Natalie Verges NPC Figure
How did you get interested in bodybuilding/working
As a child, I always tagged along with my Mom to Aerobics classes &
played around with the weights at the gym. In high school & college,
I ran Cross Country & mildly weight-trained. When I met my husband,
Cade at Red Lerille's Gym in Lafayette, LA, he was preparing for a Bodybuilding
competition. I was so impressed with his work ethic & physique that
I started seriously weight training as well.
What was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
I placed 2nd in my first show at the NPC Louisiana Figure Championships
in 2003, then won the NPC Greater Gulf States Figure Championships in
2003. I began competing at the National level in 2004.
What do you like and dislike about competing?
I love the challenge of competing & goal-setting opportunities!
What are your future goals in this industry?
This year, I'd like to place top 5 at a National NPC Figure show, turn
Pro in the IFBB, & continue modeling & competing in the Pro Figure ranks.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
I see myself competing on the Olympia & Arnold stages, writing an advice
column for a Women's Fitness Magazine, serving as an ambassador and
role-model for Fitness/Figure, & being a model wife & educator.
Please tell us something special about you that most people
I have an obsessive habit of trimming my split ends!
Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
I would like to thank the following individuals
for their support & confidence in me: my husband--Cade Verges, my
trainer--Troy Simon, my parents--George & Marilyn Stelly, my brother--Zack
Stelly, my in-laws--Creighton, Carla, Cary, Caylin, & Caly Verges,
my grandparents-in law--Ma Nita & Pa Rodney Fontenot, & my "dog-ter",
Maaje Marie Verges. Thanks to my sponsors from Baton Rouge, LA: Planet
Beach, Chris Purvis w/Peak Performance Physical Therapy, Bonnecaze Plumbing,
Jim's Firearms, Connie Frank w/PFIZER, Dr. Herman Soong, & Jeff
-July 2003--2nd--NPC Louisiana Figure Champs., Medim Class--Lafayette,
-July 2003--1st--NPC Greater Gulf States Figure Champs., Medium Class--New
-June 2004--NPC Jr. National Figure Champs., B-Class Competitor
-July 2004--Louisiana Fitness Model Search--Winner
-Aug 2004--NPC Team Universe Figure Champs., C-Class Competitor
-June 2005--Jr. Nationals Figure Champs,. 5th place Class C
-July 2005--USA's Figure Champs., 7th place Class D
Date of Birth: May 11, 1976
Born/Grew up in: Great Yarmouth, England/Sunset,
Current Residence: Baton Rouge, LA
Marital Status: Married
Weight: 125 lbs.
Current Occupation: 4th Grade Teacher, Fitness
Model, & Track Coach
Favorite Hobby: Quality time w/my husband, Cade
& dog, Maaje
Favorite Food: Diet--chicken, rice, & green beans;
Cheat--Pepperoni pizza & ice cream
Favorite Music: Retro
Best Bodypart: Back
Years Training: 4