Candice Keene

Candice Keene was never the type to set goals. That was until 2008 when she took on two very big ones at the same exact time — training and higher education.

Keene became interested in fitness and nutrition around 2005, by the time 2008 rolled around she was weight training consistently, paying attention to what she ate and had signed up for her first figure competition, a national qualifier. Keene didn’t have any expectations going into the event, but she left with first place in her class, as well as the overall title.

Nationals was two weeks later, so she told my trainer Jamie Ibone that she wanted to do it, all the while taking full time classes, juggling studying and training. At that event Keene earned her pro status; and discovered her passion. From that point on she became hooked on setting goals.

Keene continued her studies and training, taking even more title. According to her, managing the two at the same time has given her the structure and balance needed to become a winner.

Place of Birth: Dallas, TX

Age: 42

Competition Weight: 127

Off-Season: 140

Competition History

Year League Competition Place
2015 IFBB Mr Olympia 5th
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia 2nd
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 3rd
2014 IFBB Mr Olympia 2nd
2014 IFBB Australian Grand Prix 1st
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 1st
2013 IFBB Mr Olympia 3rd
2013 IFBB Australian Grand Prix 1st
2013 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 1st
2012 IFBB Sheru Classic 3rd
2012 IFBB Mr Olympia 3rd
2012 IFBB New York Pro 1st