• KATIE LEE

    Physique Pro
    Athlete & Fitness Model

2010

What: do I want to accomplish? decisions need to be made? does my future look like?

Being a competitor and athlete has always been part of my life. Whether it was basketball, swimming, gymnastics, soccer or street hockey with my brothers. I always wanted to be active and always played to win. After completing college in 2010 with a degree in psychology, I turned to the weight room to get myself back into an active lifestyle. I became hooked within weeks. I loved the heavy weight, the challenge, and most of all the way it improved myself physically and mentally. Almost a year into lifting on my own, I had the pleasure of meeting and training with a pro bodybuilder and my current coach Kina Elyassi, who gave the confidence and encouragement I needed to decide to compete in Women’s Physique.

2013

Why: do I compete? do I have so much passion? am I motivated?

First show was March of 2013 where I took 1st in my class and qualified for Nationals. I competed in my first national show in New York July of 2013 where I took 6th. Took my first official off season the rest of 2013, then began my prep for the Arnold Classic Amatuer in March of 2014, where I took 4th place out of 52 competitors. This was the biggest show for me and to place in the top 5 among the best international athletes was an amazing experience and proved to me that I have what it takes to compete with the best of the best. Moved onto nationals again in July of 2014 in New York where I took 5th place. Rest of 2014 was spent in my second full off season.

2015

How: have I developed? do I stay focused? do I keep pushing myself?

In 2015 I did my first junior national show in Charleston, SC in which placing didn’t go as well landed in 13th place. Not accepting defeat I competed in a National show a month later in New York and took 5th again. The rest of 2015 was spent working harder than ever to build, grow, and develop my physique to the best of my ability. Thanks to coach Kina we made some MAJOR improvements and 2016 was my year, completing 3 shows – junior USAs in Charleston SC landed 2nd place (missing my pro card by 1 spot), 4 weeks later went to Chicago and took 1st earnings my pro card and becoming an IFBB Pro! Finally finished my successful season with my pro debut back in Chicago for the wings of strength – landing 6th out of 19 pros! Extremely thankful for an amazing on season. 2017 will be even better!

2017

Do: I recognize my growth? I live in the present? I build from my weaknesses?

In the midst of all this competing for the last 4 years, I am a full time personal trainer who dedicates her life to improving others through fitness and living healthy, active lifestyles. I hold a personal training, corrective exercise specialist, and nutrition certification through NASM. It is my hope to continue this journey in the IFBB and to motivate and encourage others to live healthy lifestyles. I want to bring back the golden era of female bodybuilding that encompassed feminine, elegant, graceful, and beautiful muscle. Showing women (and men) across the globe that being strong and muscular is beautiful, as long as you carry yourself with class and always make it a point to inspire others every chance you get. KleeMade is here to provide you with the education, resources, and motivation you need to reach all your goals. “Your body is my business.”