Where and when were you born? Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 11/11/1961
What is your profession? Certified Personal Trainer and Owner of Tracy Beckham’s Unique Physiques.
What kind of activities/sports did you do before you started lifting weights? This is on website – BIO area.
How and when did you get involved into lifting weights? I started lifting weights in 1985 in an “all female” gym just to get into better shape. As like most women, I was bottom heavy and wanted to balance out my shape. Lifting weights did that for me with amazing results and quickly. I joined Gold’s gym in Canada early 1986; hired Mr. Canada to train me and won my first show that year.
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? I had the bodybuilding bug from the start, especially winning my first show.
What was your first competition and how did you place? 1986 Alberta Body Building Championships – 1st Middleweight
And which contest has been the biggest success for you yet? The 2004 Masters National Light Heavyweight Champion. I think each contest for me has been a stepping stone to a successful career.
Could you please add a history of all contests that you have entered so far?
2005 4th Masters National Light Heavyweight
2004 1st Masters National Light Heavyweight – over 35
2004 10th Junior Nationals – Light Heavyweight
2003 Overall, Masters Overall and Middleweight winner - Caveman Classics - National Qualifier
2002 1st Kentucky Bodybuilding Championships – Masters Overall
2002 2nd Kentucky Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight
1999 2nd Kentucky Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight
1996 2nd Battle of the Champions – Heavyweight
1996 Overall, and 1st Middleweight – Derby Classics Bodybuilding Championships
1987 4th IFBB Hawaiian International Championships (one of four on Canadian Team) - Heavyweight
1986 6th Western Canadian Championships – Middleweight
1986 1st Alberta Bodybuilding Championships – Middleweight
Please describe a typical day in the life of Tracy Beckham. I’m up at 6:30 am, as I personal train clients 6 days a week from 8 AM to 7:30 PM. I train between 4:30 and 7 PM depending on the day.
Please tell me something about your daily training routine. How often do you train in a week? I train 5 days a week in the off-season with maybe 3 days of light cardio a week.
What are the main differences when you train for a competition and in off-season? I train 6 days a week at contest time; more cardio at contest time – 5 days a week if needed.
Which bodypart is your best in your opinion? My Back and Delts
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? I love DB pullovers for Back; I don’t love doing biceps – such pain for a small muscle group!
Judging in Women’s Bodybuilding has always been criticised in one or the other way. Please tell me your honest thoughts about today’s judging in Women’s Bodybuilding. As an NPC body building, fitness/fiqure judge, I understand body building is about building muscle, etc. but females should not look like men and should try to maintain a feminine look from head to toe.
Please tell me about what else you are doing when you don’t work out (profession, hobbies, etc.) I enjoy movies, dinners out, dancing, travelling and spending time with friends.
What are your future plans for 2005/2006? I am competing in the 2005 NPC Masters National Body Building Championships July 23. I was the Light Heavyweight winner of this show last year and I am going back again, as the Overall winner can turn Pro!!
Tracy does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!