Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

PETITE JADE ALL POWER ON STAGE; Former Ice Hockey Rep Puts on Top Show in Body Fitness

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

PETITE JADE ALL POWER ON STAGE; Former Ice Hockey Rep Puts on Top Show in Body Fitness

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Byline: David Lems david.lems@qt.com.au

BODYBUILDING model Jade McKee admits being tempted by chocolate during breaks from competition training.

After impressing at six events in six weeks during her debut season, she deserved a festive treat.

However, the dedicated competitor will soon refocus on preparing for tougher championships next year.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs unbelievable. It was great,COCO she said of competing at state and national level for the first time.

C[pounds sterling]I started training probably a year ago after watching my husband (Adam) compete in a show.

C[pounds sterling]I saw the girls up on stage and thought, CyWow, I want to do thatCO.COCO

McKee, 28, is delighted how she fared at those major events in recent months.

She successfully represented Queensland in two competitive bodybuilding competitions.

The Raceview physiotherapist began her competitive career at the Australian Natural Bodybuilding (ANB) championships, where she finished fifth at the Gold Coast.

A week later, she contested the International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) competition. She won the fitness model class and overall fitness model class in Brisbane.

The fitness model placed fourth in her next natural bodybuilding event at the Gold Coast, before coming fifth overall at the INBA nationals in Melbourne.

At the Queensland titles on the Sunshine Coast, McKee came first in her fitness model division and won the best overall title from 59 other competitors.

Her final success was a second at the nationals in Sydney.

C[pounds sterling]It was pretty full-on,COCO she said of her hectic introduction to competition.

C[pounds sterling]I didnCOt expect to do so many, but it was definitely worth it.COCO

The 166cm-tall dynamo is already focused on her two major open competitions and a show in Melbourne and the Gold Coast, starting in March.

The Brisbane Classic is in May.

C[pounds sterling]Getting up on stage is an amazing feeling,COCO she said.

C[pounds sterling]You only notice the judges but you are up there in front of thousands of people showing off your hard work. …

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