improve with each show. But one day, I will hang up my shoes. Beyond competitions, I want to continue to become a stronger and more confident me.

    What motivates you to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

    As I grow older, my motivations have changed slightly. I always want to be that person that people look at and are amazed at my age. Exercising and eating right are the most important factors to making that happen.

    What is the best part about working with Julie?

    Julie takes the “guess” work out things. She always keeps my training challenging and I love getting a new set of programs to see what is in store for me next.

    What is the worst part about working with Julie?

    Nothing!

    Favorite 'diet' food:

    Hands down, oatmeal with chocolate UMP with peanut butter or PB2. I think I could eat this at every meal if it were allowed!

    Any other comments or anything else you would like to share

    I have had the best experience working with Julie over the years. She is truly the most genuine person I have ever met and really cares about her clients. Her knowledge is incredible and I can’t imagine not having her guidance over the years.

    Hometown:

    Madison, Indiana

    I always want to be that person that people look at and are amazed at my age. Exercising and eating right are the most important factors to making that happen.

    FITBODY Inspiration

    Melissa Jackson 2015

    Melissa Jackson Stage 2015

    Melissa Jackson Masters Figure Champion

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    Melissa Jackson Masters Figure Champion

    Julie Lohre FITBODY Profile Melissa Jackson NPC NKY Figure Champion

    Working with Julie

    No matter what your personal goals are, whether its to get in shape, back in shape, lose weight or to compete, Julie is the one you need in your life. She has the tools and knowledge to help you reach your goals. I respect her completely and she is the best decision I ever made over 4 years ago!

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