Where and when were you born? Fort Wayne, IN, 1970
What is your profession? I’m a Personal Trainer
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training? I’ve been around nutrition and fitness for most of my life. My parents were distributors for a natural supplement company in the 80’s. I’ve been taking supplements and drinking protein shakes since I was 10 years old. I was in gymnastics and played softball when I was young. I’ve been in the gym since 1992. Because I was a petite 103 lbs, my goal was to reach an “athletic” 130 lbs. – I’ve arrived lol
Was it a goal for you to compete in bodybuilding competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body? To be honest, I never thought I could achieve the kind of results I have. It was something a trainer at my gym planted in my head one day last year and it never went away.
Can you give me your competition history? I’ve done one show. The Northern Kentucky just this year, March 24, 2007. I placed 3rd as a lightweight.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.) Out of all the different training schemes and programs I have done, I prefer DC training. I have achieved better results with DC than any other. We do a 3 day split on a 4 day rotation (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
There are so many exercises I like! …but my favorite? Probably dumbbell curls or side lateral raises. My least favorite? Hands down….SQUATS!
Which body part is your best in your opinion? My biceps
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
DB curl: 40’s
Height: 5' 3"
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'? Seeing the bodyfat drop and the lifts continue to increase while in competition prep is very rewarding for me. In the off season I like to think about how much progress I’m making for my next competition. I feel like I have a little more room to breathe…but not much lol
Please describe a typical day in the life of Tami Bellon.
I train clients and prepare meal plans for them, train with my husband, Shawn, typical house work and laundry, food prep and relax at the end of the day – usually watching a little tv.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.) My free time is always spent with my best friend and husband, Shawn. We like to watch movies at home or in the theatre, Borders is nice for coffee and to catch up on the news in the industry magazines. We go to BB competitions occasionally - and going out for a bite to eat on cheat day is ALWAYS a good thing!
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
It’s a “serious hobby” that allows me to be helpful to those who aren’t educated in fitness and/or nutrition.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
I am a newlywed - just married January 1, 2007 and my husband is also my Trainer AND I am a Grandmother. My Grand Daughter will be 1 year old 10-10-07
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
I have my mind set on the Arnold Amateur in 2008 coming in as a middleweight. I will also be competing in the Northern Kentucky again next year, but as a middleweight instead of lightweight this time around. I may be headed for the pro’s – we’ll take it a step at a time and see where training leads.
We would like to expand our online training business and possibly have our own fitness facility one of these days. We are looking into moving somewhere that would support that decision.
Tami does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!