Where and when were you born? Jacksonville, Tx 10/01/73
What is your profession? Personal Trainer - Nurse, yet not currently practicing
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training? I have always been athletic. In high school I was in Track and Field, Basketball and Cheerleading. Between seasons, I always managed to work my way into the weight room. Never really knew what I was doing, but liked weights because I would get great muscle development quickly. At some point I realized that this was not the norm, that it is a unique quality not everyone else posessed. I joked when people would comment on my arms or legs that I wanted to be a bodybuilder some day. I guess that idea came about when I was 15 or 16.
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? It wasn’t until my mid 20’s that I really started focusing more on body symmetry. I had pretty narrow shoulders in comparison to my hips. I realized that I had some great qualities, but it never was enough to satisfy me. I wanted symmetry, everything proportionate. I had always been a group fitness instructor for fun and extra money, but I was ready to dedicate my career to the fitness industry. Once I got my certifications and started working in the gym environment as a Personal Fitness Trainer, my desire for that perfection grew stronger. I decided that since competing had always been in the back of my mind, now would be the perfect time to do it.
Can you give me your competition history? Not much in that arena! I started out in Figure, as it seemed to be a good place to start. I placed 3rd in tall class at Cornerstone Classic in Sept 04. Then I entered another local show and realized that I was really more built like a body builder and not a figure competitor. Six weeks later I won novice middle weight at the John Sherman Classic Nov 04. I took some time off, then competed again in June of 05.
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you? My first bodybuilding show of course! It was such a great experience, so rewarding. I was definitely at my best for that one.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.) Currently my training routine is to scale down. I am training 2-3 body parts 3 x wk with high reps and moderate weight. During building phase, I will bump that to 1 body part and lift heavy 5 x wk. Cardio varies according to my body fat percentage. I do at least an hour 5 days a week.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? I love working back, so anything to do with the lats! Fav would probably be an overhead wide grip cable for lat pulls. I don’t like heavy squats so much. My legs are large and I have this “thing” in the back of my mind…. I don’t want to do this, I don’t want them any bigger!! I have some large powerful legs man.
Which body part is your best in your opinion? My back , probably traps first, then lats. Most people would say my arms. I am usually vascular, so it makes them really stand out.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? I have absolutely no idea! The only thing I have ever measured is my quads and at one point, 23 inches!
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'? I enjoy the feeling of control and determination I have in preparation for a show or upcoming occasion. I like to work off of a schedule, so doing cardio at a certain time, eating at certain times, training at certain times…. That is a comforting thing for me. What I enjoy about off-season is the ability to eat a treat occasionally and not feel a sense of sudden panic or doom! And if you don’t slip up, then whatever you are craving takes over! I cant think about anything else! Wow that is hard! I don’t indulge daily, but I like to enjoy it when I do!
Please describe a typical day in the life of Kim Treiber. Pretty boring, but here you go! Gym at 530am for cardio, followed by weight training on tue, thur, sat. Then shower and start training my clients! Break to eat, break to run errands, break to return calls and texts. When I finish up around 7 or 8pm (6 if I am very lucky!) I go all the way home (about 2 miles! ) and cook for the next day. I then get online and check and return emails. Then nightly rituals, and girls all know how long that takes! I go out with friends occasionally, an occasional date, and that is about it!
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.) I am on a hip-hop dance team called “Synchronicity” that consists of very fit, mostly competitive women. We work hard but have a lot of fun doing it. We do intermission entertainment for NPC shows. I also love to play basketball, and I play with my 14 year old son as often as I can. Most of all, I love getting hair, nails and make-up done! It feels so good to get pretty! I love to kick back and watch movies, and love the Dallas Mavericks!
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle? I have a total adoration of the dedication and commitment it takes to stay in great shape. I also love love love the look of muscle!
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear. People see me and automatically think I am rugged, tough, and even mean. That is so the contrary! I admit, I am very focused, independent and self sufficient. On the other hand, I am very feminine and friendly. Once people get to know me, they usually comment on how surprised they are that I am really so sweet!
What are your competition goals or personal future goals? I plan on keeping myself within the industry and staying fit. I don’t have any competitions that I plan on doing at this time. I want to focus more on career. I will compete again some day, just not sure when. When the urge strikes, I will know that it is time!
Kim does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!