Kelly Teubert with the women’s overall fitness trophy won at Canadian body building championship July 18 in Halifax.

Local bodybuilder rising through the ranks

Red Deer bodybuilder Kelly Teubert is all about quality over quantity. Competing in just her third-ever major event July 18 at Halifax, the 22-year-old captured the women’s overall fitness title in the International Federation of Bodybuilding Canadian championships, in the process earning her pro card and opening the door to even larger and more prestigious competitions.

Red Deer bodybuilder Kelly Teubert is all about quality over quantity.

Competing in just her third-ever major event July 18 at Halifax, the 22-year-old captured the women’s overall fitness title in the International Federation of Bodybuilding Canadian championships, in the process earning her pro card and opening the door to even larger and more prestigious competitions.

“I can compete for bigger prizes now and do all the pro shows throughout the year,” Teubert said.

“I don’t have to wait one complete year to do one show. I can compete in the Arnold Sports Festival and do shows that qualify for the Olympia.”

Teubert has risen through the ranks in short order.

She won the Alberta fitness crown in 2013 and last year finished second at the nationals.

Her success, of course, hasn’t come without personal sacrifices including extensive gym time and a regimented diet.

“I train every day at the gym and I have barely any sugar in my diet,” she said. “My only carbs are from oatmeal and potatoes. I have to do a meal prep every day.”

The Red Deer athlete is also involved in gymnastics and cheerleading, working as a coach with the Artisique Gymnastics Club at Lacombe and as a cheerleading mentor with the Red Deer Exelta cheer team and the Edmonton Perfect Storm Athletics Club, a position that requires her to drive to the provincial capital twice a week.

“I’ve been involved with gymnastics for 13 years,” she said. “I don’t get a rest day expect for maybe cheerleading practice.”

Teubert, whose trainer is Nicole Bell and is sponsored by Armor Inc. of Red Deer, is already looking ahead to her next competition.

“I’m thinking of probably doing the Toronto pro show next June,” she said.

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