Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Bobbie Jo Kolb

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  • Name: Bobbie Jo Kolb
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  • Age: 26
  • Where: Pismo Beach, California
  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Weight: 119 Lbs., Contest: 112 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :0
  • Favorite Bodypart: None
  • Favorite Exercise: None
  • Favorite Supplements: None

How Did You Get Started?

I was born in Bakersfield Cal July 1st 1981. I lived there until I was twelve and then moved to my current residence Pismo Beach Cal. I had already been involved in several sports by that time. In Bakersfield they start cheerleading and track in grade school. I did both and I did very well in Track and field. At the age of 11 I went to State championships for the 100 yard and 200 yard dash.

While in High school I stayed just as involved in school sports as I had been. I was involved in the following sports: cheerleading, track, soccer, softball and dance.

I worked out, off and on at the gym during that time, although I was very busy in my studies and sports. After graduating High school early; at 16 years old (Not by GED mind you, just hard work and extra classes) - Not to undermine getting your GED!

I then started going to Cuesta College, The local 2-year college here on the central coast. There I Completed my General Education. After that I was in kind of at a stand still, I was unsure about where I wanted to go so I decided to go to Santa Barbara B.C. and finish off my schooling by completing my certification in medical front and back office. I graduated with a 3.8 gpa and started right away at our local hospital in the E.R. admittance.

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While working there I met my now husband of 5 years Saul Kolb. (He was my neighbor... ) While dating he enlisted in the Marines and shipped off to Boot camp and MCT Training for 1 year.

I worked different jobs to pay the bills while my fiancé (at the time) served his time in the marines. When he returned home from his training we were married, July 21,2001. During the next 4 years I decided I wanted to do something other that work around sick people. Which by the way I admire others for doing!! H*ll of a job!

I started working at a real estate office and it was a learning experience... then I noticed the agents were turning over all the hard work to me and quite truthfully I was better at it than some of them. So I studied diligently and took my real estate examine. I passed and went out on my own with a different broker. I did very well... in-fact I still work in real estate just with a lighter agenda.

My husband and I started to go to the gym and get back in the routine of a healthier more active lifestyle. After about 2 months we attended a bodybuilding competition with a friend who had gotten into the scene. I was excited to go but didn't expect to be in love with it! WOW I was amazed at what I saw, the competitors looked awesome. They also had a Figure category. I was sold!

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When we were leaving I was secretly thinking I've got to do this, I have to start training right away, I even started a new diet that day! HAHA looking back that seems pretty funny to me. Then about 2 months into training, OOPS... bump in the road, or should I say bump in the belly! I was pregnant with our first child.

I continued to workout very lightly during my pregnancy just because I was unsure about how hard I could actually push my body with a baby in oven. With what I know now I could have worked out harder!!! Pennies in the pond now, although I did stay healthy, I gained a total of exactly 20lbs on delivery day. Everyone kept telling me during my pregnancy how small I was even though I felt like the size of Texas, so I was pleased to announce to everyone my beautiful daughter Riley was born on Feb 24, 2005 and weighed in at 7.5 perfectly healthy and ready to roll.

I swear to you I was so amped to work out!! My doctor said calm down and take a minute, you can work out later. All I could think about was getting back in the gym, while I was pregnant I bought fitness and muscle mags, and thought for sure the door of opportunity would close and it would be to late form me to reach my dreams.

Well I was wrong; the opportunities are always there you just need to have faith and determination. So I decided to go for it, I started training and became my own nutritionist studding everything I could re: fitness. Remember I also had a medical background, which helped. Who had been religiously working out for a -while also decided to do the contest with me and we trained together. I joined the INBA/ ABA for my first contest and actually competed for the first time in October 2005. I trained as hard as my schedule would allow. I was still breast-feeding and the hole nine... a little difficult to eat appropriately.

Competition History:

    INBA/ABA 2005 "World Championships"
    1st place Fitness Model
    3rd place Figure

    INBA/ABA 2005 "Mr Universe"
    2nd place Fitness model - Model of the Month



What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

If something feels comfortable I bump it up even though It would be nice to do 10 little reps and be done, oh no the next level is where I want to be, for sure and you have to work hard every day to be successful at anything!

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I had a wonderful experience in both competitions and it was all that I thought it would be. Now that I have more availability to train and my daughter can walk it is easier to incorporate into my workouts.

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I love fitness and I look forward to being in a position where I can support other women in becoming the person they want to be. I believe it's important we help each other out! To me it comes with the job.

Even though I grew up playing sports and was involved in lots of activities I lacked a good foundation of self-confidence (for some reason). I am now more confident with myself, as a mother, wife and woman due to what this sport has done for me. It has taught me to set goals for myself and work to reach them. It feels great do that. I do it everyday in the gym.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I trained hard to compete in the NPC shows in October and November of 2006. I anticipate that in 2007 I will have my physique where it needs to be to compete in a pro qualifier!

Look for me competing with the NPC in 2007. I also have my web site up and running:

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Setting goals and crossing the finish line is not always easy and it shouldn't be. That's the point.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?